An advanced 3D product creation package… Mechanical Design Products allows the user to create parts in a highly productive and intuitive environment, to enrich existing mechanical part design with wireframe and basic surface features and then easily establish mechanical assembly constraints, automatically positions parts and checks assembly consistency. Advanced Drafting capabilities are also provided through the associative drawing generation from 3D part and assembly designs. Mechanical Design products can address 2D design and drawing production requirements with a stand-alone state-of-the-art 2D tool Interactive Drafting 1 (ID1).
The 3D Insight product has been developed to comply with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification policies which require there be only one model and one modifier, a primary engineer, during the entire development, deployment, manufacturing and management lifecycle.
3D Insight is especially dedicated to collaborators who need to access and use the 3D product definition. It provides review capabilities (including 3D tolerancing and annotations) and allows users to perform a precise analysis of the geometric product definition. 3D Insight does not allow users to save or export the created/modified data in order to prevent any changes of the 3D product definition.
3D Insight allows exact sectioning, exact measurement, sketch examination, construction and additional geometry creation for analysis, 3D Functional Tolerancing & Annotation (FTA) and 2D Layout for 3D Design (LO1) data review mark-up. It disallows the user to save the created data or to export it. Users can perform geometric analysis of the product within the manufacturing/assembly/inspection tooling context.
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With the CATIA Composites Laser Projection 2 (CLA), manufacturing preparators can generate and edit Laser Projection outputs. It allows manufacturers to project the shape of the ply to be laid on the mold by the operator, resulting in a better positioning.This includes the support of major laser projector providers.
This includes the support of major laser projector providers. The Composites Laser Projection consists of two commands:Laser Projection Export generates .ply and .cal files.Laser Projection File Reader reads .ply files and displays their content in the 3D area. These two commands are launched from the Composites Manufacturing Preparation app.
CATIA – Composites Design 3 (CPD) is an advanced composites process centric solution that allows manufacturers, from aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding or consumer goods companies, to reduce the time needed to design composites parts. It delivers tools to cover both the preliminary and detailed design phases while taking into account, even at the concept stage, the product’s requirements for its manufacturability. Thanks to powerful synchronisation mechanisms CPD is the essential link between engineering design and physical manufacturing and allows manufacturing designers to closely collaborate with engineering designers. CATIA – Composites Design 3 (CPD) uniquely delivers a powerful composites design solution with all the advantages of the CATIA V5 architecture: native integration, pervasive knowledgeware capabilities, and CATIA V5’s ease-of-use.
CATIA Composites Engineering Design (CPE) provides process oriented tools dedicated to the design of composites parts from preliminary to engineering detailed design. CPE targets aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and shipbuilding industries OEMs and suppliers. Automatic ply generation, exact solid generation, analysis tools such as fiber behavior simulation and inspection capabilites are just some of the essential components of this product. By enabling users to embed manufacturing constraints earlier in the conceptual design stage, this product shortens the design-to-manufacturing period. Its native integration with the pervasive knowledge and ease-of-use of V5 reveals CPE as a unique composites design solution in the marketplace.
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CATIA Composites Design for Manufacturing (CPM) provides process oriented tools dedicated to manufacturing preparation of composites parts. CPM targets aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and shipbuilding industries OEMs and suppliers. With the powerful synchronization capabilities, CPM is the essential link between engineering design and physical manufacturing, allowing suppliers to closely collaborate with their OEMs in the composite design process. With CPM, manufacturing engineers can include all manufacturing and producibility constraints in the composites design process. This product completes the composites design solution, taking advantage of CATIA V5 architecture: native integration, pervasive knowledgeware capabilities, and CATIA V5’s ease-of-use.
