What's New in CATIA R2017x

CATIA R2017x delivers new Roles, an enhanced user experience, and deep functional enrichment for Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Release Highlights

Visual Excellence.

  • Designers can now work in a stunningly realistic environment.  A major enhancement to real-time visualization quality and performance lets users bring their work to life, even on the largest assemblies. This release also integrates the STELLAR rendering engine to further improve realism and performance.

Magic User Experience.

  • We ensure a productive approach to design by extending CATIA's lean and intuitive user interface. Users can flexibly manage their environment using “Frame and Widget” manipulation to tile, layout, and switch between windows. Offline Mode allows users to work offline and then, later on, re-connect and re-synchronize. 

 

For Designers

Virtual Immersive Reality

  • A new immersive User Experience on every desktop, with support of the HTC Vive Head Mounted Display, within CATIA and on native data, without a specialized viewer. The truly immersive experience and natural navigation enhances spatial understanding of product design for faster and more accurate design decisions. VR in CATIA for everyone, with the affordable HTC Vive device.

3D Design from Photos

  • The CATIA Photo-to-Shape App quickly creates real 3D Models from a selection of 2D Digital Photos. The resultant native CATIA 3D models can be further refined, detailed, and modified. Designers can now rapidly compare, re-build, re-style, and get inspired by existing objects.

 

For Engineers

Design in the new world of making

  • Non-specialists can automatically generate optimized conceptual parts at the push of a button from a functional specification. The designer can then vary the specification to quickly create multiple concepts for comparison.   Now you can create organic shapes that could not be imagined using a conventional design approach, while respecting the designer’s specification and dramatically reducing weight.  It frees the designer to take advantage of the flexibility of additive manufacturing, or of more traditional manufacturing processes.

 

For Systems Engineers

Enriched Modelica Libraries

  • Four new model libraries, based on the Modelica standard, are added to CATIA, improving product design and accelerating time-to-market by providing a comprehensive set of libraries for the study of Electrified Powertrains, Brushless DC Motors, Cooling Systems, and H.V.A.C.

 

 

 

Roles

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  • Model Based Definition

    3DMaster Conceptual Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive conceptual role which simplifies the creation, sharing and validation of preliminary designs in an integrated collaborative platform.
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  • Model Based Definition

    3DMaster Designer

    on cloud on premise
    One single 3D product definition for manufacturing ensures consistency between 3D design and 2D tolerances and annotations.
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  • Multi-Discipline Engineering

    Accommodation Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Layout and design of compartment spaces, complete with ceilings, coverings, doors and windows. 
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  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Aero Surface Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that provides advanced modeling capabilities in surface-lofting and interior aircraft cabin design.
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  • Industrial Design

    Aesthetical Shape Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    A set of specific surface modeling applications, functions and analysis tools for shape experts who want to achieve high level of surface quality while respecting aesthetic and technical constraints.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Architectural Detail Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications for designing and collaborating on a building infrastructure project. 
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  • Automated Engineering

    Best practices Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that create and define enterprise rules, respecting company standards and best practices. 
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  • Transport & Mobility Engineering

    Body In White Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that delivers highly productive capabilities to accelerate the Automotive Body In White design process.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Civil Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that enables all stakeholders of a civil infrastructure project to manage and execute all phases of a project from design to fabrication within a single platform.
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  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Class A Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to create, edit and analyze aesthetic and ergonomic shapes to the highest Class-A surface quality.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Braiding Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Accelerate the design of composites parts by simulating the braiding manufacturing process.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Designer & Manufacturer

    on cloud on premise
    A extension to the Mechanical roles, to design and industrialize composites parts - combining Composites Design and Composites Manufacturing Preparation apps, with the addition of the Converter for STEP MultiDiscipline.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of process-oriented applications, on a single integrated platform,  to efficiently manage composites design on complex surfaces.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    A complete solution for the design and industrialization of composites parts - combining Composites Designer and Manufacturer roles.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Manufacturer

    on cloud on premise
    Powerful set of process oriented applications to industrialize complex composites parts before production in compliance with analysis.   
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  • AEC Engineering

    Concept Architectural Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that enables architect and planners to plan and conceptualize a complete building.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Concept Structural Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to manage the general arrangement of a building's structure, including primary beams, secondary beams pattern, and foundation elements.
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  • Industrial Design

