What was previously called SolidWorks World is now 3DExperience World, a name change that will take some time for SolidWorks devotees to adjust to but shows that Dassault Systèmes signalled a desire to transform SolidWorks from a largely independent subsidiary revolving around a single product into an integrated part of the larger ecosystem.
Gian Paolo Bassi, SolidWorks CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said, “Any intent to transition SolidWorks to completely a cloud-based product? There is no such intent. But the cloud is our optimal method to give our customer amazing new possibilities, like high-end simulation. How else can we offer this capability? We will offer you the ability to work on desktop as long as you want. But just like today nobody can think of a household without internet, the entire world is going in that direction of cloud-hosted products.”
Dassault Systèmes announced at the event the upcoming launch of two offers. The offers are called: 3DExperience SolidWorks for Makers and 3DExperience SolidWorks for Students. The offers will provide makers and students with cloud-based access to the world’s most powerful digital environment for design, engineering and collaborative innovation.
3DExperience SolidWorks for Makers brings makers, mentors and ideas together to create, connect and collaborate. Digital hobbyists can innovate using 3DExperience SolidWorks Professional, 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor applications, and share their personal projects with the global Makers Community Madein3D – curated by Dassault Systèmes with the participation of makers, influencers and innovators – for help and inspiration.
3DExperience SolidWorks for Students helps prepare students for employability in a highly competitive job market by developing the engineering, collaboration, project management and data intelligence skills that are highly sought after by industry today. The offer, which can be used from anywhere, features 3DExperience SolidWorks Student, 3D Designer Student and Collaborative Business and Industry Innovator applications, access to a global online community of peers and experts on the 3DExperience platform, and two industry recognised certifications.
The virtual 3DExperience World 2021 was attended by more than 35 000 attendees. Although it was different than the in-person experience, the event offered equally informative keynote sessions, free certification exams, stories from SolidWorks customers using 3DExperience Works portfolio of tools, and much more.