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CATIA shapes the world we live in

CATIA is the world’s leading solution for product design and innovation. It is used by many organisations in multiple industries to develop the products we use in our everyday lives.

CATIA’s Engineering, Design and Systems Engineering applications are the heart of
Industry Solution Experiences from Dassault Systèmes to address specific industry needs. This revolutionises the way organisations conceive, develop and realise new products, delivering competitive edge through innovative customer experiences.


As products and experiences continue to increase in complexity, performance and quality targets are becoming more demanding. CATIA answers to that challenge, enabling rapid development of high-quality mechanical products.

Mechanical engineers equipped with CATIA 3D Modeling tools can gain insight into key factors of quality and performance early in the product development phase. Digital prototyping, combined with digital analysis and simulation, allows product development teams to virtually create and analyse a mechanical product in its operating environment.

CATIA Engineering provides the platform which enables engineers to create any type of 3D assembly, for a wide range of engineering processes.

CATIA Engineering


  • Create any type of 3D part, from rough 3D sketches to fully detailed industrial assemblies.
  • Unbreakable relational design – a new way to manage links between objects and related behaviours in configured assemblies.
  • Smooth evolution from 2D- to 3D-based design methodologies.
  • Productive and consistent drawing update removes the need for additional user operations.
  • Process oriented tools capture the manufacturing process intent in the early stages of design.
  • Wide range of applications for tooling design, for both generic tooling in addition to mold and die.
  • Advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specification-driven modeling approach
CATIA Design


From product to transportation industries, the style & design of the product plays a major role of the business success on the market. Develop shape & material creativity, reach a high level of surface sophistication & quality, and get the right decision tools with physical & virtual prototypes, are the key elements of CATIA Design to boost design innovation.

From 3D sketching, subdivision surface, Class-A modeling to 3D printing, reverse engineering, visualisation and experience, CATIA Design provides all the solutions for Design Creativity, Surface excellence and Product experience.


  • Industrial Design – CATIA is at the service of industrial designers and their creativity. Whether starting the 3D ideation from scratch or from 2D sketches, industrial designers can manipulate shapes with unrivalled freedom and take advantage of a true creativity accelerator to explore more ideas in the early conceptual phase.
  • Advanced Surface Modeling – CATIA fully addresses the Automotive Class-A Shape Design process with a solution for surface refinement that integrates industry leading Integrated Computer-aided Engineering and Manufacturing (ICEM) surfacing technologies. By combining the V6 technology strengths, which include knowledge capture-and-reuse paradigm, it delivers a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for modeling, analysing and visualising aesthetic and ergonomic shapes for the highest Class-A surface quality.

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