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.
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.
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.
CATIA V5 Product Engineering Optimizer promotes integrated analysis and design by allowing designers and engineers to improve their designs by using a variety of analysis tools and techniques throughout the product development cycle, reducing the need for costly changes down the road. CATIA V5 Product Engineering Optimizer also supports multi-objective optimization, enabling users to optimize designs for multiple objectives simultaneously such as minimizing weight while maximizing strength or minimizing cost while maximizing performance.
GoEngineer is excited to now offer Abaqus & CATIA to our customers. These advanced CAD & CAE tools can be game-changers for companies of all sizes, so we've put together a number of resources to help you determine if and how they can benefit your business. No matter your challenge - advanced surfacing, large assembly modeling, and complex FEA, GoEngineer has a solution to put you on the track to success.
Is your company adding or switching over to CATIA? When deciding between CATIA V5-6 and CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. CATIA V5-6 (commonly known as V5) is the original desktop version. CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE (V6) is the platform-based version. Both of these products are very powerful and capable.