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.

7 commercial roles are embedded within this academic role.

Trigram Name Description Shot
SMA Assembly Modeling Specialist A Simulation Extension Role for Analysts that create large and complex finite element assemblies requiring automated modeling techniques and the collaborative efforts of several engineering teams Screenshot
SML Simulation Geometry Modeler A Simulation Extension Role for Analysts who create geometry for simulations using parametric or direct modeling techniques Screenshot
PXA Abaqus Specialist NEW post GA Connect Abaqus with 3DEXPERIENCE and leverage the best capabilities of each Screenshot
MDA Additive Manufacturing Researcher NEW post GA Provide advanced process simulation capability for Additive Manufacturing. Screenshot
SMU Mechanical Analyst A Simulation Role for the Analyst that uses advanced finite element simulation techniques to understand and validate complex engineering problems Screenshot
FMK Fluid Dynamics Engineer A Simulation Role for Engineers who perform routine fluid flow and thermal calculations to guide design modifications and explore innovative design concepts. Note: All the capabilities offered in Fluid Mechanics Analyst Role (FLA) which was previously available before R2019x WWGA have been merged into Fluid Dynamics Engineer (FMK) role starting R2019xGA. The migration details are available in LPN. Going forward, there will be only one Mainstream CFD role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform - Fluid Dynamics Engineer (FMK). Fluid Mechanics Analyst role will be Withdrawn. Screenshot
DRD Structural Analysis Engineer A Design Simulation Role which provides comprehensive structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the Design Engineering process and guide design decisions. 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