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How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi guys! 

 

We would like to know how people are using the Solid Edge Portal today. 

 

If you use it, please a take moment to share what you have done in the comments below (or you can PM me if you'd rather remain private) 

 

If you haven't tried it yet, what would you like to use the Portal for? 

 

Thank you!

 

Amy 

 

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Legend
Legend

Hello Amy,

 

let me try to explain how we think to us Solid Edge Portal.

 

It can be great for 3D layouts to have a first overview how we think a plant (equipment) can be looking for our customers.

In addition, it can be great for our construction side to have an overview.

For collaboration in not to deep detailing it can be great too in the moment.

I see not in the moment the possibility to have an exact measurement.

The measurement of the software tool it is here used was also not exact.

 

One thing we are missing here if the portal is from Siemens how we can get the guaranty that our files will not use in a way we do not want.

 

Here two example how we hope in minimum the visualisation is working. In this HTML file are all functions we think they are useful. Only textures cannot shown. This is for a Layout for Customers better.

 

Best Regards

Wolfgang

001_Sky_drm.JPG002_Hoops.JPG003_solid_edge_portal.JPG

 

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I'm revealing my ignorance here by asking you to explain what SE Portal is. Many say that there are no stupid questions but this sure seems like one.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

The Portal is a web application that allows you to upload files and share them with other users.

It currently supports online markups. (Measurements are on the roadmap)

 

At this time there are two access/share modes for collaborators: View Only and View+Download.

 

In View Only mode only the display data is available to the collaborator.

 

It is currently in beta and can found at:

 

https://solidedgeportal.sws.siemens.com/home/

 

Login using the same account (Webkey) you use to access this forum.

 

Also, it's free for up to 5GB of storage.

 

Give it a try.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Art

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Amy, thank you for asking for feedback. I have tried the portal and would like to use it for the following:

 

  • Access Solid Edge Files from computers or other devices such as iPads where Solid Edge is not installed. This is possible now, but drawings do not render well (particularly text) and PDF files are not viewable.
  • Measure Solid Edge parts, assemblies, and drawings. This is not possible now.
  • Send invites to other individuals so that they can comment on my files. This is possible now but I have not fully tested it yet due to the missing capabilities mentioned above.

What I have seen so far with the portal is very good and I realize it is still in beta. I really like the design, find it very user friendly, and the performance it good. However, without the ability to measure files (most important), properly display Solid Edge drawings (very important), or display PDF files (somewhat important), I can’t fully use the portal for my needs yet.

David McMahon
Solid Edge ST10, MP5
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter

I heard of someone using Portal for training purposes; they uploaded a 3D model of their plant, and show this to new staff on a tablet - how to get around, where everything is, etc. This replaces printed 2D drawing/map. Suppose it means too that staff can view on their smartphones as they're walking around.


Any other peeps using it for less obvious things like this?

@OliverDuncan

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Amy
Simple solutions are the best. We test in a small team and on different devices.

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Legend
Legend

HI @AmyReyes,

 

Would you tell me please what types of files SE Portal accept?

 

I uploaded IGES and STEP files, but there was an error to open it.

Files were uploaded fully, but cannot open.

 

Regards,

Arek


Production: SE ST10 MP6
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Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @arekkul

 

The portal accepts the following file types: 

Type

Definition

Native Solid Edge models

Part (*.par)

Sheet metal (*.psm)

Assembly (*.asm) (*.zip) (*.7z) (*.rar)

Note

 

To create a zipped assembly in Solid Edge, use the Application menu→Share tab→Pack and Go command.

 

Neutral format for collaboration

JT Open CAD file format (*.jt), containing mesh bodies, wireframe data, and solid data for parts, sheet metal, and assemblies.

HOOPS Stream File (*.hsf)

IGES (*.igs/.iges)

ACIS (*.sat)

STEP (*.stp/.step)

Parasolid (*.x_t)

Other CAD files

CATIA V4 (*.model)

CATIA V5 and V6 (*.CATPart, *.3dxml, *.cgr)

Inventor (*.ipt)

NX (*.prt)

Pro/E (*.prt.1)

Rhino 3D (*.3dm)

SolidWorks (*.sldprt)

Virtual Reality Modeling Language (*.wrl)

2D formats

Solid Edge draft (*.dft)

AutoCAD drawings (*.dwg)

Additive manufacturing

STL files (.stl) containing data used in 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing to produce prototypes of 3D CAD models. STL files only describe the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object. They are unit-less and have no representation of color, texture, or other common model attributes.

Images

Add presentation-quality images of individual parts and entire assemblies 
(*.bmp, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png, *.gif, *.ico, *.svg, *.tif).

Related project documents

Any project documentation related to your project, such as Word documents, text files, spreadsheets, and presentations.

 

You can find more info about the portal here: Solid Edge Portal - Getting Started

 

Also, I'm working with the extended team to help you with the error of IGES and STEP files not opening. Stay tuned! Smiley Happy

 

-Amy

Re: How do you use (or want to use) Solid Edge Portal?

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi @arekkul,

 

Both IGES and STEP file are supported.  Can you share the project with me (keith.cain@siemens.com)?  I'd like to take a closer look at the files to figure out why they are failing for you.

 

Did you generate these files?

 

Thanks,

Keith

 

Project Test Eng Adv

Mainstream Eng

Siemens Industry Sector

Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

* Opinions expressed are my own.