Machine Design

A Better Way To Design Process Equipment

Solid Edge V16 now has capabilities to ease the design of complex process equipment, those with pipes, frames, and pumps with mixing and monitoring devices for oil and gas, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals.


Solid Edge V16 has increased capabilities to Systems Design and Hybrid 2D/3D strategies. The enhancements include adjustable parts, fastener systems, and dynamic families of assemblies.

The software can design assemblies with more than 100,000 parts. XpresRoute technology (includes wiring and tubing, $995) creates predefined paths for pipes to follow through an assembly. Once established, paths are populated with the proper pipes and fittings to create a virtual mockup of the piping system complete with bills of material and cut lists. Standard piping libraries may be user-defined or licensed separately ($495).

Frame Design develops rigid frame structures for process equipment and other machinery by creating a 3D sketch of a frame skeleton. Standard structural cross sections are then used to create a 3D model of the frame along with a cut list for bill-of-material and downstream processing.

UGS, Solid Edge Marketing, 675 Discovery Dr. NW, Suite 100, Huntsville, AL 35806, (256) 705-2500,


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