3DEXPERIENCE for Academia


3DEXPERIENCE for Academia (r2020x)

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia, the most advanced software for product and learning innovation, is available in the cloud or on-premises, within your own operating environment. Both options bring new capabilities to educators and students who want to experience the engineering practices of industry leaders for increased employment opportunities in the new global economy. Years of collaboration with educators and students across a wide variety of institutions and disciplines has led to a flexible, tailored set of learning solutions.

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia encompasses a suite of world-class integrated applications:

for product design
for digital manufacturing
for realistic simulation
for collaborative innovation
for high-precision rendering
and interactive immersion

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia opens a new playground for educators and learners. With installation as fast as 10 minutes and no IT support required, everyone can almost instantly access the vast field of solutions that have revolutionized worldwide industry processes during the last decades.

Academia Offer R2020x


3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is an advanced platform designed for a variety of industries, enabling the new practices of industry renaissance. It offers the ideal infrastructure for bringing industry practices into learning. Encompassing comprehensive CAD, CAM and CAE capabilities, the platform provides powerful solutions for managing collaborative work and joint innovation. Modular, it can be adopted either in full, or just as a specific component.

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia comes as a multidisciplinary social collaboration baseline. It can be extended with dedicated packages supporting educational, research and organizational processes in Design and Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing and Production, Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Project Management. New packages address advanced simulation and seamlessly create high-quality VR content for digital marketing and procedural learning.

Via an intuitive, web-based user interface, educators can easily create local or international collaborative environments, such as student projects or exams, and assign roles to participants. Students can start projects on campus, continue at home and discuss issues over online communities or screen-sharing. The platform ensures that they always access the latest version of their work.

Faster Project-Centric Learning and Lab Virtualization

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is the ideal platform for project-centric learning, providing an integrated, distributed universe for methods such as Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate (CDIO®) or Project (Problem) Based Learning (PBL). At any time, educators can remotely monitor projects, manage idea maturity and assign grades. Collaboration is made easy and intuitive for teachers, researchers, students and industry mentors. Project mentors can facilitate more projects without compromising on the attention needed by students.

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia provides a proven environment for deploying digital labs involving realistic virtual 3D equipment, coupled with two-way interaction with real remote devices. The platform opens up new horizons for innovative educational practices, such as distant learning, MOOCs and flipped learning.

A Gateway to The Industry Renaissance

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is constantly evolving to support national manufacturing initiatives with enhanced capabilities for teaching, learning and advancing the most promising industry practices — from the Internet of Things (IoT) to digital value chains, additive manufacturing, smart buildings and intelligent farms. It provides institutions with a credible up-to-date universe to support applications for educational research grants.

A Natural Breakthrough

Current users of CATIA and DELMIA V5 or V6 will find all the features they are familiar with in the 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia on a single navigational interface, together with a host of new capabilities, enabling students to contribute to the ongoing transition by employers to experience-based innovation. Special offers and various instruments are available to facilitate gradual migration, quick learning and updating of existing educational content.

New Flexible Options

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is structured as sets of roles corresponding to typical industry activity profiles. The specific ‘academia’ package builds on packages that aggregate broad sets of the same roles.

All packages are available in four sizes (S, M, L, XL) to meet the needs of diverse secondary and higher education institutions:

  • Small – up to 30 users
  • Medium – up to 100 users
  • Large – up to 300 users
  • Extra Large –  up to 900 users
    3DEXPERIENCE for Academia Packages

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is available in the cloud or on premise. Both options offer equivalent functionality, including social and collaborative capabilities. And both provide the same scope for scaling from focused to multi-purpose use.

3DEXP on the cloud 3DEXP on premise


Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on public cloud to provide increased flexibility and fast deployment


Driven by demand for easier use, On Premise is a solution that is hosted completely on your own server

With the cloud option, pricing includes all use and service costs, and any configuration is easily scalable. Suitable storage capacity is available depending on customer needs.

