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CATIA for All of Your 3D Modeling Needs

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CATIA is one of the World’s Leading Solutions for Product Design and 3D Experience and CAD/CAM Services utilizes it to help develop products that you see and use everyday.

Systems architects, engineers, designers and all other users have the ability to define, imagine and shape whatever they imagine with CATIA. We can help you with your design.

CATIA V6 is powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

CATIA for Design Styling, Engineering & Systems 3D Modeling

Need 3D Design Services for Aerospace Engineering?

Have Parts You need Reverse Engineered for Quality Control?

Need an Automotive Design or Automotive Part Modeled into 3D?

Have Legacy Mylars You need Converted into 2D or Full Assemblies?

If Your Answer is “Yes”
Call: CAD/CAM Services
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Why CAD/CAM Services uses CATIA for 3D Modeling

  • Enhanced workbenches that customizes CATIA for your specific use
  • Specializes in free-form surface modeling
  • Can draw complex objects that other software cannot
  • Tremendous capabilities incorporating Enovia PLM
  • Standardization in the Aerospace & Automotive Industry
  • Most powerful simulation and mock up capabilities of any software today
  • One of the best kernels in the business

CATIA “Specialist Applications” are Customized for:

  • Machine Design
  • Part Design
  • Generative Shape Design
  • Info Structure
  • Mechanical Sheet Metal
  • Functional Tolerancing
  • shape Sculpturing
  • Ergonomics Design
  • AEC Plant Layout

A note about composites- composites are a mixture of materials like carbon fiber mixed with various alloys in order to produce a stronger substrate, yet still allowing for design flexibility. Carbon fiber is very stiff and doesn’t bend well. Thus the use of composites for design features.

Composite materials enables the production of lightweight, impact resistant parts as compared to alternative metals. This allows OEMs to produce higher quality parts. 

  • Equipment & Systems
  • Electrical Cabling
  • HVAC & Piping
  • Mold tooling Design
  • STL Rapid Protyping
  • Machining Simulation
  • Advanced Machining Review
  • Composites Design (Especially for Aerospace)
  • Multiple Types of Maching (Lathe, Prismatic, Advanced Surface)

Need 3D Modeling Services?
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Composite materials are particularly important for aircraft when we consider safety protocols. 

CATIA’S relational design change management capabilities use automatic updates. These automatic updates lessen the impact of changes to the design-to-manufacturing process.

CATIA composites design supports the design of a multitude of composite configurations. it enables you to better manage multi-part geometries, including core-stiffened parts much better than you would with other standard composite design solutions.

CATIA in-depth productibility checking allows you to predict the behavior of composites across complex surfaces. Users can predict manufacturing problems that may occur, such as wrinkles. 

It allows you to take action to correct any issues and generate flat patterns. This is important when you are trying to produce high quality parts while still keeping costs down and avoiding wasted time.

Got a Complex Geometry Problem?
Call: CAD/CAM Services
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Our experts use CATIA for complex geometry projects and to draw complex objects that other software simply cannot produce. 

CATIA has some of the most powerful simulation and mock up capabilities of anybody in the market today. 

We have experience using all of these CATIA “Workbenches.” 

Mold & tooling Design, Structure Design, Sheet Metal Work, Generative Sheet Metal Design, Functional Tolerancing, Free-Style Shaping, Sketch Tracer for Reverse Engineering, and Shape Sculpturing for Reverse Engineering are just a few of the tools we use in CATIA. 

Our expert team can handle your CATIA project today!

Call us at 1-800-938-SCAN (7226)

CATIA Design / Styling for Product Excellence

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.

Key Benefits:

  • 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.

CATIA Design Styling

CATIA Design/Styling provides all the solutions for design creativity, surface excellence and product experience through:

  • 3D sketching
  • subdivision surface
  • Class-A modeling
  • 3D printing
  • reverse engineering
  • visualization and experience

 

Disciplines CATIA Supports:

  • Design / Styling
  • Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

CATIA:  Design / Modeling  (14 Roles)

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.

Advanced Surface Modeling (4 Roles)

High quality surface modeling is crucial for a successful product design.

To produce a reliable surface model on the first try, the modeling software must be able to implement the most advanced mathematics for G0 to G3 quality surfaces, curves and forms.
 
In order to ensure that the designer and the engineer get the results they really need; the software has to do this both dynamically and interactively.
 
CATIA provides the two of the most advanced surface modeling products: CATIA Icem and ICEM Surf.
1.) Aero Surface Modeler

Provides advanced modeling capabilities in surface-lofting and interior aircraft cabin design.

  • Deliver advanced modeling tools to create, edit analyze and global model complex surface models to facilitate the processes within the Aerospace domain.
  • Enable experts to refine aerodynamic surfaces taking any curve or surface mathematics into consideration.
  • Optimize aerodynamics shapes and forms with a high level of surface quality (up to G3 continuity) while maintaining high accuracy.
  • Control shapes and their advanced mathematics for optimal control of the shape and size of geometry.
  • Improve downstream processes such as composites design, tool path or meshing using higher quality surfaces.
2.) Class A Expert

Enriches the Class-A Modeler role productivity with an additional set of advanced tools for transportation designers.

