6 reasons to switch your CAD software

By Anthony Johnson

The computer-aided design (CAD) software industry has undergone a great deal of change in the last few years. For a product many could have considered a commodity at the turn of the century, here at Siemens we’ve proven that there is still room for innovation across modeling domains, interoperability, and cloud, just to name a few.

These advances should make you think: “is it time to switch my CAD software?” To help you answer that question and to better understand the challenges of modern product design, we partnered with industry analyst Lifecycle Insights to conduct a research study. The resulting Design Challenges Study includes data from engineers and designers around the world, and measures the impact of the issues they are facing.

The study highlighted six (6) reasons to address these challenges by switching from your current solution to Solid Edge from Siemens. In each section, Lifecycle Insights quantifies the impact of the frustrations felt by modern engineers and explains how you can mitigate these challenges by taking advantage of the capabilities and features in Solid Edge.

Read the Lifecycle Insights report →

About Lifecycle Insights

Lifecycle Insights helps executives realize value from tech-led initiatives without disruption. They digitally publish impartial research and thought leadership guidance, enabling better investment and deployment decisions.

What others are saying about Solid Edge

A user’s workflow in Solid Edge can be different from other commercially available CAD solutions. Check out this YouTube video created by an expert Solid Edge user that shows how you can breeze through the Solid Edge interface with ease.

Video created by Matt Lombard (@mattatdesignstuff)

Try Solid Edge CAD software for free

You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Solid Edge to decide whether it’s the time to make the switch. Solid Edge is helping engineers and designers around the world bring new products to market with affordable, easy-to-use software solutions that address all aspects of the product development process.

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