Industry-leading 3D design software
Solid Edge 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 lets you design at the speed of creative thought.
Best-in-class 3D design
Next Generation Design
The future of 3D product development—generative modeling, additive manufacturing and reverse engineering, enabled by Convergent Modeling technology.
Sheet Metal Design
Build complete sheet metal design system with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process.
Modular Plant Design
Streamline your P&ID workflow process with database-driven access to pipe specifications.
Easy access across different devices, instant configuration of your CAD environment, and quick sharing of data with team members, suppliers and customers.
Improve productivity with new adaptive user interface capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behavior.
Combining the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design.
Assembly Modeling & Management
Superior assembly performance, whether you’re dealing with a few components or hundreds of thousands of parts.
CAD Drawing & Drafting
Drawing layout, detailing, annotation and dimensioning controls that automatically comply with mechanical drafting standards.
Realize significant gains in manufacturing productivity; spend less time on engineering documentation using fully digital processes.
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.
Mechanical Design in Solid Edge 2022
Solid Edge continues to improve in the area of design with each new release.