  • Upgrade Class-A Modeler functions: feature modeling and over-crowning…
  • Increase productivity with specialized and advanced features such as Gap, Blend-corner, Cylinder-glass, Tube and Accelerated surface.
  • Experience new global deformation capabilities.
3.) Class A Modeler

Create, edit and analyze aesthetic and ergonomic shapes to the highest Class-A surface quality.

  • Achieve high-end surface quality, up to Class-A Standard Quality.
  • Reach a new level of quality and productivity by Integrating the power of CATIA with the precision of ICEM technology.
  • Create, modify, analyze and render any type of aesthetical and ergonomic shape.
  • Deliver final product surfaces, with G3-continuity, based on inputs such as design-sketches, scanned data or subdivision surfaces.
  • Streamline Style, Class-A and Engineering collaboration and convergence.
4.) Shape Morphing Modeler

Add-on extending modeling capabilities through dedicated applications for surface refinement and global deformation.

  • Enable to reach high-end quality shapes, to match aesthetical and manufacturing requirements.
  • Bring higher surface modeling capabilities through local refinement and global deformation.
  • Increase perceived quality with advanced explicit surface modeling
  • Reach higher shape standards.
  • Optimize global deformation, analysis and control tools.
  • Propose dedicated features for shape quality conversion and improvement.

Industrial Design (4 Roles) 

With intense competition in consumer markets, product style and design are strategic for success in product sales. Making innovative, appealing products, available quickly on the market to follow consumer trends, is a key business success factor.

To meet this challenge, design studios require leading edge technologies and methodologies to accelerate creative and decision workflow, to boost design innovation.

CATIA Creative Design addresses the product development process with a dedicated, integrated and complete creative solution, for you to express your creativity and invent the products your customers are dreaming about.

5.) Aesthetical Shape Modeler

Achieve high level surface quality while respecting aesthetic and technical constraints with a set of specific surface modeling applications, functions and analysis tools.

  • Increase shape quality and precision to improve the final product’s perceived quality.
  • Experience specific surface modeling, reverse engineering functions and analysis tools to create surfaces and deliver a new level of surface quality.
  • Re-use and re-work geometry to reduce and optimize the iteration with creative designers.
  • Creation of subdivision surfaces, technical surface and advanced explicit surface modeling tools.
  • Dedicated features for shape quality conversion and improvement.
6.) Creative Designer

Create and explore conceptual ideas through a comprehensive set of applications addressing ideation, concept modeling and visualization.

  • Integrate VR capabilities with HTC Vive to enable immersive sketching
  • 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.
  • 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 photo-realistic rendering.
  • Create, edit and modify Ambiences
7.) Product Industrial Designer

Boost creative designers innovation, design-quality and time-to-market. Gain competitive advantage by design thanks to a complete and unified industrial design solution.

  • Integrate VR capabilities with HTC Vive to enable immersive sketching
  • Explore ideas by sketching in 3D – with a unique and natural 3D-Sketching technology.
  • Sculpt in 3D with ultra-fast Virtual Clay Modeling thanks to subdivision surface technology.
  • Design within the context of the Human.
  • 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 photo-realistic rendering.
  • Design with direct solid modeling and compose products with automated assembly features.
8.) Transportation Designer

Improve transportation designer’s creativity and gain competitive advantage by design thanks to a complete and unified industrial design solution.

  • Integrate VR capabilities with HTC Vive to enable immersive sketching
  • Explore ideas by sketching in 3D – with a unique and natural 3D-Sketching technology.
  • Sculpt in 3D with ultra-fast Virtual Clay Modeling thanks to subdivision surface technology.
  • Design within the context of the Human.
  • Visualize products and work on colors and trims with high-end real-time visualization and photo-realistic rendering.
  • Design with direct solid modeling and compose products with automated assembly features.
  • New ICEM Design Experience application provides a more productive UX to Surface Modelers.

Product Experience (6 Roles)

With the actual intense competition on the market, the competitive advantage by design becomes a key factor for business success. Having appealing product, right on time on the market requires styling and design studios to redefine their design process. 

Designers face the daily challenge to create and convince about the design intent, but also to share and collaborate globally and with other departments, as well as to improve the product’s perceived quality. 

With CATIA Design Experience portfolio, the decision-making process is facilitated thanks to its digital and/or physical prototypes.

9.) Immersive Collaborative Experience

Enable multiple users to experience the same immersive design review in a shared VR world.

  • Connect distributed teams and reduce travel costs.
  • Multiple users can experience the same data in a shared Virtual Reality world.
  • Launch a VR co-review from any CATIA application, without any data preparation.
  • VR avatars allow to enhance communication naturally with gestures.
  • Teleport to another user’s exact position to see what she is talking about.
10.) Immersive Visual Experience

Enable immersive capabilities like stereo-rendering and position-tracking for all 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA users.

  • Integrates native Virtual Reality capabilities into 3D-capable applications.
  • Native support for HTC Vive as well as Powerwall and small CAVE environments.
  • Experience product designs in lifelike 1:1 scale.
  • Natural exploration of data via tracking capabilities.
  • Integration in 3D-capable apps allows access to app commands while a VR session is active.
11.) Virtual and Physical Prototyper

Create rapid prototypes, 3D-prints and visualize physical objects with reverse engineering with a comprehensive set of applications.

