3DEXPERIENCE Transforms Your Product Development

See how to collaborate, design, and manage in the cloud with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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3DEXPERIENCE is a single digital place to access your software and connect with collaborators in real-time.

3DEXPERIENCE (3DX) gives you access to a suite of applications to design, simulate, inform, and collaborate. You can start a project, and then invite collaborators to one unified virtual space. Each user will have their own set of personalised apps, known as a "Role", which gives them tools relevant to their responsibilites in the project. With 3DEXPERIENCE, everything is stored on the cloud. This means you and your team can access everything from any internet-connected computer, securely, and always on the latest version. Share what you want with who you want, and keep anything else private.

Build Your Next Project with Online Collaboration

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is your central hub that serves as an online launching point for everything including design tools, collaboration features, the marketplace, and much more.

As 3DEXPERIENCE is a cloud-based system, you can access it from anywhere, at any time, from any device simply using your login details. Read on to find out more about how this not only benefits the user by connecting processes, but also team members and stakeholders when it comes to communicating your ideas effectively and efficiently.


3DEXPERIENCE offers solutions spanning many scientific and design disciplines including engineering, energy, medicine, and much more. The portfolio enables users from all industries to achieve the radically new products, materials and processes needed to create a more sustainable economy. This portfolio of software applications is represented by twelve brands, including SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, BIOVIA, and more.

We're currently providing SOLIDWORKS to our customers, and our SOLIDWORKS offers come with 3DEXPERIENCE as standard which unites your people, applications, and data.

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What do I get with The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform?

3DEXPERIENCE can be broken down into three core sections. 1: The software portfolio, 2: Web-based apps, and 3: An industry marketplace.

3D Experience - Software Portfolio

This is where you access the software found under your 'Role'. Find the app you need for the task at hand, and start working.

This is the area of 3DEXPERIENCE where you will find SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight, various collaboration and governance tools, or any of the wide range of apps available under the role you choose.

While some apps are desktop-based and installed on your computer, others are available without restriction over the web, meaning you can access them anywhere, and without the need to invest in hardware to run demanding applications.

3D Experience - Cloud Platform

So you've got access to your software, whether it is installed to your computer or served over the web. Now you can enjoy the features designed to bring it all together and make sure you're collaborators are all on the same page. Use 3DEXPERIENCE tools to create a shared product definition to ensure the teams is always working on up-to-date information.

There's a continuous onboarding program tailored to your needs, e-learning modules so you can get to grips with new software as soon as possible, and a dedicated community at your fingertips to provide expert support when you need it.

3D Experience - Industry Marketplace

Now you've got your software, as well as web tools to keep everyone educated on their products and in sync with the project.

The final piece is the marketplace which is a portal to qualified industrial service providers around the world. Here, you can download from a library of over 38 million 3D parts, connect with manufacturers to bring your designs to reality, and also post requests to have something designed or certified by a professional.

Put simply, this is an on-demand marketplace that helps designers to manufacture, find standard parts or hire temporary engineering services from over 210 qualified service providers.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace manages all aspects of the transaction, including payments, currencies, and more. All exchanges are documented and accessible from one place. You can even upload an NDA to protect your IP which sellers need to sign before accessing your project.

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Getting Started with 3DEXPERIENCE

Getting Started with 3DEXPERIENCE

Watch this video to see how to get started using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Fundamentals of 3DEXPERIENCE Communities

Fundamentals of 3DEXPERIENCE Communities

Learn how to improve your team's collaboration abilities by leveraging Communities.

Task Management with 3DEXPERIENCE

Task Management with 3DEXPERIENCE

Easily create tasks using the Collaborative Tasks app and monitor progress.

Project Management with 3DEXPERIENCE

Project Management with 3DEXPERIENCE

Watch this video to see how to you can use the Project Planning app.

Regulate Your Product Data with Advanced Cloud Tools

Data management might not be as interesting as design (depending on your point of view!), but it is critical to successful product development and overall business prosperity. 3DEXPERIENCE makes it possible to secure, share and manage your data in one collaborative, interactive, cloud-based environment.

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Watch this video to see how SOLIDWORKSworks with 3DEXPERIENCE tools.

Creating Components in xDesign

Creating Components in xDesign

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Creating Assemblies in xDesign

Creating Assemblies in xDesign

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Subdivision Modelling with xShape

Subdivision Modelling with xShape

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3 Ways Companies Benefit from 3DEXPERIENCE

Improved Efficiency
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a complete view of the product lifecycle. This allows users to avoid costly late-stage issues and cut design time by 30%. The platform also allows efficiency gain in specific areas like improved project management tracking, consistent product definition and full traceability, ultimately reducing development costs.

Faster Innovation
3DEXPERIENCE also accelerates the process of innovating and testing new ideas. It allows for fast iterations between concepts and testing, and helps validate design alternatives within a project. You can even create Virtual Twins (model and simulate the entire environment of a sophisticated experience) to significantly reduce the time between the concept phase and the development of prototypes.

Effective Collaboration
By connecting all aspects of a project, 3DEXPERIENCE is a singular place for teams and stakeholders. This unified way of approaching work offers many tangible advantages. First, the platform acts as a catalyst by bringing design and engineering teams together in a cohesive, streamlined workflow. It also brings other groups into the innovation cycle including people working remotely or non-CAD people. Those teams can now see the parts and models while work is in progress, and contribute feedback and ideas – for example, by digitally annotating prototypes with valuable comments. Simplify interactions with stakeholders, engineers, suppliers and customers on each project come together as one to design and innovate at speed. That’s collaboration at its best.

Start transforming the way you work with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform today.

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