SOLIDWORKS Users: Get your Valuable Design Time Back With 3DEXPERIENCE Works

SOLIDWORKS started out as one of the most efficient productivity tools around for engineering organizations, and it continues that tradition today. That is, when you can get the time to sit down at your computer and use it.

Because, let’s face it; engineers are constantly being asked to do what I would call non-value added tasks by others within the company, which takes them away from what they were hired to do: create innovative new products. Among these common distractions are meetings, endless emails, requests for screenshots, PDFs of drawings, needs for exports of the BOMS, and more that get in the way of SOLIDWORKS users being just that – users of SOLIDWORKS.

The good news is that there is a way for our clients to get their time back by allowing the SOLIDWORKS files and data to be leveraged by other team members who aren’t SOLIDWORKS users and may not even be Windows users.

The ultimate productivity solution for product development is the 3DEXERIENCE platform. Tools designed specifically for our SOLIDWORKS users are in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.

All of us here at Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS would love it if everybody in your company had access to our CAD tools. We’d love it if designers and engineers had the time to use it all day, every work day designing the innovative products that our customers are known for.


That’s the way we’d all like to think things should go! The reality is that the creation of the CAD data is just one piece of the product development process. It is a critical piece, though! The productivity of the SOLIDWORKS users is our number-one priority! The cloud data management and collaboration capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio can clear the decks for our users so they can be even more productive.

Collaborative Industry Innovator offers users cloud-based Data Management capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which includes organizing, managing lifecycles and approvals, engineering collaboration, design reviews and mark ups, issue and change management, and more.


It’s called the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for a really key reason – it was purpose-built and designed to manage all of the 3D data used to develop products. I mean that the name really is what it does – it gives you the ability to get your valuable 3D designs into a unified platform so others in your company – and beyond! – can experience it in the manner and ways that they need to in order to accomplish their tasks in the overall product development process. The key being that they will do that without bugging the SOLIDWORKS users all the time to get access to the CAD data. The platform enables them to self-serve and gain access to the information they need when they need it.

Use Product Release Engineer to manage your product engineering definition. This role brings the together the product definition from multiple disciplines and engineering tools (MCAD, ECAD, Software, etc.) from early definition through to product validation and release.


If SOLIDWORKS and CAD software in general did everything in the product development process, then companies wouldn’t need to give engineering organizations licenses to anything other than SOLIDWORKS, and our clients wouldn’t request ways to get the SOLIDWORKS data and files to other people, groups, or systems. Which they do – often!


Watch the video above to learn how the product development platform, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, provides capabilities and roles to give your SOLIDWORKS users back time to actual be using SOLIDWORKS. Learn how you can unburden your engineers so they can focus on what matters most by downloading Tech-Clarity’s “How-to Reduce Non-Value-Added Work in Engineering” eBook.

Lisa Costa

Lisa Costa is a Senior Industry Process Consultant Specialist at Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS. She leverages her many years as a user and in technical sales and support in the CAD industry to bring sanity to the topic of data and lifecycle management.