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.

CATIA - Flex Physical Simulation 2 (FLX)
Enables to design the realistic shape of flexible harnesses based on physical and environmental behavior.
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

CATIA - Flex Physical Simulation 2 (FLX) enriches the design by realistic deformation of flexible harnesses by taking into account environmental conditions, like gravity, and physical non-linear behavior of the harness and its protections.

This imbedded technology of behaviour simulation facilitates the harness design in the simplest manner and introduces reality in the early design phase, by leveraging CATIA - Electrical Harness Installation (EHI) usage as a co-requisite.

The product is dedicated to industries (Auto, Aero, Electronics) where large amounts of flexible harnesses, whose real shapes are not purely geometric but are natural shapes resulting from environmental conditions, are occuring.

Product Highlights

  • Avoids installation problems in the physical mock-up by providing more accurate harness shapes in the DMU
  • Brings a transparent simulation through fast computation
  • Fully imbedded technology for immediate designer's adoption
  • Provides exact geometry for direct benefit to downstream applications
  • Provides capabilities to create branchable bundle with several computed bend radius on the same branch

Product Key Customer Benefits

Avoids installation problems in the physical mockup by providing more accurate harness shapes in the DMU When designing harnesses, gravity, the wire and coverings stiffnesses are taken into account for a realistic deformation. This physical definition enhances the product quality earlier in the process without building physical prototypes and reduces design iterations.

Brings a transparent simulation through fast computation When designing harnesses, gravity, the wire and coverings stiffnesses are taken into account for a realistic deformation. This physical definition enhances the product quality earlier in the process without building physical prototypes and reduces design iterations.

Fully imbedded technology for immediate designer's adoption V5R15 introduces the realistic deformation of electrical harnesses during their design with CATIA - Electrical Harness Installation 2 (EHI). When CATIA - Flex Physical Simulation 2 (FLX) is available, designers can define flexibility inside CATIA - Electrical Harness Installation 2 (EHI).

Provides exact geometry for direct benefit to downstream applications Computation gives an exact geometry, replacing the previous one. This exact, realistic deformation can be used directly for downstream applications and is available for all in digital mock-up definition: Assembly drawings are more realistic and all space analysis capabilities can be performed transparently by reviewers.

Provides capabilities to create branchable bundle with several computed bend radius on the same branch For advanced and complex harnesses design, bend radius is evolving as a computation result along the branchable bundles: this leverage decision on different alternatives for a high quality at lower cost harness.