Free Solid Edge Software for Makers and Hobbyists
Whether you’re an engineer solving problems off the clock, or a maker looking to expand your skill set, Solid Edge can help you turn your idea into a reality. Solid Edge is easy-to-learn, easy-to-use and offers intuitive flexible modeling that makes it simple to change your design as you experiment and prototype.
With a series of free tools to meet your needs, Solid Edge takes your DIY to the next level.
Ready to take your idea to the market?
Qualifying startups are eligible for a free annual subscription to Solid Edge Premium—a comprehensive product development solution to help make your ideas a reality.
Learn more about our free tools for hobbyists
Keep making, with a range of tools for 2D and 3D design, design for 3D printing and manufacturing and cloud-based project collaboration.
I’m inspired by…what I have around me, I’m inspired by stuff I need, by problems that I need solved.
Evan Alan, i3Detroit Makerspace
Makers learn how easy CAD can be: Solid Edge at the i3Detroit Maker Space
Makers come together at i3 Detroit to make a single piston engine model. Using Solid Edge software, makers got a chance to learn a new design tool and make something really cool, using i3 Detroit’s laser cutters. Makers enjoyed challenging themselves to create a unique design and got a bonus to take home their working single piston engine model.