“One stand out aspect of CATIA is its ability to control surfaces. It enabled us to manipulate free form surfaces and robustly morph shapes without altering their quality at any time during the design process. It is also very intuitive and can be used by either non surface specialist designers or advanced shape designers.”
David Dowdell, principal WiC design engineer at bf1systems, talking about the design of the Aston Martin One-77 cycle.
CATIA facilitates the following shape design processes:
CATIA is at the service of industrial designers and their creativity. Whether starting the 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.
CATIA fully addresses the Automotive Class-A process with a solution for surface refinement that integrates industry leading ICEM surfacing technologies. By combining the V6 technology strengths, which include knowledge capture-and-reuse paradigm, it delivers a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for modeling, analyzing and visualizing aesthetic and ergonomic shapes for the highest Class-A surface quality.
Body in White & Mechanical Surface Design
CATIA provides advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specification-driven modeling approach. This solution brings high-end quality surface modeling for detailed designers and promotes efficient concurrent engineering between styling and engineering worlds in order to optimize the product design workflow.
Spanning from preliminary to engineering detailed design and manufacturing preparation, CATIA provides unique capabilities for designers of composites structures to work in dedicated design in-context environments. Designers can integrate structural, assembly, and manufacturing requirements early in the composites design process and thereby anticipate and avoid problems.