Solid Edge

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Solid Edge 2021: All the features you want. All the value you need.

The latest version of Solid Edge® software from Siemens Digital Industries provides the speed you need to get the most out of your entire engineering process – maximizing your productivity while decreasing your costs. With an emphasis on usability enhancements, Solid Edge 2021 users experience productivity gains with Solid Edge 3D CAD and Solid Edge CAM Pro. New capabilities in Solid Edge Wiring Design enable users to prepare the layout of industrial control panels, and new shape search and concept modeling capabilities make finding existing components and developing new ideas faster and easier than ever before.

Mechanical design

Design at the speed of creative thought with new subdivision modeling, lightning-fast reverse engineering, a new user interface powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and an intelligent 3D model search engine.

Subdivision modeling
• Develop unique products based on organic shapes without the need for expert knowledge
• Accelerate concepts using stylized design to create distinctive products

Adaptive user interface
• Improve productivity with new adaptive user interface (UI) capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behavior
• Enable novice users to experience command predictions based on use by experts

Reverse engineering
• Speed forward in capturing a comprehensive digital twin of your product’s design with lightning-fast performance improvements and deviation analysis
• Compare 3D scanned data to existing or other scanned data to detect deviations in individual components

Core CAD enhancements
• Deliver productivity gains in areas such as large assembly, sheet metal, parts, frames, drafting, translation of internal components, model-based definition and support for decals
• Realize significant performance productivity in the development of large assemblies with lightweight mode for part location and copy/paste functionality
• Speed translation efforts by an order of magnitude
• Create multi-edge flanges in a single operation, then automatically trim them

Vendor catalog integration
• Streamline and simplify the process for finding 3D models using a unique visual search engine,
• Search for parts using sketch and shape search abilities on visual search engine for 3D models

Electrical design

Prepare layout of industrial control panels with new cabinet layout capabilities that enable fast and accurate 2D panel assembly.

Solid Edge Wiring and Harness Design
• Prepare customizable table-based view of a terminal strip for electrical panel development
• Automate the complete design-to-production flow to achieve greater wire harness manufacturing efficiencies
• Automatically route full signal paths, including junctions
• Integrate electrical design efforts into Teamcenter® software and/or Capital™ software environments

Solid Edge Electrical Routing
• Route wiring along irregular continuous geometric bodies
• Import files into any electrical computer-aided design (ECAD) software using design interface file (DSI) format export Solid Edge PCB 

Solid Edge PCB Collaboration
• Import third-party IDX files into Solid Edge
• Automatically align and map 3D models from any Mentor® software printed circuit board (PCB) product


Optimize and validate designs digitally with tighter integration between flow and structural simulation.

• Add fluid pressure and temperatures to your design for a more accurate and comprehensive digital twin with even better integration between flow simulation and structural simulation
• Digitally validate and optimize parts, assemblies and complete systems early in the design process, reducing the need for physical prototypes while saving time and costs
• Select the best simulation tools for your individual requirements with powerful, scalable solution offerings
• Remove components from simulation analysis with easy-to-use commands to speed testing


Speed up computer numerical control (CNC) programming with a searchable postprocessor database, new fast roughing and adaptive milling.

• Maximize machine-floor investments by getting the most out of manufacturing equipment with a new searchable online database of postprocessors
• Remove material more quickly and increase tool life with new fast roughing, leveraging high-speed machining with 5-axis adaptive milling
• Think outside the box and nest your designs on surfaces of any shape with 2D Nesting, allowing for printing on organic materials such as leather and rough-cut wood. Maximize your nesting capabilities with new job-cost calculator and job multiplier
• Deploy and learn the powerful manufacturing solutions quickly and easily with built-in tutorials, templates and wizards

Technical publications

More rapidly create high-quality documents and illustrations directly from your 3D models.

• Open, save and revise data from Teamcenter, Siemens’ powerful product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, with tight integration between Solid Edge and Teamcenter to ensure you’re working with the right data every time
• Go from engineering to documentation quickly and seamlessly working directly with Solid Edge 3D models
• Import or export Solid Edge section views, including support for legacy weldment files (PWD)
• Leverage the digital twin to ensure all changes to the original design are easily incorporated into existing publications

Data management

Take control of your data, saving time and money with new rapid concept modeling and shape search capabilities.

