Technical Publications

The ability to clearly communicate the correct manufacturing, installation and maintenance procedures for your designs is essential to the performance of your products and the success of your business. Using Solid Edge technical publications solutions, your designers can quickly create many types of technical documents—from simple illustrations for end user manuals to interactive 3D technical documents for manufacturing and service. You can reduce the need for specialist technical authors or external services and produce top quality documents in-house.

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Work directly with your Solid Edge parts and assemblies

Solid Edge technical publications solutions are closely integrated with Solid Edge, allowing you to work directly with your Solid Edge parts and assemblies, and eliminating the need to convert your CAD files to a different format. And changes to the original design are easily incorporated into existing documents, speeding the engineering change process and ensuring that published documents reflect the current design.

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Quickly create detailed illustrations of your designs

Solid Edge Illustrations allows you to create high-quality 3D PDF documents and cloud-ready illustrations from your Solid Edge files and other 3D CAD formats. Use Solid Edge to capture 3D views then add features including markups and balloons before publishing. Solid Edge Illustrations provides a complete image, animation and template-based 3D PDF creation package, making it easy to create high-quality communications from your 3D models.

Interactive Technical Documents

Publish interactive technical documents

Solid Edge 3D Publishing is easy-to-use technical document authoring software that enables you to embed Solid Edge and other 3D CAD models directly into your documents. Solid Edge 3D Publishing includes a powerful set of tools for working with 3D CAD models, parts lists and formatted text allowing anyone to author complete printed or interactive technical documents in minutes. Perfect for creating training and work instructions, illustrated parts catalogs, service and support documentation, and product manuals.

Powerful collaboration leveraging the cloud

Integration with Teamcenter Share for Solid Edge technical publications solutions enables you to share and view your technical documentation with customers, suppliers, partners and colleagues anywhere, at any time, from any device. Teamcenter Share features the world-class, next generation collaboration tools to help you collaborate on design and engineering projects in the cloud. Connected to products across the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, Share is a rich set of capabilities designed to address your collaboration needs — instantly, securely and easily.

Integration with Teamcenter PLM software

Shorten the cycle between design and documentation with Siemens world-class product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, Teamcenter®. Open, save, check-in and check-out the most recent version of your design data and perform additional data management tasks within the Teamcenter client. The Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge Technical Publications enables direct access to your design data, ensuring you’re working with the right data, every times.

XLIFF Language Translation

Reach a larger, global market using XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) language translation to easily translate and localize digital documents. Available as an add-on, the Solid Edge XLIFF Language Translation module provides import/export functionally for language translation for both Solid Edge 3D Publishing and Solid Edge Illustrations.


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Create high-quality product and service manuals quickly and easily

Solid Edge Technical Publications provides the speed and flexibility you need to effectively communicate your product to customers. High-quality product and service manuals are created easily, thanks to tight integration with your Solid Edge CAD data.