Free Solid Edge
With Solid Edge, educators have access to a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals. In addition to free software, we provide curriculum resources to support your classroom teaching.
Engage learners of all ages in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), in a way that is tangible and easy to apply.
Secondary School Curriculum
Middle school and high school play an essential role in educating future engineers and product designers. It’s at this stage in their education that many students first experience the spark that ignites their passion for design and engineering.
STEM Classroom Lectures
This collection of four classroom lectures address key areas of the STEM curriculum in secondary education. Developed by teachers for teachers, these lectures include classroom presentations, teacher notes, student activity sheets and homework tasks.
STEM Project Curriculum
Students are introduced to the Greenpower Challenge with activities including the development of a feasibility study for their school’s participation in the project. The Greenpower Challenge, an international STEM initiative of The Greenpower Education Trust, is supported by Siemens and promotes sustainable engineering to young people.
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
The STEM project introduces students to forces in materials, physical testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The project includes comprehensive Teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.
Introduction to Mechanical Systems
The STEM project introduces students to the concepts of mechanical systems as a means of transmitting energy. The project includes comprehensive teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.
Introduction to Surfacing
The STEM project introduces students to surface geometry and the concepts of surface modelling, providing an awareness of the different surfacing techniques and where there are advantages over solid modelling. The project includes comprehensive teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those taking part in the Greenpower Challenge.
This comprehensive STEM resource delivers structured teaching and learning activities on Wind Power. Students will learn the science and engineering behind wind power and how to design a working wind turbine in Solid Edge. This resource comprise both introductory and advanced project activities complete with Teacher guides, presentations, student resources, Solid Edge tutorials and datasets.
Using Solid Edge is a straightforward design process, and it’s easy to get your head around. It just makes sense!
Jim Gordon, Mechanical Engineering Student, Lead Electronics Designer – FSAE Team, Auburn University
College and University Level Courses
Professors at the college and university level can provide students with the knowledge and skills to help secure engineering or product design careers.
Solid Edge for Engineering Students
This semester-length course teaches students how to model. Engineering concepts are presented along with Solid Edge functions and modeling techniques. Instructors lecture from PowerPoint modules, which also launch videos, in-class activities and data files. Students bring their laptops to class so that they can participate. A study guide is provided. Supplemental materials stimulate creative, artistic thinking and 3D design with additional practice in non-traditional 3D CAD modeling.
Design a Garden Bird House
Level: Middle School, High School | Difficulty: Beginner
Use our 3D CAD tutorial to design a garden bird house using CAD principles, sketching, assemblies, and exploded part views.
Create a rocket with advanced CAD Design
Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate
Learn the advanced CAD design principles with our tutorial to build a rocket, using sketching, holes, assemblies, sheet-metal design, and a bill of materials.
Build a front loader with parts, drawings, and assemblies
Level: High School | Difficulty: Intermediate
This tutorial introduces all of the core abilities of Solid Edge: modeling parts, creating assemblies and creating detailed drawings.
How real schools are seeing the benefits of Solid Edge
Students in PACE program use PLM software to design and build a Formula One™ racecar
Platform to support the development of students and the growth of local businesses
Using Solid Edge helps HCT put together a successful run at Greenpower electric car event