Advanced Simulation (UXU)

Extends the simulation capabilities within domain-specific roles, such as design and engineering, providing engineers, students and educators with the ability to collaboratively solve complex engineering problems spanning multiple scales and disciplines.

Advanced Simulation has been available since R2018x FD01.

5 commercial roles are embedded within this academic role.

Trigram Name Description Shot
FLA Fluid Mechanics Analyst NEW Fluid Mechanics Analyst brings Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) capabilities to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, extending simulation capabilities to modeling fluid flow and heat... Screenshot
SMU Mechanical Analyst NEW The Mechanical Analyst uses advanced finite element simulation techniques to understand and validate complex engineering problems. With extensive toolset to enhance productivity... Screenshot
SMA Assembly Modeling Specialist NEW Assembly Modeling Specialist (SMA) adds capability to a base role that enables the user to easily manage model structure for large assemblies of parts and meshes, either created... Screenshot
SML Simulation Geometry Modeler NEW Simulation Geometry Modeler (SML) Extension Role adds capability a base role to enable users who have no access to CATIA geometrical modeler to get the minimum set of tools... Screenshot
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer NEW Structural Analysis Engineer equips the Design Engineer with all the tools needed to conduct structural static, frequency, buckling, modal dynamic response, and structural... Screenshot

Academic-specific limitations

Digital tagging (also known as "watermarking")

Files produced by the academic version of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform may be digitaly marked preventing their usage onto a commercial installation.


The realistic simulation applications that are part of this role include the same functions as our commercial codes.

Model sizes are limited to 250,000 nodes for structural and plastics models, and 1,000,000 nodes for computational fluid dynamics simulations. User subroutines are not supported.

Jobs must be executed on the same machine as the open Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Parallel processing: Role includes support for execution on up to 4-cores for structures and plastics and 8-cores for fluids. Increased parallelization is not available.

Known issues

Advanced Simulation

The following Apps from the Advanced Simulation Role are visible in the Compass, but are not yet supported and should not be used:

  • Job Monitor
  • Results Analytics
  • Station Administration
  • Multiscale Experiment
  • Station Launcher