Mar 26 2015

Dassault Systèmes Introduces the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Academia on the Cloud

The Academic World Now Enjoys Simplified and Secured Access to the Company’s Design and Engineering Applications that Revolutionized Industry

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — March 26, 2015 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia is available on the cloud.  The academic field now has simplified and secured access to Dassault Systèmes’ product design, digital manufacturing, realistic simulation and collaborative innovation applications on the cloud that have transformed industrial processes worldwide.

For several years, Dassault Systèmes has collaborated with educators and students across various institutions and disciplines in order to create a flexible, tailored set of solutions that would place easy and natural collaboration between teachers, researchers, students and industry mentors at the center of social innovation. 

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia on the cloud helps teachers and students save time and ease workloads and project execution through innovative teaching and learning practices, all while delivering the technical benefits of the cloud—easy deployment and maintenance, and secured data access anytime, anywhere on a student’s or an institution’s own devices that eliminates the need for complex IT infrastructure.

The disciplinary reach of the new platform has been significantly extended to support educational, research and organizational processes in design and engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing and now architecture and civil engineering.

“Getting the 3DEXPERIENCE for Academia on the cloud up and running took just under an hour,” said Michel Michaud, Instructor, École nationale d’aérotechnique in Canada, one of the first to use this cloud offering through a preliminary testing program.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia’s intuitive web-based user interface, teachers can easily embark on distance education, massive open online courses (MOOC) or flipped classroom programs with domestic or international collaborative environments. Students can start projects on campus, continue them at home and discuss issues in online communities or screen-sharing sessions. The platform on the cloud ensures that students always have access to the latest version of their work.  At any time, teachers can remotely monitor projects, manage idea maturity and assign grades when they have been completed.

In addition, various types of learning material and industry-specific application case studies are made available, and a new certification program provides students with the credentials they need to enhance their employability.

“With Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia on the cloud, the most advanced solution for product and pedagogical innovation is now made available in just a few clicks to educators and students who want to experience the engineering practices of industry leaders for increased employment opportunities in the new global economy,” said Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. 

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Academia’s cloud offering is based on a dedicated infrastructure that can be tailored to meet the needs of diverse institutions in secondary, vocational or higher education. 

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