1. Main Features
- View a highly realistic virtual model of your product
- Engineer and test complex systems virtually
- Develop mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems
- Integrate Printed Circuit Boards into your virtual product
- Simulate how your product will behave
2. Software Overview
Dassault Systemes CATIA is a 3D CAD program used to develop products. It is used for designing a product's appearance and electrical/fluid systems, as well as for mechanical and systems engineering.
CATIA lets you design your product visually and gives you a look at how it will be in context. It lets you create the model based on specific materials and provides tools like 3D virtual clay for designing. During development you can place the 3D model of your product into different environments so that you can see how it will look in the real world and at different times of the day.
After the visual aspects of your product are designed, CATIA helps you develop it to be functional. It has the capability to design working electrical, fluid, and mechanical systems and provides tools for testing the virtual prototype. It also has tools for engineering complex interacting systems like the ones used in airplanes, cars, and industrial equipment.
Product design, both creative and functional, is streamlined in this powerful CAD program. If you are looking to improve your company's product development and have the money to invest in CATIA, you will find it to be a powerful tool.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.3MF||3D Manufacturing File|
|2||.CATDRAWING||CATIA V5 Drawing|
|3||.CATPART||CATIA V5 Part File|
|4||.CATPRODUCT||CATIA V5 Assembly File|
|5||.CGR||CATIA Graphical Representation File|
|6||.EASMX||eDrawings Assembly XPS File|
|7||.EXP||CATIA 4 Export File|
|8||.G3D||GOM 3D File|
|9||.HSF||HOOPS Stream Format File|
|10||.IGS||IGES Drawing File|
|11||.JT||JT Open CAD File|
|12||.MODEL||CATIA 3D Model FIle|
|14||.SESSION||CATIA 4 Session File|
|15||.STEP||STEP 3D Model|
|17||.STP||STEP 3D CAD File|
|18||.VND||Type3 Design File|
Updated: May 31, 2018