CATIA Design

From electronics to automotive and consumer packaged goods, design plays a critical part in determining a product’s success in the market. How do you deliver aesthetically pleasing and functionally superior products? CATIA covers all product shape design needs from industrial design to Class A, providing the designer with the tools to produce any kind of complex shapes.

CATIA Design : Industrial design, Class-A, Advanced surface modeling

CATIA Design talks directly to the heart. Successful products are usually those with designs which elicit positive emotional responses from their consumers. Creative designers must be equipped with software tools that enable them to easily craft and adjust the product's emotional content through their designs. They must achieve this while collaborating with the engineering department to ensure proper coverage of the product’s functional scope.

CATIA Design products and solutions cover the entire shape design, styling and surfacing workflow, from industrial design to Class A. Our intuitive and easy to use shape design tools give everyone involved in the product design process, from industrial designers, Class A modelers to Aero Lofting engineers, a real freedom to design any kind of complex shape. Advanced functionalities include reverse engineering, Class-A surfacing, rapid propagation of design changes, powerful real-time diagnostic tools and high-end visualization. CATIA enables creative designers, design studios and engineering departments to work collaboratively in optimizing their products for aesthetic and engineering purposes.


CATIA facilitates the following creative design processes:

industrial design

Industrial Design

CATIA is at the service of industrial designers and their creativity. Whether starting the 3D ideation from scratch or from 2D sketches, industrial designers can manipulate shapes with unrivaled freedom and take advantage of a true creativity accelerator to explore more ideas in the early conceptual phase.

Learn more about: CATIA for Creative Designers

Class A Surface

Advanced Surface Modeling

CATIA fully addresses the Automotive Class-A Shape Design process with a solution for surface refinement that integrates industry leading Icem surfacing technologies. By combining the V6 technology strengths, which include knowledge capture-and-reuse paradigm, it delivers a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for modeling, analyzing and visualizing aesthetic and ergonomic shapes for the highest Class-A surface quality.

Learn more about: CATIA Surface Refinement

reverse engineering

Reverse Engineering & Surface Reuse

CATIA enables creative designers to produce and read STEP files. It provides reconciliation and fixing tools to heal parts to be used in downstream applications such as manufacturing, analysis, or tooling design. Powerful Reverse Engineering solutions combined with realistic shape optimization tools makes it possible to quickly capture and enhance physical prototypes shapes.

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