Siemens at Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, announced the latest release of Solid Edge software, a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that advance all aspects of the product development process, including mechanical and electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, technical documentation, and data management. Solid Edge 2019 adds best-in-class electrical and printed circuit board (PCB) design technologies, new requirements management capabilities, fully integrated simulation analysis, the latest tools for subtractive and additive manufacturing, and free secure cloud-based project collaboration. The expanded portfolio makes it even easier for customers of all business sizes to realize innovation by taking advantage of the end-to-end digital twin.
“The integration of mechanical and electrical design tools within Solid Edge will enable us to develop and deliver our custom electro-mechanical systems faster and at a lower cost than our competition,” said Eric Becnel, VP and chief engineer, RadioBro Corporation.
Integrated software applications are critical for today’s complex multiphase design projects. Solid Edge Wiring Design provides design and simulation tools for the rapid creation of wiring diagrams and verification of electrical systems. Solid Edge Harness Design adds intuitive harness and formboard design tools with automated part selection, design validation, and manufacturing report generation. Solid Edge PCB Design accelerates schematic capture and PCB layout, and is fully integrated with mechanical design to reduce costly errors.
The latest release of Solid Edge provides new modular plant design capabilities, with Solid Edge P&ID Design and Solid Edge Piping Design. Providing 2D flow diagram and symbol support for P&ID creation, Solid Edge P&ID Design supports strict governing requirements for plant design. Combined with Solid Edge Piping Design capabilities such as automated 3D piping design with comprehensive 3D part libraries and fully automated isometric drawing output for plant design, these new features can help reduce design errors and ensure efficient piping design in industries such as Oil & Gas.
New design for additive manufacturing capabilities include better control of shapes, weight and strength, and specific factors of safety to enable customers to develop new designs never before possible. Solid Edge also automates print preparation, including multi-color, multi-material printing capability, which reduces bill of material size and parts inventory and decreases dependency on costly manufacturing equipment. Additionally, these new capabilities enable manufacturers to produce low production lots very quickly and affordably. Also new in Solid Edge 2019 is Solid Edge CAM Pro, a comprehensive, highly flexible system that uses the latest machining technology to efficiently program CNC machine tools helping confirm parts are manufactured as designed.
“The global market requirement to develop and deliver increasingly complex products in shrinking timeframes has created many new challenges for our customers, as well as new opportunities to differentiate,” said John Miller, senior vice president, Mainstream Engineering, Siemens PLM Software. “I’m confident that the integration of leading technologies from Mentor and the next-generation design capabilities delivered in the Solid Edge 2019 portfolio will empower our customers to innovate in the new era of digitalization.”