Product Key Customer Benefits
|Specification-Based Design... Using feature-based techniques and technological attributes, aerospace designers can quickly create sheet metal parts (hydro-pressed or break-formed) with Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design. The intelligent tools of this system enable designers to generate and modify their models, such as frames, within minutes instead of hours or days.
Automated Modification capabilities... Designers can effect modifications through changes to defined features and technological attributes or direct geometry manipulation. As designers make changes in specifications, the system automatically updates the geometry.
Flexible Solution... Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design allows designers to switch from one representation -- whether solids or surfaces -- to another whenever they want. Users can create and modify their design as a 3D formed part or a 2D flat pattern. Due to the design approach's flexibility, users can initially define the part through major functional characteristics that comply with the part's general dimensions. Later, the designers can add holes and cutouts for access as well as place components and fasteners.
2D and 3D Capabilities... Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design can automatically compute a 3D formed part as well as 2D flattened part geometry from the technical specifications. With user-defined neutral fiber data, the system computes bend allowance when flattening the design. Associativity between the flattened and formed part ensures accuracy of design details and helps designers ensure manufacturability. Associativity is also maintained with the drawings. This integration of aerospace sheetmetal parts into the drafting environment avoids duplicate part definition, thereby increasing data integrity.
Dedicated Aerospace Interface... With Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design designers work with familiar aerospace features enabling them to concentrate on their design project. Some of these aerospace-specific design features include:
- Flange (curved, double curved or planar)
- Flange cutout
- Flanged hole
- Flanged slot
- User Flange
- Stiffening bead
- Stiffening Rib
- Corner relief
- Planar Flange
- Tear Drop
Captured Company Expertise... Users are able to create files with defined corporate standards for such features as holes, stiffening beads or lightening holes. As many files as necessary can be created for different materials, machines, or projects. This enables CATIA users to take advantage of the technical expertise in defining their model specifications. Integration of the Company standards improves design quality and reliability.