Cloud-enabled Design

Cloud-enabled CAD

Solid Edge delivers cloud-enabled design–on your terms

Solid Edge delivers the cloud capabilities you need by providing easy access to professional 3D CAD across different devices, instant configuration of your CAD environment to your personal preferences, and the ability to quickly share your data across your design resources and with suppliers and customers. These cloud-enabled design capabilities reduce the IT support requirement for your CAD environment, freeing this valuable resource to work on productivity enhancing projects instead of daily system maintenance.

Solid Edge takes full advantage of the processing power of the user’s local device ensuring high reliability and fast response times. Your files are also cached locally, further ensuring reliability and performance. Solid Edge users can continue to work uninterrupted even if they lose their internet connection. This is essential for CAD users when traveling, for those who work on customer sites and anyone who does not have a 100% reliable internet connection.

Easy Access to CAD From Any Device

Solid Edge follows you wherever you go. Your CAD license can be held on the cloud and a simple login lets your run Solid Edge wherever you are. This makes it easier for you to move from device to device, for example when working at a customer site or from your home office.

Your Personalized CAD Environment at Your Fingertips

When you switch from one device to another, for example from using a workstation in the office to a tablet when visiting a customer, you can retrieve your personalized Solid Edge environment–including your menu options, colors, units and drawing standards–with just a few mouse clicks, and quickly complete cloud-based design tasks.

Software Updates Available On-Demand

Instead of searching for, downloading and distributing software updates, you can give users the capability to directly access the latest Solid Edge maintenance pack and install it when you choose.

Easily Vault and Share Your CAD Files

Solid Edge users can leverage popular cloud-based file sharing software like Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive or Box to backup, share and collaborate on their CAD files. A complete vault of CAD files can be replicated at 2 or more sites enabling fast access to the data you need, and a file locking mechanism prevents one user from accidentally overwriting another user’s changes.

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.