Getting to Know Collaborative Industry Innovator

Most companies will agree that it is a struggle to keep everyone on the same page—especially in product development. Sharing data across departments and keeping it in sync is difficult and expensive.

The Collaborative Industry Innovator role, on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, enables you to manage product design data and documents on the cloud in a collaborative environment connected with SOLIDWORKS®. Your designs can now be stored online, easily reused, and securely managed. Data cannot be lost or deleted by accident.

Collaborative Industry Innovator enables multiple CAD applications to contribute directly to a single product structure, eliminating the need to independently manage and combine separate, partial product structures. With all the data in the same place, everyone is up to date with access to a single source of truth. This helps teams avoid the risk of being out of sync on model revisions or assembly configurations.

Here are a few of the top benefits of Collaborative Industry Innovator:

Work Together More Effectively

By leveraging the cloud-based Collaborative Industry Innovator, companies can eliminate communication silos, making it easy to work with people inside and outside your company, including partners, suppliers, and manufacturers.

Users can securely access “live” product content and data via collaborative apps from any location or any device based on permissions that you set up and manage. And, the Collaborative Industry Innovator is a robust and scalable technology that supports enterprise-wide deployments so it can grow right alongside your company.

Users can manage the product structure as data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform so designers can work in parallel. Designers have instant access to updates made by other contributors. This enables real-time concurrent design, enhanced decision-making and faster design maturity. Collaborating on your SOLIDWORKS designs is quick and efficient at any time, from any location and on any device.

Because assemblies are managed in the secure, cloud-based database and not in files, an accurate design context is established quickly. The platform enables access to not only product design, but also multi-physics simulation, manufacturing process planning, and product lifecycle management technologies.

Decrease Errors

Users can access tasks, change actions, lifecycle capabilities, and more from directly within their CAD application. The platform automatically ensures everyone is up to date with designs and related data to reduce the likelihood of errors. When geographically dispersed teams author the design, the real-time Digital Mockup (DMU) is securely accessible to anyone in the enterprise with an easy-to-use interface that does not require CAD skills.

This enables non-CAD users, such as managers or manufacturing partners, to participate in reviews to identify issues earlier in the development process.  You can interrogate models—zoom, rotate, take measurements—regardless of whether you have access to a CAD tool on your device. You can also automatically notify all stakeholders when work is promoted to the next level of maturity.

Stay Organized

Users can intuitively organize, view, and track individual and shared tasks, including issues and change actions, from creation through completion. Readily access information, including who is responsible, delivery dates, and relevant content. Maintain real-time status visibility in customized dashboard views to ensure projects advance according to defined milestones.

The platform makes it easy to see specific tasks with assigned team members via a familiar browser-based interface. In this collaborative environment, team members always see the latest status because they are accessing real-time data.

It seems that the pressure is always on to deliver faster and at a lower cost. To remain competitive, companies need to bring new products to market efficiently. Working from a single source of truth, the Collaborative Industry Innovator on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help you achieve these goals while providing a way to keep everyone connected and on the same page.

There is much more to tell about how Collaborative Industry Innovator can benefit your business. Therefore, this blog is a first in a series of blogs on the topic. In the meantime, please feel free to share your comments below or contact your local reseller for more questions.


Mohit Daga

Mohit Daga

Mohit is a Senior Product Portfolio Manager for ENOVIAWORKS. Sports enthusiast, Vegetarian foodie and likes bourbon!