CATIA Systems Engineering integrates complex product behaviour into the product definition, enabling a lifelike experience which predicts the actual performance of products in the real world.
Functional behaviour modeling of products and components
Our Systems Engineering solution allows you to use many different models to simulate the behavior of complex systems and products. These models rarely interoperate with one another and don’t exist in an ‘aggregated’ environment that allows a ‘whole-system multi-physics simulation’ of the complete product. The Dassault Systèmes solution set provides a fully integrated systems modeling environment that leverages behavioral simulation for systems as well as for mechanical product assemblies.
Our solution enables systems engineers to execute and analyze systems or sub-systems models, while mixing dynamic and state logic behaviors, by using the open source Modelica language. Modelica makes it possible for users to generate deterministic behavior and reuse modular components. The Modelica Standard Library 3.0, which contains mechanic, thermal, electrical including electronical, fluidic and control components, greatly improves collaboration between engineers of various disciplines.
Because every small aspect of detailed design needs to be given careful consideration, CATIA makes it possible for designers to define, simulate, and analyze mechanisms easily. Mechanisms are defined directly from the product assembly in a fully-automated process. Designs are validated through functional checks, interactively or by running a kinematics simulation. CATIA ensures working concurrently on digital products of all sizes, and post-processing tools make simulation more powerful via clash analysis or the swept generation of moving parts.
This targets the improvement of safety activities and their early integration during the design phase of products and systems. To manage all aspects of safety assessment, and to comply with certification authorities and enterprise standards, both the functional (design aspect) and dysfunctional (safety aspect) modes of the systems behavior are described in a common systems reference model.