CATIA Version 6 Release 2013x

CATIA Product Experience

CATIA Experience brings together the Shape, Functional, Engineering and Architectural characteristics of a product definition to enable all participants to integrate the digital product experience.

CATIA Product Experience provides multiple elements to help people collaborate at the level of the product experience – where people sit together and review the overall project. Ease of use, simple dashboards, powerful analysis, search etc etc deliver the right information so managers and non specialists can find and interact with the product information they require.

CATIA Knowledge Advisor

Enables design engineers to embed knowledge within the design and leverage it to reduce errors and automate design for maximum productivity

In today's competitive market, efficient decision making and accurate designs are the crucial elements of success. Because competition drives innovation, the product needs to generate the highest quality in the shortest amount of time.

CATIA Knowledge Advisor allows designers and design engineers to capture their know-how and re-use it as best practices. Users can embed knowledge into their design through formulas, rules, reactions and checks. By accelerating the exploration of design alternatives concerning rules, users can make better decisions and reach optimal, error-free designs quickly.

  • Accelerate exploration of design alternatives to speed up design process and allocate more time for innovation
  • Capture engineering knowledge of best practices
  • Increase quality of designs by embedding corporate standards in design rules
  • Capture and reuse the most important asset - intellectual capital
  • Captures and highlights engineering knowledge
    Via creation of rules, reactions, checks and formulas. This knowledge is directly embedded in the design through specifications. This allows users to take parameters into account earlier in the design process, automate repetitive, or time-consuming design tasks, and solve complex equations. Early attention to specification details improves design quality and reduces cost by eliminating unnecessary redesign cycles
  • Easy definition and understanding of know-how
    The management of captured knowledge is facilitated through the ability to edit and maintain templates in the same easy and intuitive, interactive way used to modify any CATIA part design. This requires no programming skill and allows templates to be easily adapted to the changing requirements of the organization, accommodating improved methodologies or changed legislative or customer requirements
  • Supports of advanced relational design
    This allows the use of knowledge relations based on the publication of parts' parameters. It permits users to parameterize a wide set of components, such as an assembly, and to ensure the relations between parameters when a component is modified or replaced. For instance, at the conceptual stage of the design an expert can define the global product architecture, based on formulas, rules...and parameters. The publication of these parameter allows different users to enrich this product structure in a consistent way by plugging in their contributions (parts, sub-assembly...). It's also an efficient and quick way to test different product configurations.
  • Leverages knowledge capital to automate design tasks
    It reduces the time-to-design, for increased productivity. Capture and set parameters for design tasks, once and for all, according to engineering rules and reuse them on request, or automatically, while saving precious designer time and avoiding errors: CATIA Knowledge Advisor makes it easy to create designs that can react to context evolution. For example, if a designer inserts, or replaces, a component, it can be triggered to automatically compute the new global mass and geometry positioning.
  • Leverages know-how to guide and assist users
    Provides users with skilled advice during design conception. For instance, when a check is not validated, a warning window pops up and displays a customized message describing required corrective actions. This allows the user to easily analyze the failures and perform the recommended corrective actions.
  • Shares and ensures compliance with design rules and constraints
    Once knowledge is embedded, a designer can store the design, reuse it and share it with other authorized users. This is facilitated through the designer's ability to add comments and URL links for knowledge objects to help explain the intent of the design. Making previously implicit practices explicit and leveraging them through knowledge design products is an efficient way to transform specific know how into corporate knowledge and disseminate it. Thus, by including the best practices of his company while working on a design and explaining the what, why and how, a designer, or a design engineer, is able to expand the corporation’s knowledge capital, while ensuring the consistency of design. For extensive capability description, please consult the specification sheets for CATIA Knowledge Expert, the dedicated product for global design validation and quality. CATIA Knowledge Advisor, used with CATIA Product Knowledge Template, also offers a complete solution for deploying intelligent components.