Siemens Design1 Fully Parametric CAD Software $19.99/month

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Professional and fully synchronous parametric CAD for businesses or individuals Compare Editions

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Available for Microsoft Windows 7 and 8Windows 7 and 8

Professional Grade CAD -- Affordable For Home or Business

Siemens Solid Edge Products & Features Design1 Design & Drafting Foundation Classic Premium
Fast, Easy Push/Pull Modeling
Assembly Design and Management
Extensive Import/Export Compatability
Easy 2D Drafting Creation
Dynamic Surfacing
Enhanced Sheet Metal & Tube Design
Basic FEA, Rendering
File Management (PDM)
Wiring & Pipe Routing
Full FEA & Motion Simulation
Monthly Subscription Price Free Trial
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Make. Awesome. Real.
Professional Grade.
Solid Edge Design 1 is an entry level Professional grade 3D CAD system.
Direct Modeling.
Perform direct modeling powered by Synchronous technology. You can even have parts and assemblies.
Open it all!
Open a multitude of file formats including 2D and 3D Data Importing from: DXF, DWG, STA, IGES, and more.
Incredibly Affordable!
Solid Edge Design 1 is only $19.95/Month. And you get to try it free for the first 30 Days!

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Software Use FAQ:

  • Is this software available for Apple?
    Officially the software is meant for PC, however many users of Solid Edge run it successfully on Apples with a Virtual Machine software like Parallels.

  • What is the difference in functionality between the Solid Edge Software on the Forge, and the Software used by large companies in Industry?
    Nothing! Just like in industry, there are multiple levels of the software you can purchase from the very basic to the full-blown, only we give you more options so that you can tailor your cost to your needs more effectively! You can go from Design1, a very basic but capable package, all the way up to subscribe to the most powerful version of Solid Edge available.

  • What is “Direct Modeling” and “Synchronous Technology?”
    Synchronous is what Direct Modeling is called in Solid Edge. Direct modeling is the ability to modify features of a part at any time, and have other features adjust dynamically with your change, realtime. Synchronous is a high function version of direct modeling where you can do things like control your direct modeling moves in a number of ways, and also perform large assembly edits, modifying many related parts realtime, with one move!

  • How is this software different from other CAD software available on the internet?
    Solid Edge software does a very good job combining the ease of Sketchup for manipulating basic geometry with the professional control and specificity afforded by CAD software used in Automotive and Aerospace.

  • What file formats can I open?
    Solid Edge Files, Parasolid *.x_t and *x_b, JT, NX, ACIS, AutoCAD, IGES, STEP, Inventor, Solidworks, Microstation, Pro/E, SDRC, STL, XML

  • What file formats can I Export?
    JT, ACIS, XGL, IGES, STEP, STL, XML, PDF, U3D

  • Is this software for commercial use?
    Yes. This software is intended to be available for commercial use under certain conditions:

    • The business using the software has an annual turnover/gross receipts/revenue less than € 500,000.00.
    • The subscriber supports their fellow members on the Forge with comments and material.


  • Do I need to upload everything I do with the Software to the Forge Website?
    No. There are no upload requirements on what you produce or open with the software. The material you generate with this software is yours alone. Community participation is the only requirement, and we always like it when you share what you are up to!

  • What happens to my files if my subscription ends or is canceled?
    They are yours to keep! Because your files are stored locally on your machine, they are yours to keep and continue to work with even after a subscription cancellation. You retain all rights to the material you generate, and can use it as you wish. You may need to find other Solid Edge software if you have not saved it in a universal format, but either way the files are on your machine. If you uploaded them to the Forge of course, they would be stored and saved in multiple formats as well!

  • Can I use this Software to participate in Competitions and other Activities where I might earn money or prizes?
    Yes. As long as the commercial use requirements listed above are met, this software can be used for any For Profit activities that don’t otherwise violate the End User License Agreement.

  • Is there a contract period for subscription?
    No! The subscription periods are monthly, so you may request at any time to cancel, and you will then have use of the software for the remainder of the month at which point your subscription will end and you will stop being billed.

  • How do I upgrade to a higher level Software?
    Cancel your current subscription by going to your Profile page, click on Account Settings, and go to the Subscriptions section. Then uninstall the old software from your hard drive. Finally, just subscribe to the new one on the Forge!

  • How do I downgrade my Software if I no longer require advanced functionality?
    Cancel your current subscription by going to your Profile page, click on Account Settings, and go to the Subscriptions section. Then uninstall the old software from your hard drive. Finally, just subscribe to the lower level package back on the Forge!

  • How do I cancel my subscription?
    Cancel your current subscription by going to your Profile page, click on Account Settings, and go to the Subscriptions section.

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