3D Solid Edge CAD - Essentials

A beginners course that teaches the essential basics of building things in 3D using the Siemens Solid Edge program
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course will help you learn the basics of 3D Computer Aided Design using Solid Edge software. You'll be shown how to build basic shapes in different ways to give you a really good grounding from which to take you to the next level.

The course uses real-life screen grabbed video to accompany the written instructions and short quizzes. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete.

No prior experience is necessary. You should complete this course prior to undertaking any of the other courses in the series.

This course is perfect for those who would like to start designing 3D objects using industry grade software. Those who have used other similar software will find it a great introduction into using Solid Edge.

What are the requirements?

  • Familiarity with the Solid Edge user interface, how it is arranged, what parts make it up, how to use the mouse.
  • Knowledge of general engineering design terms. (refer to Annexe for SE specific terminology)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this short course the learner will be able to quickly assess a design idea and be confident to begin the modelling process by knowing what basic tools are available to them and how to use them.

Who is the target audience?

  • Engineering designers, either complete novices or someone who has used another CAD package and needs to start getting familiar with the way Solid Edge accomplishes this task.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



This course will describe in detail the steps required to create 3 Dimensional objects using computer aided design software.

It will give you simple examples to try out and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods

Section 1: Simple shapes

On completion of this lecture students will have the software setup and ready to complete the course


This lecture instructs you how to build your first solid model


What to do to save your work for later


Now try a cylinder and a sphere


How to zoom, pan and rotate your model


Keep going

Section 2: More Complex Shapes

Using sketches to build shapes


How to create 2D shapes


Moving faces


How to control size using dimensions


Using Primitive shapes


Using synchronous sketches

Section 3: Parametric modelling

Parametric design


Turning 2D into 3D

Synchronous versus Ordered modelling
Modified Ordered modelling
Adding size

Sketch controlled modelling


Parametric material removal, reduced steps

Section 4: More sketching

Using relationships


Using dimensions


Parallel planes in sync and ordered

Section 5: Conclusion
You're at the end! Of the beginning...

Now it's time to test your knowledge


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Instructor Biography

EDGE plm, EDGE plm software

EDGE plm software is a privately owned Australian provider of software solutions aimed at the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. EDGE has been providing engineering design centric solutions since 2004 with over 500 customers across Australia and New Zealand. Typical solutions from EDGE would include the provision of software, maintenance, support, consulting and training services.

The EDGE software portfolio includes CAD, CAM, FEA & PDM solutions and EDGE fully supports and offers training and mentoring services on its entire portfolio. EDGE has been a business partner of UGS/Siemens since 2004. EDGE also configures and sells Dell hardware to assist our customers maximise their software investments.

Edge PLM Software is Australia’s leading provider of Solid Edge and has been so for over ten years. We have a vital and in-depth understanding of the intricate economies in both Australia and New Zealand, which has enabled us to build a portfolio of products and services to maximize results by tailoring global solutions to local conditions.

Our product portfolio is based on the Siemens PLM Velocity Series which we then enhance with the best of breed applications such as SMAP Advanced Piping and for the process engineering sector UNITEC’s Isometrics.

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