From SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture using the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

SOLIDWORKS is now directly connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace empowers you to collaborate with qualified industrial service providers across a range of services throughout your product innovation process. The first two services are: Make, for on-demand manufacturing, and Part Supply, for intelligent part sourcing.

Each service adheres to industry standards and uses 3D as the universal language to improve collaboration and make sure there are no details lost in translation. Rather than trawling through endless emails between you and your suppliers, you can rely on complete traceability, all in one place. From finding a qualified partner, right through to payments, the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace manages all aspects. Download the SOLIDWORKS add-in today here.

Make is the most seamless way to get your designs produced from directly inside SOLIDWORKS. The first step is to upload your SOLIDWORKS design, choose the manufacturing specifications, whether it will be 3D printed, CNC machined, injection molded or sheet metal. From there, you will be presented with all of the qualified partners capable of manufacturing your design. All communication with your chosen partner are done in the Marketplace, and you are both viewing the same 3D data so it is traceable and easier than ever before to make sure you are both on the same page.

Part Supply is the most comprehensive and intelligent online 3D components catalog. Think of it as a one-stop shop with tens of millions of qualified, available components from over 600 suppliers globally. To find the part you need, you cannot only use component categories but also combine the power of semantics and 3D similarity for searching. Then you can compare similar components and analyze details and supplier’ locations to decide the best fit for your needs.

Described as the Amazon of manufacturing, this end-to-end management of the process will make manufacturing and sourcing of components more convenient than ever before. An additional benefit to SOLIDWORKS users is that you do not need to register for your own Marketplace account; you can log in using your SOLIDWORKS online account.

Download the add-in today here and access it using your SOLIDWORKS online account.

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS and has been involved with 3D CAD and 3D Printing for over 15 years in several capacities from research to consulting for the likes of Rolls Royce, GE, JCB and Dyson. When not playing with 3D printers or other tech, he is most likely out snowboarding, wake boarding or mountain biking.