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Solid Edge ST8 - feature recognition to find similar instances compared to specific selection, new pattern by table capabilities, ability to quickly find top-level assemblies in directory, to have multiple assemblies on single sheet, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 11, 2015

Solid Edge ST7's Big Leap Forward in Sheet Metal Design - handy Live Rules, ability to detect patterns of patterns, gussets, louvers, beads are applied with one click of mouse, new 'volume to sheet metal' function, ability to generates flat shapes from non-flat geometry, Ralf Steck, CADdigest.com, Oct 15, 2014

Review: Solid Edge ST7 - improved measurement tools, ability to duplicate components along curve, to find feature patterns within other patterns, visualization with KeyShot, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2014

Comparing Direct Modeling in Solid Edge with SOLIDWORKS - synchronous technology adds layer of intelligence to parts, focuses on solving complex engineering challenges, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Apr 24, 2014

A First Look at Solid Edge ST 6 - 2D drafting is more automated, CAM is integrated, surfacing gets C2 curvature, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 5, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 - greater control over steering wheel, ability to propagate synchronous features to root parts, updated 'extrude from planar face' command, reflective modeling tools, ability to add sheet metal features to uniformly thick parts, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 1, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Look: FEA with Solid Edge Simulation - intuitive graphical interface, incorporated NASTRAN solver provides access to advanced features, has ability to change units display on fly, report generator echoes all user input in convenient format, Attilio Colangelo, CADdigest.com, Nov 19, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Look: Sheet Metal Enhancements - improved flatten command, support for deforming features across bends, impressive drawn cutout command, Jeffrey Opel, CADdigest.com, Nov 18, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: 2D Drafting Enhancements - usage of extended views, break lines functions when creating 2D layout drawings of 3D models, assemblies, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, Nov 8, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Look: Better Surface Modeling - tangency control handles, reflective planes, redefine surface command for creating new surfaces by replacing existing model faces with BlueSurf, support of curvature continuous end conditions, real-time previews, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Nov 7, 2013

Solid Edge ST 6 First Look: Mass-Migrating Models From SolidWorks - impressive, user-friendly bulk data migrator utility to transfer old SolidWorks data into Solid Edge, provides customizable themes, ability to re-use existing data, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, Oct 31, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Look: Sheet Metal Design - sheet metal features can be added to any part, flatten command to forms flat pattern easily, impressive solid feature set that complements main design software, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Oct 29, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Look: Generating 2D Drawings from Large Assemblies - intuitive drawing/detailing portion of design cycle, context sensitive help via command finder, ability to delay rebuild of views by allowing multiple edits without interruption, Attilio Colangelo, CADdigest.com, Oct 22, 2013

First Look at Solid Edge ST6: New User Interface Functions in Synchronous Technology - clearer graphical control in steering wheel, option to create assembly part synchronous features, hole pattern recognition ability, easier working with imported models, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Oct 14, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Surfacing Refined - impressive surface redefine command to creates surfaces by combining existing model faces, surface intersect command to extend/trim selected surfaces to common intersection, Jeffrey Opel, CADdigest.com, Oct 10, 2013

First Look at Solid Edge ST6: New Commands for Working with Large Assemblies - enhancements in simplifying large assemblies, dynamic part editing for ordered models at assembly level, ability to enhance modeling within assemblies, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Oct 8, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Modeling and Editing Parts with Synchronous Technology - enhancing patterning synchronously, recognizing hole patterns, bug while using 'suppress region' tool, Scott Moyse, CADdigest.com, Sep 27, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Optimization and Validation - improving chamber design using optimization process, validating bolt engagement design in assembly file, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Sep 25, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Mesh Refinement and Storage - new remesh command, 'show poor quality mesh' function, report generates off-the-chart nice, simple documents, has multi-body construction ability, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Sep 25, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Simulation and Linear Static Stress - designing rifle's barrel chamber, studying linear static stress on parts, applying structural loads, constraints, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Sep 24, 2013

First Look: YouTubing Inside Solid Edge ST 6 - innovative ability to play videos from YouTube, to record CAD program's actions for sharing on YouTube, good balance, sufficient options are included to make feature useful, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 23, 2013

Solid Edge ST 6 First Looks: Working with 2D Drawings - ability to attach, align, space balloons, annotation objects, enhanced Dimension alignments, native in-place editing of office documents, Scott Moyse, CADdigest.com, Sep 23, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 First Looks: Assemblies with Synchronous Technology - ability to create synchronous geometry from assembly part features, Pathfinder enhancements, body support for simplified assemblies, Scott Moyse, CADdigest.com, Sep 23, 2013

