Solid Edge - Industry-leading 3D design software

Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that address all aspects of the product development process – 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, data management and more, thanks to a growing ecosystem of apps. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design – made possible with synchronous technology.

Solid Edge design software uses synchronous technology to help you accelerate product design, make revisions faster, and improve design data re-use.

With faster 2D drafting, best-in-class sheet metal design, flexible part and assembly modeling, built-in photo-realistic rendering, and unmatched mobility, Solid Edge helps you design better.

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Synchronous Technology for Fast, Flexible Design

Solid Edge makes creating and editing 3D product designs faster and easier through our unique synchronous technology—combining the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design.

Advanced Sheet Metal Design

Solid Edge provides a complete sheet metal design system with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process. Straight brake, rolled or transition type components can be created complete with flanges, holes, relief and corner options. You can validate designs for manufacturing, document the bend sequence and send flat pattern DXF files directly to production.

Assembly Creation and Management

Solid Edge makes it easy to design assemblies and manage part relationships, whether you’re dealing with a few components or hundreds of thousands of parts. Outstanding large assembly technology allows you to manage, build and view assemblies in real time, without sacrificing performance. Comprehensive digital prototyping capabilities allow you to build entire 3D digital prototypes and optimize your designs before production.

Faster 2D Drawing Production

Solid Edge contains an innovative set of capabilities for the 2D documentation process. You can quickly and easily create production-ready drafting and documentation.

Beautiful Photo-realistic Rendering

Bring your models to life with photo-realistic rendering. Solid Edge offers built-in rendering through integration with Luxion’s KeyShot technology, allowing you to create photo-realistic images and animations from within the modeling environment.

Unmatched Design Mobility

Design better – from anywhere – when you run Solid Edge 3D design software on the Microsoft Surface™ Pro. Using Solid Edge on the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet gives you full access to your 3D design projects on a high-performance device, whether you’re working in a research and development (R&D) laboratory, on the shop floor, or traveling to meet with suppliers and customers.


Cloud-enabled Design

Solid Edge delivers the cloud capabilities you need by providing easy access to professional 3D CAD across different devices, instant configuration of your CAD environment to your personal preferences, and the ability to quickly share your data across your design resources and with suppliers and customers.


    Add-on applications

    Different manufacturing industries face their own unique design challenges, and it is neither acceptable nor practical for a CAD system to deliver a generic collection of tools and expect users to adapt them to their own needs. Solid Edge recognized this from the start, and has long been focused on providing tools and workflows that offer specific solutions to these challenges.

    • Wiring Harness
      Solid Edge Wire Harness Design is a dedicated process driven environment for the efficient creation, routing and organization of wires, cables and bundles in a Solid Edge assembly. Wire Harness Design allows electrical and mechanical design teams to collaborate on designs to create complete and accurate digital mockups containing both mechanical and electrical components, and removes the need for expensive physical prototypes.

      Solid Edge Wire Harness Design

    • XpresRoute
      Solid Edge XpresRoute eases the design of mechanical routed systems. A comprehensive set of industry-specific design tools helps designers quickly route and model piping and tubing in Solid Edge assemblies. Fully integrated with Solid Edge, XpresRoute utilizes process-specific workflows that match industry best practices and work the way that you want to work.

      Solid Edge XpresRoute

    • Standard Parts
      Solid Edge Standard Parts is a powerful parts management system that allows designers to define, store, select and position commonly used parts — like fasteners, bearings, structural steel members and pipe fittings— quickly and efficiently, enabling rapid and precise completion of 3D assemblies. With Solid Edge Standard Parts, companies establish and share their own standards, so designers can concentrate on creative design and not on redundant modeling tasks.

      Solid Edge Standard Parts

    • Mold Tooling
      A complete solution for mold design Solid Edge Mold Tooling is the cornerstone of a complete mold design solution that helps transform ideas into deliverable products faster and at lower cost by addressing challenges that are unique to the industry.

      Solid Edge helps both OEMs and dedicated mold shops overcome these challenges by combining industry-leading capabilities for data import, cleanup and shape modeling with a proven set of mold design automation tools, unparalleled documentation capabilities and seamless integration with best-in-class analysis and manufacturing solutions.

      Solid Edge Mold Tooling

    • Solid Edge Simulation
      Solid Edge Simulation is a new, built-in finite element analysis (FEA) tool for design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment. Based on proven Femap finite element modeling and NX Nastran solver technology, Solid Edge Simulation significantly reduces the need for physical prototypes, which lowers your material and testing costs, and saves design time.

      Solid Edge Simulation

    • Web Publisher
      Solid Edge Web Publisher is an additional software module that makes it extremely fast and easy to share design information over the Internet or company intranets. Web Publisher is seamlessly integrated with Solid Edge, so you can publish web pages with Solid Edge 3D models and related data in seconds, directly from your Solid Edge design session, without any web publishing expertise.

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Try Solid Edge for 45 Days

Take your product design to the next level with Solid Edge 3D CAD. Find out how Solid Edge drives unparalleled design productivity and engineering creativity, utilizing synchronous technology to deliver the speed and flexibility of direct modeling with the control of parametric design.

With 45-day access to the full version of Solid Edge, you can experience fast, flexible design changes, powerful assembly management, and seamless use of multi-CAD data.

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Solid Edge Data Management

Solid Edge Data Management provides a scalable set of data management solutions that meet the varying needs of small to large manufacturing organizations who may design simple or very complex products.

Built-in Solid Edge Data Management Capabilities

Solid Edge has many data management capabilities as an integral part of the core 3D CAD software. These include integration into Windows Explorer, which enables users to view thumbnails of parts and assemblies, and right click operations to open Solid Edge files in utilities like Revision Manager and View and Markup.


Microsoft SharePoint Based Design Management

Solid Edge SP (Solid Edge for SharePoint) provides easy vaulting and retrieval of Solid Edge files and related design data, along with a visual approach to managing linked documents, product structures and projects.

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Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge

The Teamcenter® Integration for Solid Edge enables you to capture, manage and share your Solid Edge data, adding your 3D models and 2D drawings to a single source of product data for access by your design and manufacturing teams. Teamcenter supplies a full range of product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities to further optimize your design-through-manufacturing process.


Solid Edge Manufacturing

Siemens PLM Software provides a comprehensive set of Solid Edge manufacturing solutions that enable you to accurately and efficiently manufacture parts designed in Solid Edge.

CAM Express

CAM Express from Siemens PLM Software is an in-depth, highly flexible system that allows you to maximize the value of your investments in the latest, most efficient and most capable machine tools. Easy to deploy and easy to learn, CAM Express provides powerful NC Programming with a low total cost of ownership and is a popular choice in the mold/die and aerospace industries.

CAM Express can be used independently of any specific computer-aided design (CAD) system and includes key industry translators for data import. CAM Express is also available for integrated use with Siemens PLM Software CAD applications (NX and Solid Edge) based on the same packages.

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