The Power of Real-Time Collaboration

Effectively collaborating with your key design stakeholders as well as suppliers and customers throughout the entire product development process is crucial to creating truly innovative new products your customers will love. Yet traditional means of collaboration, such as scheduling meetings, relying on emails, and working with remote teams, fall short and worse, can lead to miscommunications, delays, and frustration among team members.

What our users are saying…

“The constant communication is causing a lot of time loss.” Michael, SOLIDWORKS User

“The communication. Just different things like that that would eat up your time that you can’t use to design.” Anthony, SOLIDWORKS User

“Using different things and implementing them together just creates a lot of frustration and being able to automate those processes and just have everything work right so you know as an engineer I can focus on designing something.” Tristan, SOLIDWORKS User

While it’s true that meetings and emails may not be the most enjoyable tasks, they are often necessary. However, what if there was a better more efficient way to communicate and collaborate without the time constraints of traditional meetings? With Cloud Services, SOLIDWORKS users and their team members now do have a better way to collaborate.


Embrace Collaboration Tools

Cloud Services collaboration tools provide SOLIDWORKS users with real-time messaging, file sharing, and project management features. These tools allow for instant communication, reducing the need for lengthy email threads and facilitating quicker decision-making. When you connect SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, all of your stakeholders can participate in a unified single collaboration environment, which means fewer meetings, emails, and calls.

These Cloud Service tools centralize project-related discussions, tasks, and updates in one place, where CAD data can be stored safely and attached to collaborative tasks. This eliminates the need for multiple communication channels and helps keep everyone on the same page.

“Collaboration is the most important aspect of our development process—where we can tap the creativity and innovation of our entire team—and the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio makes collaboration very easy,” shared Whitepoint Optics Chief Technology Officer Timo Alatalkkari. “Whether our team members want to work in the office or at home…they now have the tools to continue working regardless of their location, allowing us to continue to meet our product development goals.”

By connecting SOLIDWORKS design tools to the cloud, organizations like Whitepoint Optics have accelerated their product development process significantly. With 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions, Whitepoint Optics reduced its product design cycles by three to six months, achieving greater efficiency and productivity, with cloud-enabled collaboration playing a crucial role in their success.

Simplifying Collaboration for Non-CAD Users

One of the significant advantages of Cloud Services is the ability to share viewable, markup-ready SOLIDWORKS data with anyone, even non-SOLIDWORKS users. Gone are the days of sending physical files or requiring special viewers. Now, all it takes is sharing a secure link directly from SOLIDWORKS.

The beauty of this approach is that you can effortlessly share your 3D models with any external stakeholders, including suppliers, clients, and collaborators, even if they don’t have the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. All they need to do is set up a free 3DEXPERIENCE ID account, enabling seamless communication and collaboration on 3D models through their web browser.

No more barriers, no more compatibility issues. With Cloud Services, SOLIDWORKS users can connect with stakeholders effortlessly, gather valuable feedback in real time, and keep the design process flowing smoothly.

“We’ve used this tool consistently with our customers that have more specific requirements or higher-level requirements. We can now send that data to the customer in their own home, even have them log in and tell us what would work for them in a much more efficient manner that gives them the solution and the capability to truly use the bike how it’s meant to be utilized.” – Tatiana Place, Production Manager, Bowhead Corp.


Secure Communications

Collaborating and sharing design data is more secure with  Cloud Services  because when you share your model, you have full control over access rights, so you decide who can view and/or edit the model. Plus, managing permissions is a breeze, as you can effortlessly revoke access, if needed.

Should any changes occur in the design, you can seamlessly update and revoke the previous “share,” ensuring that everyone has access to the latest version. With Cloud Services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your data is protected and that you have complete control over who can view and modify your valuable designs.

By inviting collaborators to the cloud environment, designers can receive valuable feedback and input without the hassle of managing multiple versions or searching through countless emails. This streamlines the design process, allowing engineers to focus on designing, rather than being bogged down by communication barriers.

“Managing data in the cloud facilitates design reviews and the sharing of data, and also makes it very easy to collaborate between departments” – Managing Director, Karis Co., Ltd., DugWoo Lee.


Collaboration Made Easy

Revolutionize your collaboration experience with Cloud Services, where effortless teamwork paves the way for you to fully immerse yourself in what truly matters – creating exceptional designs.

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.