3DEXPERIENCE Platform Guide: How to install 3DDrive

Let’s take a look at how you install 3DDrive from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Go to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform online and click the ring around the Play button on the compass to access the 3DDrive app.

Left click on 3DDrive and then click “Install 3DEXPERIENCE Drive for Windows”

Click “Download 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher” – don’t click “Continue” yet.

Now, you have downloaded the 3DEXPERIENCELauncher msi-file. It should appear in the lower left corner of your browser.

Right click the 3DEXPERIENCELauncher msi-file and choose “Show in folder”.

Right click the 3DEXPERIENCELauncher msi-file and choose “Install”.

Click “Next”.

Choose a folder location for the files of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in general. Later on, you choose the location for the 3DDrive folder. Click “OK”.

Click “Install”.

Click “Finish”, go back to your internet browser and navigate to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Click “Continue”.

Click “Next” to install the newest HotFix.

Wait a few minutes.

Click “OK” but do not restart your computer yet.

Click “Close”.

Change the path and select where you want your 3DDrive folder.

In this example, I have chosen “D:\”.
The software adds the “3DEXPERIENCE Drive PLMG DEMO” folder.

Now, everything is installed.

Learn how to best use 3DDrive as a SOLIDWORKS user – Click here


Michael Thomson

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