Installing the 3DEXPERIENCE Add-Ins

Prerequisites for installing the 3DEXPERIENCE add-ins are:
  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform credentials.

    You can sign in with your SOLIDWORKS ID and password if it uses the email address your Administrator used to invite you to 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

  • A web browser.
  • The 64-bit version of the Java 11 JRE component or higher.
  • A full product installation of SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP0 or later.
  • A full product installation of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard or Professional 2020 SP3 or later

To install the 3DEXPERIENCE add-ins:

  1. Before you begin, exit SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
  2. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    If your company has an on-premise installation, contact your Administrator to get the sign-in link.

  3. On the top bar of the 3DDashboard, click the Compass .
  4. Under Me, click SOLIDWORKS.

  5. Follow the prompts to download and install the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher and more add-in components.

    The add-in components available to you depend on your platform roles. They download sequentially, so keep your browser window open and watch for prompts.

  6. To use the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector for SOLIDWORKS or the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector for SOLIDWORKS Visualize for the first time:
    1. Return to the 3DDashboard in your browser.
    2. Click the Compass and click SOLIDWORKS or SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
    3. Log in if required.

To uninstall the 3DEXPERIENCE add-ins, see Uninstalling 3DEXPERIENCE Connector for SOLIDWORKS Client. The uninstall steps also apply to the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector for SOLIDWORKS Visualize.