CAVA - CATIA Automotive Extensions Vehicle Architecture
CATIA solutions for car design and legal compliance
"CATIA - Automotive Extensions – Vehicle Architecture" (CAVA) resulted from a joint project by Transcat PLM and the German car manufacturers. International rules, norms and standards are provided during the entire design process - from the concept phase to the homologation. CAVA is a feature-based and associative technology integrated with CATIA V5 and V6.
CAVA - Solutions for car design and legal compliance in CATIA
CAVA is a suite of products:
CAVA OVA (Overall Vehicle Architecture)
These six applications are available as seperate products or as CAVA All bundle, containing all six applications.
- Legal Compliance
Throughout the development stage, new car design must comply with legislation and guidelines in the countries where they are licensed. In a joint venture with German car manufacturers, Transcat has developed a solution to these demands - fully integrated into CATIA V5. CAVA is now available throughout the world as a V5 AddOn product.
- Design Integrated
CAVA products offer a complete set of easy to use features covering rear view mirror, viewing fields, security belts, underfloor clearances, lamp positions, pedestrian protection, and much more. Each function contains the different values and settings that are determined by local authorities and described in norms like: ECE, EWG, SAE, FMVSS and others. These pre-configured standards are built into CAVA and can easily be administered and extended to company-specific settings.
The CAVA community worked with Transcat to create a standard application that can be used by the OEMs in conjunction with suppliers. CAVA is a certified CAA product, developed with the full support of Dassault Systèmes.
- Supply Chain Integration
The CAVA architecture supports the entire process chain including the data created by the embedded supply chain. Through a tight integration to CATIA V5, CAVA features can be automatically interchanged with the CATIA data so that suppliers and OEMs can use these features throughout the design process.
To use all the CAVA feature functionality, like selecting other laws and standards, modifying current standard values, or creating company-specific rules, a full license is required. To simply use and reference an existing CAVA feature, or to check modified geometry against the established rules, a run-time license is sufficient. Using the "Extract" capability, design spaces can be created to interchange geometry without the CAVA feature intelligence.