Product Key Customer Benefits
|Dedicated features for sheetmetal manufacturing preparation
User can automatically create an unfolded representation of the 3D sheetmetal part, with lines and circles through DXF or through IDLs interfaces. This flat geometry can then be submitted to subcontractor for punch and nibbling programming, empowering the communication between OEM and sheet metal manufacturing subcontractors.
Transforms functional shape into sheetmetal
CATIA functional shapes of a part, like solids are easily transformed to sheetmetal features including walls, bends and cut-out recognition. A "Bending Wizard" helps defining, automatically, a detailed definition of the folding operations and folding feasibility analysis is provided in order to shorten the cycle time of manufacturing design.
Manufacturing feasibility checks for sheetmetal parts
Designer benefit from a self-overlapping checking system in order to avoid impossibility of manufacturing a part.
Single step interface to external sheetmetal manufacturing softwares
IDLs (programming interface) for OLE interface is provided within the product.
Productive and intuitive industry oriented Windows native User Interface for short training cycles
Icon based, flexible and scalable approach, from beginners & casual users using pull down menus and panels, to advanced users using contextual menus, keyboard shortcuts. Preview and direct mouse-based manipulations and specification during feature creation, modification and drag and drop. Full support of Windows user interface standards such as pull down menus, messaging, on-line help, select-action approach, multi-windowing, icon docking reorganization. Dynamic users interface including fast mouse-based 3D graphical manipulations and a copilot concept allowing the contextual pre-selection (by means of highlight) of allowed graphical entities. Contextual HTML documentation browser.
CATIA Sheetmetal Production 1 (SH1) product can be ordered as an add-on product to a configuration. For more details refer to CATIA V5R6 Product Portfolio.