Georgia Tech recently announced that it purchased 10,000 licenses for Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE to support its engineering community in designing the next wave of innovative design works.
3DEXPERIENCE is a software platform that combines design invention, digital manufacturing, cyber-physical modeling, and visualization. The investment marks 12 years of collaboration between Georgia Tech and Dassault Systèmes, a leader in the 3D design industry, including 3D Digital Mock-Up, Product Lifecycle Management, and 3D design development software.
The licenses were obtained for students, educators, and design professionals as a way to collaborate through workshops, education, summer camps, and research and development. Approximately 5,000 of the licenses will be used for education, while the remaining 5,000 licenses will be used by the Aerospace Systems Design Lab to develop solutions to objectives set by the US Army Research Lab.
The new software is an upgrade to Georgia Tech’s current tools. It's similar in capabilities to the top software within the aerospace and automotive industries. The university hopes the investment provides students with a better understanding of the global engineering industry and its evolution.
The new investment also gives Georgia Tech a further reach. Professors are able to mentor students from across the country by using the software system as a basis for content and application. The program is cloud-based and offers both design and manufacturing infrastructure, which further supports professors in educating all students, local or at a distance, on the broad engineering process.
Overall, 3DEXPERIENCE is expected to save the university valuable resources by streamlining the design, verification, and validation processes, and by simplifying design and manufacturing complexities. It is expected to accelerate the development of innovative designs through this process, at a time when tens of thousands of engineers are entering their retirement years.
The collaborative effort seeks to provide the world with a strong and competent engineering workforce to stand on the shoulders of their predecessors and tackle new design horizons.