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.
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The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform hosts your data in a secure cloud vault. Because of this, there is very little IT overhead required to get started on the Platform. The Platform provides a turn-key solution which includes basic lifecycle management, project management and change management. Compared to other data management solutions, with 3DEXPERIENCE your organization does not have to purchase a physical server, and therefore does not need to worry about maintenance or updates. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform undergoes automatic updates outside of normal business hours to keep your tools running smoothly.
Flexibility of Browser-based tools
Because the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform runs within your internet browser, you can access it from any internet-connected device. This makes the Platform a great solution for teams that use a combination of PC and Mac machines who want to connect in one uniform interface. You can even access your Platform on a mobile device or tablet (as seen in the screenshot below). This means you will have collaboration, data management, design, and simulation tools at your fingertips wherever you go.
Take this scenario for example: your team includes an engineer who needs access to a CAD application, but their machine does not meet the hardware requirements for a desktop-native application like SOLIDWORKS. In that case, you may want to consider a cloud-based modeler on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, such as xDesign, which offers 3D modeling right inside the browser with no installation required. That same engineer may also add on 3DEXPERIENCE simulation tools which leverage cloud processing power and multi-core scaling. Meanwhile, all the necessary files can be accessed and managed through the browser-based data management. Browser-based applications provide your team with a high level of flexibility.
Portfolio of Enterprise-Class Technologies
The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform brings together a wide variety of tools across Dassault’s portfolio of products including SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA. These tools benefit every area of your business, including Governance and Collaboration, Design/Styling, Engineering, Simulation, Manufacturing and Operations, and Marketing. In choosing to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, you will have the opportunity to seamlessly incorporate as many products from this portfolio as you need. Your Platform is fully customizable, so you select exactly which products your team needs, and tools can be added and removed on an as-needed basis.
Connect to SOLIDWORKS
A major advantage that the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform offers is its connection to SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is an industry-leading CAD software used by mechanical designers around the world. If you are a current SOLIDWORKS user, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be connected to your existing desktop SOLIDWORKS and allow for your CAD data to be managed in a secure cloud vault. 3DEXPERIENCE Data Management tools can be accessed from directly inside of your desktop SOLIDWORKS, so you can manage your files while you work.
If you are looking to acquire a new SOLIDWORKS license, there is a new option through 3DEXPERIENCE to consider, which is SOLIDWORKS Connected. SOLIDWORKS Connected provides the same part/assembly modeling tools and drawing capabilities, but the license does not take the form of a serial number. Instead, your license is held by your login to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. This means while you can have SOLIDWORKS installed on multiple PCs, you can easily move between machines simply by logging in/out of the Platform.
Learn more about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and how it can help transform your business in the on-demand webinar "Get to Know 3DEXPERIENCE Platform".