Bringing Innovation and Industry into the Classroom

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia is an advanced product innovation platform designed for use across a variety of academic departments. It offers the ideal infrastructure for bringing industry-endorsed practices into learning. Encompassing comprehensive CAD, CAM and CAE capabilities, the platform provides powerful solutions for managing collaborative work and joint innovation. Fully modular, the platform can be adopted either in full or for a specific component.

Through an intuitive, web-based user interface, educators can easily create domestic or international collaborative environments, such as student projects or exams, and assign roles to participants. Students can start projects on campus, continue at home, and discuss issues over online communities or screen-sharing sessions. The platform ensures that they always have access to the latest version of their work.

3DEXPERIENCE for Academia provides a proven environment for deploying digital labs involving realistic virtual 3D equipment, coupled bi-directionally with real remote devices. By creating an Internet of Things (IoT) across dispersed pools of learners, educators, devices and content, the platform opens new horizons for innovative educational practices, such as distant learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and flipped learning.

While the cloud version is especially relevant for institutions with limited IT support, an on premise option is now available for those looking for extended integration within their own operating environment. Both options offer equivalent functionality, including social and collaborative capabilities. Both provide the same scope for scaling from focused to multipurpose use.


3DEXPERIENCE Essentials is a broad application set built upon the Business and Industry Innovation foundation, encompassing a vast set of Dassault Systèmes solutions.

The ideal basis for universities or technical colleges to support their transition toward project-based learning or student centered learning, 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials provides a complete digital framework for team-based ideation, contextual learning, collective innovation, solution creation and various methods for project evaluation.

New additions focus on various aspects of powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing, including nesting, automated support design and laser path optimization. New cutting tool design functions extend the broad set of subtractive manufacturing capabilities.


Design and Engineering extends 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials with the capability to automate the modeling of parts produced using specific manufacturing processes, such as sheet metal, composites, and molding or routed systems comprising pipes, tubes and wires. In addition, Design and Engineering automates the associative design of tooling which is required to actually produce such parts and systems.

Essential to teaching modern development practices in industries such as foundry, automotive, and aerospace, Design and Engineering is also an ideal solution for learning and teaching industrial design and styling. It brings advanced capabilities seen as critical in several national manufacturing initiatives: topological optimization in support of additive manufacturing, an end-to-end packaging solution to further reduce new product time-to-market, and various simulation capabilities for plastic injection parts, fluid dynamics and composite optimization.


Architecture and Civil Engineering is a new set of capabilities expanding the powerful collaborative framework of 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials in the construction and offshore and shipbuilding industries.

Especially targeting early project stages, it provides schools of architecture and departments of civil engineering with an integrative Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment to harmonize interactions between creative architects, architectural engineers, and fabrication and construction engineers.

Powerful methods for conducting multidisciplinary trade studies help optimize the overall structure of ships, buildings, dams, stadiums, and bridges. New steel structure analysis and routed systems modeling capabilities further facilitate structure, HVAC, fluid and electrical engineering.


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