How to Activate the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

In this post, we’ll show you how to activate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform so you can access the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services and wider platform offerings.


NOTE: Once you’ve activated the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can begin using the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS role as well as access the Cloud Data Management and Share & Markup tools that are part of the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.

How to Activate the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

After your order is confirmed, your company’s Platform Administrator will receive an email. This contains the terms and conditions that they’ll need to read and agree to before using the platform.

Welcome email with instructions on how to activate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

3DEXPERIENCE Activation Welcome Email

The Administrator must then click the ‘Make Me Administrator’ link in the email and log in with their 3DEXPERIENCE ID to activate your licenses and invite other members to the platform.

Check out this article to learn how to invite other users and assign them roles.


Your 3DEXPERIENCE ID is your login to the entire 3DEXPERIENCE platform. You’ll have just the one 3DEXPERIENCE ID per email address, so you can use the same one to log into any tenant and view files that you are granted access to.



3DEXPERIENCE IDs are free to create and give you access to the Dassault Systèmes communities.

These have replaced SOLIDWORKS IDs that were previously used to log into your SOLIDWORKS accounts and legacy portals and forums. Effectively, your SOLIDWORKS ID has been upgraded to a 3DEXPERIENCE ID and all of your account information will have been transferred.

What if I don’t have the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Activation Email?

If you haven’t received the email, or have misplaced it, then please contact your Account Manager or local support team, and we’ll be happy to assist.

You can find the details of your local Technical Support team at the bottom of this post.