How to Use Solid Edge v20 Portable for 3D Design, Simulation and Manufacturing
Solid Edge v20 Portable is a software tool that allows you to create and edit 3D models, simulate their performance and manufacture them with ease. It is a portable version of Solid Edge, a popular product development software from Siemens. With Solid Edge v20 Portable, you can access all the features of Solid Edge on any device, without installing anything or requiring an internet connection.
In this article, we will show you how to use Solid Edge v20 Portable for various tasks, such as:
Creating and modifying 3D models with direct and parametric modeling techniques
Simulating the behavior of your models under different conditions and scenarios
Manufacturing your models with 3D printing, CNC machining or other methods
Creating technical publications and documentation for your models
Collaborating with other designers and engineers using cloud-based services
Creating and Modifying 3D Models with Solid Edge v20 Portable
Solid Edge v20 Portable offers you two ways to create and modify 3D models: direct modeling and parametric modeling. Direct modeling allows you to manipulate the geometry of your model directly, without worrying about the underlying parameters or constraints. Parametric modeling allows you to define the dimensions, relations and features of your model, and automatically update the geometry when you change them. You can switch between the two modes at any time, thanks to the synchronous technology of Solid Edge.
To create a new model with Solid Edge v20 Portable, you can either start from scratch or use one of the templates available in the software. You can also import existing models from other CAD formats, such as STEP, IGES or DWG. To modify your model, you can use various tools, such as:
Sketching: You can draw 2D shapes and curves on any plane or face of your model, and use them as the basis for creating 3D features.
Extruding: You can create solid or hollow 3D features by extending a sketch along a direction or a path.
Revolving: You can create 3D features by rotating a sketch around an axis.
Sweeping: You can create 3D features by moving a sketch along a path.
Lofting: You can create 3D features by blending two or more sketches.
Filleting: You can round off the edges or corners of your model.
Chamfering: You can cut off the edges or corners of your model at an angle.
Hole: You can create cylindrical or conical holes on your model.
Cutout: You can remove material from your model by using another sketch or feature as a cutting tool.
Pattern: You can create multiple copies of a feature along a direction, a path or a circular array.
Mirror: You can create symmetrical copies of a feature across a plane.
You can also edit your model by using direct manipulation tools, such as:
Move: You can move a face or a feature along a direction or a path.
Rotate: You can rotate a face or a feature around an axis.
Scale: You can resize a face or a feature by a factor.
Delete: You can delete a face or a feature from your model.
Simulating the Behavior of Your Models with Solid Edge v20 Portable
Solid Edge v20 Portable allows you to simulate the behavior of your models under different conditions and scenarios, such as:
Stress analysis: You can calculate the stress, strain and displacement of your model when subjected to external forces or pressures.
Vibration analysis: You can calculate the natural frequencies and mode shapes of your model when subjected to dynamic loads.
Buckling analysis: You can calculate the critical load that causes your model to collapse due to instability.
Thermal analysis: You can calculate the temperature distribution and heat transfer of your model when 061ffe29dd