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Analysis

CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable

Assembly 3 Configuration (TA3)

Configuration overview

Based on the P3 platform, this configuration provides the tools to predict sheet

metal assembly tolerances. Predictions are based on each of the single part

tolerances, by using both deformation and assembly analysis. It also provides

CATIA V4 customers with benefits of such advanced technologies, while

preserving their CATIA V4 data investment.

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CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly 3 Configuration (TA3) Product List

CATIA - Object Manager

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CO3

CATIA - V4 Integration

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V4I

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CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly

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TAA

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CATIA - Object Manager

Provide a highly scalable and open platform for collaborative product development with ultimate

3D technology to immerse you in even easier to use and advanced 3D simulation for higher

productivity.

Product overview

The Next Generation CATIA Solution Version 5 is built on a totally new scalable

architecture which combines the best of the current CATIA technologies with new

generation standards. It offers total single system image across Native Windows and

UNIX environments, and an extensible environment capable of supporting all aspects

of the Digital Enterprise, from Digital Mockup, Digital Manufacturing, to Digital

Operation and Digital Plant definition. The Version 5 system architecture offers a unique scalability environment which

gives to customers the choice of selecting the optimum set of solutions, given the CAD specialization of the intended

users, the complexity of the project and corresponding functional requirements. The 3 possible choices are CATIA-P1,

CATIA-P2 and CATIA P3 installations.

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CATIA - V4 Integration

Help existing CATIA Version 4 customers take advantage of the advanced technologies of

Version 5 while preserving their investment in V4 data.

Product overview

Dassault Systemes has an unprecedented track record in delivering upward

compatible CATIA Solutions within a version life cycle and across major new versions.

Thanks to a unique approach of gradual introduction of Next Generation software

components within Version 4, started since V4R1.3, this new product line offers a

smooth progression for current users of CATIA Solutions Version 4. Beyond the best of CATIA Version 4 Technologies

brought forward in the new generation product line, CATIA - V4 Integration 1 (V41), which is part of every CATIA-P1

configuration, offers basic integration features which make seamless hybrid installations possible, involving both

applications from CATIA Version 4 and applications from CATIA Version 5, while benefiting from data compatibility

between the two product lines.

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CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly

Easily predict the tolerancing specified on assembly considering the whole sheet-metal assembly

process

Product overview

CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly 3 (TAA) is new-generation

CATIA product to predict the tolerancing specified on assembly relative to tolerancing

specified on the single part, and this by taking both deformation and assembly

process into account .

CATIA -Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly 3 (TAA) product can be used either at the digital phase (from

specified variations) to help the customers to specify or/and validate the assembly process (assembly order,

welding/riveting order),, The tolerancing specified,, the geometry of the part,, the property of the sheet-metal part

(thickness, material), At the manufacturing phase (from measured variations) to help the customers to find some

corrective actions (with sensitivity analysis) to set-up the process (add some new locators, modify welding order,...)and

then to solve some problems appeared during assembly operation. The requirement of reducing product costs by

reducing development cycle times can be satisfied by using CATIA - Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly 3

(TAA) product. NOTA BENE : Part assembly by welding, riveting, bolting or gluing are widespread processes in

many industries such as automobile, aerospace, shipbuilding companies. Although those industries can reach quite

complex shapes by those processes, the geometry of the assembly seldom corresponds to ones expectations. This is

due to the fact that the various dispersions, related either to variations in the geometry of the parts or to variations in

the assembly process itself, generate variations in the final assembly geometry. In automotive and aerospace industry

fields , controlling the sheet-metal- assembly process is a main subject of critical importance. Due to the propagation

of part defects or of process imperfections, this control becomes necessary in order to predict the variations. These

variations are the one of the final shape of an assembly resulting from known error distributions at the pre-assembly

level. This fact is confirmed both in the early phases of the project, at the part and process tolerancing level, and in

later phases such as inspection and measurement tool calibration. Current statistical tolerance analysis of assemblies

are generally based on Monte Carlo simulation or Worst Case. The available software tools using this technique model

the assembly of rigid parts, by only considering the kinematic laws. This product based on mechanical approach

taking both deformation and assembly process into account predicts the tolerances for welded (riveted, bolted or

process results in a finer and more realistic simulation. Moreover, this product provides a sensitivity analysis to identify

the key characteristics of the assembly.

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Infrastructure

CATIA - ENOVIA WORKPACKAGE EXCHANGE

CATIA - WORKPACKAGE EXCHANGE (EWE) Allow an OEM to create a

comprehensive CATIA V5 work environment for a sub-contactor that is

not connected to the OEM ENOVIA database.

Product overview

CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package Exchange 2 -

(EWE) supports the ability to Export/Import

CATIA V5 product data and associated

CATIA V5 links from the OEM site to the

subcontractor site, which is disconnected

from the OEM ENOVIA database.

Thanks to CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package

Exchange 2 - (EWE), the OEM defines a work

context in ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 and loads

all associated data in CATIA V5. Then the

OEM generates mobile files and provides

them to the supplier. Afterwards, the supplier,

thanks to CATIA - ENOVIA Work Exchange

Package 1 - (EW1), makes all data

modification or creation requested by the

OEM and sends back updated mobile files.

Finally, the OEM loads data provided by the

supplier in CATIA V5 and imports them in

ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 with CATIA - ENOVIA

Work Package Exchange 2 - (EWE).

CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package Exchange 2 -

(EWE) is used by the OEM to produce the

mobile files to be sent to the subcontractor,

and then achieve the save in its ENOVIA VPM

V4 or V5 database.

Support of CATPart & CATProduct

Support of CATIA V4 model

Support of Part Drawings

Support of Assembly Drawings

Delta mode on documents

Product Highlights

Export of CATIA V5 objects stored in

ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 to mobile files

containing ENOVIA database identifiers

Read mobile files

Change, create CATIA V5 objects and

save modifications in mobile files

Import of mobile data in ENOVIA VPM V4

or V5

What's New ? in V5R14

Document reconciliation

Product Structure reconciliation

New UI Paradigm

Reconcile on top of ENOVIAVPM (UNIX

only)

Product Key Customers Benefits

Export of CATIA V5 objects stored in

ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 to mobile files

containing ENOVIA database identifiers...

Thanks to CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package

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Exchange 2 - (EWE), the OEM defines a work

context in ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 and loads all

associated data in CATIA V5. Then the OEM

generates mobile files and provides them to

the supplier.

Read mobile files, change, create CATIA

V5 objects and save modifications in

mobile files... The supplier, thanks to

CATIA - ENOVIA Work Exchange Package 1 -

(EW1), makes all data modification or creation

requested by the OEM and sends back

updated mobile files.

Import of mobile data in ENOVIA VPM V4

or V5... Finally, the OEM loads data

provided by the supplier in CATIA V5 and

imports them in ENOVIA VPM V4 or V5 with

CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package Exchange 2 -

(EWE). The data is consolidated, and therefore

ENOVIA database consistency and reliability is

ensured.

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Mechanical Design

CATIA - Assembly Design

Easily define mechanical assembly constraints, automatically position

parts and check assembly consistency.

Product overview

CATIA - Assembly Design 2 (ASD) offers a

new generation CATIA P2 product for

managing assemblies. Assembly Design

products integrate with other CATIA Version 5

applications like part design and drawing

generation.

CATIA - Assembly Design 2 (ASD) establishes

mechanical assembly constraints using

mouse movements or graphical commands

to easily snap parts into position. Assembly

Design 2 helps designers managing large,

hierarchical assemblies of CATIA V4, V5,

VRML or STEP parts using a top-down or

bottom-up approach. Parts and

sub-assemblies are easily reused in the

assembly without data duplication.

Productivity tools like automatic exploded

view generation, collision and clearance

checking. Automated BOM generation greatly

reduce time and increase quality. Flexible

Sub-Assembly gives user the ability to

dynamically unlink product structure and

mechanical behavior. This unique command

allows to move individual component in the

parent assembly or to manage different

internal positions of instantiated

sub-component.

