CATIA - Virtual Product Design and Engineering

Beyond pure CAD software packages, we deliver the keys to PLM for process-centric companies.

CATIA is the leading product development solution for all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs, through their supply chains, to small independent producers. The range of CATIA capabilities allows it to be applied in a wide variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery, electrical, electronics, shipbuilding, plant design, and consumer goods, including design for such diverse products as jewelry and clothing.

True collaborative engineering

CATIA is the only solution capable of addressing the complete product development process, from product concept specification through product-in-service, in a fully integrated and associative manner. Based on an open, scalable architecture, it facilitates true collaborative engineering across the multidisciplinary extended enterprise, including style and form design, mechanical design and equipment and systems engineering, managing digital mock-ups, machining, analysis, and simulation. By enabling enterprises to reuse product design knowledge and accelerate development cycles, CATIA helps companies to speed-up their responses to market needs.

In conjunction with ENOVIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam for lifecycle management and decision support and DELMIA for manufacturing engineering, CATIA is a key component of collaborative PLM.

The keys to PLM for process-centric companies

Much beyond pure CAD software packages, which provide geometry modeling features for design-centric companies, CATIA delivers the keys to PLM for process-centric companies:

  • Product to market. CATIA is about product creation. From the earliest product concept to production tooling, its concurrent engineering and design-in-context capabilities create value by enabling companies to create products and bring them to the market.
  • Time to market. The unequalled process coverage of CATIA, combined with the native associativity among all of its applications, gives CATIA customers the means to shorten the time to market.
  • Right to market. CATIA's integrated analysis, simulation, synthesis, and optimization applications provide product engineering validation at each design step to ensure product quality and market acceptance.
  • Lead the market. CATIA's advanced capabilities for collaborative engineering, knowledge capture, and re-use boost innovation and help to lead the market. 

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Reference Case: ESS

CATIA 3D modeling and ENOVIA PLM used
in the process of building the world’s leading
facility for neutron research.

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