Modeling on imported part

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

I'm coming from using SolidWorks. Is there a way in SolidEdge ST8 to edit an imported body like in SolidWorks. For instance, in the most basic explanation, if I have a .step file that I import into SolidEdge and all I need to be done is a hole cut through the part but I want this done in SolidEdge. How would this be done? So far the only way I've found to import a part in is in an assembly which limits editing/modeling capabilities.

 

Thanks

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Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

hi @testes

 

this simply should be solved choosing a part template for opening the step file rather than an assembly

 

If You take a .par instead a .asm while importing (You will be asked during the procedure) You shoulb be able to fully continue the modeling of the imported body

 

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And I think You can work better on imported models and You can modify more at the geometry due to sync

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Yes, SE is far superior to SW when it comes to modifying imported geometry.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Modeling on imported part

Creator
Creator

Basically it is very easily done, start the circle command....select a surface or create a plane draw the circle and pull it through (-) option...pretty simple not having seen the part

Betreff: Modeling on imported part

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @bshand

 

without knowing SWX but knowing what I can do with my SE I think this - working on imported model - belongs to the most effective functionality of SE and of Sync

 

This now is back several years - we had ST2, what also means that our capabilities were far beyond those we have today - but even at thse time I had to work on an imported model (via step) which they were even not able to modify within their native system.

 

Changing several radii in a cast model was a matter of view seconds (or 1 minute) rather than the impossibility of them in the original CAD

 

This really I always remember as a glorious moment in sync.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Modeling on imported part

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

This is when you want to be in Synchronous mode. Within the part environment, left section on the tools tab.