Tighten systems engineers’ collaboration for integrated product simulation
CATIA Systems V6 users and systems engineers using external applications such as Simulink benefit from new exchange options. Four dedicated export options and the support of Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard ensure the simulation of both the controlled (plant) and controller models to fully validate the closed loop systems behavior.
Unique integrated solution to develop complex multi-discipline systems
CATIA Dynamic Behavior Modeling solution (DBM) has now reached the same functional level as Dymola 2012. CATIA Systems includes a comprehensive collection of libraries, ensuring that Dymola users find the functionalities to which they are accustomed.
Reach functional completeness and V5-V6 feature equivalence for CATIA ICEM products
CATIA V6R2012 delivers perfection in virtual surface design quality.With this release, the CATIA Version 6 surfacing offer is fully mature and integrates industry leading ICEM technologies. By combining freeform explicit modeling from ICEM with associative feature-based modeling, CATIA Version 6 delivers a powerful and intuitive set of tools to model, analyze, and visualize aesthetic and ergonomic shapes from the most basic to Class-A surfaces. This completes the feature set alignment of V5R19, V5R21, and V6R2012.
CATIA Industrial Design Refinement product includes techniques for design pattern and artwork on 3D
CATIA Developed Shapes tools allow users to quickly and easily unfold any type of free form surfaces and to develop curves on a revolution surface. Creative designers, both non-surface specialists and advanced-shape designers, can define an associative flattened pattern from their 3D models for manufacturing from flat sheets of raw materials.
CATIA Live Rendering delivers more content for interactive ray tracing
CATIA Live Rendering for interactive ray tracing visualization is based on image based lighting with High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI). With this release, CATIA Live rendering brings new feature enhancements as well as a new library of HDRI content. These enhancements add out-of-the-box, ready-to-use environments to create realistic, in-context rendering. Users can also import their own HDRI to recreate accurately any real scene.
Improved performance and productivity for mechanical surfaces design with multi-processing
CATIA V6R2012 brings important productivity gains to multiple CATIA core applications by providing multi processing support for its core boolean operations. Most of CATIA applications take advantage of this new performance, including the mechanical surfaces design with shape morphing operation that can improve performance by up to 50%.
CATIA Live Compose: the best tool you can rely on to conduct your architectural design
Your 3D concept is at the heart of your design. Select relevant items in your database and start an interactive “test and try” session, either alone or by collaborating with your project partners. Positioning relationships are proposed on-the-fly using visual highlights as you approach parts or sub-assemblies. CATIA Live Compose makes it possible to build innovative proposals quickly in a 3D brainstorming spirit.
CATIA V6R2012 releases more creativity and collaboration with the new multi-touch experience
CATIA V6R2012 delivers the ultimate device-free way to boost the creativity of dedicated designers and casual users. The multi-touch experience is applied to 3D design through CATIA direct modeling in Live Shape and is the most natural way of modeling without constraints, delivering a true productivity gain. It simplifies the collaborative process, improving the ease in which casual and management users can communicate ideas to the CAD specialist in 3D.
Design plastic products and molds with significant productivity gains
The plastic part process from design to manufacturing benefits from enhancements in performance and capacity. Embrace a wider scope of complex plastic parts and increase your design efficiency with modeling performances that are enhanced up to 40%, depending on the complexity of the part. In addition, in this dedicated and integrated process, you can choose among an extended library of mold base suppliers, natively incorporating positioning information for standard components.
Make your words visible with an engraved or embossed packaging of your product
During detailed design, 3D text can be used to define accurately any kind of text that will be embossed or engraved in your product. Customize your text using creative fonts, original alignments and orientations, or circular shapes. This release eliminates the need for text outlines to be imported, resulting in time savings.
Collaborative ECAD MCAD Integration for printed circuit board design
With CATIA V6R2012, ECAD and MCAD designers can now better focus and concentrate on their PCB design, thanks to the collaboration workflow being optimized to reduce manual tasks and potential errors in the process. Standard exchange files (IDF format) can now be saved directly within the Version 6 platform, ensuring full synchronicity at all times, as well as efficient traceability of design changes.
Full support of complex connector assemblies in the flattening process of electrical wire harnesses
The entire wire harness flattening and formboard process including drawing generation now handles complex connector assemblies. This enhancement facilitates and accelerates the process for harness manufacturers because they will now be able to see the representation of complex device assemblies in the drawing while preparing the harness for the installation step.
Optimized piping and tubing design preparation for manufacturing
CATIA V6R2012 improves the detailed piping and tubing design and optimizes design preparation for manufacturing. CATIA Piping & Tubing Design reaches a new level of performance for layout refinement and network resizing. It also offers new capabilities with assisted spool creation and insulation management to address growing design complexity.
V6 PLM Express introduces the Manufacturing Process Planner role
V6R2012 extends the mid-market PLM Express offer and delivers extended process integration between EBOM and MBOM processes with the new DELMIA process planning role
CATIA V5R21 delivers top quality surfaces achievement for body work in the automotive industry, with superior user experience from CATIA Imagine & Shape
CATIA Imagine & Shape, the virtual clay modeler based on subdivision surface technology, delivers world-class surface tools to address body shape details such as cutting face plus superior usability tools for designers. Designers take also advantage of real-time rendering visual feedback during the creation phase. This makes CATIA Imagine & Shape fully suitable for body design in automotive industry.
CATIA V5R21 reach functional completeness and V5-V6 feature equivalence for CATIA Icem products
CATIA V5R21 extends its advanced and powerful freeform surface modeling, modification and analysis capabilities within the Class A modeling domain. V5R21 improves the Quality of the produced surfaces with more efficient tools to validate shape quality. User efficiency & Workflow are also improved thanks to a dedicated modeling environment embedding an adapted user interface. This completes the feature set alignment of V5R19, V5R21, and V6R2012.
CATIA V5R21 keeps improving mechanical surfacing design technologies with Loft command enhancements.
The Loft command has been enhanced to define continuity in curvature (G2) with section supports or guide supports where previously only tangent continuity was supported. This new capability increases the quality of the Loft because you can define precisely which continuity you want to apply on sections and guides. Another improvement lets you create a surface with a punctual extremity in one shot. In the Loft command, one section and two guide curves intersecting each other at one extremity are sufficient to create such shapes, resulting in increased productivity.
CATIA V5R21 improves CATIA Sketcher for a better accuracy of design in context
CATIA Part Design brings time saving in Conceptual Design phase thanks to new associativity that exists now between reflect lines or internal profiles and the product shape. You can then refine accurately a design with 2D geometric details from the associative silhouette of its 3D faces/features. The area included in this outline can also be used to show a specific treatment area. Projection and intersection curves provides user with the same ability.
CATIA V5R21 enhances exchanges of conceptual study data through external 2D formats.
Conceptual study may starts from 2D legacy data, with the direct import of DXF and DWG files, dealing the content of each 2D layer into a specific sheet. The concept can then be studied taking advantage of the overlaid sheets, as well as of any relevant 3D data. Generating all this data into a single drawing sheet ensures sharing it using 2D external formats whenever needed.
CATIA V5R21 delivers more flexibility for design pattern annotations
CATIA V5R21 brings more flexibility to the user in the definition of tolerances and annotations of pattern of holes. Each pattern instance can get its own semantic annotation. Distance and position annotations are automatically proposed to the user during the pattern creation step, thus providing a significant productivity gain.
CATIA V5R21 improves Harness Flattening ergonomy and robustness for Wire Harness manufacturing companies
This release delivers Ergonomic improvement through a new 3D Label selection process during the user manual mapping step for better user productivity. The Synchronise command has been enriched with a better branch management and can now also properly handle hybrid (support + mechanical part) parts components.
CATIA V5R21 delivers best in class machining strategy and continue to enhance machining simulation for better productivity gain
This release brings new machining strategy dedicated for Hard Material machining in order to increase the tool life duration. Numerous enhancements Multi-Pocket Flank Contouring such as feed rate reduction in corner or Control overlap for close tool path for unmatched programming and machining time reduction
CATIA V5R21 yet enhances its openness by supporting new format of CAD
New format support includes ProE WF5, UG NX6, SolidWorks 2009, SolidWorks 2010, ACIS V19 and Parasolid V21
CATIA V5 and CATIA Version 6 transition
To ensure that our customers can be as successful with deployment moving from V5 to Version 6 as they have in moving from a V5 release to another, DS delivers upward and downward compatibility between CATIA V5 and Version 6 data equivalent to the compatibility between two releases of V5. To enable unmatched collaboration, within a company as well as between OEMs and their suppliers, Version 6 has been engineered to support relational design collaboration between all supported CATIA V5 releases and Version 6. To protect customers’ investment in their existing V5 projects, DS plans to continue the development and support of V5.