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
_About Siemens AG_
Siemens AG is a German engineering conglomerate, the largest of its
kind in Europe. Siemens has international headquarters located in
Berlin, Munich and Erlangen. The company has three main business
sectors: Industry, Energy, and Healthcare; with a total of 15
Worldwide, Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 420,800
people in nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of 76.651
billion euros for the year of 2009. Siemens AG is listed on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and has been listed on the New York Stock
Exchange since March 12, 2001.
_Solid Edge Overview_
Solid Edge, a core component of the Velocity Series portfolio, is
the most complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous
technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved
imported reuse. With superior part and assembly modeling, drafting,
transparent data management, and built-in finite element analysis,
Solid Edge eases the growing complexity of product design.
_What's New in Solid Edge ST4:_
Solid Edge ST4 delivers new ways to accelerate machine design by
eliminating pre-planning, speed revisions by eliminating model
regeneration, and improve imported 2D and 3D data re-use. With Solid
Edge ST4 utilizing both synchronous technology and ordered methods in
a single, integrated system, new users can adopt 3D faster, yet
experienced professionals have all the power they need for any machine
Solid Edge ST4 is the first mainstream 3D CAD system to employ the
mature, lightweight JT data format in assembly design, expanding your
ability to work in a multi-CAD environment. With enhanced third-party
translators and 3D PDF creation, designers can collaborate more
effectively with customers and suppliers.
Simulation in Solid Edge ST4 makes it easier to analyze and optimize
designs that include sheet metal parts, as well as thin-walled parts.
New capabilities utilize fast-solving 2D mesh elements created from
sheet metal mid-surfaces, giving designers faster results for complex
designs that help reduce material costs and the need for physical
We recognize that drawings are the key deliverable for many
companies, and continue to focus on reducing drawing production time.
New features like improved parts lists, dimension display control, and
text boxes with bullets and numbering accelerate the creation of
drawings and reduce engineering costs.
features and enhancements including advanced machine design, expanded
collaboration, simulation for sheet metal designers, and world-class
drafting. Also read a case study, where one of our customers used
Solid Edge to reduce machine design times by 70 percent.