Shape the world we live in

CATIA is the World’s leading solution for product design and experience. It is used by leading organizations in multiple industries to develop the products we see and use in our everyday lives.

CATIA delivers the unique ability to not only model any product, but to do so in the context of its real-life behavior: design in the age of experience. Systems architects, engineers, designers and all contributors can define, imagine and shape the connected world.

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Shape & Styling Design
Mechanical Design
Manufacturing Design
Multi Discipline
Finite element simulation

Shape Design & Styling

CATIA V5 offers highly intuitive tools to easily create, validate and modify any type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

Mechanical designers, shape designers and stylists will find within the following products the extensive set of functionalities supporting their surface modeling, editing and validation processes. High quality rendering will bring your virtual creation to reality.

CATIA V5 Shape Design & Styling solution provide an integrated competitive environment to handle both Free From, Aesthetical, Aero Surfaces and Mechanical Surfaces. According to your industry and skill, this unmatched surfacic system answers from general to specialized requirements. For instance:

  • Exterior skin of an airplane: Lofting
  • Complex tyre Sculptures
  • Aesthetical Bottles
  • Automotive inner panels: Body in White
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Mechanical Design

The Mechanical Design Solutions provides products for intuitive specification driven modeling for Solid, Hybrid and Sheetmetal Part Design, Assembly design and integrated Drafting.

From concept to detailed design and onto drawing production, the CATIA V5 Mechanical products accelerated core activities of product development.

The Mechanical Design Domain is an advanced 3D product creation package. Mechanical Design Products allows the user to create parts in a highly productive and intuitive environment, to enrich existing mechanical part design with wireframe and basic surface features and then easily establish mechanical assembly constraints that automatically position parts and checks the assembly consistency. Advanced Drafting capabilities are also provided through the associative drawing generation from 3D part and assembly designs. Mechanical Design products can address 2D design and drawing production requirements with a stand-alone state-of-the-art 2D tool Interactive Drafting 1 (ID1).

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Machining

Thanks to the entire complete product portfolio and due to the easy to use knowledge based V5 architecture, CATIA V5 Machining surpasses all the existing industry proven suites of NC Manufacturing applications.

CATIA V5 Machining delivers best-in-class products and solutions that enable manufacturing industries to plan, detail simulate and optimize their machining activities to build better products.

  • High efficiency in part programming. Thanks to tight integration between tool path definition and computation, tool path verification and output creation the user can boost production quality by machining a correct part, the first time. Machining operations, supported by multiple passes and levels and automated rework in roughing and finishing also enhance this ability.
  • Effective change management. This solution possesses a high level of associativity between product engineering and manufacturing processes and resources (PPR). Companies can therefore manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better and reduce the length of the design to manufacturing cycles thus saving costs.
  • High level of automation and standardization. By integrating the pervasive knowledgeware capabilities of CATIA V5 (in manufacturing intent and macro storage), NC products allow the capture of skills and reuse of proven manufacturing knowledge and avoid repetition. This also facilitates innovation through shortened test cycles.
  • Optimized tool paths and reduced machining time. CATIA V5 NC products offer a wide set of flexible high-speed machining operations such as concentric roughing, Z-level milling, spiral milling and 5-axis flank contouring. This decreases the time needed to execute shop floor operations.
  • Reduced administration costs and skill efforts. CATIA V5 Machining solution can be used as a single system to cover a wide set of integrated applications, from lathe to 5-axis milling. This allows companies to institute strong, manageable and long-term partnerships with their CATIA CAM supplier.
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Equipment and Systems

Developing smart products has never been more challenging. Developers need an integrated systems engineering approach that enables them to manage the complete development process. Requirements engineering, systems architecture definition, detailed modeling and simulation of complex systems and the development of embedded software all need to be mastered in the context of the complete product.

  • Composites Design: Slow, tedious, sequential and non collaborative process… heavy manual operations… Are you ready for a new approach to tackle your composite engineering and manufacturing process? Our Composites Engineering and Manufacturing solutions cover the entire process – from design to analysis and manufacturing – on a single platform.
  • Sheetmetal: Sheet metal engineering is a process tailored solution allowing the user to achieve fast, efficient and quality design of sheet metal parts in order to speed up assembly design. Design right the first time in the context of the virtual product, and get early visibility into manufacturability constraints.
  • Electrical: Electrical systems design for all products and industries, from aircraft to cars, white goods, ships and process plant, continues to be a challenge. Their associated wire harnesses, cable systems and electrical components continues to increase in quantity and complexity. Dassault Systèmes’ provides a comprehensive, powerful and open solution for the 2D & 3D design and manufacture of electrical wire harnesses, cable systems and rigid-flexible printed circuit boards.
  • Fluid: From aerospace applications through to process and power plant design, the 2D & 3D definition of fluid systems is driven by multiple standards and specifications that fully define the system classification and usage context. The Dassault Systèmes fluid systems design solution provides a powerful specification driven design environment that integrates your company know-how into the detailed design process.
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Analysis

CATIA V5 Analysis provides realistic design simulation capability within the CATIA design environment, allowing designers to perform analysis directly on their master reference model in CATIA. Since there is no transfer of geometry, data integrity issues are avoided. The generative capability of the CATIA Analysis product suite enables design-analysis iterations to be performed rapidly from simple parts to complex assemblies. Unbeatable ease of use makes CATIA Analysis particularly suitable for designers looking to accurately size their designs and quickly evaluate their real-world performance.

  • User-friendly environment. Since the user interface is a natural extension of that in CATIA, it is particularly easy for CATIA users. They obtain a realistic understanding of the mechanical behavior by quickly reviewing design characteristics in a digital mockup (DMU) environment.
  • Fast design-analysis loops. The analysis specifications are an extension of the part and assembly design specifications, and the analysis is performed directly on the CATIA geometry. The impact of design changes can be rapidly assessed with automatic updates.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration. Designers and analysts can collaborate since they have access to the same environment, eliminating data transfer, rework, and the need to maintain multiple applications for design and analysis. The CATIA Analysis environment also allows method developers to create templates that designers can routinely use to perform standard types of analysis.
  • Knowledge-based optimization. The CATIA Analysis products allow designs to be optimized by capturing and studying the knowledge associated with part design and analysis. The reuse of analysis features and the application of knowledge-based rules and checks ensure compliance to company best practices. Automation of standard analysis processes through the use of knowledgeware templates drastically improves the efficiency of the design-analysis process
  • Industry-proven performance. The robust, built-in finite element solver and mesh generators balance both accuracy and speed. The adaptive meshing capability automatically adjusts the mesh to obtain accurate results without time-consuming manual involvement.
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