  • Manage, repair, refine and improve scanned and mesh data.
  • Provide various semi-automatic tools to rebuild exact geometry from Mesh.
  • Generate STL or AMF format files from exact geometry for 3D printing.
  • Obtain through global deformation the compensated shape able to absorb deforming physical phenomenon’s.
12.) Visual Experience Content Collection

Provides a variety of ready-to-use visualization assets, such as material appearances, ambiences, human mannequins and props.

  • A selection of highly realistic, complex material appearances in different categories to serve multiple industries
  • Multiple ambiences providing photorealistic illumination for different products and industries scene background
  • A collection of multiple realistic 3D Humans, fully poseable in different ages, ethnics, genders and professions
  • Props to enrich products and give context in little time and without requiring expert knowledge
13.) Visual Experience Designer

Produce high-end, real-time and interactive photorealistic visual with a visual and rendering companion for non-specialists.

  • Easy evaluation of designs in realistic environments and light situations in real-time.
  • Deliver high-quality renderings with global Illumination, physically correct reflections and shadows. 
  • Accessible at any state of product design to take accurate design decisions.
  • Study colors, material, volume, proportions and 3D Human.
14.) Product Experience Presenter

Create visual product-review experiences for design presentation, validation and decision making.

  • Experience a comprehensible presentation of design and product packaging for better decisions
  • Easy creation of variants, packages, animations, views, behaviors and configurations
  • Product presentation in context with rich content such as 3D Humans, ambiences and lights
  • Present and Play the review by switching between product variants, humans views, environments, behaviors and predefined stages

 

CATIA Engineering (56 Roles)

CATIA Engineering Part Assembly

CATIA Engineering Part Assembly

 

Mechanical engineers that are equipped with CATIA 3D Modeling tools, can gain insight into many key factors of quality and performance early in the product development phase.

Digital prototyping, also combined with digital analysis and simulation, allows product development teams to virtually create and analyze a mechanical product in any operating environment. 

Key Benefits

  • 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

AEC Engineering (6 Roles)

CATIA for Architecture Engineering & Construction provides with all necessary applications for conceptualizing, planning and modeling a building program. The software suite also offers powerful tools to collaborate and make educated decisions using one single source of truth.

1.) 3D MEP Designer

Design and engineer detailed systems for construction in the three traditional building systems: Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)

  • Geolocate a building or infrastructure project and model the surrounding terrain to a high level of detail
  • Create and manage routed systems discipline including piping & HVAC, electrical raceway and tubing systems using an intuitive and interactive user interface
  • Integrated dynamic design rules during routing and part placement
  • Manage and visualize complete building assemblies along with building information model attribute completeness
  • Automation function to generate Spools, detailing design and customizable report definition and drawings
2.) Architectural Detail Designer

Deliver a truly collaborative design environment where architects, engineers, planners, consultants and building owners can work together.

  • Deliver a truly collaborative design environment where architects, engineers, planners, consultants and building owners can work together to realize a building project. 
  • All stakeholders of a building project can manage and execute all phases of a project from design to fabrication within a single platform. 
  • Enhance collaboration across different building trades, developed specifically to create detailed Building Information Models (BIM).
  • Design custom and standard parametric building components compliant with the industry standards (IFC) and virtually construct the building in its entirety before it is built. 
  • Geolocate a building project and work with extensive scalability for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.
  • Skip tedious workflows by fabricating building components directly from the 3D design model.
  • Avoid design ambiguity by modeling the entire building with custom or generic templates.
3.) Building Structures Designer

Design detailed building structures for construction where architects, engineers, planners, consultants and building owners can collaborate.

  • Geolocate a building project and model the surrounding terrain 
  • Create low Level of Detail structural models with building structures
  • Perform quantity take-off, volumetric studies and clash analysis of all structural members
  • Design detailed rebar layers from existing bars or with a catalog of more than 60 predefined shapes 
  • Create associative construction documents from the 3D model
 
 
4.) Building & Civil Coordinator

Review and collaborate around a construction project to coordinate all phases from design to fabrication and manage Building Information Models (BIM)

  • Import and assemble building information models from various industry standard file formats
  • Geolocate the construction and infrastructure project
  • Manage, view and interact with building component attributes 
  • Zoom and analyze different parts of the project
  • Perform clash detection between different model submissions
  • Mange design review sessions and coordinate various trades and subcontractors
5.) Civil Engineer

Enable all stakeholders of a civil infrastructure project to manage and execute all phases of a project from design to fabrication within a single platform.

  • Accurately create and geolocate realistic 3D terrain representations.
  • Avoid design ambiguity by modeling the entire building with custom or generic templates.
  • Create detailed Building Information Models (BIM), fully compliant with industry standards (IFC).
  • Extensive scalability for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.
  • Skip tedious workflows by fabricating building components directly from the 3D design model.
6.) Concept Building Designer

Quickly develop conceptual building information models and evaluate design decisions for a project of any size, scale or level of complexity.

  • Create low and mid-Level of Detail (LOD 300) Building Information Models (BIM), fully compliant with industry standards.
  • Quickly model all building elements with an out-of-the-box standard set of generic building components.
  • Create associative 2D design documents from the 3D model
  • Achieve design clarity and avoid ambiguity by modeling the entire building with custom or generic templates.

Automated Engineering (6 roles)

A complete and sophisticated set of applications built for creating, applying and deploying knowledge management rules within your product design and innovation process.

1.) Best Practices Designer

Create and define enterprise rules, respecting company standards and best practices. 

  • Create interactive rules respecting company standards.
  • Check data consistency while ensuring enterprises rules.
  • Define and manage company-rules in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, in all processes.
  • Heal the data while respecting the rules.
  • Increase quality, reduce cost and reduce errors.
  • Rules Assistant simplifies creation.
2.) Design Apps Developer

Define and manage custom apps developed within the 3DEXPERIENCE.

  • Allow companies to model any best practices and know-how in a simple and intuitive way, without the need for special coding skills.
  • Capture business processes and best practices.
  • Automate design and engineering tasks.
  • Accelerate and secure design process time.
  • Generate design assistants in a simple and intuitive way.
  • Deploy best practices and know how in an easy to reuse manner.
3.) Design Apps User

Reuse custom applications developed with the Design Apps Developer role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

  • Easily install custom applications created and deployed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  • Automate design rules and engineering tasks.
  • Accelerates and secures design process time.
  • Reuse design assistants in a simple and intuitive way.
  • Easily deploy pre-defined methodologies and best practices for quick reuse.
  • No specialized skills are required to run customized solutions.
4.) Product Optimization Designer

Optimize the product definition process, respecting key performance indicators.

  • Define and capture engineering templates. 
  • Create sophisticated templates, without complexity for end-users.
  • Model product constraints as a set of equations and inequations, to interact and discover solutions to a given problem.
  • Enrich templates with Formulas, Equations, Knowledge patterns, Reactions, Equation resolution.
  • Product optimization convergence allows Min Max optimization, design of experience, constraint satisfaction.
5.) Quality Rules Administrator

Create Quality Check Profiles specific to OEMs, processes and projects to control and guarantee the quality of their models.

  • Full integration of 3DSearch and drag & drop functionality, user can easily affect project’s model to this application in order to assess and follow their quality.
  • Synthetic view allows faster highlighting and identifying of defects.
  • Adapt view: This dashboard can be customized to become more efficient using filters, 6WTags and calculation modes. 
6.) Template Designer

Create a defined engineering template capturing knowledge behavior parameters for reuse.

  • Create features, parts and assembly templates interactively that encapsulate geometry specifications, associated parameters and relations for associative reuse.
  • Define engineering template capture.
  • Re-use design from all applications.
  • Easily and interactively capture engineering know-how and methodology for highly efficient reuse.
  • Enrich templates with formulas, equations, knowledge patterns, reactions and equation resolution.

Composites Engineering (6 Roles)

Slow, tedious, sequential and non collaborative process… heavy manual operations… Are you ready for a new approach to tackle your composite engineering and manufacturing process? Our Composites Engineering and Manufacturing solutions cover the entire process – from design to analysis and manufacturing – on a single platform.

1.) Composited Braiding Designer

Accelerate the design of composites parts by simulating the braiding manufacturing process.

 
  • Provides ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Uses optimized braiding machine parameters and material parameters to meet mechanical requirements.
  • Enables advanced braiding producibility analysis.
  • Predict and visualize fiber paths on complex surfaces using an advanced simulation environment.
  • Provides automatic mandrel shape generation without physical prototyping.
  • Control mesh parmameters during mandrel shape generation and simulation.
2.) Composites Designer & Manufacturer

Design composites parts – combining Composites Design and Composites Manufacturing Preparation apps.

  • Industry-proven design approaches.
  • Ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Complex surface modeling tools.
  • Best-in-class solid and IML.
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis.
  • Knowledge design automation.
  • Associative engineering drawings.
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration.
  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process.
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation.
  • Output to major shopfloor systems.
  • High level of knowledge and automation.
  • Associative shopfloor documentation.
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration.
3.) Composites Designer

A single integrated platform, to efficiently manage composites design on complex surfaces.

  • Uses industry-proven design approaches.
  • Provides ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Efficient management of composite design on complex surfaces.
  • Optimize the performances and weight by designing in the context of analysis.
  • Predict the behavior of the part inside the design environment.
  • Create drawings with generative view style and annotation templates.
4.) Composites Forming Designer

Accelerate the design of composites parts from preliminary design to manufacturing for parts produced by the forming process.

  • Accelerates the development of Composites parts made by forming by validating the manufacturing process of parametrized and associative parts editable with GSD tools.
  • Automates simulations and predicts composite material behavior, such as wrinkling, during manufacture.
  • Supports multiple material types to facilitate comparison.
  • Provides unmatched integration with downstream structural analysis.
  • Provides clear presentation of the forming simulation results.
 
 
5.) Composite Laser Projections Operator

Generate and edit laser projection files to the shopfloor. 

  • Allows downstream activities for traditional hand lay-up.
  • Enables composite manufacturing preparation associativity.
  • Provides a link between composites laser projection data and industrial laser projector systems.
  • Provides customizable laser projection. 
  • Generate outputs for Laser projection. 
  • Minimize development costs and prototyping, avoiding trial and error.
  • Permits visualization of the laser normal vectors.
6.) Composites Manufacturer

Process oriented applications ensure compliance with analysis before production of complex composites.

  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process.
  • Provides best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation.
  • Automate flat pattern generation.
  • Output to major shop floor systems.
  • Provides a high level of knowledge and automation.
  • Enables associative shop floor documentation.
  • Provides designers to capture the assembly information within the design environment.

Consumer Packaged Goods (1 Role)

CATIA provides the complete design process of consumer packaged goods, from the ideation phase, to product development, to the communication to production planning. Sketches and conceptual bent design can be performed and, a detailed folded and unfolded view of the package structure can be created onto the product itself. This, along with a rendering, can then be sent to the production planning.

1.) Structural Package Designer

A comprehensive set of applications that allows designers to create and modify packages accurately.

  • Provides a highly productive and intuitive design environment providing different tools to fulfill packaging needs.
  • Reduces design and manufacturing errors thanks to process oriented structural package features.
  • Cuts tooling design thanks to dedicated standards preparation.
  • Cuts design modifications capitalizing IP throw templates and applying automated design using power-copy.
  • Reduces decision-times using concurrent engineering delivered by the single platform.

Electrical Systems (6 Roles)

Electrical systems design for all products and industries, from aircraft to cars, white goods, ships and process plant, continues to be a challenge.  As associated wire harnesses, cable systems and electrical components continue to increase in quantity and complexity. Dassault Systèmes’ provides a comprehensive, powerful and open solution for the 2D & 3D design and manufacture of electrical wire harnesses, cable systems and rigid-flexible printed circuit boards.

1.) Cabletray 3D Systems Designer

An integrated 3D cabletray development environment which enables the physical design of cable trays in the context of the Digital Mock-Up.

  • Create and modify 3D cabletray systems using specialized functions
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and industry standards using part placement from catalogs
  • Extract all necessary manufacturing information and documentation
2.) Electrical 3D Systems Designer

An integrated 3D electrical development environment which enables the physical design of wire harnesses and cabling in the context of the Digital Mock-Up.

  • Synchronize electrical schematic to 3D design to  improve electrical systems quality and consistency.
  • Design and optimize electrical 3D harness bundles and cableways accurately in the context of the full product and avoid the need of costly physical prototypes, thus reducing costs.
  • Route 3D wires and cables to obtain exact bundle diameters and wire/cable lengths.
3.) Electrical Designer

An integrated 3D electrical development environment which enables the physical design of wire harnesses in the context of the Digital Mock-Up.

  • Synchronize electrical schematic to 3D design to  improve electrical systems quality and consistency.
  • Design and optimize electrical 3D harness bundles and cableways accurately in the context of the full product.
  • Route 3D wires and cables to obtain exact bundle diameters and wire/cable lengths. 
  • Reduce the need for costly physical prototypes and decreasing design and manufacturing cost.
4.) Electrical Harness Manufacturing Engineer

Generate harness manufacturing documentation or formboard layouts using a highly automated process fully integrated with the 3D wire harness design.

  • Flatten the 3D harness in a 2D plane and optimize the complete layout for formboard preparation and full scale drawing generation.
  • Generate automatic annotated full scale harness documentation including drawings and reports.
  • Manage synchronization of all generated documents to reflect changes in the 3D design.
5.) Printed Circuit Board Designer

Design rigid and flexible printed circuit boards while taking the overall mechanical design into account.

  • Create 3D mechanical shapes of printed circuit boards in the context of the mechanical assembly.
  • Retrieval and intelligent placement of electronic components from ECAD through the bi-directional IDF (Intermediate Data Format) & IDX (Interdomain Design eXchange) format.
  • Define flexible circuit boards, including electronic components, working interchangeably between the flattened and folded representation.
6.) Rigid Flex Circuit Board Designer

Advanced Design of Rigid-Flex printed circuit boards to optimize layout and material cost. 

  • Optimize the modeling and shape of rigid-flex printed circuit boards within the digital mock-up to reduce material usage and costs.
  • Retrieve electronic components from ECAD through the bi-directional IDF interface (Intermediate Data Format).
  • Ease of working interchangeably between the flattened and folded rigid-flex printed circuit boards.

Fastener Design Engineering (1 Role)

Fastener engineering simplifies the design and management of complex fastened assemblies. It allows the user to design from simple to sophisticated fasteners – easily and with scalability, while analysing design impact by navigating among fasteners and fastened parts.
 
1.) Fasteners Designer

Simplify the design and management of complex fastened assemblies.

  • Define, position and instantiate fasteners easily, for any general fastening technology.
  • Reduce errors by leveraging company rules and standard checks in the fastener definition.
  • Reduce time in Assembly Definition by analyzing millions of fastening links.
  • Facilitate real collaboration and synchronization between engineering and manufacturing departments.
  • Detect clashes between a fastener and a part, or between fasteners.
  • Quickly identify fasteners and fastened parts.

