Industrial Equipment Design

As modern factories become more sophisticated, incorporating advanced robotics and AI-driven automations, the companies supporting equipment design and manufacturing must rise to meet the challenge. CATI supplies industrial equipment designers with PML tools, CAD software, 3D printing hardware, and expert insight into Industry 4.0 technologies.

  • Increasing Equipment Complexity.

    Industrial manufacturing is growing more complex. Advanced sensors, IoT devices, and machine intelligence provide factories with new streams of data that they can use to optimize existing processes and flexibly reassign equipment. Capturing this data empowers customers and provides manufacturers with valuable insights for designing maintenance models and equipment-as-a-service.

  • Designing for Configurability.

    Customers want a product as unique as their business. With CAE software, manufacturing companies can design and model equipment with configurability baked in, allowing them to offer a range of options to their customers. Companies can adapt to specific requirements while ensuring that they are managing resources efficiently. 

  • Supply Chain Transparency, Flexible Production.

    Success hinges on the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Integration within companies and transparency throughout the supply chain will keep the industrial equipment design sector prepared for market shifts. CATI helps companies connect with their suppliers and customers via the collaboration capabilities of PLM software, keeping them informed and agile.

  • Agility through Communication.

    Collaboration drives innovation, and collaboration works best when everyone has the same information. CAE software provides a single source of truth with its Virtual Twin capabilities, breaking down silos and ensuring that everyone is up to date. Efficient integration across teams means that when an opportunity arises, companies can pivot quickly to seize it.

  • Sustainability by Design.

    Manufacturing safety regulations and government guidelines on environmental sustainability are in a period of flux. At the same time, communities are more closely examining their relationships with manufacturing. Companies need data to analyze their footprint, and design capabilities that emphasize sustainable manufacturing throughout, minimizing the risk from regulatory changes.

Recommended Software for Industrial Equipment Design

Emerging technologies are providing advanced and disruptive Industrial Equipment solutions that support the creation, production and delivery of sophisticated and efficient machinery, equipment and components.

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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.

  • Simulation – SOLIDWORKS & Abaqus

    Simulation is critical to innovation. CATI’s dedicated and experienced simulation team sells and supports a wide portfolio of Dassault Systèmes tools from structural analysis to electromagnetics and beyond.


    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.

  • Design Automation - DriveWorks

    DriveWorks is a design and CPQ automation solution for creating "same but different" products. Automate CAD design, manufacturing data, and the creation of sales documents at the touch of a button.

  • 2D CAD - DraftSight

    DraftSight is a professional-grade CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit, view, and markup 2D and 3D DWG files. It offers all the functionality you expect of a robust individual-to-enterprise solution, with a focus on familiarity and affordability for those migrating from popular competing tools such as AutoCAD.

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3D Printers for Industrial Equipment Design

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3D Scanners for Industrial Equipment Design

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