CATIA V5 software is one of the advanced CAD software leading product droppedImage_2development today. There are several hundreds of high tech industries, automotive, Aerospace, shipbuilding, electronics are using CATIA V5 as solution for their product design and innovation.

* Provides you to see the full products development process, from detail basic product concept specification till the product in service.
* Easy to manage and reuse the product design

Here are some component available in CATIA V5 Software:

Mechanical Design- this workbench consist detailing part design, assembly design and integrated drafting.

Shape Design & styling- this workbench provides easy modification, and flexibility of designing complex engineered drawing using free form of surfaces.

Product Synthesis- this is where the manufacturing engineer use for automation to validate the design.

Equipment & Systems Engineering- this is workbench focuses on the integration of electrical systems, mechanical systems and fluid within 3D digital mock up.

Analysis- this workbench provides the designer a quick analysis of the structural assembly design.

Machining- this workbench provides integrated infrastructure 3D knowledge, specialized CAM applications.

Infrastructure- this component is used to manage, and data product creation within high scalable platform for collaborative products.

CATIA V5 platforms (P1, P2, P3)

CATIA V5 comes with three main platforms, and its available for specific license depending on the industry requirement. So, here are how they are different based information provided by Dassault system site:

P1- the user of this platform provides an affordable way of product life management (PLM) productivity. Also, it allows the users to manage product engineering in design context end to end associativity, collaborative change management capabilities.

P2- the users can optimize their PLM processes through knowledge integration, process accelerators, and customized tools. They can drive generative product engineering based on the largest application portfolio. They can perform “design-to-target,” extensively capture and re-use knowledge, and stimulate collaborative innovation.

P3- the users access the highest productivity for specific advanced processes with focused solutions. They can lead expert engineering and advanced innovation, relying on unique and very specialized applications that integrate product and process expertise.

The CATIA V5 world is fully scalable because the P1, P2 and P3 platforms operate on the same data model, methodology, and management schemes. By enabling users to install P2 applications on top of P1 seats and by standardizing graphical user interfaces across platforms, P1 users can immediately do collaborative design within their extended enterprise with P2 users and later grow with P2 and P3 platforms as their business grows.

List of configuration available on CATIA V5 R19

The following are an example of the list of configuration that is available only with CATIA designMechanical Design workbench. Note that CATIA V5 has several workbenches such as electrical, machining, equipment systems…etc

Mechanical Design workbench configuration

  • Mechanical Design (P1 with MD1 license) (P2 with MD2 license) 
  • Sheetmetal Design (P2 with SD2 license)
  • Mechanical Engineering (P1 with ME1) (P2 with ME2)
  • Mechanism Simulation (P2 with MS2)
  • Drawing production (P2 with DP2)
  • Drafting Configuration (P1 with DR1)
  • Extended Mechanical Design Configuration (P1 with XM1) (P2 with XM2)
  • Core & Cavity Design Configuration (P2 with CV2)
  • Aerospace Sheetmetal Design Configuration (P3 with SL3)
  • Composite Design Configuration (P3 with CD3)

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