CATIA Design

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 Icem Shape Design AeroExpert

Delivers highly productive surface modeling capabilities in support of the Aerospace domain of Lofting and Interior aircraft cabin design

The demands of today’s competitive aerospace market present designers with a wide range challenges. Product replacement cycles are shortening, and design precision is increasingly critical. Together, these pressures are making the entire design process more intensive than ever. In the aerospace field in particular, designers need to create complex aeronautical surfaces as quickly and as accurately as possible according to stringent industry specifications. Engineers must incorporate changes more rapidly. And feasibility analysis has to be incorporated into the development of the initial concept.

CATIA ICEM Shape Design Lofting combines the core ICEM modeling solution ICEM Shape Design Center with ICEM Shape Design AeroExpert, providing advanced surface lofting and global modeling capabilities. It delivers advanced modeling tools to create, edit analyze and global model complex surface models to facilitate the processes within the Aerospace domain of Surface Lofting and interior aircraft cabin design.

  • Extend your design possibilities by achieving Class A surface Quality
  • Ensure adherence to the initial design intent and any manufacturing constraints
  • Quickly generate new variants for review and decision making via Associative and feature based modeling
  • Extend your workflow productivity
  • Leverage knowledge and experience of proven technologies
  • Dedicated Loft capabilities in support of aerospace lofting process
  • Explicit and Associative free form modeling
    Users can choose the methods in which to create freeform Curve and Surfaces, thus creating a flexible approach to facilitate rapid creation and modification techniques.
  • Advanced Curve and Surface Creation tools
    Delivering advanced feature based curve and surface creation tools, users have the flexibility to design high quality aesthetical shapes to meet the demands of a stylist.
  • Advanced Curve and Surface Modification tools
    Modification of curve and surface geometry is key to refining the result. Whether it is through modification of the parameters or inputs of a feature or the direct modeling techniques available, ICEM Shape Design Center provides the user the flexibility and capability to fulfill their needs.
  • Advanced real time geometry analysis tools
    During creation and modification of geometry, advanced analysis tools provide the user an efficient capability to monitor and visualise the quality and accuracy of their designs in a real time environment.
  • Feature based Approximation
    Quality of geometry is key within the Aerospace Lofting domain. The internal complexities of geometry are required to be simple and easy to manipulate. The task of ensuring this goal is maintained is delivered through feature based approximation capabilities. When the geometry is a feature, users can simply reactivate the feature to adjust the approximation parameters, thus influencing the shape quality and accuracy.
  • Design compliance and templates instantiation to automate product creation
    Today designs are very often an evolution of a previous design concept, and whilst the shapes may change, the basic structure of the design is essentially the same. To address this, re-using basic concepts such as grills or standard features in the form of a standard template is a common requirement, so much so that ICM provides the tools to implement such templates to rapidly improve and automate a product design.
  • Parallel commands capability
    Supporting explicit modeling methods, managed by 3D interactive tools, CATIA ICEM Shape Design Center provides comprehensive dynamic performance and direct shape control. Fully integrated in the global product definition process, CATIA ICEM Shape Design Center permits direct access to concurrently active commands, such as control point manipulation and matching. This modeling technique, using collaborative commands, greatly reduces the number of interactions required to obtain the desired shape.
  • Display Sets command to visually organize the geometry you want to display
    Complementing the standard V5 Specification tree capabilities, Display sets command provides an additional and effective overlay method to visual apply a filtering of geometry objects, independent of their specification tree organization (i.e. Geometric Set storage), thus providing the user an efficient and ergonomic workflow to interactively structuring the display of their part geometry.
  • Expert Surface creation
    Expert surface modeling capabilities such as Accelerated Surface, Global Flange, Global Blend, Loft etc. complement the ISH surfacing solutions to address the most challenging of shape designs.
  • Global modeling capabilities to morph, reshape, or scale quickly existing shapes
    More often designs are required to be morphed, scaled or reshaped very quickly to either realize a concept proposal or meet a design intent without having to undertake a reworking of the design. CATIA ICEM Shape Design Expert provides Global modeling capabilities to fulfill these requirements.