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Platform Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a collaborative environment that empowers businesses to innovate in entirely new ways. It provide organizations a holistic, real-time view of their business activity and ecosystem, connecting people, ideas, data, and solutions together in a single environment. Via the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we provide Industry Solution Experiences tailored to each industry. The platform also acts as a marketplace , or trading platform, that connects service providers and buyers.

Through a series of videos, discover how to access and use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

2. What is unique about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the only platform that is both a system of operations to run a business and a business model to transform a business.

As a system of operations, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables businesses to reach operational excellence. It allows everyone involved – from the research lab to the factory floor – to interact and work together. As a result, it empowers businesses to design and test consumer experiences, from the idea to market delivery and usage, before physically producing them.

As a business model, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows businesses to become “platform companies” that transform the relationships and roles across their business network by removing intermediaries between sellers and buyers, purchasers and subcontractors, service providers and end customers. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform acts as a marketplace that connects customers needing to buy services (3D printing, design etc.) and service providers.

3. What are some of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform benefits?

Invent, Learn, and Produce in Entirely New Ways

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a fresh approach to innovation by bringing together R&D, engineering, production, marketing and even consumers under one holistic environment. By combining a diversity of talent and breaking up the traditional silos, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform empowers organizations to invent, learn, produce, and trade in entirely new ways.

Shorter Time to Market

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows companies to develop and test their ideas, products, and experiences in one single environment even before producing them. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform combines applications, content and services enabling the development of connected networks across your organization. This bolsters collaboration, accelerates the innovation cycle and above all, shorten the time to market for your products and services.

Differentiated Customer Experiences

Only by connecting all the dots between people, ideas, and data in a continuous cycle can a business create differentiated customer experiences that drive consumer loyalty, engagement, and value. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables virtual experiences that add knowledge and know-how in a continuous cycle thus eliminating the gap between experimentation, learning, and product or service improvement.

Increased Productivity of All Stakeholders

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows organizations to implement a continuous digital process that covers all aspects of an experience – from requirements, models, system and sub-system architecture to functional, conceptual, logical and physical 3D modeling simulations. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform ensures complete transparency and accuracy to all the stakeholders as the data is centralized and always reflects the latest state of the entire process or innovation project. As a result, users can always leverage the latest data whenever needed.

Faster Experimentation

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the ability to create virtual experiences that add knowledge and know-how in one continuous cycle while eliminating the gap between experimentation and learning. Using virtual twins, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows for realistic test scenarios in a fraction of the time it would take in the physical world and delivers the best combinations given the desired outcome.

4. What size company is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform best suited for?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is in use by companies of every size, from start-ups to large enterprises. Startups such as Syroco (yacht design), sewts (automated clothing production), and Canoo (transportation) have adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to drive innovation and disrupt their respective industry. Large, global companies such as Bouygues Construction (construction), Miele (appliances), Toyo Tire Corporation (tires and automotive parts) are using  3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate their product development process and  build their next generation of products and services.

5. What are some of the companies using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Every day leading companies like Alps Alpine, CLAAS, Digital Orthopaedics, and Embraer turn industry challenges into business opportunities using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Discover how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has helped companies in your industry to improve their products, increase their productivity, and reduce their costs

6. Is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform available on the cloud?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is available on the cloud. The platform provides cloud-based technologies and services enabling secured collaborative environments in the cloud. Customers have the choice of several cloud options: for large and small business, for startups and even for education. Learn more about our cloud options.

7. Is my data safe on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud?

Absolutely. We have put the security of your data at the heart of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform follows industry standards and best practices with a particular emphasis on:

  • ISO 2700x standards (Implementation Guide ISO 27002)
  • NIST 800 series
  • OWASP methodologies
  • CobIT framework.

To learn more about the cloud security methodology we follow, download the Cloud Security white paper.

8. Where can I find information on the latest release of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform? 

You can find what is new in the latest release of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform here. Dassault Systèmes also publishes and makes available to all 3DEXPERIENCE platform customers detailed information specific to each release, including new features, installation and maintenance. You can also browse the Dassault Systèmes portfolio of products and services on My3DEXPERIENCE.

9. How do we get started with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

The 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud gives you everything you need to bring your idea to reality, including design and engineering, manufacturing and production, simulation, governance and collaboration. Find a cloud plan that matches your needs and start today. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is also available on premise. To discuss your needs with our team of experts, go to our Contact Us page and select one of the following options:


10. What is the Compass?

The Compass is an integral part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and provides users access to their roles and apps. The Compass also allows you to discover the entire Dassault Systèmes portfolio of solutions that includes 3D modeling applications, simulation applications, social and collaborative applications, and information intelligence applications.

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