Introducing an intuitive user interface, user

interface across NT and UNIX, offering

productivity, ease of use, and low training

costs.

What's New ? in V5R14

Performance & Capacity planning :

UI for Upgrade batch : upgrade batch

introduced in V5R12 is now integrated

through Tools. This enhancement improves

ease of use.

Mass properties in Visualization mode :

this enhancement to "Mechanical

aims to make its results coherent with the

results given by Mesure Inertia command

takes advantage of Selective Loading of

Relevant Data for integration. This capability

enables the user to compute the mass of

large assemblies and the inertia properties

with half the memory with a significant time

reduction

Ergonomics :

User selection filter toolbar (selection by

type) : this new capability facilitates

while creating constraints and therefore

improves productivity.

Productivity :

Insert with positioning/ability to fix part : A

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new push button is added to the panel, Fix

Component. When pushed, it creates a

constraint on the currently positioned

component, the one displayed in the panel

viewer. The fixity constraint is created in

Fix In Space. This is only available if no fixity

constraint already exists on the component

otherwise it is inactive dimmed. This

enhancement enables the user of Assembly

Positioning Assistant to fix the positioned

component, by creating a fixity constraint.

Product Highlights

control the propagation of modifications.

Concurrent Engineering... ASD supports

concurrent engineering during the design of

the assembly and its individual parts. Parts

specifications are managed independently

from assembly specifications.

Advanced Constrained or Unconstrained

Part Placements... Multiple unconstrained

part placement methods can be proposed to

accelerate the preliminary definition of

assemblies. Parts can be snapped in position,

dragged and dropped using rotations or

translations.

Complete range of assembly tools

supporting concurrent design teams.

Providing assembly annotation and

documentation for all types of application.

High productivity assembly manipulation

and modification tools allowing dynamic

analysis of assembly definitions and collision

checking.

Assemblies represent real-world

applications by using mechanical assembly

definition (flexible-assemblies) as well as

BOM based assemblies.

Design in assembly context with

user-control of associativity with contextual

link

Concurrent Engineering between the

design of the assembly and the design of

individual parts

Product Key Customers Benefits

Top-down Assemblies... ASD's productive

generation of assembly structures is due in

part to its intuitive, top-down definition of

assembly structures involving parts and

subassemblies with an unlimited number or

levels. Menus control modifications to the

assembly structure, including cut, copy,

paste, etc.

ASD's design in assembly context provides

user control of associativity. A part can be

designed using the assembly context. When

design changes are made, the user can

Automated Parts Placement... Intuitive

specifications of assembly constraints include

contacts between the planar, cylindrical,

spherical, circle and conical faces of a part.

Dynamic Parts Movement... ASD supports

dragging parts into position and moving

constrained parts by respecting their

assembly constraints, or freely moving them

without constraints.

Dynamic Analysis of Assembly

ASD offers fully integrated, part-to-part

collision detection and distance and clearance

analysis functions (on exact or mock-up

geometry representations). The user may

perform an analysis of the assembly constraint

network at any time. When design changes

have caused an assembly inconsistency or an

over-constrained situation, a diagnosis will be

produced.

Assembly Structure Editor... The Assembly

Structure Editor offers an intuitive and

powerful management of the assembly

structure to facilitate design changes,

including capture of assembly intent and fast

assembly changes through edit, cut, copy,

paste and drag and drop.

Assembly features... ASD gives user the

ability to perform pocket, split, hole, remove

and add features at the assembly level. He

can also use an existing Part Design feature

as an input for the command. Assembly Hole

features has the user-flexibility to adapt to its

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context. For instance a user can define a

different type of hole for each impacted part of

the Assembly feature. He can define different

diameters and depths for instance that are

integrated in the preview panel. With this

feature a screw hole in 3 parts can easily and

automatically be performed, the first one will

be adapted to the screw head and the third

one will be threaded and blind.

BOM Generation... Exploded views of Bill of

Materials (BOMs) can be generated using

ASD Version 5's interactive generation

capabilities, in textual or HTML format.

STEP File Exchange... Assembly structure

definitions can be exchanged in a native STEP

AP203 format, facilitating exchanges between

designers in an extended enterprise.

Symmetrical sub-assemblies... Assembly

Design gives user the ability to create a

symmetrical sub-assembly to a defined plan.

Thanks to this powerful associative feature,

you can use a "true" symmetry (e.g. for car

wing) or a "fake" symmetry (e.g. for wheels) to

create symmetrical sub-assembly. Besides

the symmetrical sub-assembly is associative

in shape and position which gives the user

much more design productivity.

Flexible Sub-Assemblies to dynamically

unlink product structure and mechanical

behavior... , a component in the product

structure necessarily defined a rigid

element regarding the update in Assembly

Design. Flexible Sub-Assembly gives, on

the one hand, user the ability to

dynamically unlink product structure and

mechanical behavior (update, compass

manipulation, scene,...) : each component

of a soft sub-assembly can be moved

individually in the parent assembly. On the

other hand, in a product, several instances

of a same sub-product can be overloaded

independently to manage different internal

positions of the sub-component. Besides,

the user has the ability to overload on a

constraint instance according to its value,

activity parameter and driving-driven

status.

Independent Structure and Parts

Representations... ASD manages the

resolution of links between assembly files or

between an assembly file and a representation

file. This allows users to easily move from a

configuration involving in-work designs to

another involving released designs. This way,

the system can fully match the customer

methodology and design process.

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Mechanical Design

CATIA - Part Design

Design complex parts with highly productive and robust modeling

features in an intuitive environment

Product overview

This CATIA-P2 offers a new generation CATIA

product for part design with one interface on

NT and UNIX.. Interoperates with CATIA

Version 4 data and methodologies.

The "smart-solid" design kernel combines

high productivity feature-based toolsets and

boolean methodologies, delivering a flexible

solution enabling multiple design approaches.

CATIA - Part Design 2 (PDG) can be used

with CATIA V5 applications like Assembly

Design, Drafting, Wireframe & Surface

What's New ? in V5R14

Casting Process coverage improvements

Draft robustness Add/Remove

Warning message to detect unstable

operation

Performance & Capacity planning

Selective loading/unloading of CATPart

for design in context

Positioned Import : Define a positioning

matrix when importing a solid

Sketcher

Manipulators in ConnectCurve Edit

Definition : When editing connecting

red arrows are now displayed to indicate

tangency directions. The user is able to

them to reverse directions.

Fix Together Constraint : The Fix Together

command creates a new constraint type

gives a rigid behavior to a set of geometric

sketcher elements.

Edition of several constraints in one shot :

this new capability enables the user to edit

and modify a set of existing dimensional

constraints. The modifications of the

constraints impact the geometry only at the

end of the command. It improves

and quality of sketch design. Constraints

Multi-edition is involved in mechanical

casting design and forging design as

well.

Expose an internal 2D profile as a

secondary output of the sketch : this new

capability enables the user to expose

sketched profiles in 3D independently from

the whole sketch.

Sketch display toolbar : provide the

capability to access and change quickly

several sketcher and constraints

settings, and to launch some visualization

commands. i.e. : grid visualization,

visualization of diagnosis, show geometrical

or dimensional constraints.

3D background management : The No 3D

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Background option, available from the new

Visualization toolbar, defines a new

visualization mode for the Sketcher

background. Provides the capability to

change the visualization of 3D elements

during the edition of a sketch.

Show/NoShow AbsoluteAxis

Ergonomics

CATIA V5 surfaces. Reference elements or

geometrical specifications, including Points,

Lines, Planes, and Curves generated by the

CATIA Wireframe and Surface product works

within a V5 part design. Sketched features

with perpendicular or un-perpendicular,

multi-contoured profiles include Pads and

Pockets Shafts, Grooves, Ribs, Slots and

Stiffeners.

