In September 2017, ICDL Asia and Siemens PLM Software commence the partnership for the new ICDL 3D Design Module using Solid Edge as the first platform software . The module is meant for students or anyone to learn on the essential concepts and skills relating to the fundamentals of using 3D Design software.

On 6 September 2018 during the ICDL Asia Digital Literacy Day 2018, ICDL Asia announced the official launch of the 3D Design Module. In conjunction with the launch of the 3D Design module, ICDL Asia invited a tertiary student from China, who recently presented his product at the XingShi-Cup International Industrial Design Competition in Guangzhou to showcase his competency and efficiency of the software in the design of his project.

ICDL Asia believes that the launch of the 3D Design Module will make it possible for anyone to turn his/her imaginative ideas into a reality. In the new directive for commencing ICDL Professional Framework, we believe the launch and inclusion of this new module will greatly benefit individuals in the specific profession and industry, adding values to their credentials.