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Energy & Materials

With geopolitical uncertainties threating supply chains, environmental concerns spurring green energy development, and advances in battery technology driving demand for rare earth minerals such as lithium and cobalt, the pressure to innovate in the energy sector has never been higher. CATI empowers engineers with best-in-class PLM, CAD, and 3D printing solutions.

  • Attracting investments

    Innovation, particularly in the realm of battery technologies, is spurring a demand for rare earth metals and other hard-to-find materials. Meanwhile, consumer and investor ethics are trending more and more green. The market is constantly shifting, but CAE helps companies attract capital and present themselves as a solid investment—no matter the circumstances—through resource-efficient design and process optimization.

  • Reliability through transparency

    Market and geopolitical uncertainties have ripple effects across the many moving parts of a supply chain network. Ensuring reliability is no easy task. Companies need the operational visibility and close collaboration with suppliers that PLM software provides in order to stay resilient in a changing world. 

  • Managing compliance

    As sustainability concerns become more of a priority for global industry, public perceptions and regulations are shifting in every local sphere. Swift changes warrant swift responses, and companies that can predict the movements of public perception will stay ahead of the curve. PLM software harnesses big data to analyze local trends and model business changes, and makes traceability simple so that companies can adjust their processes and demonstrate compliance with confidence.

  • Eco-friendly design

    Customers and investors are more concerned than ever with company values, especially in the environmental space. Public opinion is shaping regulations that ask for healthier resource extraction and ecological sustainability. With CAE and virtual twin capabilities, companies can design greener products and more resource-efficient systems, and leverage real-time data to understand their environmental impact.

  • Health & safety

    Health, safety, and security initiatives are most effective when they are an integral part of company culture. PLM software allows companies to build in safety and data governance policies from step one, minimizing risk, reducing rework, and ensuring traceability, while CAE’s virtual twin capabilities lets workers design and collaborate safely, securely, and seamlessly. 

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The energy industry continually faces acute challenges due to volatile prices, increasing global demands, intense competition, and environmental policy changes. SOLIDWORKS enables energy companies to remain sustainable and profitable by delivering tools for efficient projects and lean operations.

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  • 3D CAD - SOLIDWORKS & 3DEXPERIENCE

    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.

  • Data Management - SOLIDWORKS Manage

    SOLIDWORKS Manage is an advanced, record-based data management system that extends the global file management and application integrations enabled by SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to include a comprehensive set of capabilities that you can use and distribute to many areas of your business.

  • ECAD - SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    Embedded electrical systems planning requires a unified electrical toolset that provides single- and multi-line schematic tools. Embedded system design also requires all work in 2D and 3D to be synchronized for both mechanical and electrical parts.

  • Technical Documentation - SOLIDWORKS Composer

    Repurpose your 3D engineering models for creating graphical content to explain processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits.

  • Simulation - 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.

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