Whether you are using 2D across your company or for a specific 2D design process, Solid Edge 2D Drafting will give you an immediate advantage with production-proven capabilities including drawing layout, Goal Seeking, diagramming, and dimensioning. It is fully compliant with ISO, ANSI, BSI, DIN, JIS and UNI, and it's absolutely FREE to download and use. Read more...
Solid Edge 2D Drafting eases the transition from 2D AutoCAD with import wizards, matched fonts and color schemes, XREF support, paper/model space support and much more. Get up to speed faster with a built-in Command Finder - never look for AutoCAD equivalent command again.
Solid Edge 2D Drafting requires Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and now includes the Free Solid Edge Viewer. Make sure you have Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later for the download.
Current downloads are for Solid Edge ST3.
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Evolve to 3D - Autodesk Migration
It’s now easier than ever for Autodesk users to migrate to Solid Edge
If you have already dabbled with 3D, Solid Edge supplies a complete set of 3D translators for importing existing parts, including Inventor and Mechanical Desktop. Every copy of Solid Edge contains AutoCAD Emulation Environments that allow you to work in the model space /paper space you are accustomed to. Solid Edge allows you to create a 2D model in model space at full scale or multiple drawing views of the 2D model on drawing sheets.
While 3D systems cost more than 2D to buy, the cost of eliminating a single ECO, or getting a single order, often pays for the system. Solid Edge, one of the new mainstream series of 3D CAD systems, is very cost effective relative to traditionally more expensive “high-end” CAD systems.
“For the roughly $5,000 per seat price of Solid Edge, we could purchase enough licenses to spread the software throughout the design team. That, combined with a few seats of premium, high-end NX, gave us all the functionality we needed at a price we could afford. Modeling is so intuitive with Solid Edge that it lets the people doing part modeling work fast, and the drafting component of Solid Edge is unmatched in ease of use."
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