What is Solid Edge?
Solid Edge is a 3-D CAD software package for mechanical design. It's owned by Unigraphics Solutions Inc. Besides being a really great design package, Solid Edge allows a fair amount of customization using Visual Basic. That's where this web page comes in.
I've written a few Visual Basic "macros" that I am offering here as
freeware and shareware.
As time permits, I hope to expand the list of Solid Edge macros.
No pop-up ads, quicker load times, new design...
Don't have Solid Edge?
...then don't waste your time downloading the programs on this
page. I only mention this to prevent frustration, since these
programs won't do anything without Solid Edge...
PropSheet-lite - this little program is a modified version of the "Part Prop" demo provided by Solid Edge. I've simply fixed a bug that existed in the original, and made the user interface a bit more user-friendly. This download has a complete setup package.
simple macro takes file properties and uses them to fill out
your custom Title-Block. The only thing you have to do is enter the
properties you want (preceded by a '%' symbol) in the title-block of your
draft template file. The macro searches all text on the page for words
beginning in the '%' symbol. If a recognizable file property follows,
the macro replaces the text with the indicated property (e.g. - '%Material'
might be replaced by 'Stainless Steel'). Any text field has been
branded as a particular property will be "remembered". This
simply means that you can update an existing title block simply by
re-running the macro.
If you like PropSheet-lite, then check out this program. Redesigned to be faster, PropSheet also adds several very handy features and a much-improved user-interface. Now it's possible to add/edit custom file properties as well as part density. No longer will you be forced to search through several dozen files for that one part keeping the assembly mass from calculating properly! It's easy to show only the property columns you want, and in whatever order you desire. This shareware version will run for 30 days -- after the demo period you must register the program if you wish to continue using it.
- Double-click the row-titles to grey-out individual rows of the spreadsheet. Do this to avoid re-saving properties for parts that haven't changed and to speed-up the save process -- greyed-out items will not be saved.
- Use copy and paste to duplicate duplicate individual cells or even blocks of cells.
- Want to print out a nice table of properties? Copy and paste the entire table into MS Excel or whatever spreadsheet you have.
- Under the Tools/Configure menu heading, you will find everything you need to add/remove/rearrange property columns in the spreadsheet. Right-click on the property names to rename them.
"Solid Edge" is a trademark of Unigraphics.
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