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CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV)
Provide customers with complete set of tools to create, modify, analyze, and document their Waveguide 3D designs based (optionally) on a 2D diagram of the waveguide system.
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV) Product creates and manages the physical designs of waveguide systems. Waveguide functions support the design of these electro-mechanical devices used to transmit and receive communication microwave signals. CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV) provides design tools that can detail both the mechanical guide components as well as the electrical and radio frequency cables. 3D design and 2D specification-driven functions facilitate the selection and detailing of castings, tubing, flanges, fittings and other sub-assembly hardware that define a complete waveguide system. A full set of routing and parts placement methods allow users to choose the one that is right for a given context. CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV) is fully integrated with the CATIA - Waveguide Diagrams 2 (WVD) application. CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV) provides general layout tools for intelligent placement of parts and automatic placement of waveguide components as well as the creation and management of waveguide lines.
Waveguide design in CATIA V5 (V5R9) Click to enlarge

Product Highlights

  • Enables intelligent "smart" waveguide modeling and customization
  • Provides user- defined ID rules for identifying waveguide parts and creating reports and drawings
  • Integrated with 2D Waveguide Diagrams supporting specification-driven waveguide parts creation
  • Function-driven waveguide parts placement
  • Starter parts catalog with samples to enable detectors, attenuators, bends & twists, and general waveguides to be built quickly

Product Key Customer Benefits

Waveguide design is complex task involving precise specifications for electro-mechanical devices. Users benefit from automatic selection of waveguide components from a catalog based on specifications inherited from CATIA - Waveguide Diagrams 2 (WDG) application. Specifications inherited from 2D diagrams reduce data entry and eliminate errors. Waveguide designs can be analyzed and easily checked against diagrams for completeness and consistency. The result is increased productivity and error reduction through automation.
Intelligent "Smart" object modeling and customization... HVA provides a base object model that can implement basic waveguide network behaviors, relationships and attributes. In addition, it allows the user to customize the object model by providing the ability to define sub-classes and add attributes.
User-defined ID rules for objects ... Designers can define ID rules to specify their company-specific naming formats and conventions by object type. Additionally, ID rules can be assigned to individual classes of objects. When objects are created in the design document, their ID's will be generated automatically using the user-defined ID rules.
2D/3D Integration... CATIA - Waveguide Design 2 (WAV) features 2D/3D integration and this new capability optimizes the design process by providing the ability to propagate and streamline the data from the functional diagram (see CATIA - Waveguide Diagrams 2 (WVD) to the 3D detailed design. Additionally, it integrates the two design stages and ensures that the design intent is captured at the detail design phase. Users can also access waveguide lines and parts for 3D specification-driven design. Waveguide schematic-driven design dynamically maintains the consistency between the information in the waveguide schematic and the 3D design. Easy to use validation tools allows the designer to highlight the consistency between functional and physical design. This level of integration delivers tremendous benefits to a customer's design process as it not only ensures the quality of the design but significantly improves productivity and reduces cycle time. CATIA - Wageguide Design 2 (WAV) provides user interfaces that can reference vendor components thus enabling collaboration between design teams and suppliers.
Waveguide line creation and management... Users can create waveguide lines with standard industry attribute information. In addition, designers can create their own attributes to be included on waveguide line definitions. Once a waveguide line is defined, it can be shared across multiple design documents to ensure consistency of the design. Waveguide Design 2 provides the ability to intelligently manage the entire membership of a waveguide line regardless of the fact that waveguide components might be added or removed during the design process. Waveguide lines can be renamed, deleted or modified easily.
Waveguide line layout route definition... Waveguide Design 2 provides easy-to-use routing tools that allow the user to define a space claim early in the preliminary design stage. This capability enables the user to perform early interference detection and to uncover space contention early on. The routing tools are integrated with the spatial definitions allowing the designer to easily route one or more waveguide lines inside a pathway. Associativity is maintained so that if a pathway is modified, the waveguide line will be adjusted automatically. The routing facility provides the user with multiple routing modes including orthogonal, point-to-point, directional, and slope.
Design layout evolution... Preliminary layouts can be evolved to detailed designs using standard Waveguide parts and specification catalogs. Using this methodology, designers can progress to the final layout stage with greater speed and accuracy.
Specification-driven waveguide part creation... Users can create parts from the catalog using specifications that are defined for a certain project to meet a specific context such as frequency and wave flow requirement.
Function-driven waveguide parts placement ... Users can capture the design intent for selected physical parts to ensure that modification scenarios are possible. Designers can lay out and model a 3D waveguide network and much of the layout can be created automatically to optimize the total design process. Parts placement orients the selected part based on the defined compatibility rules, ensuring that the proper design is achieved. In addition, connectivity is maintained automatically.
Intelligent modification of waveguide objects and routes... Designers can revise layouts and change route segments and nodes using offset and clearance capabilities. Waveguide parts and routes can be manipulated directly by pushing and stretching points, segments, and extremities. Waveguide part modifications propagate changes that will impact the design intent. For example, a size change will automatically force part re-sizing and placement. Similarly, a specification change will force a new part selection and placement. Connectivity is managed automatically throughout the entire modification process.
Integrated dynamic rule triggering ... During the preliminary and detailed design process, rule-based design checking actions are automatically launched to validate the proposed design. For example, when a waveguide design route is defined, and then modified, a rule is triggered to analyze the maximum and minimum length. If waveguide parts are placed and then changed, rules are activated to confirm connectivity and compatibility.
Query/Search of waveguide parts and configurations ... Key properties are readily available to the user at element pre-highlight. Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analysis to inquire about the specific properties of any object in the design document. This capability includes searching for objects in the design model based on object class hierarchy and attributes. Through a network analysis tool, designers can also query and analyze waveguide line connectivity. Designers can browse through a waveguide parts catalog and search by catalog hierarchy, waveguide symbol geometry, or waveguide part technology.
Powerful setup tools ... Built-in setup tools allow the user to customize corporate data and define rules that will enforce company standards:, such as defining waveguide specifications, standard parametric parts catalogs, design rules, and other setup data.