Dassault Systemes 3dexperience

Dassault Systèmes SE
TypeSocietas Europaea
Euronext Paris: DSY
CAC 40 Component
IndustryCAD/CAM/CAE/ PLMSoftware
Founded1981; 41 years ago
HeadquartersVélizy-Villacoublay, France
We could not have done it without you!
Bernard Charlès(Vice-chairman and CEO)
Charles Edelstenne (Chairman)Francis Bernard(Founder and first CEO)
Products3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-up and Product lifecycle management (PLM)
Revenue €4.86 billion (2021)[1]
€774 million (2021)
Total assets €13.87 billion (end 2019)
Total equity €5.26 billion (end 2019)
Thank you for joining us in making 3DEXPERIENCE World 2022 a great success – what an amazing three days!
ParentDassault Group

We hope you were inspired by the General Sessions, and our special keynote speaker, Baking Impossible host and Astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, who provided a behind-the-scenes look at the research to which he has devoted his life, touching on the concept of time and the power of the mind.

With over 200 breakout sessions and over 40 MeetUps, there was definitely something for everyone. And speaking of skills, how about Model Mania where different teams had a chance to demonstrate their designer prowess.

Why companies are changing how they 'buy' software

Were you also able to attend Don’t Miss This Demo?

  • Enjoy the always-on SOLIDWORKS Live? There was so much to enjoy at 3DEXPERIENCE World , and impossible to take it all in.
  • We have made the replays available via the Virtual Event Platform. We are so pleased you were able to join us this year, and look forward to seeing you again next year at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2023 back in Nashville, Tennessee on February 12-15!
  • Mark Your Calendar! Join the SOLIDWORKS News&Info community for the latest news, information about upcoming events and to connect with SOLIDWORKS Brand experts.
  • Did you miss the SOLIDWORKS Live post-show recap?
  • The replay is now available for viewing! LearnDevelop, hone and expand your skills with over 300 sessions. InnovateGet inspired from industry leaders and groundbreaking thinkers. CollaborateConnect with your peers and technology partners.


  • CelebrateFuel your passion with unforgettable experiences. Connect virtual and real worlds with 3DEXPERIENCE Twin.
  • Get in touch for a consultation and a free ebook!
  • The manufacturing industry is undergoing an unprecedented shift driven by new technologies, as well as the drive to lower operating costs and minimize disruptions.
  • A virtual twin is key to facilitate successful transformation to flexible, agile and cost-effective manufacturing operations.
  • Define and simulate the plant layout, flow, assets and resources needed to produce products efficiently and in a safe environment.
  • Using 3DEXPERIENCE Twin technology, rapidly validate normal production change requests or quickly pivot operations to alternative products as the result of disruptive events.
  • It’s less about replacing humans with robots, and more about optimizing human and robotic capital to achieve maximum production throughput and yield.
  • Supply Chain Planning & Optimization across all planning horizons; gain visibility with planning and scheduling through the ability to model, simulate and optimize alternative supply and production plans to minimize disruptions.
  • If you are looking to re-evaluate your operating model but challenged by short-term liquidity, do consider our outcome-based services which allows you to leverage new capabilities without disrupting your operations and without prior CAPEX investments.
  • Our Business Consulting Director, Lionel VUILLEMIN recently hosted a webinar for executives in the Manufacturing industry. During the session, Lionel shared in-depth features of the 3DEXPERIENCE Twin and fielded questions with the audience on how our 3DEXPERIENCE Twin solution can help manufacturing businesses embrace innovation and optimise process without disrupting operations.
  • Lionel also shared more about our unique Outcome-based engagement model.
  • Click on the videos below to learn more. The disruption of pandemic has prompted business leaders to rethink many assumptions and practices.
  • Buying enterprise software – rather than buying the outcomes the software can deliver – is one long-standing practice that many are reevaluating.
  • Lionel Burgaud, our Vice President, Worldwide Outcome-Based Engagement, shares more about our unique Outcome-based engagement model.
  • Plan for changes with minimal downtime. Automate for maximum production yield. Run what-if scenarios without missing a beat.
  • Outcome-based engagement lets us do it for you without disrupting your operations.
  • Get in touch now for a consultation and receive a free eBook on how 3D Virtual EXPERIENCE Twin can enhance your operations!
  • 2012: Gemcom acquired (for geologic modeling and mining engineering); relaunched as GEOVIA brand[20]
  • 2012: 3DEXPERIENCE platform introduced[21]
  • 2013: Simpoe S.A.S. acquired (Polymer Injection and Extrusion Simulation Software); integrated into SOLIDWORKS Plastics and 3D EXPERIENCE Injection Molding Engineering.
  • 2013: Apriso acquired (Manufacturing Operations Management software); integrated into DELMIA brand.
  • 2014: Realtime Technology acquired[22] (3D visualization software for marketing); relaunched as 3DEXCITE brand
  • 2014: Accelrys acquired (biological, chemical and materials modeling and simulation software); relaunched as BIOVIA brand[23]
  • 2014: Quintiq acquired (operations planning and optimization software); integrated into DELMIA brand.[24]
  • 2015: Dassault Systèmes changes legal status to European Company (societas Europaea)[25]
  • 2016: CST acquired (electromagnetic simulation software); integrated into SIMULIA brand[26]
  • 2016: Outscale acquired majority stake (cloud computing infrastructure services)
  • 2018: Acquired majority stake in Centric Software(fashion and retail software)[27]
  • 2018: IQMS acquired (mid-market ERP software); relaunched as DELMIA.WORKS[28]
  • 2019: Medidata Solutions acquired (clinical trial software)[29]
  • 2020: NuoDB, a developer of a cloud-native distributed SQL database management system, was acquired.[30]

