The improvements in Solid Edge 2023 are immense. This release is full of enhancements that make your daily work easier to complete and with higher quality.
Francesco Arfilli, Fiorini Group
What’s new in Solid Edge 2023
Solid Edge SaaS: Cloud-connected, with anywhere access and exclusive benefits
The product development tools you rely on – now available as an Xcelerator Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription. Solid Edge SaaS gives you a connection to the cloud and the opportunity to access software and services based on your needs.
- Lower your IT overhead, manage costs, and easily scale your business.
- Get access to exclusive extra features, capabilities and included tools.
- Store your data securely in the cloud and easily share it with your teams, anywhere, anytime, on any device.
- Leverage Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities to look at your product in the context of the real world.
- Collaborate easily with Xcelerator Share, included with your subscription.
- Instantly access add-on capabilities with new Value-Based Licensing to take your design data further.
Get the features you want, when you need them, with flexible licensing options
Value-Based Licensing allows you to choose the add-on capabilities you want when you need them. This new flexible licensing option available through a Solid Edge SaaS subscription gives you instant access to integrated add-on products: Generative Design Pro, Point Cloud Visualization, Electrical Routing, PCB Collaboration, Advanced PMI, Simulation, and Solid Edge XpresRoute. Easily mix and match add-on products with a flexible token system.
Click less, do more
A new look and feel gives the Solid Edge user interface (UI) a modern update to match the way you work. Updates include intuitive command bars and toolbars, updated personalization options, and improved modeling workflows. Improvements to Ordered Part and Sheet Metal modeling workflows bring Synchronous tools to Ordered users, further increasing productivity while speeding up onboarding for first-time users.
Go further with your design data
New interoperability enhancements unlock the power of your design data while future-proofing your work. Transfer Solid Edge data to and from other products within the Xcelerator portfolio with ease, including NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) and Process Simulate. Insert SolidWorks, JT, STEP, and Parasolid files (part or assembly) directly into Solid Edge assemblies without translation.
MBD with Advanced PMI: Seamlessly leverage design and manufacturing intent
Model Based Definition (MBD) enhancements give you the tools to detail 3D models faster and easier than ever before. With improved workflows and automatic assistance, your productivity is increased significantly. A new Solid Edge Advanced PMI add-on delivers high-quality consistent dimensioning for downstream PMI applications.
Automatically identify, label, and extract critical design characteristics
Introducing Solid Edge Inspector – save time and money in manufacturing by eliminating errors in inspection. Solid Edge Inspector automatically generates high-quality inspection data and reports users can trust, while enabling seamless communication in the downstream manufacturing process.
Make the most of your mesh – optimized simulation for all your models
Enhanced capabilities now allow for simulation on convergent models (models created using generative design or obtained from 3D scans) without the need for conversion to b-rep. Body Mesh functionality has been expanded to include assembly and sheet metal simulation, which reduces meshing errors and accelerates the speed of simulation studies.
Build the impossible with new manufacturing capabilities
New Multi-Axis Roughing for 5-Axis Machining in Solid Edge CAM Pro provides more efficient material removal while saving you time. A new Rotary Machining Add-on for 4-Axis machining and new Wire EDM functionality improves your ability to create shapes, even those that would otherwise be too expensive or even impossible. The Smart Machine Kits library provides easy access to standardized, professionally built machine simulation kits.
Create technical publications with a faster, more responsive user interface
A new, modern user interface and enhancements to usability, workflows and animations let you do even more with illustrations and technical documentation. Assign Rich Text Metadata to illustrations and parts that displays dynamically. Create custom transitions with pre-defined timing for camera movement, part reveal, part movement, part hide and other animation features. Define Multiple Master Pages and display visual thumbnails alongside the document.
A complete product development portfolio
Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that address all aspects of the product development process. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design – made possible with synchronous technology.