Free Solid Edge learning 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.


Free software for students

Solid Edge Student Edition

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.

Siemens Learning Center

Our free Solid Edge for education and community library, located within the Siemens Learning Center, includes a comprehensive library of on-demand learning materials, covering everything from basic sketching techniques to advanced product design topics. This library enables students to learn the Solid Edge software through short, topical lessons that can be used for self-paced learning or incorporated into instructor-led lesson plans. All content has been designed to help learners prepare for Solid Edge Certification and subsequent career advancement.

The library offers nine learning paths, comprised of 1300+ topics, 190+ individual chapters, and 70+ hours of video content.

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Solid Edge online courses

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

Solid Edge Simulation: Finite Element Analysis

Learn the application of finite element analysis (FEA) in Solid Edge Simulation to analyze, visualize, and optimize designs before even producing a prototype.

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Finding the Art in Engineering

Explore the artistic and creative side of Engineering with this course which provides a perfect blend of art, creative thinking, design concept, and engineering.

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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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Solid Edge Subdivision Modeling

Learn advanced design techniques, such as subdivision modeling, generative design, and 3D printing to create great products.

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Solid Edge Convergent Modeling

An overview of Convergent Modeling, and how to combine Mesh and b-rep data, reverse engineer b-spline curves, and much more.

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Getting Started

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

Our 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.