Broad scope of Roles and Industries
CATIA PLM Express consists of Pre-Configured CATIA V5 bundled licences (44) for a number of job roles within a company. These roles can vary from Mechanical Engineering through to Surfacing, Sheet Metal, FE Analysis, Electrical, Composites, Reverse Engineering / Rapid Prototyping, NC Machining etc.
Pre-Configured CATIA V5 bundled licences
The “core” base requirement of CATIA V5 PLM Express is the CATIA Team PLM Configuration (CAT). This gives a user access to basic Part Design(PD1), Assemblies (AS1), WireFrame and Surface (WS1), Drafting(ID1+GDR) and Data Translation options of both STEP (ST1) & IGES(IG1).
The CAT Configuration also contains access to the Enovia SmarTeam Team Data Manager Configuration (TDM) which when configured with consultancy and the correct IT Infrastructure can give you the start of your own PLM System which could include as additional options Engineering Change Management, Workflow, BOM etc.
In addition to the “CAT” configuration, there are then additional “Enabler” and “Extension“ modules which can be added. An “Enabler” module ends with “E” and an “Extension” module ends with an “X“. As a Pre-Requisite, an “Enabler” would always need a “CAT” licence and an “Extension” would always need a “CAT” + “Enabler” as a Pre-Requisite.
Advanced Mechanical Engineering + Surfacing
CATIA V5 Mechanical Product Creation Add-On (MCE) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration required. Gives access to more powerful Part Design 2 (PDG), Assembly Design 2 (ASD) and Surfacing through Generative Shape Design 1 (GS1) functionality.
CATIA V5 Mechanical Shape Design (HDX) Add-On / Shareable – Pre-Requisite CAT + “Enabler”. HDX gives access to higher end Surfacing through Generative Shape Design 2 (GSD), Freestyle Shaper 1 (FS1) and Developed Shapes 1 (DL1)
CATIA V5 Fabricated Product Creation Add-On (FPE) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration required. Gives access to Sheet Metal Design 2 (SMD) and Weld Design 1 (WD1)
Finite Element Analysis
CATIA V5 Generative Structural Analysis Add-On / Shareable (GAE) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration required. Gives access to Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) and Generative Assembly Structural Analysis 2 (GAS)
CATIA V5 Electrical Wire Harness Design Add-On / Shareable (WHX) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration + “Enabler”. Gives access to Electrical Wire Routing 2 (EWR), Electrical Library 2 (ELB) and Electrical Harness Installation 2 (EHI)
CATIA V5 Composites Design Add-On / Shareable (CPX) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration + “Enabler” – Gives access to Composites Engineering 2 (CPE) + Generative Shape Design 2 (GSD)
CATIA V5 Composites Manufacturing Preparation Add-On / Shareable (CGX) – Pre-Requisite CAT + “Enabler” – Gives access to Composites Design for Manufacturing 2 (CPM) + Generative Shape Design 2 (GSD)
Reverse Engineering / Rapid Prototyping
CATIA V5 Reverse Engineering (REE) Add-On / Shareable – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration required. Gives access to Generative Shape Design 1 (GS1), Quick Surface Reconstruction 2 (QSR), Digitised Shape Editor 2 (DSE), STL Rapid Prototyping Interface (TL1) and Shape Sculptor 2 (DSS)
5 Axis NC Machining
CATIA V5 Advanced Multi-Axis and Pocket Machining Add-On / Shareable (AME) – Pre-Requisite CAT Configuration. Gives access to Advanced Machining 2 (AMG), Multi Pocket Machining 2 (MPG), Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant 2 (MPA), NC Manufacturing Review 2 (NCG), Generative Shape Design 1 (GS1) and NC Manufacturing Verification 2 (NVG).
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