Unify deselecting in Part Design

commands in field which allow contextual

menus

Icon on Toleranced Hole

Fillet & Draft UI improvement : use

standard multi selector to access the list of

filleted or drafted edges & faces

Other functions

Circular pattern with variable

angle/spacing

Product Highlights

Provides an Associative, feature based

hybrid modeller Interoperable with CATIA

V4

Incorporating thread specifications, on

hole definitions and circular pads and

holes.

Includes Flexible, post-design 3D

parameterization

Creates Sketches and 3D designs in

assembly context

Makes designs easier to understand

across the entire enterprise with Part

Structure Editor, speeding up initial design

and changes

Expanded hybrid modelling capability

shape design products

Product Key Customers Benefits

Feature-based, Hybrid Modeling

PDG performs associative feature based

hybrid modeling, involving either IGES or

Sketching and 3D Design

Sketching and 3D design is performed in an

assembly context with user controled

associativity. Sketching and design is based

on the DCM-2D solver (from the D-Cubed

Company). Full variational sketching supports

locally constrained profiles and automatic

constraints recognition, as well as

auto-dimensioning of a sketch or of specified

elements of a sketch. Direct input of

dimensions is supported. Predefined contours

include oblong, hexagons and key hole.

A post-sketch refinement of constraint sets

with parameters and equations can be

performed. PDG has the capacity to create

construction elements, so as to simplify the

definition of sketches and constraints.

Offers Relational Design capabilities

PDG's modification management enables

Sketch Wireframe or Surface Elements used

in one existing feature to be replaced by

another one. Sketch support (plane or face)

can be changed. An assistant system

manages the deletion impact, allowing

parents and children to be deleted and

features to be replaced or re-routed. Another

assistant manages the modification impact,

showing the geometry to be replaced and

highlighting bodies to be updated. It has the

capability to isolate features, keeping the

geometry alone without any history.

Flexible post-design and local 3D

parameterization offers the ability to add

design constraints either during the feature

creation or after the design is completed, by

adding 3D constraints across the features.

Under-constrained designs are allowed and

over constrained designs are possible. In such

cases, CATIA will alert the user, asking for a

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decision on which constraint to remove.

PDG's Part Structure Editor makes it easier to

understand designs and make changes to the

design. The reuse of a part shape within

another part facilitates concurrent engineering.

CATIA V4 Interoperability

PDG is interoperable with CATIA Version 4

applications and data. V5 parts can be used

by CATIA V4 (requiring V4 Release 2.0

Refresh 1). Existing V4 designs can be

migrated to V5.

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Analysis

CATIA - Elfini Structural Analysis

Extend the pre-processing, solving, and post-processing capabilities

providing by CATIA - Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

product.

Product overview

CATIA - Elfini Structural Analysis 2 (EST)

extends the capabilities of the CATIA -

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

product to include multiple analysis cases for

static, frequency, and buckling analysis. This

product is more tailored to the needs of

specialists while maintaining a consistent user

interface between specialists and design

engineers. This common user interface

promotes the teamwork between various

disciplines to shorten the design analysis turn

around time.

What's New ? in V5R14

V5R14 offers then a full support of FE

Analysis on composite models

(pre-processing,

solving,

post-processing)

Thermo-mechanical loading by direct

transfer of temperatures from partners

thermal solution

Multi-processing extended to modal

computation

(Lanczos method)

Finite Element Analysis of Composite

design :

The definition of the FE can be done

either on zones - preliminary design - or

on plies - detailed design.

The FE composite properties are

automatically retrieved from design

definition.

The material properties are

automatically retrieved from design

definition.

Product Highlights

Enables the creation and simultaneous

solving of multiple analysis cases for

static, static constraint modes,

and buckling analysis.

Provides advanced variable bearing

loads, thermal loads, and import of

generalized variable loads from external

applications.

Enhances the visualization of all

analysis specifications with the display

loads, restraints, and/or mass on the

or geometry, including visualization of

analysis results with image

and the simultaneous display of multiple

images.

Enables state-of-the-art technologies

for maximum solution performance

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including parallel processing and

solution.

Allows creation and customization of

reports on the analysis process and the

results.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Open boundaries of Part and Assembly

Structural Analysis CATIA - Elfini

Structural Analysis 2 (EST) extends the

capabilities of the CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) product by

providing multiple advanced options for

advanced pre-processing, solving, and

post-processing with the integration of CATIA

V5. This provides for a more intuitive

environment to minimize the number of design

and analysis iterations.

Cover and combine the various structural

analysis processes CATIA Elfini Structural

Analysis 2 (EST) computes the static,

frequency, and buckling analysis including the

capability to solve several analysis cases

simultaneously. This optimizes computation

times for cases relying on the same restraint.

Advanced variable bearing loads Variable

load definition can be easily specified

representing bearing loads. The definition of

load distribution based on predefined or user

defined laws which can include

knowledgeware, angle of application,

direction, and profile of force distribution are

all under user control. This permits bearing

contacts to be simulated without using

complex bearing definitions to best represent

actual operating conditions.

Import external loads Data derived from

applications external to CATIA V5 can use as

input, including excel spread sheets or text

files, and can be mapped onto CATIA

geometry to more accurately describe a load

on a part or assembly. This capability permits

the blending of experimental calculations, test

data, data coming from others solvers, and

CATIA line products. This offers the user

significant flexibility and improved accuracy to

better represent the way a part or an

assembly is actually loaded.

Structural analysis on volume parts,

surface parts and assemblies Regardless

of the origin of the mesh, structural analysis

can be used on volume parts, surface parts,

and assemblies, which have been generated

by the suite of the CATIA analysis products

including CATIA - Generative Part Structural

Analysis 2 (GPS), CATIA - Generative

Assembly Structural Analysis 2 (GAS), or

CATIA - FEM Surface 2 (FMS).

Advanced visualization of the analysis

specifications Users can visualize

load/restraint/mass specifications and

customize the resulting images using

symbols, text, etc. The visualization can be

displayed on the geometry or, if required, on

the underlying mesh, allowing advanced users

the ability to gain a better understanding of

the problem being studied.

State-of-the-art technologies for maximum

solution performance To provide

maximum performance for advanced analysis,

CATIA - Elfini Structural Analysis 2 (EST)

extends the CATIA analysis solution to permit;

optimization of the problem specifications and

mesh for minimizing solution times; parallel

processing on IBM AIX, SGI IRIX; use of

INTEL platforms with multi-processor

capabilities; and the use of the Lanczos

solution method to maximize performance

when computing large numbers of frequency

modes.

Advanced visualization of analysis results

Users can visualize static, frequency, or

buckling solutions and customize the resulting

images through the creation of visual basic

macros. The use of such an image template

saves the users considerable time in creating

reports

Report generation Reports can be

automatically generated in HTML format.

These reports are flexible and can be easily

customized to provide clear and detailed

information about the results of the analysis,

including images associated with

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computations. This information is already

structured for direct distribution and prompt

interpretation for appropriate diagnosis by all

readers. In addition, you can save time by

re-using previously generated results for

further analysis.

Knowledge-based technology You can

capture the knowledge associated with your

design analysis and perform optimization. The

generative analysis specifications are

recognized as knowledge parameters called

sensors, providing measures that can be

re-used to drive design optimization. Thereby

you will be able to set rules, checks, and

formulas to use best practices and ensure

compliance to corporate standards. In

addition, the knowledgeware products can be

used with analysis by determining the ideal

characteristics of the part and using the

generative analysis capabilities to guide you to

your final design goal.

Other images

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Analysis

CATIA - FEM Solid

Extend the mesh capabilities provided by the CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) product to address complex solid parts.

