3DEXPERIENCE for Academia on the Cloud


3DEXPERIENCE for Academia on the Cloud (r2017x)

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia, the most advanced software in product and learning innovation, is now available in just a few clicks on the cloud. It is a must for all educators and students who want to experience the engineering practices of industry leaders and increase their employability in the new global economy. Years of collaboration with educators and students across various institutions and disciplines have led to a flexible, tailored set of learning solutions.

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

  • CATIA for product design
  • DELMIA for digital manufacturing
  • SIMULIA for realistic simulation
  • ENOVIA for collaborative innovation

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.

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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.
About 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia
  • 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia relies on a multi-disciplinary social collaboration baseline. It can be extended with dedicated packages supporting education and academic research in Design & Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing & Production and also in two new domains: Architecture & Civil Engineering and Governance & Project Management. All packages are available in four sizes (S, M, L, XL) to meet the needs of diverse institutions in higher and secondary education.
    3DEXPERIENCE for Academia Packages
  • Through an intuitive, web-based user interface, teachers can easily create domestic 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 through online communities or screen-sharing sessions. The platform ensures that they always have the latest version of their work at their fingertips. At any time, educators can remotely monitor projects, manage idea-maturity and assign grades. Collaboration becomes easy, dynamic and natural among teachers, researchers, students, or industry mentors.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia provides a proven environment for deploying digital labs involving realistic virtual 3D equipments coupled bi-directionally with real remote controlled devices. By creating an Internet of Things across dispersed learners, educators, devices and content, the platform opens new horizons for innovative educational practices such as distant education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and flipped learning.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is the ideal platform to enhance project based learning by providing an integrated, distributed, collective digital universe for project oriented learning methods such as “Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate” (CDIO ®) “Project (Problem)-based-learning” (PBL®).

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.

Not just engineering

With its dashboard capabilities, Business & Industry Innovation enables project follow-up, hands-on exercises, and technology watch through RSS feeds.

Collaboration at the heart of teaching and peer learning

• Integrated online communities: blogs, Q&A's, surveys, idea maturity management
• Instant collaboration enablement: chat, mockup co-design and co-review
• Definition of digital workspaces tailored to teaching strategies: hands-on, student projects, parts library, access list management

Advanced search engine

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

Cloud access

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


Trigram Role Description
CSV Industry Innovation

Industry Innovation provides common platorm services for securely organizing, managing and collaborating on content in real-time

IFW Business Innovation

Connect to 3DEXPERIENCE. Unite 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 environment, encompassing most Dassault Systèmes’ solutions.

The ideal basis for universities or technical colleges to support their transition towards project based learning 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.
It is also the perfect application for FabLabs and high schools.

3DEXPERIENCE Essentials provides ENOVIA's powerful collaborative management capabilities to control and synchronize fabrication, resources and teamwork. Its vast set of CATIA design functions enables conceptualizing and detailing virtually any type of object. With DELMIA’s digital manufacturing tools, machining, robotics and rapid prototyping become an integrated exercise, ensuring manufacturability of designs and streamlining production programming. Right-first-time practices are enforced through mechanism simulation, associative stress analysis and ergonomics simulation. Converters to and from other applications as well as 3D printing output formats are available to exchange data with various partners and devices.


