Compare Solid Edge vs SOLIDWORKS

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comparison of Solid Edge vs. SOLIDWORKS
based on data from user reviews. Solid Edge rates 4.1/5 stars with 53 reviews. SOLIDWORKS rates 4.4/5 stars with 282 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Design and Drafting
$130 / seat / month
 
Foundation
$220 / seat / month
 
Classic
$260 / seat / month
 
Premium
$350 / seat / month
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.3
(Based on 51 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 271 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.2
(Based on 51 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 271 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
9.0
(Based on 11 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 25 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
9.0
(Based on 11 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 24 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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8.3
(Based on 46 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 234 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
9.0
(Based on 10 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 25 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
7.3
(Based on 51 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 269 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
39.6%
39.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
35.8%
32.9%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
24.5%
28.2%
 
Design
16.4%
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
19.1%
 
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
16.4%
Design
10.3%
 
Machinery
9.8%
Medical Devices
9.0%
 
Computer Software
6.6%
Higher Education
7.2%
 
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
4.9%
Machinery
5.9%
 
Other
45.9%
Other
48.5%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John W.
User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

The ability to directly edit parts from within an assembly environment without having to drill down to the part level. Direct modeling (synchronous technology) is a powerful tool that Solid Edge has put into their product that drastically reduces the...

Yevgen G.
User in Higher Education

1. User friendly interface including - clear structure; - intuitively proper location of tools; - good help system; - customizable toolboxes. 2. Comprehensive functionality including - open platform with hundreds of add-ins; - add-ins present CAD,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
David N.
Consultant in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

It was hard to create solids from curved shapes, especially straight faces that mated with curves generated a lot of

Ed D.
User in Machinery

1. SolidWorks continues to do things to make older files less stable and Excel bills of materials unstable. 2. Several SPR's have taken years to fix. 3. My request for a linear actuator in Motion was made in 2002 and has never implemented. 4. It took...

 
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