CATIA – 2D Layout for 3D Design 1 (LO1) is a new generation product dedicated to accelerate the 3D conceptual design process. It is the only product on the market where a designer works in a 3D environment with embedded 2D drafting capabilities. During the conceptual phase of a project. LO1 enables the designer to work in a familiar drafting workbench with multi views capabilities. Users can create layout views containing geometry while getting the most of other key capabilities such as dimensions, annotations, dress-up, 2D components and constraints. LO1 incorporates also powerful tools for a fast and associative 3D geometry creation. Once the design is laid out in 2D sheets and views, the user is able to print it immediately for review or to generate a complete drawing sheet from this layout and its content, which enables also to add further views to illustrate it more in detail.
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CATIA – Assembly Design 1 (AS1) is a P1 product for managing assemblies in a highly productive way. It gives the user the ability to design in assembly context with a user-control associativity, to perform concurrent engineering between the design of the assembly and the design of individual components through a hierarchical assemblies using a top-down or bottom-up approach. Assembly Design 1 establishes mechanical assembly constraints using mouse movements or graphical commands to easily and intuitively snap parts into position.
Through a manual / automatic update choice, the designer can reorder the product structure, drags dynamically parts into position and makes collision and clearance checks. A productive work is provided through a catalog access for standard parts or assemblies, the access of advanced and powerful assemblies features, automatic exploded view generation and automated BOM generation. Assembly Designers get great time reduction and increased quality. Introducing an intuitive user interface, common user interface across NT and UNIX, offering productivity, ease of use, and low training costs.
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CATIA – Assembly Design 2 (ASD) offers a new generation CATIA P2 product for managing assemblies. Assembly Design products integrate with other CATIA Version 5 applications like part design and drawing generation.
CATIA – Assembly Design 2 (ASD) establishes mechanical assembly constraints using mouse movements or graphical commands to easily snap parts into position. Assembly Design 2 helps designers managing large, hierarchical assemblies of CATIA V4, V5, VRML or STEP parts using a top-down or bottom-up approach. Parts and sub-assemblies are easily reused in the assembly without data duplication.
Productivity tools like automatic exploded view generation, collision and clearance checking. Automated BOM generation greatly reduce time and increase quality. Flexible Sub-Assembly gives user the ability to dynamically unlink product structure and mechanical behavior. This unique command allows to move individual component in the parent assembly or to manage different internal positions of instantiated sub-component.
Introducing an intuitive user interface, user interface across NT and UNIX, offering productivity, ease of use, and low training costs.
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CATIA – Weld Design 1 (WD1) is an application addressing welded assemblies. 15 weld types (ISO standard) are provided to the user to create welds, part preparation and relevant annotations.
This product addresses Machinery & tooling industries through advanced welding processes. The creation of the weld in the 3D digital Mock-Up will allow designer to manage digital pre-assembly, mass inertia, space reservation and drafting annotation.
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CATIA – Part Design 1 (PD1) product for CATIA-P1 offers a new generation CATIA product for part design with one interface on NT and UNIX.
The “smart-solid” design kernel combines feature based design with the flexibility of Boolean approach, offering a highly productive, intuitive solution enabling multiple design methodologies.
CATIA – Part Design 1 (PD1) product can used with other CATIA V5 applications such as: Assembly Design, Generative Drafting, Wireframe & Surface.
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CATIA – Part Design 2 (PDG) offers a new generation CATIA product for part design with one interface on NT and UNIX.. Interoperates with CATIA Version 4 data and methodologies.
The “smart-solid” design kernel combines high productivity feature-based toolsets and boolean methodologies, delivering a flexible solution enabling multiple design approaches.
CATIA – Part Design 2 (PDG) can be used with CATIA V5 applications like Assembly Design, Drafting, Wireframe & Surface
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CATIA – Part Design Feature Recognition 1 (FR1) is intended to recognize Part Design feature from an Isolated B-Rep. This product is used to retrieve a comprehensive CATIA data structure (Product Structure) from an Isolated B-Rep Part. The user imports a part and can recover elementary Part Design features.
CATIA – Part Design Feature Recognition 1 (FR1) is used to allow better downstream applications integration, to improve Part simplification for tool definition and flexible local design.
