Quickly Rename Parts and Features3 Apr, 2011 By: Russell Brook
On the Edge Solid Edge Tutorial: Change the names of parts, assemblies, and features from the user interface.
Editor's Note: This tutorial courtesy of Siemens PLM Software.
Being forced to exit your CAD system and use Windows Explorer to rename parts can spoil your workflow. In this column, I'll show you how Solid Edge allows you to rename parts, assemblies, and features directly from the user interface.
Select the desired part and press F2 to invoke the Rename feature. Type in a new name and press the Enter key to accept the change.
Changing the name of a part feature is just as easy: Select the feature to rename, then press F2 to start the Rename mode. Type a new name and press Enter to keep the new description.
There's more — you can change the name back if you need to. Select the feature again, press F2, delete any text completely, press Enter, and the original name will be restored!