CATIA V5-6R2014 drives higher Design excellence

With this release, the benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities become accessible in seamless collaboration with V5-6R2014. The social collaboration, enterprise management  and dashboarding capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can be used to support processes using the V5-6R2014 toolset.

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CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA)
Provide customers with comprehensive tools to create, modify, analyze, and document their HVAC 3D designs based (optionally) on 2D logical diagrams of the HVAC system.
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA) Product creates and manages physical designs of HVAC systems using industry standard conventions, terminology, and practices. The tools are focused on creating an intelligent HVAC layout that captures all appropriate design information. This intelligent HVAC design capability enables users to create and validate their designs more productively. In addition, the captured intelligence can be reused for downstream design processes, providing further benefits to the customer's overall business processes.
CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA) features 2D/3D integration and this new capability optimizes the design process by providing the ability to propagate and streamline the data from the functional diagram to the 3D detailed design. Additionally, it integrates the two design stages and ensures that the design intent is captured at the detail design phase. Users can also access HVAC lines and parts for 3D specification-driven design. HVAC schematic-driven design dynamically maintains the consistency between the information in the HVAC schematic and the 3D design. Easy to use validation tools allows the designer to highlight the consistency between functional and physical design. This level of integration delivers tremendous benefits to a customer's design process as it not only ensures the quality of the design but significantly improves productivity and reduces cycle time.
CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA) provides general layout tools for intelligent placement of parts and automatic placement of components as well as the creation and management of duct lines. A full set of routing and parts placement methods allow users to choose the one that is right for a given context. Specification- driven design is used where required to ensure compliance with project standards. Function-driven design is used to assure that the design intent is available for any modification scenario. Integration with a design rules engine allows automation of the design process, and guarantees that company standards are followed throughout the design process. This integration will also provide high productivity and will reduce cycle time. In addition, full capabilities are provided to quickly query design information, and generate appropriate reports. The product's comprehensive and flexible setup functions include an easy way to define project standards and catalogs that help users get into production rapidly. The product comes with a starter HVAC parametric parts catalog. All these design tools employ a highly intuitive and productive user interface that allows users to create, modify, and manage their designs quickly and easily.
Together with CATIA Version 5's data management offerings, CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA) gives users the power to manage their systems from initial design to ship or plant operations in a way that is easily adapted to how the customer works.
HVAC system design in CATIA V5 (V5R8) Click to enlarge

Product Highlights

  • Enables intelligent "smart" object modeling and customization
  • Provides user- defined ID rules for objects
  • 2D/3D integration
  • Duct line creation and management
  • Duct line layout route definition and management
  • Design Layout Evolution
  • Specification-driven HVAC parts creation
  • Function-driven HVAC parts placement
  • Intelligent modification of HVAC objects and routes
  • Integrated dynamic rule triggering
  • Query and Analysis of HVAC Parts and configurations
  • Powerful setup tools

Product Key Customer Benefits

Intelligent "Smart" object modeling and customization... CATIA - HVAC Design 2 (HVA) provides a base object model that can implement basic HVAC network behaviors, relationships and attributes. In addition, it allows the user to customize the object model by providing the ability to define sub-classes and add attributes.
User-defined ID rules for objects ... Designers can define ID rules to specify their company-specific naming formats and conventions by object type. Additionally, ID rules can be assigned to individual classes of objects. When objects are created in the design document, their ID's will be generated automatically using the user-defined ID rules.
2D/3D Integration... This new capability optimizes the design process by providing the ability to propagate and streamline the data from the functional diagram to the 3D detailed design. Additionally, it integrates the two design stages and ensures that the design intent is captured at the detail design phase. Users can also access HVAC duct lines and parts for 3D detail design. HVAC schematic-driven design dynamically maintains the consistency between the HVAC schematic information and the 3D design.
Duct line creation and management... Users can create HVAC duct lines with standard industry attribute information. In addition, designers can create their own attributes to be included on duct line definitions. Once a HVAC duct line is defined, it can be shared across multiple design documents to ensure consistency of the design. HVAC Design 2 provides the ability to intelligently manage the entire membership of a duct line regardless of the fact that duct components might be added or removed during the design process. Duct lines can be renamed, deleted or modified easily.
Duct line layout route definition... HVAC Design 2 provides easy-to-use routing tools that allow the user to define a space claim early in the preliminary design stage. This capability enables the user to perform early interference detection and to uncover space contention early on. The routing tools are integrated with the spatial definitions allowing the designer to easily route one or more duct lines inside a pathway. Associativity is maintained so that if a pathway is modified, the duct line will be adjusted automatically. The routing facility provides the user with multiple routing modes including orthogonal, point-to-point, directional, and slope.
Design layout evolution... Preliminary layouts can be evolved to detailed designs using standard HVAC parts and specification catalogs. Using this methodology, designers can progress to the final layout stage with greater speed and accuracy.
Specification-driven HVAC part creation... Users can create parts from the catalog using specifications that are defined for a certain project to meet a specific context such as temperature, pressure, or air flow requirements.
Function-driven HVAC parts placement ... Users can capture the design intent for selected physical parts to ensure that modification scenarios are possible. Designers can lay out and model a 3D HVAC network.. If parts are based on user-defined rules, such as branching or turning rules, much of the layout can be created automatically to optimize the total design process. Parts placement orients the selected part based on the defined compatibility rules, ensuring that the proper design is achieved. In addition, connectivity is maintained automatically.
Intelligent modification of HVAC objects and routes... Designers can revise layouts and change route segments and nodes using offset and clearance capabilities. HVAC parts and routes can be manipulated directly by pushing and stretching points, segments, and extremities. HVAC part modifications propagate changes that will impact the design intent. For example, a size change will automatically force part re-sizing and placement. Similarly, a specification change will force a new part selection and placement. Connectivity is managed automatically throughout the entire modification process.
Integrated dynamic rule triggering ... During the preliminary and detailed design process, rule-based design checking actions are automatically launched to validate the proposed design. For example, when a HVAC design route is defined, and then modified, a rule is triggered to analyze the maximum and minimum length. If HVAC parts are placed and then changed, rules are activated to confirm connectivity and compatibility.
Query and analysis of HVAC parts and configurations ... Key properties are readily available to the user at element pre-highlight. Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analysis to inquire about the specific properties of any object in the design document. This capability includes searching for objects in the design model based on object class hierarchy and attributes. Through a network analysis tool, designers can also query and analyze duct line connectivity. Designers can browse through a HVAC parts catalog and search by catalog hierarchy, HVAC symbol geometry, or duct part technology.
Powerful setup tools ... Built-in setup tools allow the user to customize corporate data and define rules that will enforce company standards:, such as defining HVAC specifications, standard parametric parts catalogs, design rules, and other setup data.