Industrial Machinery Design

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Achieve faster and more efficient machine design with Solid Edge

Solid Edge software enables industrial machinery manufacturers of all sizes to streamline their design processes and meet these market pressures.

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Accelerate the industrial machinery design process

To be competitive in today’s market, meet launch dates and satisfy customers’ demands for high-quality, reliable equipment, it’s necessary to accelerate the design of industrial machinery. Solid Edge provides an efficient, integrated 3D design platform that enables you to perform virtual testing of your designs to minimize manufacturing issues, reduce costs, and ensure the durability and superior performance of your equipment in harsh environments.


The Solid Edge Advantage

Solid Edge can help your company flourish in the demanding industrial machinery business environment.  Industrial machinery companies using Solid Edge tools can:

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.

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.

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, simulation, electrical design, 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.

Streamline processes using a digital twin

An investment in digitalization can help small and medium-sized businesses beat their competition in key product design and development areas. 3D digital models, or “digital twins,” can be created with data and intelligence added throughout the product lifecycle.

Digital models are especially important in the design of electromechanical products; they ease the collaboration efforts between mechanical and electrical domains to handle increasing electrical content. And, they provide easy access to customer and regulatory requirements throughout the product development process.

Customer Highlight

Reducing design time for complex industrial machinery

Macchine Trasformazione Carta (MTC) designs, manufactures and supports industrial paper machinery. MTC has achieved up to a 50 percent faster design time for these complex machines using Solid Edge.

Industrial Machinery


  • Simplify and rationalize the installation, training and assistance activities
  • Migrate from 2D to 3D
  • Minimize design errors
  • Reduce design time

Keys to Success

  • Advanced 3D software
  • Realistic preview visualization to improve machine ergonomics
  • Technical features preview of the machine—weight and component interferences


  • Enhanced design ability with up to 50 percent reduced design time
  • Management of very complex assemblies—over 18,000 components

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Solid Edge and industrial machinery design

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