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, design 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 fuels innovation and empowers you to design without boundaries using synchronous technology, which helps you design faster and more intelligently without the constraints of traditional 3D modeling. Solid Edge gives you fully functional mobile design and collaboration, with access to design processes anytime, anywhere. With a choice of purchasing options catered to your business needs, you can implement a powerful and intuitive 3D design portfolio on your terms.
Sheet metal design is a core capability of Solid Edge, with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process. Leveraging Synchronous Technology, sheet metal designers can develop models faster using fewer commands, make changes in real-time, edit supplier data, and take designs to production with flat patterns and automatic drawings. Solid Edge delivers the most productive sheet metal CAD package available. With Synchronous Technology, many types of parts can be created with few or no commands. When creating deformed features, process-specific commands streamline the design of sheet metal components. As models are developed, sheet metal parts automatically adhere to these predefined material specifications such as thickness, bend radius, and corner conditions. Models created with Synchronous Technology can be edited faster and in a more flexible manner than traditional, history-based technology. You can construct models with no constraints, but get predicable results by editing with Live Rules or applying 3D Driving Dimensions directly to a completed model. During edits, unrelated geometry will not be regenerated, giving nearly instant performance. Solid Edge Sheet Metal excels in manufacturing support as it flattens sheet metal models, automatically calculating bends from standard or custom formulas. Flat pattern generation commands allow you to create a CAM-ready flat pattern DXF file directly from the sheet metal model, without the need to create a drawing first. Solid Edge streamlines drawing creation with the industry’s most productive drafting system. Formed and flattened components can be detailed and dimensioned, and remain associative so they automatically update when you change your design. Innovative tools for shaded views, exploded assemblies, detail and section views, hole tables and coordinate dimensioning all ensure that you represent your parts in the best possible way for customers and manufacturing.
Solid Edge is built on a foundation of superior core modeling and process workflows that help engineers design more rapidly by modeling parts more efficiently than other CAD systems. Solid Edge harnesses the power of Parasolid® – the modeling kernel owned and developed by Siemens PLM Software and, at more than a million licensed seats, the de-facto standard for 3D mechanical CAD. Highly innovative parametric modeling tools allow designers to quickly create basic shapes and easily add common mechanical features like holes, rounds and chamfers, as well as more complex geometry such as draft angles, lofts and helical features. And, for designers of more “stylistic” shapes such as those prevalent in consumer products and many other industries, Solid Edge’s revolutionary Rapid Blue technology provides shape design tools that have enormous power and flexibility, while remaining easy to implement and use.
Solid Edge boosts design productivity for complex geometry with exclusive Rapid Blue technology. With Rapid Blue, you get the shape you want, not the one the CAD system wants to give you. Shape preserving curves retain your original shape even through complex edits. Blue Dot editing introduces an industry first by addressing order dependency and providing significantly more freedom and control for evaluating and manipulating shapes in real time. Complemented by a variety of new process-oriented tools for shape design and dynamic editing, Rapid Blue shatters the barriers of traditional “history based” surface modeling. With significantly fewer steps to create and edit complex shapes, you can evaluate more alternatives in real time and get the design you want.
Solid Edge boosts design productivity of complex geometry with tailored commands and structured workflows that help you design much more quickly than general-purpose modelling tools. Process-specific features are model features that represent forms and functions common in specific industries, such as web networks for plastic parts. Process-specific features have refined capabilities, streamlined to perform with minimal user interaction. Solid Edge’s “super features” take this concept to a new level. Features such as cooling vents typically require the creation of multiple profiles and features and are traditionally cumbersome or impossible to model. With Solid Edge, they are created with a single command.
Solid Edge® software is a comprehensive 3D design system that uses synchronous technology to accelerate design, make revisions faster, and enable better re-use. With 3D CAD, simulation, and design management, Solid Edge helps companies uniquely design better and complete their projects faster.
Solid Edge is now available by subscription on a monthly basis. Select the plan that suits your needs, ranging from basic 2D/3D design and automated drawing production to advanced functionality such as assembly design, sheet metal, simulation and engineering libraries – all for a reasonable monthly fee – including maintenance and support.
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The Solid Edge Free Trial Includes: A full version of Solid Edge, complete with part modeling, assembly design, drafting, simulation and more. Online training and videos, as well as valuable “how-to” tips and tricks. Access to the Solid Edge online community, where you can find ideas and tips from expert users.
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