Product overview

CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMD) provides

advanced mesh specification controls and a

tetrahedron filler to extend the capabilities of

CATIA - Generative Part Structural Analysis 2

(GPS) on complex solid parts. Once the mesh

is generated CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 can be used to perform

the analysis process. As an integrated

product, CATIA - FEM Solid 2 can be used in

conjunction with the CATIA design

applications to mesh specifications

associated with design changes, enabling

users to generate high-quality designs in a

very short time.

Offers customizable quality analysis of

finite elements.

Provides flexible quality analysis reports.

What's New ? in V5R14

Extrusion mesher :

hexahedra meshing along a spine curve.

Compatible mesher :

mesh capture extended to solid meshing

Tool to assign colour on all mesh parts

Product Highlights

Extends the mesh capabilities of

CATIA - Generative Part Structural

Analysis 2 (GPS).

Gives access to advanced mesh

parameters.

Provides a tetrahedron filler with full

mesh control.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Extends the mesh capabilities of CATIA -

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2

(GPS)...

CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMD) lets users

handle the mesh of complex geometries

automatically with advanced control of

specifications through both the access to

advanced OCTREE mesh parameters and

by a new powerful tetrahedron filler. The

meshes are fully associative with design

changes. The mesh takes into account the

part positioning previously defined in the

product. Analysis specialists will find a

complete mesh tool box for complex and

advanced solid meshing, while keeping all

the benefits of the CAD-integrated

solution.

Gives access to advanced mesh

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parameters...

CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMD) allows users to

better control the mesh generated through the

OCTREE mesher delivered within GPS.

Analysis specialists can, with great precision,

adjust different types of parameters.

With FEM Solid 2, users can:

Optimize the mesh quality according to

the solver used.

Refine the finite element models (including

node distribution on curves).

Drive mesh transition speed between

different sized meshes.

Simplify the geometry to avoid the creation

of excessively small elements that could

bad quality.

Having more parameters that relate to a

specific objective available help the user to

improve the quality of meshes and to find an

optimal trade-off between computation speed

and results accuracy.

Provides a tetrahedron filler for an

advanced meshing control...

In addition to advanced parameters access,

CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMD) provides users

with an efficient tetrahedron filler. FMD allows

analysis specialists to fill solids with significant

control over elements quality. Used in

conjunction with CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMS),

users can first mesh the surface of solids at a

high touch-up level and then fill them with

tetrahedron elements. Users benefit from

FMS's advanced mesh capabilities, including

easy mesh touch-up, geometry simplification,

and compatible mesh generation. With CATIA

- FEM Solid 2 (FMD), analysis specialists have

more flexibility to achieve the required 3D

quality mesh.

Note: Surface meshes can also be imported

from CATIA V4 and NASTRAN.

Offers customizable quality analysis of

finite elements...

Users can automatically visualize the quality

analysis results directly on the mesh. Elements

not conforming to the selected criteria can be

grouped for the purpose of modifications.

Using full mouse editing, users can

dynamically update quality analysis results on

the mesh and also move nodes on geometry,

edit finite elements (such as splitting,

swapping) or smooth the mesh. The

auto-focus capability saves the user

considerable time by automatically identifying

the various areas to be improved.

Provides flexible quality analysis reports...

Reporting of quality analysis results is

provided in charts and text. Users can filter

information provided in the report by quality

criteria or finite element type. If quality criteria

are chosen, users can obtain the percentage

of the mesh's finite elements that respect the

threshold value for each criterion. When

sorted by finite element, users will see the

results of the quality evaluation for each finite

element. This capability enhances

communication between users or groups of

users, which is especially important with large

part assemblies.

Provides hexahedron meshing capabilities.

CATIA - FEM Solid 2 (FMD) also provides

users with an easy way to create solid

meshing from surface meshing simply through

translation and rotation transformations. This

tool enables specialists to create very quickly

complex solid meshing, with a better quality

and regularity of finite elements.

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Analysis

CATIA - FEM Surface

Extend the mesh capabilities provided by the CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) product to address complex surface parts.

Product overview

CATIA - FEM Surface 2 (FMS) is a product

that provides an advanced mesher for

automatic and associative generation of a

finite element model on surface parts and

wireframe geometries. Based on a powerful

topological engine, it provides advanced

control for the generation of the finite element,

saving significant time for the user. One can

generate finite elements for assembly joints,

including spot and seam welding among

other fasteners, and analyze the mesh quality

according to pre-defined and customizable

criteria. The FMS product provides the power

that the specialist desires for manual mesh

editing.

What's New ? in V5R14

Compatible mesher :

1D Mesher enhancements including mesh

capture and constraints.

Product Highlights

Provides new methods for topological

interpretation

Provides powerful control for surface

and wireframe mesh generation

Provides the correct mesh features to

match the specific type of analysis

Provides customizable quality analysis

of finite elements

Provides dynamic mesh edition and

flexible quality reports

Nodes distribution based on user law

Tool to assign colour on all mesh parts

Product Key Customers Benefits

Two new types of connections are

available :

the connection between 2 curves and the

adhesive connection. The adhesive

connection enables users to simulate a weld

connection based on surface, and generates

hexahedron elements.

(These are common GAS & FMS

enhancements)

New methods for topological interpretation

... Part geometries are interpreted and the

most intelligent topology supporting the

placement of elements best suited to the type

of analysis to be performed is provided. These

intelligent algorithms reduce the preparation

time of the model by dramatically reducing the

amount of elements that must be manually

edited.

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Meshing and design associativity... CATIA -

FEM Surface 2 (FMS) provides the user with

comprehensive surface mesh capabilities to

address complex surface parts. The mesh

part is associated to the surface geometry

from which it was created: any modifications

to the surface geometry will drive a new mesh

part. Controls to maintain the topology are

provided to generate a surface and wireframe

mesh that is acceptable to the most

discriminating analysts. Throughout the

meshing process, the referenced geometry is

never modified. The mesh works with an

replica of the geometry as a clone, respecting

all the geometric characteristics, and adapting

those characteristics to the needs of the

mesh, without impacting the original design

geometry.

to the geometry prior to meshing. Users can

detect intersections or collusions of meshes,

which is especially useful in large assemblies

with multiple meshes.

Flexible and customizable quality

Users can automatically visualize the quality

analysis results directly on the mesh. Elements

not conforming to the selected criteria can be

grouped for the purpose of modifications.

Using full mouse editing, users can

dynamically update quality analysis results on

the mesh and also move nodes on geometry,

edit finite elements (splitting, swapping, etc.)

or smooth the mesh. The auto-focus

capability saves the user considerable time by

automatically identifying the areas to be

improved.

Compatible and non-compatible meshing

CATIA - FEM Surface 2 (FMS) enables

specialists to create both compatible and

non-compatible meshing. The choice to

generate compatible or non-compatible finite

elements for assembly joints relies on

customers' methodologies and on a right

balance between computation speed and

results' accuracy. Users can then create spot

and seam welding either based on

non-compatible elements, enabling to adjust

weld locations without impacting previously

generated meshes, or based on compatible

elements required in specific areas such as

crash and fatigue analysis.

Accelerates surface meshing creation...

CATIA - FEM Surface 2 (FMS) provides users

with a set of tools enabling to quickly generate

finite elements. This includes, for instance, the

ability to transform mesh parts by translation

and rotation, to capture exiting meshes to

create new ones with respect of constraints

and to directly position the mesh according to

the neutral fiber with the mesh offset feature.

Knowledge-based technology... The overall

local specifications parameters of the CATIA

FEM Surface 2 (FMS) product - including

meshing domain, nodes distribution, meshing

capture tolerance, meshing size - are available

as knowledge parameters. As a result, they

can be used to produce advanced

parameterized models for process and

methodology automation and ensure

compliancy to corporate standards.

Flexible quality analysis reports... Reporting

of quality analysis results is provided in charts

and text. Users can filter information provided

in the report by quality criterion or finite

element type. If quality criterion is chosen,

users can obtain the percentage of the

mesh's finite elements that respect the

threshold value for each criterion. When

sorted by finite element, users will see the

results of the quality evaluation for each finite

element. This capability enhances

communication between users or groups of

users which is especially important with large

part assemblies.

