SIMULIA provides complete design-integrated simulation capabilities within the CATIA V5 design environment. Designers can use the familiar CATIA user interface to perform analysis directly on their master reference model in CATIA. Data integrity issues are avoided since there is no transfer and translation of geometry.
The combined CATIA Analysis and the SIMULIA Extended Analysis product suites have been developed for designers and engineers who need to accurately size their designs and quickly evaluate their real world performance during the design phase. To access the basic nonlinear and thermal analysis capabilities included in ANL and ATH, users must first be working with Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS), the backbone product to the CATIA V5 Analysis offering.