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CATIA – Functional Molded Parts 1 (FM1) is a new generation of non-history based 3D modeling delivering unmatched productivity and flexibility. Dedicated to the design of molded and plastic parts, FM1 provides a set of high level dedicated functional features. By embedding dedicated functional specifications this new generation of advanced features, remove many user interactions involved in the design of plastic and molded parts. Unlike traditional 3D design CATIA?s functional modeling frees the user from the notion of history in that the order of creation of the features have no impact on the design itself. FM1 is totally integrated into the entire CATIA V5 application portfolio. This integration provides molded part designers with a comprehensive solution covering the entire creation process.
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CATIA – Functional Molded Parts 2 (FMP) is a new generation product for designing cast, molded and forged parts and related tooling with unmatched productivity and flexibility. Its history-free functional design approach for defining the complete functional specification for both parts and their associated tooling makes FMP a breakthrough product for reducing the design-to-manufacturing cycle.
Building on the foundation of functional part definition, it accelerates the time-to-market by intelligently understanding the geometrical and tooling definition from a designer’s functional concept. By taking advantage of the unique CATIA V5 geometrical modeler and the process coverage of complementary CATIA products, companies can realize significant efficiency savings. Freeing the designer from the constraints of history-based design, the order in which features are created has no impact on the design itself.
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CATIA – Cast & Forged Part Optimizer 2 (CFO) is an new add-on for Part Design 2 (PDG) dedicated to the detailed design of molded & forged parts. CATIA – Cast & Forged Part Optimizer 2 (CFO) delivers advanced part design functions that extend the power of Dress-up features. These advanced functions are based on innovative and unique patented technology that provides significant gains in quality and productivity. Dedicated to the Casting and Forging process, this new add-on is totally integrated into the entire CATIA V5 application portfolio. Users can finish their design with CATIA – Part Design 2 (PDG), avoiding the need to make repetitive use of Surface & Wireframe operations. The user benefits from improved robustness, higher productivity (fewer clicks), greater stability following design changes ; and a reduction in prerequisite learning activity.
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CATIA – Wireframe & Surface 1 (WS1) is used to create wireframe construction elements during the preliminary design phase. It can also enrich existing 3D mechanical part design with wireframe and basic surface features. Its feature-based approach contributes to a productive and intuitive design environment where design methodologies and specifications can be captured and reused.
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Generative Drafting for CATIA-P1 (GD1) is new-generation CATIA products which allows users to automatically generate associative drafting from 3D mechanical designs and assemblies produced with CATIA Version 5. When combined with Interactive Drafting, the Generative Drafting product 1 benefits both from integrated 2D interactive functionality and from a higher productive environment for drawings dress-up and annotation.
Generative Drafting 1 product offers a flexible and scalable solution accommodating drawing generation requirements for sheetmetal, surface and hybrid parts or assemblies. A drawing creation assistant, or “wizard” simplifies the generation of multiple-view drawings. 3D dimensions can be automatically generated. Designers are able to associate patterns with part material specifications and add post-generation annotations with standards-based dress-up features. Associativity of the drawings to the 3D master representation enables users to concurrently work on their designs and drawings.
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Generative Drafting for CATIA-P2 (GDR) is new-generation CATIA products which allows users to automatically generate associative drafting from 3D mechanical designs and assemblies produced with CATIA Version 5. When combined with Interactive Drafting 1, the Generative Drafting product 2 benefits both from integrated 2D interactive functionality and from a higher productive environment for drawings dress-up and annotation.
Generative Drafting 2 product offers a flexible and scalable solution to create associative drawings from 3D mechanical designs, surfaces, hybrid parts and assemblies created with CATIA Version 4 or Version 5. 3D dimensions can be automatically generated with control over their placement. Designers are able to add post-generation annotations with standards-based dress-up features. Associativity of the drawings to the 3D master representation enables users to concurrently work on their design and drawings.
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Interactive Drafting is a new generation CATIA product to address 2D design and drawing production requirements, It offers a highly productive, and intuitive, interactive drafting system. It also enriches Generative Drafting with both integrated 2D interactive functionality and with a productive environment for drawings dress-up and annotation.