Control and touch up meshing... Local

constraints can be applied easily and quickly

which would permit the user to drive the

meshing of complex surface parts. These

constraints can be applied directly to the

geometry or to the nodes and elements. In

addition, local element sizes can be assigned

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Analysis

CATIA - Generative Assembly Structural

Analysis

Extend the CATIA - Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) product

capabilities to the Finite Element Analysis of any type of assemblies.

Product overview

CATIA - Generative Assembly Structural

Analysis 2 (GAS) extends the capability of the

CATIA Generative Part structural Analysis 2

(GPS) product to perform Finite Element

Analysis on assemblies.

Hybrid assemblies including surfaces, solids

assemblies

of analysis (i.e. assemblies made-up of

parts including analysis specifications) are

supported.

an overall analysis assembly.

CATIA - Generative Assembly Structural

Analysis 2 (GAS) provides users with a

comprehensive set of tools to connect the

different parts of an assembly : from a simple

contact, to welding, to a user-defined

connection. In addition, the seamless

integration between design and analysis

applications enables users to retrieve

connections properties from any V5 design

applications such as CATIA - Assembly

Design 2 (ASD) for instance.

The wide range of connections properties

supported contributes to the creation of the

most realistic and accurate finite element

model. This leads to an increased accuracy of

the mechanical behavior simulation of the

assembly.

Moreover, the ability to perform assembly of

analysis is an important contributor to

concurrent engineering practices in PLM. This

significantly reduces the time to analyze large

assemblies represented by single part

analyses by introducing a new innovative

process to construct individual analysis into

What's New ? in V5R14

V5R14 introduces the capability to perform

assembly of finite elements models.

The first development step of this capability

enables a user to assemble and consolidate

analysis specifications which include mesh

and properties applied on individual parts

even generated from different sources (orphan

meshes are supported). The user responsible

for the overall assembly, can then piece

together the meshes related to the different

parts through connections, apply

pre-processing specifications (constraints,

load), solve and view the results.

Two new types of connections are

available :

the connection between 2 curves and the

adhesive connection. The adhesive

connection enables users to simulate a weld

connection based on surface, and generates

hexahedron elements. (These are common

GAS & FMS enhancements)

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Product Highlights

Achieves fast and accurate structural

and modal analysis of an assembly.

Integrates assembly constraints and

parts' material specifications from

Supports a wide range of connections

properties.

Solves advanced mechanical problems

such as bolt tightening and pressure

Supports assembly of analysis for

unmatched concurrent engineering.

Smart mesh generation... Once a

specification is complete, a mesh is

automatically generated for each of the

specified parts in the assembly. Mesh

connections between the part meshes are

also created, and the overall results are

evaluated. With CATIA Generative Assembly

Structural Analysis 2 (GAS), the entire process

is automated. Each part is directly meshed

and all connections are automatically

generated to insure mechanism consistency

as a result of a unique joining technology.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Powerful stress and vibration analysis on

complex assemblies... CATIA Generative

Assembly Structural Analysis 2 (GAS) extends

the transparent, integrated, and automatic

approach provided by CATIA Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) to stress and

vibration analysis of assembly. This permits

designers and design engineers to simulate

and validate assemblies including surfaces,

solids, and wireframe geometries.

A wide range of connections properties,

defined ...

From V5 applications... Users can

directly re-use all the assembly connections

defined in CATIA Assembly Design 2 (ASD),

CATIA - Automotive Body in White

3 (ABF), CATIA - Structure Design 1 (SR1)

CATIA Equipment Support Structures 2

in order to perform analyses with GAS

product. The generative capability within

products permits the update of the

analysis as result of a design change.

From scratch ... Users can define many

types of connections properties, on

compatible (if used in conjunction with FMS)

and incompatible meshes. The properties

available include fastened, contact, slider,

rigid, smooth as well as welding

properties such as spot, seam and

The properties of these connections can be

customized in order to create the most

realistic and accurate finite element

model.

Advanced mechanical problems resolve...

Advanced mechanical problems can be

simulated with maximum accuracy. Real

mechanical system modelling using bolt

tightening and pressure fitting are taken into

consideration to improve the accuracy of the

assembly analysis solution, including

constraints coming from simple to complex

manufacturing assembly applications.

Support of assembly of analysis for

unmatched concurrent engineering... The

ability to perform Assembly of Analysis is an

important contributor to concurrent

engineering practices in PLM. For instance,

each parts of an assembly can be meshed

separately by different users. Theses users

can work with CATIA V5 meshing tools or with

CAA V5 partners applications because orphan

meshes are also supported. Then, the

responsible of the overall assembly

consolidate the different meshes, connect the

parts, applies pre-processing specifications

and solve. This significantly reduces the time

to analyze large assemblies represented by

single part analyses by introducing a new

innovative process to construct individual

analysis into an overall analysis assembly.

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Analysis

CATIA - Generative Dynamic Response Analysis

Provide designers with interactive functions to predict and analyze the

dynamic response of a system.

Product overview

CATIA - Generative Dynamic Response

Analysis (GDY) enables designers to predict

dynamic response of parts, as well as

assemblies, in conjunction with CATIA -

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

and CATIA - Generative Assembly Structural

Analysis 2 (GAS). As an integrated product, it

is used with CATIA design products to

provide fully associative analysis

specifications. This permits rapid assessment

of the impact of design changes, allowing

high quality designs to be rapidly derived.

Product Highlights

Extends CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) with

response analysis.

Provides forced response on time and

frequency domain.

Benefits of the unique native and

associative CAD/CAE integration.

Provides efficient 3D and curves

display analysis.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Benefits of the unique native and

associative CAD/CAE integration ... CATIA

- Generative Dynamic Response Analysis 2

(GDY) is an easy-to-use tool tailored to

designers and design engineers. As a result

of the native CAD/CAE integration, users can

easily predict dynamic analysis of designs, in

a consistent user interface, at any time in the

design process. Dynamic analysis can be

performed on solid, surface, wire frame

geometry and hybrid assemblies. The

association of analysis specifications, such as

loads and restraints, with the design ensures

users to work quickly and consistently. With

CATIA - Generative Dynamic Response

Analysis 2 (GDY) they can size and validate

their designs early in the development cycle,

saving time and improving quality.

Provides forced response on time and

frequency domain ... CATIA - Generative

Dynamic Response Analysis 2 (GDY) allows

users to analyze displacements, forces and

stresses on time and frequency domain. The

restraint based excitation corresponding to an

imposed motion of the support of the model

is also covered. As a result of this analyze

users can take into account phenomenon

such as vibration and resonance. The motion

is thus an integral part of the design. This

parts' behaviour knowledge, and its

mechanical consequences, enables users a

better sizing of their design. A better sizing

simply synonymous of increased quality and

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lower cost.

Provides efficient 3D and curves display

analysis Now, you've computed your

dynamic response. Let's analyze it. First, as a

result of the CATIA Analysis solution

structure, users benefit from the advanced 3D

visualization tools provided by CATIA

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

and CATIA Elfini Structural Analysis 2 (EST).

Users can then take advantage of all the

different images and animations available.

Moreover with CATIA Dynamic Response

Analysis 2 (GDY) designers can also analyze

the dynamic response of their parts with

advanced 2D display. A complete tool box

with many options allowing analyzing quickly

and with a great accuracy the results. CATIA

- Generative Dynamic Response Analysis 2

(GDY) is easy to use but definitively not

limited.

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Analysis

CATIA - Generative Part Structural Analysis

Address transparent and automatic structural and modal analysis to

promote up- front CAE during the design phase.

