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3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS (SaaS) vs. SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service (SHaas) Explained

Solidworks / November 29, 2022

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is one of the most popular tools in the Dassault Systems and SOLIDWORKS arsenal. It is a comprehensive platform that allows users to create, edit, and manage 3D models, drawings, and reports. 3DEXPERIENCE also provides tools for collaboration and communication among team members.

Many manufacturers and design firms are struggling to decide between the new 3DEXPERIENCE platfrom and their existing desktop SOLIDWORKS solutions. Here’s what you should know about some of the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS vs SOLIDWORKS.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Advantages

Bundling multiple design apps with 3DEXPERIENCE offers is a great way for users to get the most out of the platform.

3DEXPERIENCE is a comprehensive platform that allows users to create, edit, and manage 3D models, drawings, and reports, now with offers from Converge Design that gives you all the apps you need for your workflow.

3DEXPERIENCE Bundle and Options

3DEXPERIENCE also provides tools for collaboration and communication among team members. This includes:

  • 3D Creator
  • 3D Sculptor
  • 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Professional
  • And more!

SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service Advantages

This option gives you the same desktop software you know and love, but in a hosted environment that has been tested and secured to ensure your data is safe.  You also have the ability to collaborate online via SOLIDWORKS PDM to ensure that there is no confusion about which data file is accurate.

SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service Bundles and Options

You can bundle together various products and services using the SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service model. You get the desktop software plus the ability to add adminstrative services that remove the burden of managing software updates.  You can also bring cloud-hosted PDM into the mix to improve team collaboration regarding product design files.

What are the advantages of moving Product Development to the Cloud

The cloud has changed everything for product development. Gone are the days when you had to install software on your own hardware and manage the entire process yourself. With the cloud, you can access your product development tools from anywhere in the world. You can also share your products with team members without having to worry about maintaining separate installations. This saves you time and money and puts more computing in your team’s hands for better workflows. You also get the following advantages:

  • Automatic Updates: The cloud enables you to update your product development tools without having to worry about installing them yourself.

Scalability: Cloud PDM can handle an unlimited number of users and projects.

  • Built-in Data Management: It offers built-in tools for managing data and projects.
  • Product and Project Management: The cloud offers comprehensive product and project management tools.
  • Collaboration: Both 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS hosted as a service enables you to collaborate with team members from anywhere in the world.

The list above isn’t comprehensive, but it is a good list to help you make a decision.

Power Up Your Product Design Experience with SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service or the 3DEXPERINCE Platform working with Converge Design

When it comes to product development, there’s no substitute for the power of the cloud. That’s why Converge Design offers multiple cloud-hosted CAD solutions. Our cloud-hosted CAD solutions give you the power to work with your product development tools from anywhere in the world. You can also use our tools to manage data and projects with ease. Plus, our tools are scalable, so you can handle an unlimited number of users and projects.

Contact us today and let us guide you to make the best decision between the  3DEXPERIENCE Platform (SaaS) and SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service (SHaaS)  and speak with a CAD expert.