Fluid Systems (3 Roles)

From aerospace applications through to process and power plant design, the 2D & 3D definition of fluid systems is driven by multiple standards and specifications that fully define the system classification and usage context. The Dassault Systèmes fluid systems design solution provides a powerful specification driven design environment that integrates your company know-how into the detailed design process.

1.) Fluid 3D Systems Designer

An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment which enables the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the Digital Mock-Up.

  • Design and optimize the physical system of both rigid and flexible pipes/tubes and HVAC from basic routing definition to detailed design.
  • Take advantage of generative and specification driven design and automated part placement capabilities to ensure compliance with corporate and industry standards.
  • Create spools and all necessary associative drawings and reports.
2.) Systems Schematic Designer

Create intelligent schematics from principle to detailed definition for Wiring, Cabling, Piping/Tubing and HVAC systems.

  • Define electrical and fluid systems interconnection diagrams for a complete systems definition.
  • Design assistance and traceability between the systems engineering  process steps and capture attributes and technology automatically within the schematic.
  • Analyze connectivity and quality of schematic design and ensure synchronization with the 3D design using business intelligence rules.
3.) Tubing Designer

A 3D Piping & Tubing development environment for the physical design of bendable and flexible tubing and piping systems.

  • Design and optimize the physical system of both rigid and flexible pipes/tubes from basic routing definition to detailed design.
  • Take advantage of company defined component catalogs for standard parts.
  • Create spools and all necessary reports.

High Tech Engineering (1 Role)

CATIA Engineering for High tech offers complete and comprehensive solution for designing high tech product from plastic parts to circuit boards and sheet metal parts. 

1.) Product Enclosure Designer

Address the complete high-tech product enclosure design process and leverage design intent with engineering excellence.

  • Delivers ultra-fast functional modeling applications addressing the complete design-to-manufacturing preparation process of molded parts.
  • Provide manufacturing-ready plastic, sheet-metal, cast and forged parts, as well as machined parts.
  • Integrate both rigid and flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) for designing concurrently.
  • Address all your design needs, from easy brackets and chassis to the most sophisticated and complex housings.
  • Prevent manufacturing concerns such as mold filling time, flow restrictions, air entrapments, weld lines, way up-front in the design phase.

Machine & Equipment Design Engineering (2 Roles)

The CATIA Industrial Equipment Engineering suite offers a complete solution for designing, shaping and monitoring the definition of Industrial Equipment Products

1.) Machine & Equipment Designer

Allow the creation and management of sophisticated Machine and Equipment products. 

  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Be ready to overcome new challenges with a scalable solution.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Take benefits from your assets and reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies with flexibility.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.
2.) Shaped Machine & Equipment Designer

Allow the creation and management of sophisticated Machine & Equipment products with complex surface. 

  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Be ready to overcome new challenges with a scalable solution.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Take benefits from your assets and reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies with flexibility.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.

Mechanical Engineering  (13 Roles)

Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. The required solution must be highly productive and flexible, fostering collaboration even in a wide geographical context and allowing design changes with controlled impacts.

1.) 3D Generative Innovator

Browser-based, on-the-cloud, generative modelling, that uniquely combines graphical visual scripting and interactive 3D-modelling, with the ability to use one or the other interchangeably at any time.

  • Intuitive, smart approach.
  • Creative people can quickly design, explore and validate variations of complex, repetitive and non-regular shapes and patterns.
  • All geometry created is available for use in detailed design and manufacture.
2.) 3D Innovator

Create and share mechanical design anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Provides intuitive, easy to learn and productive 3D modeling.
  • Share only what you want and control what other team members can do with design data.
  • Ensure secure communication and collaboration with team members.
  • Reduce cost by lowering part mass, while ensuring the desired form, function, and performance.
  • View your business information in one central location and share your metrics with executives, and customers.
3.) Design Review & Preparation

Create exact geometries making accurate measurements without modifying original geometrical definitions.

  • Make all the necessary measurements for complicated parts with high accuracy, including projected line measurements on an arbitrary plane, ensuring accurate clearance checks for design reviewers.
  • Quickly review FTA annotations and dimensions by displaying only the relevant information accelerating the process for design reviewers and managers.
  • Share review results with downstream processes easier and more accurately in 3DExperience Platform preventing unwanted modifications of the original design definitions
 
 
4.) Function Driven Generative Designer

Explore and generate organic specification driven shapes, for additive and traditional manufacturing.

  • Automatically generate function-driven conceptual and detailed organic shapes.
  • Reduce product-costs with an efficient product engineering tools.
  • Capture all functional specifications.
  • Easily validate the structural behavior of multiple concepts.
  • Perform a trade-off studies to select the best concept.
  • Assist designers to easily validate concepts before moving to manufacturing.
5.) Function Driven Refinement Designer

Design and refine Science-based Generative and Functional Shapes.

  • Seamless integration with Function Driven Generative Designer.
  • Fully scalable with a specialist solution.
  • Interactive selection to automatically define key parameters to include for refinement. 
  • Reduce local stresses and further reduce mass through shape optimization.
  • Drive the design to meet KPIs by leveraging single objective parametric optimization.
 
