Science-based MODeling & SIMulation Software Combined

What is MODSIM?

MODSIM is a Modeling & Simulation solution that combines CAD-CAE to assist design engineers at the early stages of product development.

MODSIM combines full CATIA and SIMULIA technologies on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to give a unified user interface and data model for modeling and simulation.

On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, MODSIM enables companies to make computational testing with physics-based simulation a foundational part of their innovation process resulting in less real-world testing and prototyping while lowering cost and reducing risk.

How does MODSIM help your business?

MODSIM provides a new way to think about design and simulation and offers all of the following:

  • Secure cloud access from any location: ideal for remote teams and external stakeholders.
  • Model-based instead of file-based: a single source of truth for your projects.
  • Always work with up-to-date files: no file conversion or versioning errors.
  • Scalable computing resources & packages: pay for what you need only.
  • Premium 24/7 support & expert communities: get help when you need it.
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Modeling and Simulation Software

MODSIM Capabilities

MODSIM helps eliminate the back-and-forth cycles between designers and simulation experts, leading to faster product development.


3DEXPERIENCE CATIA is the SaaS-Cloud version that makes CATIA more versatile and powerful than ever before. For existing CATIA users, 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA adds even more value:

Fast geometry creation & reuse

Produce your first parametric models quickly and accurately with simultaneous design and analysis.

Advanced Sub-D modeling

Dramatically increase how many designs can be created per day.

Scripting & modeling

Switch between graphical visual scripting and interactive 3D modeling at any time, allowing better conceptualizing of your ideas.

Data capture

Reuse your best innovations and share with collaborators who can modify designs without needing to know your engineering language.

Cloud Power

Cloud computing allows you to open and process large assemblies faster.

Why choose cloud-based simulation with 3DEXPERIENCE SIMULIA?

3DEXPERIENCE SIMULIA offers a versatile, powerful suite of simulation solutions that integrates fully with product data management, design and engineering in the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform:

Quicker simulation

Specify requirements and manufacturing processes and generate simulations in a single click, speeding up the idea cycle.


Access a full suite of multiphysics solutions, including structures with Abaqus®, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, multi-body analysis and vibro-acoustics.

Seamless Integration

Automated, design-associative virtual prototyping of your CATIA models with no additional effort.

Understand Complexity

The integration of SIMulation with MODeling helps identify design problems early on.

Get Results Faster

Leverage a virtually unlimited cloud compute infrastructure configured for simulation.

"Compared to physical prototyping, we can deliver data-based recommendations 85% quicker. Our customers now benefit from a much faster and far easier experience."

Markku Leskelä, Vice President of Research and Product Development
Metsä Board

"3DEXPERIENCE is a game changer for us as we're able to design and iterate at speed, bringing all our expertise and domains together in one place to come up with the best solutions. It allows us to move and innovate faster."

Jim Rhoné, Chief Product Officer,
Interstellar Lab

MODSIM Features

The integration of MODeling with SIMulation helps identify design problems early on

Increased Efficency

MODSIM helps eliminate the back-and-forth cycles between designers and simulation experts, leading to faster product development.

It’s a dramatically more efficient approach: tools, models, IP, organization / people – the platform brings everything together, and integrated modeling and simulation is what allows the increased efficiency in product design, removing communication barriers and time spent working in different formats.

Closer collaboration

Remote collaboration is great, but MODSIM goes further in enabling cross-domain collaboration.

Not only can your teams be spread out across the world, but people with different skillsets can work together. Not only can the people be anywhere, but the data is also available anywhere. This location independence and flexibility is achieved thanks to our cloud-based SaaS solutions.

Designers, engineers, and analysts can now collaborate through a single model with no need to export into multiple formats.

Regardless of what time zone they’re in, everyone on the project can work in parallel, remotely or on site.

Larger cost savings

Business leaders are always striving to reduce costs, meet deadlines and deliver projects faster.

With MODSIM, the return on investment is high. Your budget will stretch further as your teams accelerate research and development by reducing the need for physical prototypes. They will also be able to test more design options in the same time.
MODSIM automates a lot of the manual effort involved in bringing technology into production, reducing the time it takes to get a product ready for launch.

Further cost savings come from developing optimized designs that lead to lower fault rates and reduced warranty costs.

The increased creativity, reduced errors and shortened time to market means that you can create solutions that your competitors can't. By adopting a unified system such as 3DEXPERIENCE, you can stop subscribing to services you don't need.

CATIA, SIMULIA and a host of other solutions are all available in a SaaS environment that requires no lengthy on-premise configuration. And it's easy to add or remove seats at any time, allowing you to scale your design and simulation capabilities in line with your project needs.

MODSIM Benefits

Easy to use software which will adapt to your business process

Faster Workflow

Promotes a faster innovation phase by making design verification more efficient. By using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, teams can easily collaborate and share data and design to create a more efficient workflow

Reduce Prototyping Costs

Gain confidence in designs early on without investing in expensive prototyping by simulating product behaviour.

Always Up-to-date

With MODSIM, your data and models are always up to date, meaning that everyone sees the same data all the time. There's no need to import or export files, or check that you're working on the right file version. It's the process that speeds up your design and simulation work and that eliminates costly errors.

Fully Integrated with 3DEXPERIENCE

The MODSIM approach is at the heart of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud-SaaS solutions supports MODSIM with the ability to unify design, engineering, product lifecycle management (PLM), and data management in a single ecosystem, providing digital continuity that saves time and eliminates costly mistakes.