Design & Simulation business solution

Accelerating innovation in the Design & Engineering Office

Nurturing product innovation through an efficient design office and improved collaboration between all disciplines.


Industrial manufacturers must stay competitive in the face of global competition by designing complex products that provide an innovative experience for end customers. Design offices are under great pressure to accelerate innovation by increasing productivity and limiting design costs.


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Working towards eco-design and dynamic collaboration


Our Design & Simulation business solution is meant for design & engineering offices looking to improve their processes and encourage collaboration to shorten product development times, curb design costs and improve product quality.


Our solution spans several aspects:

Computer Aided Design (CAD) These are solutions developed by Dassault Systèmes – 3DEXPERIENCE, SOLIDWORKS, CATIA – that let you model your mechanical components in 3D and design your electrical and electronic systems. Now you can guarantee product data consistency, capitalise on your data and speed up the development cycle.


Simulation, using tools for optimising and validating your models built into your development process – SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION, SIMULIA – which allow simultaneous engineering between the design office and the simulation and calculation departments. Supports and accelerates your decision making without data discontinuity or loss of time.

Productivity tools increase productivity by reducing low added value tasks with partner solutions such as DRIVEWORKS for creating product configurators, or solutions released by Visiativ, such as the myCADtools suite for automating repetitive actions, reducing the risk of error, training or supporting your design issues.

Share your designs across disciplines

Mechatronics, robotics, electrical: design complex products and machines.

Easily reuse your 3D models and 2D data

Set standards to reduce design times for future projects.

Improve your innovative muscle with unlimited testing

Evaluate your product and machine performance, reliability and safety in a very short time in parallel with the design process. Then simply visualise the results to support the right decisions and promote your expertise.

Improve your innovative muscle with unlimited testing

Save time at the various stages of your projects while complying with business rules, reducing material losses and facilitating production.

Adapt your CAD tools to your working methods with business solutions

A 3D configurator generates variants of your products by automating design rules and creating manufacturing drawings and sales documents.

“With the Visiativ myCADtools from the Visiativ myCADservices Premium suite, we’ve reduced processing time for production launch by a factor of 3.”


Project draughtsman, GUELT Solutions design office

Learning from our customers

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Increasing productivity

Armand Moulet


The challenge: Automating information transfer for creating parts lists 

The solution: SmartProperties from Visiativ’s myCADtools suite 

Benefits: Fully integrated with Solidworks, the SmartProperties utility lets you rapidly create and modify a list of properties. This information can then be used to create a parts list, manage a note, retrieve the value of a dimension or fill in a title block. 

Promoting replicability



The challenge: Focusing the design office on creative and design tasks  

The solution: Driveworks, and Visiativ’s myCADservices suite: SmartBom, DocBundle, Data recovery 

Benefits: The design office has freed up 126 hours per year by automating tasks like compiling parts lists, manufacturing files and data recovery. 

Designing disruptive products quickly



The challenge: Designing complex products that combine several disciplines 

The solution: The 3DEXPERIENCE platform in cloud mode 

Benefits: As a collaborative platform, 3DEXPERIENCE is a mission-critical tool that operates through processes such as validation and versioning, which allows methodologies to be used that meet industrial standards and best practices that save time during ramp-up. 

Conquering new markets

Clix Industrie


The challenge: Reducing the cost and time of the tests necessary to obtain the evidence required by customers 

The solution: Simulia Abaqus for finite element simulation of composites. 

Benefits: Abaqus has empowered Clix Industries to gain speed and responsiveness. This new expertise will also support the development of a new product range tailored to a new market.

Make the most of your product data right from the design stage onward




Products for the Design & Simulation business solution



Innovate and share in real time

Access all product lifecycle applications from a single platform to facilitate collaboration between all those involved in design, simulation, manufacturing, maintenance...

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Range SOLIDWORKS for Simulation

Predict and test the actual physical behaviour of your product

Analysing the real-world behaviour of your SOLIDWORKS design.

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Design complex assemblies

Boost your product innovation with a proven engineering solution.

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Range Visiativ myCADservices Premium

Increase productivity in the product design cycle

Automate repetitive tasks with dozens of applications dedicated specifically to design and engineering departments.

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Design in 3D with intuitive and high-performance tools

Design your parts and assemblies with the complete SOLIDWORKS suite to turn your ideas into ground-breaking products.

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Services for the Design & Simulation business solution

Visiativ PLM Diagnostic

Optimizing your industrial processes

Supporting your PLM deployment to achieve together the goals you have set for yourself


CAD Consulting

Accelerate product engineering

Closely work with our engineering experts to deploy CAD solutions and master tools and methods adapted to your work environment for a successful innovation strategy


Visiativ Simulation services

Opt for high value-added support to integrate digital simulation tools. Mentoring is based on support, exchange and learning around a defined project.


Our community of managers committed to their company’s transformation

myCAD by Visiativ


The largest French-speaking community of 3D CAD users
More than 95,000 designers are already part of the largest users’ French-speaking community of SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE and all CAD solutions.

Discover all the advantages of a pationate community about the same subject!


Visiativ Innovation Engine


Design & Simulation business solution is a business solution from Visiativ Innovation Engine.

Our cloud innovation platform is a unique and innovative approach that offers a continuum of local services for the digital, social and environmental transformations of SMEs and SMBs: services and solutions to plan, implement and manage your transformations, to enhance your competitiveness and your company's performance.

For over 35 years, Visiativ has been helping SMEs to accelerate their innovation, improve their competitive edge and meet their sustainable development commitments. We are a trusted advisor, with a real ability to deploy solutions, in a collaborative economy of shared experience.