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Siemens adds augmented reality for enhanced design visualisation and collaboration to Solid Edge 2020

New simulation validation capabilities help to improve quality and reduce costly prototypes

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Siemens, Solid Edge 2020, Augmented reality, VR, Manufacturing, Simulation, Daniel Froehlich, John Miller

Siemens Digital Industries Software has made available the latest version of Solid Edge software, which features numerous enhancements that 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. 

"Sharing designs in AR/VR with Solid Edge 2020 could change how we do almost everything. It's an absolute game changer and will help us design better, while communicating more effectively and efficiently with our customers and engineers," said Stefan Islinger, information management, IM-CAD support for Krones AG.

Solid Edge 2020 delivers new augmented reality capabilities that enable users to visualise design intent in new ways, enabling enhanced collaboration internally, as well as with suppliers and customers during the design process. New and powerful 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 optimise 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, 3-10x faster large assembly performance, new data migration tools, and others across the portfolio. These enhancements help facilitate a software application that is easy-to-use, deploy and maintain while also helping advance all aspects of the product development process.         

“The new Model Based Definition offering for Solid Edge 2020 is exactly what we need,” said Daniel Froehlich, PLM business manager, standardisation department for Eagle Burgmann. “Not only will it help us go paperless, it's a huge step toward moving to a completely digital environment. Using our digital model to create 3D PDFs will let us share our designs without having to create extra drawings." 

“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,” said John Miller, sr. VP, 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.”

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