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Solid Edge Student Edition

Free professional 3D CAD software for students

Engineering is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding discipline that offers opportunities in a diverse range of careers. You can build the skills you need with Solid Edge Student Edition software—a free version of the same easy-to-use software suite used by professionals. Learning Solid Edge as part of your education prepares you to enter the workforce and helps you stand out in today’s highly competitive economy.

This free download:

  • Is available to any active student

  • Is intended for academic course work

Note: Files created in this edition cannot be opened in commercial versions of Solid Edge and 2D drawings are watermarked.

“Solid Edge is easy to learn and use, from interface to the individual tools I needed to learn a wide range of skills including complex surfacing, solid modelling, assemblies, and engineering drawings. Solid Edge allowed me to do everything I needed to design and build a highly-engineered and competitive, championship-winning Greenpower car.”

David Cullimore, Solid Edge Student Edition User, Cullimore Racing

What's included?

Advanced product development capabilities

Improve how you design parts, assemblies and sheet metal. Solid Edge capabilities include automated drafting, exploded view creation, animation, advanced rendering and simulation. And with our unique synchronous technology, you can focus more on engineering and design concepts, not your software.

Training that fits your needs

Access to topic-based or project-based tutorials, online self-paced courses and interactive learning resources. Training materials can be used to learn Solid Edge on your own, or to supplement classroom learning. Students can also achieve Solid Edge Certification, a competitive edge when applying to jobs.

A vibrant online and offline community

Access our online Solid Edge User Community for tips and tricks and to connect with other Solid Edge experts. Learning Solid Edge also gives you the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects and competitions, including the Greenpower Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition.

Siemens Digital Industries Software also offers a University Edition that includes more capability for a site-wide implementation. Instructors should visit Solid Edge Resources for Educators for details.


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.