Modelica Systems Libraries

Composites Engineer

The two core design solution, CATIA Composites Design and CATIA Composites Manufacturing preparation which are both integrated in the 3DExperience plateform, allows designers to optimize composite design steps while composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage which reducing design time in order to design complex production-ready composites and mass-produce composites parts..

Futhermore, designers during the preliminary design can choose industry-proven design approach to mate better with structural parts. For example : the grid design approach can be benefit for the design of aerospace barrels, boat hulls, and wind turbine blades.

It also enables designers to automatically optimize plies during detailed design with dedicated  features and  easily simulate how the part behaves structurally or what is going to happen on the shop floor with outputs genrearation.

All shop floor processes can be virtually simulated and optimized upfront to reduce costly scrapping of parts, whether for Lay-up simulation, Laser Projection, NC, Tape Laying or Resin Injection.

Ready-to-use outputs helps composites manufacturers to industrialize composites parts with powerful process-oriented tools.


A complete solution for the design and industrialization of composites parts - combining Composites Designer and Manufacturer roles.

  • Industry-proven design approaches
  • Ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features
  • Complex surface modeling tools
  • Best-in-class solid and IML
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis 
  • Knowledge design automation 
  • Associative engineering drawings
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration
  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation
  • Output to major shopfloor systems
  • High level of knowledge and automation
  • Associative shopfloor documentation
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration




  • Design, validate and optimize complex production-ready composites parts, while ensuring collaboration between engineering and manufacturing teams

  • Choose from multiple industry-proven approaches such as zones, grid design and solid slicing to capture stress inputs from analysis

  • Work concurrently on the same design, and embed composites manufacturing constraints early in the conceptual stage in order to dramatically shorten design time.