Trigram Role Description
MDG Mechanical Designer

Create and manage complete mechanical projects

MKS Mechanism Simulation Designer

Create and manage complex mechanisms, perform and analyze kinematic simulation

CSS Creative Designer Creative Designer: To quickly create and explore conceptual ideas
M3C 3DMaster Conceptual Designer A comprehensive conceptual role which simplifies the creation, sharing and validation of preliminary designs in an integrated collaborative platform
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
CNV Collaborative Innovation Collaborative Innovation provides engineering teams with a scalable, online, environment for managing product design, multi-physics simulation and manufacturing process planning with maximum traceability and flexibility.
TRM Requirements Manager Requirements Manager enables organizations to improve their overall global requirement management process by capturing the “voice of the customer.
MBO Manufacturing BOM Manager Manufacturing BOM Manager provides companies with a comprehensive Manufacturing Bill-of-Material (MBOM) management solution.
PDE Product Engineer Product Engineer addresses strategic global product development business challenges by eliminating the significant process and data communication barriers.
DPJ Project Team Member Project Team Member provides a collaborative environment for global Project Team Members to access, manage and report on their task assignments.
CCM Classification Manager Classification Manager enables companies to define product content libraries to improve reuse throughout product development
DEY Design Review Manager Design Review Manager enables users to organize, manage and follow-up digital mockup reviews, packaging, and pre-assembly analyses.
VOO Volume Computation Volume Computation provides the ability to create alternate representations of products or assemblies for size reduction or for the creation of geometry creation better suited to specific contexts.
SEI Simulation Foundation Provides apps and services that allow all users to access the corporate library of deployed simulation methods
MDS Stress Engineer Perform routine strength and deflection calculations under static loading conditions
MAE Process Simulation Analyst Assembly Process Simulation for Producibility Analysis
PLA Plant Layout Designer Define Plant Layouts
CHG Change Management Improve Collaboration and Change Management Efficiency throughout the Enterprise.
CFG Configuration Management Manage configurable product data structures to optimize reuse while satisfying all possible variations  
RTS Robotics Engineer (new) Simulate and Validate Industrial Robot Behavior
ROL Robotics Offline Programmer (new)  
AMR Additive Manufacturing Engineer (new)  
NTT Cutting Tool Technologist (new)  

Multiple converters to & from other applications

Multiple converters and other applications are also integrated, for more details please check the link below

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Design & Engineering

DesignDesign and Engineering extends 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials with capabilities to automate the modeling process, using specific manufacturing processes such as sheet metal, composite and molding or routed systems. The solution also automates the associated tooling design which is required to actually produce such parts and systems.

Essential to teaching modern development methods in industries such as foundry, automotive and aerospace, Design and Engineering is also an ideal solution for learning and teaching industrial design and styling.

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


Trigram Role Description
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.
FPP Plastic Mechanical Designer  A comprehensive set of applications to create manufacturing-ready molded parts, using ultra-fast functional modeling technology.
VSO Reverse Shape Optimizer Reverse Shape Optimizer optimizes virtual 3D shapes from simulation results or digitized real operating or manufacturing conditions.
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
ECA Car Design Ergonomist Use Lifelike Manikins to Analyze Ergonomics and Occupant Safety
FFS Aesthetical Shape Modeler Aesthetical Shape Modeler extension provides specific surface modeling apps to achieve increased shape quality and precision
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.
EMA Ergonomist Create highly specific lifelike manikins
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer Concentrate Resources on Deliverables, Driving Successful Product Launches.
CTN Structural Package Designer (new) 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 (new) Explore and generate organic shapes, on target, with a solution for Additive Manufacturing, also addressed to traditional manufacturing.
SCI Composites Simulation Engineer (new)  
INJ Plastic Injection Part Engineer (new)  
FMK Fluid Dynamics Engineer (new) Perform routine fluid calculations under steady-state flow conditions

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SystemsSystems Engineering groups a rich set of functions essential for simultaneously designing and simulating various types of objects using models that optimize their geometry and their function. Indispensable to modeling modern electromechanical systems, simulating their behavior, and optimizing smart products. Systems Engineering comes with numerous libraries describing the physics of diverse technologies and phenomena. Open to other simulation systems, 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.

These characteristics open the immense field of virtual labs, tele-operated learning devices, and “flip lab” practices.

New capabilities are provided to increase integration across the different levels of systems representations (Requirements, Functional, Logical and Physical). This structured environment creates an ideal framework to learn the principles and practices of systems architecture and tradeoffs.


Trigram Role Description
SDY Dynamic Systems Designer Technical component
SEF Systems Schematic Designer Create discipline-specific intelligent schematics for wiring, cabling, piping/tubing and HVAC systems
SMQ Mechatronics Systems Designer Technical component
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
PWZ Systems Powertrain Library Model and simulate the characteristics of vehicle powertrain systems including the resulting motion of the vehicle
FBZ Systems Flexible Bodies Library Accelerate the analysis of large motions of flexible beams, annular plates and flexible bodies
SEZ Systems Smart Electric Drives Library Previous Next Previous Next Simulate and optimize high performance and general purpose electric drive systems
ENZ Systems Engine Dynamics Library Simulate and analyze combustion engine systems, including the complete study of the pressure and thermal dynamics of the air-gas exchange process
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 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 (new) Optimize the design & performance of Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
ETZ Systems Electrified Power Train (new) Assists design steps during the entire process of developing electric drives.