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CATIA – 3D Functional Tolerancing and Annotation 1 (FT1) is a new-generation CATIA product addressing the easy definition and management of tolerance specifications and annotations of 3D parts and products. 3D Functional Tolerancing and Annotation 1 product provides an ideal solution for new CATIA customers in small and medium size industries, looking to reduce reliance on 2D drawings and increase the use of 3D as the master representation.
CATIA – 3D Functional Tolerancing and Annotation 2 (FTA) is a new-generation CATIA product addressing the easy definition and management of tolerance specifications and annotations of 3D parts and products.
The intuitive interface of CATIA – 3D Functional Tolerancing and Annotation 2 product provides an ideal solution for new CATIA customers in small and medium size industries, looking to reduce reliance on 2D drawings and increase the use of 3D as the master representation. 3D annotations can be extracted, using the annotation plane concept in CATIA GENERATIVE DRAFTING products. Besides syntactic and semantic verification command allows the user to check the correctness of all the annotations of the active product or part regarding to the standard used.
Finally, the 3D annotations can be reviewed using ENOVIA – DMU DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING REVIEW 1 product ( DT1) or DELMIA – DMU DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING REVIEW 2 product (MTR), which offers comprehensive tools for interpretation of annotations and tolerances on specific areas of the design or across the complete digital mockup.
CATIA – Structure Design 1 (SR1) product is an application enabling to simply and quickly creates linear, curved structures, and plates, using standard or user-defined sections. Taking advantage of an optimized user interface, the user can easily create and modify structures thanks to fully associative design in context capability.
Moreover, the product includes a parametric catalog through design tables and it generates user customizable Bills of Materials. It is natively integrated with other CATIA applications for completing the structure design, user will be able, for instance, to perform extensive stress analysis on his structure elements and beams.
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Dedicated to Generic & user Tooling Component management, CATIA – Tooling Design 1 (TG1) provides to small mold makers a toolset to support the end to end process. This new product covers all productivity features such as positioning and multi instance management and also delivers all needed features for process integration up to drafting and manufacturing (drilling, splitting, propagation of user intent). Moreover, the product includes a rich content through catalogs and samples.
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CATIA – Mold Tooling Design 2 Product is a generation design product which can be cooperatively used with any other current or future Design, Simulation, Deformation, Drafting, Manufacturing Application of CATIA V5, to offer a highly productive end to end solution from the design of the Molded Part to the manufacturing of the associated Mold Tooling, in a PLM context.
CATIA – Mold Tooling Design 2 Product allows a rapid, cost effective, open solution for creation of Mold Tooling for the Plastic Injection Process, thanks to the availability of a wide array of :
- Dedicated Plastic Injection Mold Bases,
- Plastic Injection Components,
- Extensive General Mechanic Components,
all, either standard from Catalogs and/or User Defined and/or Mixed, completed by powerful and fully Associative Drilling Capabilities
- BOM capabilities,
- Kinematics Capabilities for the Mold Base.
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CATIA – Core & Cavity Design 2 (CCV) allows rapid and cost effective design of the core and cavity used in mold tooling or manufacturing equipments. This products provides a fast splitting tool that takes a surfacic or solid part and separates it into core and cavity with sliders and loose cores.
CATIA – Core & Cavity Design 2 (CCV) is a stand-alone product that determines the ability of a component to be manufactured thanks to technological criteria (Moldability). This product allows also the user to fill up technological holes within the core and cavity surfaces, identify the parting lines and to generate the parting surfaces.
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CATIA – Healing Assistant 1 (HA1) product provides users reconciliation and fixing tools to heal parts to be used in downstream applications such as manufacturing, analysis or tooling design. This product helps user checking validity of imported data (surfaces or solids) with regard to V5 modeling criteria, then correcting or improving the topology and the geometry of the analyzed objects.
