Mechanical Product Design

Mechanical Product Design

It provides intuitive modeling products based on specifications for the design of solids, hybrid parts or sheet metal parts, assemblies and draftings.
It enables very fast and functional modeling with great time savings.

Mechanical Product Creation (MCE)

Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. An accurate virtual definition of mechanical products is the answer but sometimes its construction is time-consuming and design changes are complicated. Companies require a solution that is highly productive and flexible, without compromising design accuracy.

CATIA - Mechanical Product Creation provides the most complete and robust solution, tailored for any company that wants to make the difference by developing rapidly high-quality mechanical products with the highest productivity in design changes.

Customer benefits:
  • High-quality design for all mechanical parts, resulting from strong partnerships with industry leaders from all industries
  • Reduce time to design by enabling true concurrent engineering on complex parts
  • Fast design changes by automatically adapting parts and products to new contexts
  • Functional modeling: focus on what you want to model and not how to model it

Fabricated Product Creation (FPE)

Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. Companies need to rapidly design standard-compliant sheet metal parts in 3D that are complex in addition to being ready-to-manufacture. CATIA - Fabricated Product Creation option is dedicated to the rapid design of sheet metal parts. Designers benefit from the already capitalized know-how and can take into account manufacturing constraints early in the design. In this way, they can create sheet metal parts that are fully compliant with company rules and standards for efficient manufacturing.

Customer benefits:

  • Fast and efficient design of sheet metal complex parts
  • Easily apply company-defined standards to ensure design quality
  • Create right-first-time sheet metal parts thanks to designing in context of the virtual product
  • Take into account manufacturability constraints early in the design phase and speed up assembly design



Molded Product Creation (MPE)

The process of designing and creating molded parts is often time-consuming and inflexible, which is incompatible with accelerating market trends for a new design. Companies need to be equipped with state-of-the-art and highly productive technologies to maintain a competitive edge.

CATIA - Molded Product Creation module contains all the functionality as well as MCE module with additional functionality for making molds for castings
delivers ultra-fast functional modeling for unmatched productivity and flexibility, to address the complete design-to-manufacturing preparation process of molded parts.

Customer benefits:

  • Functional modeling: focus on what you want to model and not how to model it
  • Cornerstone for real-time collaborative design
  • Ensure "right the first time" molded parts design thus reducing the number of iterations with mold makers
  • Concurrently design both the product and the associated tooling for molded and plastic parts
  • Seamless collaboration across the extended enterprise


3D model kalupa u CATIA MPE modulu

Mold Tooling Creation (MTE):

Today, it is necessary for the tool manufacturers to design quickly and with the highest quality to differentiate themselves from the competition. Therefore, the tool designer needs to maximize the automatic creation of tools to focus on value-added tasks.

CATIA - Mold Tooling Creation is dedicated to fast mold and die stamping design. The constructors are able to reuse already the capitalized know-how tools, which enables the rapid creation of tools fully in line with the company's rules and standards.

Included modules:

  • Core & Cavity Design 2
  • Generative Shape Design 1
  • Healing Assistant 1
  • Part Design Feature Recognition 1
  • Part Design 2
  • Tooling Design 1
  • Mold Tooling Design 2
  • Assembly Design 2
Mold Tooling Creation modul u CATIAi

Jig and Tooling Creation (JTE)

The modern manufacturing requires companies to reduce product development time and capitalize their know-how so that they can respond quickly to customer needs. In order to make it happen, they must expand their ability to innovate by automating redundant tasks and focusing on innovative projects.

CATIA - Jig and Tooling creation simply and quickly create all the elements of tooling including structures (linear or curved), plates, using standard or user-defined sections, generic, and user tooling components. Benefiting from a rich variety of standard and user-defined components with embedded drilling and manufacturing information, the engineer is able to design faster than ever and to focus on added value tasks. Fully integrated into the CATIA environment, the designer is able, for instance, to seamlessly perform extensive stress analysis on his structure elements and beams, create drafting or generate all information needed for NC programming.

