Doug Stainbrook, Solid Edge Field Support Team Leader, Siemens PLM Software
Often times when engineers or designers are designing a new product, machine, or even an industrial plant, they will lay out all of the components in a 2D layout sketch. This is an easy way to conceptualize and determine what parts are needed and their relative position to each other before having to commit to any detailed design work. Solid Edge offers a unique method for creating this virtual assembly of components, which may also include some real 3D models in conjunction with sketch elements. In this session we will follow this workflow using the Virtual Structure Editor built inside of Solid Edge. We will walk through how you can use this tool to build up a virtual assembly of parts and subassemblies and how the layout sketch can be assigned to these virtual components to aid in the design of those parts at a later time.