Solid Edge 2019

Shaping the future of product development

The Solid Edge 2019 portfolio of products from Siemens brings every aspect of your product development to the next level. It gives you the very latest in next generation design technologies. Fully integrated flow analysis. The newest tools for 3D printing. More options for creating technical publications. Perfect control of design data at any scale. And a brand new way to collaborate on the cloud.

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Parasolid Convergent Modeling

Solid Edge seamlessly combines traditional “b-rep” solid models with triangular mesh models without time-consuming and error-prone conversions. Convergent Modeling by Siemens allows for traditional b-rep operations on digitally scanned 3D data and models born out of generative design, reducing rework while supporting modern additive manufacturing processes for complex shapes.

The strength of Parasolid can now be applied to facet models. By converging classic boundary representation (b-rep) and facet model operations in a single geometric modeling component, Parasolid convergent modeling enables software vendors to efficiently support workflows that must leverage both geometric representations. Examples include the reverse engineering of digitally scanned models, CAE workflows and preparing models for 3D printing. By allowing traditional b-rep modeling operations to work directly on facetted geometry, the time consuming and often error prone task of converting facetted models to precise CAD geometry can be completely eliminated; thus dramatically improving product design efficiency

3D Reverse Engineering

In conjunction with powerful 3D design tools, Solid Edge delivers smart functionality to work with mesh, or triangle-based data. Bodies can be imported from other systems, digitally scanned or products of a generative design analysis. All of these come in as a mesh of triangles (or facets) and in many cases require further design modification. Solid Edge provides intuitive mesh cleanup tools to remove any errors that may have resulted from the import process, allowing designers to obtain a workable set of triangles. Once you have a sound mesh, regions can be identified and created, and those regions can be further extracted as surfaces and edited using traditional surface modeling tools.

Imported mesh bodies don’t always meet your needs, so Solid Edge delivers tools to remove specific facets or mesh regions, fill holes and smooth the mesh. These mesh cleanup operations help designers to prepare faceted bodies for downstream modeling and/or manufacturing. Finding logical facet shapes is paramount to preparing the geometry for analytical surface operations, and the Identify Regions tools permit logical grouping of triangles which can be used in the creation of faces. The true power of reverse engineering is realized when you can create native surfaces on top of imported data. Solid Edge delivers commands to not only extract faces from identified regions of the mesh, but also to fit analytical faces on top of regions.

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Solid Edge software includes tools that help you design your components to take advantage of the latest 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques, and to prepare and output your designs to different 3D printing hardware and services. You can easily print individual prototype models on your own 3D printers, or upload your models to the cloud to receive instant quotes for manufacturing your part in different materials and have the part shipped to your door.

Solid Edge supports output of your part models to 3D Printers using the 3D Print command. Write out your parts to .stl and .3MF formats, or send your parts directly to the Microsoft 3D Builder app. You can also send your designs to cloud-based 3D Printing services like 3YOURMIND to get quotes for manufacturing the part in different materials and shipping the part to your location

Solid Edge Scalable Simulation

Solid Edge Simulation is a new, built-in finite element analysis (FEA) tool for design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment. Based on proven Femap finite element modeling and NX Nastran solver technology, Solid Edge Simulation significantly reduces the need for physical prototypes, which lowers your material and testing costs, and saves design time. With Solid Edge Simulation you can create finite element models for solid and sheet metal structures automatically, as well as make adjustments to refine the mesh to improve accuracy of the results. For assemblies, Solid Edge Simulation offers automatic contact detection and sets up realistic component interaction, including iterative linear and glued contact.

Solid Edge Simulation provides all of the boundary condition definitions that you’ll need to model realistic operating environments for analysis. Loads and constraints are geometry-based and easy to set up using Solid Edge’s Quick Bar input options and handles. With Solid Edge Simulation you can investigate static analyses, determine the natural frequencies of the structure, and find out if it can withstand expected loading conditions without buckling. If your analysis needs go beyond the functions in Solid Edge Simulation, then you can easily move your designs and modeling data into the advanced Femap FE modeling and analysis environment.

Solid Edge Technical Publications

Solid Edge Technical Publications allow you to:

  • Quickly create detailed illustrations of your designs
  • Use animations that clearly communicate how your products work
  • Publish interactive digital documents for manufacturing work instruction packages
  • Create comprehensive maintenance manuals
  • Publish easy-to-navigate spare parts catalogs that encourage your customers to source their spare parts directly from you

Solid Edge Illustrations allows you to create high-quality 3D PDF documents and cloud-ready illustrations from your Solid Edge files and other 3D CAD formats. Use Solid Edge to capture 3D views then add features including markups and balloons before publishing. Solid Edge Illustrations provides a complete image, animation and template-based 3D PDF creation package, making it easy to create high-quality communications from your 3D models.

Solid Edge Data Management

Solid Edge Data Management provides scalable CAD data management solutions that meet the needs of all manufacturers, from startups and very small firms to larger manufacturers with distributed operations.These Solid Edge CAD data management solutions lead to improved product development performance:

  • Secure and control your product data and processes
  • Enable rapid retrieval of the correct information to improve efficiency and facilitate reuse
  • Share product information and collaborate with downstream functions such as manufacturing to improve quality and reduce costly errors
  • Follow industry best practice workflows for engineering change and release to manufacturing

The built-in Solid Edge data management capabilities use standard Windows indexing technology to store information about your Solid Edge files. There is no database software to install or maintain so no need for IT support. You simply place indexes on the folders where your Solid Edge files are stored and get started immediately!

Solid Edge Collaboration Portal

Solid Edge collaboration portal makes it easy to work on your design projects with other design team members, other departments and external suppliers and customers. Using Solid Edge Portal you can upload your CAD files to the cloud and organize them into projects. Then view your 3D CAD models and securely share selected models with other users. Solid Edge Portal is simple to use, and you can access your files securely, whenever you want and wherever you are using popular web browsers. You can easily upload any of your design files to the cloud and organize them using project folders. Any file type can be uploaded to support project collaboration, and using the built-in viewer users can directly view 3D models in many popular CAD formats.

Solid Edge Portal has extensive viewing capabilities for 3D CAD files. Supported file types include Solid Edge parts, assemblies and drawings and most common 3D CAD formats. Viewing capabilities include 3D pan, zoom and rotate, 3D cross sections, and additionally for assemblies show and hide components, and explode. You can easily upload any of your design files to the cloud and organize them using project folders. Any file type can be uploaded to support project collaboration, and using the built-in viewer users can directly view 3D models in many popular CAD formats.