Solid Edge

Solid Edge Overview

Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes. With superior core modeling and process workflows, a unique focus on the needs of specific industries, and fully integrated design management, Solid Edge guides projects toward an error free, accurate design solution. Solid Edge modeling and assembly tools enable your engineering team to easily develop a full range of products, from single parts to assemblies containing thousands of components. Tailored commands and structured workflows accelerate the design of features common in specific industries and you ensure accurate fit and function of parts by designing, analyzing and modifying them within the assembly model. With Solid Edge, your products come together right first time, every time.

Solid Edge is the only mainstream mechanical system that merges design management capabilities with the CAD tools that designers use every day. Solid Edge customers have a choice of scalable product data management solutions that manage designs as quickly as they are created. Practical tools for managed collaboration help to better coordinate design team activities and remove the errors that result from miscommunication.

Taking advantage of Solid Edge’s family of modular and integrated solutions, they are first to benefit from the CAD industry’s most functional innovations, first to complete their designs, first to market with an error-free product.

With superior core modeling and process workflows, a unique focus on the needs of specific industries and fully integrated design management, Solid Edge helps guide your projects toward an error-free, accurate design solution.

Solid Edge 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 with NX Nastran for defining and analyzing complete systems. The complete line of products provides a scalable upgrade path for those who are required to solve more challenging engineering problems.

Solid Edge Simulation Express Solid Edge Simulation Femap
Based on Femap
Embedded in Solid Edge
Part validation
Statics/modal
NX Nastran Solver
Multi-discipline engineer
Based on Femap
Embedded in Solid Edge
Part/assembly validation
Statics/modal/buckling
NX Nastran Solver
Multi-discipline engineer
CAD independent
System simulation
Statics, modal, buckling, dynamics, heat transfer, non-linear, etc.
Solver independent, NX Nastran
Multi-discipline engineer, analyst

Complete geometry and finite element models with boundary conditions and results are easily transferrable from Solid Edge to Femap, where more advanced analyses can be employed. All solutions are based on the same fundamental underlying finite element modeling technology and use the NX Nastran solver, and are flexible enough to let you work the way you want to. So you can perform analyses in an environment in which you are comfortable, increasing your productivity and innovation.