Energy & Utilities Equipment Design

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Achieve faster and more efficient energy and utilities equipment design with Solid Edge

Solid Edge software enables energy and utilities equipment manufacturers to streamline their design processes and meet these market pressures.

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Accelerate the energy and utilities equipment design process

Energy and utilities equipment manufacturers face pressure to improve the speed and quality of their product design and engineering processes. They need to deliver new designs to their customers on time and meet their expectations for products with the highest quality and safety standards and that have documented compliance with industry and government regulations.

Solid Edge provides powerful, easy-to-use solutions for energy and utilities equipment design that help meet these pressures. Regardless of your manufacturing size, you can use Solid Edge to improve your manufacturing design processes and deliver high-quality products on time, enabling you to increase your cash flow and profit margins.

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The Solid Edge Advantage

Solid Edge can speed energy and utilities equipment design and help your company flourish in the demanding oil and gas equipment manufacturing business environment with solutions that:

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.

Streamline access to manufacturing methods. Define and execute a wide range of traditional and new manufacturing processes including CNC machining, nesting, cutting, bending, molding, welding, assembly and additive manufacturing.

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.

Automate modular plant design. Automate modular plant design efforts using 3D piping design, comprehensive part libraries and fully automated Isogen® drawing output for plant design.

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

Simplify data re-use and migration. Simplify re-use and migration of 3D models and 2D drawings from other CAD solutions. Maintain 3D model intelligence and 2D drawing associativity.

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 industrial machinery design solutions that help companies design better.

Use digital transformation to speed development of optimized, reliable products

Regulatory requirements drive complexity into product development, manufacturing and field operations for energy and utilities equipment manufacturers. 3D digital models, or “digital twins,” include data that can aid in the optimization and validation of products and help to ensure customer and regulatory requirements are met.

Digitalization also reduces the need to create and test physical prototypes, speeding the product development process while safeguarding the reliability and durability of your final product.

Customer Highlight

World-class mechanical sealing specialist chooses Solid Edge

Solid Edge has empowered AESSEAL’s design team to work more effectively, enabling the company to develop and introduce the complex products demanded by the highly competitive mechanical sealing industry.

Oil & Gas Equipment


  • Time consuming and laborious to create sophisticated designs using 2D CAD
  • 2D made it impossible for designers to visualize and create new components
  • Need to improve process and time efficiencies

Keys to Success

  • Use Solid Edge software to enable designers to work more effectively and efficiently
  • Eliminate bottlenecks and reduce time to bring products from conception to the first production run by integrating Solid Edge with NX CAM software to automate process


  • Reduced design time from two days to around half an hour
  • Ability to create complex design impossible with previous 2D system
  • Solid Edge models are used in presentations and corporate videos

Customer Stories

Real companies using Solid Edge for energy and utilities equipment design

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