Why on the Cloud?
  • Simple IT: Easy Installation
    On the cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE for academia works on multiple devices, requiring only a 3D graphic card and Internet access.
  • Plug & Play start-up : Instant availability
    The 3DEXPERIENCE platform—with advanced collaborative features—is downloaded and installed on devices on-the-fly and fully configured in minutes.
  • Simple maintenance : Secure, available 24/7, always up-to-date
    • The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is continuously serviced and the customer data is protected. The platform and its client software are automatically upgraded when a new version is available.
  • Simple Access : Anytime, anywhere
    3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is available from the lab, from home, from other institutions, or any location, without struggling with firewall issues. Collaborative, regional, or international projects have never been as easy and natural.
  • Simple acquisition : Predicable and affordable
    • Prices include all use and service cost and any configuration is easily scalable.

Case Study - Project-Based Learning Meets Industrie 4.0 (Reutlingen University)

Available Products

Business & Industry Innovation

Business & Industry InnovationEntry point for all learning activities

Business & Industry Innovation is the baseline block designed for institutions interested in social collaboration and research.

Engineering and much more

With its dashboard capabilities, Business and Industry Innovation enables project follow-up, hands-on exercises and technology watch via RSS feeds. Engineering and non-engineering disciplines can access a set of professionalgrade platform capabilities to connect their activity through a private social network, regardless of the nature of their deliverables, from reports to essays, multimedia documents to design or simulation files.

Collaboration at the heart of teaching and Peer Learning

• Integrated online communities: blogs, Q&As, surveys, idea maturity management
• Instant collaboration enablement: chat, mockup co-design and co-review
• Definition of digital workspaces tailored to teaching strategies: hands-on sessions, student projects, parts library, access list management
• Collaborative management capabilities to control and synchronize assemblies, resources and teamwork

Advanced search engine

Find parts, community posts or documents, whatever their type and wherever they are located.

Cloud access

The platform is accessible from anywhere, anytime, inside and outside the institution: in the lab, at home, and on the go.


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CSV Collaborative Industry Innovator

Collaborate across disciplines with full flexibility and traceability to define and develop innovative products.

IFW Collaborative Business Innovator

3DEXPERIENCE Social Services unites employees, suppliers, customers, consumers and regulators into the framework for sustainable innovation. .

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Essentials3DEXPERIENCE Essentials is a broad application set build upon the Business & Industry Innovation foundation, encompassing a vast set of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions.

The ideal basis for universities or technical colleges to support their transition to project- based or student-centered learning, 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials provides a complete digital framework for team-based ideation, contextual learning, collective innovation, solution creation and various methods for project evaluation.

3DEXPERIENCE Essentials includes advanced ENOVIA capabilities for configuration management, requirements management, change management and compliance processes.

The Essentials package bundles a large subset of CATIA design functions and enables conceptualization and detailing of virtually any type of object.

Using DELMIA digital manufacturing tools makes machining, robotics and rapid prototyping an integrated exercise, ensuring manufacturability of designs and streamlining of manufacturing programming.

Right-first-time practices are reinforced through mechanism simulation and associative stress analysis using SIMULIA and ergonomics simulation.

The fundamental capabilities of additive manufacturing are built-in for powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing, including nesting, automated support design and laser path optimization.

Converters to and from other applications, as well as 3D printing output formats, are available for exchanging data with various partners and devices.

A fundamental enhancement in 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials is the possibility to create hybrid assemblies mixing new data with legacy models from version 5. New functionalities can so be applied on existing courses examples without re-creating them. Projects started in V5—for instance students’ competitions—can easily progress in the up-to-date version.


Trigram Role Description
CCM Classification Manager Improve Reuse and Reduce Costs through Secure Content Classification
TRM Requirements Manager Reduce product failures through customer co-creation and a requirements-driven devleopment process
DPJ Project Team Member Deliverables-based project management links product development data to a project, enabling real-time monitoring and assessment to improve project performance.
DEY Design Review Manager Resolve Issues Earlier by Working on the Latest Virtual Product Globally
VOO Volume Computation Create alternate representations of CATIA® 3DEXPERIENCE® parts or assemblies for a reduced memory footprint or to address security concerns
CHG Change Management A strategic close-loop collaborative change process that clearly communicates change decisions and assignments to all impacted domains.
CFG Configuration Management Manage configurable product data structures to optimize reuse while satisfying all possible variations
CDR 3D Component Designer for PLM Services Improve Collaboration and Change Management Efficiency throughout the Enterprise.
CAP Packaging Copy and Artwork Manager  Accelerate the artwork development process with high consistency through reuse of copy and graphics
MKS Mechanism Simulation Designer

