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New user seeks advice

Hi all,

I'm new to SE and have been using Inventor for several years. Basically I'm not sure which license to buy, the foundation or classic. I don't need Keyshot so the foundation seems to be good for me. 

Does the classic license contain more structural section profiles than the foundation. I use the structural frame generator a lot and require all sections available in this country (UK), for example Inventor has BS EN 10305-5, does SE have these in the library.

Looking forward to participating in this community....

 

Cheers

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Miles
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Re: New user seeks advice

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Hi,

 

I would suggest to read this (attached).

 

or go there : https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/store/en-us/solid-edge/index.html

 


Production: SE ST9 MP8

Re: New user seeks advice

Hi,

 

answering to : Does the classic license contain more structural section profiles than the foundation?

 

I think no. You should get an access to Standard Part Library which is the same in every license.

 

regards,

 

Arek


Production: SE ST9 MP8

Re: New user seeks advice

Thanks Arek, that's what I assumed but just wanted to check.

Regards

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Miles

Re: New user seeks advice

Hi @MilesAlex

Hi @arekkul

 

 

 

I think I have to disagree to @arekkul

 

With Foundation You will have the functionallity of Standard Parts but You only will recieve a couple of example parts. You will be able to add Your own parts to the database.

 

 

With Classic You also get the full Machinery Library to use where - don't nail me on that - 100.000s of standard parts available from all standards (main standard) worldwide.

I think You will have the needed parts there.

 

So this is a big difference between Foundation and Classic



regards
Wolfgang

Re: New user seeks advice

Thanks Wolfgang, I am struggling to find out what is available in standard parts library for Foundation & Classic. Even my reseller is not sure.

 

Cheers

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Miles

Re: New user seeks advice

If it is just a matter of profiles to use with the Frame environment I would say that add a profile to the examples provided it is simple as drawing it in a sketch.

 

I would not bother to go to the Classic license if it is just for that purpose.

Re: New user seeks advice

Hi @MilesAlex

 

 

here is a linkt to the Standrad Parts PDF on Siemens site:

 

https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/de_at/products/solid-edge/overview/add_on_apps/standard_parts... Edge Standard Parts%26description=Reducing design costs through standardization%26docType=pdf

 

Try a search for the parts content in Standard Parts Machinery Library

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: New user seeks advice

Okay thanks guys, if it really is that easy to create new profiles then I think the foundation will do me. I just didnt want to pay an extra £700 for Keyshot etc when I already have other rendering engines.

 

 

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Miles

Re: New user seeks advice

Rent foundation for a month and give it a go...