From design for manufacture using additive techniques
Solid Edge allows you to fully take advantage of additive manufacturing, whether you are creating individual prototypes or manufacturing larger volumes of components. Our tools support your end-to-end workflow, from design-for-manufacture using additive techniques, to preparing and outputting your designs to 3D printing hardware and services.
Generative design for optimized models
Generative design combines powerful design tools with topology optimization, speeding the creation of lighter components perfectly suited for immediate manufacture via additive processes.
Preparation of geometry for additive techniques
Solid Edge seamlessly combines traditional “b-rep” solid models with triangular mesh models without time-consuming and error-prone conversions, reducing rework while supporting modern additive manufacturing processes for complex shapes.
Direct output of models to your 3D printer
Solid Edge supports output of your part models to 3D Printers using the 3D Print command. Write out your parts to .stl and .3MF formats, or send your parts directly to the Microsoft 3D Builder app. This allows you to print in-house with automated print preparation, including color printing capability.
Instant quotes and parts shipped to your door
With Solid Edge, you can also send your designs directly to cloud-based 3D printing services like3YOURMINDto get quotes, with real time price and lead time comparison, for manufacturing the part in different materials and shipping to your location.
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