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Solid Edge 2D drafting

Whether you need to use 2D CAD software across your company or for a specific 2D design process, Solid Edge 2D Drafting provides production-proven 2D drafting software - for free.

With a familiar user interface, easy-to-use tools that comply with the most popular drafting standard capabilities to simplify your experience, Solid Edge 2D Drafting has everything you need to quickly and easily create 2D documentation.


Solid Edge 2D Drafting offers simple drawing layout, diagramming, annotation, and dimensioning controls that automatically comply with drafting standards, including the International Standards Organization (ISO), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and British Standards Institution (BSI), among others.

Start your drawing from scratch, or easily import existing .DWG files. An optional step-by-step wizard allows you to preview the drawing, including each individual layer, and control background color, drawing size, line type, font, and more.

To simplify the learning curve for both new and existing 2D CAD users, Solid Edge 2D Drafting provides a number of ways to access commands, such as a recognizable ribbon toolbar, simple text search, and a customizable radial menu that provides quick access to your favorite tools.

When you’re finished, you can save your file as either a Solid Edge or .DWG format, allowing you the flexibility to collaborate with customers, peers, and partners, and to easily open your 2D CAD files in nearly any 3D CAD program.

"Solid Edge 2D Drafting gives you everything you need in core areas such as drafting, annotations, dimensioning, and support of global drawing standards… at a price that can’t be beat."

Al Dean, editor-in-chief and co-founder DEVELOP3D Magazine


  • Production-proven 2D drafting

  • Fast and easy parametric drawing layout

  • Annotation and dimensioning that complies to world standards

  • Diagramming for electrical and other schematics

  • Translation wizards from AutoCAD and other 2D products

  • Goal Seek for solving free-body diagrams

Solid Edge 2D Drafting fact sheet


Solid Edge System Requirements

Solid Edge contains certain third-party software components. You can review third party software license notices here. Open-source software packages can be downloaded here.