SOLIDWORKS Connected provides access to all the 3DEXPERIENCE services and apps that you are entitled to use based on your role.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform uses named user licensing. A license is assigned when an administrator grants a role to you. A role determines what 3DEXPERIENCE services and apps you are entitled to use. You can use your license on any device. The license is not tied to a particular machine.

For details, see DS Licensing Essentials.


When you install SOLIDWORKS Connected for the first time, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform prompts you to download and install the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher. The Launcher is a background service that helps native apps, such as SOLIDWORKS Connected, access the platform. The Launcher icon shows in the Windows System Tray after it installs.

For details, see 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher. Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.