What’s New In Solid Edge ST3 – Part 1

Attendees of the Siemens PLM Connection 2010 event in Pune yesterday were given a sneak preview of Solid Edge ST3 which is due to be released in October. There was some confusion over whether I could write about some of the information that was shown. To me if something is shown to the public in a public forum and nobody is made to sign or agree to an NDA, the information is public. Nevertheless, some Siemens executives were not sure. So I decided to contact Siemens HQ in the US to get it straight from the horses mouth. The information that I am going to disclose in this series has been cleared for public consumption.

However, there is something that I learned about Solid Edge ST3 (through other sources) which I think Siemens would not like to be published at the present time. So I will not do so. But I will say that there is something absolutely fantastic about Solid Edge ST3 and I think at least one CAD vendor will not be too happy after reading the “What’s New” document accompanying Solid Edge ST3.

Please note that the new features mentioned in this series is merely a small subset of the newly added or fixed in the upcoming version. Siemens claims that they “satisfied over 2000 customer requests” in Solid Edge ST3. Here is what the break up looks like.

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And while I am at it I would like to show a slide explaining Synchronous Technology. This is by far the best slide on the technology that I have ever seen.

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  • Dave Ault

    I have signed an NDA so I can't talk about what I have seen but I agree completely with your comments about fantastic and a certain cad vendor not liking it one bit. I am really looking forward to ST3 and it is going to be without a doubt a tremendous release.

  • Cary

    It’s interesting to see the slide on ST. IRONCAD has had this mixed mode since 1998, well before this has reached the mainstream market in the “new technology”. I fully understand there are improvements in the capabilities, but the ability to mix history and non-history in a single part file while taking advantage of both (in the same environment) has been a strength of IRONCAD. However, as you mention there is more than this when it comes to the geometry question you pose as well as the flow or process of working with the geometry (which IRONCAD also has a unique offering). Maybe we need to setup a review at some point to give a comparison of the full usage in the terms of workflow.