Company Info
466 Rue des Mercieres 69140 RILLIEUX LA PAPE FRANCE

Phone:+33 4 74 70 80 00
Fax:+33 4 74 70 88 53
Web: http://www.gravotech.com/


In 1988, Type3 was born with the idea to introduce traditional artistic typography into the world of industrial manufacturing. Its mission was from the start: to create a bridge between the graphic arts and the industry with its Type3 artistic CAD/CAM software. It is now part of the GRAVOTECH group, with over 55 000 licenses installed in the world, distributed in more than 35 countries through its own network of subsidiaries and VARs.

Our solutions address the needs of businesses of all sizes, in many and various industrial fields: mold & toolings, jewelry & accessories, sign. Type3 software solutions are the ideal link between design arts specialists and manufacturing engineers : it provides the CAD tools to design and decorate parts, in 2D as well as in 3D, to add typography, logos, create artistic effects, to visualize them through impressive color renderings, and to create the adequate CAM toolpath.
Type3 also develops and market dedicated solutions for Laser machines.

We have also developed specific 3D CAD Solutions for industries such as jewelry, fashion accessories, watch making, and artistic modeling design, known under 3DESIGN and 3Shaper.

Branding and product identification on Automotive, E&E and Aerospace parts is a fast growing requirement in our industry. For traceability, identification, customization or sometimes just decoration, your design strategy needs include Type3 CAA for CATIA V5. Geometry created by Type3 can be rendered and made photorealistic!

Software Partnership

CAA Applications

Value proposition

“Branding and product identification on Automotive, Consumer goods, E&E and Aerospace parts is a fast growing requirement in our industry. For traceability, identification, customization or sometimes just decoration purpose, Type3 CAA should be inherent to your construction and design process.”

What for ?

  • Products presentation and validations

  • Preparation of printing / lasering labels

  • Traceability & identification

  • Mold engraving / numbering

  • Customization of parts

  • Design of panels

In summary, TYPE3-CAA provides :  

  • A total integration to CATIA V5 environment (native, associative and parametric)
  • The most professional and powerful tools for text, fonts, numbers, symbols...
  • Flexible & accurate capabilities of customization from various image formats or scanned graphics,

User benefits

* Type3 CAA is the real integrated solution in CATIAV5. Just imagine the benefits of an integrated solution compared to using Macros or VB commands!

  • Time saving for designs and re-designs

  • Feature “TEXT" created in the history tree, with all characteristics

  • Reliability of CATpart including all model design components

  • Access the TYPE3CAA functionalities directly in Part Design

  • Resulting datas are Curves, not segments : lighter CAT part files (-40%) , and the possibility to use them immediately for split, extrude, thick surface, projection/mapping, …

  • Avoid the gamble of playing with import/exports f DXF…


1 single window, all required features at hand

  • Efficient : time / cost saving

  • Reliable : the experience of world leading solution TYPE3 integrated in CATIAV5.

  • Shortened learning curve for the user

  • Optimised ROI.

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Partner's Products

Version 6
> Type3 Graphic and Wrap
Version 5
> Type3 Graphic Wrap CAAV5 Based
> Type3 Gateway CAAV5 Based
> Type3 Graphic CAAV5 Based

Activities Domains

Shape Design & Styling

Mechanical Design


Business Manager
+33 (0)4 74 70 80 00