Top 3 Favorite Features in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with Sawyer

By Sawyer Gara on

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has many great features but check out the video below to see which three are my favorite.

Cloud-Based

My first favorite thing about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is that it’s cloud-based. And what that means is that just from the internet browser on my computer, I’m able to interact with posts. I can look at some of the data we have saved and preview those files. You can take that a step further, though, with that cloud-based nature and go down to a cell phone.

And that means that I can still interact with the same content and I can use some of the apps that I have access to based on the roles I’m given. I can view files directly from my cell phone, I can make markups to them. I’m also able to share those markups with my team, all from my cell phone, wherever I am in the world, as long as I have internet access.

File Searching

The next thing that I like about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is just how easy it is to find the file I’m looking for in a collaborative space here. And I know I have a ton of files in here. I could give it a search term up at the top, but I can also use what is called 6W tags and these are going to give you the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the file.

For example, I know that I’m looking for a SOLIDWORKS model. So, it originally is coming from SOLIDWORKS. When was it created? I know this one was back in 2020. And as I’m doing this, it is dynamically filtering my results over here in my collaborative space to just show those files. And the last one I’m looking for is just to see if it is locked. And I know this file is locked. Again, just by combining these terms, I can find my file out of the thousands of files I have in my collaborative space.

Working with Files

The last thing that I really love about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is just how easy it is to work with the files once I find what I’m looking for.  For example, we will look at this SOLIDWORKS yoke file. I can hit the dropdown and I can open with any of the apps that I have access to based on the roles assigned to me.

Now, I might want to open this up in SOLIDWORKS and start modifying it so I could use this Design with SOLIDWORKS option. Or even easier than that, I can just do a simple drag and drop to easily open this file directly from my browser into SOLIDWORKS while also maintaining the link between the two.