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.

Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong SAR China, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, San Marino, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Solid Edge

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Features

Total features of Solid Edge: 48

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • Bills of Material
  • CAD Tools
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Component Library
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Electrical
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Manufacturers
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • PLC Tools
  • Parts Management
  • Presentation Tools
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Reusable Designs
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Symbol Library
  • System Design Tools
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(30)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
3,8/5

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John t. W.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple to use and robust CAD

Reviewed on 2019/05/14

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.

Peter B.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • 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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • 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 Z.
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  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • 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 T.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • 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

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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

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