Solid Edge is a 3D CAD, parametric feature (history based) and synchronous technology solid modeling software. It runs on Microsoft Windows and provides solid modeling, assembly modelling and 2D orthographic view functionality for mechanical designers. Through third party applications it has links to many other Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technologies.
Solid Edge is available in either Classic or Premium. The "Premium" package includes all of the features of "Classic" in addition to mechanical and electrical routing software, and powerful engineering simulation capabilities for CAE (Computer Aided Engineering).
Solid Edge is a direct competitor to SolidWorks, PTC Creo, and Autodesk Inventor.