Siemens launches free Solid Edge CAM Pro Student Edition

By Anthony Johnson

Earlier this month, we announced the launch of the Solid Edge CAM Pro Student Edition – a free version of our professional Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software for students. It is available free of charge, enabling students to learn and practice using the same professional Numerical Control (NC) programming solution used by industry-leading manufacturers around the world.

Powerful and easy-to-use, Solid Edge CAM Pro helps manufacturers define and execute a wide range of manufacturing processes, including milling, turning and feature-based machining, with comprehensive machining simulation. Simple enough for students, CAM functionality is guided with an intuitive, modern user interface (UI), instructive tutorials, and built-in templates and wizards.

The student edition of Solid Edge CAM Pro is free to download for any active student, compatible with university and academic institution equipment, and provides a hands-on learning opportunity.

Solid Edge CAM Pro Student Edition is designed to work in concert with Solid Edge CAM Pro licenses issued to academic institutions. CAM Pro Student software can design and simulate CAM models but cannot output directly to CNC machines. In order to output parts for manufacturing, CAM models developed in the student edition must be opened in CAM Pro software issued to an academic institution.

Download Solid Edge CAM Pro Student Edition >

Additional resources for student learning

Training that fits your needs: The Solid Edge Learning Library offers free access to topic-based or project-based tutorials, online self-paced courses and interactive learning resources. With training materials specific to CAM, students can learn Solid Edge CAM Pro on their own, as well as reference the material to supplement classroom learning.

A vibrant online and offline community: Join the growing Solid Edge Community online to connect with other Solid Edge CAM Pro customers and students. Whether you’re asking a question, sharing your own experience, or simply networking with other passionate engineers, the community is a great place to learn, grow, and connect.

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