Set in motion and validate your ideas

MDG Mechanical Designer

A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects

CSS Creative Designer To quickly create and explore conceptual ideas
EXV Marketing Experience Reviewer Allow creative directors, marketers and stakeholders to review Marketing Experiences directly in 3DPlay.
PST Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Process and Resource Project Administration
EQE Shop Floor Equipment Engineer Create Virtual Models of Manufacturing Equipment
NPM NC Prismatic Programmer Program 2.5 Axis Milling Machines
NPT NC Prismatic & Turning Programmer Create, optimize and validate prismatic milling and turning programs
NMG NC Milling Machining Programmer Program 2.5 and 3 Axis Milling Machines
EAA Ergonomics Specialist Ergonomics Analysis and Evaluation With a Lifelike Manikin Editor
MAE Process Simulation Analyst Assembly Process Simulation for Producibility Analysis
PLA Plant Layout Designer Define Plant Layouts
PAU 3D Product Architect Enables visualization, exploration and digital mock-up of multi-CAD product structures within a web-browser
ROL Robotics Offline Programmer Robotics Programmer (ROL), an add-on to the robot simulation roles, provides an interactive 3D environment where Robot Programmers can create production ready robot programs
RTS Robotics Engineer Simulate and Validate Industrial Robot Behavior
NTT Cutting Tool Technologist Cutting Tool Technologist (NTT) enables Tool Technologists to import tools and components so that they can create catalogs of cutting tool assemblies for NC programmers.
STS Converter for STEP Multidiscipline Converter for STEP Multidiscipline enables users to reuse, share, and migrate ISO-10303 (STEP) data between CAD systems and the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
FOX Converter for XMpLant Convert XMpLant data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business process.
FOA Converter for ACIS Convert ACIS data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes
FOI Converter for Inventor Convert Inventor data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes
FON Converter for NX Convert NX data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes.
FOR Converter for Parasolid Convert Parasolid data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes.
FOP Converter for Creo Parametric and Pro/ENGINEER Convert Creo and Pro/ENGINEER data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes.
FOE Converter for Solid Edge Convert Solid Edge data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes
FOC Converter for AutoCAD Convert AutoCAD data to unlock the value of data-driven collaborative and innovation business processes.
FIC Converter for ICEM Surf  
SRD Structural Designer An intuitive Design Simulation solution for Designers looking for efficient product performance assessment under linear static conditions to guide the design process.
XEN Product Release Engineer Manage the engineering definition of a product from early definition to the final validation and release to production in collaboration with multi-discipline designers.
XPP Project Planner (New) Simple and assisted iterative planning, execution and monitoring for all business users.
EQS Shop Floor Equipment Simulation Engineer (New) Simulate and Validate Mechanical Device Behavior

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3D innovator

3D Innovator is a brand new intuitive set of web applications, running in a browser and available on the cloud as a service.

Its modelling environment and built-in design guidance are a perfect solution for freshmen enrolled in Mechanical Engineering.

Students in Art, Design and Architecture domains will use an algorithmic approach to design complex, repetitive and non-regular shapes such as organically and bio inspired shapes. 3D Innovator highly automated generative modelling allows them to design, explore and  validate multiple variants of such shapes. Combining graph-based visual scripting and interactive 3D-modeling, with the ability to use one or the other interchangeably at any time, 3D Innovator is ideal to unleash students’ creativity.

Both applications benefit from the collaboration and product lifecycle management capabilities of the platform. Student projects are always up-to-date on the cloud and securely accessible from anywhere on any device.


Trigram Role Description
CXD 3D Innovator

Create and share mechanical design anywhere, anytime, on any device.

XGG 3D Generative Innovator

Design, explore and validate variants of complex, repetitive and non-regular shapes and patterns with an intuitive algorithmic approach.

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Design & Engineering

DesignDesign and Engineering extends 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials with the capability to automate the modeling of parts produced using specific manufacturing processes, such as sheet metal, composites, and molding or routed systems comprising pipes, tubes and wires. In addition, Design and Engineering automates the associative design of tooling which is required to actually produce such parts and systems.

