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.
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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
And I think You can work better on imported models and You can modify more at the geometry due to sync
Yes, SE is far superior to SW when it comes to modifying imported geometry.
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
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.