CATIA Version 6 Release 2013x

Shape

Delivers ultra fast modeling technologies for designers to embrace innovative shape design creation

CATIA Industrial Design Refinement

Advanced Freeform Surfacing & Photorealistic Rendering

Since the consumer market is consistently pushing for advanced designs with more and more complex shapes, you have to decide quickly and deliver products to market faster than ever. Designers need total freedom and flexibility to create and visualize the shapes they imagine, all the while streamlining collaboration.

CATIA Industrial Design Refinement provides all the advanced freeform surfacing tools to design any complex styled shapes, from early concept modeling to industrialized surfacing ready for production. It dramatically simplifies the shape design process by unifying all types of free-form curves and surfaces in a single math-free representation. CATIA Industrial Design Refinement also provides designers with high-end rendering solution based on mental ray to produce photo-realistic imagery of their products.

  • Model any complex styling shape
  • Apply high precision surfacing
  • Deform shapes globally while preserving the design intent
  • Streamline design-to-engineering collaboration with integration in the CATIA environment
  • Create high quality, photo-realistic images based on mental images' mental ray
  • Associative curve-based surfacing
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement integrates an unrivaled free-form modeler. You can intuitively create and modify 3D and planar curves from control points, near points, or through point construction. The product offers a complete set of fully-associative styling sweeps, covering the different needs for profiled surface creation and ensuring curvature continuity with references.
  • Comprehensive suite of tools for surface creation
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement enables the use of a pure surface-based approach that minimizes the need for curve manipulation. Designers can create flawless, styled shapes from scratch, in order to model three-dimensional free-form curves and surfaces. The system can blend and extrude curves, fill, and blend or match surfaces.
  • Complete set of manipulation and deformation tools
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement offers dynamic, interactive shape deformation capacities, allowing users to easily adjust their designs. Smart and advanced tools enable the user to dynamically deform single or multi-surface shapes. Designers change the shapes by matching, smoothing and trimming curves and surfaces. The control point capability offers an interactive manipulation of curves and surfaces. Users intuitively modify control points on shapes and trimmed surface boundaries with direct mouse-based manipulation and with an immediate propagation of design change. Deformation laws on the control points refine the actions.
  • Real-time analysis and diagnostic tools
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement provides immediate visual quality control through extensive and associative real-time curve and surface diagnosis tools. Thanks to the Virtual Showroom Inspection capacities, designers can check the quality of their surfaces with high accuracy and realism within a virtual showroom simulator, through the computation of reflect lines produced from a virtual neon row. Users can dynamically change the number, spacing and orientation of the neon lights to obtain the best surface reflection.
  • Photorealistic rendering with mental images' mental ray
    Produce high-quality photo-realistic images of a digital mock-up, with mental images’® latest generation rendering software component mental ray®. Its powerful ray-tracing engine dramatically enhances the realism of computer generated images by computing real soft shadows, as well as accurate reflections, and refractions of light.
  • Rendering quality far beyond graphic card capabilities
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement capabilities are based on state-of-the-art ray-tracing technologies that surpass graphic card capabilities. It manages real shadow computation, real reflection effects, anti-aliasing, final gathering, global Illumination, caustics, etc. You can also control the depth of field, and compute images bigger than the full screen resolution.
  • Advanced photographer-oriented tools
    CATIA Industrial Design Refinement provides a set of photographer-oriented tools, which allows advanced users to control aperture, shutter time, exposure or any parameters that are usually accessible on a real camera. All the computer generated images will enable physical definitions of materials and lights previously defined in the Realistic Rendering workbench. The produced images are progressively displayed directly within 3D, reinforcing the ease-of-use and the user immersion. The results can be saved in several formats like .rgb, .jpeg, .tif and .bmp.