I have been searching for useful Macros to use within Solid Edge following a visit to the SE university event where they showcased an area where the community would upload and share macros but I haven't been able to find the area where this is possible.
Any help with this would be much appreciated!
The Solid Edge Apps Marketplace is perhaps the one that was mentioned during SEU last year and also the one you want to see.
Another site to download free Apps for Solid Edge is my site here.
Some other sites to download SE macros are:
This is by far the thing I dislike about SE the most, the way simple things that could have been done in a .lsp in autocad become totally locked down and a pita to create and find in SE. Often the macro I do find was made by someone who has no desire to maintain the code for newer versions or even respond to questions or feature requests and usually the source code wasn't posted. This results in a reinventing of the wheel over and over and over with a no good sources or references to existing methods.
Thankfully the community does have a few people who have gone out of their way to help the rest of us like hawcad and tushar.
Why this bothers me is technically per my companies IT security requirements I can not download any program I do not have the source code for to provide to our IT infosec guys. The cad .lsp files didn't technically count but when it comes to SE the files are .exe and thus do count as they can do things outside of the sandbox of solidedge.
AutoCAD has 5 languages of code users can apply to it, is backward compatible, and tens of thousands of commands.
SE is not backward compatible, Not easily customized, and much fewer commands. This makes SE nimble and able to upgrade modeling at a reasonable cost. I like that things are updating quickly and easy to use.
In case you were not aware, there are some macros that can be used or expanded upon that install with Solid Edge in the install folder, for example:
C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST8\Custom
Can anyone write a macro to fetch and display 3D coordinate values of selected points at part & assembly level ? I am using ST8
I am creating a route / piping which are driven by distance between points & direction and some of these points has to match set of coordinates provided, so while checking I need to see coordinate values of the points, coordinate values displayed for several points at the same time will be great.
In "Inspect" tab, the "Inquire" command only displays value of one selected point at a time, I know that "Measure" command could show the values for several points, but after selecting several point, I get lost, what was sequence of selection, as Solidedge does not tage the points (refer the attached "Measure.jpg")
I am expecting PMI to display & place the cordinate values on screen, so that I dont have to spend time reselecting command & the points. I know that PMI could call property values like the Mass, Volume, CG about X, Y, Z or Moment Ixx, Iyy, Izz but why not just the coordinates of selected points ?
I am posting this again, kindly refer attached "Measure.jpg".
The measure tool allows me to get coordinate values for many points, but when I do it I loose the track of sequence of selection of points.
I expect PMI to handle this, so that I don't need to go through the process again and select the points, the coordinate values for each point should be displayed as seperate annotation and stay on screen / display all time.