Solid Edge ST 6 First Look: Goal Seeking and Model Validation in Simulation - better selection of options for part design, feature optimization, host of options are available to set up multiple simulations, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Sep 23, 2013

First Look: Solid Edge Mobile Viewer for iPad and Android - app operates, displays 3D models quickly, shares models as SEV files or raster screen grabs, Android version is better at receiving, sharing files, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 19, 2013

A First Look at Solid Edge ST 6 - 2D drafting is more automated, CAM is integrated, surfacing gets C2 curvature, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 5, 2013

Getting an Edge Over SolidWorks - Pt 5 - smoother installation, intuitive layout, UI, intuitive modeling, editing with Synchronous Technology, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 25, 2013

Working with Data Imported into Solid Edge ST5 - Solid Edge makes working with imported models a breeze as Live Rules create relationships between entities, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 24, 2013

Working with 2D Files and Drawings in Solid Edge ST - entirely functional drawing module in communicating details of 3D models in 2D drawings, easy-to-use file management system, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 22, 2013

Editing Engineering and Production Models with Solid Edge - no construction sketches, ability to make changes to base geometry relationships, live rules to define, lock relations, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 18, 2013

Understanding Solid Edge ST5, Pt 1: Installing Solid Edge - basic installation includes help system, step-by-step tutorials, prompt bar provides in-context help, instructions, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 17, 2013

In-Depth Review of Solid Edge ST4, Pt 2 - discussing Explode-Render-Animate (ERA), drawings environments, John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 24, 2012

In-Depth Review of Solid Edge ST4, Pt 1 - aspects of synchronous technology, 3D modeling: smart dimensions, PMI, relationships, live rules, face relate, triad tool, John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 20, 2012

Solid Edge ST4 - Ease-of-Use Review - CAD veteran puts Solid Edge to the test for ease of use, able to make parts, assemblies without help - almost, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Mar 13, 2012

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 4 - steering wheel control, easier placement of copied parts, option to analyze designs using mid-planes, efficient interface for part modeling, assembly management, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 - steering wheel widget, 3D offset relationship, new online parts catalogue, drag, drop links to Teamcenter,use JT data from any source, DEVELOP 3D, July 28, 2011

Solid Edge with Synch Tech 4: Shifting Focus from Geometry Creation to Assembly Management, Analysis, and Visuals - Solid Edge ST4 offers new steering wheel functions, mesh types, graphically richer environment, tools to build different types of relationships among faces, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011

What's New in Solid Edge ST4? - advanced machine design, expanded collaboration, simulation for sheet metal, world-class drafting, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 6, 2011

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 3: Visualization and Rendering - Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 22, 2010

Solid Edge vs SolidWorks Interface Comparison - Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 6, 2010

Solid Edge vs SolidWorks Surfacing Comparison - Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 8, 2010

First Thoughts on Exploring Solid Edge ST3 - ordered vs synchronous, switching between both, dimensioning features, 'magical; steering wheel, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 9, 2010

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 3: Raising the Bar on Hybrid CAD - recent release takes big step towards ideal hybrid CAD modeling experience where user does not have to decide between history-based or direct modeling, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 4, 2010

Solid Edge ST3 Arrives - updated interface with enhancements to ribbon bar, flexible editing, ability to create associations throughout design process, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Oct 14, 2010

The Solid Edge ST3 Feature Tree -  splitting history tree into 3 parts, Synchronous, Ordered and Simplify, a brilliant idea, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 14, 2010

Solid Edge ST3 3D Graphics Performance - test updated after ST3 shows significant improvement in graphic speed, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2010

The Big Deal with Solid Edge ST3 - latest release combines history with direct modeling, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 13, 2010

Solid Edge ST3 - latest release shows maturation of Synchronous Technology, may help Solid Edge improve its 3rd place standing in MCAD market, Al Dean, Develop3D, Oct 13, 2010

Synchronous Technology In Solid Edge ST3 - Pt1 - start of an in-depth review of Solid Edge (currently at 11 parts), includes much hands-on testing, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2010

Solid Edge Prepares for the Release of ST3 - SolidWorks found lacking in comparison to Solid Edge, with latest technology threatening to 'blow SolidWorks out of the water' in working with models made with other CAD programs, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 30, 2010

