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CATIA Jul 03, 2024

Requirements are most often mastered on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform using 3DEXPERIENCE Requirements Engineer. To leverage those same requirements downstream in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tasks, you must import them into CATIA Magic Cyber Systems Engineer. Here is how you do that using CATIA Magic’s Data Hub Exchange. 

CATIA Jun 25, 2024

CATIA V5 (desktop-based) and 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA (platform and cloud-based), are top-of-industry CAD tools developed by Dassault Systèmes. CATIA's history with automotive and aerospace has made it especially suitable for certain design and manufacturing situations that are becoming more prevalent in other industries that may tend toward different CAD solutions. In this blog, see why many designers choose to supplement their current design solution with an upgrade to CATIA. We'll cover functionalities CATIA is known for, including the handling of large assemblies, surfacing, systems engineering, and composites, while touching on some additional capabilities. 

CATIA May 22, 2024

Many CATIA V5 users are transitioning to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for its collaborative features, cloud database, and live updates. This article highlights some of the key advantages of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA. 

CATIA May 14, 2024

Many companies move from CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA because of its powerful collaborative features, cloud database, and live updates. In this article, we review some helpful tips when transitioning to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and highlight features that will make your life as a designer easier. 

SIMULATION Apr 16, 2024

Composite Analysis functionality has long been enabled by powerful solvers like Abaqus, and the foremost composites design tool is CATIA. Both solutions are industry leaders, and the advent of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has enabled these functionalities to be merged into a single solution for a Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) unified workflow for all of your composites needs.


The word “generative” has certainly risen in popularity over the last couple of years. Most people probably jump to “generative AI”, which is usually understood to mean sitting in front of a computer, making a relatively simple request (often a text prompt), and – with no direct involvement in the generation process – receiving a complete output that matches that request, be it a piece of writing, an image, a song, or even a video. But what about in the design and engineering world?

CATIA Jan 17, 2024

There are various techniques in CATIA V5 for modeling. While there are multiple ways to achieve most model features, some methods are more efficient and stable than others. Here are my top 5 favorite tips I have picked up in my 30 years of experience using CATIA. 


CATIA Oct 02, 2023

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. 

3DEXPERIENCE Design Sep 25, 2023

In this article, we'll cover some of the features and tools in 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for assembly design, part design, drawing creation, sheet metal tools, and more. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is the backbone of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, giving it some advantage over the traditional CATIA V5. For smaller to medium-sized companies without ITAR requirements, a cloud version of the platform is a great option.