Here's some exciting news to start your weekend.
We wanted to let our Solid Edge community know in advance that this summer’s release of Solid Edge will officially be named Solid Edge 2019 (instead of Solid Edge ST11). As we are rapidly expanding the Solid Edge portfolio beyond CAD, this release version change will keep Solid Edge product versions aligned and consistent (i.e. Solid Edge 2019, Solid Edge 3D Publishing 2019, Solid Edge Illustrations 2019, and so forth). We selected Solid Edge 2019 to be consistent with the year in which most of the products’ usage will take place. It’s kind of like you see with cars where the model year comes out the year before.
Here are some of the changes you can expect with the rename to Solid Edge 2019:
Have a great weekend!
Solid Edge Release Manager
Yep. But Siemens isn't the only one with legacy name issues. SolidWorks still uses Conisio (2006) in its PDM software install and registry entries.
But yes I agree. R.I.P. Unigraphics Solutions.
As suggested recently by industry expert Ralph Grabowski in this article, Solid Edge NG1 would have been a cool name, which he justified as the addition of next-generation design tools like reverse engineering, convergent modeling, generative design and 3D printing... and I subscribe.
Anyway, Welcome Solid Edge 2019!
Beta Testing: ST11 (oops! Solid Edge 2019)
Are you telling us that Synchronous Technology will be removed? No way!
The current naming convention sort of confused new users as to which one is the latest. This will end now at least.
Solid Edge 2019
I've never understood this naming convention where you use next year - why not SE 2018?
(Probably because Solid Works etc etc..... and you can't be a year behind them can you)
A bit like 'Car of the Year 2018' announced in January (what if they all keep breaking down?)