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Solid Edge Design and Drafting
Get started quickly with our most affordable 3D CAD package! Solid Edge Design and Drafting includes basic part and assembly design, automated drawings, basic animation and rendering, 3D print preparation and cloud-enabled productivity.
Solid Edge Foundation
Our complete 3D CAD includes all the functionality of Solid Edge Design and Drafting, plus added sheet metal, frame and weldments, surface modeling, and plastic part design functionality. Plus, take advantage of built-in capabilities for basic FEA simulation for stress, motion and vibration.
Solid Edge Classic
Solid Edge Classic is everything you need in a 3D CAD package, including all the capabilities of Solid Edge Foundation, plus advanced features such as design for cost, reverse engineering (3D scanning), generative design, cam, gear, pulley and shaft design, spring design and beam and column design.
Solid Edge Premium
Our ultimate 3D CAD package, Solid Edge Premium includes everything included in the feature set of Solid Edge Classic, with the addition of advanced motion simulation, advanced stress simulation, simulation optimization, electrical routing, PCB collaboration and pipe and tube design.
|Solid Edge Features||Design & Drafting||Foundation||Classic||Premium|
|Basic part and assembly design||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Import/export to all popular 2D/3D file formats||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Synchronous Technology (intelligent direct editing)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mesh modeling (convergent technology)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Prep for additive manufacturing||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced part and assembly design||✓||✓||✓|
|Sheet metal design||✓||✓||✓|
|Frame and weldments||✓||✓||✓|
|Simulation for parts||✓||✓||✓|
|Subdivision modeling (advanced surfacing)||✓||✓|
|Standard parts & Libraries (nuts, bolts, etc.)||✓||✓|
|Vendor catalog integration (CADENAS)||✓||✓|
|Engineering reference (springs, CAMS, gears, etc.)||✓||✓|
|Design for cost||✓||✓|
|Pipe and tube design||✓|
|Linear stress simulation (parts/assemblies)||✓|
|Advanced motion simulation||✓|
The engine behind Solid Edge is Siemens Parasolid® software, the most widely used computer-aided geometric modeling kernel in the industry. Parasolid delivers 100 percent 3D model compatibility between product development applications. By enabling the creation and modification of digital 3D models, Solid Edge delivers on the Siemens commitment to provide digital transformation capabilities to its users. Digital transformation allows even the smallest organizations to leverage technology to level the playing field with large enterprises.
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Solid Edge 2021 is, in my opinion, the best Solid Edge release in years! There are a lot of things that will make the design process easier for our engineers. It’s a major update.
Ricardo Espinosa, R&D Engineering Manager, Kimball
How real companies are seeing the benefits of 3D Design
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