Product overview

CATIA - Generative Part Structural Analysis 2

(GPS) integrates advanced pre-processing,

solving and post-processing capabilities. It

allows designers to perform associative part

stress and vibration analysis including contact

analysis for the assessment of part

mechanical behaviour. Structural analysis can

be performed on volume parts, surface parts

and wireframe geometries. Users get a

transparent and automated approach to part

stress analysis and modal frequencies

analysis in a very intuitive environment. CATIA

- Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

supports local refinement of stress

computations with adaptive techniques. This

is the core application of the analysis product

line and the entry point to a scalable and

integrated set of tools including advanced

options for specialists.

reconciled, the parts can be saved back to

ENOVIA.

Synchronization of analysis documents on

versioned parts and products.

Management of partners' documents in

ENOVIA V5 VPM

Product Highlights

What's New ? in V5R14

Availability of the Impact Graph

functionality for analysis documents :

this enables users to perform Impact Analysis

on ENOVIA V5 VPM data directly from CATIA

V5 through VPM Navigator.

When part changes are not synchronized with

analysis mesh data, the Impact Graph can

provide visual warnings bi-directionally

(impacts on/impacted by). Unsynchronized

objects can be automatically recalculated in

CATIA, respecting any of the constraints,

instance positioning, and knowledge that has

been established between the parts. Once

Backbone of the CATIA V5 Analysis

Solution.

Unique native and associative

CAD/CAE integration.

Promotes designer assessment of

parts' mechanical behaviour and sizing.

Provides fast and accurate stress,

displacement, and vibration results.

Tightly integrated with

knowledge-based engineering

Seamless analysis data management

within PLM

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Product Key Customers Benefits

The backbone of the CATIA V5 Analysis

solution... CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) is the

backbone of the V5 analysis portfolio. As

such, this core application is the entry

point to all analysis tools: CATIA -

Generative Assembly Structural Analysis

(GAS), CATIA - Generative Dynamic

Response Analysis (GDY), CATIA - Elfini

Structural Analysis (EST), CATIA - FEM

Surface (FMS) and CATIA - FEM Solid

(FMD).

The unique set of CATIA analysis tools

built on GPS fits the needs of any skill

level, from designers to specialists.

Users can define additional masses, such as

point masses, linear mass density, and

surface mass density. Designers can choose

the number of vibration modes to be

computed and animate the results.

Direct and dynamic results review...

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

helps designers understand the results of an

analysis by graphically displaying areas of high

stress and displacement. Detailed analyses on

complex parts can be handled in an intuitive

and interactive manner. This includes dynamic

cross-sectional displays of contours. Values

such as Von Mises stress criteria,

displacement, and principal stresses are

mapped onto the deformed 3D part.

No boundary between design and

analysis... CATIA - Generative Part

Structural Analysis 2 (GPS) is an easy-to-use

tool tailored to designers and design

engineers. As a result of the native CAD/CAE

integration, users can easily perform stress

and displacement analysis of designs, using a

consistent user interface, at any time in the

design process. Structural analysis can be

performed on solid, surface and wireframe

geometries. The association of analysis

specifications, such as loads and restraints,

with the design ensures users to work quickly

and consistently. Users can size and validate

their designs early in the development cycle,

saving time and improving quality.

Straightforward definitions and

simplifications... Through a simple

selection of geometric features, designers can

define how a part is restrained and loaded.

These specifications are then automatically

incorporated into the finite element model,

allowing users to avoid working with complex

Finite Element Model definitions.

Users can also fix the analyzed portion on a

"virtual" part. With this technological feature, a

fastening, force, or momentum, in various

modes such as rigid or smooth, can be

transmitted.

Extended vibration analysis... CATIA -

Generative Part Structural Analysis 2 (GPS)

can simulate the effects of modal vibration.

Controlled Accuracy... If needed, the user

has the ability to create, modify and remove

the FEM's elements and their properties,

which are automatically generated. The user

controls the size of the mesh on the entire

part, or on a specific area. Users can also

employ linear or parabolic elements based on

the required precision.

High performance... Using the latest version

of the sparse solver tool, users can minimize

the amount of consumed memory and,

therefore, perform large analyses quickly.

Productive analysis through easy and fast

computation on large models Launch

simultaneous computations on different

processes easily, without having to go

through complex VISUAL BASIC macro

definitions. Users can simultaneously perform

large model computations while continuing to

work on other processes, greatly increasing

user productivity.

Report generation... Reports can be

automatically generated in HTML format.

These reports provide clear and detailed

information about the results of the analysis,

including images associated with

computations. This information is already

structured for direct distribution and prompt

interpretation for appropriate diagnosis by all

readers. In addition, you can save time by

re-using previously generated results for

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further analysis.

Knowledge-based technology... You can

capture the knowledge associated with your

design analysis and perform optimization. The

generative analysis specifications are

recognized as knowledge parameters called

sensors, providing measures that can be

re-used. Thereby you will be able to set rules,

checks, and formulas to use best practices

and ensure compliance to corporate

standards.

Seamless analysis data management

within PLM... The CATIA V5 Analysis' users

benefit naturally from the overall PLM Solution

provided by Dassault Systmes including

ENOVIA V5 and SMARTEAM for data and

product lifecycle management. Thus, directly

from CATIA V5 and at the various stages of

the product development cycle, designers and

analysis specialists can store, manage,

version, share within the extended enterprise

all the data related to their products'

simulation. This unique referential leverages

collaborative work giving access to advanced

PLM practices such as concurrent

engineering and change management.

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Product Synthesis

CATIA - Knowledge Expert

Ensure the consistency and quality of designers work using corporate

standard rules bases created with CATIA Knowledge Expert 2 (KWE).

Product overview

Product Highlights

CATIA - Knowledge Expert 1 (KE1) allows

designers to import and use corporate

knowledge stored in rule bases created using

CATIA - Knowledge Expert 2 (KWE). Thus

design compliance is ensured with

established standards. These rule bases

automate knowledge processes such as:

best practices,

application processes, and

design validation and corrections.

Ensures designers of the quality and

consistency of their design with

standards.

Leverages corporate engineering

know-how to secure product design

process.

Generates reports, which include a

complete description of the verifications

performed.

Benefits from full integration with all

CATIA V5 applications.

The reports generated provide better

identification of standards violations and help

to implement necessary corrections.

Product Key Customers Benefits

As an integrated product, CATIA - Knowledge

Expert 1 (KE1) can be used in conjunction

with all other Version 5 products to share

process applications throughout the

enterprise.

The Knowledge Expert solution consists of a

buidtime product, CATIA - Knowledge Expert

2 (KWE), and a runtime solution, CATIA -

Knowledge Expert 1 (KE1).

What's New ? in V5R14

Optimal Leverage of CATIA V5 power

within ENOVIA V5 VPM:

Specification, definition and evaluation are

managed in ENOVIA V5 VPM through

technological package.

Ensures designers of the quality and

consistency of their design with the

corporate standards...

Capturing and capitalizing on a company's

know-how and best practices is what CATIA -

Knowledge Expert 2 (KWE) delivers.

On the other hand CATIA - Knowledge Expert

1 (KE1) gives designers access to this high

level data through a simple and dynamic link

between one or several knowledge bases and

design. Once links have been created,

designers are assured, in a permanent way, of

the consistency of their design with corporate

standards and best practices. In fact, while

designers are working, CATIA - Knowledge

Expert 1 (KE1) allows users to immediately

determine whether a corporate violation has

occurred. Therefore, the risk of errors is

reduced, improving productivity. The user

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converges on an optimized design while

focusing on the best approach for the

company as they work.

checks). In addition, the user can choose

to have the report sorted by rule, object, or

rule state.

Leverages corporate engineering

know-how to secure product design

process...

When a rule is violated, CATIA -

Knowledge Expert 1 (KE1) facilitates

corrections through contextual menus and

by highlighting object(s) to be corrected.

The status of every check is indicated

dynamically with a green (valid) or red

(invalid) icon directly in the workbench

toolbar. When clicking on it, all checks are

displayed and explained in a synthesis

window. Then, the user can easily analyze

them as corrective actions are

recommended or automated.