Essential to teaching modern development practices in industries such as foundries, automotive and aerospace, Design and Engineering is also an ideal solution for learning and teaching industrial design and styling, including realistic on-the-fly rendering and ambiance control. It brings advanced capabilities in support of processes that are critical in several national manufacturing initiatives: topological optimization in support of additive manufacturing, an end-to-end packaging solution and various simulation capabilities for plastic injection parts, fluid dynamics, composite optimization and static, frequency, thermal, buckling and modal dynamics analysis of fabricated structures.

Powerful process automation tools are provided to template routine work or reuse design expertise.


Trigram Role Description
MES Mechanical & Shape Designer  A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects, including advanced & complex surface design
M3D 3DMaster Designer  One single full 3D product definition for manufacturing without drawing documents
SMW SheetMetal Designer  It provides an associative feature-based modeling, making it possible to design sheet metal representations in concurrent engineering between the unfolded or folded 3D shape representations.
VSO Reverse Shape Optimizer Reverse Shape Optimizer optimizes virtual 3D shapes from simulation results or digitized real operating or manufacturing conditions.
PED Product Enclosure Designer Product Enclosure Designer / Leverage design intent with engineering excellence
CDD Product Industrial Designer  Product Industrial Designer is the complete and unified industrial design solution to boost creativity, design quality and reduce time to market
RPE Virtual & Physical Prototyper Virtual Physical Prototyper: Create rapid prototypes and 3D-prints or visualize physical objects with reverse engineering
KPO Product Optimization Designer  Optimize product creation and definition, respecting key performance indicators
KDI Template Designer  Create & define Engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior & parameters and re-use as generative
CDF Composites Engineer Complete solution built for designing and industrializing composites parts - combining Composites Designer and Manufacturer roles.
MTG Mold & Tooling Designer  Design, Detail and Validate Injection Mold
MDT Mechanical Tooling Designer Process oriented set of applications for the creation and management of products which include predefined components
KHC Best practices Designer Create & define enterprise rules, respecting company standards and best practices
ELG Electrical 3D Systems Designer An integrated 3D electrical development environment which enables the physical design of wire harnesses and cabling in the context of the Digital Mock-Up
EMP Electrical Harness Manufacturing Engineer  Generate a flattened definition of the 3D wire harness design to create manufacturing form-boards and harness documentation
FLG Fluid 3D Systems Designer An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the full DMU
ICD Class A Modeler  Class A Modeler: State of the art and integrated Class-A surface modeling solution combining the power of CATIA with the precision of ICEM
FFX Class A Expert  Class A Expert add-on process, provides specific Surface Modeling apps, functions and analysis tools to create and modify Class A surfaces
FFS Aesthetical Shape Modeler Aesthetical Shape Modeler extension provides specific surface modeling apps to achieve increased shape quality and precision
VXP Product Experience Presenter Create and play visual 3D product experiences to explore packaging and product variations
SMH Hydroformed SheetMetal Designer It provides an associative feature-based modeling, making it possible to design sheet metal representations in concurrent engineering between the unfolded or folded 3D shape representations.
CBA Composites Braiding Designer The “Composites Braiding Designer” role is a powerfull role-based on 3D-Braiding process application which allows designers to accelerate the design of composites parts by simulating the braiding process from preliminary design to manufacturing.
FDE Fasteners Designer Fastening is an app dedicated to the design and instantiation of fasteners across all industries
CTN Structural Package Designer  The Structural Package Designer role enables designers to create and modify packages with accuracy. It offers a highly productive and intuitive design environment providing different tools to fulfill packaging needs
GDE Function Driven Generative Designer Explore and generate organic shapes, on target, with a solution for Additive Manufacturing, also addressed to traditional manufacturing.
DFR Stamping Die Designer Design for manufacturing of best in class stamping die tool
SLL Structural Engineer (New) An intuitive Design Simulation role for Design Engineers providing comprehensive linear structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the product development process
DRD Structural Professional Engineer A Design Simulation Role which provides comprehensive structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the Design Engineering process and guide design decisions.
SCI Composites Simulation Engineer Composite Simulation Engineer (SCI) Extension Role adds capability to a base role to allow easily reuse of composite layups defined with the CATIA Composite Design (CEG) tool...
FMK Fluid Dynamics Engineer Perform routine fluid calculations under steady-state flow conditions
ECA Car Design Ergonomist Use Lifelike Manikins to Analyze Ergonomics and Occupant Safety
EMA Ergonomist Create highly specific lifelike manikins
IME Plastic Injection Engineer (New) A Simulation Role for Engineers to evaluate and improve plastic part and mold tooling designs by simulating the filling, packing, and warpage and the mold’s cooling system.
HXD Human Experience Designer (New)  

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SystemsSystems Engineering combines a rich set of functions essential for concurrently designing and simulating various types of objects using models simultaneously optimized for geometry and function. Indispensable for modeling modern electromechanical systems, simulating their behavior and optimizing smart products, Systems Engineering comes with numerous libraries representing the physics of diverse technologies and phenomena. Open to other simulation systems through standard interfaces, it provides a comprehensive multiphysics design, simulation and optimization framework for any mechatronic or systems engineering course.

