Solid Edge Next Generation 3D CAD

Solid Edge in a Next Generation full 3D CAD system that uses the Siemens proprietary Synchronous Technology.  Solid Edge has built-in finite element analysis tools for design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment, data management tools to manage engineering data and processes, technical publishing tools and integrated manufacturing tools.
With Solid Edge you can create finite element models for solid and sheet metal structures automatically, as well as make adjustments to refine the mesh to improve accuracy of the results. For assemblies, Solid Edge Simulation offers automatic contact detection and sets up realistic component interaction, including iterative linear and glued contact.

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Next-generation product development
for today’s engineers

Mechanical design
Visualize and validate your ideas with next-generation technology, from
augmented reality to model-based definition.
• Augmented reality – Design visualization brings ideas to life, allowing
engineers to validate their digital design in a physical environment
• Reverse engineering – Integrate next-generation technologies to provide a
rapid and simplified way to create a digital twin of a physical product
• Model-based definition – Realize significant gains in manufacturing productivity by using model-based definition, which provides a complete digital characterization of parts and assemblies using 3D design data. Spend less time on engineering documentation and drive downstream validation while minimizing manufacturing errors
The latest version of Solid Edge® software from Siemens Digital Industries provides next-generation technologies that solve today’s toughest product development challenges. With new features such as augmented reality (AR), expanded validation tools, model-based definition, 2D Nesting and extensive enhancements to core computer-aided design (CAD) capabilities, Solid Edge 2020 can be used to enhance collaboration and
fully digitalize the design-to- manufacturing process.
Digitalize your product development process and transform your business
• Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) – Streamline access to the latest manufacturing methods, ensuring your 3D print is right first time. Automating the creation of a physical thread makes common fastening types available to the additive manufacturing world
• Core CAD enhancements – Productivity gains in areas such as large assembly, sheet metal and data migration reduce design challenges As a result, you can:
•  Achieve substantial performance gains (up to 10 times faster workflows) with new high-performance mode and automatic activation as assembly size grows
• Build complex 3D sheet metal models more easily using enhanced lofted flanges and unique bend bulge relief capabilities in a 3D CAD environment
• Provide new photorealistic rendering with Keyshot 8.1 integration, which supports customer requests for cut -aways
• Simplify data migration of 3D models and 2D drawings from other industry software, including SolidWorks, PTC Creo Elements Direct, PTC Creo Parametric (or Pro/ENGINEER), AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD, into Solid Edge
Electrical design Electromechanical design as it’s meant to be, a seamless integration of electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD). Fully functional and manufacturable electromechanical designs are created in a seamless ECAD-MCAD environment. Changes are highlighted interactively in both domains, minimizing design errors and shortening development time.
• Solid Edge Wiring and Harness Design – Enhancements improve productivity, streamline processes, manage change management conflicts and optimize user interactions
• Solid Edge Electrical Routing – Easier harness topology exchange enhancements reduce design time and manufacturing readiness in both connected and disconnected modes
• Solid Edge PCB Design – Native 3D PCB design for placement, routing and MCAD collaboration delivers productivity gains through sketch routing
• Solid Edge PCB Collaboration – Improve electromechanical product designs and reduce development time by easily creating and exporting design intent for printed circuit boards (PCBs) from MCAD environment Simulation Put your designs in motion with simulation tools that are built for designers but are powerful enough for analysts. Digitally validating and optimizing parts, assemblies and complete systems early in the design process reduces the need for physical prototypes, saving time and costs.
Three new levels of simulation capabilities are now offered in Solid Edge:
• Solid Edge Premium: The base offering is included in Solid Edge Premium and includes modeling and evaluation, linear static, motion and optimization
• Solid Edge Simulation – Standard version that includes premium capabilities together with normal modes and
• Solid Edge Simulation – Advanced version offers the most robust feature set, and includes the addition of heat transfer and dynamic response  New capabilities enable you to:
• Simulate all aspects of mechanism motion. With new motion simulation functionality, understand the true dynamic function of a design before producing or assembling physical hardware
• Simulate the vibration level of a structure during product operation with harmonic response analysis to ensure designs will successfully overcome resonance and other dynamics effects
• Rapidly interpret and understand model behavior with comprehensive graphical postprocessing tools Manufacturing
Fully optimized additive and subtractive manufacturing.
• Solid Edge 2D Nesting can be used to generate optimized layouts for the two-dimensional cutting of fabrication material, including sheet metal, plastic, wood, fabric and textiles
• Define and execute a wide range of manufacturing processes, including computer numerical control (CNC) machining, nesting, cutting, bending, molding, welding,assembling and additive manufacturing
• Print right-first-time thanks to dynamic model sectioning,unseen void removal, print bed preparation (including scaling, orienting and settling), overhang analysis to minimize supports and validate wall thickness. Print the most common fastening type thanks to automated physical-thread creation
• Import and export in the popular OBJ file format
• Print in-house with automated print preparation, including color printing capability
• Print service with real-time price and lead-time comparison and rapid delivery Technical publications Communicate globally your digital design documentation.
Data management
Scalable, searchable and manageable data. From built-in data management to Teamcenter® software integration, the scalable set of Solid Edge tools can meet the varying needs of manufacturers.
• With Solid Edge data management solutions, easily
search, manage and share product data efficiently and
securely. Search for drawings, parts and assemblies using
file names and standard or custom properties for quick
and easy access to data
• Shape search capabilities identify similar parts allowing for the re-use of existing design data, reducing costs and saving time
• One-step and quick-release workflows with email notifications offer simple processes for design approval
• Systematically and effectively track and report customer and regulatory design requirements with Solid Edge Requirements Management
• New and enhanced publishing tools allow users to import and export Solid Edge section views, publish vector graphics for PDF documents, define individual sizing for illustrations and produce images or vectors with transparent backgrounds
• Reach a larger, global market using XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) language translation to easily translate and localize digital documents

Introducing Solid Edge CAM Pro – a comprehensive, highly
flexible system that uses the latest machining technology to
efficiently program your CNC machine tools, from simple
NC programming to high-speed and multi-axis machining.

• Associative toolpaths for parts and assemblies speed
design changes and updates
• Automated print preparation and color printing for
additive manufacturing
• Support for 3D printing services so you can compare
price and delivery options to make your ideas a reality

Technical publications: Clear communication. Clearly better.
New design-to-publication integration allows users to
launch technical publication applications directly from within
Solid Edge design.

• Quickly create and publish detailed illustrations of your
product designs
• Publish interactive digital documents for manufacturing,
installation and maintenance work instruction packages
• Associative updates keep documents in sync when
product designs change

Data management: Take control of your data, including
your requirements.

• Introducing Solid Edge Requirements Management –
capture and manage product design requirements and
meet compliance standards with complete traceability
• Easy to set up, easy to administer
Solid Edge Portal: Make your mark with free cloud-based
collaboration.Free online CAD management, viewing and
• Cloud-based access for viewing and markup of
CAD files on any device
• Secure, controlled sharing of project documents
and CAD files

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