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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Solid Edge and industrial machinery design
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