About Solid Edge

Solid Edge by Siemens provides businesses with a range of modular, end-to-end modeling and simulation tools to address all aspects of the product development process. The software portfolio covers electrical design, 3D design, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), 3D printing, simulation, data management, and more. Solid Edge serves a range of industries including aerospace supply chain, automotive aftermarket, agricultural machinery, consumer durables, fluid power system design, marine craft and equipment manufacturing, medical devices, industrial machinery, and plastics component manufacturing.

With Solid Edge, users can produce high-quality illustrations and documents directly from their 3D models. The software aims to help users produce accurate designs quickly with subdivision modeling, reverse engineering, cabinet panel design for 2D layouts of industrial control panels, rapid concept modeling, 3D model search, and more. Cloud capabilities allow users to access Solid Edge from any device, and view CAD files from anywhere with the Solid Edge Portal.


Images

Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge wiring design and electrical routing
Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge modeling
Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge heat transfer simulation
View 4 more
Solid Edge video
Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge wiring design and electrical routing
Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge modeling
Solid Edge Software - Solid Edge heat transfer simulation

Not sure about Solid Edge? Compare with a popular alternative

Solid Edge

4,3 (46)
VS.
Highly reviewed

Starting Price

US$75,00
month
US$235,00
month

Pricing Options

Free version
Free trial
Free version
Free trial

Features

47
51

Integrations

4
No integrations found

Ease of Use

4,1 (46)
4,1 (2 989)

Value for Money

4,1 (46)
4,2 (2 989)

Customer Service

4,0 (46)
4,2 (2 989)
Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

Alternatives

AutoCAD

4,6
#1 Alternative to Solid Edge
AutoCAD is a 2D & 3D design & drafting platform which supports automated design tasks with 2D drafting, drawing &...

CATIA

4,6
#2 Alternative to Solid Edge
CATIA is a cloud-based and on-premise product modeling software, which helps businesses in various industries, such as...

SolidWorks Premium

4,6
#3 Alternative to Solid Edge
SolidWorks Premium is the leading 3D design solution in the industry. It seamlessly integrates powerful design...

FreeCAD

4,3
#4 Alternative to Solid Edge
FreeCAD is an on-premise open-source paramedic 3D modeler, which helps businesses design objects of all sizes....

Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(46)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4/5

Already have Solid Edge?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Showing 5 reviews of 46
Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best to create engineering designs.

Reviewed on 2022/02/15

The solid edge helps us to design our products in 2d and 3d. We use solid edge for doing calculation...

The solid edge helps us to design our products in 2d and 3d. We use solid edge for doing calculations and analysis of the design.

Pros

The solid edge is a engineering design software which helps to create drawings of parts and assemblies for the production. We can create design in 2d and can do analysis of the design to avoid errors during production. They have a great customer support if we hav any issues.

Cons

No issues were found in our use. But the user interface need to be improved.

Response from Siemens

Thanks so much for your honest review on your experience with Solid Edge! It is great to hear that our platform has been so great to help you with your 2D and 3D designing. We will work to continue developing our platform to continue to give you a great experience.

Peter
Overall rating
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great CAD software

Reviewed on 2020/10/29

I can quickly provide customer solutions, with great quality 2D drawings, 3D models, Video...

I can quickly provide customer solutions, with great quality 2D drawings, 3D models, Video fly-throughs, machine animations, stress and displacement analysis and reverse engineering. This software is critical to my business.

Pros

Solid Edge delivers great results quickly and design changes are very simple. The user interface is simple and clean and you do not need to sort through a hundred buttons to find the function you need. The software is great at importing and exporting other CAD formats. The drawing options are very good and quality drafts are produced in very little time. The software is more powerful and stable than some other brands and the support staff in Australia is fantastic.

Cons

The software installation and updates are a big drama and require technical assistance every time. When a new version comes out I need to allow at least a day before I will be operating again.

Alternatives Considered

SolidWorks Premium

Reasons for Choosing Solid Edge

User interface and compatibility with other CAD brands.

Switched From

Inventor

Reasons for Switching to Solid Edge

I found at the time of purchase that Solid Edge had the best sheet metal design tools.
Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Solid Edge ST3 Review

Reviewed on 2019/05/19

Just being honest with ST3 version, there was just to many bugs. It can’t process to many features...

Just being honest with ST3 version, there was just to many bugs. It can’t process to many features or large assemblies. This caused so much lagging. I once waited 10 minutes just to turn a DFT file into a pdf because I wanted color. I shouldn’t have to choose between color and time. Just my opinion. I wouldn’t be to proud of using this software year.

Pros

Okay so just to say, this is for the ST3 Version I used to had. Not the new up to date version I now have, ST9. ST3’s strong point was definitely it’s ability to help our manufacturing shop with sheet metal work. I could make a complicated sheet metal part with good accuracy. With sheet metal factors are always causing problems, this software excells in that area.

Cons

Okay so, when I used the software, the thing that absolutely really bugged me the worst when I was creating an assembly in the “ordered environment” all my features and assembles were based off my parent sketch. As you know, things changed in designs. Well when I change/update my sketch, my assembly would either not change with it, or more commonly, it would just blow up. This would cause me to seriously have to update it manually, hours of work. This happened with large assemblies. (12 or more parts)

Response from Siemens

Hello, sorry to hear about the inconvenience that you are facing. The bugs and your problems should have been resolved with our current version.

Ever
Overall rating
  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Very intuitive and easy to use

Reviewed on 2021/06/30

Pros

The tools are really easy to find and the visual hints helps a lot.
The interface is very intuitive

Cons

It uses more computational resources than other applications but it is worth it

Response from Siemens

Ever, thank you so much for your honest review of your Solid Edge experience! As the industry shifts we are glad that your shift to using our platform has proved beneficial for your creations.

Hiran
Hiran
Overall rating
  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A good mechanical design software tool with 3D Modelling and assembly.

Reviewed on 2020/12/30

A PLM software where a user can build an accurate CAD models.

A PLM software where a user can build an accurate CAD models.

Pros

The User is allowed to do geometry constraint while sketching. The measurement standard can be selected before creation of the sketch. Recording option is helpful to make a video of the workspace. 3D drawing is easily done. 3D model drafting into 2D sheets are done easily with all detailed views. Intelligence in selection of line is helpful when there is difficult in selection of line in sketch.

Cons

We need to purchase the software from a reseller. Customer support need to improve problem-solving skill. The software doesn't run smoothly in a low configured workstation. User interface need to be improved. The software should not proceed for next design steps if there is error in sketching.

Response from Siemens

Dear Hiran, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear, that you like the drawing tools within Solid Edge . If your are an active student, we offer a student edition with a license that does not expire as long as you're an active student. Here is the link: https://www.siemens.com/solid-edge-student

Showing 5 reviews of 46 Read all reviews

Solid Edge FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Solid Edge.

Solid Edge offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$75,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Monthly and annual subscriptions are available, as well as perpetual licenses. Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Portal, and Viewer are all available for free. Contact Siemens for pricing information.

Solid Edge has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Solid Edge supports the following languages:

English

Solid Edge supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Solid Edge integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, OneDrive

Solid Edge offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

Related categories

See all software categories found for Solid Edge.