CATIA (Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) is a comprehensive CAD/CAM/CAE application. Current CATIA Versions 3 & 4 are supported by UNIX and Version 5 is based on scaleable native Windows NT and UNIX, with the ability to co-exist and interoperate with CATIA Version 4.
CATIA is used widely across all industries; Consumer Goods, Fabrication & Assembly, Electrical & Electronics Goods, Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding and Process Plants. CATIA's modular design allows customers to select and add applications specific to their needs with the flexibility to be tailored to meet any company size - large or small. Base configurations can easily be extended; allowing customers to grow their existing installations and integrate advanced applications.
The use of CATIA Solutions eliminates the need for physical models, as these are replaced by digital mock-ups. All changes can be made to the digital model for concurrent optimisation of design and manufacturing. This minimises the risk of late, often costly modifications and reduces the number of iterations by getting the design right the first time.
CATIA allows you to capture, manage and share your corporate knowledge. It ensures corporate standards and best practices are adhered to, for all your products and processes. This process integration and optimisation, improves both the quality of the product and productivity, whilst cutting cost and speeding time to market.
When used in conjunction with products from the ENOVIA product line, CATIA is the key engineering component to implement a total e-business solution, allowing you to create and simulate the entire product life cycle - completely digitally.
With more than 13,000 sites worldwide, CATIA has set the standard for technology as the world's leading computer aided design, manufacturing and engineering solutions.