Connect SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solution to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to collaborate with all your key stakeholders and move seamlessly from ideation through delivery for continuous development.


Collaboration – the future of design

The Cloud Connected CAD comes with

Two options:

  1. If you already have an existing SOLIDWORKS desktop installation you can benefit from the SOLIDWORKS plus Collaborative Roles. Enabling you to collaborate friction-free across the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

  2. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS solution allows you to collaborate in real-time across departments and your entire business ecosystem, including customers, partners, and suppliers. Build complex designs and accelerate progress from concept to production stages.

With all data saved securely on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, your design and engineering teams can access, share and manage your product information at any time, from anywhere and on any device.


There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders on the latest designs anywhere at any time.
  • Increased productivity with cloud storage and remote access to all your data.
  • SOLIDWORKS is updated automatically to the latest version at all times.

Our packages



All the features you need to rapidly create production-level 3D product designs. You’ll get application-specific tools to create complex surfaces, parametric parts, sheet metal patterns and welded assemblies, plus wizards to automate your workflow and verify your designs.



All the tools you need to help you streamline the product development process. Includes all the capabilities of Standard offer, plus photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, reverse engineering, automated design and drawing checking, and tolerance analysis.



A complete 3D design tool for advanced product design engineering teams. Includes all the capabilities of Professional offer, plus piping, tubing, electrical cable and harness routing design, and advanced surface flattening capabilities.

Which package is best for you?

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS comes in three different packages scalable to meet the needs of your business. Find the perfect fit for you.

Functions and features

Functions and features3DEXPERIENCE
Part and Assembly Modeling
2D Design
Productivity Tools
Design Reuse and Automation
Interference Check
Manufacturability Checks
Advanced CAD File Import/Export
Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter
CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Automated Tolerance Stackup Analysis (TolAnalyst™)
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering
Advanced Surface Flattening
Pipe and Tube Routing
Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
Rectangular and Other Section Routing
Time-Based Motion Analysis
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
Parametric Modeling in the Cloud
Subdivision Modeling in the Cloud
Data Access and Management in the Cloud
Product Lifecycle Management in the Cloud
Collaboration in the Cloud
Governance in the Cloud
Training and Support


In this video, you will learn more about:

  • The benefits of working with the 3DExperience SOLIDWORKS cloud solution.
  • How to move from SOLIDWORKS desktop to 3DExperience SOLIDWORKS.

Frequently asked questions

To make an informed choice about 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.


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.

Our SOLIDWORKS options


This is the CAD workhorse of many companies worldwide. Being a well-proven tool in daily use among many thousands of big and small companies, SOLIDWORKS is one of the most popular CAD packages there and has held that position for more than two decades.


Connect CAD with the cloud:
3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is a locally installed version of SOLIDWORKS which is connected to the cloud. Get the power of the desktop SOLIDWORKS combined with the freedom of the cloud.
It is licensed with a named user licensing, so the user will have access to the license on any workstation he or she is logged into. Read more.


Design on the cloud:
On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, there is a selection of CAD tools that run in your web browser without the need for installation.
They let you create, edit, and manage feature-based parametric 3D CAD content without any need for installation and upgrade.
Read more.

ClampOn AS

“The big learning from the process of moving to SOLIDWORKS and PDM actually has been to see all the capacity we gain by using good systems and working by good routines. And PDM has really helped us with this.”

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