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What is Solid Edge?

Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy to deploy, maintain, and use software tools that advance all aspects of the product development process – mechanical and electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, technical documentation, data management, and cloud-based collaboration. Developed on Siemens industry leading technologies, Solid Edge provides the most innovative and comprehensive approach to product development for the mainstream market.

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Product Description

Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.


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Siemens Digital Industries Software
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Product Designer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Solid Edge can simply design direct form the scratch or imported files design enhancement through its powerful features and easy for the Engineer to navigate.

The Solid Edge Mechanical 2D drawings quality its fantastic, 3D modeling accuracy is also a plus point for the tool.

On presentation production and also Electrical drawings the tool is great, and the file importing and file exporting functions are effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The tool its cool and easy to learn especially if your the user of other Solid tools or other similar CAD products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid Edge provides Mechanical Engineers with various 3D design capabilities and the ability to provide great Mechanical 2D drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very easy creating Mechanical 3D models and 2D documents for the Electrical Engineering projects and also on presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ease of modifying parts and the interface. Also, the technical support has been always kind and helpful whenever I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think some features like mirror and section view could be a little easier, but not a big deal at all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm creating an entirely new drone with all the components and generating the assembly process, technical drawings, and exploded views. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Solid Edge is a good software if your organization is completely integrated to Siemens Team Center PLM. As the integration helps with complete transparency and ease of doing work. It is a good computer aided software which performs 2D as well as 3D drawings and design. It is a polished software which runs very smoothly. It can handle large drawing files very capably without lag. It is faster and easier to design and draw parts, editing or rework is quite easily done. The integration of other Siemens products such as teamcenter allowed me as trainee to gain knowledge other industry leading application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

High skill is required as it is not user friendly as Siemens designed it for experienced operators, but you can get used to it in time. Exposure is low in students or freshers as most are unaware of the software and have no skill to use this software. The usability does not compare with other CAD software such as Catia and Solid Works. It is quite a costly software in comparison to the feature it contains. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you manage a small or medium scale company or for personal use, I do not recommend this software as it is costly and much better with other software integrated with it. If your company has PLM and if you are looking to integrate this with it then this is the CAD software for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The integration with the PLM software helped reduce the time consumed. Reworking of old drawings are easier and can be done quite efficiently. I had only used this software as a trainee, so did not get to use this software extensively. And the benefits it did was not such realized by me during the process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Assembly of mechanical components is very feasible.

Surface modeling can be done precisely.

In starting it is difficult to learn.But once learned it is very easy to do modeling.

It has comparatively less cost when compared to other softwares.

It is user freindly and easy to use.

The synchronous modeling interface is awesome.

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What do you dislike?

Graphics and rendering not good enough.

Difficulty in installation of student version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assembling parts, 3d designing, 3d printing, surface modeling and part modeling.This application allows me to work quickly and precisely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to create parallel axis planes in the same frame without having to create a separate one and merge them. The auto aligning feature which indicates the measurement in real-time as you drag any protrusions that you want to create which acts as a preview saving out time in iterations. Isometric view of fully assembled models can be created just by drag and drop feature in just seconds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The updation time period is simply not on the most effective frequency, unlike autocad. The license verification window pops up once in a while even when you are signed in which is annoying. Version 20 being widely used among institutes which is a decade old now, they should have some discounted upgrade program for ST9 or ST10 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very much self-explanatory when compared with the terminology of keys and features that are available on the toolbars compared to other designing softwares. Setting a conversion relevant to your local/regional scale of metrics make it much convenient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It is easy for anyone to use and can do most modeling tasks. Compared to other programs, the price burden is low. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think the animation function is poor compared to other tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is easy for anyone to use and can do most modeling tasks. Compared to other programs, the price burden is low. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to confirm the design model more specifically and accurately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Elif Kaya of Solid Edge

Thank you for your feedback! Have you tried Keyshot? Solid Edge is bundled with Keyshot, which is a fantastic rendering tool, increases the quality of your design images, animations and interactive visuals.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The imense availability of tools and options Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve seems to be steep, but I understand this is the consequence of it's complexity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid Edge offers a lot of tools but the learning curve might be steep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been experimenting with 3D printing self-made objects. I did this for a while in 3D-builder (windows) but obviously ran into limitations pretty quickly. 3D builder helped me make some simple objects that I couldn't with 3D builder. At Naturalis Biodiversity centre i worked with 3D models and 3D printing for academic reasons, and for me creating some simple objects in Solid Edge was an attempt to understand the possibilities of Solid Edge for my academic work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Elif Kaya of Solid Edge

Thank you for your feedback! Our free Solid Edge for Education and Community Library, located within the Siemens Learning Center, includes a comprehensive library of on-demand learning materials, covering everything from basic sketching techniques to advanced product design topics. You can find out more in the link!

