A BLOG dedicated to the sharing of knowledge pertaining to Solid Edge.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Solid Edge ST3 - Part 1 of 4
The Siemens PLM Connection event is over. Given the change of date and venue due to the flooding of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, it was a great success.
There were many excellent presentations and "hands-on" training sessions for Solid Edge (including mine) , and even though a formal announcement of the upcoming ST3 is some time away, we got a sneak peak of several new customer driven enhancements as well as some hint of:
A "bridge" to help existing users better adopt Synchronous Technology
1000's of customer enhancements from modeling to the user interface
Over the next few weeks, I'd like to cover some of the items presented around the customer driven enhancements, but please keep in mind there are still a whole lot of items that will not be presented until the official Solid Edge ST3 launch later in the year.
For this post, I would like to cover the User Interface enhancements.
You now have full control of the Command Ribbon layout. You can add new tabs and groups, as well as move, add, or remove commands from any tab. The customizations can be performed for all environments from a single environment, and customizations can be saved as a Theme.
A new customizable Radial Menu is available in all environments which will hold 16 commands right where you need them and accessible with the right mouse button.
Command Bar has been replaced with a horizontal on-screen "Smart Step" ribbon bar where it's easily seen and no longer competes with viewing the Pathfinder...
and both Pathfinder and the Live Rules pane can now be transparently displayed on the graphics screen which means Edgebar can now easily be left hidden most of the time.
There is still a whole lot more that I have not touched on, and this is just in the area of UI enhancements. I will be following up in the following weeks with additional customer driven enhancements in other areas.