The Big, Fat Round-up of What's New in Solid Edge ST3 - video, more integrated Synchronous Technology, sheet metal features, configuration manager with displays, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 16, 2010

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 2: Stress Relief - ability to add materials, thicken walls, shrink holes quickly, cylindrical constraint option, analysis results exported as HTML reports, AVI movies, JPEG images, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 20, 2010

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 2: 1st Encounter - best of constraint-driven techniques with direct modeling, order-independent features, can temporarily suspend some or all of geometric relationships, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 2, 2010

Solid Edge with ST2 - Synchronous Technology added to helix, references can be edited directly, ability to adapt mesh to your requirements, Pathfinder enables users to check if parts released or available, updated support for Share Point 2008, Al Dean, MCAD Online, Jun 22, 2009

Software Review: Solid Edge ST, Pt 2 - unified 2D, 3D commands, steering wheel direct editing tool, live rules feature, dimension behavior, product manufacturing information, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2009

Solid Edge ST, Pt 1 - direct editing of models, eliminated parent/child issues and need to preplan all possible editing scenarios, multisource data import, features can be manipulated, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Jan 8, 2009

More Thoughts on Synchronous Technology - concept of direct editing, functionality, advantages and limitations of Solid Edge with ST, Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Dec 16, 2008

Synchronous Technology Pt 2 - ST is a valuable tool for Solid Edge, due to advantages of history free modeling, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 2, 2008

Solid Edge Gains Efficiency from Synchronous Technology -feature-based, history-free modeling technology is radically more efficient, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2008

Synchronous Technology: Revolution or Hype? - a revolution in CAD or a brilliant PR campaign, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 1, 2008

Synchronous Technology - touching basics that Synchronous Technology has to offer in design paradigm, Solid DNA Blog, Aug 25, 2008

Solid Edge 2008 With Synchronous Technology - Live Rules function for direct modeling, ability to apply dimensions directly to 3D model, 'steering wheel' function for modifying geometric elements, more, Raymond Kurland, Machine Design, Aug 4, 2008

Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology - Part 5  - is it 100 times faster? a conditional 'yes,' Deelip Menezes, July 10, 2008

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology - Part 3 - Live Rules setting, kudos and suggestions, Deelip Menezes, July 8, 2008

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology - Part 4 - though steering wheel is not exactly new, Solid Edge may have only direct modeler that captures design intent, Deelip Menezes, July 9, 2008

Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology - Part 2 - critical look at the steering wheel interface, Deelip Menezes, July 8, 2008

Solid Edge Ready to Take Off - Synchronous Technology, media buzz may finally push product to forefront, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 16, 2008

A Review of Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology - dramatic breakthrough combines direct modeling, parametric modeling and new user interface, Ray Kurland (sponsored by Siemens, makers of Solid Edge), CAD-PORTAL, May 2008

CAD That Won't Break the Bank - Alibre Design Xpress Plus, VersaCAD 2007 for Windows, DataCAD LT v12, CADVANCE LiTe v13, CADVANCE with AETools LiTe, General CADD Pro v6.1, IntelliCAD 6.4, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Vdraft v2.21, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

UGS Solid Edge v20 - focused on collaboration, Solid Edge v20 can import assemblies, lets you reuse geometry, handle large assemblies, more, gets an 'A' from Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

How to Model Massive Assemblies - impressive Solid Edge V20 offers zones modeling tools, component grouping, drawing review mode, more, Raymond Kurland, Machine Design, Aug 6, 2007

Solid Edge v20: Where Its Power Lies - 3D MCAD application also has 2D tools like assembly zones, ACAD Color 7 tool, Goal Seeking tool, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, June 21, 2007

Solid Edge V20 - this impressive release has: new auto constrain tools, zoning tools, goal seek functionality, assembly auto-constrain capability, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, June 18, 2007

Solid Edge V20 Sneak Preview - with 170 enhancements, Solid Edge v20 has support for up to 10,000 parts assembly, "ACAD Color 7" feature for changing colors, built-in graphic calculator, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 24, 2007

Getting the Last Drop - low-cost CAD applications: Alibre Design Xpress, VersaCAD 2006 for Windows, General CADD Pro v5; free 2D design software: CADlogic Draft IT 2.01, Solid Edge 2D Drafting v19, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

Solid Edge v19 - a collaborative tool with built-in JT format, can be upgraded to NX, enhanced assembly and animation capabilities, more, highly recommended by Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, December 1, 2006