Companies can, therefore, drive the design

through the process ensuring that

corporate know-how is shared and

integrated by all users.

Embedded within CATIA V5...

Full integration into CATIA enables the

user to work with any V5 specification. As

an integrated product, CATIA - Knowledge

Expert 1 (KE1) can be used in conjunction

with all other CATIA Version 5 products

throughout the enterprise.

Red light/green light icons give users a

quick and easy way to assess the design

for adherence to corporate standards while

providing an efficient way to locate

problems.

For example, a user adds a hole to a part,

and the knowledge rules identify that the

hole is too close to the edge. A pop-up

menu can suggest either that the hole be

moved or that reinforcing material be

added. By simply selecting the desired

solution, the designer can allow the system

to instantly solve the problem .

Report with complete descriptions of the

verification performed...

CATIA - Knowledge Expert 1 (KE1) offers

report capabilities in a variety of output

formats such as HTML or XML. This

allows, for example, customized reports of

rules and check violations to be published

for direct posting to a company's intranet.

Reports can be generated with short or

long problem descriptions (depending on

the level of detail required), and can

include a list of all results or only the failed

rules (or conversely, only the passed

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Product Synthesis

CATIA - Product Knowledge Template

Allow for the maximum reuse of secured intelligent feature, part and

assembly templates created using CATIA Product Knowledge Template

2.

Product overview

CATIA - Product Knowledge Template 1

(KT1) allows the instancing of feature, part

and assembly templates, created using

CATIA - Product Knowledge Templates 2

(PKT), and their modification through the use

of appropriate input values and geometry

references. The powerful features of CATIA

Version 5 allow the intelligence built into such

templates to be highly adaptive to its usage

context.

Template 1 (KT1).

Instances of these templates also take

advantage of the CATIA Catalog infrastructure

to allow easy access to templates references.

In the extended enterprise, this allows other

groups to re-use knowledge encapsulated

within such templates through the application

of best practices. At the same time, it restricts

their ability to fully examine the intellectual

capital, protecting the know-how of the

creating organization while still facilitating its

reuse.

This significantly improves design productivity

and can promote standardization of design

methodology.

CATIA - Product Knowledge Template 1

(KT1) fits the needs of all types of designers in

all industries.

The Product Knowledge Template solution

consists of a buidtime product, CATIA -

Product Knowledge Template 2 (PKT), and a

runtime solution, CATIA - Product Knowledge

Product Highlights

Maximizes design and know-how re-use.

Deploys best practices.

Protects intellectual assets.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Maximizes design and know-how re-use...

CATIA - Product Knowledge Template 1 (KT1)

provides designers and design engineers

across projects many simple re-use scenarios

for designs and methodologies. This is

achieved through the use of intelligent Product

Knowledge Templates defined within CATIA -

Product Knowledge Template 2 (PKT).

Part and assembly templates are instantiated

in context and automatically created. During

the instancing, the user is asked to select new

geometry or parameter. Once the input

specifications are defined, they are generated

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in the specification tree and the relevant

geometry is created in context.

Part and assembly templates are adaptative.

Instancing and generation consider the

intelligence built into the template when

adapting the result to its usage context. This

allows rules to dictate the configuration of the

resulting feature based on the input

parameters and geometry references.

The generated templates retain their

intelligence within the tree specification.

Hence, any modification to the input

parameters or geometric references, as the

design matures, are immediately taken into

account within the template. The regeneration

will adapt the feature to the new input

conditions. These changes could be manual

values entered by the user for the feature or

propagated from other elements of the

design.

Deploys best practices...

Once defined, these intelligent, adaptive

templates can be shared across the extended

enterprise through catalogs. These templates

can be as well managed within the

Engineering Hub, through ENOVIA V5 VPM,

giving users all the power of our PLM solution

in terms of data management, collaboration

and concurrent engineering. The deployment

of templates supports the propagation of

standardized design methodologies and

corporate know-how, providing designers with

timely, direct access to parts and assembly

libraries, a valuable asset, during the

conceptual phase. This ensures the use of

corporate best practices and substantially

accelerates the design-to-manufacture

process for new products .

Allows use of scripting templates for a

powerful solution...

CATIA - Product Knowledge Template 1 (KT1)

enables the use of scripting templates defined

within CATIA - Product Knowledge Template

2 (PKT) for automate tasks such as the

generation of smart parts in the product

creation process. This helps to ensure the

enforcement of best practices and improved

design productivity, by automating the

product creation process.

Product Knowledge Template 1- provides

significant ease of use, productivity and

communication benefits when designing

products that incorporate complex features.

This allows the reuse of sophisticated

components and incorporation of adaptive

rules, without needing to understand the

internal complexities of the feature. The single

entity representation of an instantiated

template simplifies the view of the product

specification and allows sharing of

sophisticated capability across the extended

enterprise, while protecting the intellectual

capital that has been used to create it.

(*)Currently, only the feature templates provide

Intellectual Property protection.

Protects intellectual asset (*)...

Using this capability, the complexity of

specifications and details of the design

methodologies can be hidden from eventual

end users behind the template. This simplifies

the reuse of highly sophisticated design

methodologies or processes without losing

the benefits of the embedded rules, checks

and formulas.

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Product Synthesis

CATIA - Product Engineering Optimizer

Accelerates design alternatives exploration and optimization according

to multiple requirements.

Product overview

CATIA - Product Engineering Optimizer 2

(PEO) allows users to explore additional

design alternatives and accurately optimize

designs utilizing two complementary tools :

Design Of Experiments (DOE) & Design by

Goal.

Design Of Experiments:

It's clearly difficult to assess and quickly

determine the best configuration for a design

because of the numerous combinations of

parameters (such as lengths, masses,

deformations, etc....).

CATIA - Product Engineering Optimizer 2

(PEO) enables users to perform virtual

experiments taking into account as many

parameters as required. Thus, Design Of

Experiments allows users to:

>Evaluate interactions between parameters,

>Make parameter predictions, and

>Identify which parameter is the most

influential.

DOE is a natural and efficient way to explore

and optimize design. It allows users to

estimate an optimal design with a few

computations and also perform better, faster

optimizations. DOE dramatically reduces the

number of design iterations avoiding costly

redesign and increasing productivity.

Design by Goal:

(PEO) helps define optimization targets and

means for multidisciplinary specifications.

Objectives, captured interactively, drive the

system to determine an optimal solution for

designs with many variables and criteria.

Objectives are embedded into CATIA V5

documents and leveraged through sharable,

integrated and automated goal-driven

specifications. Real-time feedback and

outputs are provided to satisfy users'

requirements for immediate assessment or

analysis.

As part of he native capacity of Version 5

products and architecture to dynamically

capture design specifications, CATIA -

Product Engineering Optimizer 2 (PEO)

delivers a unique way to specify

objective-driven specifications.

As an integrated product, CATIA - Product

Engineering Optimizer 2 (PEO) can be used in

conjunction with all other Version 5 products

to increase design performance.

CATIA - Product Engineering Optimizer 2

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What's New ? in V5R14

Dedicated algorithm for Structural Analysis

:

Dedicated algorithm benefiting from critical

information from the Mesh (derivatives)

Local sensors can be used as optimization

objectives and constraints

Optimal Leverage of CATIA V5 power

within ENOVIA V5 VPM:

Specification, definition and evaluation are

managed in ENOVIA V5 VPM through

technological package.

Product Highlights

Accelerates exploration of design

alternatives through the use of Design Of

Experiments.

Performs multi-discipline and

multi-goal design optimization.

Product Key Customers Benefits

Accelerates exploration of design

alternatives...

Quickly and easily perform virtual

experiments...

