Dassault Systemes puts 3D software on the cloud


Dassault Systemes, a €three-billion French business enterprise providing 3-d design software program, has brought the software program, 3DEXPERIENCE, at the cloud to clients in India, in step with Samson Khaou, Managing Director, Dassault Systemes India Pvt Ltd.

3DEXPERIENCE allows clients to capture all factors of a product layout, simulation, and production techniques along with its answer for industries such as aerospace, defense, industrial engineering, and transportation, he said.

3DEXPERIENCE become being supplied on the client’s premises and is now to be had underneath Platform-as-a-Service on a monthly subscription, he stated. The employer expects small and medium organizations and the begin-united states of America to apply the cloud model; he instructed newspapers, simultaneously launching 3DEXPERIENCE on wheels roadshow, a cell front room with the platform demonstrations of product layout, simulation, and production operations.


Nearly 80 in line with a scent of Dassault’s software program portfolio is available on the cloud. Customers can choose either the on-premise or cloud model. “We have launched the cloud version in India and hope that the pace of adoption of cloud will accelerate towards give up of this yr given market capability right here. Cloud model might be one of the potential drivers for us in India,” he said.

Khaou flagged off the ‘3DEXPERIENCE on Wheels’ with the automobile traveling Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra connecting the manufacturing hubs.

The subsequent 90 days will cover 10 districts in these States that are predominant hubs of automotive, aerospace, defense, and commercial manufacturing groups.

“With this marketing campaign, we are trying to join over a hundred and fifty potential SMEs and offer them an outline on the possibilities of product design to simulation and streamlining operations and manufacturing system on 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” he stated.


In India, Dassault has almost eight,000 clients, including Hyundai, Ford, Ashok Leyland, and 1,500 educational institutions.

Solidworks Vs. AutoCADFrom my first day in engineering school until my previous position as an engineering manager, I have gotten to test Solidworks vs. AutoCAD side by side. I have used AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3d, and the latest versions of Solidworks. Autodesk owns AutoCAD, and Dassault Systemes owns Solidworks. From a company standpoint, each company has several products/divisions.

To start, each company has ventured outside of CAD products which I can’t speculate on because I don’t quite understand how or if the other products are related to their CAD products and how it ties into their greater strategy. Autodesk owns 4 CAD products that I’m aware of. The other 3 include; Inventor, Revit, and 3ds Max. Dassault Systemes owns only 1 other product; Catia. From a company perspective, I confide with Dassault Systemes. They focus on a very narrow but large market, particularly mechanical engineers and aerospace engineers. On the other hand, Autodesk seems to be trying to fill holes in the market and overextending itself. Their original product was great, 2d drafting software that worked best for architecture and buildings.

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Here is my Solidworks vs. AutoCAD take. Solidworks is much better suited for designing complex systems and machines, and AutoCAD 3d is much better suited for civil engineers and those who design less complex systems. It is much less automated and more difficult to change things on the fly. The analogy I would give is Solidworks is like a word processor, and AutoCAD is like a typewriter. Since Solidworks is feature-driven, features can be edited in context, and the user can see how the changes affect the entire system. Solidworks has many tools that mimic the actual manufacturing processes, for example, hole wizard.

This is essentially like an entire drill, tap, countersink and counterbore index and allows the user to place complex hole patterns in seconds. It also has a built-in library of all of the standard and some non-standard hardware. This makes it quite easy to automate the design process. I have personally saved all of the hardware in the default Solidworks library that we use in our inventory and given it the corresponding inventory part number so I can pick and pull and place parts.

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