Conference Preview | The Solid Edge Experience at Realize Live 2024

By Melanie Mercado

Realize LIVE will be back in Las Vegas (May 12-16)! From the actionable to the insightful, the Solid Edge Experience – one of many product-focused experiences at Realize LIVE 2024 – includes a wide range of sessions, including breakout sessions, customer presentations, roundtables, hands-on workshops, and more. Here are some sessions you don’t want to miss:

Solid Edge Keynote

Digital transformation starts here – a Solid Edge strategic update: Our keynote session will explore the latest industry trends, and how recent advances in areas such as AI, cloud, and design automation can benefit your business by streamlining processes and reducing costs.  Topics will include a look at product roadmap, new products, customer insights and a special sneak peek at Solid Edge 2025.

Product Management Roundtable

Solid Edge is a complete portfolio of product development software tools: mechanical and electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, technical publications, data management, and more. What do you like best about Solid Edge? What would you like to see in the next release? During this interactive round table, you will have the opportunity to connect with Solid Edge product managers and learn more about our industry-leading portfolio.

Tips & Tricks

Optimize your workflows with Solid Edge Tips & Tricks: Learn the latest tips and tricks in Solid Edge as we look at ways to optimize your workflows in common design environments such as Part, Assembly, Sheet Metal, PMI, Draft and Simulation.


Shape the future with Solid Edge: Learn how Solid Edge provides users with a full portfolio of solutions to meet a wide range of business needs. Solid Edge not only offers rich design solutions, but scalable solutions for simulation, manufacturing and data management as well.

Zel X

Introducing Zel X: Get a firsthand look at our newest SaaS offering, Zel X, and see what it can do for you.  Boost proposal win rates and customer satisfaction, eliminate manufacturing errors, shorten engineering time, and lower IT costs. Zel X is an affordable, browser-based app that gives your team access to CAD, CAM, CAE, MRP, RFQ tools, while integrating seamlessly with your CAD system (NX, Solid Edge, and more)

Workflows, Imported Data and Collaboration

Supercharge your Solid Edge Interface: Get the most from the recent changes: Learn how to get the most from recent developments in the Solid Edge interface as well as customization you can do your self to save time, clicks and mouse travel.

Solid Edge is the Rosetta Stone for translation problems: You have the software that works best with the most different types of geometry. In this session, learn what you can do when working between traditional CAD, NURBS surfaces, subdivision models and 3D scan data. Also, learn what you can do with getting editable external models with history, and/or dimensions with MBD.

Leveraging SaaS and the cloud to positively impact your business: Learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging Solid Edge subscription services along with Xcelerator Share to drive better collaboration between colleagues, vendors, and customers, while managing costs and reducing product delivery timelines.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation

AI Powered CAD Automation Apps for Solid Edge: Discussion of how modern innovations like Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence together with programming languages like Python can be used to automate design tasks in Solid Edge and optimize the everyday design and drafting process.

Drawing Office Automation for Solid Edge: Join us on a captivating journey through two decades of experience with Solid Edge. Discover how Excel and VB macros were leveraged to streamline processes, overcome challenges, and consolidate knowledge. Explore the evolution from complex link structures to a seamless automation solution, significantly boosting productivity. This session unveils practical insights and showcases a program that automates drawing creation, ensuring an efficient and error-free workflow. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from years of innovation and refinement.

The Solid Edge experience at Realize LIVE 2024 is packed with outstanding customer presenters and Siemens expert speakers, sharing their insight into industry technology trends, customer success stories, and what’s new in the world of Solid Edge.

Meet some of our speakers taking the stage in Las Vegas:

  • Matt Lombard, Consultant at Dezignstuff
  • Robert Schuster, Owner and Designer at Schuster Mechanical LLC
  • Sudha Srikakolapu, Senior Product Manager at Siemens DISW
  • Dan Staples, Vice President, R&D at Siemens DISW

Community Catalysts

Siemens Community Catalysts are design, engineering and manufacturing experts who are knowledgeable about Siemens Digital Industries Software products. They’re thought leaders who share their expertise as speakers, presenters, and writers. Meet our 2024 featured Community Speakers:

  • Tushar Suradkar, Design Automation and Machine Learning Specialist at CADVertex Solutions
  • Sean Cresswell, Design Engineer at NZ Manufacturing
  • Jan Bos, Manager R and D / Engineering at Machinefabriek en Apparatenbouw Geha B.V.

Registration and discount codes

If you are planning on joining us in Las Vegas for Realize LIVE (May 13-16), Munich (June 4-6), or China (July 25-26), we encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your conference pass!

For active Solid Edge customers, we have an extra special deal. For a limited time, active customers can use the following promo codes for two additional ways to save even more on registration: CCRL24AMS_EDGE342 (3 conference passes for the price of 2) or CCRL24AMS_EDGE300 ($300 off 1 conference pass).

Register for Realize LIVE 2024 

*Promo codes are in limited supply and will be honored on a first come, first-served basis.

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