At any stage of the design process, utilizing

Design Of Experiment, users can easily and

quickly carry out virtual design experiments

testing a variety parameters. Using an

interactive panel the user selects the

parameters to alter and observe. The number

of input and output parameters allowable is

infinite. This panel also guides the designer

through the various validation stages to obtain

a result, which will ultimately lead to the final

design.

Define cause-effect relationships

between parameters...

DOE allows the designer to perform a large

number of experiments. From the

experimental results, the software determines

the relationship between the various

parameters. Thus, it guides the user toward

improvements and provides accurate

predictions of values. All the results can, then,

be backed up for future re-use.

Identify key parameters...

From these experiments, the designer can

learn which parameters are the most

influential, facilitating better alternative design

searches and optimizations.

Multi-disciplines and Multi-goals Design

optimization...

Capture optimization intent ... This is

done through a variety of interactions:

>Define optimization goal: a given

parameter can be specified as a target for

optimization with four possible outcomes:

- minimization: the system will attempt to

reach the lowest value

- maximization: the system will attempt to

reach the highest value

- objective value: In this case, the user sets

the desired value

- constraint satisfaction: the system will

attempt to reach one, or several,

constraints.

Constraint satisfaction can be mixed with

any of the other optimization parameters to

perform a multi-goal design optimization.

>Define optimization means: Some

parameters can be selected as free (they

can be modified to achieve optimization

goals) and their domains can be

constrained by range.

>Define optimization constraints: Users

can not only specify parameter ranges

(minimal & maximal boundaries) to be

considered during optimization but also

constraints to be fulfilled by the optimal

solution

provided

>Specify the optimization algorithms and

the termination criteria: Optimization can

be multidisciplinary. For example, goals

can include cost, volume, time, etc, and

these goals can be driven by any V5

relationships.

>It's also possible to apply importance

priorities on constraints allowing both a

better control of the resolution, the solving

of over-constrained systems and more

flexible post-optimization result analysis

tools.

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In addition, CATIA - Product Engineering

Optimizer 2 (PEO) allows users to solve

constrained hybrid set of equations, mixing

engineering and design, for wider and

more complete optimizations.

All the information used is saved as a

feature and can be reused later

Multiple optimization options and

computation termination criteria...

Two algorithms are available, the

simulated annealing and conjugate

gradient. Users can employ both to iterate

optimization. Termination criteria can be

defined to stop evolutions. Both algorithms

consider time and maximum number of

evolutions. The number of evolutions

without improvement affects simulated

annealing, while precision is only relevant

for the gradient. In any case, termination

criteria have default values that can work

in most cases.

Outputs allows users to analyze the

problem and select an alternate

optimization solution.

Batch mode capability...

Users can run an optimization in batch

mode. This can be done through the

automation of the optimization feature (VB

access), and is especially useful for time

consuming problems.

PLM Integration

All the knowledge relations including

Optimizations, Design of Experiments and

Constraint Satisfactions can be stored in

ENOVIA V5 VPM as relational data. Users

can then take advantage of the ENOVIA V5

VPM capabilities in terms of storage

security, BOM management, versioning,

work flow, concurrent engineering while

keeping all the knowledge previously

captured in the design.

Progress bar displayed with

optimization information during the

optimization...

The user can stop optimization at any time

if the resulting solution is convenient or

reached before the time limit. Users get

immediate feedback during optimization,

including convergence, update counts and

geometry changes in the 3D view.

Real time feedback...

Real-time feedback and customizable

outputs deliver an immediate assessment

on the optimization:

- Initial result is provided by a dialog box

that allows validation and direct

application of new values in design. If

needed, optimization data (values of

parameters in all evaluations) can be

stored in text or Excel files,

- Graphical editor allows visualization of

the evolution of variables and the objective

value through curves, with different color

scales,

- Users can save the result and restart

from this point for the next optimization.

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ENOVIA V5 VPM

ENOVIA - VPM Design Engineer Configuration (DER)

Configuration overview

The "VPM Design Engineer" profile refers to a group of users whose job require them to design parts,

assemblies and products. These users normally perform the design directly in CATIA V5 and save the design

work in ENOVIA LCA afterwards. This profile include design managers with additional responsibilities such as

managing work assignments (Actions) related to the design activities, performing clash analysis and exchanging

data with suppliers.

This is basically the same users that are targeted by the "VPM Engineer" configuration. The difference is, all

applications provided within this configuration are available through CATIA V5 user interface. This allows

designers to access both design and lifecycle management functions from within CATIA V5 to facilitate easy

adoption of ENOVIA V5 VPM functions among CATIA users. The "VPM Design Engineer" configuration will

eventually replace the "VPM Engineer" configuration when the functions provided by both of them are at the

same level.

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ENOVIA - VPM Design Engineer Configuration (DER) Product List

ENOVIA - VPM Configured Product Design

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CGP

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ENOVIA - VPM Relational Design

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RLD

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ENOVIA - VPM Navigator

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VPN

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ENOVIA - VPM Configured Product Design

Designer friendly environment integrated in CATIA V5 that provides tools for designers to easily &

efficiently create, control and manage of the V5 product structure in the Engineering Hub.

Product overview

With VPM Configured Product Design, designer can access Engineering Hub data and configured product design

functionalities directly from the CATIA V5 interface. VPM Configured Product Design enables users to perform Product

Structure authoring and Configuration Management.

VPM Configured Product Design is the first step in major PLM Integration breakthroughs targeting all the actors across

the Product lifecycle. VPM Navigator [VPN], VPM Relational Design [RLD] and VPM Configured Product Design [CPD]

especially focuses on the CATIA users needs : more time to design on CATIA for more innovation combined with a

more intuitive access to the Engineering Hub data & functionalities for increased productivity and collaboration.

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ENOVIA - VPM Relational Design

Designer friendly environment integrated in CATIA V5 that provides tools for designers to easily &

efficiently manage and leverage the power of the V5 Product model and relationships in the

Engineering Hub.

Product overview

With VPM Relational Design, designer can access ENOVIA V5 (Engineering Hub) data and relational design

functionalities directly from a single interface : CATIA V5. VPM Relational Design enhances relational design support for

CATIA V5 users : they are able to open design data outside of a common product context using a dedicated Relational

Design Session (ideal for advanced part authoring), perform technological links authoring, impact analysis, parts &

documents definition and lifecycle management.

VPM Relational Design is the first step in major PLM Integration breakthroughs targeting all the actors across the

Product lifecycle. VPM Navigator [VPN], VPM Relational Design [RLD] and VPM Configured Product Design [CPD]

especially focuses on the CATIA users needs : more time to design on CATIA for more innovation combined with a

more intuitive access to the Engineering Hub data & functionalities for increased productivity and collaboration.

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ENOVIA - VPM Navigator

Designer friendly environment integrated in CATIA V5 that provides tools for designers to easily &

efficiently search, navigate and filter V5 data and relationships in the Engineering Hub.

Product overview

With VPM Navigator, designer can access Engineering Hub data and navigation functionalities directly from the CATIA

V5 interface. VPM Navigator enables users to perform navigation, collaboration, and filtering. It is the foundation

product of ENOVIA V5 VPM solution.

VPM Navigator is the first step in major PLM Integration breakthroughs targeting all the actors across the Product

lifecycle. VPM Navigator [VPN], VPM Relational Design [RLD] and VPM Configured Product Design [CPD] especially

focuses on the CATIA users needs : more time to design on CATIA for more innovation combined with a more intuitive

access to the Engineering Hub data & functionalities for increased productivity and collaboration.

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ABOUT CATIA V5R14

CATIA is Dassault Systemes' PLM solution for digital product definition and simulation. It is totally integrated with

DELMIA, the Company's solution for defining and simulating lean digital manufacturing processes, ENOVIA, its

solution for managing product lifecycle information, including digital mockup configuration, processes knowledge

and resources information, and SMARTEAM, its rapidly implemented, cost-effective solution for managing

product lifecycle collaboration at companies of all sizes.

plm.3ds.com/CATIA

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