Solid Edge Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Solid Edge

3D design and simulation

4.16/5 (19 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$75/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English, German
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Solid Edge user reviews

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Ease of use
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John T. Winter

Simple to use and robust CAD

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hiran T V

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

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Solid Edge ST3 Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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)

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Peter Blake

Great CAD software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Useful 3D designing software for basic designing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Solid Edge pricing

Starting from
$75/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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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

Data Import/Export
Document Management
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (206 other apps)
Accounting Integration (108 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (214 other apps)
Activity Tracking (115 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (144 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (161 other apps)
Calendar Management (116 other apps)
Customer Database (112 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (137 other apps)
Document Storage (102 other apps)
Electronic Payments (132 other apps)
Inventory Management (161 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (121 other apps)
Invoice Management (150 other apps)
Reminders (112 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (248 other apps)

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Additional information for Solid Edge

Key features of Solid Edge

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration
  • Component Library
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Electrical Parts Catalog
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Motion Modeling
  • PLC Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reusable Designs
  • Simulation
  • Symbol Library
  • System Design Tools
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