I created this handle part 8 years ago using SolidWorks. I’ve since done several versions of it. Watch the first video to see how I made the part in SolidWorks. I’m not going to do a lot of surfacing work in Solid Edge, but this is something I did want to do to at least compare building the same part.
Now you can take a look at how I created in in Solid Edge. Dan Staples helped me out with this, but I still had to make it work on my own.
So Solid Edge did better on this than I expected, but there are a couple of wonky spots with degenerate points. Degenerate points are why SE needs a better N-sided patch. Solid Edge has some very nice tools for editing sketches, like the Alt-click to remove points, and the add profile tools for the Bluesurf. I also like the check boxes on the Pathfinder to turn things on and off.