Installing the 3DEXPERIENCE Apps

Prerequisites for installing the 3DEXPERIENCE apps are:
  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform credentials.

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

  • A web browser.
  • A full product installation of SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP0 or later.
  • A full product installation of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard or Professional 2020 SP3 or later.

To install the 3DEXPERIENCE apps:

  1. Close SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
  2. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    If your company has an on-premises 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 Design with SOLIDWORKS.

  5. Follow the prompts to download and install Design with SOLIDWORKS and other apps associated with your assigned role. Install the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher if prompted.
  6. To use Design with SOLIDWORKS or Render with 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 apps, see Uninstalling Design with SOLIDWORKS in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance.

The uninstall steps also apply to the Render with SOLIDWORKS Visualize add-in.

The installer for the Design with SOLIDWORKS and Render with Visualize apps downloads a non-Java-based PLM Collaborative Services (PLMCSA) client, which enables the integration between the apps and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This client replaces the Java-based Integration Exchange Framework client (IEF).

To switch to the Java-based IEF client, see Switching to Java-Based IEF Client in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance.

Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.