3D Designer for Education

Cloud-based portfolio of 3D Design Apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for both Educators and Students

3D Designer for Education

3D Designer for Education is a collection of 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform roles and apps created for schools, educators and their students to collaborate seamlessly on a single platform.

3D Designer for Education provides more than just a CAD modeling tool—the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will change the way educators teach students and how students communicate with their peers.

Designed for Educators and Students

3D Designer for Education is here to support educators and students by helping them think differently and dream bigger. The technology landscape evolves and changes at a rapid pace, and educational institutions need to keep their educators and students ahead of the curve. 3D Designer for Education enables the workforce of the future with a suite of cloud-based apps specifically cultivated to prepare them for the workplace of tomorrow.

  • Unite schools, educators, and students into a single framework for sustainable innovation
  • Provides apps to design, refine, organize, manage, and collaborate on content in real-time
  • Innovate, collaborate and create great designs anytime, anywhere, from any device—including Macs and mobile devices
  • Utilize advanced time-saving features and technology like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • All in-the-cloud with zero installation and no extra IT efforts

Learn about Education and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

3D Designer for Education Capabilities

Flexible design workflows and real-time collaboration

  • Save on the Cloud

    Save your CAD data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and make it available to all solutions on the platform.

  • Review tasks and data

    Review tasks and open design data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

  • Share your design data

    Enable stakeholders to use your design data along with all available business data in the cloud.

  • Collaborate on any device

    Share your 3D designs within your education establishment from any device, at any time.

  • Perform Lifecycle Operations

    Search, explore, and select relevant design contexts from a web browser, and perform lifecycle operations including revise, release and lock/unlock.

  • Manage on the Cloud

    View, share, annotate, discuss and manage designs from anywhere, at any time and on any device with a web browser.

  • Visualize online

    Visualize 3D components instantly from any web-enabled device. Navigate tabular and 3D design data simultaneously and easily validate the differences between two product structures.

  • Seamless Interaction

    Avoid rework and data translation errors through seamless interaction with 3DEXPERIENCE design tools such as 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor.

  • Securely Manage & Revise

    Securely manage your data and all facets of your product development process on the platform. Control revisions with specialized tools.

  • Work in your browser

    Work entirely in a web browser, giving you the freedom to design anytime, anywhere, with no need for installation.

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3D Designer for Education Roles

Discover the six 3D Design Roles included with the education package


3D Creator

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Creator Role is an easy-to-use cloud-based modeler enabling designers / engineers to create, review and evaluate 3D models.


3D Sculptor

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Sculptor Role allows you to design 3D organic shapes quickly and easily with an intuitive cloud modeling solution

3DEXPERIENCE 3DSwymer Collaborative Space


The 3DSwymer 3DEXPERIENCE Role allows you to connect and collaborate in a single platform on the cloud, enabling your entire organization to stay up to date and innovate.

Collaborative designer for SOLIDWORKS

Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS® connects SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform for data management and collaboration between users

3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Industry Innovator Role

Collaborative Industry Innovator

The Collaborative Industry Innovator Role is a scalable, online environment for managing product design, multi-physics simulation and manufacturing process planning.

3DEXPERIENCE Project Planner

Project Planner

3DEXPERIENCE Project Planner accelerates idea to completion by connecting team members with a schedule to meet key milestones and delivery dates.


Student Access beyond the Classroom

Learn anytime, anywhere with 3D Designer for Education



Students want to access 3D design tools outside the classroom, day or night. Students work with other departments or collaborate on projects in other cities or countries. Computer labs are over crowded and access needs to be flexible. Educators also need to offer classes online.

No IT Overhead

Using the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform solves several hardware issues. Students are now empowered to choose their own device when using the platform, anytime, anywhere. All educators and students need to access the platform is a high-speed internet connection. Schools will no longer have to stretch IT budgets on large software installations and hardware upgrades. With the entire platform in the secure cloud, there is no installation required, no overhead and no more time spent on annual updates.

Student Cloud Access

Any qualifying institution can provide cloud-access to students for off-campus use, freeing up lab resources and allowing students to work from anywhere.

Student Access Benefits

Student Access licenses can be used to support independent study courses, distance learning programs, and articulation agreements. Cloud licenses do not require connecting to the school server:

  • Instructors: Instructors can assign homework, prepare remotely, use licenses for distance learning or independent study students, prepare for their own certification exams, and practice SOLIDWORKS skills during school breaks.
  • Students: Students can work from anywhere, complete assignments during off-hours, use licenses for independent study or distance learning courses, articulate with college programs, prepare for certification exams, build personal portfolios, and participate in student competitions.

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.