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Solid Edge Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Solid Edge product overview

Price starts from

75

Per month

Per Feature

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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Live Online
Webinars

Solid Edge pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

31

Starting from

75

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Solid Edge features

Functionality

4.2

/5

31

Total features

48

6 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Reporting/Analytics
Quotes/Estimates
Design Management
Direct Manipulation
Compliance Management

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Solid Edge users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

31

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

13

15

1

2

0

Pros
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.
It is easy to understand, the user interface is wonderful and is very easy to use. It gives an in depth knowledge of designing of products.
Solid Edge is Simple yet Advanced CAD Software, It is best for beginners because its interface is simple and features are also easy to learn. You can easily Perform 2D to 3D designs.
Cons
3D to 2D converter is moderate with few features missing in comparison with other softwares of this caliber.
Takes time to open, some errors are unrecoverable.
This caused so much lagging. I once waited 10 minutes just to turn a DFT file into a pdf because I wanted color.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best to create engineering designs.

Reviewed 6 months ago

The solid edge helps us to design our products in 2d and 3d. We use solid edge for doing calculations and analysis of the design.

Pros

The solid edge is a engineering design software which helps to create drawings of parts and assemblies for the production. We can create design in 2d and can do analysis of the design to avoid errors during production. They have a great customer support if we hav any issues.

Cons

No issues were found in our use. But the user interface need to be improved.

Vendor response

Thanks so much for your honest review on your experience with Solid Edge! It is great to hear that our platform has been so great to help you with your 2D and 3D designing. We will work to continue developing our platform to continue to give you a great experience.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great CAD software

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Solid Edge ST3 Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

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)

Vendor response

Hello, sorry to hear about the inconvenience that you are facing. The bugs and your problems should have been resolved with our current version.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Very intuitive and easy to use

Reviewed a year ago
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

Vendor response

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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

Solid Edge FAQs and common questions

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

Solid Edge has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $75.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Solid Edge?

Solid Edge has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Solid Edge support?

Solid Edge supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Solid Edge support mobile devices?

Solid Edge supports the following devices:
Android, iPad


Q. Does Solid Edge offer an API?

No, Solid Edge does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Solid Edge integrate with?

Solid Edge integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box


Q. What level of support does Solid Edge offer?

Solid Edge offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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