Beginner Tips for Setting up Solid Edge


Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology is a POWERFUL tool...almost too powerful. The ability to stretch and pull, move, and cut without the use of a traditional "feature tree" and history-based commands and this new-fangled "steering wheel" to make edits is what I am referring to. To the beginner, casual user, or those switching from other history based software (Inventor, Solid Works, etc), it's almost overwhelming if you are not used to it. Though as great as it is, in Solid Edge, you are will not be stuck or forced to use Synchronous Technology, however, out-of-the box, Solid Edge will be geared towards the use of Synchronous. Below, I will show you some settings that I change on almost every new install of Solid Edge that I come across to make life easier.

Switch Solid Edge to "Ordered"

As mentioned, Solid Edge will be set to use Synchronous out-of-the-box. So we will peruse the settings to toggle the behavior. This will change it so that you do NOT have to change it back every time that you launch Solid Edge.

1) Start a new Part File, any one (Ansi Inch or Ansi Metric)

2) Click on Application Button