What is the difference between 3DSpace and 3DDrive?

    July 5, 2022

    3DEXPERIENCE Platform offers two ways to store files in the Dassault Cloud. While Cloud storage offers many benefits, the two protocols (3DSpace and 3DDrive) employ very different ways in how files are shared and tracked.

    At the heart of 3DEXPERIENCE is data management. With data, the Platform can offer a rich experience connecting users across the world with a myriad of possibilities: design, communication, project management, lifecycle operations, etc. The Cloud has provided immediate benefits to design teams of all sizes and in all sectors.


    Are the 3DEXPERIENCE CAD Capabilities the same as SOLIDWORKS Desktop?

    June 30, 2022

    With the advent of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3D designers now have options for day in day out full 3D CAD under the flag of Dassault Systèmes. For Windows-based desktop modeling, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD provides powerful, easy-to-use modeling tools in a clean, dedicated CAD environment. For browser-based modeling, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers familiar tools in a broader environment optimized for collaboration and cloud data management. But how does the cloud CAD experience compare to the desktop experience? How similar are the tools? How easy or feasible would it be to transition from one medium to the other?


    Deep Dive the Quintessential 3DEXPERIENCE App: Bookmark Editor

    June 23, 2022

    The Bookmark Editor is best correlated to File Explorer for anyone that’s used a PC environment for the last 20 years, which is common amongst us SOLIDWORKS users of many years. Having visited many clients, I have seen grand, complex folder paths with specific files choreographed to populate unique directories. One would browse to a particular folder based on a set structure for release of various products. With a well-designed structure, finding a file usually is very quick.


    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.


    Roles Included in the 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package

    June 9, 2022

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package provides the essential Roles and Apps for your team to work and collaborate with SOLIDWORKS data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

    Dassault Systemes data management tools can help take your business to the next level. 3DEXPERIENCE allows teams to control their data in a cloud environment while collaborating in real time, reducing infrastructure costs, IT overhead, and software maintenance and complexity.


    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.


    3DEXPERIENCE Lifecycle and Collaboration Settings

    May 11, 2022

    For many, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides an easy-to-use and ready-to-go data management ecosystem. For those, changing settings inside their tenant is not necessary. However, there are many people who want to customize the experience.


    Transition Rules for Latest 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Release

    May 3, 2022

    When it comes to 3DEXPERIENCE, there is possibly no better benefit than an integrated, ‘out-of-the-box’ data management system with very little to no setup.

    With that said, the system can be modified quite heavily, and depending on your application, this may make sharing and collaborating on ‘your terms’ even better.

    It would be atypical to release an assembly, without releasing the parts and subassemblies underneath that top level product as well. There are 2 ways to handle this.


    Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE?

    April 25, 2022

    If your design team is considering implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, there are a few key points to know. The Platform offers significant advantages including the flexibility of browser-based tools, the convenience of interconnected apps in one common interface and low IT overhead. Keep reading to find out why the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform may be a good fit for your team’s needs.