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Architecture and Civil Engineering

ArchitectureArchitecture and Civil Engineering is a new set of capabilities expanding the powerful collaborative framework of 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials in the construction field.

Especially targeting early project stages, it provides architecture and civil engineering schools with an integrative environment to better interact between creative architecture, architectural engineering, fabrication, and construction engineering. Powerful methods to run multidisciplinary trade studies enable the optimization of the overall structure of buildings, dams, stadia, or bridges.

It relies upon proven clash management and design automation functions to produce highly accurate designs. It familiarizes students with essential practices, such as template-based reuse methodologies or weight and cost management, promoting compliance with environmental regulation, and building and fabrication constraints.

Architecture and Civil Engineering provides 2D and 3D capabilities, together with a range of data conversion tools, to engage students with the intrinsically collaborative methods of the fragmented, multi-stakeholder organizations encountered in the construction industry.


Trigram Role Description
BDP Concept Architectural Designer Simplify the task of arranging the structure of a building, while still in the early phase of a project.
BDS Concept Structural Designer Manage the general arrangement of a building’s structure, including primary beams, secondary beams pattern, and foundation elements.
CIV Civil Engineer A comprehensive set of applications to design, review and collaborate around a civil infrastructure project
KDI Template Designer Create & define Engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior & parameters and re-use as generative
ADL Architectural Detail Designer Comprehensive set of applications for designing and collaborating on a building infrastructure project
M3D 3DMaster Designer (new) One single full 3D product definition for manufacturing without drawing documents
ELG Electrical 3D Systems Designer (new) An integrated 3D electrical development environment which enables the physical design of wire harnesses and cabling in the context of the Digital Mock-Up
FLG Fluid 3D Systems Designer (news) An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the Digital Mockup
STR Structure Designer (new) Structure Designer supports metallic structure design from preliminary design to detail design
SEL Steel and Equipment Layout Designer (new) Steel and Equipment Layout Designer supports metallic structure detail design and positioning of component
SAO Space Allocation Architect (new) An industry-tailored role for the arrangement of ships general equipment, including safety zones, building zones and rooms
ACG Accomodation Designer (new) Layout and design of compartment spaces, complete with ceilings, coverings, adoors and windows
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer (new) Use finite element techniques to assess the structural integrity of products

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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 sophisticated part production as well as assembly-level production. From off-line robots programming to producing ergonomic operator’s instructions, from optimizing automated production cells to balancing complete lines, Manufacturing and Production provides students with an ideal environment to experience methods practiced and required by various industries operating small facilities to large multi-plant production set-ups.

Major new functions have been added in the package to further automate the design of assembly processes especially in the field of heavy industry, shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace, when large numbers of assembly points must be managed in a comfortable manner.


Trigram Role Description
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
AMP Additive Manufacturing Programmer (new)  
RAE Robotics Arc Engineer (new) Simulate Arc Welding Robots
RSF Robotics Surface Engineer (new)  
RSE Robotics Spot Engineer (new) Create and Simulate Robotics Workcells with Spot Welding and Drilling & Riveting Capabilities
WPM Heavy Industry Structure Manufacturer (new) Create Manufacturing Structure Plans for Heavy Industries
MPO Heavy Industry Fluidic Manufacturer (new) Create Heavy-Industry Fabrication Plans for Piping, HVAC and Raceway

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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 Concentrate Resources on Deliverables, Driving Successful Product Launches.
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.
PDA Product Architect Manage Conceptual and Commercial Aspects of Products while Maximizing Reuse of Existing IP and Assets.
CHG Change Management Improve Collaboration and Change Management Efficiency throughout the Enterprise.
CMM Configuration Management for BOM Collaborate on a Configured BOM to Target Zero BOM Errors.

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