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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Siemens NX CAD

How many departments will be using the product?How does each department or area within any given company work with or rely on each other? You have to know or be able to create a streamlined approach to doing work for the PLM software to really work. The software adds a lot of necessary structure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

Well Suited for:
  • Integrated designs performed by multiple designers simultaneously (designs requiring a Product Lifecycle Management system);
  • Designs requiring a high degree of parameterisation;
  • Large companies where specific standards and best practices are applied to all models and drawings created.
Not Well Suited for:
  • Personal use in designing one-off models and drawings;
  • Small business use where very few of the expensive features are actually used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Siemens NX CAD

  • Seamless interaction across multiple departments.
  • The software allows you to create a very high level of control and organization within your engineering staff. This reduces the companies mistakes and maximizes productivity.
  • The software makes it very easy to track your product through every phase of the production cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • It has very good user interface in classic or ordered environment.
  • In 2D or drafting, you can give any Geometric tolerancing and symbols to any dimension. There is a wide range of options available.
  • You can convert any files in step file (.stp) and can open it in other designing applications easily.
  • After converting 3D drawings in 2D you can make changes in 2D drawing by converting it in the draft. You can also add details like cross-sections and detailed view.
  • You can directly make threads without creating holes.
Amit Javiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Siemens NX CAD

  • Speaking from experience with NX, each revision seems to be focused more on the layout of icons as compared to the functionality of the features.
  • Features within NX that have been used for years are no longer being used as a result of new revisions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to the end user. It would be nice to know what the reason is on a much larger scale (ie large customer recommendation?)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • School/university exposure and saturation is low, students getting hired out of school are unaware of Edge.
  • Market perception: competitors win the popularity contest in the CAD world. Yet, Edge is by far the functional king of the industry.
David Breitstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Siemens NX CAD

Siemens NX CAD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

No score
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Usability

Siemens NX CAD

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Solid Edge

Solid Edge 5.3
Based on 2 answers
The most important aspects are extremely easy to use. The hard to use parts are mostly because I'm not familiar with it yet.
Scott Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Siemens NX CAD

No score
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Solid Edge

Solid Edge 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I have never personally had to deal with the support team for Siemens Solid Edge, but I have engaged them through a few colleagues. Any time that I have had a query, or have had to ask for a Home-Use Licence, the response to my query has been forthcoming within 2-3 hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Siemens NX CAD

Currently do not have any experience outside of Siemens PLM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

What makes Solid Edge better than any other of the previously mentioned software is the Synchronous technology feature. This is the ability to integrate 2D and 3D sketching. Without planning ahead you can start modeling from a simple sketch. This makes this software a better choice because it means you can directly edit the geometries from your 3D models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Siemens NX CAD

  • Do not knowtotal investment cost, but there have been several projects where Siemens PLM software has both produced a better product and maximized production.
  • NX CAM has saved our machining centers thousands of hours and allows direct contact between the designers and the machine programmers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • Since the version I'm using (2D version) is free, the return on investment is through the roof!
  • It has given me another powerful tool for handling DWG files from clients.
  • Its quickness and robustness make it a time-saver, since there is less time waiting for the files to open, regenerate, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Siemens NX CAD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Siemens NX CAD Editions & Modules

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Solid Edge

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Solid Edge Editions & Modules

Edition
Design and Drafting$100.001
Foundation$230.001
Classoc$290.001
  1. per month
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