Shining Stars - highly recommended best products: TurboCAD Professional v12, Pinion Desktop Packager, Archicad 10, Autodesk Inventor 11, Autodesk Map 3D 2007, IronCAD v9, Solid Edge v19, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500, Dell Precision M90, Xi MTower PCIe, Maple 10, Deep Exploration 4.0, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, December 1, 2006 (more TurboCAD reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Autodesk Inventor reviews, IronCAD reviews, Solid Edge reviews, graphic card reviews, Dell workstation reviews, @Xi workstation reviews, Maple reviews)

Solid Edge Version 19 - improved "Explode-Render-Animate" application, incorporated JT format, PMI annotations, enhanced sheet metal modeling capabilities, more, Raymond Kurland of TechniCom, Inc., August 2006, pdf

Solid Edge V19 - new features include gears and motor assembly relationships as well as explode, render, and animate tools to create exploded views efficiently, Al Dean, MCAD Online, September 13, 2006

Solid Edge 19 Muscles into the Limelight - ability to store PMI data with 3D models and assemblies, revamped Explode, Render, and Animate toolset with motion simulation, JT import capability, more, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, August 2006

UGS Introduces Solid Edge v19, New CAM Tool - with more than 300 enhancements, Solid Edge v19 supports 64-bit Windows and interoperable with NX CAM Express, a new member of UGS Velocity Series, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, June 7, 2006

3D Design Picks Up Speed - UGS Velocity series includes Solid Edge V18, Teamcenter Express, Femap Express and an environment to convert 2D drawings to 3D models, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, February 2006

Software Allows Working in 2D, 3D, or Both - Solid Edge mechanical engineering software creates 2D and/or 3D hybrid system, supports direct editing and rapid design review, Raymond Kurland of TechniCom Inc., Machine Design, January 2006

Solid Edge V18 - Part II - latest version adds wire harnessing, design and documentation of electrodes, and NX machining integration with Velocity Series bundle, Al Dean, MCAD Online, December 15, 2005

Solid Edge V18 - Part I - UGS seems to have realized what an impressive MCAD system it has with Solid Edge is now pressing its advantage by introducing the Velocity Series, which adding Femap Express, TeamCenter Express, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, November 17, 2005

Another Solid Release: Solid Edge 17 - v17 enhances 2D/3D hybrid design, supports large assemblies and includes Direct Editing, making it a worthy competitor in the midrange MCAD market, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 2005

Solid Edge Version 18 - as part of UGS Velocity Series, this version shows major additions - Teamcenter Express and Femap, Raymond Kurland, TechniCom, Inc., review commissioned and hosted by UGS, November 2005, pdf

Analysis: UGS Velocity Series - the article reports on UGS' latest developments with Velocity series, Stuart Wilkes, MCAD Online, October 24, 2005

Solid Edge v17 - unique in the way it captures design intent, latest release introduces several slick new features, earns an 'A' grade and is highly recommended, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, August 1, 2005

Solid Edge V17 - Part II - another great release for one of the most impressive systems currently available at any price, Al Dean, MCAD Online, May 18, 2005

First Steps in PLM: PDM with Collaboration Tools - major CAD vendors (Autodesk, UGS, SolidWorks and Dassault) have built-in product data management that makes it easier to veer users towards a PLM path, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, May 2005

Evolve to 3D - Solid Edge aims to make it easier for those new to 3D with an "Apprentice Mode," CAD User Mechanical Magazine, April/May 2005

UGS Launches Solid Edge 17 - direct editing without retracing steps in the history tree is one of its salient features, Desktop Engineering, March 16, 2005

Spotlight Set to Shine on Manufacturing - a look at some of the new products that will be unveiled at the upcoming National Manufacturing Week 2005, including Solid Edge Version 17 and FloWizard V2, Terry Costlow, Design News, February 21, 2005

What's New? Solid Edge 17 - a peak at a few of the new features in the upcoming release, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 8, 2005

Solid Edge V16 vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - compares the Sketcher environments, such functions as Save, Freesketch, Mirror, Convert to Curve, Cut/Paste, and different types of Dimensioning, Abhinav Rai, Solid Edge Community, January 18, 2005 (requires free registration)

Solid Edge V16 - despite being perceived as a quiet player in the MCAD market, Solid Edge is one the most advanced tools available to the mainstream user, Al Dean, CADserver, October 26 2004

CAD For The Budget-Conscious - advice on how to get the most CAD for your money, including a comparison of the mid-range programs Alibre Design Professional, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, Paul E. Teague, Design News, September 13, 2004

