I’m looking upon the screen, at a presentation of Solid Edge ST3 at this very moment. The 3rd amalgamation of history-free and history-based design wrapped up in a simple phrase you comfort your children with, Synchronous Technology.

I’m seeing it, but I can’t say anything about it. The pushing, the pulling, the Live Rules… taunting geometry like a cosmetic surgeon with a bucket full of fresh pretty sauce. It’s smooth, it’s slick, it’s… [other vague words that leave you wondering what it’s really going to be like].

The goodness will be revealed on October 13th, but until then, we’ve slapped all we could find into one big, fat post to catch you up to speed. Here’s all the what’s new images, video and webistes covering the news.

What’s New in Solid Edge ST3?

Presenting the the quick rundown of new Solid Edge ST3 features. If you’ve been watching the blogs and discussion you probably know about many of these, but what you might not know is that, along with much of the other interface updates, Synchronous Technology features are much more integrated into the interface. Not sure what Synchronous Technology is? Don’t worry, one section down you’ll see what this is all about.

  • Over 2000 customer requests satisfied
  • Patterning of adjustable parts
  • Command Ribbon Customization
  • Transparent Pathfinder
  • Up to 16 commands on the Radial Menu
  • Live Rules Heads-up Display
  • New Configuration Manager
  • Smart Measure for quicker measuring
  • Etching for Sheet Metal
  • New sheet metal corner types
  • Save Sheet metal flat panel to JT format
  • Easier Synchronous Technology adoption for Solid Edge users
The heads-up Live Rules display in the Solid Edge interface. Source:Deelip.com
The heads-up Live Rules display in the Solid Edge interface. Source:Deelip.com
The transparent Pathfinder in the Solid Edge ST3 interface. Source:Deelip.com
The transparent Pathfinder in the Solid Edge ST3 interface. Source:Deelip.com

The Solid Edge ST3 Interface

Customizing the Ribbon with Solid Edge ST3

New Sheet Metal Features in Solid Edge ST3

New Configuration Manager with Displays in Solid Edge ST3

What is Synchronous Technology?

Wondering what Synchronous Technology is? You may hear it called SyncTech or simply ST. For the next version of Solid Edge, you’ll hear it combined with Solid Edge as Solid Edge ST3. Here’s the visual guide to what SyncTech is and how it works within a history-based and/or history-free environment.

The visual explaination of Syncronous Technology
The visual explaination of Syncronous Technology. Source:Deelip.com

Editing a part with Solid Edge ST3

More Solid Edge ST3 on the Web

There’s plenty more out there and more to come from other sites. These are the sites with news, insight and reviews of what’s to come.
Ken Gundry
Solid Edge ST3 – Part 1 of 4
Solid Edge ST3 – Part 2 of 4
Solid Edge ST3 – Part 3 of 4
Solid Edge ST3 – Part 4 of 4

Deelip Menezes – Deelip.com
What’s New in Solid Edge ST3 – Part 1
What’s New in Solid Edge ST3 – Part 2
What’s New in Solid Edge ST3 – Part 3
What’s New in Solid Edge ST3 – Part 4
What’s New in Solid Edge ST3 – Part 5

Jon Sutcliffe – SynchronousTechnology.net
Solid Edge ST3 Sneak Peak
Solid Edge ST3 Interface Enhancements
More Solid Edge ST3 News

Author

Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.