What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

what is the 3dexperience platform

If you’ve ever been frustrated having to switch back and forth between software applications, or piece together data from one system to another then you’re not alone. In fact, centralizing data and breaking down siloes is one of the key reasons businesses embark on digital transformation journeys and switch to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

For Hyundai Heavy Industries – Engine and Machinery Division (HHI-EMD), one of the world’s largest marine engine manufacturers, being able to bring together all design and engineering data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been key to launching its new line of sustainable engine products. Today, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the backbone for all the company’s product development activities, ensuring CAD and engineering data flows seamlessly from 3D modelling and specification to revision management, BOM management and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Engineers appreciate being able to focus on what they do best, rather than constantly checking they’re working with the right data models, while the company itself benefits from being able to operate more efficiently and achieve sustainable innovation.

Perhaps the second most popular question we get after “What is Dassault Systèmes?” is “What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform? So that’s the question we’re tackling in the fourth installment of our WHAT IS… blog series.

Digital transformation on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Success stories like HHI’s were the vision back in the early 2010s when Dassault Systèmes began laying the foundations for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. At the time, companies were beginning to look beyond simply delivering products and services. And they needed an innovative, unified product lifecycle management (PLM) environment to be able to see that bigger picture – something that could bring all facets of their business – including design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics – together in one place. 

Today, businesses can choose to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on premise or on the cloud. The industry-leading collaborative environment empowers businesses and people to innovate in entirely new ways and create products and services using virtual experiences. By bringing all disciplines together in a single environment, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a real-time view of business processes across organizations, connecting people, ideas and data. And it delivers industry solution experiences helping customers conceive innovative, sustainable solutions across a dozen different industries.

Thousands of industry leaders around the world in aerospace and automotive to industrial manufacturing and life sciences have embarked on digital transformation journeys. They are building thriving and sustainable businesses on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

How does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform work?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform powers Dassault Systèmes’ rich portfolio of 3D modeling, social and collaborative, simulation and information intelligence applications, including CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA and SIMULIA. It serves as a unified environment for:

  • 3D modeling applications for shaping new ideas into sustainable products and experiences
  • Simulation applications for testing possible scenarios against reality
  • Information intelligence applications for calibrating and contextualizing experiences considering all information within and outside of the company
  • Social and collaborative applications for bringing together and catalyzing a diversity of talents from across the organization

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Why the 3DEXPERIENCE platform matters

Virtually every industry is being transformed by digital platforms. Accenture claims platforms are “driving the most profound global macroeconomic change since the industrial revolution.” Its global CXO survey found that nine out of ten companies see platforms as either being core to their business strategy or enabling it.

What makes the 3DEXPERIENCE platform unique is that it’s the only platform that businesses uses as a system of operations and a business model. They manage everything – processes, data, teams and applications – in a secure environment. This holistic approach allows them to see all their development process through a single lens and gain efficiencies throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Now, our customers are taking the next step as they explore the huge advantages that come with building virtual twins of the real world on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Virtual twin experiences are physically accurate 3D models of products and processes viewed in the context of their environment through simulation. For high tech manufacturers, it means they can virtually create a new product, complete with all system behaviors, and test it in limitless scenarios before they commit to producing it. Industrial equipment companies can virtually plan and test new production lines and processes before making changes on the shop floor. And in life sciences, medical professionals are creating virtual 3D models of organs to accurately simulate medical procedures. The innovations taking place on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are nothing short of extraordinary.

Want to find out more about the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform? Visit https://www.3ds.com/3dexperience

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Rebecca Lambert

Rebecca Lambert

Rebecca Lambert est journaliste et copywriter freelance basée en Grande-Bretagne.