Siemens Digital Industries Software has launched the 2021 version of Solid Edge 3D CAD modelling application.
Europe’s largest engineering company says Solid Edge 2021 includes design capability enhancements such as new subdivision modeling and improved reverse engineering performance with new deviation analysis.
Solid Edge 2021 also includes a new artificial intelligence-powered adaptive user interface to predict next steps, and seamless integration with 3dfind.it, an intelligent 3D model search engine powered by CADENAS, a virtual library of 3D parts.
Siemens says these features can be used to save valuable time in the upfront design phase.
Ricardo Espinosa, R&D engineering manager, Kimball, says: “Solid Edge 2021 is, in my opinion, the best Solid Edge release in years. There are a lot of things that will make the design process easier for our engineers.
“Subdivision modelling is very powerful. Having the ability to easily incorporate organic shapes into our product designs within the Solid Edge environment is a big deal for us.
“Having the process contained in one software solution without the need for importing, exporting and translating data is very important.”
Enhancements have been made across the Solid Edge portfolio.
Siemens says these include:
- Fast, accurate 2D layout of industrial control panels with new cabinet panel design capabilities.
- An optimized integration between flow and structural simulation.
- A new searchable postprocessor database and improved roughing and adaptive milling capabilities accelerate Numerical Control programming.
- Enhanced cloud-based collaboration options with the introduction of Teamcenter Share, which can be used with Solid Edge to synchronize desktop files to secure cloud storage.