The aerospace industry operates within tight design parameters with little margin for error, requiring innovative equipment that incorporates advanced systems and thousands of parts—all of which must withstand demanding environmental conditions. CATI helps aerospace engineers meet these challenges by supplying a full range of product development solutions.

  • Supply Chain Resilience.

    Dynamic market conditions, unprecedented challenges, and constant innovation mean rapid changes in demand. The aerospace industry needs the ability to scale production accordingly - quickly and without sacrificing on quality or timeliness. CATI supplies aerospace companies with PLM software to support smooth communication and transparency throughout the supply chain.

  • Sustainability through Innovation.

    Environmental concerns are reaching new levels of prominence, both in consumer choice and governmental regulation. Fuel efficiency and sustainable manufacturing processes will continue to be high priorities for the industry, even as climate-related weather patterns introduce uncertainty. The right PLM software keeps aerospace companies efficient and responsive to changing market pressures.

  • Earning Passenger Trust.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made an indelible mark on the air travel industry. With travel rates expected to take years to return to pre-pandemic levels, safety policies, sanitization procedures, and workforce health will be critical for returning travelers to the skies. Detailed simulations of everything from cabin airflow to cleaning processes gives companies the data they need to restore their passengers’ confidence.

  • Driving Down Cost.

    To stay competitive, aerospace companies need to keep their existing fleets efficient while integrating technological advances into their newest designs. Staying abreast of the latest developments and optimizing implementation requires flexible, powerful modeling and robust information-sharing among industry partners. CAE software helps aerospace companies maximize the return on their investment and grow their businesses in a dynamic landscape.

Recommended Software for Aerospace Applications

CATI offers a variety of Technology Solutions for the aerospace industry. Below we have listed some of our most popular options.

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    Dramatically improve the way you develop and manufacture products. As the foundation for the entire SOLIDWORKS suite of product development solutions, SOLIDWORKS CAD packages cover design, simulation, cost estimation, manufacturability checks, CAM, sustainable design, and data management. Cloud design tools and cloud connected tools enahnce the exisitng SOLIDWORKS Desktop solutions by integrating data management and collaboration solutions only found on the cloud.

  • 3D CAD - CATIA

    CATIA V5 Engineering Excellence is an extended set of CATIA V5 applications for the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects, including part design, sheetmetal, tooling, assembly design, functional tolerances and annotations, kinematics and fitting simulation, DMU review, advanced surface design, and more.

  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics – SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics. You can quickly and easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design.

  • Simulation and Design Validation – SOLIDWORKS Simulation

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis tools that use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to predict a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.

  • Documentation – SOLIDWORKS Composer

    SOLIDWORKS Composer is easy-to-use software that anyone associated with product development can use to quickly create 2D and 3D images and animations, allowing you to create a full range of product documentation – whether for assembly instructions, marketing collateral, technical illustrations, interactive animations, or training materials.


    Whether on premise or on the cloud, our solutions allow you to manage your data files and documentation to maximize productivity and improve product quality. SOLIDWORKS PDM and the cloud data management capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables your teams to securely store and index design data for fast retrieval, eliminate concerns over version control and data loss, and collaborate on designs in multiple locations.

  • Photorealistic Rendering - SOLIDWORKS Visualize

    SOLIDWORKS Visualize allows you to leverage your 3D CAD data to create photo-quality content in the fastest and easiest way you can–from images to animations, interactive web content, and immersive Virtual Reality. Bring your products to life. SOLIDWORKS Visualize is the “camera” for your CAD data!

  • Quality Control - SOLIDWORKS Inspection

    SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection solution that greatly simplifies and automates the reporting process. SOLIDWORKS Inspection is easy to use, integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, and available as a standalone application to work with other CAD systems.

Get Ideas off the Ground

Fly lighter, reduce complexity and simplify production. 3D printing is fueling a smarter future for manufacturing in the aerospace industry. 3D print the exact tool you need, every time—Tools tailored to each user with improved ergonomic properties: All on-demand and ready when you are.

3D Printers for Aerospace Applications

Solve design challenges before you commit to expensive and time-consuming tooling and production. Manufacturing with 3D Printing enables faster iteration, decision making, and response to market changes.

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Virtually Eliminate Expensive Physical Prototypes

See how top manufacturers leverage virtual prototyping to decrease costs and shorten product development cycles.

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3D Scanners for Aerospace Applications

Meet design parameters with little margin for error quickly and accurately.

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