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3DExperience SimulatioN

Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SIMULIA delivers realistic simulation applications that enable users to reveal the world we live in.



3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Solutions, powered by SIMULIA, empower you to accelerate design innovation by solving engineering challenges for your SOLIDWORKS 3D designs with full data associativity. You can perform any structural analysis tasks with confidence, from the simplest linear static analysis to the most complex nonlinear drop test and impact analyses, by leveraging the built-in market-proven Abaqus solver technology.



3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Solutions allow you to run simulations on either your local machine or in the cloud while leveraging the growing suite of apps available on the platform aiming to help you with all facets of creating innovative, successful products.

Guided Setup

Guided simulation setup with a customizable User Assistant panel for fast adoption and reduced learning curve.

Abaqus Technology

Built-in Abaqus technology for linear, nonlinear, static, quasi-static, dynamic, linear, and non-linear materials.

Collaborative & Secure

Single, centralized, secure location on the cloud for all your engineering data, enabling the right people to access the right information.


Impact Analysis

Impact analysis to understand which inputs and tools were used to generate your results and whether or not they are in-sync.

Seamless Integration

Integrated with 3DPlay and Physics Simulation Review for lightweight visualization of the geometry and simulation results.

Custom Dashboards

Build your own simulation dashboard, view all of your recent simulation content, and track any running jobs.


What is SIMULIA?

SIMULIA, a Dassault Systèmes brand, delivers realistic simulation applications (such as Abaqus) that enable users to explore real-world behavior of product, nature and life. SIMULIA applications accelerate the process of evaluating the performance, reliability and safety of materials and products before committing to physical prototypes.


SIMULIAWORKS is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio; it is for all size businesses (small, medium, or large companies) to solve all types of simulation problems, to bring new and innovative products to market before their competition.

How is it integrated and associative with SOLIDWORKS?

There are two possible workflows with SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIAWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform:

1.) SOLIDWORKS Connector lets the user save and manage SOLIDWORKS geometry on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform directly from SOLIDWORKS. There is full associativity between the SOLIDWORKS CAD and the SIMULIA simulation model both saved and managed on the platform.

2.) 3DEXPERIENCE Import lets the user save SOLIDWORKS geometry in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Associativity exists between the SOLIDWORKS CAD model saved locally and the simulation model saved on the platform.

What FEA Solver is under the hood?

3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Solutions use the Abaqus FEA solver, which is different from solver technology used by existing SOLIDWORKS Simulation (Cosmos). Abaqus, developed by the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand since 1978, is a worldwide leader in structural simulation (especially non-linear analysis). Its highly respected FEA solver is used by leading companies in many industries (aerospace, automotive, high-tech, and more) to perform virtual testing and design certification.

Where is the simulation data stored?

Simulation data is stored on your 3DEXPERIENCE tenant. That means that you and your colleagues can access your simulation data, material, results from anywhere at any time.

How can I communicate my study results with others?

Once you complete a simulation, you may be interested in communicating the model and simulation results to others both inside and outside your company. You can share your simulation findings on Swym communities. Additionally, you and your collaborators will have the ability to visualize the simulation results in 3D from a simple web browser.

Not sure what you need?

Contact us to speak with a knowledgeable 3D solutions specialist. 

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