3DEXPERIENCE Twin for innovation without disruptions

Dassault Systèmes also owned Virtools, a software developer and vendor created in 1993. It is no longer updated and has been taken down in March 2009.[31] They offered a development environment to create 3D real-time applications and related services, targeted at system integrators, game studios and corporate end-users. In 2005, they were acquired by Dassault Systèmes. Since 2006, the software is called 3DVIA Virtools as part of Dassault Systèmes' 3DVIA brand. The last release was Virtools 5 ([32]

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Before 2000, the company focused on 3D design software with CATIA and SolidWorks. Over the next decade, new brands were launched: ENOVIA for product data management and collaboration, DELMIA for manufacturing and global operations, and Simulia for realistic simulation.

The company later added EXALEAD (for information intelligence and search), NETVIBES (for business analytics), 3DEXCITE (for marketing), GEOVIA (for modeling the planet), BIOVIA (for modeling the biosphere), and MEDIDATA (for managing clinical trials)*.


In 2012, 3DS launched the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Users navigate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform via its interface called the Compass, which groups these brands or apps into four quadrants:

  1. 3D Modeling apps: create and visualize products and experiences
  2. Simulation apps: simulate and test the possible business solutions in the virtual world
  3. Information Intelligence apps: gather and gain insight from data to optimize product development
  4. Social & Collaborative apps: manage data and collaborate with stakeholders in and outside the company

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is available on premise and on cloud. It functions as both a system of operations (to run a business) and a business model (to transform a business). As a system of operations, it enables businesses to design and test experiences from ideation, modeling and simulation, delivery and usage. As a business model, it allows businesses to become “platform companies” by connecting stakeholders and removing intermediaries.

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace

Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace is an online trading environment for 3D digital design, engineering and manufacturing transactions. Users can identify new manufacturing service providers of 3D Printing service or CNC Machining service, search for and add specific components within their design environment, or manage their ecosystem of selected service providers and in-house resources. They can access on-demand manufacturing and part sourcing services. As of 2019, the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace features 50 digital manufacturers with more than 500 machines and 30 million component parts from 600 suppliers.

Additional Products

The company has additional products and brands including Centric PLM (for fashion and retail), 3DVIA/HomeByMe (for 3D home planning), and DraftSight (for 2D Drafting).

People and culture[edit]

3DS has 20,000 employees across 140 countries: 39% are based in Europe; 30% in Asia-Oceania; and 31% in Americas. Geographic headquarters are located in Paris (Vélizy-Villacoublay, France), Tokyo, Japan and Boston (Waltham, Massachusetts). As of December 31, 2019, approximately 39% of employees worked in R&D.[33]

In recent year, 3DS has been named Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies, Corporate Knights’ World's Most Sustainable Corporations, Forbes' World's Best Employers and Fortune’s Future 50 companies with the strongest long-term growth potential.[34][35][36][37]

Corporate information[edit]


The list below sets forth the company's main subsidiaries and also indicates the percentage equity interest and voting rights directly or indirectly held by Dassault Systèmes SA.[38]

  • Dassault Data Services SAS (France) – 95%
  • Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. (US) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Services LLC (US) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Deutschland GmbH (Germany) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (US) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes K.K. (Japan) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Enovia Corp. (US) – 100%
  • SolidWorks Japan K.K. (Japan) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Delmia Corp. (US) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Korea Corp. (Korea) – 100%
  • Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp. (US) – 100%

Company management[edit]

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Charles Edelstenne
  • Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Bernard Charlès
  • Chief Operating Officer: Pascal Daloz
  • Chief Financial Officer: Rouven Bergmann
  • President, Research & Development: Dominique Florack
  • General Secretary: Thibault de Tersant
  • Chief People and Information Officer: Laurence Barthès
  • Industry Solutions, Field Marketing, Global Affairs: Florence Verzelen
  • Research & Development: Florence Hu‑Aubigny
  • 3DS Global Brands: Philippe Laufer
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia: Olivier Ribet
  • Asia-Pacific: Samson Khaou
  • North America Managing Director: Erik Swedberg
  • Business Platform Experience: Elisa Prisner
  • Corporate Equity & Communications: Victoire de Margerie

Market data[edit]

Share of Dassault Systèmes S.A., ADS, OTC, (Symbol: DASTY)Shares of Dassault Systemes S.A., OTC, (Symbol: DASTF)

Shares listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Symbol: DSY is for Destiny Media Technologies Inc.)Member index CAC Next 20ISIN Code Value = FR000130650Nominal value = euroMain shareholders:( 2019 ): Public 49.64%, GIMD (Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault) 40.50%, Charles Edelstenne 5.99%, Bernard Charlès 1.5%, Treasury stock/indirect treasury stock 1.73%, Directors and senior management 0.63%.[39]


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External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Business data for Dassault Systèmes:
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