Interactive Fitting for CATIA V5 (IFC Core)


Engineering Domain : Product Synthesis
Prerequisites : FIT V5, MD2 V5, SPA V5

Product Overview

Interactive Fitting Core for Catia™

Based on Haption’s physics simulation technology IPSITM, IFC "Interactive Fitting Core for Catia" is a CAAV5-based plug-in for Catia V5TM dedicated to interactive assembly/maintenance simulation. It consists in two sets of V5 commands, appearing as two new toolbars:

  • IFC Core provides tools for creating an interactive physic simulation session, managing interaction devices, changing object properties, etc.
  • IFC Human complements IFC Core with human simulation functionalities, such as calibration, grasping, etc.


IFC Core lets you:

  • Work with any kind of Catia data: CatPart, CGR, STP, ...
  • Feel contact forces and gravity
  • Record object motion as Catia tracks
  • Control the precision down to sub-millimeter levels
  • Use any kind of haptic device (Virtuose, Inca, Able), tracking system (ART, Motion Analysis, VICON, trackd), 6D USB mouse from 3Dconnexion
  • Load kinematic constraints from V5 mechanisms

Customer Benefits

Realtime Physics in Digital Mockup permit the user to:

1. Decrease real prototype

2. by interact with the virtual part, engineer can decide what is the best strategy for assembly

Typical Scenario:

  • Assembly validation
  • Montage procedure
  • Evaluate tooling
  • Human accessibility, reachability
  • Maintainability procedure