Real electromechanical systems, whether programmable or not, can be completely virtualized, connected and controlled using the solution, reflecting software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop methodologies and enabling a ‘virtual twin’ approach, a central practice of the fourth industrial revolution.

These features open up the immense field of virtual labs, teleoperated learning devices and ‘flip lab’ practices.

Capabilities are provided to increase integration across the different levels of system representations (requirements, functional, logical, physical). This structured environment creates an ideal framework for learning the principles and practices of systems architecture and tradeoffs.


Trigram Role Description
SDY Dynamic Systems Designer Rapidly model, simulate and validate complex engineering systems using Modelica language, fully immersed in a Model Based System Engineering approach
SEF Systems Schematic Designer Create discipline-specific intelligent schematics for wiring, cabling, piping/tubing and HVAC systems
SMQ Mechatronics Systems Designer Leverage the power of Modelica and 3DEXPERIENCE to rapidly develop, stimulate and validate complex mechatronic products and systems
DOY Systems Behavior Optimization Optimize and tune systems parameters of a device or its controller to improve system dynamics for multiple criteria and multiple cases
FLZ Systems Fluid Dynamics Library The Systems Fluid Dynamics library carries out CFD-Simulations using Modelica language and provides standard interfaces to 1D-Modelica-models for a seamless connection
FBZ Systems Flexible Bodies Library Accelerate the analysis of large motions of flexible beams, annular plates and flexible bodies
FDZ Systems Flight Dynamics Library Model, simulate and analyze of the flight dynamic characteristics of a wide range of flight vehicles
XSK Systems Simulink Export Export Modelica compliant systems behavior models from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for simulation within a Simulink environment
XRE Systems Real Time Execution Export Export from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Modelica compliant systems behavior models for use in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test environments.
XFM Systems FMU Export Generate Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs) from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in order to integrate & simulate the model on other co-simulation platforms
HCZ Systems Human Comfort Library Model and analyze the thermal comfort of building and vehicle occupants
BTZ Systems Battery Library Bring battery simulation to the system level
EIZ Systems Engines Library  Model spark ignition and compression ignition engines for intake and exhaust flows, emissions and torque assessment
HVZ Systems HVAC Library Optimize the design & performance of Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
ETZ Systems Electrified Power Train Library Assists design steps during the entire process of developing electric drives
CRZ Systems ClaRa Plus Library Model and simulate complex thermodynamic cycle processes for electricity power generation using Clausius Rankine cycles
DCZ Systems Brushless DC Drives Library Allows the integration of Brushless DC motors and control into systems
EWZ Systems Electric Power Library  Rapidly design and validate DC and high-frequency AC electrical network with multi-level of detail
FPZ Systems Fluid Power Library 

Model and predict hydraulic systems behavior for transportation, and mobility, aerospace and industrial equipment industries

HYZ Systems Hydrogen Library Design, simulate and optimize PEM fuel cells systems
TIZ Systems Thermal Library  Optimize Design of large and complex thermal systems
VEZ Systems VeSyMA Library  Predict on-road vehicles main performances, fuel economy and energy usage The VeSyMA Library provides the essential models for on-road vehicle systems modelling
VUZ Systems VeSyMA Suspensions Library  Develop active suspension systems for vehicle dynamics including road, driver and stability control models
VWZ Systems VeSyMA Powertrain Library  Predict and validate the performances of vehicle powertrain motion
WPZ Systems Wind Power Library  Rapidly model and simulate Wind Turbines at system-level for optimized performances
PMZ Systems Pneumatic Library Design pneumatic systems and predict their behaviors for a large range of industrial applications

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Advanced Simulation

Advanced SimulationThe Advanced Simulation role extends the simulation capabilities within domain-specific roles, such as Design and Engineering for Academia, providing engineers, students and educators with  the  ability  to  collaboratively  solve complex  engineering  problems  spanning multiple scales and disciplines.

