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Siemens Solid Edge is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD system for creating, documenting and managing 3D digital prototypes. It has tailored commands and workflows to accelerate design within specific industries. Accurate fit and function of parts is ensured by designing, analysing and modifying them within the Assembly Model.

Solid Edge users regularly create massive assemblies, often with more than 100,000 parts. With lightweight and simplified part representations, and powerful selection and display tools, Solid Edge makes it easy to work with large assemblies.

You can build and visualize digital designs, and minimize the need for costly physical prototypes.

Ease of Adoption

Solid Edge has minimal dialog boxes, predicts user intent, and makes recommendations based on your cursor position and selected features. The Smartstep ribbon bar guides you through a logical sequence and filters out what can be taken for granted. Unparalleled ease of use means you spend less time fighting the CAD system and more time on your designs.

Speed up the design process with Synchronous Technology

You no longer have to choose between constraint-driven or history-free modelling. Enjoy the freedom of reusing models, and seamlessly use data from multiple CAD systems.

Flexible modelling in Solid Edge

Solid Edge enables you to change your designs easily and quickly so that you can adapt to changes as and when they happen.

Practical evolution from 2D to 3D

Solid Edge’s production proven 2D drafting helps you get the job done today, while moving to 3D at your own pace and with less expense. Text boxes can contain bullets and numbering for flexible drawing production.

  • Complete digital prototyping

  • Support for massive assembly

  • Superior sheet metal tools.

Industry leading sheet metal design

Solid Edge is known as the best sheet metal designer, but add in synchronous technology and sheet metal design has never been so easy.

ROI of Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology

How can changing your modeling paradigm really impact your bottom line? Can something as simple as improving drawing creation increase your return on investment (ROI)? For most users, there’s a bigger impact than they think. In this eBook, we examine the ROI of Solid Edge based on feedback from real Solid Edge users.

We spoke to hundreds of customers about how Solid Edge with synchronous technology has saved them time, money, and frustration. We compiled their responses in this eBook, which explores how real users are improving their product development processes, and the impact those improvements have on maximizing your returns.

With detailed examples from each functional area, quantified time savings and real customer quotes, you can use this eBook to calculate what Solid Edge can do for you. Or, use our interactive Solid Edge ROI calculator linked in the back of the document, and let us do the math for you.

One of the biggest advantages users realized was the ability to create and edit 3D CAD models faster and easier through our unique synchronous technology –combining the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design. Synchronous technology allows you to rapidly create new concept designs, easily respond to change requests, and make simultaneous updates to multiple parts within an assembly. With this design flexibility, you can eliminate cumbersome preplanning and avoid feature failures, rebuild issues, and time-consuming rework. The power of synchronous technology also allows you to treat multi-CAD data just like native files, supporting seamless collaboration with suppliers and partners.

In this eBook, we’ll look at just a few of the areas where customers say they are seeing ROI from Solid Edge:

  • Design to support new products

  • Re-engineering of existing products

  • Searching for existing CAD data

  • Creating Bills of Materials (BOMs)

  • Planning and conducting design reviews

  • Creating, checking, and editing drawings

  • Editing imported or supplier models

  • Creating documentation

Learn how one company uses Solid Edge to cut design time by 50 percent over their old CAD

"I would say that when you’ve been dealing with a particular software for years and years – in my case, SOLIDWORKS – you can develop an almost religious devotion to it, but if you really say to yourself, ‘be truthful, be objective,’ maybe you’ll be surprised with Solid Edge."

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Solid Edge 2024 Release   

Solid Edge Inspector

New in SE manufacturing

Design enhancements

Technical Publishing

CAM Pro 2.5 included with SE

Solid Edge Configurator

Solid Edge Subdivision

Transitioning from Ordered to Synchronous modelling

Transitioning to Solid Edge from other CAD systems

Getting started with Solid Edge if you're new to CAD

2D nesting in Solid Edge allows you to optimize cutting patterns--saving time and material costs. With Solid Edge 2D Nesting, generate optimized layouts for the two-dimensional cutting of fabrication materials, including sheet metal, plastic, wood, fabric and textiles. 

Top-down and bottom-up modelling techniques are enabled by Solid Edge’s assembly-centric design environment. The original design intent is captured and maintained throughout the design process.

Simulation and Optimization

Frames and welding

Key Features


Conceptual Mechanisms

Electrical Routing

“Solid edge has transformed the way we deliver to our customers. When we purchased the package I was apprehensive (being a first time solids drawer) about how long it would take me to learn it. I took to it like a duck to water, finding it incredibly easy to understand and use compared to the other packages we looked at. With CAD Central's exceptional back up service and help, we have easily cut our lead times by more than half and bang for buck I doubt Solid Edge can be beaten. It is a great product."

Stephen Besley

Gunabros Systems Ltd

What people say


Download the eBook today, and find out what Solid Edge can do for you.

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