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Solid Edge 2023 delivers product development tools to create, connect, and collaborate like never before. See what’s new in this year’s release.

Now available as of October 12, Solid Edge 2023 from Siemens Digital Industries Software gives you the product development tools you need to create, connect, and collaborate. Solid Edge 2023 delivers a new streamlined user experience, greater interoperability with the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, and improved capabilities and collaboration across common workflows.

“Alongside our work to bring innovative technology and capability to each release of Solid Edge, covering everything from 3D design through advanced CAM and into technical publications, it’s key that we also evolve how we make these capabilities available to our community,” said John Miller, Senior Vice President, Mainstream Engineering Software, Siemens. “We’re now introducing new licensing options designed to better meet the changing business needs of small and medium-sized manufacturers, providing greater flexibility, more value, and, with Xcelerator Share, greater collaboration and speed.”

What’s New in Solid Edge 2023?

Let’s take a look at some of the exciting new features in Solid Edge 2023.

Dan Staples, Vice President of Solid Edge R&D at Siemens Digital Industries Software, introduces what’s new in Solid Edge 2023 as part of a live global launch announcement on Wednesday, October 12.

Make the most of Solid Edge with a SaaS subscription 

Make the most of Solid Edge with a SaaS subscription. The product development tools you rely on, are now available as an Xcelerator Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription. Solid Edge SaaS gives you a connection to the cloud and the opportunity to access software and services based on your needs. Lower your IT overhead, manage costs, and easily scale your business. Get access to exclusive extra features, capabilities, and included tools. Store your data securely in the cloud, and easily share it with your teams, anywhere, anytime, on any device. Leverage Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities and look at your product in the context of the real world. Collaborate easily with Xcelerator Share, included with your subscription. And with new Value-Based Licensing, you can instantly access add-on capabilities to take your design data even further.

Click less, do more

Check out our new look and feel with a revamped User Interface (UI) and streamlined workflows. We’ve given our UI a modern update to match the way you work, with intuitive command bars and toolbars, updated personalization options, and improved modeling workflows. Reduce the number of clicks to achieve common workflows, saving time as improvements to Ordered modeling brings Synchronous tools to Ordered users, increasing productivity.

Go further with your design data

New interoperability enhancements unlock the power of your design data while future-proofing your work. Transfer Solid Edge data to and from the Xcelerator portfolio of products, including NX and Process Simulate, easily and accurately. Directly insert SOLIDWORKS, JT, STEP, and Parasolid files (part or assembly) into Solid Edge assemblies without translation.

Leverage design and manufacturing intent seamlessly

Model-Based Definition enhancements give you the tools to detail 3D models faster and easier than ever before. With improved workflows and automatic assistance, your Siemens Digital Industries Software Restricted – Company Confidential. productivity has increased significantly. The new add-on Solid Edge Advanced PMI delivers high-quality consistent dimensioning for downstream PMI applications.

Build the impossible with new manufacturing capabilities

New Multi-Axis Roughing for 5-Axis Machining in Solid Edge CAM Pro provides more efficient material removal while saving you time. A new Rotary Machining Add-on for 4-Axis machining and new Wire EDM functionality improves your ability to create shapes, even those that would otherwise be too expensive or even impossible. The Smart Machine Kits library provides easy access to standardized, professionally built machine simulation kits.

Create technical publications with a faster, more responsive user interface

A new, modern user interface and enhancements to usability, workflows, and animations let you do even more with illustrations and technical documentation. Assign Rich Text Metadata to illustrations and parts that display dynamically. Create custom transitions with pre-defined timing for camera movement, part reveal, part movement, part hide, and other animation features. And define Multiple Master Pages and display visual thumbnails alongside the document.

Get the features you need when you want them with flexible licensing options

Solid Edge Value-Based Licensing allows you to choose the add-on capabilities you want when you need them. This new flexible licensing option, available through a Solid Edge XaaS subscription, gives you instant access to integrated products: Generative Design Pro, Point Cloud Visualization, Electrical Routing, PCB Collaboration, Advanced PMI, Simulation, and Solid Edge XpresRoute. With a flexible token system, mix and match add-on products as needed.

All of these new features and enhancements in Solid Edge 2023, along with many more, were announced during our live premiere on October 12, 2022 @ 10:00 EDT.

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Join the conversation

There are a lot of ways to find out what others are saying about the latest release and to connect with industry peers and CAD experts online. Log into the Solid Edge Community to connect and interact with other Solid Edge users around the world and get answers to questions in real time from Siemens experts. You can also follow the #SolidEdge2023 hashtag on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see what others are saying on social media.

Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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