New Solid Edge at Siemens

Improvements in functionality married to options in hardware platform are among the features of the latest release of Siemens' Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST8). The full version of Solid Edge ST8 can now be installed on tablets running Windows 8.1 operating system, giving users more mobility. In conjunction with the release of Solid Edge ST8, Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) business also launched a new Solid Edge App Marketplace mobile app.

Improvements to synchronous design intent management, complex sketching and 3D feature recognition enable users to focus on designs, rather than the design tools, allowing an accelerated modelling process. Flexible modelling incorporating synchronous technology frees the user to intuitively produce realistic, accurate designs faster. Synchronous technology combines the speed and flexibility of direct modelling with the precise control of dimension-driven design.

In addition, simplification of large and complex assembly capabilities in Solid Edge ST8, combined with its ability to simulate and predict kinematic conditions, accelerates the assembly design process and reduces the need for physical prototypes. Solid Edge ST8 also provides access to in-product learning tools, online community and the new Solid Edge App Marketplace.

Solid Edge ST8 is scheduled to ship this summer.