Solid Edge

3D design and simulation

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Solid Edge Overview

What is 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.

Solid Edge Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English, German

Media

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Solid Edge Reviews

Solid Edge Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
5

Very good
7

Average
0

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3,8
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
3,7
86% recommended this app
John t. W.

Simple to use and robust CAD


Peter B.

Great CAD software

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.


Verified Reviewer

Solid Edge ST3 Review

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.


Ramon V.

Great starter CAD program

It was my first step into CAD, and while it was tough to do anything at first, I came away from it with the ability to make all sorts of ideas come to life on my screen. This is a good tool for anyone who needs to get into CAD.


Verified Reviewer

Useful 3D designing software for basic designing

As a freelancer I have used Solid edge for sheet metal designing and the features are very impressive and helpful. It allowed me to design any given model in no time. Recommended for designs with less designing and simple sheet metal designs.


John t. W.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Simple to use and robust CAD

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Having the choice between direct modeling and ordered is perfect. This is a robust CAD tool with many built-in advantages with their standard license such as: FEA, data management, reverse engineering, generative design and advanced rendering with KeyShot

Cons

Eventually, I would love this program to be in the cloud. I think that's where it's all going in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Peter B.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great CAD software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/29
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Design
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Solid Edge ST3 Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/19
Review Source: Capterra

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)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Ramon V.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Great starter CAD program

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

It was my first step into CAD, and while it was tough to do anything at first, I came away from it with the ability to make all sorts of ideas come to life on my screen. This is a good tool for anyone who needs to get into CAD.

Pros

You can create custom parts in solid edge and have them made and shipped to you with all sorts of different materials to choose from. If you know what you are doing, you can design things of incredible complexity by stringing together part files.

Cons

There is definitely a learning curve, as with any CAD program, and it is going to take time for a beginner to learn how to manipulate things the way that they want to. For example, it took me a long time to figure out how to make a wire that corkscrews around a curved line, and none of my teachers knew how to so I ended up getting somewhere close to what I wanted after watching countless videos on it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Useful 3D designing software for basic designing

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/14
Review Source: Capterra

As a freelancer I have used Solid edge for sheet metal designing and the features are very impressive and helpful. It allowed me to design any given model in no time. Recommended for designs with less designing and simple sheet metal designs.

Pros

1. Easy to learn
2. Designer with basic designing knowledge can grasp the features of software quickly
3. Assembly of CAD models is easier and convenient as compared to other softwares
4. Very fast software which helps in quicker designing of models.

Cons

1.3D to 2D converter is moderate with few features missing in comparison with other softwares of this caliber.
2.Supported file formats are also no great in comparison with other softwares
3. User interface with menus are a little too cramped up and completely user friendly

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
7,7/10
Based on 14 user ratings
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Solid Edge Pricing

Solid Edge Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
3,8/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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Solid Edge Features

Solid Edge Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
3,9/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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Additional information for Solid Edge

Additional information for Solid Edge

Key features of Solid Edge

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Solid Edge FAQs

Solid Edge FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Solid Edge.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Solid Edge offer?

Solid Edge offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$75,00/month

Pricing model: Free, 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.

Q. What are the main features of Solid Edge?

Solid Edge offers the following features:

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Solid Edge?

Solid Edge has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Solid Edge support?

Solid Edge supports the following languages:

English, German

Q. What type of pricing plans does Solid Edge offer?

Solid Edge has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Solid Edge support mobile devices?

Solid Edge supports the following devices:

Android, iPad

Q. What other apps does Solid Edge integrate with?

Solid Edge integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive

Q. What level of support does Solid Edge offer?

Solid Edge offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support