3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Engineering

Provides the platform which enables engineers to create any type of 3D assembly, for a wide range of engineering processes.

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As products and experiences continue to increase in complexity, performance and quality targets are becoming more demanding. CATIA answers that challenge, enabling the rapid development of high-quality mechanical products.

Mechanical engineers equipped with CATIA 3D modeling tools can gain insight into key factors of quality and performance early in the product development phase. Digital prototyping, combined with digital analysis and simulation, allows product development teams to virtually create and analyze a mechanical product in its operating environment.

  • Create any type of 3D part, from rough 3D sketches to fully-detailed industrial assemblies.

  • Unbreakable relational design - a new way to manage links between objects and related behaviors in configured assemblies.

  • Enables a smooth evolution from 2D- to 3D-based design methodologies.

  • Productive and consistent drawing update removes the need for additional user operations.

  • Process-oriented tools capture the manufacturing process intent in the early stages of design.

  • A wide range of applications for tooling design, for generic tooling in addition to mold and die.

  • Advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specification-driven modeling approach.

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3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Engineering Packages

Mechanical & Shape Engineer

A POWERFUL APP SUITE FOR THE CREATION OF SOPHISTICATED MECHANICAL PRODUCTS


CATIA Mechanical & Shape Engineer provides top-end tools for mechanical product design with a human-centric approach.  It supports complex surface design and very large assemblies, with model-based definition for product manufacturing information and static and kinematic simulation for design validation:

  • Conceptual design: use 2D or 3D techniques to create a workable concept for detailed design
  • Advanced Surface Design: Enrich mechanical products with sophisticated & high-quality shapes
  • Detailed Design: Accelerate detailed design of the rough parts and check the feasibility to ensure the manufacturing requirements
  • Shape Morphing: Enrich surface modeling capability with shape morphing capabilities and reverse modeler abilities.
  • Human Design: Assess mechanisms in the context of different type of humans and postures
  • Assembly & kinematics: Design and animate complex kinematic mechanisms
  • Knowledge design automation: Capitalize on your assets, capture modeling methodologies and reuse associative templates
  • Static Study: Predict the structural behavior of the mechanical assembly under loads
  • Product review: Detect and track interferences, check the weight distribution and analyze the digital mock-up with relevant engineering data
  • Associative Drawings: Generate associative layouts with multi-views, dimensions, and associated bill of materials
  • Unified user interface: Accelerate your design with natural manipulations and contextual interactions

Mold & Tooling Designer

IMPROVE INJECTION MOLDING WITH INTEGRATED MOLD DESIGN AND SIMULATION TOOLS


This package introduces a flexible and highly-customizable approach to mold tooling design from conceptual to detailed design phases:

  • One integrated solution from part design to tooling manufacturing
  • Automate design tasks and assist decision making
  • Anticipate and check manufacturing compliance
  • Simulate the plastic injection process while designing
  • Capture and reuse company know-how
  • Accelerate mold redesign thanks to automatic update from part changes

SheetMetal Designer

THE ENTRY LEVEL PACKAGE TO DESIGN FOR SHEET METAL


CATIA SheetMetal Designer delivers essential purpose-built tools to create sheet metal parts and products:

  • Conceptual design: Use 2D or 3D techniques to create a workable concept for detailed design
  • Detailed design: Accelerate detailed design of the rough parts and check the feasibility to ensure the manufacturing requirements
  • Product review: Detect and track interferences, check the weight distribution and analyze the digital mock-up with relevant engineering data
  • Associative drawings: Generate associative layouts with multi-views, dimensions, and associated bill of materials
  • Process-oriented sheet metal features: Reduce design and manufacturing errors
  • Dedicated manufacturing preparation functions: Cut tooling design effort

Electrical 3D System Engineer

DESIGN 3D WIRE HARNESSES AND CABLING IN AN INTEGRATED DESIGN ENVIRONMENT


This package is a process-specific solution for designing physical wire harnesses. It is driven by logical specifications (schematics) and realistic simulation of the design and environment, and it is integrated with harness manufacturing preparation:

  • Create an extended range of electrical 3D components (equipment, mountings, connectors, shells, wires, cables, harness supports and protections, etc.) and define their electrical and mechanical behavior
  • Efficiently store, manage, and reuse all electrical objects in easy-to-use catalogs
  • Design and route 3D electrical networks in context (harnesses and cableways), with accurate finite element modeling to provide realistic harness shape and behavior characteristics.
  • Leverage analysis tools to check design connectivity and quality.
  • Wire/cable content import and routing into network.
  • New 3D design capability from 2D schematics.
  • Semantic Tolerancing Advisor guides compliance with standards like ISO, ANSI/ASME and JIS.

3D Tolerancing & Annotation Designer

LEVERAGE MODEL-BASED DESIGN WITH FAST 3D TOLERANCING


This package enables a complete design definition directly on the 3D model (also known as model-based definition), eliminating duplicated efforts due to  2D drawing generation, update, and interpretation:

  • Allows a full tolerancing of the product from parts up to assembly level.
  • 100% product manufacturing information in 3D for accurate & annotated geometric definition
  • Semantic Tolerancing Advisor guides compliance with standards like ISO, ANSI/ASME and JIS.
  • Eases the 3D definition understanding with a cross-highlight of the 3D geometry and related annotations
  • Protects the company know-how and intellectual property thanks to 3D data filtering capabilities
  • Exports 3D master definition to STEP format
  • Improves the productivity for part’s family with easy duplication of 3D tolerances and annotations
  • Re-uses any 2D definition to support conceptual design in 3D
  • Generates drawings on demand

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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.

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