Compare SOLIDWORKS vs Solid Edge

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comparison of SOLIDWORKS vs. Solid Edge
based on data from user reviews. SOLIDWORKS rates 4.4/5 stars with 309 reviews. Solid Edge rates 4.0/5 stars with 94 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Design and Drafting
$130
/ seat / month
 
Foundation
$220
/ seat / month
 
Classic
$260
/ seat / month
 
Premium
$350
/ seat / month
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
SOLIDWORKS
Free Trial Unavailable
Solid Edge
Design and Drafting
$130/ seat / month
Foundation
$220/ seat / month
Classic
$260/ seat / month
Premium
$350/ seat / month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
8.2
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.3
8.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.0
8.3
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.7
8.1
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.0
7.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.5
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.3
7.2
Meets Requirements
SOLIDWORKS
8.7
Solid Edge
8.2
Ease of Use
SOLIDWORKS
8.3
Solid Edge
8.0
Ease of Setup
SOLIDWORKS
8.0
Solid Edge
8.3
Ease of Admin
SOLIDWORKS
7.7
Solid Edge
8.1
Quality of Support
SOLIDWORKS
8.0
Solid Edge
7.9
Ease of Doing Business With
SOLIDWORKS
8.5
Solid Edge
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
SOLIDWORKS
8.3
Solid Edge
7.2

Features

Tools
Drawing Tools
SOLIDWORKS
8.7
Solid Edge
8.8
Editing Tools
SOLIDWORKS
8.6
Solid Edge
8.4
Text Editing Tools
SOLIDWORKS
7.0
Solid Edge
7.4
3D/solid modeling Tools
SOLIDWORKS
9.1
Solid Edge
8.6
Rendering Tools
SOLIDWORKS
7.6
Solid Edge
7.6
File Options
Import Files
SOLIDWORKS
8.2
Solid Edge
8.1
Export Files
SOLIDWORKS
8.5
Solid Edge
8.4
File Interoperability
SOLIDWORKS
7.6
Solid Edge
7.9
Backwards compatibility
SOLIDWORKS
5.7
Solid Edge
7.1
File size
SOLIDWORKS
7.2
Solid Edge
7.8
Customization
Custom Commands
SOLIDWORKS
8.0
Solid Edge
8.0
Custom Interface
SOLIDWORKS
7.8
Solid Edge
7.9
Custom Scripts
SOLIDWORKS
7.4
Solid Edge
7.6
Custom Menus
SOLIDWORKS
8.0
Solid Edge
7.9
Environment
Hardware support
SOLIDWORKS
7.8
Solid Edge
8.2
Task-based interfaces
SOLIDWORKS
7.9
Solid Edge
8.0
Manage Multiple Profiles
SOLIDWORKS
7.4
Solid Edge
7.9
Command Clarity
SOLIDWORKS
8.1
Solid Edge
7.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
37.0%
39.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
34.1%
35.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
28.9%
25.5%
SOLIDWORKS
Small-Business
37.0%
Mid-Market
34.1%
Enterprise
28.9%
Solid Edge
Small-Business
39.4%
Mid-Market
35.1%
Enterprise
25.5%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
19.7%
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
19.1%
 
Design
12.3%
Design
13.8%
 
Medical Devices
8.7%
Machinery
6.4%
 
Higher Education
6.8%
Automotive
6.4%
 
Machinery
5.5%
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
5.3%
 
Other
46.9%
Other
48.9%
SOLIDWORKS
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
19.7%
Design
12.3%
Medical Devices
8.7%
Higher Education
6.8%
Machinery
5.5%
Other
46.9%
Solid Edge
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
19.1%
Design
13.8%
Machinery
6.4%
Automotive
6.4%
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
5.3%
Other
48.9%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Yevgen G.
User in Higher Education

1. User friendly interface including - clear structure; - intuitively proper location of tools; - good help system; - customizable toolboxes. 2. Comprehensive functionality including - open platform with hundreds of add-ins; - add-ins present CAD,...

John W.
User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

The ability to directly edit parts from within an assembly environment without having to drill down to the part level. Direct modeling (synchronous technology) is a powerful tool that Solid Edge has put into their product that drastically reduces the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Ed D.
User in Machinery

1. SolidWorks continues to do things to make older files less stable and Excel bills of materials unstable. 2. Several SPR's have taken years to fix. 3. My request for a linear actuator in Motion was made in 2002 and has never implemented. 4. It took...

David N.
Consultant in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

It was hard to create solids from curved shapes, especially straight faces that mated with curves generated a lot of

 
SOLIDWORKS
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Yevgen G.
User in Higher Education

1. User friendly interface including - clear structure; - intuitively proper location of tools; - good help system; - customizable toolboxes. 2. Comprehensive functionality including - open platform with hundreds of add-ins; - add-ins present CAD,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Ed D.
User in Machinery

1. SolidWorks continues to do things to make older files less stable and Excel bills of materials unstable. 2. Several SPR's have taken years to fix. 3. My request for a linear actuator in Motion was made in 2002 and has never implemented. 4. It took...

Solid Edge
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John W.
User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

The ability to directly edit parts from within an assembly environment without having to drill down to the part level. Direct modeling (synchronous technology) is a powerful tool that Solid Edge has put into their product that drastically reduces the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
David N.
Consultant in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

It was hard to create solids from curved shapes, especially straight faces that mated with curves generated a lot of

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