This year, we’re taking a deep dive into everything that’s new in the Solid Edge 2023 release in a series of blog posts focused on the most noteworthy new features and enhancements. In this post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about our all-new Solid Edge SaaS subscription offering.
Solid Edge 2023 introduces a complete set of product development software tools and capabilities to help designers and engineers create, connect, and collaborate like never before. Solid Edge 2023 delivers a new and improved user experience, greater interoperability across the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of products and services, improved CAD/CAM capabilities, and seamless collaboration across the entire product development process, from design through to manufacturing.
What is Solid Edge SaaS?
Solid Edge SaaS (now available in Solid Edge 2023) gives users a connection to the cloud and the opportunity to access software and services based on your specific needs. This allows you to lower your IT overhead, manage costs, and easily scale your business. Solid Edge SaaS allows you to:
- Get access to exclusive extra features, capabilities, and included tools
- Store data securely in the cloud, and easily share it with teams, anywhere, anytime, on any device
- Leverage Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities to visualize products in the context of the real world
- Collaborate easily with Xcelerator Share, included with your Solid Edge SaaS subscription
- Access add-on capabilities to take your design data further with Value-Based Licensing
Collaboration enhancements in Solid Edge 2023
Thanks to the power of Xcelerator Share, Solid Edge 2023 introduces new enhancements integrated with your Solid Edge SaaS subscription that improve collaboration with your teams, partners, and customers. Collaboration commenting, expanded view and markup support for additional file types, and enhanced search capabilities make collaborating easier than ever before.
Collaboration commenting, which is supported at the project, task, and file level, empowers colleagues, partners, and customers to communicate more efficiently. Collaborating across multiple deliverables requires many conversations. With the ability to converse more intently, while also tracking those conversations, collaboration commenting tools ensure efficient communication while promoting productivity and synergy.
Expand your search and find exactly the files you need with new Shopping-style Search. With filtering properties such as, file name, file type, owner, date modified, and more, the fresh search tools increase productivity by delivering a familiar search experience.
Project management, simplified
Xcelerator Share introduces new tools to simplify project management, including a modern dashboard and Kanban boards. The new, modern dashboard helps users understand the status of project deliverables at a glance, via the Xcelerator Share home page.
Kanban boards introduce new ways of working with your team. This intuitive tracking process helps visualize work and maximize efficiency by displaying projects and tasks as easy-to-understand cards that are organized into user-defined columns. The boards, which can be used on any device, are a helpful tool during team meetings to manage project progress. Adjustments can be made to a project or task by simple drag-and-drop interaction.
The benefits of Xcelerator Share grow with each additional subscription. Xcelerator Share continues to offer integration with a wider range of Solid Edge and other Siemens products. Over 2,000 Siemens software subscriptions, including several in the Solid Edge portfolio, are now integrated with Xcelerator Share.
The base plan includes 500GB of storage, each additional subscription increases online storage by 5GB. Access the Solid Edge add-on products you need, when you need them, with value-based licensing. No need for multiple purchases, this licensing option lets you choose which capabilities you want and when, while offering the flexibility to mix and match the add-on products as needed.
To learn more about what’s new in this release, visit siemens.com/solid-edge-2023.
Join the conversation
There are a lot of ways to find out what others are saying about the latest release and to connect with industry peers and CAD experts online. Log into the Solid Edge Community to connect and interact with other Solid Edge users around the world and get answers to questions in real-time from Siemens experts. You can also follow the #SolidEdge2023 hashtag on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see what others are saying on social media.