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THE 3DEXPERIENCE PLATFORM

Align Software, Processes and Data Across your Business

What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is an online, collaborative tool that provides access to Dassault Systèmes' vast range of engineering software solutions to enable complete product development through browser-based applications and data management.

As a modular solution accessible via any internet browser, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is designed to grow and adapt to your requirements as you scale.

Every application on the platform connects seamlessly and uses the same data, enabling collaboration across departments, simplifying data management and providing all stakeholders with access to key information.

What are the key benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

As a diverse cloud solution there are several key benefits to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including:

  • A huge range of capabilities, from conceptualisation to product delivery
  • Scalability to your requirements
  • Centralised CAD data management and a "single source of truth"
  • No hardware required to run
  • Always up to date
  • Accessible anywhere
  • Access on any device
  • Built-in security
  • Streamlined cross-department collaboration

If you'd like to see the platform in action and how it could benefit your company, then please request a demo here.

How much does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform cost?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is not purchased as a whole, and as such there is no common price for the platform.

Functionality is broken down into different job roles which can all be licensed and purchased separately. This provides affordable and scalable access to ensure you only pay for what you need.

If you'd like to get the latest pricing or discuss which additional roles would be most beneficial for your team then please get in touch via the form below.

What areas of the platform are most useful for SOLIDWORKS users?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a vast range of capabilities with solutions for virtually every aspect of product development.

Alongside the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services that contain cloud data management, markup, and collaboration tools, the areas we believe will be most beneficial to existing SOLIDWORKS users include: advanced cloud data management, sub-divisional modelling, and digital manufacturing.

This subsection of the platform's tools is also known as 3DEXPERIENCE Works. Learn more about these advanced capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on our dedicated 3DEXPERIENCE Works page over on the TriMech website.

How the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Works

What are Roles?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform consists of a variety of roles that each provide different functionality and are separately licensed.

Each role unlocks access to applications from one of Dassault Systèmes' major software brands including CATIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, and DELMIA among others.

What are Applications?

Every role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform contains a unique set of software applications that assist designers, marketers, managers, and more!

A role such as Project Planner contains applications for project management, while the Structural Engineer role contains applications for linear FEA analysis.

What is the Digital Thread?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is built around the concept of the digital thread that tracks a file throughout its journey in the platform.

Through product lifecycle management, data silos are eliminated, ensuring users can work on the same files without duplication to maximise efficiency and reduce costs.

Where to start with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Knowing where to start with the 3DEXPERIENCE can be overwhelming, which is why we're here to help.

Roles on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be categorised into the three broad levels below. You aren't limited by these levels, but they serve as a helpful benchmark when you're starting out - as your business grows, you may find you use roles and applications from multiple levels.

Entry Level

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services

These applications provide a brilliant introduction to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform through seamless integration within the SOLIDWORKS interface.

Access formal CAD data management and open the door to powerful tools for advanced simulation, freeform modeling, marketing, and much more on the wider 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Expansion

3DEXPERIENCE Works

Extend your product development capabilities and solve new problems faster with the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.

This suite of Cloud-connected design, simulation, and lifecycle management applications are perfect for businesses who use SOLIDWORKS and are looking to expand and enhance their workflows.

Advanced

Enterprise Solutions

Empower your teams to better design, collaborate, validate, document, and manufacture through our comprehensive Enterprise Solutions that combine functionality from Dassault Systèmes world-renowned brands and applications.

We partner with businesses to help them realise their visions by implementing advanced design, validation, and PLM solutions optimised for your processes and centred around the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Key Enterprise Solutions Brands

Where does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform store data?

Where your data is stored is completely up to you, whether that's on servers hosted by Dassault Systèmes, on your premises, or through secure Cloud infrastructure.

You choose where the 3DEXPERIENCE platform stores your data, and our expert consultants can help you configure it to suit the needs of your business, so you always maintain control over your data without compromise.

3DEXPERIENCE CLOUD
Access and store data on the secure Cloud provided by Dassault Systèmes to collaborate, innovate, and design at any time, from anywhere, and on any device with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
3DEXPERIENCE ON-PREMISE
We can support you and your business with implementing, customising and configuring a tailored 3DEXPERIENCE platform on-premise solution to suit your requirements.
HOSTED ON-PREMISE
Combine on-premise installations with cloud infrastructure to host the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. We can help you customise, configure, and implement the solutions that are right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my platform Administrator?

Your platform Administrator is whoever accepted the CLOSA and first activated the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on behalf of your company. They will also be the person who invites other users to the platform and assigns them roles.

If this individual has left the company, or you are unsure of who it may be, then get in touch with our Onboarding team on 01926 333 777 who can help you out with any initial set up queries.

How do I activate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Activating the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the first step to unlocking your design potential.

This video guide runs you through how platform Administrators can activate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

IMPORTANT – This action should only be done by the intended platform Administrator.

 

Are there 3DEXPERIENCE platform training courses?

Yes! Our friendly team run virtual training courses to help you learn how to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and make the most of the functionality available to you.

Book on to our 3DEXPERIENCE platform training courses here.

Are the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services the same as the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Not quite. The SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services are a bundle of roles from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services connect SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and integrate the extra functionality from these roles, giving you access to cloud data management, collaboration, and share & markup tools from any browser on any device.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is vast and contains many more roles than the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services, including applications for supply chain management, simulation, digital manufacturing, and more.

Get in touch with our expert team to discover what other roles are suited to your business.

How do I learn how to use the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?

Check out our FREE starter guides to help you learn how to use the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services and enhance your collaboration.

In partnership with fellow TriMech Group members TriMech and Javelin, Solid Solutions has created a dedicated resource of comprehensive information, tutorials, and guidance for using and understanding what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has to offer.

Learn more about the roles and applications, and which are best suited to help your business grow, over at trimech.com, or Contact Us to speak with our expert consultants.

Who can use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

At its core, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is free to use. Anyone can create a 3DEXPERIENCE ID and login to gain access to the Dassault Systèmes communities.

Beyond that, purchased roles allow departments across businesses to connect and collaborate more effectively.

Everyone within a business can benefit from accessing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, from design teams to the shop floor, sales & marketing departments, and even finance teams.

Chat to our team to discuss your specific requirements and discover how you can advance your business today.

How do I reduce hardware costs in my business?

Investing in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a great way to reduce hardware costs.

With cloud hosting options, you can design, manage CAD data, validate, and cater for the entire product lifecycle through an internet browser.

As all the servers and software applications are maintained and upgraded at no extra cost to you, you don’t need to worry about upgrading your hardware to keep up with advancing software.

Our dedicated Hardware team and 3DEXPERIENCE specialists can help you find the right solution for your business to manage and balance hardware costs.

Get a Quote for the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Our expert consultants will help you choose the right package for your business and help you get started using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Please fill in the form below to enquire about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform today and one of our consultants will be in touch to assist you. Alternatively, give us a call on 01926 333777 or email sales@solidsolutions.co.uk

 Solid Solutions | Trimech Group

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