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Using the Key Features of Solid Edge Technical Publications

Using the Key Features of Solid Edge Technical Publications

In our latest Solid Edge Snackbyte video, PROLIM Application Engineer Ben Weisenberger, demonstrates some really simple commands you can use to make any kind of technical document stand out.

Are you making a publication of your own, straight from Solid Edge? Let’s take a look at some of the most important points Ben made, and see how you can apply them to your own document.

Multiple Templates

Solid Edge Technical Publications provides templates for you to use. In the video above, Ben uses the Printed Manual template, but you have a lot of different options available. Here are a few that you’ll find useful:

  • Brochure
  • Interactive manual
  • Online catalog
  • Printed catalog
  • Presentation
  • Proposal

These templates are designed for manufacturing documentation, as well as 3D and interactive.

Image Library

This software includes an assortment of images that are commonly needed for manufacturing documentation. You’ll have access to several different kinds of warning symbols, plus plenty of icons to indicate the types of necessary tools.

Viewpoint Panel

Select from a variety of industry-standard 3D orientations to demonstrate movement in your document. You can also select a part to highlight it from the rest of the assembly.

Exploded Views & Animation

You’re probably used to implementing exploded views in Solid Edge, but now you can use them in Technical Publications, too!

Select each individual part of the exploded view and then move, rotate, or scale it for your purposes. Plus, with the storyboard wizard, you can quickly create an illustration based on the exploded view. In the video above, Ben demonstrates how each part of the assembly pulls apart from the whole to show how it was constructed.

This wizard will create an animation for each step, hiding and showing parts as necessary.

Would you like to see a Snackbyte about a specific functionality in NX CAD, NX CAM, Solid Edge or Teamcenter? Send us a Tweet at @prolimglobal or comment below!

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