Architecture and Civil Engineering (UXA)

A set of capabilities that further expand the powerful collaborative framework of 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials for the construction and offshore and shipbuilding industries.

17 commercial roles are embedded within this academic role.

Trigram Name Description Shot
M3D 3DMaster Designer One single full 3D product definition for manufacturing without drawing documents Screenshot
KDI Template Designer Create a define Engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior & parameters and reuse as generative Screenshot
ACG Accommodation Designer Layout and design of compartment spaces, complete with ceilings, coverings, doors and windows Screenshot
SAO Space Allocation Architect An industry-tailored role for the arrangement of ships general equipment, including safety zones, building zones and rooms Screenshot
SEL Steel and Equipment Layout Designer Steel and Equipment Layout Designer supports metallic structure detail design and positioning of component Screenshot
STR Structure Designer Structure Designer supports metallic structure design from preliminary design to detail design Screenshot
MLT 3D MEP Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design and engineer detailed MEP systems for construction Screenshot
ADL Architectural Detail Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design detailed architectural projects for fabrication and construction Screenshot
STV Building Structures Designer A comprehensive set of applications to design detailed building structures for construction Screenshot
CIV Civil Engineer A comprehensive set of applications to design, review and collaborate around a civil infrastructure project Screenshot
BDG Concept Building Designer A comprehensive set of conceptual design applications to model and present a building project Screenshot
SFA Steel Structure Engineer A Role Extension for Analysis Engineers integrated with CATIA Structure Functional Design to use finite element techniques to assess the structural integrity of steel structures such as ships, buildings and bridges subject to a wide range of loading conditions to guide design decisions Screenshot
DRD Structural Professional 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
FOF Converter for IFC SEnable users to reuse, share and migrate data from IFC to 3DEXPERIENCE platform Screenshot
FOY Converter for CityGML Screenshot
FOD Converter for Civil3D Screenshot
FOV Converter for Revit 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.

Immersive capabilities

Immersive Visual Experience (IHD) tokens are not available in academic environments to support immersive walls and caves.

Head Mounted Devices do not require the use of IHD tokens in academic environments.