3D printing is part science and part art. Effective design for 3D printing is a combination of understanding the printing process and adapting to it, and understanding the goals for your object and designing with those goals in mind. Whether you are creating an initial prototype or a final product, Solid Edge supports your needs.
Create world-class products using the latest techniques
Our tools support your end-to-end workflow, from design for 3D printing techniques to preparation and output to hardware and services with color printing capability.
Explore new concepts with generative design
Generative design combines powerful design tools with topology optimization, allowing you to quickly create light, highly customized complex shapes, uniquely suited for 3D printing.
Preparation of geometry for additive techniques
Seamlessly combine traditional “b-rep” solid models with triangular mesh models without time-consuming and error-prone conversions, reducing rework while supporting additive manufacturing processes for complex shapes.
Direct output of models
to your 3D printer
Solid Edge supports output of your part models to 3D Printers using the 3D Print command. Write out your parts to .stl and .3MF formats, or send your parts directly to the Microsoft 3D Builder app. This allows you to print in-house with automated print preparation, including color printing capability.
Instant quotes and parts shipped to your door
With Solid Edge, you can also send your designs directly to cloud-based 3D printing services like 3YOURMIND to get quotes, with real time price and lead time comparison, for manufacturing the part in different materials and shipping to your location.
Solid Edge enables you to easily design for 3D printing
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