100% SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD Apps with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform by DASSAULT SYSTEMES is a technology and business transformation platform that manages cloud and native windows applications to solve problems.

Students and educators with PCs, Macs, Tablets, Mobile devices can use 100% SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps as part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio. With our latest technology, there are more cloud apps to teach and learn, industry relevant skills, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD apps help you with your  projects and prepare students for the future.  DASSAULT SYSTEMES customers use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform now.

3D Designer is a collection of Cloud CAD apps  available to educators in the classroom and students learning on their own:

xDesign – inspiring design, prismatic parts and assemblies, extrude, revolve and loft features with generative design capabilities

xShape – design freedom to create organic shapes, with easy push/pull interface, flexible designs and surfaces too

xSheetMetal – forming the future to build sheet metal components, enclosures and assemblies

xFrame – reinforcing innovation to create manufacture-ready structural frame designs

xMold –  molding the future with workflows  for manufacturing by creating core and cavity geometry

xDefine – defining success by communicating with 3D design and 2D drawing specifications

All with a learning resources and a free Student Community to share your designs and find help from around the world.

For Educators: 3DDesigner for Education provides 100% Cloud applications.  You can use all apps on their own or connect to your desktop SOLIDWORKS Windows machines in your classroom. Also available is the SOLIDWORKS Connector that allows you to use and manage SOLIDWORKS Education Edition data, introducing PLM to your students.

For Students: 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students contains 100% Cloud CAD applications and the SOLIDWORKS Connected app from any web-browser.  If you have a native Windows PC, the SOLIDWORKS Connected app allows you to use 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, included, a special SOLIDWORKS CAD Windows User Interface to create parts, assemblies and drawings.  SOLIDWORKS Data is stored in the cloud and connected to the SOLIDWORKS Cloud CAD Apps.

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS  for Students resides on it’s own “student tenant” a special cloud storage space and as a result, data created is not able to be opened on a school’s SOLIDWORKS  education network or with SOLIDWORKS commercial  software.

Certification exams are available to qualified educators through the SOLIDWORKS Academic Provider program and to students who directly purchase 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Students.

This is truly an exciting time in Education.  The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the future.  We are here to help you teach and learn.


Be well.  Marie






Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard