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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.

Start a new design and engineering journey while mitigating risk, by providing your team with extensive 3D modeling solutions, by protecting IP as well as CATIA v5 skills, by bringing new collaborators into the overall design and engineering process.

CATIA Engineering Excellence is the ultimate one-stop shop for CATIA v5 engineers, leveraging the free-of-charge 3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services (if implemented).

  • Specification-driven modeling for solid, hybrid, and sheetmetal part design, assembly design and integrated drafting.

  • Highly-intuitive tools to easily create, validate, and modify any type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

  • Easily automate and validate design and manufacturing data. Capture and reuse of corporate know-how.

  • Simultaneously design and integrate electrical, fluid, and mechanical systems within a 3D digital mock-up while optimizing space allocation.

  • Accurately size design and quickly evaluate real-world performance with realistic simulation integrated into the design environment.

  • Plan, detail, simulate, and optimize machining activities with industry-proven NC manufacturing tools.

  • Work in a scalable collaborative environment with multi-CAD compatibility and integrated PLM solutions.

  • Leverage a complete set of tools, guides, and APIs to support the development process, from the initial product definition to the final product packaging.

Which CATIA V5 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE bundle is right for you?

CATIA V5

CATIA V5

This baseline CATIA V5 bundle contains powerful part and assembly modeling, drafting, sheet metal, tooling, and technical spec review capabilities.

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CATIA V5 Mechanical

CATIA V5

CATIA V5 Mechanical enhances part modeling, assembly, and spatial review capabilities, adds advanced features for molded part design, kinematics simulation, and more.

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CATIA V5 Mechanical & Shape

CATIA V5

CATIA V5 Mechanical & Shape adds even more functionality to molded part creation, advanced freeform and stylized surfacing.

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CATIA V5 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE Features Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape
Object Manager 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Provides a highly scalable and open platform for collaborative product development, combining the best of the current CATIA technologies with new generation standards.

V4 Integration 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Helps existing CATIA Version 4 customers take advantage of the advanced technologies of Version 5 while preserving their investment in V4 data.

Interactive Drafting 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Address 2D design and drawing production requirements, offering a highly productive and intuitive interactive drafting system.

Generative Drafting 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Generate drawings from 3D part and assembly designs with assistance to manage complex schema.

CADAM Interface 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Integrated capability to share 2D drafting information between the CATIA-CADAM Drafting and V5 drafting products.

Part Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Design parts in a highly productive and intuitive environment, combining feature-based design with the flexibility of Boolean approach to enable multiple design methodologies.

IGES Interface 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Helps users working in a heterogeneous CAD/CAM environment to exchange data through the neutral IGES format.

Assembly Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Define mechanical assembly constraints, automatically position parts and check assembly consistency.

Wireframe and Surface 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Create in-context wireframe construction elements and basic surfaces during the preliminary design phase.

Production Knowledge Template 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Allow for the maximum reuse of secured intelligent feature, part, and assembly templates created using CATIA Product Knowledge Template 2.

Knowledge Expert 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Ensure the consistency and quality of designers’ work using corporate standard rules bases created with CATIA Knowledge Expert 2.

STEP Core Interface 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Allows users to read and write data in STEP AP214 and STEP AP203 data formats.

Real Time Rendering 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Enable designers to leverage technological material specifications to produce realistic renderings of their model.

2D Layout Browser 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Enables the browsing of 2D Layout for 3D Design data in a CATIA session, without the need for an authoring license.

Collaborative Sharing Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Provides the full technical platform architecture, and contains essential apps for users to collaborate with one another.

3D Component Designer Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Connects file-based CAD such as CATIA V5 to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for use with the DS application portfolio.

Weld Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Design advanced welded products based on process definition and rules.

Sheet Metal Design 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Designs sheet metal parts in a very intuitive and productive environment, allowing concurrent engineering between the folded or unfolded representation of the part.

Tooling Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Delivers all needed features for process integration up to drafting and manufacturing (drilling, splitting, etc.) and includes a rich content through catalogs.

Structure Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Rapidly design structures using catalogues of standard or custom sections.

DMU Engineering Analysis Review 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Easy-to-use capability to visualize and perform DMU reviews of engineering analysis studies.

Product Data Filtering 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Manage and protect your intellectual property by selectively removing sensitive information prior to data exchange.

DMU Fastening Review 2 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Provide advanced fasteners technology validation and documentation capabilities.

DMU Dimensioning & Tolerancing Review 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Visualize, query, and filter mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing information.

2D Layout for 3D Design 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Design and annotate 3D model using 2D conceptual approach.

3D Func. Tolerancing & Annotation 1 Baseline Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Define and manage tolerance specifications and annotations on 3D parts.

3D Func. Tolerancing & Annotation 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Define and manage tolerance specifications and annotations on 3D parts (enhanced).

DMU Fitting Simulator 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Define, simulate and analyze assembly/disassembly operations for digital product validation and animations.

DMU Space Analysis 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Perform optimum DMU verification using interference detection and analysis, sectioning analysis, measurement, distance analysis and 3D geometry comparison tools.

DMU Kinematics Simulator 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Define, simulate, and analyze mechanisms for digital mock-ups of all sizes to check limits and interferences, and compute minimum distances.

Part Design 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Extends Part Design 1 capabilities to intuitively design complex parts with highly productive and robust modeling features.

Assembly Design 2 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Extends Assembly Design 1 capabilities to easily define mechanical assembly constraints, automatically position parts and check assembly consistency.

Generative Shape Design 1 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Create in-context, specification-driven shapes based on a combination of wireframes and extensive multiple surface features.

Functional Molded Parts 1 Mechanical Mechanical & Shape

Design molded parts with great productivity and flexibility through advanced functional features such as extrude, cut, rib, boss, pocket, grill, etc.

Functional Molded Parts 2 Mechanical & Shape

Design parts and related tooling using history-free functional design approach.

Healing Assistant 1 Mechanical & Shape

Check the validity of imported geometry with regard to CATIA V5 modeling criteria and, if necessary, improve the topology and geometry of analyzed objects.

STL Rapid Prototyping 1 Mechanical & Shape

Designed for the rapid prototyping of machines working with STL files as input, helps to generate and repair meshes to obtain machinable mock-ups.

Developed Shapes 1 Mechanical & Shape

Quickly and easily unfold any type of free-form surfaces and develop curves on a revolution surface to define an associative flattened pattern from 3D models.

Generative Shape Design 2 Mechanical & Shape

Design advanced shapes based on a combination of wireframe and extensive multiple surface features, with full specification capture and reuse.

Generative Shape Optimizer 2 Mechanical & Shape

Extend the combined wireframe and multiple surface creation features of Generative Shape Design 2 with its powerful global deformation technologies.

Realistic Shape Optimizer 2 Mechanical & Shape

Optimizes your 3D digital model through realistic shapes resulting from simulations, or measurements, of products in operation.

FreeStyle Shape Optimizer 2 Mechanical & Shape

Extend the shape and surface modelling functions of Freestyle Shaper 2 to the morphing of complex, multi-surfaces shapes.

FreeStyle Profiler 2 Mechanical & Shape

Address intuitive dynamic surface creation by sweeping a profile curve along multiple guides.

FreeStyle Shaper 2 Mechanical & Shape

Provides powerful surface-based tools to help designers create styled shapes and surfaces efficiently with automated multi-face curvature and tangency management.

FreeStyle Sketch Tracer 1 Mechanical & Shape

Allows the integration of stylists' work (such as 2D painting) into a 3D format, as the basis for 3D virtual mock-ups.

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CATIA Learning Resources


CATIA is powerful 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 CATIA documentation
  • Dassault Systèmes Knowledge Base of supplemental materials, technical articles, and support tickets
  • CATI CATIA mentorship programs
  • CATI consultative methodology development

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