What's New in CATIA R2018x

CATIA R2018x release delivers multiple enhancements for Designers, Engineers and Systems Engineers.

Power’By lets CATIA V5 users benefit from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform without migrating data or disrupting existing processes.

Immersive Collaborative Experience means teams can now collaborate in immersive virtual reality: “plug and play” a HTC Vive head-mounted display to immediately jump into a shared virtual reality experience, and walk around and interact with the product.

For Designers: the new Human Animation app lets designers explore and animate the physical interaction of a human with their product. Designers can choose and mix several modelling mathematics to create shapes with CATIA’s Unified Modelling Environment.

For Engineers: the new CATIA Stamping Die Designer role delivers high-quality right-first-time tooling by guiding users through conceptual planning to detailed tooling design of complex stamped sheet metal parts. An extended AEC solution now addresses all participants in the end-to-end building process. The unique Function Driven Generative Designer role has been enhanced to allow non-specialist designers to automatically generate optimized conceptual assemblies from functional specifications. 

For Systems Engineers: the extended Cyber Systems Engineering solution provides digital continuity to design, validate and experience mechanical, electronic and software systems within a systems engineering approach. This release brings new roles for Electrical and Electronic Architects,  System Quality Analysts and System Safety Analysts.

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Roles

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  • AEC Engineering

    3D MEP Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design and engineer detailed systems for construction in the three traditional building systems: Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)
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  • Model Based Definition

    3DMaster Conceptual Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Simplify 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
    Ensure consistency between 3D design and 2D tolerances and annotations with a single 3D product definition.
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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
    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
    Achieve high level surface quality while respecting aesthetic and technical constraints with a set of specific surface modeling applications, functions and analysis tools.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Architectural Detail Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Deliver a truly collaborative design environment where architects, engineers, planners, consultants and building owners can work together.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Best practices Designer

    on cloud on premise
    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
    Deliver highly productive capabilities to accelerate the Automotive Body In White design process.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Building Structures Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design detailed building structures for construction where architects, engineers, planners, consultants and building owners can collaborate.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Building and Civil Coordinator

    on cloud on premise
    Review and collaborate around a construction project to coordinate all phases from design to fabrication and manage Building Information Models (BIM)
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    CATIA XDesign

    on cloud
    Create and share mechanical design anywhere, anytime, on any device.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Cabletray 3D Systems Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design 3D electrical cable trays in the context of the full Digital Mock-Up.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Civil Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    Enable 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 Expert

    on cloud on premise
    Enriches the Class-A Modeler role productivity with an additional set of advanced tools for transportation designers.
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  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Class A Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    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
    Design composites parts - combining Composites Design and Composites Manufacturing Preparation apps.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Designer

    on cloud on premise
    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 composites parts - combining Composites Designer and Manufacturer roles.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Forming Designer

    on premise
    Accelerate the design of composites parts from preliminary design to manufacturing for parts produced by the forming process.
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Laser Projection Operator

    on cloud on premise
    Generate and edit laser projection files to the shopfloor. 
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  • Composites Engineering

    Composites Manufacturer

    on cloud on premise
    Process oriented applications ensure compliance with analysis before production of complex composites.
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  • AEC Engineering

    Concept Building Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Quickly develop conceptual building information models and evaluate design decisions for a project of any size, scale or level of complexity.
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  • Industrial Design

    Creative Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and explore conceptual ideas through a comprehensive set of applications addressing ideation, concept modeling and visualization.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Design Apps Developer

    on cloud on premise
    Define and manage custom apps developed within the 3DEXPERIENCE.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Design Apps User

    on cloud on premise
    Reuse custom applications developed with the Design Apps Developer role on 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
    Accelerate the development and understanding of complex dynamic systems through modeling and simulation.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Electrical 3D Systems Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design of wire harnesses, cabling systems and the complete 3D virtual product.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Electrical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Integrated 3D electrical development environment for the physical design of wire harness in DMU.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Electrical Harness Manufacturing Engineer

    on cloud on premise
    Generate a flattened definition of the 3D wire harness design to create manufacturing form-boards.
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  • Embedded Engineering

    Electrical and Electronics Architect

    on premise
    Integrates the required functionalities for the development and integration of all Electrical and Electronics systems and components.
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  • Fastener Design Engineering

    Fasteners Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Simplify the design and management of complex fastened assemblies.
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  • Fluid Systems

    Fluid 3D Systems Designer

    on cloud on premise
    An integrated 3D fluid systems environment for the physical design of tubing, piping and HVAC systems.  
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Function Driven Generative Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Explore and generate organic specification driven shapes, for additive and traditional manufacturing.
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  • Sheetmetal Design Engineering

    Hydroformed SheetMetal Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Provide an associative feature-based modeling to design hydroformed sheet-metal representations in concurrent engineering.
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  • Product Experience

    Immersive Collaborative Experience

    on cloud on premise
    Enable multiple users to experience the same immersive design review in a shared VR world.
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  • Product Experience

    Immersive Visual Experience

    on cloud on premise
    Enable immersive capabilities like stereo-rendering and position-tracking for all 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA users.
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  • Transport & Mobility Engineering