Use feature-based parametric modeling tools to quickly iterate on designs or direct modeling tools to modify and repair geometry without CAD expertise.

Leverage automated modeling methods to efficiently create finite element models of large assemblies. Perform  realistic  thermal and mechanical simulations  on complex mechanisms that include contact and material non-linearities. Evaluate the buckling, frequency, or dynamic response to service loads.  Improve  designs  and  understand natural  phenomena  by  simulating  steady state and transient flows for mach numbers up to 2.5. Include effects like surface tension, cavitation, rotating objects, mixing fluids, or conjugate heat transfer.

The Advanced Simulation role provides access to the advanced tools used by simulation experts across all industries, in a format that is aligned with student needs and skill levels


By default,  the simulation capabilities available in the academic portfolio come with limitations that are suitable for use in an academic education context.  The Simulation Researcher Role removes these limitations on a named-user basis, providing the academic researcher  with access to unlimited model sizes and to user subroutines, identical to what’s available in the commercial release.


Trigram Role Description
PXA Abaqus Specialist (new) Connect Abaqus with 3DEXPERIENCE and leverage the best capabilities of each
MDA Additive Manufacturing Researcher (new) Provide advanced process simulation capability for Additive Manufacturing
SMU Mechanical Analyst The Mechanical Analyst uses advanced finite element simulation techniques to understand and validate complex engineering problems. With extensive toolset to enhance productivity...
SMA Assembly Modeling Specialist Assembly Modeling Specialist (SMA) enables the user to easily manage model structure for large assemblies of parts and meshes, either created on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform or in...
SML Simulation Geometry Modeler Simulation Geometry Modeler (SML) Role enables our users who have no access to CATIA geometrical modeler to get the minimum set of tools allowing the creation of simple...
FMK Fluid Dynamics Engineer A Simulation Role for Engineers who perform routine fluid flow and thermal calculations to guide design modifications and explore innovative design concepts. Note: All the capabilities offered in Fluid Mechanics Analyst Role (FLA) which was previously available before R2019x WWGA have been merged into Fluid Dynamics Engineer (FMK) role starting R2019xGA. The migration details are available in LPN. Going forward, there will be only one Mainstream CFD role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform - Fluid Dynamics Engineer (FMK). Fluid Mechanics Analyst role will be Withdrawn
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer Structural Analysis Engineer equips the Design Engineer with all the tools needed to conduct structural static, frequency, buckling, modal dynamic response, and structural...

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The realistic simulation applications that are part of this role include the same functions as our commercial codes.

Model sizes are limited to 250,000 nodes for structural and plastics models, and 1,000,000 nodes for computational fluid dynamics simulations. User subroutines are not supported.

Jobs must be executed on the same machine as the open Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Parallel processing: Role includes support for execution on up to 4-cores for structures and plastics and 8-cores for fluids. Increased parallelization is not available.

Marketing Experience

3dexp MarketingThe Marketing Experience package brings virtual product and process models into real, interactive experiences for test users, marketing targets, product users and various types of learners.

The package offers a complete pipeline to simplify and IP-protect engineering data, animate it on scripts, contextualize it in a realistic universe, enrich it with physical behaviors, compose it into interaction scenarios and disseminate it on a variety of devices, including HTC® VR headsets.

The package also provides HPC-enabled high-definition and high-precision rendering capabilities to generate emotionally intense renderings from design data.

By creating a digital continuum between designs created by engineering students and interactive consumers of those designs, the Marketing Experience package opens up powerful perspectives in various disciplines:

• Design students can quickly submit their innovations to users, experience engineers and judging panels
• Engineering students can place their designs in usage situations and interact online with users or project supervisors
• Marketing students can learn and apply numerous aspects of digital marketing
• Manufacturing and industrial engineering students can produce interactive procedural learning for operators
• Any types of learners can benefit from interactive 3D educational production

Please note: the Marketing Experience is available on Cloud only


Trigram Role Description
PPO Marketing Model Processor Automate the cleaning and simplification of product data on local hardware that is used for Marketing Experiences.
XAR Marketing Experience Artist This role enables artists to build interactive Marketing Experiences through composition of data from product, nature & life.
CHA Marketing Content Animator Enable use and animation of characters and rigid body physics to create interactive experiences.
VRS Marketing Experience Scripter  Use the JavaScript API to build custom user interfaces with templates and script behaviors to create experiences with optimized runtime performance.
RDS Marketing Media Producer Enables the production of precise, high-quality content in high resolution using precise visualization technology

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Architecture and Civil Engineering

ArchitectureArchitecture and Civil Engineering is a set of capabilities that further expand the powerful collaborative framework of 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials for the construction and offshore and shipbuilding industries.

