3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 Explores the Future of Design and Manufacturing

The connection between modeling, simulation, data science and artificial intelligence marks the 25th anniversary of Dassault Systèmes’ international congress.

Dassault Systèmes is celebrating these days in Dallas (Texas) the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 Congress in front of more than 5000 professionals. We have traveled here to tell you first-hand about the new products presented, but above all about the company’s vision for the coming years.

This edition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the congress, a time in which many things have happened in the world of design and modeling.

It is true that the tools developed by Dassault Systèmes, with Solidworks as the standard-bearer, have evolved exponentially as the systems have become more and more powerful, but the real revolution has taken place in another area, as the manufacturer is showing during the last editions. This is the platform concept, which allows the integration of all types of processes and the life cycle of each product imagined, designed and manufactured using these tools.

Gian Paolo Bassi, Senior Vice President of 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systèmes, speaking at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024.

Over time, Dassault Systèmes has shown that this bet (and investment) to develop a platform that unifies all these processes was the right one because it improves the experience, efficiency and collaboration of the people working on them while facilitating the creation or invention of new products.

And this is just the beginning, as Gian Paolo Bassi, senior vice president of 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systèmes stated, “This platform concept is really the new way to create a new kind of experiences that in the end are going to serve humans and improve the world we live in.”

The great challenge of Artificial Intelligence

No one is unaware today of the relevance that artificial intelligence is having in every area of life and business. Dassault Systèmes’ vision in this regard is to integrate AI into existing processes and capabilities to extract maximum value from the information that organizations handle and that can also be shared among them, while safeguarding intellectual property: “For us, the key is the connection between modeling, simulation, data science and artificial intelligence. This approach is unique,” Bassi explained at a press conference.

The executive recalled that AI is not new to Dassault Systèmes, which has long been integrating it into its applications as part of its capabilities to help improve the daily work of professionals. The difference now is that cloud computing allows a much wider use of artificial intelligence to extract that value from information and share it, always anonymously, as the company assures.

For Dassault Systèmes, the only way to achieve sustainability goals while using technology to make the world a better place is to extract that value and share it with its ecosystem of companies. In the design, modeling and manufacturing processes of new products, this is necessary: “The big challenge of the big AI elephant is to leverage information from our customers to incorporate it into machine learning processes that subsequently serve other customers in new processes. But always ensuring the anonymization of the data and separating the information that is considered critical. At Dassault Systémes, we have been working on this for a long time to improve our applications and tools through AI with the permission of our customers.”

In other words, the challenge of AI for the manufacturer lies in improving processes thanks to the organizations’ data, but always preserving critical data so that other companies cannot benefit from it.