PLM software with 3D viewing app
By Alison Dunn
Siemens PLM Software recently released Solid Edge software ST5 with advances in core design capabilities aimed at helping users develop better products faster. The latest Solid Edge release also contains more than 1,300 new customer-driven productivity enhancements. The company also released Solid Edge Mobile Viewer, a new free 3D viewer mobile device application (app) for the iPad portable digital device, designed to broaden access to design data to help companies enhance collaboration. Solid Edge ST5 uses synchronous technology to provide enhanced support for multi-body modeling, which lets users import parts and assemblies from virtually any CAD system. The resulting imported geometry can be combined into a single part or multiple parts depending on manufacturing requirements. Enhancements in Solid Edge ST5 include the ability to show an assembly in multiple positions within a drawing view, to automatically place parts lists across sheets, and easily align the position of dimensions. The new free Solid Edge Mobile Viewer app includes the ability to rotate, pan, zoom, show and hide parts, create and email images. Solid Edge Mobile Viewer allows individuals outside of the traditional design and engineering departments to view design data.