5 Quick Steps to Download Your Dassault Systèmes Apps

September 17th, 2018
Zack Yates

So you’ve purchased your license for the latest Dassault Systèmes apps, and you’re ready to get rolling!  While you can order DVDs, the days of physical media are really in the past in terms of both cost and convenience, so here’s the procedure for downloading installer files right away for 3DEXPERIENCE, SIMULIA (Abaqus, fe-safe, Tosca, CST, etc.), CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, and all the rest of the Dassault Systèmes product line.


1. Log in to portal.3ds.com

Visit the 3DS Download Platform and enter your credentials to access your licensed software download repository.

3DS Download Repository First View

2. Choose the product line

The top banner has logos for the whole DS portfolio.  Your software will be one of these, so go ahead and click it.

 

3DS Download Repository Product Lines

3. Choose the release edition

Major new releases for all the software lines happen regularly, but you have your choice of many from the past.

3DExperience, for example, has several yearly releases available.  While Abaqus 2018 might have the latest features and performance improvements, if you have a long-established process built on an old release, Abaqus as far back as 5.7 may be available for you to install.

 

3DS Download Repository Software Release Picker

4. Choose the level

Once you pick a release, you’ll find that the latest “FP.CFA.****” has been pre-selected.  However, this is an update patch.

Open the list and start with the “Golden” level.  This is the main program.

You can come back after installing the main program and download the latest update patch.  The numbers represent the year and week the patch was released, so “FP.CFA.1830” came out in week 30 of year 2018 and includes every patch that came before it.

3DS Download Repository Software Level Picker

5. Download your files

You’re almost there!  The list will populate according to the product line, release edition, and level choices that you’ve made.  There’s a set of filters on the right to narrow down the list by content type, operating system, and language.

Start with the main program installer.  This will likely be the biggest file.  It may be a multi-part archive in .tar format.  If you need a program to open .tar files, we suggest 7-Zip.

Unpack the archive to a temporary directory and install according to your operating system’s procedures.

Other important installers may be available to you, such as those for documentation and a license server.

3DS Download Repository Software File List

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