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Composite Engineering capabilities delivered by the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and CATIA

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform, together with CATIA provides a Composite Engineering capability that delivers a collaborative & efficient means to improve your composite engineering and manufacturing process.

CATIA Composite Engineering consists of several ‘roles’ as per below. Each ‘role’ is focussed on a specific function within the design-to-manufacturing process yet work together to provide a seamless process from Design to Analysis to Manufacturing – within a single platform:

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CATIA Composite Engineering RolesOn CloudOn Premise
Composites DesignerYY
Composites Braiding DesignerYY
Composites Designer & ManufacturerYY
Composites EngineerYY
Composites Forming DesignerY
Composites Laser Projection OperatorYY
Composites ManufacturerYY

Key benefits of CATIA Composites Engineering

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

CATIA Composite Engineering Roles

Composites Designer

A single integrated platform, to efficiently manage composites design on complex surfaces:

  • Uses industry-proven design approaches.
  • Provides ply modelling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Efficient management of composite design on complex surfaces.
  • Optimise the performances and weight by designing in the context of analysis.
  • Predict the behaviour of the part within the design environment.
  • Create drawings with generative view style and annotation templates.

Composites Braiding Designer

Accelerate the design of composites parts by simulating the braiding manufacturing process:

  • Provides ply modelling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Uses optimised braiding machine parameters and material parameters to meet mechanical requirements.
  • Enables advanced braiding producibility analysis.
  • Predict and visualise fibre paths on complex surfaces using an advanced simulation environment.
  • Provides automatic mandrel shape generation without physical prototyping.
  • Control mesh parameters during mandrel shape generation and simulation.

Composites Designer & Manufacturer

Design composites parts – combining Composites Design and Composites Manufacturing Preparation apps:

  • Industry-proven design approaches.
  • Ply modelling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Complex surface modelling tools.
  • Best-in-class solid and IML.
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis.
  • Knowledge design automation.
  • Associative engineering drawings.
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration.
  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process.
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation.
  • Output to major shopfloor systems.
  • High level of knowledge and automation.
  • Associative shopfloor documentation.
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration.

Composites Engineer

A complete solution for composites parts – combining Composites Designer and Manufacturer roles:

  • Industry-proven design approaches.
  • Ply modelling tools based on associative 3D features.
  • Complex surface modelling tools.
  • Best-in-class solid and IML.
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis.
  • Associative engineering drawings.
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration.
  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process.
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation.
  • Output to major shopfloor systems.
  • High level of knowledge and automation.
  • Associative shopfloor documentation.

Composites Forming Designer

Accelerate the design of composites parts from preliminary design to manufacturing for parts produced by the forming process:

  • Accelerates the development of Composites parts made by forming by validating the manufacturing process of parametrised and associative parts editable with GSD tools.
  • Automates simulations and predicts composite material behaviour, such as wrinkling, during manufacture.
  • Supports multiple material types to facilitate comparison.
  • Provides unmatched integration with downstream structural analysis.
  • Provides clear presentation of the forming simulation results.

Composites Laser Projection Operator

Generate and edit laser projection files to the shop floor:

  • Allows downstream activities for traditional hand lay-up.
  • Enables composite manufacturing preparation associativity.
  • Provides a link between composites laser projection data and industrial laser projector systems.
  • Provides customizable laser projection.
  • Generate outputs for Laser Projection.
  • Minimize development costs and prototyping, avoiding trial and error.
  • Permits visualisation of the laser normal vectors.

Composites Manufacturer

Process-oriented applications ensure compliance with analysis before production of complex composites:

  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process.
  • Provides best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation.
  • Automate flat pattern generation.
  • Output to major shop floor systems.
  • Provides a high level of knowledge and automation.
  • Enables associative shop floor documentation.
  • Provides designers to capture the assembly information within the design environment.
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