3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Roles – How are They Similar or Different than SOLIDWORKS Desktop?

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3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Role(s) were launched and made available for purchase in July. If you are an existing <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS user or someone who is very familiar with <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS, you may wonder what are they and how are they different from <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD packages? With today’s post, I want to address these questions and help you learn a bit more about these roles.

First it is important to know that 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS has <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS CAD built at the heart of it. However, it is much more than CAD. 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS roles are complete solutions with built-in and secure cloud data management and collaboration.

3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Roles are transformational and move users from product thinking to platform thinking and also make it possible to connect people, ideas, data and solutions in a single collaborative and interactive cloud environment, available to you at all times and from any device.

As a user, this means you can continue to use the <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS CAD you love, but then collaborate securely without friction with your colleagues and partners and benefit from their knowledge and know-how.  It means you can further extend capability of <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS with interoperable solutions available on 3DEXPERIENCE Platform that work seamlessly together to give you the best experience.

Let us now dig a bit deeper and look at the some of the key differences:

 Licensing: The licensing is managed and assigned directly on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. The admin assumes a platform administrator role and gets his own dashboard to manage users and understand license usage and consumption. He can additionally perform other administrative tasks (e.g. define user groups, access rules, map CAD parameters, set communities etc.). You can read more on 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS licensing, on a previous blog, and learn about the Platform Adminstration here.  Installation: The entire workflow around installing <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS is greatly simplified. The user installs it directly from the platform onto his or her machine and requires just two clicks to install. Once installed, the <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS application can then launch directly from the platform. You get more frequent updates, and all updates are pushed onto the platform, ready to install by the user on next launch.  This makes the entire process straightforward for both users and adminstrators.  Integrated Cloud Product Lifecycle Management: All data you create using 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS is saved on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform’s secure collaborative space and is lifecycle-managed. The data can be easily found using powerful 3DSearch from within <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS application. There is no more browsing through directories or worrying about having files scattered across directories. New File options for opening, saving make working with 3DEXPERIENCE platform seamless and integral. If you have been thinking about your <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS file and need to use it some disconnected legacy application- there is an option to export the file in <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>solidworks file formats along with other common formats. The integrated 3DEXPERIENCE session window makes it very easy to perform data and lifecycle management tasks within the context of your design session. You can even use 3DTasks to manage your design workflow.

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