A different kind of discussion, in a bid to always be growing and more productive, what are the most time-saving things you discovered with Solid Edge you wish you knew earlier that you can share with the community we might not know?
I'll keep it a wide open question - so any environment, any model type, any function or command - just the one that has saved you the most time overall.
I'll award the "accepted solution" to whichever answer has the most kudos after a week.
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Ctrl+Q = Show Hide Prev level when IPA.
When inserting a cylindical part (bolt) into a hole in another part, use Flashfit and select the relevant edge of both parts and both Axial Align and Planar Align will be created automatically. You can edit the Planar Align to apply an offset, if required.
Using the Right Mouse Button to accept selection sets, move to the Next step in a command and Finish a command. Prevents having to keep running the mouse up to the command bar to click a checkmark, Next button, or Finish button all the time.
Use the SHIFT, CTRL, ALT keys in conjunction with the Right Mouse Button for view tools.
SHIFT+RMB drag = Rotate
CTRL+RMB drag = Dynamic Zoom
SHIFT+CTRL+RMB drag = Pan
ALT+RMB drag = Zoom Window
ALT+RMB click = Fit View
There are also alternatives using the Middle Mouse Button/Wheel:
MMB drag = Rotate
MMB wheel scroll = Dynamic Zoom
SHIFT+MMB drag = Pan
ALT+MMB drag = Zoom Window
MMB double click = Fit View
Standard View keyboard shortcuts:
CTRL+I = Iso
CTRL+T = Top
CTRL+F = Front
CTRL+R = Right
CTRL+L = Left
CTRL+B = Back
Doing a save as on a completed drawings, renaming it to the filename of a similarly constructed part(preferrably also created using "save as") and then editing the links, pointing it to the new part, and then updating. If done right this will save much time dealing with drawings. These will normally just need the drawing views updated and won't need to reattach dimensions.
Line commands use of a keyboard shortcut of "A" to switch to Arc mid command after anchoring a line and autoswitching back to a line after anchoring the arc makes drawing profiles fast.
Adding "[document number]" in front of "[Filename]" in the document name formula under Solid Edge Options/Helpers. It shows the part numbers of my components in the assembly tree.