Vehicle Design / Styling

Car design, or automotive design in general, talks directly to people’s heart. Beyond providing superior engineering, successful cars and other automotive vehicles in the market are usually those with designs that generate and communicate a high level of emotion and excitement. Creative designers must be equipped with software tools that enable them to easily craft and adjust the product's emotional content through their designs.

The Vehicle Design / Styling & Class A offer from Dassault Systemes is a unique software solution for automotive designers that enhances their creativity and abilities to produce any kind of complex, stylish shapes as well as functional designs. Our solution covers the entire vehicle design / styling workflow from industrial design to Class A. This allows design studios and engineering departments to work collaboratively in optimizing the automotive design for aesthetic as well as engineering purposes.

Our intuitive and easy to use design software give everyone involved in the vehicle design / styling process a real freedom to design any kind of complex shapes. Advanced functionalities include reverse engineering, Class-A surfacing, rapid propagation of design changes, powerful real-time diagnostic tools, and high-end visualization. Efficient concurrent design through tight collaboration between creative designers and mechanical engineers, combined with powerful design review tools, enables automakers and their suppliers to close on the automotive design sooner.

Vehicle Design / Styling & Class A solution includes:

  • Industrial design - ideation
  • Industrial design - concept
  • Industrial design - refinement and reverse engineering
  • Industrial design - validation
  • Design to manufacture - Class-A surfacing
  • Design to manufacture - reverse engineering
  • Design to manufacture - mechanical surfacing

Supporting products: CATIA Industrial Design, CATIA Industrial Design Refinement, CATIA ICEM Shape Design, CATIA ICEM Shape Design Expert, CATIA Mechanical Surface Design, CATIA Generative Shape Optimizer, CATIA Reverse Engineering, CATIA Realistic Shape Optimizer, CATIA Distiller, 3DVIA Studio, 3DVIA composer