UGS launches Solid Edge version 20

May 15, 2007

UGS Corp, (, a supplier of product lifecycle management software, has released version 20 of its Solid Edge 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software. UGS says the new version has hundreds of enhancements, delivers key functionality for plant equipment design and increases engineering productivity and design collaboration across the entire global value chain.

Solid Edge V20 is the latest release of UGS’ hybrid 2D/3D CAD software and is a component of UGS’ Velocity Series product line targeted at mid-sized manufacturing companies.

“V20’s goal seeking technology breaks new ground in the CAD industry, while the addition of zones to our assembly modeler is a first for mid-range CAD,” said Dan Staples, director of Solid Edge Business. “This opens up many new possibilities for design optimization in plant equipment design and shop floor layout. We also continue to improve design collaboration through tight integration with Teamcenter Express.”

Solid Edge V20 also introduces new translators to help users transition from AutoCAD to Solid Edge, collaborate with Catia V5 and read the STL file format for easy file sharing with a variety of systems.