Creative design talks directly to people’s heart. Creative designers must be equipped with software tools that enable them to easily craft and adjust the product's emotional content through their designs,while collaborating with engineering to ensure proper coverage of product functional scope.
Successful products in the market are usually those with designs that elicit positive emotional response from their consumers. CATIA is at the service of creative designers and their creativity. Whether starting ideation in 3D from scratch or from 2D sketches, industrial designers can manipulate shapes with unrivaled freedom and take advantage of a true creativity accelerator to explore more ideas in the early conceptual phase. CATIA fully addresses the Automotive Class-A process with a solution for surface refinement that integrates industry leading ICEM surfacing technologies. By combining the V6 technology strengths, which include knowledge capture-and-reuse paradigm, it delivers a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for modeling, analyzing and visualizing aesthetic and ergonomic shapes for the highest Class-A surface quality.
CATIA Freestyle Design
Freeform Surfacing Solution for Complex Aesthetical Shapes
Since the consumer market is consistently pushing for advanced designs with more and more complex shapes, you have to decide quickly and deliver products to market faster than ever. Designers need total freedom and flexibility to create and visualize the shapes they imagine, all the while streamlining collaboration.
CATIA Freestyle Design provides all the surfacing tools to design any complex styled shapes, from early concept modeling to industrialized surfacing ready for production. It dramatically simplifies the shape design process by unifying all types of free-form curves and surfaces in a single math-free representation.
- Model any complex styling shape
- Apply high precision surfacing
- Deform shapes globally while preserving the design intent
- Streamline design-to-engineering collaboration with integration in the CATIA environment
Associative curve-based surfacingCATIA Freestyle Design integrates an unrivaled free-form modeler. You can intuitively create and modify 3D and planar curves from control points, near points, or through point construction. The product offers a complete set of fully-associative styling sweeps, covering the different needs for profiled surface creation and ensuring curvature continuity with references.
Comprehensive suite of tools for surface creationThis industrial design software enables the use of a pure surface-based approach that minimizes the need for curve manipulation. Designers can create flawless, styled shapes from scratch, in order to model three-dimensional free-form curves and surfaces. The system can blend and extrude curves, fill, and blend or match surfaces.
Complete set of manipulation and deformation toolsCATIA Freestyle Design offers dynamic, interactive shape deformation capacities, allowing users to easily adjust their designs. Smart and advanced tools enable the user to dynamically deform single or multi-surface shapes. Designers change the shapes by matching, smoothing and trimming curves and surfaces. The control point capability offers an interactive manipulation of curves and surfaces. Users intuitively modify control points on shapes and trimmed surface boundaries with direct mouse-based manipulation and with an immediate propagation of design change. Deformation laws on the control points refine the actions.
Real-time analysis and diagnostic toolsCATIA Freestyle Design provides immediate visual quality control through extensive and associative real-time curve and surface diagnosis tools. Thanks to the Virtual Showroom Inspection capacities, designers can check the quality of their surfaces with high accuracy and realism within a virtual showroom simulator, through the computation of reflect lines produced from a virtual neon row. Users can dynamically change the number, spacing and orientation of the neon lights to obtain the best surface reflection.