Solid Edge 2021

All the features you want. All the value you need.

Solid Edge 2021 from Siemens provides the speed you need to get the most out of your entire engineering process—maximizing your productivity while decreasing your costs.

With an emphasis on usability enhancements, Solid Edge 2021 users experience productivity gains with Solid Edge 3D CAD and Solid Edge CAM Pro. New capabilities in Solid Edge Wiring Design enable users to prepare the layout of industrial control panels, and new shape search and concept modeling capabilities make finding existing components and developing new ideas faster and easier than ever before.

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Mechanical Design

Design at the speed of creative thought, with new subdivision modeling, lightning-fast reverse engineering, a new user interface powered by artificial intelligence, and an intelligent 3D model search engine.

New subdivision modeling: Develop distinctively unique products based on organic shapes without the need for expert knowledge with new subdivision modeling for next-generation design.

Faster reverse engineering

Reduce time spent on reverse engineering with lightning-fast performance enhancements including deviation analysis.

Adaptive UI

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

Faster performance

Faster performance and memory load time when developing large assemblies. New support for embedded components inside the assembly with no file reference, for simplified supplier data workflow.

Intelligent model search

Streamline the process of finding 3D models using intelligent search functions through integration with for Solid Edge.

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 International, Inc.

Electrical Design

Create fast, accurate 2D layout of industrial control panels with new cabinet panel design capabilities.

Cabinet panel design: Prepare layout of industrial control panels with new cabinet panel design capabilities in Solid Edge Wiring Design that enable accurate 2D cabinet panel assembly.

Harness Design

Automate the complete design-to-production flow, including synchronization with Teamcenter, to achieve greater wire harness manufacturing efficiencies

Electrical Routing

Manage wire routing along irregular continuous geometric bodies with flows to third-party ECAD systems

PCB Collaboration

Consume 3D models from industry-leading printed circuit board environments using an open, interoperable environment

We’ve recently committed to modeling full wire harnesses, and the updates in Solid Edge 2021, especially the routing and harness design functionalities, are going to be huge for us. This gives the opportunity to take full advantage of our digital twin, seeing where the wire harness will be and how they will interact within the product before the machine is finished, avoiding the need for costly prototypes.

Jason Inglis, Senior CAD System Administrator, Ditch Witch


Optimize and validate your designs digitally with tighter integration between flow and structural simulation.

Better integration between flow simulation and structural simulation help create a more accurate digital twin. Add fluid pressure and temperatures results from Simcenter FLOEFD for Solid Edge for analysis in Solid Edge Simulation. Digitally validating and optimizing parts, assemblies and complete systems early in the design process reduces the need for physical prototypes, saving time and costs.


Speed up NC programming with a searchable postprocessor database, new fast roughing and adaptive milling.

Maximize machine-floor investments by getting the most out of manufacturing equipment with a new searchable online database of postprocessors.

Think outside the box and nest your designs on surfaces of any shape with 2D Nesting, allowing for printing on organic materials such as leather and rough-cut wood. Maximize your nesting capabilities with new job-cost calculator and job multiplier.

Remove material more quickly and increase tool life with new fast roughing, leveraging high speed machining with 5-axis adaptive milling.

Technical Publications

Create high-quality documents and illustrations, faster. Directly from your 3D models.

Open, save and revise data from Teamcenter, Siemens’ powerful PLM solution, with tight integration to ensure your working with the right data, every time. Go from engineering to documentation quickly and seamlessly working directly with Solid Edge 3D models; leveraging the digital twin ensures all changes to the original design are easily incorporated into existing publications.

Data Management

Take control of your data, saving time and money, with new rapid concept modeling and shape search capabilities.

Concept modeling

Rapidly create and evaluate multiple design scenarios with Teamcenter as the backbone.

Shape search

Search for parts based on shape, eliminate redesign and remanufacturing costs of an existing part.

Requirements management

Systematically and effectively track and report customers’ and regulatory design requirements.

Cloud-Based Collaboration

Next-generation cloud collaboration is here.

Synchronize files with cloud storage, while you work; view, measure and markup any computer-aided design (CAD) on any device; securely share projects with anyone; and, review designs in augmented reality (AR) on phones and tablets.


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