What’s New in Solid Edge 2020: Next Generation Design

Our newly updated Solid Edge Next Generation Design solution included in Solid Edge 2020 provides users with integrated access to today’s hottest 3D design technologies.


Our solutions allow you to visualize and validate product designs working with mesh – a way to simplify and speed your workflow process. Our new re-match command allows you to redefine part designs, and then reduce the file size while maintaining the part shape, making working with parts significantly faster. Mesh holes that result from the scanning process can easily be closed, and then automatically defined as a solid body.

Solid Edge allows you to make mesh models more useful in the design workflow by automatically recognizing planar and cylindrical surfaces. We’ve put together a short video, in which we demonstrate how scanning models can end up offsetting them from the part origin. This can be easily rectified with new alerts and commands in Solid Edge 2020.

Next Generation Design in Solid Edge 2020.PNGWatch the video: https://solidedge.siemens.com/en/resource/video/next-generation-design-in-solid-edge/

Thanks to cutting-edge convergent modeling technology in Solid Edge, you can make cuts directly on the mesh model. Convergent modeling allows your mesh models to be seamlessly integrated into your design workflow, and to coexist with regular B-rep models. 

Additionally, you can add a mesh model into an assembly, making use of regular assembly relationships. The virtual part works and behaves just like a regular part, allowing you to position it in the desired location very easily to finish up your assembly design.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/solidedge/whats-new-in-solid-edge-2020-next-generation-design/