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Likelihood to Recommend

Siemens NX

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

  • 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

  • Allows designers to work as they choose and not have to acclimate their work for the product's requirements. This results in productive use of Edge, thus an ROI for the company.
  • Manage large (high count of components) assemblies very well. Users spend little to no time trying to overcome speed issue with respect to assemblies.
  • Synchronous Design! This highly productive design process is unique to Edge and very addictive
David Breitstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Siemens NX

  • 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

  • Being used to 2-key and 3-key commands from the keyboard, it would be nice if this was more robust in Solid Edge. The capability of programming keystroke commands exists in Solid Edge, but it would be more user friendly in that regard.
  • Editing hatches can be a challenge.
  • I'm not a fan of the ribbon bar, but that seems to be a feature across software platforms in Windows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Siemens NX

Siemens NX 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

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Usability

Siemens NX

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Solid Edge

Solid Edge 5.4
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

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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

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

Solid Edge

I've used both SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge. I prefer Solid Edge over SOLIDWORKS due to the ease of use. They are pretty similar, but the performance is the same as long as you have a good workstation. The price is less since Siemens owns the Parasolid kernel. It may just be a preference, but Solid Edge works great for me.
John T. Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Siemens NX

  • 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

  • Helped with meeting deadlines better because a user can spend more time designing thanks to ST and less time redefining/studying models to incorporate required changes. Better ROI.
  • Efforts are being made in to address this, but offering the software for free to schools, having effective marketing, and having more regional reps to attract customers and to produce more competent users for hiring. This will allow for more recruitment at vocational schools and allow company training to focus more on internal processes and less time on Solid Edge training.
  • Solid Edge has played a big role helping secondary students realize their designs faster and easier.
Alex Smith, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Siemens NX

General

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

Siemens NX 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
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