3D design

Everything you need in a design solution, plus everything you want, including synchronous technology, generative modeling, additive manufacturing, and reverse engineering.


Core CAD Modeling

New capabilities in Solid Edge 3D design maximize productivity while reducing costs. Enhancements include new adaptive UI capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behavior, faster performance and increased memory load time when developing large assemblies, new support for embedded components inside the assembly with no file reference, the ability to project decal images onto faces, and much more.

Generative Design

Supplementing powerful design tools with topology optimization, generative design speeds creation of lighter components perfectly suited for immediate manufacture via today’s additive processes. Or use Solid Edge to further refine the shape for more traditional manufacturing.

Subdivision Modeling

Solid Edge includes subdivision modeling capabilities that allow for rapid conceptualization of ideas without the need for expert knowledge. Unlike regular surface modeling, subdivision modeling uses stylized design to model complex surface shapes quickly and accurately, all without having to leave the Solid Edge environment.

Subdivision Modeling Fact Sheet

Convergent Modeling

Solid Edge allows you to incorporate mesh models into the design workflow to create real designs. You can also seamlessly combine traditional “b-rep” solid models with triangular mesh models without time-consuming and error-prone conversions.

Additive Manufacturing

Solid Edge additive manufacturing solutions enable you to create world class products using the latest 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques.

3D Reverse Engineering

With the rapid growth of high-resolution 3D scanners, even legacy parts designed on the drawing board can be digitally represented and modified to suit contemporary designs without complete reconstruction. Solid Edge allows you to scan, edit, and produce products faster with powerful reverse engineering tools and capabilities.

Synchronous Technology

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. Synchronous technology helps design engineers design for cost, keeping product development on track and within budget.

Top 10 engineering challenges

Augmented Reality

Validate digital design in a physical environment using computer-generated 3D models in real-world environments by connecting the digital environment with the physical world.

Solid Edge Augmented Reality Face Sheet

Sheet Metal Design

To meet unique sheet metal design challenges, like manufacturability, Solid Edge streamlines the entire sheet metal product development process, from CAD design through flat pattern and drawing development. Unlike general purpose CAD tools, Solid Edge includes sheet metal-specific features, like Emboss, Dimple, Drawn Cutout, Bead, Multi-edge Flange, Contour Flange, Straight Brake and Etch. And with integrated applications for analysis, NC programming, and related tasks, Solid Edge helps you speed design time, improve quality, and reduce costs.

Sheet Metal Design Fact Sheet

Modular Plant Design

Solid Edge modular plant design solutions allow for fast, easy planning of complex piping systems and plant designs.

Modular Plant Design Fact Sheet


Solid Edge XpresRoute

Solid Edge XpresRoute streamlines the design of mechanical routed systems in a 3D environment, creating pipe and tube routes for the most efficient design. After the design is complete, Solid Edge XpresRoute continues to boost productivity and reduce costs by automatically creating detailed reports, BOMs and other valuable purchasing and manufacturing information.

Solid Edge XpresRoute fact sheet

Solid Edge P&ID Design

Solid Edge P&ID Design provides 2D flow diagram and symbol support to create P&IDs, which are crucial for meeting company and international quality standards. It supports ANSI/ISA, DIN, and EN ISO standards and connects seamlessly to Solid Edge Piping Design where its definitions control automated 3D pipeline creation. Features that are defined in P&ID can be easily placed into a 3D model to provide a complete modular plant design solution.

Solid Edge P&ID Design Fact Sheet

Solid Edge Piping Design

Solid Edge Piping Design provides automated 3D piping design with comprehensive 3D part libraries and fully automated ISOGEN® output, via PDF format, for plant design. Tubes and hoses of the same length in different assemblies—even if they are flexed differently—maintain the same BOM number, reducing erroneous manufacturing and ordering downstream. The software includes functionality that allows faster packaging design and includes enhanced 3D piping sketch functionality that allows even inexperienced users to easily create 3D sketches.

Solid Edge Piping Design Fact Sheet