SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU, Solid Edge University, has always been a true user event. There are deep dive sessions on how to CAD better and faster, getting started with data management (never called PLM here) and prep for and take certification exams. Hands-on classes. Round tables where...
#SEU15: Invention and drawings

#SEU15: Invention and drawings

The theme for the latest Solid Edge release, ST8, is “Design Without Boundaries”. I don’t think the team at Siemens could have predicted how wildly appropriate it would be at this year’s Solid Edge University (SEU). SEU is a typical user event: a lot of tactical...
Solid Edge U showcases cool toys and happy customers

Solid Edge U showcases cool toys and happy customers

It’s a sleepy Tuesday morning in Atlanta. Siemens PLM and Solid Edge welcome us to the latest iteration of Solid Edge University, etcetera etcetera etcetera. Just as we’re settling in for some serious corporate presentations, in zooms a guy on a go-kart...
Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

A quick update on a story that started at Solid Edge U earlier this summer: In order offer customers more choice in the way they buy their CAD software, Solid Edge today opened its online store. There, you can buy monthly subscriptions to several flavors of Solid...
#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

Solid Edge University is a treat. These are serious, hardcore CAD guys who don’t have time for a lot of the other stuff that’s crept in around the edges of CAD for the last 20 years. Give them surfacing enhancements, and they’re happy. Give them ways...
CAE competence management: are we ready?

CAE competence management: are we ready?

There’s an apocryphal story in CAE: A number of years ago, an auto company decided to see how consistently CAE was applied across its organization. Management asked a number of individual analysts to solve the same problem using the same code. Lo and behold,...
A bit OT: The power of community

A bit OT: The power of community

One of the best aspects of SolidWorks World every year is the sense of community one feels. It starts in the airport when a bunch of people pile onto the plane and start up conversations based on a backpack or shirt from a prior event. Keeps going on the flight as...
Siemens on PLM, Mars, shipbuilding and so much more

Siemens on PLM, Mars, shipbuilding and so much more

Get this: we’re using Teamcenter to visualize a car, trying to assess the impact of a design change. First, we zoom in on the components that are in a specific area a foot forward of the steering wheel. Then we shift from a location-based view to a system view,...

Report from Nashville: #SEU12

Overheard last week at Solid Edge University: Customer: ‘This is the best assembly environment I’ve seen.’ Solid Edge guy: ‘Here’s what we’re doing to make it better.’ A lot of similar conversations took place last week at...