CATIA Composites Design for Manufacturing (CPM) provides process oriented tools dedicated to manufacturing preparation of composites parts. CPM targets aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and shipbuilding industries OEMs and suppliers. With the powerful synchronization capabilities, CPM is the essential link between engineering design and physical manufacturing, allowing suppliers to closely collaborate with their OEMs in the composite design process. With CPM, manufacturing engineers can include all manufacturing and producibility constraints in the composites design process. This product completes the composites design solution, taking advantage of CATIA V5 architecture: native integration, pervasive knowledgeware capabilities, and CATIA V5's ease-of-use.
Dedicated manufacturing part modeling capabilities such as manufacturing shell swapping and material excess definition and 3D multisplice
Accurate fiber behavior simulation
Automatic flattened geometry creation
Effective manufacturing export capabilities and automatic shopfloor documentation
Powerful synchronization/collaboration mechanisms with engineering detailed design
Product Key Customer Benefits
Manufacturing parameter management at the early stage of the design process... Detailed productibility checking enables users to predict how composites materials will behave on complex surfaces. Users can visualize fiber orientations, predict manufacturing problems, such as wrinkles or bridges, and take corrective action in the initial stages of design, eliminating costly change orders and ensuring a producible part. Productibility checking is done directly from the CAD model to generate accurate flat patterns according to ply characteristics and fiber behavior.
Powerful Synchronisation/Collaboration Mechanisms with detailed design, ensuring associativity/consistency between design inputs and manufacturing outputs: Thanks to powerful synchronisation mechanisms CPM is the essential link between engineering design (with CATIA Composites Engineering CPE) and physical manufacturing and allows suppliers to closely collaborate with OEMs to the composite design process. Using CPM, manufacturing designers can work concurrently to the design detailed design phase and automatically take into account any design modification.
Effective manufacturing export capabilities and strong partnerships to support all composites manufacturing processes: Thanks to Dassault Systemes' partnerships, CPM offers a complete integration with major production systems: such as Laser Projection to improve reproducibility and shorten the lay-up time, Nesting and Cutting of fabrics ,Resin Transfer Molding Simulation, Tape Laying Design and Programming, and Fiber Placement Automation. This ensures that CPM can be used by any company, whatever the manufacturing process and machine providers are.
Uniquely takes advantage of the CATIA V5 infrastructure and other applications... Composites Design 3 is a unique CATIA V5 technology-based product that takes advantage of the power of the PPR (Product Process Resource) infrastructure and the unequalled CATIA V5 offering to complete the composite design process (FEA, DMU, Machining...).. One example is the specific V5 relational design change management capabilities that use automatic updates to reduce the impact of changes to the design-to-manufacturing process. Another example is the ability to create and reuse rules instantiated in stacking sequences to take into account industrial standards and corporate know-how. Using CATIA V5's knowledgeware capabilities in preliminary design permits the automatic update of a part in the engineering design phase for design change management purposes. This ability avoids the need to restart the full design phase, saving time and expense.