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CATIA Systems Architecture

From aircraft to cars, industrial machinery, ships, and white goods, complexity of products and the systems that keep them running is steadily increasing. CATIA enables you to model and compose complex products, while defining and executing their driving systems to manage this complexity and deliver products on time?

CATIA Systems Architecture Design

Enables modeling of functional architecture and logical breakdown, ensuring that early requirements are met accurately all along the product development cycle

Unexpected failures arise naturally from emerging behavior in complex systems, where many different events can occur at the same time. Multiple heterogeneous logical design environments may seem necessary to execute sub-systems belonging to different disciplines, but they are not suitable for complex systems that cover these disciplines.

CATIA Systems Architecture Design provides capabilities to first run a functional breakdown of the system in order to identify the different functionalities that the system will achieve to match requirements. Then systems architects can define a logical model to execute and analyze technological solutions corresponding to these functionalities.

The execution model is based on a language, which allows you to perform formal static checks, automatic scheduling and detection of looped systems. Each component of the execution model, as well as the scenarios and the corresponding results, can be reused since they are stored in the database. In addition, 3D shapes can be associated with the components of a logical system, in order to perform 3D animation during the execution of the system or space reservation, for example.

  • Virtually execute the dynamic behavior of global and complex systems
  • Benefit from full R-F-L traceability with native PLM integration
  • Perform IO monitoring, plot, and debug with integrated analysis tools
  • Benefit from 3D "See What You Mean" animation
  • Accurately capture dynamic specifications of the system and support hybrid simulation
  • Execute the dynamic behavior of global and complex systems virtually.
    An overall simulation is run by integrating all of the equations of the different sub-systems of the global system. This applies to both the Functional and Logical models. A powerful symbolic reduction of equation sets brings significant performance gains to simulate the most complex systems.
  • Benefit from a fully traceable RFLP model with native PLM integration.
    Links between the requirements, functional breakdown, and logical models are easy to define, retrieve, and reuse. Requirements and matching functions can be displayed in the same view, and requirements can be modified directly from CATIA. This traceability increases quality through consistency as well as it increases productivity, making it possible for any collaborator to benefit from the shared system modeling.
  • Use the integrated analysis tools that allow you to perform IO monitoring, plot, and debug.
    When the execution of a functional or logical model is started, the user can control the execution (pause, step forward, continue and stop), monitor the current state of the model by accessing the values of inputs and outputs, and plot curves from the states of the model.
  • Benefit from 3D "See What You Mean" animation.
    Associate 3D shapes to the Logical model, and animate them during the execution. This animation makes the system behavior easy to understand and allows you to anticipate failures due to collisions for instance.
  • Accurately capture dynamic specifications of the system.
    With a simple set of properties, the temporal characteristics (frequency/synchronicity/offset/delay information) of the functional and logical system models are easily defined. The Virtual Execution platform will schedule and synchronize the simulated systems according to their dynamic properties.
  • Support hybrid simulation in the Virtual Execution platform.
    Multi-behavior models are supported, allowing you to have different facets for each system (nominal behavior, trivial behavior, dysfunctional behavior, etc.). It also permits Systems Virtual Execution support hybrid simulation, for example, mixing discrete or continuous behavioral models or multi-frequency systems. 2D animated diagrams can be displayed during the simulation of dynamic or state logic systems to monitor system behavior at a glance.

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