Everyone Benefits from the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

Designers, suppliers and manufacturers use the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace to fulfill orders for new business. Want to join the party? Then join the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Whether you are seeking bids on your latest design or offering to produce it, you need to know how to connect with new vendors and customers on the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace.

Dassault Systemes created this 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace so the SOLIDWORKS and CATIA communities including designers, producers, and suppliers can connect and efficiently do business on one common exchange. It’s a win-win for everyone. Designers and engineers get fast quotes and can move to production quickly while suppliers and manufacturers get new business leads and can expand their book of business.

To begin benefiting from the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, all you need is to login with your SOLIDWORKS account, upload your CAD data, select the service providers you want to get quotes from and you will receive quotes within hours. You can choose service providers based on a wide range of criteria such as manufacturing capacity, tolerance, turnaround time, etc. To see an example of how the exchange works, check out this blog.

For suppliers and manufacturers, it is just as easy!

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace is great for two kinds of vendors: those who fabricate and those who sell parts. Partners who fabricate participate in Marketplace | Make. Partners who sell components participate in the Marketplace | Part Supply.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace facilitates business in 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Laser Cutting, and much more.

When selecting partners Dassault evaluates the following types of attributes:

  1. Track-record & number of customers
  2. Size of business & years of operations
  3. Recommendations and/or relationship with existing customers or Resellers: does the potential partner work with some of our SOLIDWORKS & CATIA customers, are they a customer themselves?
  4. Production and/or supply capacity (number of machines, prototyping vs. full production support)
  5. Manufacturing processes supported
  6. Certifications
  7. The nature or purpose of the partner’s mission: is the potential partner focused primarily on contract manufacturing or is their primary mission elsewhere (ex. machine sales)
  8. The range of services offered

Many applicants qualify even though they are stronger in some areas than others and it’s super easy to apply. All you have to do is send an email to: marketplace.make@3ds.com expressing an interest in becoming a member of the marketplace. During the registration process, you will be asked to provide the following information about your company:

  • Country
  • Contact information (name, email, and phone)
  • Available manufacturing processes
  • Industry / domain of expertise
  • References from customerApprovals usually get turned around in just a few weeks.

Now that you know how to join the party, why don’t you send an email to marketplace.make@3ds.com to sign up?



Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. She has 20 years of experience in Simulation and Design. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS in 2014 as a Territory Technical Manager, Mai worked as a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS with expertise in Finite Element Analysis for more than 8 years. Before that, she developed her real world experience by designing mobile devices with an emphasis on Simulation for High Tech companies such as Siemens and Novatel Wireless. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and speaks English, French & Vietnamese fluently.