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Achieve faster and more efficient consumer durables design with Solid Edge

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Accelerate the consumer durables design process

Consumer durables manufacturers need to be able to rapidly introduce new products to meet customer demands for the latest in aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and reliable consumer products. As a manufacturer, you also need to easily create both physical and virtual prototypes to help validate your new designs and to perform testing to ensure that your products comply with industry and government regulations.

Solid Edge provides professional, easy-to-use solutions for consumer durables design that help meet these needs. Using Solid Edge, regardless of your size as a consumer durables manufacturer, you can improve your design and development processes and rapidly introduce new products, enabling you to increase your cash flow and profit margins.


The Solid Edge Advantage

Solid Edge can speed consumer durables design and help your company flourish in the dynamic consumer durables business envrionment, allowing you to:

Digitalize engineering processes. Digitalize your entire product development process and transform your business. Streamline engineering processes with 3D digital models. Add intelligence to 3D models throughout the product development lifecycle.

Improve productivity with next-generation design. Make digital representations of existing designs with reverse engineering. Use assembly modeling to manage large assemblies, up to 100,000 parts. Optimize products with generative design.

Speed mechanical design with 3D CAD. Use a history-free approach to 3D CAD with synchronous technology. Design complex parts and assemblies quickly and flexibly. Work directly with design geometry and make changes instantly.

Visualize design intent. Create photorealistic images and animations of proposed products with 3D rendering. Communicate the value of new products to potential customers. Validate design in real-world settings using augmented reality.

Integrate electromechanical design efforts. Create fully functional and manufacturable designs using industry-proven wiring and harness design capabilities. Enable seamless ECAD-MCAD collaboration for electrical and mechanical engineers.

Prepare design for 3D printing. Create products using the latest additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques, with support for an end-to-end workflow.

Effortlessly create sheet metal models. Create 3D sheet metal models from 2D sketches. Use unique functions, such as enhanced lofted flanges and bend bulge relief, to build complex models.

Create unique products based on organic shapes. Develop distinctive products using subdivision modeling technology without the need for expert knowledge. Solid Edge offers advanced capabilities for shape creation, manipulation, and analysis, with intuitive freeform modeling tools that create stylized shapes.

Meet customer and regulatory requirements. Manage customer and regulatory requirements using requirements management. Make requirements easily visible to design engineers, and track fulfillment of these requirements.

Enable paperless 3D documentation. Communicate more effectively and reduce manufacturing costs using annotated 3D models rather than 2D drawings with model-based definition. Spend less time on documentation.

Validate and improve product performance. Validate and improve performance of products with scalable simulation tools that use virtual prototyping and new integrated motion and vibration simulation. Communicate your digital design documentation globally with XLIFF language translation.

Collaborate on PCB design. Use industry-leading schematic capture and PCB layout tools to avoid costly redesign. Enable real-time collaboration between ECAD-MCAD teams to overcome electromechanical challenges.

Share product data over the cloud. Cloud-based collaboration offers a secure way to share product information regardless of origin.

Manage data, easily and securely. Search, manage and share product data efficiently and securely with scalable data management solutions. Meet the needs of all manufacturers with built-in data management and Teamcenter integration.

With 3D CAD, electrical design, simulation, manufacturing and data management capabilities, Solid Edge provides an integrated portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use solutions that help consumer durables manufacturing companies design better.

Use a digital twin to optimize product development

Digital transformation of product design and development provides an opportunity for consumer durables manufacturers to improve their product development process and optimize the performance of the final product. Using digital 3D models during design enables a streamlined product development process and faster time to market for new products.

3D digital models, or “digital twins,” created by Solid Edge, can reduce development time by 50 percent. Data added to the digital model can be leveraged throughout the product lifecycle.

Customer Highlight

Faster Development of
Contemporary Faucet Designs

Solid Edge accelerates design of Pietro Signorini’s stylish faucets, achieving a 50 percent reduction in time for new product development.


  • Continuously improve product excellence and quality
  • Minimize design errors
  • Reduce design time
  • Simplify learning process for using the new 3D tool

Keys to Success

  • Leverage advanced 3D software (the best in the medium-to-high range market)
  • Facilitate realistic visualization through the use of an advanced rendering module that facilitates collaboration with marketing and sales


  • Eliminated expensive and inaccurate prototypes
  • Reduced development time by 50 percent
  • Enables continuous innovation
  • Serves as a valuable marketing tool in presenting both a compelling technological and design impression of products

Customer Stories

Solid Edge and consumer durables design

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