Many people assume that transitioning from SOLIDWORKS to CATIA V5 will be easy since both are developed by Dassault Systemes. However, this is not the case and users quickly realize the differences, leading to frustration in the process. Over the years, we've heard common pain points that these users have expressed. In this article, we cover the CATIA V5 interface, sketching, solid part design, and assembly design.
Composite design functionality in CATIA, reinforced by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, puts Dassault Systèmes’ solution at the top of the industry. To see the full power of the solution, it is essential to understand the different processes associated with CATIA Composite Design and how they benefit the user. When designing composites in CATIA, the process is broken down into stages. Furthermore, different methods can be utilized to streamline the design process based on the application. This article provides an overview of the fundamentals and process for designing composite parts in 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA.
CATIA and SOLIDWORKS, both developed by Dassault Systèmes, are top-of-industry CAD tools able to perform a range of operations. However, there are certain workflows that are more easily performed using CATIA V5 or 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA rather than SOLIDWORKS. In this blog, we cover the functionalities CATIA excels at, including the handling of large assemblies, surfacing, systems engineering, and composites, while touching on some additional capabilities.