    Interior Designer

    on cloud on premise
    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
    Allow the creation and management of sophisticated Machine and Equipment products. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical & Shape Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage sophisticated mechanical projects, including advanced surface design.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage 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
    Create and manage products which include predefined components.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanism Simulation Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage the simulation of products which include complex mechanisms including new Static Study application
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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
    Automate design tasks and assist user decision-making at any step of a complex mold design.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Mold Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A flexible and highly-customizable set of applications to detail and validate mold tooling design.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline 3DMaster Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition.
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline Mechanical & Shape Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects, with one single full 3D product definition. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Multi-Discipline Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create and manage multi-discipline & mechanical projects.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Plastic Mechanical Designer

    on cloud on premise
    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
    Optimize the creation of any sophisticated mechanical chassis product.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Printed Circuit Board Designer

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

    Product Enclosure Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Address the complete high-tech product enclosure design process and leverage design intent with engineering excellence.
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  • Industrial Design

    Product Industrial Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Boost creative designers innovation, design-quality and time-to-market. Gain competitive advantage by design thanks to a complete and unified industrial design solution.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Product Optimization Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize the product definition process, respecting key performance indicators.
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  • Traceability & Reporting

    Report Producer

    on cloud on premise
    Generate high quality documents using the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
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  • Traceability & Reporting

    Report Template Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Generate high quality documents using the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Reverse Shape Optimizer

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize virtual 3D shapes from simulation results or digitized real operating or manufacturing conditions.
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  • Electrical Systems

    Rigid Flex Circuit Board Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Advanced Design of Rigid-Flex printed circuit boards to optimize layout and material cost. 
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  • Mechanical Engineering

    Shape Designer

    on cloud on premise
    A sophisticated and advanced shape design add-on role, complementing the product definition & high-quality surface creation process.
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  • Advanced Surface Modeling

    Shape Morphing Modeler

    on cloud on premise
    Add-on 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
    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
    Define a project’s working area and subdivide it into zones assigned with a functional classification.
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  • Plastic Part & Mold Design Engineering

    Stamping Die Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Design for manufacturing of best in class stamping die tools.
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  • Multi-Discipline Engineering

    Steel and Equipment Layout Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Detail design and Intelligent component positioning on metallic structures.
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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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  • Systems Architecture

    Systems Architect

    on cloud on premise
    Define static system architectures to understand the development of functional and components architecture.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Battery Library

    on cloud on premise
    Bring battery simulation to the system level.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems ClaRa Plus Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and simulate complex thermodynamic cycle processes for electricity power generation using Clausius Rankine cycles.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Electric Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Rapidly design and validate electrical power systems, comprising DC and AC high frequency (800Hz) distribution architecture with real time capabilities.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Fluid Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and predict hydraulic systems behavior for transportation and mobility, aerospace and industrial equipment industries.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems HVAC Library

    on cloud on premise
    Optimize the design & performance of Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Human Comfort Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and analyze the thermal comfort of building and vehicle occupants.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Hydrogen Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model and simulate polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks and cells for pre-design, control strategy evaluation, or loss analysis.
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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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    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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  • Quality & Safety

    Systems Quality Analyst

    on premise
    Design safe products by preventing failure modes through static analysis.
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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 Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Thermal Library

    on cloud on premise
    The library is ideally suited for the design and optimization of large and complex systems, such as refrigeration cycles and mixtures, heat pumps, ab and adsorption systems.
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  • Traceability & Reporting

    Systems Traceability Designer

    on premise
    Ensure collaboration and traceability on heterogeneous systems models.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems VeSyMA Engines Library

    on cloud on premise
    Model spark ignition and compression ignition engines for intake and exhaust flows, emissions and torque assessment.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems VeSyMA Powertrain Library

    on cloud on premise
    Provides modelling and simulation for rotating multibody systems, such as automotive powertrains. It allows you to predict the behavior of the transmission in testing of vehicles.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems VeSyMA Suspensions Library

    on cloud on premise
    Develop active suspension systems for vehicle dynamics including road, driver and stability control models. The library includes  a complete set of suspension, rig, experiment models and templates .
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems VeSyMA library

    on cloud on premise
    Predict the main performance of a system-level definition comprising the thermal, hybrid or electrical propulsion, transmission and drivetrains.
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  • Modelica Library for Systems Modeling & Simulation

    Systems Wind Power Library

    on cloud on premise
    Rapidly model and simulate Wind Turbines at system-level for optimized performances.
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  • Automated Engineering

    Template Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Create a defined engineering template capturing knowledge behavior parameters for reuse.
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  • Industrial Design

    Transportation Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Improve transportation designer’s creativity and gain competitive advantage by design thanks to a complete and unified industrial design solution.
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  • Fluid Systems

    Tubing Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Complete design and optimization capabilities for both rigid and flexible pipes/tubes.
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  • Product Experience

    Virtual & Physical Prototyper

    on cloud on premise
    Create rapid prototypes, 3D-prints and visualize physical objects with reverse engineering with a comprehensive set of applications.
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  • Product Experience

    Visual Experience Designer

    on cloud on premise
    Produce high-end, real-time and interactive photorealistic visual with a visual and rendering companion for non-specialists.
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