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Founding Partner & Design Consultant
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

When starting a new industrial design consultancy the selection of which CAD tool to us was a big decision. As a group we'd used nearly all the industry leading products, many of which are incredibly expensive., but after much research we opted to go with SolidEdge which delivers a great product at a great price point.

Given many years of CAD experience we opted to self learn and after a couple of days it became very intuitive and we were quickly able to create whatever we wanted.

As designers the integration with Keyshot is an amazing feature, allowing us to review concept designs with full realism at a touch of a button.

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What do you dislike?

Like all CAD systems there are a few quirky interface things but nothing significant. In the case of SE it feels like you sometimes need to do a lot of clicks to complete features.

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We create the look and feel of both consumer and professional products, defining the physical product UX. We use SE to go from initial (paper or digital) sketches to full product definition, allowing us to handover to the outer shell definition as CAD files.

The ability to create and control A-Class surfaces is key to our work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use. Powerful 3D modeling. Best 2D drafting on the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Smaller market share due to poor promotional plan...thus a ranking of 8 for my recommendation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Excellent capabilities for top down or bottom up modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Solid edge allows you to draw sketches with just the coordinates enabling quick sketching saving a lot of time. It also offers the ability to generate 3D parts from 2D drawings and will also generate 2D drawings from your completed 3D parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The assembly UI could do with some improvements with respect to greater intuition while mating parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a beginner the UI is extremely simple and easy to learn. A more advanced user might prefer other more advanced softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use solid edge as my go to 3d modeling software for all projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Modeling is very simple and View control is simple Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some functions need to be repaired and occasional bug.

Standard Parts Setup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's easy to use and the UI is easy to see. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy and easy modeling and various modules connected to Solid Edge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Elif Kaya of Solid Edge

Thank you for your review!

Regarding the bugs & repairs, Solid Edge customers with active maintenance contracts have access to the latest software maintenance packs. We release them on a monthly basis in order to deliver software improvements as quickly as possible. The latest Solid Edge 2020 Maintenance Pack 10 for October is ready for download here: https://support.sw.siemens.com/product/246738425/downloads

UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Solid edge is ultimate software for mechanical designing where we can do allc work related to CAD, CAM and CAE with help this software alone. It has synchronous technology of dimensions which makes way to simpler. We can virtually apply machining operations, watch tool path and calculate power and total time. We can generate CNC program on designed part which can be fed to CNC machine. With help of this sotware you can also work on 3D printing. Apart from this it has come up with latest technology of PLM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Software is expensive and since it has many tools it will take a bit time to master it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is best software for mechanical designing it has unique and significant tools which you don't find in any other software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for designing daily used products and carry out analysis to upgrade them to better deaign Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is only software which provides Product Lifecycle Management(PLM) apart from modelling. It keeps on updating its software to current technologies and keep us updated to companies wants. We can even do 3D printing though this software. It is way easier to use when compared to other designing softwares. CAD, CAM and CAE all three can be done in this single software you don't need to purchase different softwares for it. It has synchronous technology which can simultaneously add dimensions as we are are modelling and it has best rendering options. We can do all types of modelling like surface modelling, solid modelling, sheet metal modeling, drafting etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its files occupy more space and it is bit costly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Guys this is only software which along with all kinds of modelling also provides PLM technology and synchronous technology. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for surface modelling, 3D solid modelling, drafting and 3D printing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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3D Pint Technician
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The most helpful about solidedge is how fast you can gain a good workflow. So once you're familiar with the basic tools, desinging how really fast. Also once you have to modify or update any part of the desing to fit better or any new requirement, changing any measure or adding parts is really easy and fast. Thats relly helpfull for 3d printing and rapid prototyping. Gicen such speeds you can get more time before you present your work at school or a client, improving even more yours desings Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For begginers maybe it a little bit hard to learn were evrything is and how to go around certain desing challenges. Also going from an older version to a new one cna be really frustring to re locate everything and gain back the speed you once had. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a little more time and practice before desining real parts. So afterwards your desing speed will be much better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Actually i'm 3d printing replacemnt parts for cars. Some parts like old dashboard or clusters were youneed really good skills to achieve the same complex desings and copy exactly all the curves. Also I can get some mockups to preview or 3d print to test and gain a lot of time in the prototyping stage. Once in production any error I have in measurements can be retro fitted and quickly changed to get the best parts I could. When desining for old cars its really easy to take some measurments and copy complex shapes to validate the viability of the part. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Engineer: Rocket Motors and Warheads
Defense & Space
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Senior Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is an excellent computer aided software which can perform 2D and 3D drawings and designs. It is easier and faster to design and make drawings. It is capable of doing 3D printing as it can combine CAD, CAM and CAE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a good software and I did not encounter any difficult while using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I can highly recommend this software to any mechanical designs organization for it's suitability in product design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for 3D printing, drafting and designing critical machine parts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Solid edge is the best software used by mechanical engineers. it is used for product designs in automobile industries. the most i like in this software is it combines CAD, CAM and CAE all together in one this make very easy for 3D printing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is very great software in the market hence there is no reason to dislike Solid edge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes, i will recommend this software to all. this software is best for product design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solid edge helped a lot in every part of designing. it helps in 3D printing by combining CAD,CAM and CAE tools in one. before we have to use is differently for doing one work this software bought all together and made easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is best software compare to other options available in market. It is very easy to use. It keeps on updating itself latest version for 2019 has been launched which has eliminated almost all the difficulties. Its PLM update has made the software winner in the race with other softwares. Its best software for 2d drawing, modelling, sheet metal, surface modelling and PLM analysis. It is must for mechanical students and every college need to include this in there syllabus. Its cost less compared to other softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is less popular in our country, it needs to romote itselfvby workshops and conducting competations. Its material rendering is not good as NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Guys this is best mechanical CAD software and please buy latest version. Every college need to include this software in their syllabus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

