Solid Edge Design Manager

I'm all about powerful tools that many don't know about hidden in software packages. I feel like it's a treasure chest waiting to be found. Once such feature that deserves the spotlight today is the Solid Edge Design Manager. Design Manager, as mentioned, is a very powerful tool that can serve multiple functions---fix broken links, replace files, copy files, copy designs, fix filenames, etc...



Design manager is a stand-alone application that will list the Parent-Child links of Draft, Assembly, & Part files and where the "linked" files reside on your computer/server. Think of it as a site-map for your files that make up your assemblies/drafts. As mentioned previously, it can serve a few roles:


Fix Broken Links


This is the biggest function that I find helpful. A few days ago, I opened an assembly that I had not opened in a