That being said, I’m paying attention to the announcements for ST7, which is scheduled for release in July. Dan Staples, VP of Mainstream Engineering at Siemens, gives a great overview in this video. I think that Al Dean from Develop3D has also done a fantastic job of explaining the highlights, you can read his impressions here.
A few updates that we are really excited about:
KEYSHOT NOW INCLUDED IN CLASSIC AND PREMIUM LICENSES
- 3D Sketch
- Pattern of Pattern recognition
- Standardized holes (with new interface)
- Chamfer recognition
- New 3D measuring tools
- Create sheet metal parts up to 5x faster from 3D model
- Fixed-Length curve
- Duplicate components
- Pattern components along a curve
- “Limited Update” option allows for faster save and open of large and complex assemblies
- Improved view placement and layout
- Automate coordinate dimensions
- GD&T enhancements
Solid Edge ST7 will run on the Microsoft Surface Pro with hand gestures for pan, zoom, etc. It’s even powerful enough to use it as your main workstation!
You can check out the full Slideshare from the initial presentation here. Or ,read the full “what’s new” document.
My impression is that the Solid Edge team is listening to the users, and adding functionality that will be of great benefit to you. I’ll be sure to update with any more information as Solid Edge University continues!
Thanks for reading!