Solid Edge Package Comparison

Key Features/Functions Solid Edge Premium Solid Edge Classic Solid Edge Foundation Solid Edge Design and Drafting
2D Drafting

2D data import/re-use (All popular formats)

3D data import/re-use (All popular formats)

3D part design Advanced Advanced Advanced Basic
3D assembly design Advanced
Automated 2D Drawings

Synchronous technology (intelligent direct modelling)

Model Based Definition (MBD) preparation

Standard parts library

Standard parts library extension - machinery

Visualization - animation

Visualization - augmented reality (AR) and export to third-party AR/VR/MR

Visualization - photorealistic rendering Advanced Advanced Basic Basic
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) preparation and service

Data Management

IFC import and export for BIM

Mesh data reuse (Convergent Modeling)

Viewing tools (free mobile apps, free desktop viewer mode)

Motion simulation Advanced Basic Basic
Stress simulation Advanced Basic Basic
Simulation optimization

Vibration simulation (normal modes) Basic Basic Basic

Cloud-based collaboration (View, comment, secure share)

Sheet metal design

Frame and weldment design

Surface modeling

Plastic part design

Jig and fixture design

Conceptual assembly layout

Design for cost

Reverse Engineering (3D Scanning)

Generative design

Cam, gear, pulley and shaft design

Spring design

Beam and column design

Electrical routing

PCB collaboration

Pipe and tube design

SolidWorks data migration

Inventor data migration

Pro/Engineer/Creo data migration

Creo Elements direct migration

Perpetual Licenses

Solid Edge can also be purchased as a perpetual license.
Single seat, unlimited term licenses of any product types. 

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