Solid Edge Portal


#1

Siemens PLM now has a free platform for cloud-based project collaboration. Anyone use this yet?

http://www.siemens.com/plm/portal

Free, cloud-based file management

  • Upload and manage your files in cloud-based project folders
  • Free access to 5GB of file storage
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Store almost any file type

Online CAD file viewing from any device

  • Browser-based access for viewing CAD files on phone, tablet, Chromebook, Mac, PC and more
  • Share files with your shop floor, customers or partners
  • Explore models with viewing tools: rotate and pan, section, and automatic assembly explode
  • Capture feedback with markup

Secure sharing and collaboration

  • Secure password-based access
  • Encryption on upload and download
  • Access control allows you to define download or view-only

#2

Yes. It’s GrabCAD, but by Siemens. That’s as far as I got playing with it. While it’s in Beta, it’s free. I have yet to see anything in the future that tells me what the pricing structure is going to be. Any amount greater than zero means I’ll stick with GrabCAD.


#3

The problem with these systems if the Native CAD App itself. In the case of SolidWorks, the fact that the Software does not know or care how you’re managing files; this is true even for SW-PDM. SolidWorks load sequence will break and corrupt any system, for these solutions to work flawlessly SolidWorks needs to allow the Overwrite of the load sequence in API.


#4

GrabCAD for SE… is what I was thinking. Is this what Solid Edge users are asking for? I could see the desire for secure collaboration, but yeah, GrabCAD. The end of TeamPlatform did leave a bit of a space for something better though.


#5

No Solid Edge users that I know of, personally or via the Siemens PLM Forum, are asking for this. I could wager a few guesses as to what this is and where it is going. They would be educated guesses, but still guess, so I’ll refrain from publicly doing so.