Siemens Adds Augmented Reality for Enhanced Visualization and Collaboration to Solid Edge 2020

New simulation validation capabilities help to improve quality and reduce costly prototypes, company says.

New simulation validation capabilities help to improve quality and reduce costly prototypes, company says.

Integration of next-generation technologies create digital representations of existing designs, making it quicker and easier to capture a digital twin of the physical product. Image courtesy of Siemens.


Siemens Digital Industries Software has launched the latest version of Solid Edge software, which features numerous enhancements that the compant says will enable small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to accelerate product development and manufacturing processes. Through new features such as augmented reality, expanded validation tools, model-based definition and 2D Nesting, Solid Edge 2020 provides next-generation technologies to enhance collaboration and fully digitalize the design-to-manufacturing process.  

Solid Edge 2020 delivers new augmented reality (AR) capabilities that enable users to visualize design intent in new ways, enabling enhanced collaboration internally, as well as with suppliers and customers during the design process, the company says. New validation tools have been integrated for conducting motion and vibration simulation, which can help customers reduce costly prototypes.

The addition of Model Based Definition enables customers to completely define parts, assemblies and manufacturing instruction digitally from their 3D model. 2D Nesting capabilities have also been added to optimize cutting patterns, reduce waste and costs, and  accelerate manufacturing processes. Solid Edge 2020 also delivers hundreds of core CAD enhancements such as new sheet metal capabilities, faster large assembly performance, new data migration tools, and others across the portfolio.      

“The latest enhancements to the Solid Edge portfolio can help small to medium-sized manufacturers digitalize their entire product development process from end-to end,” says John Miller, sr. vice president, Mainstream Engineering at Siemens Digital Industries Software.

“We continue to work on providing an advanced portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use tools to help our customers with their digital transformation, so they can reduce costs and accelerate product delivery,” he adds.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is a provider of software solutions for the digital transformation of industry. With headquarters in Plano, TX, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens Digital Industries Software works with companies of all sizes to help transform the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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