Best-in-class 3D design
Improve productivity with new adaptive user interface capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behavior.
The engine behind Solid Edge is Siemens Parasolid® software, the most widely used computer-aided geometric modeling kernel in the industry. Parasolid delivers 100 percent 3D model compatibility between product development applications. By enabling the creation and modification of digital 3D models, Solid Edge delivers on the Siemens commitment to provide digital transformation capabilities to its users. Digital transformation allows even the smallest organizations to leverage technology to level the playing field with large enterprises.
There’s a Solid Edge 3D Design package that’s right for you.
Choose the features you want at the value you need.
Solid Edge Design and Drafting
Get started quickly with our most affordable 3D CAD package! Solid Edge Design and Drafting includes basic part and assembly design, automated drawings, basic animation and rendering, 3D print preparation and cloud-enabled productivity.
Solid Edge Foundation
Our complete 3D CAD includes all the functionality of Solid Edge Design and Drafting, plus added sheet metal, frame and weldments, surface modeling. 2.5 axis milling and plastic part design functionality. It includes bulk migrators, design configuration and built-in capabilities for basic FEA simulation for stress, motion and vibration.
Solid Edge Classic
Solid Edge Classic is everything you need in a 3D CAD package, including all the capabilities of Solid Edge Foundation, plus advanced features such as design for cost, reverse engineering (3D scanning) an artificial intelligence UI, subdivision modeling, generative design, photo-realistic rendering, dynamic visualization, CAD Direct, a standard parts library, vendor catalog integration and engineering references (springs, gears, etc.).
Solid Edge Premium
Our ultimate and most popular 3D CAD package, Solid Edge Premium includes everything included in the feature set of Solid Edge Classic, with the addition of advanced motion simulation, advanced stress simulation, simulation optimization, point cloud visualization, electrical routing, PCB collaboration and pipe and tube design.
|Solid Edge Features||Design & Drafting||Foundation||Classic||Premium|
|Basic part and assembly design||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Import/export to all popular 2D/3D file formats||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Synchronous Technology (intelligent direct editing)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mesh modeling (convergent technology)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Prep for additive manufacturing||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Basic motion simulation||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced part and assembly design||✓||✓||✓|
|Sheet metal design||✓||✓||✓|
|Frame and weldments||✓||✓||✓|
|Simulation for parts||✓||✓||✓|
|2.5 Axis milling||✓||✓||✓|
|Subdivision modeling (advanced surfacing)||✓||✓|
|Standard parts & Libraries (nuts, bolts, etc.)||✓||✓|
|Vendor catalog integration (CADENAS)||✓||✓|
|Engineering reference (springs, CAMS, gears, etc.)||✓||✓|
|Design for cost||✓||✓|
|Pipe and tube design||✓|
|Point cloud visualization||✓|
|Linear stress simulation (parts/assemblies)||✓|
|Advanced motion simulation||✓|
How real companies are seeing the benefits of 3D Design
Agricultural equipment manufacturer speeds up product design with Solid Edge
Dramatic improvements in product development using Solid Edge and MACsheet SEG5
Integrated design-through-manufacturing system delivers a custom wooden cell phone case in just three hours; also opens door to new markets