A virtual workplace to program, simulate, and validate industrial robots

What is 3DEXPERIENCE Robotics?

Empowering Robot Programmers

3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS is a scalable, comprehensive, and robust array of software tools designed to empower robot programmers. This innovative platform simplifies the entire manufacturing engineering process, offering features for layout, simulation, validation, calibration, and offline robot programming, all seamlessly integrated with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

With 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS, achieve offline robot programming without disrupting production, ensuring precise virtual validation through digital twin technology. This not only saves valuable time and reduces costs but instills confidence in your systems' performance. Say goodbye to extended production downtimes and the error-prone process of manual robot programming as you embrace a safer and more efficient approach to robotics for manufacturing.

3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS is part of the DELMIA manufacturing software portfolio.

“We chose a 3D EXPERIENCE Works Simulation solution because it’s cloud-based, which supports our remotely located engineering organization, works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS design data, and incorporates the Abaqus Explicit solver, which is best suited for the types of simulation studies that we need to conduct on our parts, which can involve hyperelasticity, creep, fatigue, and contact.”

– Thomas Morgan
Design Engineer

Morgan Polymer Seals quote about GoEngineer and the 3DEXPERIENCE SImulia tools


3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS Streamlines Process Engineering

One Solution Streamlines Process Engineering

3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS cover all aspects of layout, simulation, and programming. As a comprehensive robot programming tool encompassing dozens of manufacturing processes and robot brands, it reduces license costs, training requirements, process fragmentation, and other associated overhead.

The regularly-updated robot library contains over two thousand 3D robot models from 25 robot vendors, with fully-defined kinematics.


Program Robotics with 3DEXPERINECE ROBOTICS Software

A Better Way to Program Robots

3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS delivers accurate, validated programs to the shop floor without interrupting production.

  • Offline programming in a 3D virtual factory environment with calibration tools to align virtual and physical workcells
  • Offline robot translators and controllers for production logic & I/O
  • Open architecture to write or customize translators using VB.NET
  • Control over robot position, motion, attributes, and multi-robot coordination
  • Welding, adhesives, cutting, machine tending, pick & place, drilling & riveting, and more
  • Kinematics for end effectors, clamps, and fixtures
  • Workcell and plant layout
  • Program import/export and customization


Optimize Efficiency & Risk with Simulation

Getting it right the first time saves potentially enormous amounts of time and money. For this reason, 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS provides process simulation prior to any real-world commitment.

  • Detect collisions virtually and fix them before they happen
  • Analyze cycle time by simulating the entire production process
  • Evaluate robot tasks, with motion, in the full manufacturing context
  • Account for the actual production environment, accounting for machines, tools, and robot guns
  • Test scenarios for cost, floor space, and other factors
  • Visualize the entire space and process before any physical build

Design & Manufacturing in Tandem

Shared product data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform enables design and manufacturing to optimize their output concurrently and collaboratively, in real-time.

  • Single-click program updates after design changes
  • Quickly reveal manufacturing issues and understand downstream impact of such changes
  • Conduct feasibility and optimization studies on robot tasks
  • Accelerate timelines by working concurrently and identifying potential problems before they're locked in


NC Programming Wizard

CAD-Associative Instant Update

Quick Toolpath Verification

Machining Process Simulation

Prismatic Machining

WireEDM Programming (2-Axis & 4-Axis)

4- & 5-Axis Indexing/Pre-Positioning Milling

Single- & Multi-Stylus Probe Operations

3-Axis Milling

High-Speed Rough Milling

Advanced 3-Axis Milling

4- & 5-Axis Milling (5-Axis Nurbs APT Output)

2-Axis Turning

Mill-Turn Machining

Swiss Machine

Robot Programming


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  • DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Robot Programmer

    Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS portfolio

      Robot Programmer

  • A single, cost-effective solution for layout, simulation, and offline programming of robot workcells as part of an end-to-end design-to-manufacturing process.
  • Key Features:
    - Best for arc welding, adhesives, cutting, machine tending, and pick & place applications
    - Kinematics for end effectors, clamps, and fixtures
    - Robot library covering thousands of robots from leading manufacturers
    - Offline programming and calibration in native robot language
    - Translation including production logic and I/O
    - Customize or write your own translator using VB.NET
  • Typically used by:
    - Robot machine programmer
    - Manufacturing engineer/manager
    - Production manager
    - Engineering manager
  • DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Assembly Robot Programmer

    Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS portfolio

      Assembly Robot Programmer

  • Build, simulate, validate, and program robot assembly systems (particularly spot welding and drilling & riveting) in an interactive 3D environment.
  • Key Features:
    - Accurate, production-ready robot programming in native controller language
    - Programmable I/O between robots and other devices
    - Robot program import/export/customization
    - Coordinated multi-robot simulation
    - RRS-I protocol for increased simulation accuracy
    - High-volume drilling & riveting simulation
    - Riveting operation & patterning profiles
    - Easy-to-use teach-pendant interface
    - Easy and intuitive welding scenario analysis
    - Automatically generated robot tasks with motions, motion attributes, and spot operations
    - Automatic distribution of welds according to robot proximity
    - Automatic robot path updates to accommodate design changes
  • Typically used by:
    - Robot machine programmer
    - Manufacturing engineer/manager
    - Production manager
    - Engineering manager
  • 3DEXPERIENCE DELMIA Robotics Virtual Commissioning Analyst

    Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS portfolio

      Robotics Virtual Commissioning Analyst

  • Validate the PLC program of robots, equipment, and sensors in a simulated virtual factory environment.
  • Key Features:
    - Create sensors, generate and transform parts for multicycle scenarios
    - Enable virtual validation and correction of the PLC program to accelerate the start of production
    - Reduce costly downtime by leveraging the virtual twin to train operators and maintenance workers
    - Forecast workcell cycle time by connecting the virtual robot to the RRS II standard or any proprietary virtual robot controller server
  • Typically used by:
    - Robot machine programmer
    - Manufacturing engineer/manager
    - Production manager
    - Engineering manager
  • 3DEXPERIENCE DELMIA Surface Robot Programmer

    Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS portfolio

      Surface Robot Programmer

  • Create, program, and validate robot workcells for finishing systems in an interactive 3D virtual factory, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in surface processes.
  • Key Features:
    - Optimize motion in the painting and shot peening processes
    - Reduce waste in coating and surface treatment processes
    - Save and re-use programming styles
    - Support for part positioners and spindles
    - Support for advanced logic and I/O in the simulation
    - Robot simulation "on-the-go" (offline mode)
    - Alignment of 3D virtual workcells with physical workcells
  • Typically used by:
    - Manufacturing engineer/manager
    - Robot programmer
    - Robot simulation engineer
  • 3DEXPERIENCE DELMIA Robotic Workcell Simulation Engineer

    Part of the 3DEXPERIENCE ROBOTICS portfolio

      Robotic Workcell Simulation Engineer

  • Design and validate complete robotic handle systems to ensure workcell feasibility before procuring expensive equipment.
  • Key Features:
    - Complete workcell validation
    - Advanced logic and I/O support in the simulation
    - Realistic Robot Simulation (RRS-I) for increased simulation accuracy
    - Create, validate, and reuse mechanisms with automated support
    - Calculate interference zones
    - Fast and easy robot placement
    - Robot simulation "on-the-go" (offline mode)
    - Create 3D parts or assemblies
  • Typically used by:
    - Engineering manager
    - Production manager
    - Manufacturing engineer/manager
    - Machine programmer


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