CATIA Systems Architecture

From aircraft to cars, industrial machinery, ships, and white goods, complexity of products and the systems that keep them running is steadily increasing. CATIA enables you to model and compose complex products, while defining and executing their driving systems to manage this complexity and deliver products on time?

CATIA Systems Logical Electrical and Fluidic Design

Allows Systems Architects to define fluidic & electrical sub systems interfaces & connectivity within the multidiscipline engineering

Today, Systems engineering, Electrical or Fluidic Systems design specific tools, and 3D product design tools are not integrated together. The inherent lack of continuity in the design process causes various difficulties: The use of many different interfaces between tools requires time and energy consuming manual operations of Data transfers, and the management of the different IT infrastructures involves costs for maintenance and administration. At the end, efficient collaboration for the product global design & review is compromised.

By providing Electrical & Fluidic semantic to CATIA Systems, CATIA Systems Logical Electrical & Fluidic Design allows a complete integrated workflow from Systems Architecture up to 3D Electrical & Fluidic systems design. Systems architects can capture functional & logical architecture and connectivity with discipline specific extensions of the logical model such as harness, net, wire, connector, pipes, equipment... CATIA Systems Logical Electrical & Fluidic Design contributes to optimize the electrical & fluidic design through efficient user interface and automation based on knowledgeware.

  • Ready to use directly by systems architects
  • Reduce global IT cost with shared database inside the V6 platform
  • Ensures the continuity in the workflow
  • RFLP traceability enables more efficient design change & validation processes
  • RFLP approach offers efficient collaboration for the design and review processes
  • Enables easy transition of electrical systems legacy data into the V6 electrical database
  • Capture company knowledge to easily automate the validation and design activities
  • Enable Requirement, Functional, Logical and Physical design in CATIA
    The unified V6 data model with Requirement Functional, Logical and Physical structures (RFLP) allows applying a Systems Engineering approach for the complex product definition. Functional and Logical architecture allows managing product complexity and maximizing design reuse early in the design process. Design change or validation processes are facilitated thanks to traceability between objects in different structures, for example check the requirements attached to a requirement, or identify the function impacted by a failure in a wire connection. CATIA Systems Logical Electrical & Fluidic Design provides with the Functional Logical Editor all the features to create: • Functional & Logical decomposition • Define ports on functional & Logical component • Connect functional & Logical component • 2D diagram representations of design • Manage implement links within the RFLP structure .
  • Capture electrical and fluidic systems Architecture & connectivity
    CATIA Systems Logical Electrical & Fluidic Design brings the electrical and fluidic semantic to the logical data model, in order to define equipment with their electrical and fluidic interfaces, logical connectivity and content. Systems architects can capture logical architecture and connectivity with discipline specific extensions of the logical model such as piping/tubing lines, pipes/tubes, equipment, connectors, pin, nets, harnesses, wires and cables… The logical model enables to perform the early design of Logical architectures prior to the physical structure definition with the flexibility to investigate easily different solutions.
  • Import/export electrical definition in ixfElec format (xml file)
    Provides commands to import/Export an iXF definition of a system into/from CATIA Systems Logical Electrical Design. This format can also be interpreted by the Electrical Physical applications. Also at the import, CATIA Systems Logical Electrical Design manages the delta (modifications of already imported systems). For example if the XML file is modified the command is able to identify object s or attributes modifications, and allows the updated of an existing design without duplication for each design change.
  • Route in CATIA Systems Logical 3D architecture
    With the product CATIA Systems Logical 3D architecture, electrical and fluidic components can be routed in the 3D pathway network in order to anticipate the systems integration issues such as routing length or systems compatibility rules. The routing allows checking maximum routing length for electrical connection, it is also possible to define rules in order to avoid routing together systems that are incompatible or redundant.
  • Design check and automation with knowledgeware
    All the electrical objects are exposed in the knowledge application to perform rules for design automation and checks for design validation. Knowledgeware checks can be used to insure the electrical connectivity is properly defined (check all wires are connected at both ends, check compatibility between the wire and the connected pin…). Electrical ports as Connectors or Pin can be created with knowledge rule to automate the design.
  • ELOG Import/export
    You can import and/or export electrical systems into Electrical Logical Editor through xml files which contain data defined in the standard ELOG format, facilitating the interface with ECAD applications. It allows the exchange of electrical systems Logical definition with customers’ legacy systems using XML.