3DEXPERIENCE is a cloud-based innovation platform for the manufacturing industry. It brings the entire company together in a collaborative environment by connecting people, ideas, and data. Work in real time and share data with all departments, from design to manufacturing.

What is 3DEXPERIENCE Platform?

The short answer is a game changer for innovation. The long answer is a cloud-based platform for collaboration that provides real-time view of all your business activities. By connecting people, ideas and data in one central place, work efficiency increases and innovation prosper.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform you will future-proof your entire organization to remain competitive. It gives access to a wide range of data-driven applications that can be adapted based on you area of interest.

Everything is stored on cloud which means that anyone can access projects wherever they are in real-time. Share work with all parts of your business to create high-quality, innovative products faster than ever.

Why a cloud-based platform?

There are plenty of reasons. Here are some of the most important benefits with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform:

  • Bring all parts of your business together in one place
  • Work on projects in real time – from anywhere and at any time
  • Deliver increasingly complex innovations to market
  • Generate sustainable growth and profitability


The next generation of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is ready to deliver an array of enhanced user experiences, ranging from simplified installation and licensing to additional perks such as cloud storage for your files. Learn more about this option now!

What is your area of interest?

A sustainable innovation process that meets customers high expectations, requires contributors from all parts of your business.
Learn more about what 3DEXPERIENCE can offer your different business areas:

3DEXPERIENCE for Management
3DEXPERIENCE for Engineering
3DEXPERIENCE for Manufacturing
3DEXPERIENCE for Procurement
3DEXPERIENCE for Sales & Marketing

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Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


Unfortunately, a 3DEXPEREINCE SOLIDWORKS license is not free. But within 5 minutes and a few clicks, you can be up and running. Get started now

Do you need to have SOLIDWORKS installed to share and markup your design?

No, with the Share and Markup features on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can collaborate with anyone without their need to have SOLIDWORKS installed. This allows you to get real-time feedback and iterations to speed up the work process.

You generate a link from SOLIDWORKS for sharing your design, reducing the need to send a physical file or for the recipient to have an installation. Anyone can use the link, to comment and share, and the file will constantly update.

Benefits with Share and Markup

  • Easy way to share information through a link
  • Get real-time feedback to optimize your iteration process
  • Collaboration is easier as anyone can use the link, does not require separate installation
  • A cost-effective way to improve the efficiency of design and collaboration

Read more about how it works

What are the benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE?

Design, share, manage and invent differently
Approach your innovation differently by combining forces from R&D, engineering, production, marketing and even your customers and manufacturing partners in the same holistic environment. De-siloing your organisation, embracing talent diversity and opening up for external input empowers your creativity and makes you innovate.

Shorten time to market
Competition is fierce – this is the case in most industries. Your competitive edge hinges on your ability to bring your innovations to market fast. With 3DEXPERIENCE you can iterate designs in sync with your colleagues, test performance, keep everyone updated and share your designs with manufacturers and customers – quickly and easily. 3DEXPERIENCE introduces the structure you need to connect your organization, strengthen collaboration, accelerate your innovation and thereby shorten your time to market.

By connecting people, ideas and data in a continuous cycle, you can distinguish your products to forge true innovation. Track brand performance, product experience and various other key metrics in one central hub. We can help you take full advantage of our technology to create products that meet consumer demand and beat your competition to market.

Increase your productivity
With 3DEXPERIENCE you can implement a continuous digital process that covers all aspects of your business and value chain. 3DEXPERIENCE offers complete transparency for all stakeholders involved in your projects, as the data is centralized and always reflects the latest state of the entire process or innovation project. Users can effectively leverage this real-time perspective and interconnect in one central environment to increase productivity.

How do I get started with 3DEXPERIENCE?

3DEXPERIENCE gives you everything you need to turn your ideas into reality, including design and engineering, manufacturing and production, simulation, project management and collaboration.

The fastest and easiest way to start using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is our FastTrack service. Your organization will be thoroughly introduced to the features and functions by our local experts. To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

What size company is 3DEXPERIENCE right for?

3DEXPERIENCE is a scalable solution, which offers advantages for companies of all sizes. Different functionalites can be deployed as your company grows and complexity increases. Our 3DEXPERIENCE customer Andreas Lyder from Lifeline Robotics explains:

3DEXPERIENCE has the capabilities that we may need in the future. The system is not limited, and we don’t need to change system, as it also supports a larger organization. As a small organization, we can use the bits and pieces that we need now, but then we also know, that when we move forward, we can bring in the functionality that we need as we grow.”

Contact our local experts to find the right solution for you.

Is 3DEXPERIENCE available on cloud?

3DEXPERIENCE is natively a cloud-based solution and this infrastructure offers you flexibility to stay connected with your team and work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device based on your user rights.

Is my data safely stored in 3DEXPERIENCE?

Yes. Security is at the heart of 3DEXPERIENCE, as your business depends on your intellectual property. The platform complies with the following industry standards and best practises:

ISO 2700x standards (Implementation Guide ISO 27002)
NIST 800 series
OWASP methodologies
CobIT framework

To learn more about security in 3DEXPERIENCE, download our white paper here.

What is a role?

A role is a pack of applications that work together to help you achieve you desired result. You can buy one or multiple roles on the platform so that your team can perform their tasks by having exactly what they need for their daily work.

What do I get when I purchase a role in 3DEXPERIENCE?

Once you purchase a role you get a subscription for the amount of time you buy (3 months, 6 months or 1 year). It includes a set of applications, plus cloud storage and cloud computing resources for your data for the duration of your subscription.

You need to purchase more than one role in case multiple team members need to use the same applications. Each role is dedicated to one team member.

Can I use my purchased role on multiple devices?

Yes, you can use web applications on laptop, tablet or your smartphone. For desktop applications, please refer to certified hardware.

What is a 3D Passport and why do I need it?

3D Passport helps to keep you data secure on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. When registering using your own 3D Passport you are able to access all your purchased roles, applications and services.

Do you offer yearly, quarterly, monthly subscription?

We offer yearly, quarterly and/or monthly subscriptions depending on the offer you want to purchase. The subscription is defined for one full period from date to date and the payment must happen upfront by card for the full amount of the subscription.

What kind of support do I get once I purchased?

As a company, you will be able to contact the support services directly through your dedicated company private community. For makers as well as for students, you will be able to interact with your peers and raise your questions in the Maker Support community or the Student Support community.

What are the latest highlights within 3DEXPERIENCE?

In the following article we have highlighted a few of the coolest functions – read all about them right here in What’s New on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform – HIGHLIGHTS.

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Get in touch

We understand investing in the future is a huge decision. That’s why we’re more than happy to have a talk once you’re ready. Contact us today, and we’ll get you to where you need to be.