What is CATIA - About CATIA
"CATIA" - Computer Aided Three Dimensional Interactive Application. CATIA, powered by the Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a 3D Product Lifecycle Management software suite developed by the French company Dassault Systemes.
CATIA facilitates collaborative engineering across disciplines with its 3DExperience platform. CATIA allows the user to create parts in a highly productive and intuitive environment.
What is CATIA
CATIA is a 3D multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE) powered by Dassault Systems.
"Full Form of CATIA" - Computer Aided Three Dimensional Interactive Application.
powered by the Dassault Systemes.
CATIA enriches existing product design with basic part and surface design tools; easily establish assembly constraints, automatically positions parts, and check assembly consistency.
Located, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chains as well as small and medium businesses (SMB).
CATIA GOES FAR OFF 3D CAD DESIGN TO ENCOURAGE INNOVATION ACROSS THE ENLARGED ENTERPRISE.
|Housing Design CATIA|
|Housing Design CATIA|
Sketch-Based (1) & Dress Up (2) Feature used in Housing Design.
Features are meaningful abstractions of geometry that engineers use to design components, products, and processes. In a design activity, features are design primitives; serve as the basis for product representations
In CATIA, features are classified as Sketch-Based Features and Dress-Up Features.
Sketch-based features are created using a 2D sketch. By using commands such as Pad, Rib, Shaft, Multi-section solid definition material is added to convert into 3D.
Dress-Up features are created directly on the solid model. Fillets and chamfers are examples of this type.
|Ship Propeller CATIA|
Hybrid design in CATIA will allow users with capabilities of bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional elements within the same work environment. The users can create wireframe and surface features within the same body.
This new way of designing therefore induces the interfaces homogeneity between Part Design and wireframe surface design, which makes the use of these products much easier
A CATIA model is fully associative with the drawings, parts, and/or assemblies that reference it. Changes in the model are automatically reflected in the associated drawings, parts, and/or assemblies. Likewise, changes in the context of the drawing or assembly are reflected back in the model.
Change in Number of Holes in Disc Brake.
Change in Hole Size.
Change in Number of Holes.
The dimensions and relations used to create a feature are stored in the model.
This enables you to capture the design intent and to easily make changes to the model using these parameters.
Driving dimensions are used while creating a feature. These include the dimensions that are associated with the sketched geometry, as well as the dimensions that are associated with the feature itself.
Let us consider the example of a cylindrical pad. The diameter of the pad is controlled by the diameter of the sketched circle, and the height of the pad is controlled by the depth to which the circle is extruded.
Relations include information such as parallelism, tangency, and concentricity. This type of information is typically communicated in the drawings using feature control symbols.
By capturing this information in the sketch, CATIA enables you to fully capture your design intent in the initial stage itself.
Wireframe and Surface Design
CATIA - Wireframe & Surface is used to create wireframe construction elements during the preliminary design phase.
It can also enrich the 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.
Sheet Metal Design
|Computer Case Design|
Computer Case Design
Sheet Metal Design in CATIA is a dedicated solution addressing the Sheet Metal Process from Design to manufacturing.
Based on Sheet metal design and manufacturing processes, it empowers designers and manufacturing engineers with a pre-defined set of features that facilitates the designs of sheet metal parts and their respective tooling (Fig. 16).
CATIA User Interface Style
CATIA offers 3 platforms (P1, P2, and P3) to choose the most scalable solution for product creation This allows you to choose the level of functionality you require.
CATIA PI Platform
CATIA PI Platform provides core modeling for small and mid-size process-centric customers wanting to extend their design capabilities.
CATIA P1 Platform users affordably benefit from PLM productivity with the security of potential growth.
They can conduct associative product engineering based on CATIA V5 product design-in-context, product knowledge reuse, end-to-end associativity, product validation, and collaborative change management capabilities. CATIA P1 products are fully operational on a CATIA P2 platform.
CATIA P2 Platform
CATIA P2 Platform provides process-centric customers the ability to create their digital enterprise by modeling their products, processes, and resources. It provides an extended set of solutions based on knowledge engineering and hybrid modeling technology.
CATIA V5 P2 users can optimize their PLM processes through knowledge integration, process accelerators, and customized tools. They can drive generative product engineering based on the largest application portfolio.
They can perform "design-to-target." extensively capture and re-use knowledge, and stimulate collaborative innovation.
