It’s Time for Hassle-Free Data Management

If you’re like most SOLIDWORKS users, you can’t help but think about data management. You care about things like:

  • Securely centralizing your data
  • Ensuring proper access rights
  • Avoiding version mismatches and accidental overwrites

Every solution out there seems to have trade-offs in terms of learning curve, software/hardware overhead, and complex implementation requirements. Perhaps it’s left you wondering…

Why does data management for SOLIDWORKS have to be so hard?

It doesn’t. The answer is Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS. It happens when you connect your existing SOLIDWORKS desktop license to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. It’s a fast, flexible, and hassle-free way to start managing your SOLIDWORKS data on the cloud.


What can it do?

It all starts when you save your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings to your private space on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Everything you need is integrated in the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane, so you don’t have to leave your familiar SOLIDWORKS environment.

A bulk upload tool is even included to help you automate migrating your data to the cloud.

Pushing new revisions and managing lifecycle operations is a breeze.


All users have visibility into what other team members are working on and can communicate through apps built into the platform. It’s such a more seamless way to work and collaborate.

Non-SOLIDWORKS users can view, markup, explore product structure and collaborate with team members—all from a browser on any device.

How does it work?

SOLIDWORKS users simply purchase and install the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector add-in. Non-SOLIDWORKS users purchase a collaborator license that they access through any browser. There’s nothing to install. You can choose either quarterly or annual subscription terms. Support is included and updates are automatic.

Nothing about your current SOLIDWORKS licensing has to change. In fact, you don’t even have to be running the current version. Cloud data management is supported on the current plus two prior SOLIDWORKS versions.

Unlike traditional data management software, there’s minimal admin or IT overhead. Any settings you want to adjust are accessible from any browser, but most users can be successful right away with the out-of-the-box setup.

What next?

For whatever reason, you haven’t yet found your ideal data management solution for SOLIDWORKS. Are you ready to learn more about Hassle-Free Data Management? Watch the video below to see what can happen when you connect your SOLIDWORKS desktop to the cloud.

For more information on how you can connect your SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, by contacting your local reseller.



Brad Williamson is a Senior Industry Process Consultant with Dassault Systemes who has been helping customers learn, use and succeed with SOLIDWORKS since 1996. Based in the Music City, when he’s not designing in SOLIDWORKS, you’ll find him out playing drums in the Nashville music and theatre scene.

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