CATIA Engineering solutions enable the creation of any type of 3D assemblies for practically all mechanical engineering processes.

They address the specific requirements of a wide range of industries and processes, covering for example cast and forged parts, plastic injection and molding operations, composites part design and manufacturing, sheet metal parts design and advanced fastening operations.

Engineers can rely on CATIA 3D Modeling tools to define a complete mechanical product, including functional tolerances, 3D annotations as well as kinematics.

Predefined processes in CATIA empower engineers to deliver a greatly improved productivity, not only in completing the mechanical design more quickly, but also in reducing the time to perform the 3D modelling changes.


Discover the benefits of CATIA Engineering Excellence:
  • 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 in addition to mold and die.
  • Advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specification-driven modeling approach

These packages use the PLM Express edition of CATIA, but the base configuration is CAT3DX rather than CAT, this configuration includes entry level licenses to Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform, you can find more information about this in our CATIA V5 PLM Express Article.

There are 2 CATIA Engineering Excellence Packages available CATMEE – CATIA Mechanical Engineer Excellence and CATMSE – CATIA Mechanical & Shape Engineer Excellence.


The CATMEE package

CATIA Mechanical Engineer Excellence package provides all the necessary tools to perform advanced 3D design of parts and assemblies in the context of the full scale digital mock-up, and generation of production drawings. In addition, it includes Sheet metal design capabilities, along with workbenches to enable the creation of jigs and tools and the ability to generate 3D functional tolerancing and annotation.  DMU review capabilities such as kinematics and space analysis are also included to enable reviews and analysis of designs can be carried out.  The CATMEE package includes the following CATIA configurations:

  • MCE – Mechanical Product Creation
  • FPE – Fabricated Product Creation
  • JTE – Jigs and Tooling Creation
  • FTX – 3D Master
  • TRE – Technological Specifications Review
  • PRX – Animated Product Review


The CATMSE package

CATIA Mechanical & Shape Engineer Excellence package builds on the CATMEE package but adds additional capabilities around the design of complex shapes and surfaces, these capabilities include Generative Shape Design, Freestyle Shape and Developed Shapes.  The CATMSE package contains the same configurations as the CATMEE package but adds the following configurations:

  • HSX – Mechanical Shape Optimisation
  • FSX – Freestyle Shape Design

The CATIA Engineering Excellence Packages are a cost effective way of getting advanced CATIA functionality included.  As the cost of the packages is far less than if the individual products or configurations are purchased  separately.

Dassault Systèmes have also made it simple to upgrade to these new packages, i.e. if you currently have either an MD1 or MD2 – CATIA V5 Mechanical Design configuration you can upgrade to the CATMEE – CATIA Mechanical Engineer Excellence package or if you have an HD2 – Hybrid Design 2 configuration you can upgrade to the CATMSE – CATIA Mechanical & Shape Engineer Excellence package.

The CATIA V5 Engineering Excellence Packages can also be simply migrated to CATIA V6 when the time comes for you to upgrade to the latest version of CATIA, as the same roles are included in CATIA V6, meaning there is not a need to repurchase the licenses when moving to CATIA V6.

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