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    Is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Plug and Play?

    June 16, 2022

    We get asked a lot if the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is plug and play. The short answer is that it is not; although the platform is easy to use. It can be set up and used right out of the box and is configured to allow you to log in and start using immediately. However, there are some things to consider during set up and should be thought out before uploading large amounts of data. Let’s look at some of the reasons why I’d say it is not plug and play.


    Is 3DEXPERIENCE a Good Fit For My Business?

    May 18, 2022

    I’m often asked whether 3DEXPERIENCE is a good fit for a business in one fashion or another. The following points can help answer this question.


    I have SOLIDWORKS Desktop, how do I get on the cloud?

    April 4, 2022

    The future of design on the cloud was a big focus of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2022. When you have traditional desktop SOLIDWORKS this seems a long way off and difficult to achieve. It is easier than it appears, and we will describe below how to take the first steps in connecting SOLIDWORKS Desktop with the cloud using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.


    Designing for Today: SOLIDWORKS Cloud - Drafter

    February 28, 2022

    In this blog, we will be taking a look at Drawings on SOLIDWORKS Cloud. Creating drawings with SOLIDWORKS Cloud is the only portion that is hybrid in its approach. Drawings are created through the Drafter role. The Drafter role requires the installation of an application on the local machine called “Drawings". This application runs locally and saves the data to the cloud automatically.

    Drawing creation is the only non-browser-based application that still requires a Windows machine and a local installation. With that said, we are referring to traditional 2D detailed drawings. For 3D model-based drawings, we have Product Document Creator which is browser-based and more information can be found in this blog.


    Designing for Today: SOLIDWORKS Cloud Tools Series

    January 10, 2022

    This next series of blogs about tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform will focus on SOLIDWORKS Cloud. SOLIDWORKS Cloud is a set of tools that allows us to complete a vast majority of our design work right inside a web browser. There is no need for expensive high-end hardware or CAD workstations. This opens design workstation possibilities to multiple platforms and devices. Mac, PC, Linux, iOS and Android are all now options for an engineering PC. Unlike virtually hosted machines, these are tools designed, built and run as browser-based applications. This eliminates the need for installing applications. You simply open a browser and start to design.



    November 15, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE gives users the opportunity to use advanced designing and collaboration features that positively change the way we create and build. If you are currently a SOLIDWORKS desktop user and considering a move to the cloud, there are differences that you should be aware of. Below we will review some of those differences as well as take a look at the process involved when making the switch.


    Cloud-Based 3D Design with xApps - Part 10: Product Release Engineer

    September 14, 2021

    Now that our 3DEXPERIENCE circular saw project design is complete, we’ll see how we can use the Engineering Release xApp to finalize the information about the components, release the part files, and generate multiple Bills of Material. Files can be released individually or as an entire set and any created BOMs can be exported as a CSV file to be used in other processes in the engineering cycle.


    Cloud-Based 3D Design with xApps - Part 1: Kickoff with SWYM

    September 1, 2021

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a place where everyone on your team can collaborate for successful design results. To help demonstrate this, we are going to walk you through a  project where we will make various changes to a design and package it up to show stakeholders. Today, we are kicking it off by setting up our SWYM (Say What You Mean) Communities.

    Think of a SWYM community as a message or project board. It is a place where the entire team, from concept to final production, can communicate on a project. Easily align sales, marketing, engineering, production, shipping, all to a common goal. Since SWYM communities are project boards within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, they are geared toward a design environment. This makes them better suited as project boards than other tools available. Let’s get started!


    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 13: Project Wrap-Up

    July 23, 2021

    We’ve come to the end of the carving knife project on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. With this project, we’ve used tools available in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to process a design change of a carving knife from a corded version to a cordless version. Here is a summary of the tools we used, and how we were able to use them.