Siemens PLM Solid Edge Overview Applied CAxSolid Edge is a complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster revisions and better imported re-use to help companies design better.

Solid Edge leverages synchronous technology, enabling your company to deliver breakthrough designs. Designers can accelerate model creation without engaging in design preplanning. They also are able to perform faster ECO edits by eliminating model regeneration, while increasing the re-use of imported 2D or 3D data. This unique technology helps you get products to market faster, service customer needs better and reduce engineering design costs.

With Solid Edge you can build entire 3D digital prototypes and optimize your designs before production. You can design assemblies with machined, cast or stylized components and leverage process-specific applications to simplify frame, piping, tube, wiring, and mold tooling design.

You can use digital prototyping to show how your products will operate and appear in real life through exploded views, photo realistic renderings and animations. With more accurate digital prototypes, you can achieve higher levels of product quality in less time.

The Solid Edge user interface removes the need for unnecessary decisions. Logical inference engines recommend next steps and intuitively consider affected geometry.

The SmartStep ribbon bar guides you through the feature creation process, presenting design decisions in a logical sequence, letting you easily review and change decisions to optimize your designs. Through this unparalleled ease of use and adoption, you spend less time fighting the CAD system and more time focusing on your designs.

Solid Edge offers a full suite of tools that let designers author, edit, distribute, and explore design alternatives. Engineering teams can package design and supporting data into a compact collaboration file, facilitating fast design iteration.