3DEXPERIENCE Platform Dashboard

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated July 27, 2020


Dashboards are the interface that users interact with when accessing the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Platform. The Dashboard is populated with Widgets that allow access to apps and links. Dashboards can be associated with a Role or custom created.

All Dashboards contain the same common elements. These are:

  1. The Compass, which provides access to related apps and links and these are grouped as follows
    • North – Social and collaborative
    • East – Information intelligence
    • South – Simulation
    • West – 3D Modeling
  2. The Top Bar, which contains various tools for interfacing with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
  3. Tabs for organizing Widgets

The fourth common element is the action bar which contains tools specific to each app.

Action Bar

App-Specific Action Bar

Users can have access to multiple dashboards based on the Roles they hold, as well as Dashboards created by them or other members of their platform. If a Role is selected, the apps belonging to the role are displayed. Selecting an app will display the Dashboard associated with that app.



To learn more about Dashboards, read my article on Engineers Rule: Welcome to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Dashboards.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.