 
6.) Mechanical & Shape Designer

Create and manage sophisticated mechanical projects, including advanced surface design.

  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Overcome new challenges with a scalable solution.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.
  • Reduce design and manufacturing errors with process-oriented sheetmetal & weld features
 
 
7.) Mechanical Designer

Create and manage sophisticated mechanical projects.

  • Reduce design and manufacturing errors with process-oriented sheetmetal & weld features
  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Overcome new challenges with a scalable solution.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Benefit from your assets and reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.
8.) Mechanical Part Designer

A sophisticated and productive mechanical design add-on role, complementing the product definition & creation process.

  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.
  • Accelerate detailed design and check the feasibility to ensure manufacturing requirements.
  • Accelerate your design with natural manipulations and contextual interactions.
9.) Mechanism Simulation Designer

Create and manage the simulation of products which include complex mechanisms including new Static Study application

  • Understand and review large mechanisms.
  • Create a complex mechanical system from elementary mechanisms.
  • Capitalize on your assets.
  • Limit physical prototypes and produce right the first time.
  • Track and analyze the entire kinematics behavior of your system.
  • Collaborate effectively.
  • Guided workflows for linear static analysis.
  • Part and assembly simulation with linear contact.
  • Automated modeling. 
  • Local compute.
10.) Multi-Discipline 3D Master Mechanical Designer

Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition.

  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical & sheetmetal design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Scalable solution to overcome new challenges.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Take benefits from your assets and reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies.
  • Be more efficient on everyday tasks.
  • Create the full definition (dimensions and tolerances) directly on 3D.
11.) Multi-Discipline Mechanical & Shape Designer

Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition. 

 
  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical & sheetmetal design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Enrich your design with sophisticated and complex shapes.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Reuse existing designs.
  • Flexibly work on large assemblies.
12.) Multi-Discipline Mechanical Designer

Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects.

  • Cover the END-TO-END process for mechanical design.
  • Explore innovative solutions and workable concepts for detailed design.
  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Collaborate with your team and others.
  • Reuse existing designs.
  • Work on large assemblies.
13.) Shape Designer

A sophisticated and advanced shape design add-on role, complementing the product definition & high-quality surface creation process.

  • Reduce time-to-market by designing right the first time.
  • Enrich your design with sophisticated and complex shapes.
  • Reuse existing designs.
  • Accelerate your design with natural manipulations and contextual interactions.
  • Increase efficiency on everyday tasks and increase productivity on very tedious manual tasks during shape design.
  • Enrich mechanical products with sophisticated & high-quality shapes.
 
 

Model Based Definition (1 Role)

The Model Based Definition approach provides all companies with one single reference for 100% of the product definition – all in 3D. This means that there is a single source of all product information, including fully accurate and annotated geometric definition. 

1.) 3D Master Designer

Ensure consistency between 3D design and 2D tolerances and annotations with a single 3D product definition.

  • 100% product manufacturing information in 3D for accurate & annotated geometric definition.
  • Better compliance with regulations & standards.
  • Eliminate tolerancing and interpretation errors while increasing quality of manufactured products.
  • Natural path from 2D definition to a full 3D definition.
  • Easily generate and update 2D documents accordingly to the 3D geometry definition.
  • Directly feed downstream applications like manufacturing & work instructions.

Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering (4 Roles)

High consumer expectations, strong global competition, and tough economic conditions raise the pressure on the manufacturing industry and particularly on tool making. More than ever, toolmakers need to deliver fast, to be in control of costs, and to achieve uncompromising quality in order to develop a real competitive edge.

1.) Mold & Tooling Designer

Automate design tasks and assist user decision-making at any step of a complex mold design.

  • Accelerate the complete mold and tooling process, from molded part design to mold design.
  • Access to plastic injection accessible in the environment of the mold designer.
  • Manage parting lines and parting surfaces with dedicated features, support design change automation.
  • Propose catalogs of standard mold-bases and intelligent tooling systems, automate design tasks and assist user decision-making.
  • Facilitate and reduce design change from the part to the mold by using automatic update.
2.) Mold Designer

A flexible and highly-customizable set of applications to detail and validate mold tooling design.

  • Accelerate the complete mold and tooling process.
  • Manage parting lines and parting surfaces with dedicated features.
  • Propose catalogs of standard mold-bases and intelligent tooling systems including kinematics animation for design validation.
  • Automate design tasks and assist user decision-making.
  • Reduce design change from the part to the mold using automatic update
  • Lead the designer to the right methodology for complex mold structures
3.) Reverse Shape Optimizer

Optimize virtual 3D shapes from simulation results or digitized real operating or manufacturing conditions.

  • Import and optimize clouds of points and STL data, create and refine meshes.
  • Create virtual shape from simulation computation or digitization results.
  • Compare nominal shape with predicted or real shape and measure deviations.
  • Update and optimize nominal shape by applying or compensation difference.
  • Compensate forming deformation. 
 
 
4.) Stamping Dye Designer

Design for manufacturing of best in class stamping die tools.

