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The rapid evolution of Solid Edge continues with the launch of Version 9 with new functionality for machinery, large assemblies, web publishing, and migration from 2D to 3D solid modelling plus an integrated engineering handbook.
Performance of large assemblies of thousands of parts directly impacts productivity and satisfaction with a CAD tool.
Since full detail is not required on many parts in an assembly, V9 introduces simplified parts so that the number of faces can be dramatically reduced in order to increase responsiveness.
While creating parts simplifying features can be generated such as deletion of rounds or holes less than or equal to a user defined diameter or by adding a feature to obscure complex detail.
In the assembly parts can then be toggled between their fully detailed and simplified configurations.
Although full detail is likely to be required in the associated drawings, views can now optionally be created without hidden lines to improve performance.
Where hidden lines are required, their processing is multithreaded.
The algorithms used to generate section views have also been revised to improve performance.
Non-graphic parts such as lubricants, fluids, adhesives, coatings are supported in assemblies, bills of materials and parts lists with occurrence properties being used to define the quantity.
A comprehensive range of query tools is available to select parts by their properties.