3DEXPERIENCE Industry Innovation

Manage your CAD data and product lifecycle

3DEXPERIENCE Industry Innovation


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a business platform providing software solutions and services for every team in your organization – Engineering, Marketing, Sales, IT, Finance, HR, executive offices and more – so that you can build and deliver the best products, services and experiences for your customers.

Industry Innovation

With 3DEXPERIENCE 3D Component Designer you can:

  • Easily bring SOLIDWORKS users to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Use the web browser for searching design content and viewing 3D product designs
  • Leverage SOLIDWORKS data within 3DEXPERIENCE apps

3D Component Designer connects SOLIDWORKS users to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


  • Connect file-based CAD users to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Perform lifecycle operations including revise, release and lock/unlock
  • Easily navigate product structures to visualize designs and related changes
  • Search, explore and select relevant design context from a web browser
  • Load design context into SOLIDWORKS directly from a web-browser
  • View and mark-up complex 3D product designs via the web
  • View FT&A design information from a web-browser
  • Leverage file-based SOLIDWORKS data with 3DEXPERIENCE platform design, simulation, manufacturing and governance apps and processes


  • 3D Component Designer is cloud and mobile ready which means connecting the product development process is a WiFi connection away allowing users to interact with product changes from anywhere without having to use CAD.
  • With 3D Markup, users have the ability to review and add content in the way of markup to illustrate problems or changes required in the context of a 3D assembly or single component. New annotations can be saved in the platform and retrieved as required.
  • 3D Annotation Experience enables users to review design tolerance information associated to a product design and helps non CAD users such as manufacturing or inspection people to see views and tolerancing in a 3D web based environment.
  • Transform file based designs into a model based product definition for all in the product develop cycle to interact with globally via the web.
  • Access other rich client and web applications from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Component Designer connects file-based SOLIDWORKS users to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enabling product designs and documents to be stored and managed on the platform directly from SOLIDWORKS. By doing this, SOLIDWORKS now becomes part of the model based product definition where other disciplines can use apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to add to the complete product definition. This means one model serves all disciplines. Users can leverage the platforms web-based apps to manage, annotate and visualize designs anywhere, anytime and on any device. Also, Microsoft Office applications can be connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with 3D Component Designer.

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Value Solutions Manager, PLM Group