Industry-leading 3D design software

Solid Edge design software 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 helps you design better.


  • Synchronous Technology for Fast, Flexible Design

Solid Edge makes creating and editing 3D product designs faster and easier through our unique synchronous technology—combining the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design.

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Solid Edge Synchronous Technology

  • Sheet Metal Design

Solid Edge provides a complete sheet metal design system with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process. Straight brake, rolled or transition type components can be created complete with flanges, holes, relief and corner options. You can validate designs for manufacturing, document the bend sequence and send flat pattern DXF files directly to production.

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Sheet Metal Design

  • Assembly Creation and Management

Solid Edge makes it easy to design assemblies and manage part relationships, whether you’re dealing with a few components or hundreds of thousands of parts. Outstanding large assembly technology allows you to manage, build and view assemblies in real time, without sacrificing performance. Comprehensive digital prototyping capabilities allow you to build entire 3D digital prototypes and optimize your designs before production.

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Solid Edge Assembly Modeling

  • Comprehensive Digital Prototyping

Solid Edge helps battle design complexity by creating functional 3D virtual prototypes that help you optimize and differentiate your designs without having to produce expensive physical prototypes.

Solid Edge supports both top-down and bottom up techniques, with unique tools to ensure original design intent is captured, stored and maintained throughout the complete design process.

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Comprehensive Digital Prototyping

  • Faster 2D Drawing Production

Solid Edge contains an innovative set of capabilities for the 2D documentation process. You can quickly and easily create production-ready drafting and documentation.

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CAD Drawing and Drafting

  • Beautiful Photo-realistic Rendering

Bring your models to life with photo-realistic rendering. Solid Edge offers built-in rendering through integration with Luxion’s KeyShot technology, allowing you to create photo-realistic images and animations from within the modeling environment.

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Solid Edge KeyShot Integration video

  • Solid Edge on the Microsoft Surface Pro

Design better – from anywhere – when you run Solid Edge 3D design software on the Microsoft Surface™ Pro. Using Solid Edge on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet gives you full access to your 3D design projects on a high-performance device, whether you’re working in a research and development (R&D) laboratory, on the shop floor, or traveling to meet with suppliers and customers.

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Solid Edge on the Microsoft Surface Pro

  • Component Modeling

Includes: Fast, flexible component modeling, rapid blue: a new paradigm for shape design and process-specific features.

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Component Modeling

  • Solid Edge Scalable Simulation

Simulation capabilities for Solid Edge users range from Solid Edge Simulation Express for individual parts, to Solid Edge Simulation for assembly analysis, to Femap for defining and analyzing complete systems and FloEFD for Solid Edge computational fluid dynamics (CFD). These solutions provide a scalable upgrade path for those who are required to solve more challenging engineering problems.

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Solid Edge Scalable Simulation

  • Improve Collaboration

With Solid Edge you can improve collaboration within your design teams, across departments, and with external contributors (such as suppliers and customers).

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Improve Collaboration

  • Solid Edge Insight

Solid Edge Insight™ is based on Microsoft SharePoint, the leading business productivity solution that brings information management and access, collaboration and people-driven processes into a familiar environment where people do their work every day.

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Solid Edge Insight

  • Solid Edge Maintenance

Solid Edge Maintenance allows you to protect and maximize the return on your investment – not only your financial investment in software, but also your investment in people.

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Solid Edge Maintenance

  • Solid Edge System Requirements

This release of Solid Edge has been certified to run on the following:

– Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, or Professional (64-bit only) with Service Pack 1

– Windows 8 or 8.1 Pro or Enterprise (64-bit only)

– Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional (64-bit only) version 1511 or later

– Internet Explorer 11

Solid Edge does not support the Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge.

Note: Solid Edge ST9 is 64-bit only. Solid Edge ST6 was the last release of 32-bit Solid Edge.

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Solid Edge System Requirements

  • Add-On Applications

Different manufacturing industries face their own unique design challenges, and it is neither acceptable nor practical for a CAD system to deliver a generic collection of tools and expect users to adapt them to their own needs. Solid Edge recognized this from the start, and has long been focused on providing tools and workflows that offer specific solutions to these challenges.

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Add-On Applications

  • Cloud-enabled Design

Solid Edge delivers the cloud capabilities you need by providing easy access to professional 3D CAD across different devices, instant configuration of your CAD environment to your personal preferences, and the ability to quickly share your data across your design resources and with suppliers and customers.

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Cloud-enabled CAD

  • Easy 3D CAD for Catchbook Users

Easy access to Solid Edge to rapidly create 3D models and professional engineering drawings from your Catchbook sketches

Catchbook is proving to be an excellent sketch notebook for capturing ideas for new products, home layouts and graphic designs, and even helps transform these ideas into accurate and intelligent 2D sketches.

Solid Edge is easy-to-use professional 3D CAD software that makes it simple for you to convert your 2D sketches into professional engineering drawings and 3D CAD models.

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Easy 3D CAD for Catchbook Users


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