Customer benefits:
  • Offer productive ways to generate structure assemblies
  • Generic option enabling creation of all kinds of tooling regardless of industry
  • Easy creation of reusable intelligent mechanical template with embedded drilling and manufacturing information
  • Easy know how capture and reuse


Mechanical Shape Design – HDX

In traditional systems, design modifications are very complex, making collaboration between the designers complex and delaying product development. Businesses require a comprehensive solution for creating and checking the shape quality.

CATIA - Mechanical Shape Design provides a unique and powerful approach to modeling to create complex surfaces and intuitive surface manipulation.
This standard solution for modeling high-quality surfaces encourages collaboration between styling and shape design and optimizes product development time.

Included modules:
  • Generative Shape Design 2
  • FreeStyle Shaper 1
  • Developed Shapes 1
Mechanical Shape Design in CATIA

Mechanical Shape Optimization (HCX)

Companies need simple and ergonomic tools to rapidly morph shapes without altering their quality at any time during the design process.

CATIA - Mechanical Shape Optimization embeds unique breakthrough technologies enabling to perform quickly global morphing into complex shapes. It allows either to deform interactively shapes or to capture the realistic one based on real-world tests of the product in operation. This easy-to-use environment helps designers to achieve a real productivity gain to optimize the product or the tooling definition.

Customer benefits:

  • Achievement of high productivity gains while performing global deformation on complex shapes without altering models quality
  • Optimization of the product or the tooling definition thanks to the comparison between the shape created from as-built measurements and nominal one
  • Robust morphing approach promoting the use of high-quality generative models ready for manufacturing purposes


Model vrata u CATIA-i i HCX modulu

Molded Product Design for Manufacturing  (MPX)

The production constraints of molded and forged parts create the need for complex surfaces that are difficult and long-lasting to design, and in most cases are non-flexible for modification. On the other hand, parts for mass production require optimization to achieve the highest profit, using the least amount of material. Companies require highly productive technologies to focus more on innovation and less on modeling alone.

CATIA - Molded Product Design for Manufacturing accelerates the detailed construction of cast and forged parts with a significant increase in productivity. At the same time, designers create fully associative surfaces, cores, and cavities of the most complex parts.

Included modules:

  • Cast & Forged Part Optimizer 2
  • Functional Molded Parts 2
  • Part Design 2
  • Core & Cavity Design 2
  • Generative Shape Design 1
Molded Product Design for Manufacturing in CATIA

3D Master (FTX)

Companies using 2D drawings to capture tolerance and annotation must maintain synchronicity between 2D drawings and 3D modifications in order to share consistent and up-to-date manufacturing information. This process is time-consuming and error-prone and does not permit further usage of 3D tolerance analysis or metrology.

CATIA - 3D Master provides 3D definition and management of standard-compliant tolerance specifications and annotations for parts and products. It transforms 3D as the master representation, directly re-usable for manufacturing planners and shared throughout the enterprise.

Customer benefits: 
  • Suppresses the need for attached drawing documents
  • Easily reviews and prints drawing information directly from 3D
  • Respects international standards for part and product definition
  • Shrinks time for part definition with already captured tolerance specifications and annotation in design templates
  • Rapidly shares design specifications within and throughout the enterprise

Composite Design (CPX)

Composite materials encourage many new features and create high-performance products. Designers need tools to fully utilize the potential of composite materials.

CATIA - Composites Design provides engineering co-operation and a fully integrated environment to quickly create innovative composite parts for the aviation, automotive and shipbuilding industries. By allowing constructors to work simultaneously on the same product and incorporating constraints on composite production in the conceptual design stage, this option dramatically shortens design time.

Included modules:
  • Composites Engineering 2
  • Generative Shape Design 2
Composit design - CATIA V5 PLM Exspress

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