Global Design Management

Volume Computation

Volume Computation

Volume Computation provides the ability to create alternate representations of CATIA® 3DEXPERIENCE® parts or assemblies in order to minimize the memory footprint of large assemblies or to securely exchange data without exposing all design details.

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Volume Computation creates accurate reduced representations of parts or assemblies by keeping their external representation only. Users can generate simplified representations of parts, ensuring confidentiality when communicating with suppliers. Further design is facilitated by performing space reservation through a swept or vibrating volume, which can also be used for clash detection. Finally, all generated representations can be managed easily by saving and reusing them for productive digital review and analysis.

Volume Computation enables the user to handle digital mock-ups of all sizes in industries as various as consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, energy, shipbuilding, or heavy machinery. It enables greater productivity for digital review and analysis with a comprehensive set of commands and unique set of functions to optimize the size and number of files that can be manipulated at any stage of the review.

Security of confidential intellectual property (IP) is protected by replacing geometrically accurate parts with simplified external representations. Users can create representations of products or assemblies, which are adapted to specific review tasks. Volume Computation enables users to perform potentially complicated and time-consuming verifications on products easily, and with fewer actions.

Key features & benefits

  • Generate lighter representations of parts by simplifying meshes to a user-selectable level of accuracy

  • Ensure confidentiality and IP protection when communicating with suppliers

  • Efficiently provide space reservation by generating the swept volume of a moving parts

  • Optimize digital mock-up management through a combination of Dassault Systèmes' governance and lifecycle applications 

  • Volume Computation commands provided to meet the user’s specific needs