Collaborative Industry Innovator

  • Industry Innovator provides apps and services that connect all users in the industry value chain together – to organize, manage and collaborate on content in real-time and in a secured manner. The role includes a single repository to store, share and manage content, search and find relevant data and information, navigate through a product data set, easily view and compare 3D content.

    Industry Innovator is based upon a common data model for design/engineering, manufacturing/production and simulation processes. Its online environment helps medium to large companies bring more innovative products to market faster.

    When used for 3DEXPERIENCE® CATIA® and XCAD, Industry Innovator is the only technology in the market that supports “data-driven design.”


  • Manage and Share Content for Effective Collaboration – Distributed team members can share any content in a very simplified way using the 3DSpace app. The app enables users to create and manage collaborative spaces, add members with different right levels, and provide direct access to any stored content including CATIA®, SOLIDWORKS®, DELMIA®, SIMULIA®, ENOVIA® and multi-CAD content.

    Data Management – Industry Innovator manages all authoring content created using 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, DELMIA®, SIMULIA® apps in one unique environment and one single database. It promotes collaboration across different teams and disciplines (design, manufacturing, simulation) using similar content management tools (versioning, maturity, lock / unlock, etc.). Industry Innovator automatically determines assembly components that are out-of-date, delivering the right context quickly for accurate and fast updates.

    Multi-CAD Data Management – Industry Innovator in conjunction with 3D Component Designer manages content created with MCAD applications including CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS, NX, Creo Parametric, AutoCAD, Solid Edge and Inventor as well as ECAD applications from Cadence Allegro, Mentor Graphics and Zuken.

    Manage IP Collaboratively – Industry Innovator provides services to manage content lifecycle in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform supporting structured and global product development process. The service includes the ability to create, modify, open, save, duplicate, create iterations and versions, lock/unlock, and delete content
    among others.

    Promote IP Reuse – Unstructured classification can be done with “user defined” tags. Content can also be classified in libraries using an appropriate taxonomy. With each of these approaches, users can access design components for reuse.

    Enjoy Immersive Business Intelligence- Key performance indicators (KPIs) can be highlighted directly on the 3D design model, using the B.I. Essential tool. Various stakeholders can visualize and present information quickly, displaying specific attributes obtained from various 3DEXPERIENCE apps. Examples include regulatory compliance, failure rate, program risk level, and product lifecycle

    Design Even When the Network is Unavailable – Users of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, SIMULIA and DELMIA apps can work temporarily without an online connection. IP protection is preserved even when offline since authentication is requested to work and access data. Working offline is limited to 30 days. This period corresponds to the maximum time allowed for local license reservations.

    Collaborative Tasks – Users can easily organize, optimize, access and execute their work with a simple “one-step” task creation that can reference files or existing objects already available in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Tasks are organized on a virtual Kanban board to visually see work-in-progress and improve communication between all users. Capabilities include the ability to drag and drop attachments of related deliverables for easy access from with the task.

    Data-Driven Design with 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA – When used for 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA and XCAD *, Industry Innovator is the only technology in the market that supports “data-driven design.” Designers can author and manage design directly online with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform instead of locally on checked-out data that is potentially outdated.
    Designers confidently access the real-time virtual prototype from anywhere anytime, which helps improve their productivity and leverage global engineering talent to develop innovative products.

    Configuration Management
    When Industry Innovator is expanded with Configuration Management, the following is possible when managing 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA:
    Designers can define all product variants within a single configured product structure considering global market needs through its “design in a configured context” capability, which enables companies to achieve the simultaneous launch of products. Designers retrieve parts from impacted variants in real-time in a “max case” or “overloaded” design session to converge on the most optimum design significantly faster. This encourages design reuse enabling companies to offer more variants at lower costs.

    Regardless of the CAD tool used, the design information is available to all complimentary processes. As such, the latest design status and information is reviewable as part of processes such as requirements management, program management, sourcing, materials compliancy, and product quality.