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3DEXPERIENCE creating better solutions

Source:International Metalworking News Date:2020-04-28
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By: Kathryn Gerardino-Elagio

The world of manufacturing is changing in response to COVID-19.  While the situation today is challenging, there are ways to counter. Even before this pandemic hit our shores, Dassault Systemes is already preparing the use of technology to improve the lives of others.

SOLIDWORKS World was re-branded as 3DEXPERIENCE World for 2020 to bring together the entire Dassault Systemes' community in sharing their experiences, expertise, and upcoming releases.  International Metalworking News for Asia had the opportunity to attend and report about the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, with the change in show management and the new branding - which was more than a simple name change.

Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS at Dassault Systèmes, posed a question, while opening 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2020, which is appropriate to what is happening now in our world, “How do the products we create improve human life?” For decades, the SOLIDWORKS community has inspired designers and engineers to create amazing products. The mission of the event is to provide the community with tools to build a better world.

Bernard Charles, Dassault Systèmes CEO and Board Vice Chairman, then shared his vision for empowering SOLIDWORKS users to dream bigger about the future. This future is at the intersection of technology and humanity. The two mesh to open a new world of possibilities and progress that is uniquely human.


Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes

Gian Paolo defined that throughout history, the efficiency introduced by new technologies resulted in more time and money. As a result, people could dedicate themselves more to think, explore, invent and exchange ideas. The new technologies in 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS are no different.

He added that on the platform, everything and everybody is connected, there are no gaps in the creative process. There are no stops and starts between each stage. Concept, design, simulation, manufacturing, management, sales and service are all connected and integrated in real-time.

“With 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS, separate linear processes become a continuous loop. Information on every aspect of a product or process is readily available in one place so you can get more done in less time and have more time to think and create,” Gian Paolo further added.

In addition, Gian Paolo previewed three upcoming capabilities available later this year: 1) 3D Sheet Metal Creator, which is a sheet metal design available in any browser. 2) 3D Pattern Shape Creator, a new way to create shapes based on visual programming. 3) Function-Driven Generative Design is the most advanced multi-scenario and multi-physics topology optimisation available in the market.


Executive Vice President of R&D at Dassault Systemes Florence Hu-Aubigny took the stage on the second day to present the 3DEXPERIENCE App. The App can be accessed on Tablet, PC, or Phone. According to Florence, the 3DEXPERIENCE app will empower you with full web-based utility.  Leverage the app for efficient design and machine capabilities.  

“We can connect our knowledge and know-how of the industry and transform design challenges into sustainable innovation.  The compass will be there to find you the right solution,” she said.


The third day of the event was exciting as it opened up by introducing the functionality of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Manish Kumar, SOLIDWORKS R&D Vice President at Dassault Systèmes demonstrated the design life of a product from a lawn mower company. They leveraged the design and collaborative capabilities of the platform to create a new lawn mower. Then, Injy Gadalla the Partner Development Manger from Dassault Systèmes, introduced a few companies using 3DEXPERIENCE. Mikael Kajbring, CTO of AWAKE, came on stage to share his experience with the design capabilities of the platform. They were able to effectively create self-propelling surf boards with intricate, organic shapes. Enes Caldir and Mustafa Tulu, founders of watchX spoke to the collaborative nature of the platform. The company produces Arduino/Scratch compatible wearable development boards so that customers can create their own housing.

3DEXPERIENCE World Playground

The 3DEXPERIENCE World Playground (show exhibit hall) had many workshops and hands-on experiences. The Helping Hands Workshop brought students together to develop new hand prosthetics for everyday activities. These low-tech prosthetics are important to creating affordable and easily manufacture-able prosthetics for international access and use. With the initial designs being produced to the number of 55,000 hands delivered across the world through non-profits to people in need, the new design presented at 3DEXPERIENCE World demonstrate new ways to look at a single solution.


The inaugural 3DEXPERIENCE World builds on the 20-year legacy of Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS World events dedicated to the 3D design and engineering community.  With a larger selection of learning opportunities, presentations, products and new technologies, customers, partners and communities worldwide can develop and expand their skills to become more inventive, efficient and responsive across the different processes involved in the creation of new experiences that transform how the world thinks, works and lives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to COVID‐19, Bernard Charlès, said, “We are designed to promote safety for our employees, partners and clients with innovative solutions to help them work from anywhere with the full power of 3DEXPERIENCE collaboration. Today we launched numerous new approaches to accelerate innovations in R&D, manufacturing engineering and logistics, by fully exploiting virtual twin experiences online. Empowering our large base of 3D users to collaborate from home plays a significant role in their morale as they can continue their projects and learn together with a positive horizon.”

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