CATIA P3 Platform
CATIA V5 P3 users access the highest productivity for specific advanced processes with focused solutions, They can lead expert engineering and advanced innovation, relying on unique and very specialized applications that integrate product and process expertise.
CATIA P3 provides a highly advanced, knowledge-based digital product and process development environment.
It has a highly specialized industry-specific solution, all of which are targeted to meet advanced design requirements for selected critical industrial processes, such as Aerospace & Automotive class A Styling, User interface is optimized/customized for the specialization of the product.
"The CATIA V5 world is fully scalable since the P1, P2, and P3 platforms operate on the same data model, methodology, and management schemes. By enabling the users to install P2 applications on top of PI seats and by standardizing the graphical user interfaces across platforms, Pl users can immediately do collaborative design within their extended enterprise with P2 users and later grow with P2 and P3 platforms as their business grows.
CATIA supports multiple stages of development (CAx), including conceptualization, design (CAD), Engineering (CAE), and manufacturing (CAM).
CATIA facilitates collaborative engineering across disciplines with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including surfacing & shape design, electrical fluid & electronics systems design, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.
Aerospace & Defense
Being French-based. Indian Light Combat Aircraft. Chinese Xian TH-7A. Airbus European aerospace, Bem Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace, Brazilian aircraft company EMBRARER, Vought Act industries Eurofighter Typoon. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp main supplier of helicopters the US military forces, 13 Voth Bell Helicopter, etc. used CATIA and 3DEXPERIENCE for digital designing and collaborative engineering across disciplines.
BMW, Porsche, Daimler, Mclaren Automotive, Chrysler, Honda, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, SET, Skoda, Bentley Motors Limited, Volvo, Fiat, Benteler International, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, Toyota, Ford, Scania, Hyundai, Tesla Motors, Rolls-Royce Motors, Valmet Automotive, Proton, Elba, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, etc., use CATIA for its design and development of
car structures such as door beams, IP supports, bumper beams, roof rails, side rails, body components.
ECOCEANE, ORACLE TEAM USA, DAEWOO Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, DELTAMARIN, MACGREGOR, ROLLS ROYCE, VERNER YACHTS, JUDEL/VROLIJK & CO, ISONAVAL, PLANATECH, STX SHIPBUILDING, YANTAI RAFFLES SHIPYARD, UNIVERSAL SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION, etc., use CATIA for the development of its sustainable vessels and reduced development times through
MWV (MeadWestvaco), CENTRELINE (WINSOR) LIMITED, ASIA AGRICULTURE MACHINERY, KARL W.SCHMIDT & ASSOCIATES, POLYRACK TECH GROUP, MASCHIO GASPARDO, JAKOB MULLER, ROOTS MULTI CLEAN LIMITED, ABB TURBO SYSTEMS, CARREY, TRANSPOFIX, VONROLL CASTING, TJ MOLDES, etc., uses Dassault Systemes products CATIA for adopting 3D as its universal language for design and collaboration.
Transportation Et Mobility
STADLER RAIL, SCANIA GROUP BLUE SKY SOLAR RACING, VISTEON CORPORATION, BOSCH. MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, BRANO, ASHOK LEYLAND, HYNDAI ROTEM, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, TERRAFUGIA, RENAULT, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, PLASANCARBON COMPOSITES, TESLA MOTORS, BAKER DRIVE TRAIN, KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH, INTEGRAL COACH FACTORY, etc., use CATIA for innovative 3D design proposals with more design alternatives.
CATIA for creative designers has improved project teams' efficiency.
Energy Process Et Utilities
CHIDI (Chengdu Engineering Corporation), COFELY INEO, EATON, NIAEP, SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES, NSE COMPOSITES, SUZLON, C-FER TECHNOLOGIES, TUV NORD, TECHNIP, ALSTOM POWER, etc., uses CATIA to accelerate and automate development.
VVMICROSOFT DEVICES GROUP, FUJITSU NETWORK COMMUNICATION, LG ELECTRONICS, BOSCH, TYCO FIRE PROTECTION PRODUCTS, SAMSUNG, LENOVO, PHILIPS LUMEC, HCL, PANASONIC, MASTER AUDIO, FULLCONN INDUSTRY, NIKON, ETC., uses CATIA to create a collaborative environment among its design, manufacturing and partner companies to promote concurrent engineering.