What Is Dassault Systèmes?

We are the 3DEXPERIENCE Company

Dassault Systèmes is in the business of innovation. Through our unique solutions, we bring virtual twin experiences to everyone - including you! We’re proud to say we’ve come far since our inception.

From a Startup to a Global Company

Ours is a story of a humble startup that has grown into a multinational presence across industries.

We began in 1981 with a small team of around 20 engineers, primarily supporting the aerospace industry with just one brand: CATIA. Today, our workforce has grown to more than 23,800 with a portfolio of 13 brands that serve almost every industry you can think of.

Science is our DNA. We accompany players across the globe as they address the world’s biggest challenges using virtual universes. Whether it’s 3D Design, Digital Mock-Up (DMU), or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), we do it all - and are continuing to grow.

Since 2020, we have been applying our knowledge and know-how to better understand and evolve the organic world – in essence, extending our impact from things to life. By providing the life sciences and healthcare industry with virtual twin experiences of the human body we can uncover complex mysteries yet to be solved and help people live healthier lives.

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Virtual Worlds for Real Life

The virtual world can help us improve the real one. In the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate the impact of our actions before making them real. This offers innovators the flexibility to explore their ideas freely and create while keeping people and the environment top of mind from the very start.

All About Us in 30 Seconds

Here’s our pitch to you: If you’ve got an idea for absolutely anything, from a prosthetic leg to your dream motorbike to a way to make your city more sustainable, you can work with our solutions to design it, model it, simulate it, test it, manufacture it and even market it. Our solutions can help you bring your vision to life!

Look Around You… We’re Everywhere!

From life sciences and healthcare, to cities and infrastructure, to manufacturing and beyond, we’re part of every second of your life - and today, you get to learn how. 

Our firm belief is that The Only Progress is Human. We offer the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to empower individuals as well as companies to create sustainable products and services that meet our world’s biggest challenges. Only by putting human experience and people at the center of the innovation process can we advance together as a global community.

From this comes our ambition: to tackle the challenges we face everyday, and get closer to a world that harmonizes product, nature and life.

Understand Dassault Systèmes Better

Now that you’ve got the basics, let’s dive deeper!

What Does Dassault Systèmes Do?

We like to say that our products touch nearly everything in your life. One way to learn more about the breadth of our activities is to keep up with the latest happenings on our blog.

What does Dassault Systèmes sell?

We sell the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which is comprised of products from our 12 brands that create great user experiences and build vibrant user communities.

Are Dassault Aviation and Dassault Systèmes the Same Company?

Dassault Aviation and Dassault Systèmes are two distinct and separate companies. And just like Dassault Aviation, we are part of the Dassault Group.

Did You Know

Virtual twin > Dassault Systèmes

The virtual worlds we develop are the digital twins of the real world. Our virtual twins are rooted firmly in science, and possess the same properties you’ll find in the physical world.

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Adidas uses our solutions to design better running shoes!

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90% of cars in the world are engineered and/or built with our collaborative solutions.

We Are More Than a Software Provider

Almost everything around you is enabled in some way by us.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the backbone of a company’s product development.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform

A Game-Changer for Business and Innovation

Dassault Systèmes is innovation-driven. In 2012 we embraced transformation by shifting from a software company to an experience company. What does that mean? We provide our customers not just with products but with services and content that focus on improving end-user experience. We designed our 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a collaborative environment that empowers people and businesses to innovate in entirely new ways.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform empowers next-generation innovators to enhance the real world through the virtual world: Creating, designing and testing the new experiences needed to create and maintain a sustainable economy from idea to market delivery to usage.

The platform, available both on cloud and on-premise, provides organizations with a holisticreal-time view of their business activity and ecosystem, connecting peopleideasdata and solutions together in a single environment.

Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform Caters to the Needs of Different Industries

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Sustainably transform industries, markets and customer experience

Every day, both individuals and companies ranging from startups to the world’s largest enterprises turn industry challenges into business opportunities thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 

Discover how Dassault Systèmes has helped companies in your industry improve their products, boost their efficiency and reduce costs – all while keeping sustainable practices at the forefront.


Explore our portfolio

Our portfolio of solutions comprises all stages of production, from brainstorming to design to delivery
We provide 3D modeling, generative design, model-based systems engineering, and simulation applications.

We are experts in creating science-based virtual twins of products, processes and supply chains.

We revolutionize workflows thanks to our social, collaborative and information intelligence applications.

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Our Mission and Values Guide Everything We Do

For the past 40+ years, Dassault Systèmes has touched the world by enabling breakthroughs that have impacted human-kind. As these transformative innovations continue, and we shift our focus from things to life, our mission remains the same.

Our Mission

We enable sustainable economic and social innovations to help improve the world. We believe that The Only Progress is Human and virtual twin experiences fuel this progress by offering unlimited potential to drive human-centric progress. 

Our Values

Our values are driven by a shared ambition: to make a lasting, positive impact on society. We help people build a questioning mindset that we call IFWE: “IF” refers to our passion to explore new possibilities and “WE” is our belief that, by connecting people, we can bring positive change.

We are Growing Under the Guidance and Leadership of Talented Minds

As the global leader in sustainable innovation, Dassault Systèmes is led by an inspiring group of leaders who are driven to execute our long-term vision of addressing the globe’s major challenges.

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The Only Progress is Human

Through a multi-year initiative, Dassault Systèmes is shedding light on 10 major challenges the world is facing, inviting the world to discover how innovation plays a key role in addressing humanity’s needs.

For each challenge, we respond with an act. Each act symbolizes and highlights our commitment to meet these ten challenges, and to inspire others to act in their own spheres. Though no one solution is sufficient on its own, when innovations are made by people, for people, they can lead to real progress, and change the world.

Our Virtual Twins Help Build a Better Future

We are changing the rules of the game to make a positive impact on society.

We are at the Forefront of Innovation

Dassault Systèmes ranks on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies.

Ranked in the Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

by Corporate Knights


We empower governments to make the right decisions to improve the experiences of citizens, using the 3DEXPERIENCE platforrm to create virtual twin experiences of cities.


Powerful knowledge results when we can visualize, test, understand and predict what cannot be seen. Our mission: to invent the virtual twin of the human body to advance precision medicine.


The manufacturing industry needs to embrace new, more sustainable approaches, materials and business models to meet the demands of today and create a better tomorrow.


Questions? Get in Touch!

No matter where your business operates in the world, Dassault Systèmes is there to support you in your innovative projects.

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