Cloud Data Management on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Cloud Services seamlessly links SOLIDWORKS CAD information to the cloud based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, offering fresh functionality for sharing and annotating 3D designs with a wider audience

Watch below to find out more about SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services

Intoduction to Cloud Services

From July 2023, all new licenses of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, Perpetual and Term, include new capabilities in the form of “Cloud Services.”

Customers now can now leverage a fully cloud-based data management tool for storing and retrieving designs, collaborating and sharing with customers and suppliers, as well as implementing robust cloud-based revision control.

Managing your data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform removes the need for costly servers and the processes that come with them.

For existing customers, there is a low-cost upgrade available to add Cloud Services to your current license subscription(s).

How much of Cloud Services you leverage is entirely up to you.  We have segmented 3 levels of adoption – see right.

Share and Markup

The Share and Markup feature gives the ability to extend invitations to individuals of your choice, allowing them to access and annotate your 3D designs through the cloud with no need for downloads – any device with a browser will do.

This is major upgrade from eDrawings, as it requires no installation and no lengthy email feedback loops.

You can send the link without ever leaving your SOLIDWORKS Session! Streamline the collaborative process by granting others the ability to review and provide input, directly on your 3D models in real time.

In Summary

  • Share 3D files directly from SOLIDWORKS
  • No software to install for the recipient
  • All comments captured live and stored within the SOLIDWORKS model
  • Permissions withdrawn with a simple click

Store and Revise

Cloud Services provides you with online storage specifically designed to manage CAD file relationships and streamline collaboration.

It automatically manages CAD file references, dependencies, and captures custom properties.

If you work as part of team, rest assured – you can simply check out the file and for modifications, ensuring no one can overwrite your work.

Much like traditional PDM, you can bump to a new revision when you’re ready and check the file back in, sharing the updates with your colleagues, giving full traceability of the file history.

In Summary:

  • Secure online file storage
  • Automatically manage file references and dependencies
  • Capture custom properties
  • Protect against overwrites
  • Implement simple and effective revision control

Manage & Control – Advanced Adoption

For more complex data management requirements.

Cloud Services is fully equipped to meet your needs. A comprehensive suite of tools is at your disposal, facilitating formal change actions, approvals procedures and maintaining oversight of project tasks deliverables and timeframes.

In Summary:

  • Formal change actions
  • Approvals procedures
  • Project task scheduling
  • Full file and approval traceability

IT Security

Managing your data in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has some major benefits in regard to IT infrastructure & security.

Substantially reduces costs associated with:

  • Server hardware maintenance
  • Software updates
  • Backup processes
  • Dedicated server space

Utilising Dassault Systèmes‘ secure Cloud ensures an elevated level of data security, backed by advanced encryption protocols, multi-layered authentication processes and vigilant monitoring.

By harnessing the power of the Cloud and entrusting data security to Dassault Systèmes, companies can focus their resources on innovation and growth, with the assurance that their intellectual property remains safeguarded in a resilient and fortified digital environment.

Cloud Services

Quick Start - Share and Markup

Assistance to get you up and running quickly

Half day


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Cloud Services

Intermediate - Store and Revise

Off the shelf configuration

Two – Three days

£2,000 – £3,000

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Cloud Services

Advanced - Manage and Control

This will require scoping

Three  + days


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Data management always requires a discussion.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is configurable. To get the most out of it, we recommend we partner with you to configure your optimal set up. Set up can be anything from a quick start to a fully scoped and managed delivery project. Above is a guide to typical implementation types. For an accurate cost, we recommend you contact us.