Solid Edge Version 5 is powered by the Unigraphics Parasolid modeling kernel and runs on Windows 95 and NT. The new release includes more than 100 new design capabilities, usability enhancements, and performance features. Chief among the improvements are improved rounding, thin-walling, blending, and hidden line removal for drafting. New large-assembly management tools let users define and manipulate select sets with improved performance through unloading non-displayed selections. The new version is fully compatible with Solid Edge Version 4 data. Version 5 allows for automatic and batch directory conversion of legacy data files while maintaining associativity, parameters, and a complete feature tree. Version 5 is also interoperable with Unigraphics CAD software powered by the Parasolid kernel.
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Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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