Solid Edge 16: As Good as the Previous Updates? - a look at the new improvements and how Solid Edge’s key enhancements compare to its major competitors in the mid-range MCAD market, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, September 2004

Solid Edge Makes "Design Intent" Affordable - an overview of some of the excellent new features in Version 16, Larry Gould, Automotive Design & Production, September 2004

Solid Edge Targets Process Industry - Version 16 of UGS' Solid Edge has been expanded to add capabilities to ease the design of complex process equipment, e4engineering, June 30, 2004

Solid Edge Version 16 - latest version extends top-down and 2D-3D hybrid design, improves system design and enhances the program's machine design capabilities, TechniCom, May 2004 (pdf)

Modeler Upgrades Assembly Functions, Mold Tools, and More - Solid Edge V15 includes improved data management, drawing and assembly functions, and a new option that makes it much easier to design molds, Mike Hudspeth, Machine Design, May 20, 2004

Solid Edge v15 - a look at the new features and collaboration tools offered in the latest version, Don LaCourse, Cadalyst, March 1, 2004

Mold Design Goes with the Flow - Solid Edge offers an end-to-end solution for mold designers, from part preparation and mold tooling to manufacture, Adrian Scholes, Cadalyst, March 13, 2004

Design with Insight - Solid Edge Version 15 offers excellent integrated design management tools that add intelligence and control to this mid-range solid modeling package, CAD User Magazine, February/March 200

Model Solution - Solid Edge V15 sees the introduction of Stream XP, an improved version of the intelligent, predictive Stream interface, and also provides further development of Insight, which has been extended to encompass the data management aspects of a design-centric solution, Charles Clarke, e4engineering, March 5, 2004

Solid Edge V15 Moves the Bar Ahead - a look at some of the new and improved features in the latest version, TechniCom eWeekly, February 14, 2004

Solid Edge 15 - the latest upgrade's enhancements include additional surfacing tools, the inclusion of D-Cubed's technology and improved data management, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, January 2004

Systems Design - Solid Edge v15 adds tools that enhance assembly design and analysis, Adrian Scholes, Cadalyst, January 5, 2004

Solid Edge V15 Continues the Design With Insight Vision - the latest version is a winner, especially with its improvements to Insight, which serve to further validate the company's long-term view of managed collaboration, David Cohn, Engineering Automation, December 2003

EDS Overhauls Insight PDM Aid - the Solid Edge team has improved its Insight PDM system to take advantage of Microsoft’s redesigned Sharepoint Services, reducing the cost of Insight implementations while providing advanced PDM features, CADCAMNet, November 13, 2003

Solid Edge 15 Incorporates Functional Features - the latest version boasts a wealth of worthwhile improvements, the most surprising of which are complex features for plastic parts, reminiscent of ImpactXoft’s functional modeling, CADCAMNet, November 6, 2003

Solid Modeler Ready for Tougher Surfacing Jobs - complex surfaces take center stage in Solid Edge Version 14, which is fast, fairly simple and powerful, Mike Hudspeth, Machine Design, September 4, 2003

CAD Vendors Offer Gateways to PLM - a look at the  built-in collaborative capabilities of Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Louise Elliott, DE Online, June 2003

More Than Just Mechanical Design? - compares Inventor, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Pro/Engineer for the purpose of industrial design, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, August, 2003

Solid Edge V14 - with the addition of outstanding surface modeling tools and other major enhancements, this remarkable product should now prove desirable to an even larger segment of the industry, Al Dean, CADserver, August 1, 2003

Solid Edge 14 - the latest version adds new tools to keep the program either on par or surpassing SolidWorks and Inventor, but the jury is still out on whether it can be considered a replacement for Unigraphics, Joe Greco, CADENCE, July 2003

Editors' Choice Awards - editors pick their favorite CAD-related hardware and software of the past six months: ArchiCAD 8.0, AutoCAD 2004, Autodesk Revit 5, Autodesk Vault, Bentley Architecture, ENCAD T-200, Iced*CAD, Inspector 2D/3D Device, PANTONE Color Cue TX, Pro/CONCEPT, SketchUp 3.0, Solid Edge V14, Sony Artisan Color Reference System, STAAD.Pro 2003 and VectorWorks 10, CADENCE, July 2003

