CATIA Engineering

CATIA for Engineers enables Digital Prototyping including Analysis and Simulation for design and validation of function quality and performance at all stages ofthe design.

Mechanical engineering is complex as assemblies are designed to perform a specific task with a specific target performance. Digital prototyping, combined with digital analysis and simulation, allows product development teams to virtually create and analyze a mechanical product in its environment. Mechanical engineers must be equipped with these tools so that they can gain insight into key factors in quality and performance early in the product development phase.

CATIA Jigs and Tooling Design

Benefit from a generic Tooling Design toolset ideal for production fixtures, tool and die makers, Industrial Equipment, Automotive and Aerospace. Design advanced welded assemblies based on process definition and rules.

The Jigs and Tooling Design is a solution used to design tooling parts, for both the Generic Tooling and the Press and Die domains. It encompasses the Weld Design and Tooling Design workbenches.

The Weld Design workbench addresses the welding process of the industrial equipment, automotive, and aerospace industries. Classical or user-defined welds and part preparation are created in 3D, with associative annotations and right symbols generated in 2D drafting. Advanced welding processes allow for concurrent engineering between Machining and Welding engineers.

The Tooling Design workbench provides tool and die makers with a rich catalog of industry-standard components to automate the tooling definition. Fully customizable components and a template-based approach ramp-up projects faster, ensure design consistency, and, help you to manufacture right the first time.

  • Employ dedicated workbenches for CATIA Weld Design and CATIA Tooling Design
  • Create welding operations and automatic part preparation with intuitive tools
  • Obtain complete flexibility with user-defined weld
  • Preserve design intent with associative parts, 2D annotations, generative and interactive drafting
  • Use weld data downstream
  • Benefit from comprehensive catalogs of general mechanical and die components, including powerful automatic drilling functions
  • User-defined components adaptable to any die context
  • Generate Bill of Materials
  • Creates welding operations, from a catalogue or from user-defined shapes
    Creates welding operations, from a catalogue of classical welding beads based on ISO standards or from user defined shapes.
  • Automatic generation of weld preparation features
    These features are automatically generated and the resulting prepared plates can be associatively merged in a single derived representation.
  • Flexible and process-driven data management
    Plates can be structured in one representation or several products, and weld features are managed in a dedicated product.
  • Associative 2D annotations and normalized weld drawings
    Associative 3D geometry and 2D annotations preserve design intent. Normalized weld drawings are generated with annotations.
  • Generation of Bill of Materials and welding reports
    Generation of Bills of Materials for tooling, as well as welding cost estimation with the welding reports feature.
  • New work process for the tooling Design clearly separates the roles
    Preparation of the shaped parts in a dedicated work environment, thanks to the Generative Insert Authoring command, and design of the die in another environment
  • Definition of general mechanical components and general die components
    They are read from catalogs and include powerful embedded drilling capabilities.
  • User-defined components adaptable to any die context
    User components can be created and stored within user catalogs. User components can be managed with their associated holes the same way they’re delivered in one for the standard components of CATIA catalogs. As a result, component customization and the learning curve are shortened and the catalogs quickly reflect the company know-how. In addition, user components are automatically adaptable to the context of the die, for example, shape of a part or references planes.