Extending SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s Capabilities with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

With the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, you can now leverage the most advanced and powerful simulation capabilities in the industry: the gold standard for advanced nonlinear solvers, world-leading general contact algorithm, ability to quickly solve large and complex assemblies, cloud computing that reduces computation time, advanced mechanics, hex meshing—the list goes on and on.

You can, with a click of a button (using the so-called “1-click”), import SOLIDWORKS® Simulation native geometries, model features and simulation setup (including all previously defined loads, boundary conditions, mesh definitions, and material properties) into Structural Professional Engineer, the newest cloud-based simulation offering for SOLIDWORKS customers. Created by our sister brand SIMULIA®, the solution is part of the SIMULIAWORKS portfolio of simulation solutions connected on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

It goes without saying that changes made in SOLIDWORKS CAD models update automatically in Structural Professional Engineer, eliminating the need to redefine your simulation setup and saving you a ton of time!

Communicate with Ease

With simulation tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can quickly obtain prompt feedback from project stakeholders using the 3DEXPERIENCE collaboration tools for review and markup—everyone can access their data from any device and at any location.

Consequently, sharing simulation results with key project members is a breeze. This state-of-the-art capability speeds up the approval processes that are essential to the product development cycle, allowing companies to bring safer, higher quality, more reliable and affordable products to market faster than ever before.


Also, companies will be able to easily capture, share, and leverage simulation knowledge from their simulation specialists. This allows them to retain and reuse their computer-aided engineering (CAE) data company-wide and build on their simulation intellectual property to innovate even more in the future.

Taking Simulation to a New Level

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a fully integrated, multidisciplinary platform that consolidates all Dassault Systèmes® technologies. Now, when SOLIDWORKS CAD or Simulation users have advanced and highly nonlinear simulation needs, they can easily access the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to take advantage of the industry’s most advanced and powerful simulation tools.


With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS customers have access to advanced simulation technologies including finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), electromagnetics, and more.

You will be able to fulfill all your simulation needs with access to advanced simulation products such as Structural Professional Engineer and many more advanced simulation products to come. As a result, you will be able to bring your products to market faster, be more competitive and innovative.

We are excited to hear your feedback about these new capabilities—leave a comment below. Or click the link to learn more about Structural Professional Engineer.




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.