Come to Play, Learn and Connect in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground

If you will be attending 3DEXPERIENCE World 2023 in Nashville in person, be sure to visit the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, the official gathering place for the event. The 3DEXPERIENCE Playground will showcase the latest and greatest products and services, while providing a unique opportunity to network with SOLIDWORKS experts, partners, makers and other like-minded users.

When it comes to innovations, the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground is where all the action will be. This year the playground will be broken into six zones. You won’t want to miss it!

Let’s break down what you’ll see in each zone of the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground:

Dassault Systèmes booth

You’ll easily find the Dassault Systèmes booth in the center of the hall. It’s the place to see our complete portfolio of products on offer. It’s also the place to ask focused questions to see how your company might benefit from any new technology. Or maybe you have a technical challenge and want to pick the brains of the experts to find the best way to resolve it.

You will find that the DS Booth is an excellent, yet underused, resource for all attendees whether you are a seasoned veteran or a “World” first-timer. Learn how to use the DS Booth to amplify your whole 3DEXPERIENCE World experience by reading this blog.


EDU Zone

What does the future of 3D design look like? Come marvel at the variety of versatile products designed in SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works tools from the world of higher learning—from high schools to university student engineering programs.

This year’s EDU zone includes students and projects, demo stations where you can see and try SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids and SOLIDWORKS Cloud Apps for Students, an NIAR VR booth from Wichita State’s 3DS Lab, as well as a student-designed Formula One Car from Vanderbilt University. Join the conversation and see the future of product development live and in person.

Makers Zone

Check out this area of the 3DEXPERIENCE playground and you’re one step closer to the fascinating world of makers. Here you’ll find makers, academicians, and 3D printing technologies—all in one place to celebrate the spirit of making. Check out the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers program.

Come and chat with real makers who are creating tomorrow’s products today. Be inspired by makers like Kate Reed, who merges humans and technology in the most beautiful and interesting way. You can learn more about Kate in this recent blog and Born to Design Podcast.

Don’t miss coming to the Makers Zone and meeting some of the makers who will be inspiring the next generation of designers. Imagine all we can create together.


Shop Floor

See real-world production in motion on the Shop Floor in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground.  Here is where you’ll see how the magic happens when designs actually get built. Witness real products being built on 5-axis milling and mill-turn machines from DN Solutions and a mill and plasma from Tormach.

You can also participate in a hands-on CNC session or learn more about the world of robots and how they can help mitigate skilled talent shortages in Robotics 101, a hands-on Cobot session. You can also check out a coffee-tending robot or catch up with old and new friends in our lounge area.

Model Mania

Returning for its 23rd year, Model Mania is a much-beloved design challenge that pits users against other users to determine whose modeling skills reign supreme. Modeling skills are measured on both accuracy and time.  There are prizes for the top three resellers and customers.

In addition to the in-person challenge, a separate virtual challenge will be held online for those attending 3DEXPERIENCE World virtually so no one will miss out on this fan-favorite World tradition. Winners of both challenges will be announced on the last day of the event.



As part of 3DEXPERIENCE World, partners will have the opportunity to showcase their amazing innovations and experiences in the 3DEXPERIENCE Theater. Take a seat and learn about all the amazing partner products that take your SOLIDWORKS investment to the next level.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Theater is also where you can gather with friends—both new and old—and enjoy some food and beverages during the Welcome Reception on Sunday, February 12th from 3:00-5:00 ET. Wednesday will be another day to take a seat in the 3DEXPERIENCE Theater and watch as the winners of fan-favorite Model Mania are announced.

This is your invitation to be where innovators, creators, and industry leaders gather, share, and showcase new ideas and technologies that will shape the world for years to come.

Join us at the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground – It’s time to play!

To register for this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE World in Nashville, TN, February 12-15th, click here or on the banner below.

Check out the 3DEXPERIENCE for Makers program to learn how you can start creating and innovating from anywhere.


Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.