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 Expert

Delivers highly productive capabilities to create, edit and analyze aesthetic and ergonomic shapes to the highest Class A surface quality

As the demands of consumers become more complex, so do the product designs. A surface designer is very often challenged to achieve the aspirations of the design intent with the tool sets they use, thus requiring many years of experience and skills of how to achieve this.

CATIA ICEM Shape Design Expert (IEX) offers an extended tool set which complements the ISH commercial product. This add-on module enables the creation and modeling of aesthetic and ergonomic shapes using advanced global surface modeling and shape modeling capabilities. In addition this product provides specialized Class A and dedicated Industry specific functionality such as Advanced filleting, Create Gap and advanced Analysis capabilities.

  • Offers an extended set of tools to complement ISH to realize your design aspirations
  • Combine easily freeform and global modeling with feature based operations
  • Preliminary advanced analysis of downstream manufacturing conditions
  • Free form modeling for surfaces or curves features
    In the world of Explicit and direct surface modeling, users are familiar with the benefits of this capability, but even more so with its disadvantages of not being able modify feature based geometry without returning to the explicit world. With the introduction of Feature modeling, users can now not only direct model feature based geometry, they can maintain the associativity of the input geometry, thus removing the break in workflow.
  • Advanced filleting commands
    Extending the filleting capabilities within the CATIA ICEM Shape Design product, the Advanced Fillet, Tri-Tangent Fillet and Corner Fillet capabilities provide a comprehensive set of tools to fulfill the most demanding of filleting shapes.
  • 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.
  • Advanced Analysis tools to analyze surface quality
    CATIA ICEM Shape Design Expert provides extended analysis capabilities addressing requirements such as Flat Region, Gap and Leveling and Head Impact analysis. Very often when developing complex surface designs, users are always checking at the geometry component level the accuracy and quality of the surfaces produced. However the task of analyzing at the Part level the component meets the correct design and engineering criteria is often left to other design departments or other applications. For some design analysis tasks this is no longer the case. Using advanced analysis capabilities users can analyze their components for Gaps and Levels to adjacent components, the flatness of a shape to ascertain potential manufacturing issues and the Head Impact analysis to meet Government legislation requirements.
  • Industry specific feature to design components gaps
    A key task in the design of components which fit within or are adjacent too another component, is the design of the Gap conditions. Using the Create Gap command, you can as a feature result create geometry to not only simulate the correct gap condition required but also some manufacturing sheetmetal conditions.