    Creative Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications addressing ideation, concept modeling to visualization to quickly create and explore conceptual ideas.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Design Apps Developer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to define and manage custom applications developed within the 3DEXPERIENCE.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Design Apps User

    on cloud on premise
    Runtime user-role allowing to reuse custom applications developed with the Design Apps Developer user-role within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Design Review & Preparation

    on cloud on premise
    Create exact geometries making accurate measurements without modifying original geometrical definitions.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Dynamic Systems Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    Rapidly model, simulate and validate complex engineering systems using the Modelica language, fully immersed in a Model Based System Engineering approach. A Modelica and FMI compliant solution that efficiently models and simulates multi-physic dynamic systems.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Electrical 3D Systems Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design of wire harnesses and cabling systems in the context of the schematic systems definition and the complete 3D virtual product.
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  • Fastener Design Engineering

    Fasteners Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to simplify the design and management of complex fastened assemblies across all industries.
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  • Fluid Systems

    Fluid 3D Systems Designer

    on cloud on premise
    An integrated 3D fluid systems development environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems in the context of the Digital Mock-Up. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Function Driven Generative Designer

    on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to explore and generate organic shapes, on target, with a solution for traditional and additive manufacturing.
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  • Sheetmetal Design Engineering

    Hydroformed SheetMetal Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to provide an associative feature-based modeling to design hydroformed sheet-metal representations in concurrent engineering.
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  • Product Experience

    Immersive Visual Experience

    on cloud on premise
    The truly immersive experience and natural navigation enhances spatial understanding of product design for faster and more accurate design decisions. VR in CATIA for everyone, with the affordable HTC Vive device.
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  • Transport & Mobility Engineering

    Interior Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to create complex plastic, cast and forged parts for automotive interiors.
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  • Machine & Equipment Design Engineering

    Machine & Equipment Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated Machine & Equipment products. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical & Shape Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications built for the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects, including advanced surface design.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications for the creation and management of sophisticated mechanical projects.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Part Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A sophisticated and productive mechanical design add-on role, complementing the product definition & creation process.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Mechanical Tooling Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful process-oriented set of applications for the creation and management of products which include predefined components.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanism Simulation Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive and powerful set of tools for the creation, management and simulation of products which include complex mechanisms.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Mechatronic Systems Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    Leverage the power of Modelica and 3DEXPERIENCE to rapidly develop, simulate and validate complex mechatronic systems.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Mold & Tooling Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to automate design tasks and assist user decision-making at any step of a complex mold design.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline 3DMaster Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications for creation and management of sophisticated multi-disciplines & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline Mechanical & Shape Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated multi-disciplines & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated multi-disciplines & mechanical projects.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Plastic Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to create manufacturing-ready molded parts, using ultra-fast functional modeling technology.
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  • Transport & Mobility Engineering

    Powertrain & Chassis Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to optimize the creation of sophisticated mechanical chassis.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Printed Circuit Board Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design rigid and flexible printed circuit boards while taking the overall mechanical design into account.
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  • High Tech Engineering

    Product Enclosure Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to address the complete high-tech product enclosure design process.
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  • Industrial Design

    Product Industrial Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A complete and unified industrial design workflow solution, from 2D and 3D sketch, concept modeling, detail and technical surface modeling to design visualization:
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  • Automated Engineering

    Product Optimization Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A sophisticated set of applications to optimize the product definition process, respecting key performance indicators.
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  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Shape Morphing Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    Add-on role extending modeling capabilities through dedicated applications for surface refinement and global deformation.
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  • Machine & Equipment Design Engineering

    Shaped Machine & Equipment Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A powerful set of applications built to allow the creation and management of sophisticated Machine & Equipment products with complex surface. 
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  • Sheetmetal Design Engineering

    SheetMetal Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Accelerate the complete sheetmetal process from design to manufacturing.
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  • Multi-Discipline Engineering

    Space Allocation Architect

    on cloud on premise
    An industry-tailored role for the arrangement of ships general equipment, including safety zones, building zones and rooms.
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  • Multi-Discipline Engineering

    Steel and Equipment Layout Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Detail design and component position on metallic structures. For designers who want to have detail & complex design with PLM exposition and intelligent positioning of components in different contexts.
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  • Consumer Packaged Goods

    Structural Package Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications that enable designers to create and modify packages with accuracy.
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  • Multi-Discipline Engineering