2d drawings of modelling, solid modelling, surface modelling anf sheet metal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Head of Mechanical design department
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The main feature is the simplicity of the work, intuitive and productive creation of drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The least useful is synchronous technology for standard design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Solid Edge makes complex design of new machines, supported by FEM structural analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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QC Engineer
Design
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Solid edge tool is more user-friendly. It is easy to use as it helps in modeling all services of CAD, CAM and CAE. We can simulate machine operations which help all calculations like power, time, etc. Solid edge also helps to work on 3d printing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no reason to dislike this tool. It is bit expensive and complicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this software for new mechanical graduates to start their career. This software has the best features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solid edge solved many problems extensively for 3d prints. Before we have to use 3 softwares for 3d prints. This tool made ease of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that the posibilities are pretty much endless, you can do a wide variety of designs with this software. You can start your design and sent it to the printer all in one, focusing your attention in the task! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think the interface is a little bit complicated for someone new, it could be a little bit more user friendly. The community helps a lot, but could use a little more help or guidance to do basic tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take it easy, and ask if you need help! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with 3d printers, I can design, test and print my files really quick without the need of aditional softwares, It doenst take up a lot of space in my computer and it runs fast as I dont need much more...before i needed 3 sotfwares and move the file around a lot, now i just open solid and i'm good to go Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Independent Business Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Once you learn how to use the program, you can draw really fast. Also assembley is really good. There are lots of pre deigned parts that are really usefull, just like car parts, or nuts, washer, barrels, 3d pinter parts, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Learning curve is kind of hard,you should try not to give up at the begining. Just keep up learning and this will be a great too for hobbyists at least. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

dont give up at start, just continue using despite of being hard at the begining Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mostly for aeromodelling. So i can 3d print my own parts for my planes.

Benefits, really fast and acurate modeling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Extraordinarily its unique showing system "SYNCHRONOUS" and "Mentioned", there are the same virtual items has this kind of office, There are an abundance of userfriendly bearings accessible which I like generally in its illustration mode like line, circle, plan, etc moreover I like its SYNCHRONOUS exhibiting interface, the best thing is you can change at whatever point from "SYNCHRONOUS" to "Mentioned" or from "Mentioned" to "SYNCHRONOUS" at a comparative model, for the most part incredible programming.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The reproductions and gathering is very moderate might be a result of the designs yet that can be kept aside as it is an illustration instrument for the most part. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The huge main part of the structure world, who can manage the cost of it seem to have headed toward Solid Works, anyway I accept that Solid Edge has, in a manner of speaking, the edge on Solid Works. I think that its simpler to work with and is increasingly instinctive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solid Edge enables me to work in all respects rapidly and unequivocally. It likewise enables me to interface in all respects successfully with makers and apparatus creators alike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I am not very good at CAD modelling and designing. But I like Solid Edge as I am able to view 3D drawings from different angles easily in it. It is very light, opens up quickly, fast and user friendly compared to other CAD softwares which are quite heavy and takes forever to load. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I cannot measure dimensions of parts in solid edge and need the file to be in .EASM format to be able to open up in Solid Edge Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I analysis 3D drawings made by drafters and designer and give them feedback on changes that need to be implemented. I use solidedge drawings to take snap shots and prepare presentation and communicate design changes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Solid edge is a leading software available in market for mechanical designing. It is best for beginners, who are very new for designing. It is user friendly and very easy to use. We can do part modelling, surface modelling, assemblies and engineering 2D drawing. While 2D drawing its easy to move, rotate and copy diagram. It xan be run by any version of window's computer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is lagging a bit when compared to catia and NX. Its rendering option is also not up to the mark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is best software for mechanical designing, every mechanical engineering student need to start designing using this software. It is must go if work lies in part designing and surface designing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for 3D part modelling and it's assemblies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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