Connecting with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Collaboration, Data Sharing and Secure Access

We have simplified connecting SOLIDWORKS® desktop to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform with the SOLIDWORKS Connector, adding considerable value to your SOLIDWORKS investment.

SOLIDWORKS Connector has an easy setup and works seamlessly with your SOLIDWORKS desktop application with no additional hardware requirement. The platform operates with a subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The SOLIDWORKS Connector provides a “bridge” from your SOLIDWORKS desktop to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Once connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can access and leverage multiple solutions that enable you to do the following:

  •         Manage product design data and documents directly from within SOLIDWORKS desktop
  •         Create, assign, and track tasks from within SOLIDWORKS desktop
  •         Navigate visually to understand where a component is used and the impact of proposed changes
  •         Visualize 3D components instantly from any web-enabled device
  •         Review and annotate designs by creating and sharing markups in a web-browser
  •         And much more

Sharing and working with your SOLIDWORKS designs as a team has never been easier or more efficient!

Built-in Collaboration and Data Sharing

SOLIDWORKS Connector leverages the fundamental platform solution Collaborative Business Innovator, adding the power of collaboration and data sharing to your SOLIDWORKS portfolio.

SOLIDWORKS Connector enables you to share models over great distances and synchronize them instantly. It is drastically faster to share changes with your team and easier to notify teammates of review status. (Watch customer video.)

Team members can learn from each other’s questions. Plus, you can always have the best people on your projects—regardless of where they are geographically located.

Secure Access to Share 3D Designs

With SOLIDWORKS desktop as the authoring application and access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you have complete control of who gets access to your designs. Selected reviewers can work from any web-connected device. This accelerates product development since all team members can perform their tasks on the go from any device in any location.

The default state of your design on the platform is read-only, so you can’t make unwanted changes without first reserving (locking) the design. Any user with the right access permissions can Reserve/Unreserve the design for editing or after the design is authored—no need to use an FTP or other clunky third-party tools to share your design.

Built-in Content Management

You can also leverage the fundamental platform solution Collaborative Industry Innovator which enables you to securely store, organize, and manage your content. Industry Innovator provides a scalable, online environment for managing product design, multi-physics simulation and manufacturing process planning with maximum traceability and flexibility.

SOLIDWORKS Connector makes it a cinch to connect to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which provides the infrastructure and tools to bring everyone in the product development process together. Collaborating on your SOLIDWORKS designs is fast and efficient at any time, from anywhere, and on any device.

 

Originally posted in the SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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