    Structure Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Supports metallic structure design from preliminary design to detail design.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Air Conditioning Library

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize and verify automotive air-conditioning systems, from the early design phase through to detailed control system design and implementation.
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  • Systems Architecture

    Systems Architect

    on cloud on premise
    Define static system architectures in a model based systems engineering approach to enable the understanding of the operational needs and the development of functional and components architectures.  
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Behavior Optimization

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize and tune systems parameters of a device or its controller to improve system dynamics for multiple criteria and multiple cases.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Brushless DC Drives Library

    on cloud on premise
    Allows the integration of Brushless DC motors and control into systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Systems C Code Export

    on cloud on premise
    Generate C Code from Modelica compliant systems behavior models in order to validate the model on any hardware platform.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Cooling Library

    on cloud on premise
    Develop cooling systems and dimension components, dedicated to batteries and electric drives and electronic thermal management.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Electric Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model, simulate and analyze electric DC, single and three phase AC power systems and accelerate the development and verification of their control systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Electrified Power Train Library

    on cloud on premise
    Assists design steps during the entire process of developing electric drives.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Engine Dynamics Library

    on cloud on premise
    Stimulate and analyze combustion engine systems, including the complete study of the pressure and thermal dynamics of the air-gas exchange process.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Systems FMU Export

    on cloud on premise
    Generate Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs) from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in order to integrate & simulate the model on other co-simulation platforms.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Flexible Bodies Library

    on cloud on premise
    Accelerate the analysis of the large motions of flexible beams, annular plates and flexible bodies.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Flight Dynamics Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model, simulate and anlyze of the flight dynamic characteristics of a wide range of flight vehicles.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Fuel Cell Library

    on cloud on premise
    Design and optimize various types of fuel cells and their control systems for a wide range of industrial applications.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems HVAC Library

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize the design & performance of Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Heat Exchanger Library

    on cloud on premise
    Design and dimension radiators and heat exchanger stacks for automotive thermal management systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Hydraulic Library

    on cloud on premise
    Design and verify hydrostatic drive systems for the automotive train, aerospace and industrial equipment industries.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Hydro Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize the development of hydro power plant designs including the design and virtual testing of new control strategies.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Liquid Cooling Library

    on premise
    Accelerate the design, component selection and dimensioning of liquid cooling systems through performance, transient response and control system strategy studies.
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  • Systems Architecture

    Systems Multi-Views Architect

    on cloud on premise
    Define comprehensive system architecture in a model based approach to enable understanding of the operational context and needs and the development of functional and components architectures.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Pneumatic Library

    on cloud on premise
    Allows optimization and verification of complete pneumatic systems from the early concept design phase through to detailed production definition.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Powertrain Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and Simulate the characteristics of vehicle powertrain systems including the resulting motion of the vehicle.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Systems Real Time Execution Export

    on cloud on premise
    Export from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Modelica compliant systems behavior models for use in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test environments.
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  • Fluid Systems

    Systems Schematic Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create discipline-specific intelligent schematics for wiring, cabling, piping/tubing and HVAC systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Simulation

    Systems Simulink Export

    on cloud on premise
    Export Modelica compliant systems behavior models from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for simulation within a Simulink environment.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Smart Electric Drives Library

    on cloud on premise
    Modeling and simulation of complete electric drive systems.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Thermal Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and simulate both the transient and steady state operation of thermal power plants including steam and combined cycle power units.
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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Vapor Cycle Library

    on cloud on premise
    Simulate vapor cycle systems for heating or cooling.

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  • Modelica Systems Behavior Libraries

    Systems Vehicle Dynamics Library

    on cloud on premise
    Accelerate the design of automotive chassis and vehicle systems from concept design through to detailed analysis and implementation.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Template Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to create a defined engineering template capture, containing knowledge behavior, parameters and reuse as generative.
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  • Industrial Design

    Transportation Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A complete and unified industrial design solution for transportation designers who want to boost creativity, design quality ‘up to Class-A’ and time to market to gain the competitive advantage by design.
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  • Product Experience

    Virtual & Physical Prototyper

    on cloud on premise
    A comprehensive set of applications to create rapid prototypes and 3D-prints or visualize physical objects with reverse engineering.
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  • Product Experience

    Visual Experience Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A visual and rendering companion allowing non-specialists to produce high-end real-time visualization and interactive photorealistic visuals.
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