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CATIA V5

CATIA V5-6R2014 drives higher design excellence

With this release, the benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform capabilities become accessible in seamless collaboration with V5-6R2014. The social collaboration, enterprise management and dashboarding capabilities can be used to support processes using the V5-6R2014 toolset.

Dassault Systèmes continues to support the industry’s best multi-version compatibility, allowing V5-6 and V6 architecture based users to share and edit parts at the feature level. V5-6R2014 extends the scope of this capability to ensure compatibility with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE R2014x.

Two new CATIA products are available with this release

CATIA Mechanical Surface Refinement 2 and CATIA ICEM Surf to CATIA Interface 2. Both these capabilities are targeted to streamline the interaction and collaboration for advanced surface design productivity.

Many enhancements have been delivered for existing V5-6 products with new functionality in a number of the extensive advanced surfacing capabilities and in areas such as Sheetmetal and Composite structure design, 3DMaster and Drafting, and improved performance.

The Complete V5-6R2014 Portfolio

Mechanical Design

Provides products for intuitive specification driven modeling for Solid, Hybrid and Sheetmetal Part design, Assembly design and integrated Drafting.

Shape Design & Styling

Offers highly intuitive tools to easily create, validate and modify any type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

Product Synthesis

Knowledgeware solution set turns implicit design methods into explicit knowledge for obtaining the optimum design, while DMU solutions support complex DMU reviews and simulations for quick and efficient engineering and process decisions.

Equipment & Systems Engineering

Integrates and exchanges electrical product, systems and structural design information during the product definition.

Infrastructure

Provides a fully scalable platform for collaborative product creation and product data management. V5 breakthrough architecture delivers advanced design control for state-of-the-art engineering.

Machining

CATIA V5 Machining surpasses all the existing industry proven suites of NC Manufacturing applications with complete product portfolio and easy to use knowledge based V5 architecture.

Web-based Learning Solutions (WLS)

An easy-to-use learning and support system, providing all the required information and training in one source for maximum assured productivity of the user community.

CAA-RADE

Provides the most complete set of tools, guides and APIs that supports the development process, from the initial product definition to the final product packaging.

Analysis

Optimise product performance faster with integrated design analysis in CATIA.

CATIA 3D Master and Drafting Solutions

Geometrical Tolerance Symbols Customization
In CATIA V5-6R2014, an administrator can define and customise which symbols are available to users in each field of geometrical tolerances. This enables the enforcement of a number of standards, such as ISO 1101:2012, ISO 5459:2011, and ASME Y14.5-2009.

Support of ASME Y14.5-2009
New semantic attributes and symbols are made available to support ASME Y14.5-2009.V5-6R2014 also introduces improved user experiences with enhanced capabilities for the placement of annotations and the movement of existing geometry using the “Smartpick Assistant”.

CATIA 3D Master and Drafting Solutions

CATIA Sheetmetal Solutions

CATIA V5-6R2014 delivers new usability and productivity enhancements such as thick profiles for cut-outs, user defined unfolded curve types, and offsets from a reference face. The new “pattern of body” function allows sheet metal pattern features to be applied to the current solid.

CATIA V5-6R2014 delivers new capabilities for the creation of complex joggle features on hydroformed parts. Users can now create the same joggle on a surfacic flange and its support (the web or another surfacic flange). A surfacic flange can be created on another surfacic flange which contains joggles and a joggle can be created on a surfacic web.

CATIA Sheetmetal Solutions

CATIA 3D Modeling Solutions

CATIA Mechanical Surface Refinement (SRF) is a new product that provides an intermediate set of capabilities between Generative Shape Design (GSD) and CATIA ICEM and is targeted at GSD or Mechanical Surfacing engineers wishing to create higher quality surfaces with Class A surfacing attributes within an associative or feature-based modeling process.

CATIA ICEM surf to CATIA Interface (ICC) is a new product that supports data exchange between ICEM Surf and CATIA within commonly used CATIA-based engineering solutions.

CATIA 3D Modeling Solutions

CATIA Composites Solutions

CATIA Composites Engineering V5-6R2014 introduces multiple new highlights, increasing productivity and usability.  Ramp supports now benefit from a new multi-parallel option and new ‘centred on the reference element’ option.  Solid slicing provides exempt computation of contours by intersection. Contour creation delivers improved visual feedback and introduces the ability to drop-off patterns to plies with the same shape when generating plies.

CATIA Composites Solutions

CATIA Tooling Solutions

CATIA Tooling Solutions in V5-6R2014 offers enhancements to the Realistic Shape Optimiser: A new function is introduced to optimise management of morphing for symmetric parts.

A new smoothing option provides the user with more control through alternatives for surface quality or deviation tolerances. For constraint propagation, the Attenuation option enables better management of morphing when the deviation vector is partially available.

CATIA Tooling Solutions

Energy, Process & Utilities

Structure Detail Design and Structure Function Design delivers important enhancements: Advance Copy improves productivity by copying and reusing existing parts of the design, with new capabilities for symmetry and translation. The GVS Editor provides simple ways to modify GVS files, and GVS changes in drafting can be quickly previewed.

Stiffeners can now be extended beyond their support and scallop enhancements now support advance plate and sketch limit. Drafting customisation is also provided. Early weld information is captured and stored within the Manage Weld command.

CATIA Energy Process Utilities
We've been able to take 80 years of airplane development knowledge and build that into CATIA V5 design tables that the engineers can use again and again.

Jim Strawn, Engineering Specialist
Cessna Aircraft Company

CATIA V5-V6 PLM Express is a 3D CAD solution which includes ENOVIA V6 capabilities. Designed for SMBs to easily match the solution to business needs, it reduces deployment time and improves ROI.

Capabilities

Mechanical Design – provides products for intuitive specification driven modelling for Solid, Hybrid and Sheet metal Part design, Assembly design and integrated Drafting.

Shape Design & Styling – offers highly intuitive tools to easily create, validate and modify and type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

Product Synthesis & Analysis – turns implicit design methods into explicit knowledge for optimum design, while supporting complex DMU reviews/ simulations for quick and efficient engineering and process decisions.

Machining – easy to use knowledge based architecture and complete product portfolio, this surpasses all existing industry proven suites of NC manufacturing applications.

Equipment & Systems Engineering – Integrates and exchanges electrical product, systems and structural design information during the product definition.

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