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Education Resources

With Solid Edge, educators have access to a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals. In addition to free software, we provide curriculum resources to support your classroom teaching.

Engage learners of all ages in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), in a way that is tangible and easy to apply.

Free Solid Edge Software for Teachers

Prepare students—from elementary school through high school—for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a free campus-wide license to Solid Edge Teacher Edition.

Catchbook for Young Learners

Use the free Catchbook sketching app from Siemens PLM Software to introduce young learners to sketching basic geometric shapes.

Secondary School Curriculum

Middle school and high school play an essential role in educating future engineers and product designers. It’s at this stage in their education that many students first experience the spark that ignites their passion for design and engineering.

STEM Classroom Lectures

This collection of four classroom lectures address key areas of the STEM curriculum in secondary education. Developed by teachers for teachers, these lectures include classroom presentations, teacher notes, student activity sheets and homework tasks.

Electrical conductors
Gears and Levers
Friction
Speed

STEM Project Curriculum

Students are introduced to the Greenpower Challenge with activities including the development of a feasibility study for their school’s participation in the project. The Greenpower Challenge, an international STEM initiative of The Greenpower Education Trust, is supported by Siemens and promotes sustainable engineering to young people.

STEM Project Curriculum

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

The STEM project introduces students to forces in materials, physical testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The project includes comprehensive Teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.

Introduction to FEA

Simulation Analysis l FEA

Introduction to Mechanical Systems

The STEM project introduces students to the concepts of mechanical systems as a means of transmitting energy. The project includes comprehensive teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.

Introduction to Mechanical Systems

Introduction to Surfacing

The STEM project introduces students to surface geometry and the concepts of surface modelling, providing an awareness of the different surfacing techniques and where there are advantages over solid modelling. The project includes comprehensive teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.

Introduction to Surfacing

Wind Power

This comprehensive STEM resource delivers structured teaching and learning activities on Wind Power. Students will learn the science and engineering behind wind power and how to design a working wind turbine in Solid Edge. This resource comprise both introductory and advanced project activities complete with Teacher guides, presentations, student resources, Solid Edge tutorials and datasets.

Wind Power Introduction
Wind Power Advanced

Using Solid Edge is a straightforward design process, and it’s easy to get your head around. It just makes sense!

Jim Gordon, Mechanical Engineering Student, Lead Electronics Designer – FSAE Team, Auburn University

College and University Level Courses

Professors at the college and university level can provide students with the knowledge and skills to help secure engineering or product design careers.

Introduction to 3D Modeling

This undergraduate semester-long curriculum includes lecture notes, classroom presentations, videos and assignments.

Introduction to 3D Modeling Curriculum

Solid Edge for Engineering Students

This semester-length course teaches students how to model. Engineering concepts are presented along with Solid Edge functions and modeling techniques. Instructors lecture from PowerPoint modules, which also launch videos, in-class activities and data files. Students bring their laptops to class so that they can participate. A study guide is provided. Supplemental materials stimulate creative, artistic thinking and 3D design with additional practice in non-traditional 3D CAD modeling.

Solid Edge for Engineering Students

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Ulster University

Solid Edge aids learning and industry outreach at the School of Engineering.

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Hear how Ulster University uses Solid Edge as a platform to support the development of students and the growth of local businesses.

Customer Stories

How real schools are seeing the benefits of Solid Edge

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