3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Design/Styling

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From product to transportation industries, the style and design of the product plays a major role in its success on the market. Develop shape and material creativity, reach a high level of surface sophistication and quality, and get the right decision tools with physical and virtual prototypes. These are the key elements of CATIA Design/Styling to boost design innovation.

From 3D sketching, subdivision surface, Class-A modeling to 3D printing, reverse engineering, visualization and experience, CATIA Design/Styling provides all the solutions for design creativity, surface excellence, and product experience.

  • Industrial Design

    Whether starting 3D ideation from scratch or from 2D sketches, industrial designers can manipulate shapes with unrivaled freedom and take advantage of a true creativity accelerator to explore more ideas in the early conceptual phase.

  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Fully addresses the automotive Class-A shape design process with a solution for surface refinement that integrates industry-leading Icem surfacing technologies. Delivers a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for modeling, analyzing, and visualizing aesthetic and ergonomic shapes for the highest Class-A surface quality.

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Design/Styling Packages

Style & Class-A Modeler

THE POWER OF CATIA AND THE PRECISION OF ICEM FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART, INTEGRATED CLASS-A SURFACE MODELING


This package provides a comprehensive suite of products to create, edit, and analyze aesthetic and ergonomic shapes from design sketches through to real-time rendering of the final shape.

As a hybrid (direct and associative) Class-A modeler, it dramatically improves the productivity and delivers new levels of integration into the overall product development process:

  • CATIA Apps for concept & Class-A modeling to deliver final product surfaces with G3-continuity based on inputs such as design-sketches, scanned data, or subdivision surfaces
  • Advanced direct and associative surface modeling, diagnosis, and evaluation tools
  • High-end realtime and physically correct rendering tools

Creative Designer

QUICKLY CREATE AND EXPLORE INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS WITH AN INTEGRATED CREATIVE WORKFLOW


CATIA Creative Designer brings a host of innovative new 3D tools into the product ideation process, and it allows you to quickly transition those sketches into lifelike settings with human models and realistic rendering.  The pathway from concept to experience — and therefore to market — has never been shorter:

  • Import 2D sketches and develop ideas with a unique 3D sketching technology
  • Sculpt in 3D with ultra-fast virtual clay modeling using subdivision surface technology
  • Design within the context of the human model
  • Transform real objects to virtual from a set of 2D photos
  • Visualize products and work on colors and trims with high-end real-time visualization and photorealistic rendering

Converters for Design and Styling

A COLLECTION OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED DATA IMPORTERS FOR DESIGN VISUALIZATION


3DEXPERIENCE CATIA provides a powerful design visualization environment, but what if you work in a multi-tool environment (e.g. with different suppliers)?  This package includes seven converters to bring it all together:

  • GDELTAGEN (3XF)
  • ICEM Surf (ICEM)
  • SolidWorks (ASM, PRT, SLDASM, SLDPRT)
  • FBX (FBX)
  • OBJ (OBJ)
  • COLLADA (DAE, ZAE)
  • Rhinoceros (3DM)

Human Experience Designer

UNDERSTAND CONSUMER EXPERIENCE BETTER THAN EVER WITH A VIRTUAL HUMAN MODEL


CATIA Human Experience Designer lets designers evaluate user experience early in the design and engineering phases.  By leveraging a virtual human model, they can validate their ideas, and even their assembly and kinematic designs, in a more complete and real-world context:

  • Posable, configurable virtual human model
  • Body kinematics and human-to-product interaction to better capture the consumer experience
  • High-quality integrated rendering (up to and including raytracing) for enhanced realism
  • Human model as VR avatar in VR design and review processes

Visual Experience Designer

INTEGRATED HIGH-END REAL-TIME RENDERING FOR DESIGN DECISIONS AND IMAGE PRODUCTION


CATIA Visual Experience Designer allows 3D designers and modelers to produce photorealistic visuals from native CAD data inside of CATIA. It enables them to accurately visualize their designs in realtime and make informed decisions accordingly:

  • Produce physically-correct real-time and interactive visuals with Dassault Systèmes Stellar and Nvidia Iray rendering engines.
  • Create and apply highly realistic visual material appearances, with support for Adobe Substance and X-Rite AxF
  • Create lights and add 360° degree HDRi surroundings for context and illumination
  • Add 3D humans as a reference in your visual experience
  • Deliver high-quality renderings and animations with a friendly and intuitive user-experience
  • Integrate with native CAD data
  • Manage the data preparation process to secure, optimize, organize, and simplify heavy models

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3DEXPERIENCE Learning and Support

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3DEXPERIENCE Learning Resources


3DEXPERIENCE is powerful and transformative software, so learning to make the most of it isn’t trivial. Thankfully, Dassault Systèmes and CATI provide plenty of resources on the path to proficiency:

  • Official and custom-tailored classroom training
  • Online training courses on the Learning Space
  • CATI’s quick-response technical support
  • Extensive official documentation
  • Dassault Systèmes Knowledge Base of supplemental materials, technical articles, and support tickets
  • CATI simulation mentorship programs
  • CATI consultative methodology development

Why 3DEXPERIENCE with CATI?


Computer Aided Technology (CATI) has been implementing solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform since 2012. No one has more experience when it comes to 3DEXPERIENCE Platform solutions, especially when it comes to implementing the platform with SOLIDWORKS or CATIA.

Watch this video to learn more about why companies choose to partner with CATI for 3DEXPERIENCE solutions.

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