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.

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.

Adaptive UI

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

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.

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. 2.5 axis milling and plastic part design functionality. It includes bulk migrators, design configuration and 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) an artificial intelligence UI, subdivision modeling, generative design, photo-realistic rendering, dynamic visualization, CAD Direct, a standard parts library, vendor catalog integration and engineering references (springs, gears, etc.).

Solid Edge Premium

Our ultimate and most popular 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, point cloud visualization, 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
Basic motion simulation
Advanced part and assembly design
Sheet metal design
Frame and weldments
Bulk migrators
Surface modeling
Simulation for parts
2.5 Axis milling
Subdivision modeling (advanced surfacing)
Photorealistic rendering
Standard parts & Libraries (nuts, bolts, etc.)
Vendor catalog integration (CADENAS)
Adaptive UI
Reverse engineering
Dynamic visualization
Engineering reference (springs, CAMS, gears, etc.)
CAD Direct
Design for cost
Generative design
Pipe and tube design
PCB collaboration
Electrical routing
Point cloud visualization
Linear stress simulation (parts/assemblies)
Advanced motion simulation
Simulation optimization

FREE Software

Free 3D Design Software

Free software for your startup

Early-stage startups in business for less than three years can apply to get Solid Edge for free. 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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