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|Ultimate in 3D technology CATIA Platform 3 (P3) solutions offer users a highly advanced, knowledge-based digital product and process development environment. CATIA P3 products comprise highly specialized industry specific solutions, all of which are targeted to meet advanced design requirements for selected critical industrial processes, such as aerospace, sheetmetal, airframe design, and automotive Class A styling. The completely reengineered CATIA Version 5 is built upon next generation technologies such as C++, object oriented programming, STEP, CORBA and OpenGL, OLE, Java. These leading-edge standards ensure architecture scalability, and increased overall system quality and openness.
Extreme ease of use With CATIA Object Manager 3, designers definitely focus on creativity rather than software manipulation. You benefit from all Windows standards for ergonomics. All applications are homogeneous and therefore let you combine their usage seamlessly along your design. Your specifications are structured in a tree view with a user-friendly navigation. The interface is structured around integrated workbenches that comprise the necessary tools needed to make user tasks readily accessible. Customizations are possible to fit the specific needs of users. For example, you can customize your graphical user interface by creating your personal toolbars or select your favorite workbenches.
Immersive 3D manipulation and modification of objects A key element in CATIA V5 is the intelligent object creation providing direct 3D manipulation and modification of objects. Users are able to manipulate the visual presentation with such functions as rotation and translation while modifying them. Rather than having to enter values, the user can move and directly modify objects or employ the drag and drop technique, which works with tools as well as objects. With auto-detection guides, the system highlights object relations (such as parallelism) and best choices to guide the user in the selection and creation process.
Unrivalled visualization...CATIA V5 provides through CATIA Object Manager 3 unrivalled quality of visualization. Actually, "What You See Is What You Get" as the simulation fully reflects the reality for both product structure and motions (user manipulations and assembly interferences). Graphic performance is enhanced due to the level of detail management, depth cueing (clip and fog) and multithreaded graphics (IBM-AIX, SGI-IRIX and SUN-Solaris). Ground and light source effects allow the digital mock-up to be placed in a reference environment.
Specification driven to accelerate design process Version 5 provides a unique Specification Driven and generative modeling approach, which captures and re-uses process specifications, ultimately accelerating the design process. Version 5 offers a specification modeler which allows to concentrate the design effort on establishing the proper design specifications while leaving it to the system to compute or update the resulting geometry when required. Such an approach is implemented as a generalized mechanism for all Version 5 applications. The specification modeler offers unique ways to manage links between objects stored in different documents thus making possible multi-user implementations and concurrent engineering methodologies. The persistence of objects facilitates the implementation of your methodologies and especially concurrent engineering.
Capture and reuse knowledge Version 5 captures the design intent as design specifications, and allows to edit either the specifications themselves or the resulting geometry. Beyond a traditional parametric or variational approach, this third generation of modeling technology offers both flexibility and high productivity gains to users. As a basic function of CATIA Version 5, it is possible to establish and manage design specifications in the form of parameters and formulas. The Design Table relation allows to create part variations from a table of parameter values. Configurations can then be modified automatically and/or dynamically, providing you smart parts. COM is the entry point to knowledgeware tools : Knowledge Optimizer, Knowledge Advisor, Knowledge Expert, Generative knowledge.
Advanced Features for high productivity In order to accelerate designer productivity, the system provides advanced usability features including dynamic and mouse-based manipulation of geometrical objects, availability of numerous multi-selection options avoiding repetitive tasks or selections; and a power input approach for shortcutting most panel selections. With the 3D compass, you always keep a precise awareness and control over parts movements and make quick drag and drop, snap...etc.
Optimal Leverage of CATIA V5 power within ENOVIA V5 VPM: Specification, definition and evaluation are managed in ENOVIA V5 VPM through technological package :Knowledge data are naturally integrated as technological packages for unmatched concurrent engineering and capitalization capabilities. This includes for CO1: Parameters, Formulas, Laws, Design Table.
3D XML breakthrough 3D XML for providing the best lightweight 3D representation of rich PLM data throughout PLM value chain and that goes beyond PLM application. This new format, written entirely in XML, the universal open standard for structured data, is supported across all the Dassault Systemes ?s brands. It provides the capacity to highly compress the geometry while retaining the accuracy. As it is XML based format, any application may read this format and enrich the description. Last but not least, fully open, the 3D XML description is fully and publicly documented.