The CPA-TA (Composites Producibility Assessment – Thermal Assessment) plug-in to CATIA is used to identify locations where your part may have thermal issues during manufacture. It is integrated into the CATIA Composites Workbench and is intended to be used by designers to minimize avoidable redesign during the part design process.
CPA-TA is a simple application that allows designers to quickly and effectively evaluate the thermal stability of the part during manufacture, without needing to have the M&P background knowledge to validate the part. The CPA-TA workflow reduces defects, unneccessary re-work, and other associated issues that occur downstream in production.
Reduces iteration in design between design engineers and M&P department
Incorporates custom internal standards and specifications
Validate model against best practices before submission
Identifies trouble spots in layup
Allows quick analysis for design changes such as manufacturing results from tooling type
Exporting of drill throughs to RAVEN 1D thermal analysis