• Rapidly create and evaluate multiple design scenarios with the concept modeling capabilities of Teamcenter as the backbone
• Easily search, manage and share product data efficiently and securely with Solid Edge data management solutions
• Find the data management tools that fit you, from built-in solutions to Teamcenter integration. The scalable set of Solid Edge tools can meet the varying needs of all manufacturers
• Search for parts based on shape, eliminate redesign and remanufacturing costs of an existing part

Cloud-based collaboration

Expand your options with new tools for cloud-based collaboration.

• Synchronize files with the cloud while you work
• Improve communication with colleagues, customers and suppliers, in turn accelerating decision-making
• View, measure and mark up any CAD file on any device
• Review designs in augmented reality (AR) on phones and tablets

Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-deploy, maintain and use software tools that advance all aspects of the product development process – mechanical and electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, technical documentation, data management and cloud-based collaboration.
Solid Edge, which is part of Xcelerator, a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, provides an innovative and comprehensive approach to product development for the mainstream market.
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The latest version of the software is Solid Edge 2021, which offers the most innovative possibilities in the world of product design. Solid Edge will increase your factory’s working efficiency while having all the necessary features to bring your product to the next level. This unique software offers: a fully integrated analysis of the product flow, the newest tools for 3D printing, more possibilities for creating technical publications, perfect control over production data of any size, as well as a brand new way of cloud-based collaboration.

See for yourself how Your company can accelerate its designing process thanks to quicker revisions and continuous implementation of 2D and 3D integrated data. We give you the opportunity to download the Solid Edge 2021 Free Trial, valid for 30 days. This Free Trial will provide you with access to the full range of Solid Edge applications and allow you to take advantage of many learning materials.

Finally, Solid Edge is offered as a monthly subscription service too, so Your business can make use of the best CAD solution on the market whenever it needs to.

It is time to take your manufacturing and design to the next level with Solid Edge 2021!

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SOLID EDGE for design
SOLID EDGE for design

Solid Edge is a design system from a new generation.

It makes the creation and re-work of 3D products quicker and easier thanks to its ground-breaking Synchronous technology. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modelling with the flexibility and control of parametric design.

As part of the software there are advanced possibilities for working with sheet materials, as well as for creating and managing assembled nodes. 2D drawings and realistic sketches are now created faster. The software is also available as a mobile application. There is a possibility for the use of a cloud-based service that fosters the process of data sharing.

SOLID EDGE for simulation
SOLID EDGE for simulation

There are numerous simulation offerings available to Solid Edge users.

The opportunities for simulation with Solid Edge are various: from the use of Solid Edge Simulations Express for separate parts, through Solid Edge Simulation for assembly analysis, to Femap for definition and analysis of complete systems, and FloEFD – used when simulating fluids.

SOLID EDGE for manufacturing
SOLID EDGE for manufacturing

Manufacturers, empowered by the innovative Solid Edge technologies, are able to produce world-class goods.

Solid Edge users have access to a comprehensive range of manufacturing solutions. These offerings allow for the accurate and efficient production of parts, which are designed with the software. The Solid Edge solutions support a variety of both traditional and novel production techniques, including mechanical processing, welding, sheet metal processing, molding, and 3D-printing.

SOLID EDGE for the industry
SOLID EDGE for the industry

From separate components all the way to sophisticated machinery – Solid Edge allows for the best product design in various economic sectors: metalworking, food industry equipment, agriculture machinery, medical equipment, etc.

Solid Edge provides a flexible portfolio of affordable software tools, which include all aspects of the manufacturing process and the optimization of new projects. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modelling with the flexibility and control of parametric design – a process made possible due to the Synchronous technology.

SOLID EDGE for technical publications
SOLID EDGE for technical publications

The fast and accurate transfer of manufacturing, installation, and support data is of essential importance to the success of a business venture.

By using Solid Edge for technical publications, your designers and project managers are guaranteed the effortless creation of miscellaneous technical records – from simple illustrations and manuals for the end-users, to interactive documents useful for the manufacturing and service departments.

SOLID EDGE for data management
SOLID EDGE for data management

When working with data, Solid Edge offers a myriad of solutions for the management of CAD data. This function satisfies the needs of all manufacturers, ranging from start-ups and smaller firms to even the largest producers that require strict separation of tasks.

Siemens has solutions that vary from integrated opportunities for data management (with Solid Edge), to programs which give the possibility for complete control over CAD data and the Product Lifecycle Management (with Teamcenter).