“THE FUTURE OF SOLIDWORKS AND 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS"
SOLIDWORKS Desktop has long been a proven and industry leading solution for designers & engineers and is here to stay.
But Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS has never rested on their laurels and in recent years offered more varied, cloud-focused product development solutions to meet their customer needs and expectations.
These cloud solutions fall under the umbrella of 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.
Its aim is to bring all your key stakeholders together on a single collaborative platform, allowing seamlessly movement from ideation through delivery for continuous development.
Connecting the people, applications and real-time data from every aspect of your business helps improve execution, increase productivity and accelerate innovation.
On this online collaborative platform, a variety of roles can be assigned to respective users, each role contains web applications catered to their respective job roles.
In this blog, we will be exploring some of the offers for 3D CAD design in the new 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS and comparisons with old school SOLIDWORKS Desktop.
I have short-listed four possible configurations of design tools for your 3D CAD design:
SOLIDWORKS Desktop offline (Standalone or floating network license) and its products.
SOLIDWORKS Desktop with 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS
SOLIDWORKS Desktop offline (Standalone or floating network license) with 3DEXPERIENCE Platform collaborative roles, connecting your SOLIDWORKS for collaboration and secure data management on the cloud.
Key Platform Role name: Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS (Contains "Design with SOLIDWORKS" App, linking your SOLIDWORKS Desktop through an add-in to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with collaboration and secure data management on the cloud and access to more 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions on the platform)
Your SOLIDWORKS Desktop is licensed offline (like in pt 1), but has connection and access to 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and its WORKS solutions.
3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is online user account licensed with a built-in connection to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with collaboration and secure data management on the cloud and access to more 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions on the platform.
Key Platform Role name: 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS STANDARD/PROFESSIONAL/PREMIUM PACKAGES
(Contains "SOLIDWORKS Connected" App, installing and launching SOLIDWORKS Connected software on your computer, roles and licenses can be assigned to user accounts and can be accessed anywhere)
3DEXPEREINCE SOLIDWORKS is basically your familiar SOLIDWORKS CAD software, but not desktop offline licensed, rather it is licensed with an online user account and directly connected with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
“SOLIDWORKS Cloud” offer
“SOLIDWORKS Cloud” offers a collection of entirely browser-based 3D CAD design and 2D drafting apps with collaboration and secure data management on the cloud and access to more 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions on the platform. It is online user account licensed.
A total of nine different roles with apps for 3D CAD design, 2D drafting, collaboration and secure data management on the cloud. Roles and licenses can be assigned to user accounts and can be accessed anywhere. It is online user account licensed.
*SOLIDWORKS CAD software is not provided in this offer package, the design and drafting apps mentioned are not SOLIDWORKS CAD. *
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Below is a comparison table of the four configurations mentioned:
If you have any queries on the options available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you!