New Apps: 3DStory and 3DSketch

The cloud-based Collaborative Business Innovator apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enable you to advance projects with your co-workers, suppliers, and even customers in a single secure environment from home, on the road, or from the office without the hassles of accessing VPN lines or Remote Desktop connections.

Even better, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has just added more tools to your collaboration toolbelt: 3DStory and 3DSketch.


3DStory is an engaging visual way to share information with your 3DSwym communities. It helps you jazz up text-based posts with a series of photos, images, videos, or 3D models that can make your content much more exciting, and it helps draw people into your communications. Watch the video below to see it in action.


Just drag and drop the 3DStory app icon into your dashboard and begin creating your presentation.

If you are a designer or product manager you can share product overviews or present new product features to your community, including key stakeholders. You can add to the app’s library of free images as you go. Everyone in your community or team can dynamically view your 3D models and give you immediate feedback.

In addition, newcomers to your 3DSwym community can use 3DStory templates quickly tell an interesting story about their background and experience and their role on the team.


Ever get a great idea after work or at home while doing chores? Now you can log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, fire up 3DSketch, and quickly sketch out your idea instead of scrambling to capture it on paper. If your idea is vague you can start from an existing picture you can insert in the app and start sketching on it there. Watch the video below to see 3DSketch in action.


Later you can easily convert your idea sketch to a 3D model so you can more effectively communicate it to your managers and customers. Or, you can share your 3D sketches in a 3DSwym community and solicit feedback to refine the idea. You can make modifications and iterate the idea on the fly without ever touching CAD. When you have enough support for the idea, you can build a more complete 3D model in SOLIDWORKS.

Collaboration Made Simple

Simplify your communication workflow and improve productivity by leveraging the Collaborative Business Innovator apps. Feel free to comment below or contact your local reseller for more information on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Salih Alani

Salih Alani

Salih Alani joined SOLIDWORKS in 2013. He held SOLIDWORKS technical support position focused on core SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight, licensing (Online Licensing), and Lead Technical Support of 3D CONTENTCENTRAL, Technical Support Account Manager for Enterprise Subscription Services (ESS) customer account and lead organizer for VAR Performance Tuning Workshop in Dassault Systèmes Waltham before he joined the SOLIDWORKS Product Management Team in 2020. He is now focused on 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS cloud roles along with collaboration on the 3DEPERIENCE Platform. Salih Alani is Graduate of the University of Technology, Iraq - Baghdad with BS in Mechanical Engineering, graduate of Northeastern University with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in mechanics and design.