I am a structural engineer & a new user of Solid Edge free 2D drafting. I started to learn Solid Edge because I was hoping that it would be faster than other alternatives. Whether that's true or not, the question of whether Solid Edge will be compatible with programs used by other building designers is a concern. Building Information Management (BIM) is growing in popularity among building designers, but I have not heard of its use with Solid Egde. My understanding is that BIM makes it possible for various building designers (architects and structural, HVAC, electrical & plumbing engineers) to build a comprehensive 3D electronic model of a building. Interferences and other miscoordination problems are thus avoided because pipes, beams, wires, etc. are all included in a single model. Is there a way for Solid Edge (either free 2D or other program)to be used with BIM? If so, how can that be accomplished?