Free Solid Edge
Resources for Students

With Solid Edge, students have access to a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals. In addition to free software, we provide tutorials, webinars, online courses and certification to help you develop your design and engineering knowledge and skills. Learners of all ages can gain valuable experience with industry-leading technology, supporting STEM education across all levels of education, from elementary school through university.

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Free Software for Students

Free Solid Edge Software for Students

From elementary school students to college-age, homeschoolers, self-learners and afterschool club members, the Solid Edge Student Edition is the same software used by professionals—free to any active learner.

Solid Edge CAM Pro Student Edition

Try the free version of our professional Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software for students. It is available free of charge, enabling students to learn and practice using the same professional Numerical Control (NC) programming solution used by industry-leading manufacturers around the world.

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Free Learning Content for Students

Access a comprehensive library of self-paced Solid Edge learning content, covering everything from basic techniques, such as sketching, to advanced topics, such as sheet metal and generative design. Solid Edge key content reviews and practice questions are also available to help you prepare for your Solid Edge Certification exams.

Watch the video to learn how to create a new Siemens Learning Center account, and how to find the Solid Edge Education and Community Library once you are logged in.

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Popular & Recently Added Courses

Get started with one of our featured online courses—available to learners of all ages.

Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals

Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals

In this course, you will learn how to recognize and create artistic 2D shapes and patterns. These 2D sketches will form the foundation for the follow-up course that introduces you to 3D artistic mechanical design.

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3D CAD Fundamentals

3D CAD Fundamentals

In this course, you will develop a solid creative understanding of 3D part modeling.

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Generative Modeling

Generative Modeling

Generative design is a radical departure from conventional design practices and is by definition the creation of shapes decided by a set of rules, or in other words, software algorithms. In this course, you will learn how to optimize products for minimal mass with goal-driven generative design.

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Learning How to Use Solid Edge for Structural Design & Weldments

Structural Design & Weldments

Create structural frames and weldments, create frame skeletons, build 3D frames, create drawings with cutlists, build a variety of metal frames, and add weldments.

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So You Have a Great Idea?

So You Have A Great Idea…

In this course, we will cover the entire process of how to go from an idea to a product to a business. We will also explore the engineering concepts involved.

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Solid Edge Project Tutorials

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Design a garden bird house

Level: Middle School, High School | Difficulty: Beginner

Learn 3D CAD principles to design a garden bird house using sketching, assemblies and exploded part views.

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Rocket Tutorial

Create a rocket with advanced CAD design

Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate

Learn advanced CAD design principles to build a rocket using sketching, holes, assemblies, sheet-metal design and a bill of materials.

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Build a front loader with parts, drawings and assemblies

Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate

This tutorial introduces you to all of the core abilities of Solid Edge: modeling parts, creating assemblies, and creating detailed drawings.

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Introduction to Wiring Your FIRST Robot

Introduction to wiring your FIRST robot

Level: All Ages | Difficulty: Intermediate

Learn how to use electronic routing in Solid Edge to add wire paths and physical wires to a FIRST® robot.

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FIRST 2020 Field of Play - Solid Edge CAD Files

FIRST 2020 Field of Play

Level: All Ages | Difficulty: Intermediate

Discover 3D models of field parts and assembly models in Solid Edge.

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Robot Kit Chassis by AndyMark®

Assemble a robot kit chassis

Level: All Ages | Difficulty: Intermediate

Learn how to create assembly relationships in Solid Edge to assemble a Robot Kit Chassis by AndyMark®, including how to add a virtual motor and gearbox.

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Career Development

Resume-Building Opportunities

Get Certified on Solid Edge

Students can demonstrate their skill level by taking online examinations and qualifying as a Solid Edge Certified Associate.

Enter the Student Design Contest

The Siemens Digital Industries Software Student Design Contest gives you global recognition for all your hard work. Impress your friends, teachers and future employers.


Greenpower A Momentous Race

Follow the story of Sean and his team of high school students who built a world class Greenpower car in Solid Edge.

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