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 Structure Functional Design

Preliminary Structure Design

In order to establish a global project definition, structure engineers and naval architects need productive 3D immersive tools to complete their preliminary design, before getting into the detailed design operations. Traditionally, shipbuilding designers must take a general layout or conceptual plan and develop an initial structural scheme with parametric features for the purpose of rapid design cycles, associating class rules, stability and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

CATIA Structure Functional Design delivers a preliminary structure design application to rapidly define, capture the intent of a project and create structural elements and materials thanks to parametric design, allowing multiple design variations and iterations. It provides a set of tools to define all Decks, major Bulkheads, Plates, Stiffeners, Sections, Beams, Pillars, Braces, as well as main Openings and reinforced Edges, and allows automatic updates when parameters are changed.

Structure engineers are able to obtain early weight, material, labor and balance estimation of the structure as well as the classification drawings including conventions. They can also extract a structural mesh of the whole ship to process global Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to get required approval of the basic design.

  • Rapidly capture preliminary structure project intent with productive modeling tools
  • Easily and quickly experiment multiple design variations and reduce design development cycles
  • Estimate your future costs
  • Focus on your design with this easy to use, job oriented application
  • Take advantage of high performances and data size capabilities
  • Benefit from strong Knowledge capture and capitalization
  • Extensive modeling tools to define and create Industry standard structures elements and materials
    CATIA Structure Functional Design allows you to capture all design intents for downstream applications, up to manufacturing. You can create all Decks, major Bulkheads, Plates, Stiffeners, Sections, Beams, Pillars, Braces, as well as main Openings and reinforced Edges.
  • Parametric approach
    CATIA Structure Functional Design allows you to take advantage of the full V6 parametric capabilities. Relations between objects as well as design templates are captured in order to be reused later, greatly increasing productivity.
  • Bill of Materials reports
    You can obtain early weight, material, labor and balance estimation of the structure, by getting a preliminary BOM, thanks to knowledgeware integration.
  • Classification drawings including conventions
    CATIA Structure Functional Design is integrated with the Generative Drafting application that supports classification drawings. Drawings are updated along the 3D design cycle, with the possibility of updating them globally or only locally for better performances.
  • Project resource management
    CATIA Structure Functional Design offers a centralized way to gather project resources like section catalogs, material catalog, hull geometry, knowledgeware dictionary as well as the project reference plane definition, etc. A resolved section catalog is provided as well as a standard parametric catalog along with its design table. You can also manage material Information. These catalogs enable you to capitalize your knowhow and the resource of the yard within a fully integrated PLM environment. The result is a significant increase in design productivity and standardization of design practices.
  • 3D grid to accelerate design in context
    The easy to use 3D grid helps the user to better locate where the design should occur as well as reduces the number of errors. The addition of Project Reference Planes to the Project definition also accelerates the design process.
  • Take advantage of the V6 platform
    CATIA Structure Functional Design takes advantage of the V6 platform, enabling you to efficiently manage your data. For example, the database search by type or by query enables you to quickly and efficiently find exactly what you want to load in the authoring environment.