  • Increases productivity by guiding users from the conceptual planning through to detailed tooling design of complex stamped sheet metal parts.
  • Early concept method planning allows to anticipate manufacturing constraints and facilitates collaboration between design, tooling and the supply chain.
  • Easy to use specialist features and wizards guide the user in best practices, helping the tool designer work with and extend complex surfaces without having to be a surfacing expert.
 
 

Sheet Metal Design Engineering (2 Roles)

Sheet metal engineering is a process tailored solution allowing the user to achieve fast, efficient and quality design of sheet metal parts in order to speed up assembly design. Design right the first time in the context of the virtual product, and get early visibility into manufacturability constraints

1.) Hydroformed Sheetmetal Designer

Provide an associative feature-based modeling to design hydroformed sheet-metal representations in concurrent engineering.

  • Reduce design and manufacturing errors thanks to process oriented sheet-metal features.
  • Cut tooling design thanks to dedicated manufacturing preparation functions.
  • Cut design modifications capitalizing IP and applying automated design and check rules.
  • Reduce decision times using concurrent engineering delivered by the single platform.
2.) Sheetmetal Designer

Accelerate the complete sheetmetal process from design to manufacturing.

  • Dedicated solution including Conceptual Design, Detail Design, Advanced Detail Design and Manufacturing Preparation.
  • Reduces design and manufacturing errors thanks to process oriented sheet metal features.
  • Cuts tooling design thanks to dedicated manufacturing preparation functions.
  • Cuts design modifications capitalizing IP and applying automated design and check rules.
  • Reduces Decision times using concurrent engineering delivered by the single platform.
 
 

Multi-Disciplined Engineering (4 Roles)

Steel and Equipment layout to Detailed Structural Design.

1.) Accomodation Desinger

Layout and design of compartment spaces, complete with ceilings, coverings, doors and windows. 

  • Define Insulation, Fire Bridge & Draught Stop.
  • Allows story management.
  • Perform interference checking.
  • Generate associative drawings. 
  • Provides reporting.
2.) Space Allocation Architect

Define a project’s working area and subdivide it into zones assigned with a functional classification.

  • Ensure compliance with requirements and classification rules.
  • Define a coherent design policy by all downstream designers.
  • Associate and search design data with spaces for weight and resource estimation in early design phase
  • Define 3D grids to be used as design guide.
  • Divide the working area into spaces used for design and manufacturing purposes.
  • Associate physical and logical objects with spaces.
  • Report, 2D layout and GAP creation based on space.
3.) Steel & Equipment layout Designer

Detail design and Intelligent component positioning on metallic structures.

  • Provides full parametric detail design with realistic geometric viewing.
  • Experience precise and accurate detail design without errors and rework.
  • Supports tight and seamless integration with manufacturing.
  • Intelligent arrangement of the equipment and components.
  • Efficient ways to define templates.
  • Define dedicated PLM Objects for detail design and equipment systems
  • AEC compliant.
  • Synchronization with automatic profile limitation
 
 
4.) Structure Designer

Supports metallic structure design from preliminary design to detail design.

  • Support full parametric design with various construction elements.
  • Perform early estimation of preliminary design for manufacturing planning.
  • Experience robust and flexible detail design piece parts generation.
  • Design without errors and rework, plus includes realistic detail design viewing.
  • Seamless integration and collaboration with manufacturing and other disciplines.

Transport & Mobility Engineering (3 Roles)

Transportation & Mobility Engineering suite offers a complete solution for designing, shaping  and managing the integration of chassis and powertrains, Class A surfaces and Interior design into the automotive product lifecycle

1.) Body In White Designer

Deliver highly productive capabilities to accelerate the Automotive Body In White design process.

  • to quickly create or modify a car body in an associative styling and engineering context, taking into account the manufacturability of the created body.
  • this advanced product uses unique skilled features to boost body in white design phase productivity.
  • extend the unique functional modeling technology that enables users to focus on and capture their design intent, by freeing themselves from the sequence in which they model and by associating behaviors with design features, thereby decreasing design complexity.
  • bring greater flexibility to evaluate multiple design variations in a short time frame.
2.) Interior Designer

Create complex plastic, cast and forged parts for automotive interiors.

  • Create advanced surface design capabilities for plastic parts, for cast and forged parts with behavior-driven mechanical features.
  • Apply know-how rules capitalizing best design practices, automates all tasks from simple to complex.
  • Provide strong engineering validation capabilities.
  • Create parts of any complexity while ensuring compliance to engineering requirements.
  • Deliver direct access to manufacturing-ready parts without having to proceed with multiple design iterations.
3.) Powertrain & Chassis Designer

Optimize the creation of any sophisticated mechanical chassis product.

  • Reuse existing designs to gain productivity and cost, and feature based design to embed bets practices and manufacturability rules.
  • Provide all capabilities required for a complex chassis design, including sheet-metal parts, forged parts, advanced kinematics and complex surfaces.
  • Define components with custom behaviors, delivering engineering connections and mechanism animation.
  • Anticipate any manufacturing and assembly instruction feasibility.
  • Experience direct manipulation, advanced surface and detailed design features which allow multi-skills design and cover all complex surface requirements.
 
 

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