One of TopSolid’s great advantages is that a given design change will recalculate and make adjustments to all of the affected parts within the design. However, sometimes you don’t want to do that right away. When working with large assemblies with lots of synchronized data, often you want changes to recalculate in other areas of your design only when you are ready.
TopSolid 7 includes a great new Product Data Management (PDM) feature called “freeze documents.” Through the contextual menu, this new feature freezes the update from being applied to synchronized documents. This new feature puts you in the driver’s seat allowing you to apply and recalculate changes when you want to, but not before.
This video demonstration shows exactly how this new feature works within a sample design assembly. Watch video demonstration.
TopSolid 7 makes it even easier to find things within your project manager. There is now a new search button that makes the search faster and more efficient. Additionally, we have simplified how to purge data out of the PDM with one click.
For instance, maybe you want to quickly purge select minor revisions, backups, deleted objects and other data no longer needed.
For maximum engineering design efficiency, you often need to be able to reuse information from either a current project or a previous project. Normally, you would manage this through the use of libraries. But, in some cases it is necessary to export a project package and then re-import the data as a distinct copy so that all revisions are maintained. Maintaining engineering project revisions during this process is clearly critical.
In this video, I will demonstrate making modifications to fixtures within a CNC project and validating/checking in those revisions to assure an error-free project. The video demonstration then walks through compiling the final assembly and exporting the project package.
Finally, I will show you how an important new improvement in TopSolid 7 allows all of the revisions to be maintained when the project is re-imported. Watch demo