family of parts

Family of Parts and Simplified Parts

Solid Edge has two separate functions that combine to do the equivalent job of SW Configurations. I’m just figuring this out, so it seems that other SW users probably haven’t seen this yet either. SW users use configurations in a lot of different ways. We use it to simplify parts, and we use it to make variations of a part. Solid Edge can do all of that, it just does it a little differently, and it uses the Simplified Parts and Family of Parts functions to do it.

Let’s start by seeing some of the details of Family of Parts. Read more on Family of Parts and Simplified Parts…

Configurations vs Family of Parts

This is a topic I want to open up to discussion from both sides of the aisle here, but in particular I’d like to hear from the Edgers. I see the theoretical advantages and disadvantages of the concept of “configurations” in SolidWorks, where many versions of a part can be stored within a single file. I’d like to hear about the advantages and disadvantages of the Solid Edge method for Family of Parts. Read more on Configurations vs Family of Parts…

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