We’ve been hearing about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for some time now, but the SOLIDWORKS community had been wondering – how will the 3DEXPERIENCE platform work with the SOLIDWORKS I know and love? It was teased at 3DEXPERIENCE World (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) in Nashville back in February, but now it’s here – 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers.



The same SOLIDWORKS desktop product you know and love, now fully integrated with the powerful and robust 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Just like the existing SOLIDWORKS desktop products, the 3DEXPERIENCE offers come in Standard, Professional and Premium versions depending on your requirements, and all come with access to the collaborative tools the platform is known for. With powerful, safe and secure PDM, Project Management, cloud-based CAD, a subdivision surface modeler and Simulation, the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers include everything you need to take your product development to the cloud.

Why would I want to move my product development to the cloud?

As we’ve seen in the first half of 2020, the traditional workplace is changing and it’s more important than ever to be able to collaborate across geographies, and stay productive whether in the office, at home, or working abroad. Design teams need to have the flexibility to get work done on the go with convenient access to design files, and a safe and secure place to store them in the cloud. The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers allow users to use the powerful, desktop SOLIDWORKS product, along with robust browser-based CAD solutions (3D Creator, 3D Sculptor) and the collaboration and convenience afforded by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


Built-in Data Management

Because SOLIDWORKS is connected directly to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with these offers, you can easily manage your designs and revisions with the Data Management tools and eliminate the need for a large IT investment for a PDM system, Dropbox, Google Drive, or any other traditional means.   


Automatic Updates

All of us SOLIDWORKS users look forward to the latest and greatest service packs and software releases, but most could do without the install process that comes along with them. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the SOLIDWORKS updates are lighter, more frequent, and automatic so you always have the newest features right away.



 The structure of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform makes it entirely scalable – add or remove licenses or functionality as needed, and only pay for what you need, when you need it with the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Time-based licenses and multiple payment structures give options to work with any budget.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers, there is little (in some cases, no) additional cost over SOLIDWORKS desktop products alone. The additional benefit of the built-in PDM tools, platform integration, collaboration, and CAD-on-the-cloud, makes these offers ideal for businesses of any size.


Product and Project Management

The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers have built-in easy PLM and Project Management tools to keep your projects, tasks and teams organized and on time. Manage your projects with the ability to assign tasks, set milestones, manage your timeline and ultimately keep your projects on schedule. Project stakeholders have the ability to check the status, run reports and manage design changes as needed.


Collaboration & Accessibility

The platform is truly a business experience platform. There are solutions tailored for every part of your business – from marketing to sales to engineering – that enable innovation and collaboration like never before. The collaboration tools that come along with the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers enable you to solve design problems more efficiently, innovate faster, and engage in discussion with your team and stakeholders to ultimately deliver a superior product. You can share your design data with your team anytime, anywhere with an internet connection, and those still hurting from the discontinuation of ‘home use’ licenses rejoice! With these offers, you can access your SOLIDWORKS from anywhere just by logging into the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.


What exactly is included in each of the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers?

For the differences between the features and capabilities of the three options, check out the product matrix here

Want to learn more? Check out some of our recent on-demand webinars on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform here.

Request a demo here. 


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