Solid Edge
Resources for Startups

New businesses need access to the best tools and technologies to bring their ideas to market quickly, but they often lack the means to acquire the professional resources they need. The struggle to maintain a consistent funding stream, the time required to learn new skills, and the challenges of work/life balance—especially when you’re still working a day job—can doom great concepts before they have a chance to take hold.

Recent surveys show that startups face universal challenges when moving from business plan to reality:

55%

Limited resources – trying to find a balance between what we need and what we can afford

51%

Learning skills outside my domain expertise – sales, marketing, finance, etc.

49%

Starting from scratch – figuring out what I need for the business and where to get it

38%

Managing work/life balance and the time needed to get a startup off the ground

The Solid Edge for Startups program makes it very easy for new businesses – whether they are designing products or performing engineering services – to access premium software and resources, including online training and community support.

Solid Edge for Startups

Overview

Your software should be a solution, not a problem

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.

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Capabilities

Learn more about the Solid Edge portfolio

Solid Edge provides users with a full portfolio of solutions to meet a wide range of business needs. Solid Edge not only offers rich design solutions, but scalable solutions for simulation, manufacturing and data management as well.

Speed, flexibility and next generation design

Everything you need in a design solution, plus everything you want, including synchronous technology, generative modeling, additive manufacturing and reverse engineering.

Integrated electrical design

Overcome electrical design challenges early in the design cycle. Solid Edge electrical design software was developed to satisfy the requirements of companies where ease of use and value are as important as functionality.

Scalable simulation software that drives design

By starting simulation early in design, changes are made when they are easiest, time-to-manufacture is shortened, and cost-to-manufacture can be reduced.

Scalable data management

Data management that meet the needs of all manufacturers, from startups and very small firms to larger manufacturers with distributed operations.

Traditional and additive manufacturing

Solutions to support a variety of traditional and new manufacturing techniques, including machining, welding, sheet metal, molding and additive manufacturing.

Dynamic technical publications

Quickly create many types of technical documents, from simple illustrations for end user manuals to interactive technical documents for manufacturing and service.

Cloud-based collaboration

Share your design and manufacturing data securely throughout the product development process with the free Solid Edge Portal.

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One of the largest struggles of a startup is obtaining adequate funding — and engineering, specifically enabled by a CAD tool, is the cornerstone of bringing the concept to reality. What Siemens has done with their Solid Edge product is revolutionary; the ability to stretch our funds ultimately gives us that much more of a chance to make it to market. I see Siemens as a partner and investor in our company, and I look forward to working with them for years to come.

Ian Henderson, COO of Skybridge UAS

Customer Stories

How real companies are seeing the benefits of 3D Design

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