CATIA – Healing Assistant 1 (HA1) is perfectly suited for designers who have to deal with complex parts from various CAD applications and formats. This product allows them to make their Parts “V5 compliant” to be able to reuse components in any V5 applications. The mold and die tooling process is particularly impacted by these advanced capabilities, as tooling is often done by sub-contractors receiving data exported by their OEMs in standard formats such as IGES or STEP. But Healing Assistant is also very useful for data migration, i.e. for companies who need to migrate data from their previous CAD (including CATIA V4) to their new CATIA V5 environment.
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CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 1 (SM1) is dedicated to the design of sheet metal parts. Its feature-based approach offers a highly productive and intuitive design environment. It allows concurrent engineering between the folded or unfolded representation of the part.
CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 1 (SM1) can be cooperatively used with other current or future applications of CATIA Version 5 like part design, assembly design and drawing generation. As sheetmetal design may start from scratch or from an existing solid, communication between suppliers and contractors is empowered.
CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 1 (SM1) offers the same ease-of-use and user interface consistency as all CATIA V5 applications to drastically reduce training cycle time and unleash designer creativity. It is available as a native Windows interface across Windows and UNIX for companies running mixed networks.
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CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 2 (SMD) is a new generation CATIA product dedicated to the design of SheetMetal parts. Its feature-based approach offers a highly productive and intuitive design environment. It allows concurrent engineering between the folded or unfolded representation of the part.
CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 2 can be cooperatively used with other current or future applications of CATIA Version 5 like part design, assembly design and drawing generation. As sheetmetal design may start from scratch or from an existing solid, communication between suppliers and contractors is empowered. It includes many standard design features,for stamped, bended or rolled parts and compliant with E&E and F&A industries requirements.
CATIA – Sheetmetal Design 2 offers the same ease of use and user interface consistency as all CATIA V5 applications to drastically reduce training cycle time and unleash designer creativity. It also provides multiple interoperability functions with CATIA V4 sheetmetal products.
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CATIA-Sheetmetal Production 1 (SH1) is a P1 product which covers the manufacturing preparation for sheet metal parts. It allows the recognition of a 3D solid part as a sheet metal part, and the transformation of its 3D functional folded shape in its unfolded manufacturable representation. Including tools for manufacturability checks (like checking overlapping, checking feature fold/unfold visibility), bending wizard, one can export this new sheet metal part in a standard format. In combination with the sheet metal design products, it provides a solution that covers the design to manufacturing process, empowering the communication between OEM and subcontractors.
SH1 is a new-generation CATIA product addressing the manufacturing preparation for sheetmetal parts. In combination with SMD, it provides a solution that covers the design to manufacturing process of sheetmetal parts.
SH1 empowers the communication between OEM and sheetmetal manufacturing subcontractors by allowing the transformation of the 3D folded functional shape of the part in its unfolded manufacturable representation.
Moreover, it includes the tools needed for manufacturability checking. Finally, it hosts the interface to external sheetmetal manufacturing softwares.
Thus, SH1 specially fits the needs of manufacturing design department and sheetmetal manufacturing subcontractors.
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CATIA Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design is a product dedicated to the definition of sheetmetal parts used in the aerospace industry (hydro-pressed or break-formed).
It enables the capture of company knowledge, including design, and manufacturing constraints.
Product is based on Feature Modeling techniques, using a pre-defined set of Features used for sheetmetal parts designed in the aerospace industry.
Based on both specification-driven and generative approaches, this product will allow typical hydro-formed aerospace parts to be easily specified, the system taking care of creating both 3D and flattened part geometry. Where such parts are designed or modified with basic modeling tools within hours or days, this product allows same result to be achieved in minutes.
CATIA Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design provides an interactive function to design sheetmetal parts in a very intuitive way, taking manufacturing constraints into accounts. It provides the flatpattern of the sheetmetal part, and allows easy incremental design (from preliminary to detailled stages) and modification both in 3D and flattened conditions.
Whenever initial specifications are changed (e.g. the aircaft skin on which a frame has been designed is modified), this product will allow new part to be automatically rebuild, based on new specifications.
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