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Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Hi,

 

Solid Edge ST8 is able to recognize Holes and Chamfers.
Is there other option to recognize Features like Fillets, Shafts, Extrusions etc. ?

 

Best regards

Emre

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Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Hi,

 

I suggest using Synchronous Technology so you don't need any "special" feature recognition, only place a dimension and modify it, push&pull, place a live section and edit it...

 

Of course this depends on your model...

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Not any more.

 

Feature Recognition was a tool, and like any other feature recognition tool from any other software, it never really worked as well as any user would like.

 

Once Synchronous Technology really found its footing, and the ability of Live Rules to recognize faces and features better than any tool ever has, the Feature Recognizer was discontinued.  I don't remember the version this happened on.

 

While the prior post may seem facecious, imported geometry really should be modified in the Synchronous environment and you don't need to worry about features in the classic (ordered) sense.


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--Scott Wertel, P.E.

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Thank you. But I have to check the Feature Recognition functions of several CAD-Applications

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

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For less complex parts Feature Recognition works good!
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Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

@Emre Per @swertel post, automated feature recognition was removed in favor of the Synchronous environments more robust tools that allow editing the model as if it was modeled in SE natively.  For those things like holes, patterns, chamfers, and rounds that have some intelligence beyond the basic geometry, holes and patterns can be interactively recognized and chamfers and rounds are automatically recognized.  All other features just work as if they were natively created in Synch.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Seems strange that you have to check the functionality of a feature you don't need.

 

Solid Edge will not compare well to other CAD packages that have an "official" feature recognition tool, if that is your metric.  But, it shouldn't be a negative against Solid Edge.  Solid Edge has ascended past the need for such a tool.


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--Scott Wertel, P.E.

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

E.g in Catia you need them.

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

Scott-
You have brought up an interesting point. Companies are still trying to use the legacy check-list of history-based feature/function to evaluate software.
It's educating your customers or potential customers that history-based isn't the only solution for design. These days that is imperative that they understand how the old process have failed and how the new systems help enable shorter times-to-market

Re: Feature Recognition with Solid Edge ST8?

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Hi,

 

Solid Edge ST3 was the first version what didn't provide "Feature recognition" what was a 3rd party solution. FR is important if you use history based modeling, but unnecesary if you use Synchronous Tech. Solid Edge is unique on this area baceuse ST helps to handle imported "dumb" bodies.

 

Here is a video about special FR in assembly (I've presented this at SEU2015):

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/