Dassault Systèmes executives announced the company’s 3DExperience.Works portfolio at SolidWorks World 2019, held in Dallas this week. The applications on the portfolio run on the company’s 3DExperience platform and are tailored to SolidWorks users and mid-market companies.
SolidWorks executives term the set of software a “business experience platform.” It provides software solutions for every organization within a company—from design to enterprise resource management.
Use of the applications across the platform should improve collaboration, manufacturing efficiency, and business agility, he added. Companies can accomplish their work using one cohesive digital innovation environment instead of using a complex series of point solutions that requires jumping between applications and interfaces, said Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and chief executive officer for Dassault Systèmes.
3DExperience.Works connects data and streamlines processes from concept to delivery by providing dashboard templates, managed services, access to industry-focused communities and user groups, and applications specific to a variety of job roles.
The software on the platform includes 3D design, analysis, simulation, manufacturing, and ERP applications. It is available on-premise and in the public or private cloud.
“Basically, SolidWorks went shopping at Dassault Systèmes’ headquarters in France and picked technologies to incorporate into its solutions,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, chief executive officer of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks.
“You’ve been asking for simulation and other technologies to meet the needs of today’s business environment,” he told conference-goers. “We’re uniquely able to leverage most of those needs through our own products, all with the unique SolidWorks DNA.
The new portfolio offers capabilities such as advanced simulation and sub-D modeling, Bassi said.
“3DExperience.Works expands the ease of use and simplicity of SolidWorks applications to a new category of business solutions on the 3DExperience platform,” he added.
Small and midsize firms can work within one cohesive digital innovation environment rather than using a series of solutions that requires jumping between applications and interfaces, Charlès said.
The applications on the platform connect data and streamlines processes by providing dashboard templates, managed services, access to industry-focused communities and user groups, and applications specific to a variety of job roles, he said.
Dassault Systèmes created the portfolio after it acquired IQMS, which produces a manufacturing ERP portfolio of software applications for mid-market manufacturers that has now been rebranded as DelmiaWorks.
“Small and midsized firms worldwide need digital solutions to grow but have long been challenged to find ones that are right for their size,” Charlès said. “We see the benefit the platform has quickly brought to designers using SolidWorks to expand their business.
DelmiaWorks provides a full digital thread for business operations, he added.
Meanwhile, Dassault Systèmes acquisition of Trace Software’s elecworks, set to be completed in March, brings electrical applications to the platform. Users can create schematic designs and control panel design and conduct small-wiring capabilities. Included in the elecworks deal, Dassault Systèmes will also now own a library that holds over 500,000 electric symbols and data for design components.