Engineering Domain : Product Synthesis Prerequisites : HD2 V5 Available since : 2004-04-01, V5R12
Cars are designed in respect of different international rules, norms and standards. In a common venture with the German automotive OEMs Transcat has developed a solution covering this requirement.
CAVA is complementary software to CATIA V5 from Dassault Systemes. The CAVA products consist of design and help tools to enable automotive OEM’s and their suppliers around the world to assure compliancy of a car’s design to both national and international standards and norms. An automaker has to comply with many different government-regulated standards and norms.
The list of CAVA products includes
CAVA Wiper,containing functions to help with the various rules which vary from country to country such as: bumper height, rear view mirror, field-of-vision, seat belts, lamp positions and pedestrian protection to name only a few of the different requirements. The preconfigured settings for these standards can easily be modified and extended to any company-specific standards.
One of CAVA’s main benefits is its support of V5 associativity capabilities. All CAVA functions are implemented seamlessly within CATIA V5 for an easy access to the feature tree, enabling full associativity resulting from geometry modifications such as car body parts or reference points. Thus the norms and standards are checked continuously and updated while the car goes through the different design processes. Any failure to meet the rules defined in the selected country norms will result in an alert indicating the error to be solved.
CAVA assures compliancy of a car’s design to national AND international Standards and Norms regarding Vehicle Architecture
CAVA checks geometry for compliance and supports designer. The Standards and Norms are available as V5 features.
All important base data is stored in one single place called “Base Data Feature”
The applicable standards are “integrated as associative features” in the car’s feature tree and will be updated automatically. All selected values and options will stay in the feature tree all over the cars design phase.