Free CAD Drafting & Drawing

Free CAD Drafting & Drawing

Easy CAD drawing and drafting with Solid Edge

Drawings are the final deliverable for many engineering processes—they represent a contract between design and manufacturing—which means that accuracy is critical. But as product designs and assemblies become more complex, and with a host of global drawing standards to consider, creating, annotating, and updating drawings can be a challenge. With Solid Edge, drawing layout, detailing, annotation, and dimensioning controls automatically comply with the mechanical drafting standard you select.

Streamlined CAD drafting and documentation

Solid Edge automatically creates and updates drawings from 3D models, quickly creating standard and derived views, including auxiliary, section, detail, broken and isometric views.

Solid Edge also automates the creation of exploded views, balloons, parts lists and bills of material for models of any size. You can choose from a number of different display options, such as shaded, to ensure your documents communicate their intent as clearly as possible. As changes are made to the 3D model, a graphical indication alerts designers when drawing views are out of date, while a build-in tool alerts the user to what changes were made. When drawings are saved, Title Blocks are automatically populated using data from the Part file.

Better performance during creation and update

Solid Edge optimizes for speed and performance by taking advantage of multi-core processors, supporting the creation of simplified assemblies, and letting you choose between draft quality and high quality views.

When working with large assemblies, Solid Edge allows you to place drawing views based on a search query and turn off all the components that are not essential for the purpose of the view. With significantly fewer hidden lines to calculate, drawing views can be placed and updated much faster.