Design and Engineering (UXD)

Extends 3DEXPERIENCE Essentials with the capability to automate the modeling of parts produced using specific manufacturing processes, such as sheet metal, stamping, composites and molding or routed systems comprising pipes, tubes and wires. In addition, Design and Engineering automates the associative design of tooling, which is required to actually produce such parts and systems.

32 commercial roles are embedded within this academic role.

Trigram Name Description Shot
ELG Electrical 3D Systems Designer An integrated 3D electrical development environment which enables the physical design of wire harnesses and cabling in the context of the Digital Mock-Up Screenshot
HXD Human Experience Designer NEW Screenshot
EMP Electrical Harness Manufacturing Engineer Generate a flattened definition of the 3D wire harness design to create manufacturing form-boards and harness documentation Screenshot
FLG Fluid 3D Systems Designer An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the Digital Mockup Screenshot
M3D 3DMaster Designer One single full 3D product definition for manufacturing without drawing documents Screenshot
SMW SheetMetal Designer It provides an associative feature-based modeling, making it possible to design sheet metal representations in concurrent engineering Screenshot
GDE Function Driven Generative Designer Explore and generate lightweight shapes, on target, with a design solution addressing both additive and conventional manufacturing processes. Screenshot
MES Mechanical & Shape Designer A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects, including advanced & complex surface design Screenshot
SMH Hydroformed SheetMetal Designer It provides an associative feature-based modeling making it possible to design sheet metal representations in concurrent engineering Screenshot
KPO Product Optimization Designer Optimize product creation and definition, respecting key performance indicators Screenshot
KHC Quality Rules Designer Create & Define enterprise rules, respecting company standards and best practices Screenshot
KDI Template Designer Create a define Engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior & parameters and reuse as generative Screenshot
CBA Composites Braiding Designer the "Composites Braiding Designer" role is a powerful role-based on 3D-Braiding process application which allows designers to accelerate the design of composites parts Screenshot
CDF Composites Engineer Deprecated role replaced by Composites Designer Manufacturer (CDL) Screenshot
FDE Fasteners Designer Fasteners Designer is a role dedicated to the design and instantiation of fasteners across all industries Screenshot
MTG Mold & Tooling Designer Design, Detail and Validate Injection Mold Screenshot
VSO Reverse Shape Optimizer Reverse Shape Optimizer optimizes virtual 3D shapes from simulation results or digitized real operating or manufacturing conditions. Screenshot
DFR Stamping Die Designer Design for manufacturing of best in class stamping die tool Screenshot
CTN Structural Package Designer The Structural Package Designer role enables designers to create and modify packages with accuracy. It offers a highly productive and intuitive design environment providing different tools to fulfill packaging needs Screenshot
PED Product Enclosure Designer Product Enclosure Designer / Leverage design intent with engineering excellence Screenshot
CDD Product Industrial Designer Product Industrial Designer is the complete and unified industrial design solution to boost creativity, design and qualify and reduce time-to-market. Screenshot
FFX Class A Expert Class A Expert add-on process, provides specific Surface Modeling apps, fnctions and analysis tools to create and modify Class A surfaces Screenshot
ICD Class A Modeler Class A Modeler: State of the art and intergated Class-A surface modeling solution combining the power of CATIA with the precision of ICEM Screenshot
FFS Aesthetical Shape Modeler Aesthetical Shape Modeler extension provides specific surface modeling apps to achieve increased shape quality and precision Screenshot
VXP Product Experience Presenter Create and play visual 3D product experiences to explore packaging and product variations Screenshot
RPE Virtual & Physical Prototyper Virtual Physical Prototyper: Create rapid prototypes and 3D-prints or visualize physical objects with reverse engineering Screenshot
IME Plastic Injection Engineer NEW A Simulation Role for Engineers to evaluate and improve plastic part and mold tooling designs by simulating the filling, packing, and warpage and the mold’s cooling system. Screenshot
SLL Structural Engineer NEW An intuitive Design Simulation role for Design Engineers providing comprehensive linear structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the product development process Screenshot
SCI Composites Simulation Engineer A Simulation Extension Role for Analysts who validate the structural integrity of products made of composite materials by directly reusing composite properties defined by the designer 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. 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
EMA Ergonomist Create highly specific lifelike manikins 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.