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

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

The product design process is changing. It has to. Product replacement cycles are shortening. Product platforms have to be reused to satisfy market demand for niche variants. And design precision is paramount. Nowhere are these trends more evident than in the automotive and consumer goods industries. Models are replaced increasingly quickly and are often ‘facelifted’ several times even within a shortened product lifecycle. At the same time, designs have become significantly more complex.

CATIA ICEM Shape Design provides high end advanced surfacing modeling and curve functionality to create, modify, and analysis aesthetic and ergonomic shapes to the highest Class A surface quality extending and supporting Industrial Designers & Mechanical Engineers working within the surfacing design domains that require higher quality results attributed to the Class A discipline.

  • 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
  • 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 modeling 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 compliancy 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.