Industry-leading 3D design software

Solid Edge uses synchronous technology to help you accelerate product design, make revisions faster, and improve design data re-use. With faster 2D drafting, best-in-class sheet metal design, flexible part and assembly modeling, built-in photo-realistic rendering, and unmatched mobility, Solid Edge lets you design at the speed of creative thought.

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Capabilities

Best-in-class 3D design

Next Generation Design

The future of 3D product development—generative modeling, additive manufacturing and reverse engineering, enabled by Convergent Modeling technology.

Synchronous Technology

Combining the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design.

Sheet Metal Design

Build complete sheet metal design system with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process.

Assembly Modeling and Management

Superior assembly performance, whether you’re dealing with a few components or hundreds of thousands of parts.

Modular Plant Design

Streamline your P&ID workflow process with database-driven access to pipe specifications.

CAD Drawing and Drafting

Drawing layout, detailing, annotation and dimensioning controls that automatically comply with mechanical drafting standards.

Photo-Realistic Rendering

Photo-realistic images and animations from within the modeling environment to bring your models to life.

Cloud-ready Design

Easy access across different devices, instant configuration of your CAD environment, and quick sharing of data with team members, suppliers and customers.

Model-Based Definition

Realize significant gains in manufacturing productivity; spend less time on engineering documentation using fully digital processes.

Augmented Reality

Bring ideas to life with design visualization; validate digital designs in a physical environment.

Subdivision Modeling

Develop distinctively unique products based on organic shapes without the need for expert knowledge.

Adaptive UI

Improve productivity with new adaptive user interface capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behavior.

There’s a Solid Edge 3D Design package that’s right for you.

Choose the features you want at the value you need.

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
2D drafting
Import/export to all popular 2D/3D file formats
Synchronous Technology (intelligent direct editing)
Data management
Mesh modeling (convergent technology)
Visualization tools
Cloud enabled
Prep for additive manufacturing
Advanced part and assembly design  
Sheet metal design  
Frame and weldments  
Bulk migrators  
Surface modeling  
Simulation for parts  
Subdivision modeling (advanced surfacing)    
Photorealistic rendering    
Standard parts & Libraries (nuts, bolts, etc.)    
Vendor catalog integration (CADENAS)    
Adaptive UI    
Reverse engineering    
Engineering reference (springs, CAMS, gears, etc.)    
Design for cost    
Generative design    
Pipe and tube design      
PCB collaboration      
Electrical routing      
Linear stress simulation (parts/assemblies)      
Advanced motion simulation      
Simulation optimization      

Parasolid Inside

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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Free Software for Your Startup

If you’re an early stage startup in business for less than three years, you can now apply to get Solid Edge for free. With no application fee!

Download Free Solid Edge for Students

Build the skills you need with Solid Edge Student Edition software—a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals.

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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

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