Solid Edge V14 Introduces Dramatic New Surfacing Capabilities - the latest version offers a new surfacing technology called Rapid Blue, which allows users to bypass traditional methods of surface modeling by removing modeling restrictions imposed by order-dependency, David Cohn, Engineering Automation Report (hosted by Maven Micro Systems), May 8, 2003 (pdf)

Solid Edge 14 - with its latest and perhaps best-ever release, Solid Edge is now a full-fledged product design package, with new surfacing tools and assembly and drafting enhancements,  Joe Greco, DE Online, May 2003

Design with Context: Solid Edge Systems Libraries - Solid Edge 14 introduces an innovative component insertion capability called Systems Libraries, which allows designers to better focus on what they're defining rather than being buried in the details of raw geometry, Ken Versprille, D.H. Brown Associates, Inc., April 2003 (hosted on SolidEdge.com)

A Comparison of Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and Wildfire - the author chose two tasks and employed 4 MCAD programs to see which required the fewest steps (the winner was SolidWorks), Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News #94 (April 10, 2003)

Solid Modeler Smooths Transition to 3D Design - with Version 12, Solid Edge now has better data management, surface modeling, wire-harness-design features and interoperability; it creates drawings and models faster; and the geometry is more compatible with I-DEAS and Unigraphics, Michael Hudspeth, Machine Design, March 6, 2003

Taking Stock of MCAD - looks at 20 areas of mechanical and computer-aided design and picks the best MCAD programs in each category, Joe Greco, CADENCE, March 2003

When Surfaces Meet Solids - surfaces and solids tools merge in mid-range MCAD applications Inventor,  Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, thinkdesign and VX CAD/CAM, Don LaCourse, Cadalyst, January 2003

A Review of Solid Edge V12 with Insight -  Insight is an easy-to-use product based on Microsoft's SharePoint Server that enables Solid Edge users to better access, share, search and organize their data, Raymond Kurland, TechniCom, Inc., November 2002 (pdf)

Solid Edge V12 - the newest release offers plenty of good solid functionality enhancements, Al Dean, CADserver, November 2002

Surface Modeling State of the Art - an overview of the surfacing features offered in the latest versions of CATIA, Cobalt, Inventor, Pro/E, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, thinkdesign, Unigraphics and VX CAD/CAM, Joe Greco, CADENCE, November 2002

Solid Edge V12 Designs with Insight - Insight, with its new .NET extensions, is an outstanding new feature,  Ray Kurland, August 13 2002, TechniCom eWeekly

A Visual Guide to the Key New Features in Solid Edge Version 12 - an illustrated guide to what reviewer Joe Greco calls EDS's best upgrade in years, MCADVision, August 2002

Solid Edge 10 Beta - A Preview of the Next Release - a highly beneficial tool, Al Dean, CADserver, Nov 29, 2001

Solid Edge Version 10 - this version may not have quite as much innovation as past releases but improvements increase its usefulness among machine designers, Joe Greco, CADENCE, Nov 2001

A Visual Guide to Solid Edge 10 - a solid upgrade shown in a pictorial review by Joe Greco, MCADVision, Oct 2001 (pdf)

An Edge Over the Competition - Solid Edge release 10 is not only very impressive but offers a competitive upgrade for Autodesk users, Colin Mathews, C3, Sep 2001. 

Solid Edge 9 - impressive upgrade but lags behind in web collaboration and surfaces, says David Cohn, CGW, April 2001

Solid Progress - Charles Clark, CAD User, January 2001

Solid Edge V9 This Week's Episode: "What's New in Solid Edge Version 9?" - Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, January 2001

Solid Edge V9 Preview - Al Dean, CADserver, November 1, 2000

A Visual Guide to Solid Edge Version 9  - Joe Greco, MCAD Vision, November 2000

A Visual Guide to Solid Edge 8 - Joe Greco, MCADCafe, July 2000

Autodesk Inventor Release 2, Solid Edge Version 8 and SolidWorks 2000 - side-by-side comparison of the major mid-range MCAD programs by Joe Greco, CADENCE, June 2000

Solid Edge v8 - by Mark Clarkson, DE Online, May, 2000

Solid Edge V7 - 4 out of 5 bullets from CADENCE, Aug 99

Editors Choice - CADENCE magazine, Dec 1999

Mechanical Desktop, Solid Edge and SolidWorks Users Tackle Interoperability - Joe Greco, CADENCE, May 1999

Solid Edge Cuts Machine Design Time in Half - Solid Edge implementation at Nordson, from CADinfo.NET, November 1999

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