Especially targeting the early project stages, it provides architecture schools and civil engineering departments with an integrative building information modeling (BIM) environment to harmonize interactions between creative architects, architectural engineers and fabrication and construction engineers. It now provides a range of automation tools for rapid building concept design.

Powerful methods for conducting multidisciplinary trade studies help automate the design and optimization of the overall structure of ships, buildings, dams, stadiums and bridges. Enhanced steel structure analysis and routed systems modeling capabilities further facilitate structure, HVAC, MEP, fluid and electrical engineering.

Architecture and Civil Engineering uses proven clash management and design automation functionality to produce highly valid designs. It familiarizes students with essential practices, such as template-based reuse methodologies and weight and cost management, promoting compliance with environmental regulation and building and fabrication requirements.

Architecture, shipbuilding and civil engineering educators will benefit from the application’s 2D and 3D capabilities, together with a range of data conversion tools, to engage students with the collaborative methods needed by the often fragmented, multi-stakeholder organizations encountered in their industries.


Trigram Role Description
CIV Civil Engineer A comprehensive set of applications to design, review and collaborate around a civil infrastructure project
ADL Architectural Detail Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design detailed architectural projects for fabrication and construction
KDI Template Designer Create & define Engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior & parameters and re-use as generative
M3D 3DMaster Designer One single full 3D product definition for manufacturing without drawing documents
STR Structure Designer Structure Designer supports metallic structure design from preliminary design to detail design
SEL Steel and Equipment Layout Designer Steel and Equipment Layout Designer supports metallic structure detail design and positioning of component
SAO Space Allocation Architect An industry-tailored role for the arrangement of ships general equipment, including safety zones, building zones and rooms
ACG Accomodation Designer Layout and design of compartment spaces, complete with ceilings, coverings, adoors and windows
BDG Concept Building Designer A comprehensive set of conceptual design applications to model and present a building project
MLT 3D MEP Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design and engineer detailed MEP systems for construction
STV Building Structures Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design detailed building structures for construction
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer  Structural Analysis Engineer equips the Design Engineer with all the tools needed to conduct structural static, frequency, buckling, modal dynamic response, and structural...
FOY Converter for CityGML  
FOD Converter for Civil3D  
FOV Converter for Revit  
SFA Steel Structure Engineer A Role Extension for Analysis Engineers integrated with CATIA Structure Functional Design to use finite element techniques to assess the structural integrity of steel structures such as ships, buildings and bridges subject to a wide range of loading conditions to guide design decisions

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ManufacturingManufacturing and Production extends 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials to digital manufacturing for Industrial or Manufacturing engineering programs.

This extended set of functions enables the design, simulation, automation and control of part production as well as assembly-level production. From offline robot programming to production of ergonomic operator instructions, optimization of automated production cells and balancing of complete lines, Manufacturing and Production provides students with an ideal environment for experiencing the methods practiced and required by various industries, from small facilities to large multiplant configurations.

Essential in any curriculum targeting smart manufacturing, the package brings powerful functions to further automate the design of assembly processes, especially in heavy industry, shipbuilding, construction, automotive and aerospace, where large numbers of assembly points must be managed seamlessly, robot work cells must be optimized and routed systems must be optimally configured.

Additive manufacturing preparation is strongly supported at various stages, helping optimize manufacturing strategies and communication with actual powderbed fusion manufacturing machines.


