Solid Edge Data Management
Easy file management—no IT support necessary
Solid Edge data management provides excellent capabilities for smaller manufacturers who may be struggling to work with fast growing volumes of CAD files. Setup is fast—just place an index on the folders where you store your Solid Edge files.
Review and edit properties of multiple files, and perform revision and release operations on Solid Edge parts, assemblies and drawings. Backup, share, and synchronize your Solid Edge files using popular cloud-based file sharing software like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Box.
Fast setup, no database software to maintain
Solid Edge Data Management capabilities use standard Windows indexing technology to store information about your Solid Edge files. There is no database software to install or maintain so no need for IT support. Simply place indexes on the folders where your Solid Edge files are stored and get started immediately.
Instant searches and integrated properties management
You can search quickly for the files you need from Windows Explorer or from Solid Edge using file names and standard or custom properties. You can also run “where-used” searches that enable you to find where a part is used in assemblies and drawings; you can then quickly assess the impact of planned changes on existing assemblies.
Your design data in clear view
Built-in customized reports for Solid Edge, Dynamic Visualization provides dynamic methods for viewing and sorting assembly parts and components. The visual reports are built on rules that are easily created with “Excel-like” filters within interactive tables.
Easy revision and release management
The Design Manager utility enables you to rapidly revise parts, assemblies and drawings. For example, you can clone an existing assembly and create new revisions of selected parts, giving you a fast start to a new design project. You can also easily review and edit the properties information that you store in your Solid Edge parts, assemblies and drawings. And you can release your parts, assemblies and drawings with just a few clicks.
Flexible file vaulting and sharing
Solid Edge Data Management offers flexible file storage and sharing solutions using local, network and cloud-based storage options that meet the needs of single users to larger manufacturers. You can store and share your data on the cloud using popular file sharing software like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Box, and you can easily share selected data with remote design resources and with your suppliers and customers. Your Solid Edge files are also kept locally giving you optimum performance and the flexibility to work offline.
Solid Edge Shape Search
Reuse existing design data instead of reinventing new with the Solid Edge Shape Search add-on product module. Launching directly from Solid Edge with a single click, Shape Search is a 3D search engine that identifies similar parts based on geometry. This allows you to locate similar parts more efficiently than with traditional keyword-based searches.
With Solid Edge, we have increased the efficiency of our design engineers by 60-65 percent. Now, we precisely track revisions and drawings. Our design engineers easily access each other’s data. Concept designs are produced virtually and the designs vividly illustrate intent. We now have a common library of parts and product drawings. Our casting design process has been streamlined. Furthermore, our drawing release turnaround has been substantially reduced.
Yashwant Rajeshirke, Senior Development Engineer, R&D, Forbes Marshall