I have to admit I'm very guilty of not marking threads as solutions and not putting tags on my threads. I will try to do better as time permits.
That stated, many of my question have no solutions and I get the emails "Did you get the answer you needed?"
and most of the time my answer is no. This is because of the limits of sheet metal design relative to the tooling my company uses and the design standards of the company that were set up long before 3D CAD was ever used.
As a result, I have been pushing for some ER's on sheet metal design.
The big ones are enhancements to:
3 Way corners
Edted flat pattern represented in finished model
model display of crossbreaks
Other important ones are enhancements to drafting:
Diplay varible in table (cell by cell)
More variable flow: Assebly info links, Sting math variables, display document name formula, etc.....
Row height control on hole tables
display controls over crossbreaks
Attached is my current list to track what I'm asking for.
I went through your list and can assure that the developers out there are going to love it.
Be it a development team like Solid Edge or a single programmer like me who enjoys making apps/macros for free, both like to hear from users about improvements to the tools and features + comments on how to enhance them, just that they might not be having enough time or resources to spare or that some one else might have already loaded them with some other requests which are a priority.
Although your questions may not necessarily have an answer, but Tags and Spellchecker are two features that are a must when posting - they are meant purely for the convenience of others who are willing to spare some time and effort to read through your posts.
Hope you agree. Please don't feel guilty. I have an obsession for making places better where I spent a substantial amount of time.
I just put a tag on the wrong post. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to delete tags even if you originated them.
One more for the list: Anti-matter, or negative space material.
I would like to be able to start a part with a hole. In that way, when the part was added, the hole(s) required for the part would be removed from the model (the part is being added too) as the first step before the part is added.
Start with cylindrical construction bodies.
While it won't automatically create the hole or remove material, it will at least locate the holes for you.
@nanan00 If you take a single .psm and put it into an assembly, mark it as a weldment and perform the beveling in the assembly weldment enviroment, then edit the .psm and save as flat. I used the chamfer command under features to create these bevels, top and bottom to illustrate the .dxf views. I also used the "assembly driven part features".