Trigram Role Description
APW Powder Bed Programmer (APW) is a 3D interactive environment that enables Manufacturing Engineers to optimize powder bed fusion manufacturing techniques. APW makes it easy for Engineers to setup,...
TMA Time Study Analyst Calculate Operation Times Using Corporate or Industry Standards
ASE Assembly Simulation Expert Automatically Generate Optimized Assembly Paths
NMT NC Multi-Axis Milling & Turning Programmer Create, optimize and validate advanced multi-axis milling and turning programs.
PPL Process Planner Define, optimize and validate Process Plans
WKS Work Instructions Designer Create Configured 3D Work Instructions
RCV Robotic Native Program Validation Specialist Simulate Robot Behavior using Native Robot Controller Software
NMV NC Machine Code Validation Specialist Perform Virtual NC Program Validation
EMA Ergonomist Create highly specific lifelike manikins
EWK Work Safety Engineer 3D Assembly Feasibility Studies for Product Designers
NMX NC Multi-Axis Milling Programmer Concentrate Resources on Deliverables, Driving Successful Product Launches.
IEN Industrial Engineer Define and Simulate Resources and Material Flow
NDR Drill & Fill Engineer Create, simulate, and validate complex NC drilling and riveting programs
PPA Fastener Process Planner Create and Reconcile Assembly Fastener Plans
MFM Heavy Industry Assembly Planner Define Manufacturing Assembly Plans for Heavy Industries
PPM Heavy Industry Process Planner Create Balanced Process Plans for Marine and Offshore
RAE Robotics Arc Engineer  Simulate Arc Welding Robots
RSF Robotics Surface Engineer  DELMIA Robotics Surface Engineer (RSF) facilitates the creation and simulation of robotic surface processes—spraying, flaming, grinding, and finishing. In the integrated...
RSE Robotics Spot Engineer Create and Simulate Robotics Workcells with Spot Welding and Drilling & Riveting Capabilities
WPM Heavy Industry Structure Manufacturer  Create Manufacturing Structure Plans for Heavy Industries
MPO Heavy Industry Fluidic Manufacturer Create Heavy-Industry Fabrication Plans for Piping, HVAC and Raceway
DCC Distortion Checker for Additive Manufacturing (New)  
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Governance and Project Management

GovernanceGovernance and Project Management extends Business & Industry Innovation with numerous organizational and work process related tools. It targets any educational activity where the development of technical managerial skills is a desired learning outcome. It also provides educators with powerful tools to control and manage their teaching and research processes.

A group work and deliverable management framework is provided to automate academic work processes, to conduct multi-disciplinary, and potentially multi-year, projects such as engineering student competitions or to teach typical engineering management procedures.

A classification management application is included to enable smart library structuring the discovery and practice of rigorous “build-or-buy” methods that drive critical behaviors in modern engineering.

Governance and Project Management also brings a non geometric option for modeling systems requirements, similar to the one available in the Systems Engineering solution, reflecting the role of systems architects who do not need to model the functional, logical, or physical aspects of a system.


Trigram Role Description
DPM Project Manager Deliverables-based project management links product development data to a project, enabling real-time monitoring and assessment to improve project performance.
CCM Classification Manager Improve Reuse and Reduce Costs through Secure Content Classification.
TRM Requirements Manager Reduce product failures through customer co-creation and a requirements-driven development process.
CHG Change Management A strategic close-loop collaborative change process that clearly communicates change decisions and assignments to all impacted domains.

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A full range of programs and instruments to accelerate implementation

In addition to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform itself, various services are available for institutions, educators and students to accelerate adoption, increase learning efficiency and improve employability.


Peer Learning EXPERIENCE is an innovative online learning solution where you can learn engineering, design and project management efficiently. Learning courses are co-developed by an international community of educators working in expert committees. The Peer Learning EXPERIENCE immerses participants together with peers in an interactive journey along learning paths and reproduces classroom-style co-learning techniques. It is now directly accessible by any user of the 3DEXPERIENCE.


ILICE (Inspire, Learn, Innovate, Create, Evaluate) is a free downloadable, customizable pre-configuration for the 3DEXPERIENCE to quick-start project-centric learning by taking immediate benefit of the platform’s social capabilities and deploying it in project activities. ILICE makes it easy for project supervisors to give teams all the attention they need, promote ideation activities, ensure student use of modern project management and design methods and rationalize competence-based evaluation.


As the rate of technological change accelerates, the Dassault Systèmes Certification Program is a key benchmark for customers and partners who want to make smarter recruitment and employee engagement decisions. Dassault Systèmes certified resources help drive business success for customers by optimizing the deployment of Dassault Systèmes solutions.



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