Dassault Systemes CATIA

Versionv6(as of 8/2/2018)
PlatformsWindows, Linux
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Rating:3.1  |  25 Votes

Main Features

  • View a highly realistic virtual model of your product
  • Engineer and test complex systems virtually
  • Develop mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems
  • Integrate Printed Circuit Boards into your virtual product
  • Simulate how your product will behave

Software Overview

Dassault Systemes CATIA is a 3D CAD program used to develop products. It is used for designing a product's appearance and electrical/fluid systems, as well as for mechanical and systems engineering.

CATIA lets you design your product visually and gives you a look at how it will be in context. It lets you create the model based on specific materials and provides tools like 3D virtual clay for designing. During development you can place the 3D model of your product into different environments so that you can see how it will look in the real world and at different times of the day.

After the visual aspects of your product are designed, CATIA helps you develop it to be functional. It has the capability to design working electrical, fluid, and mechanical systems and provides tools for testing the virtual prototype. It also has tools for engineering complex interacting systems like the ones used in airplanes, cars, and industrial equipment.

Product design, both creative and functional, is streamlined in this powerful CAD program. If you are looking to improve your company's product development and have the money to invest in CATIA, you will find it to be a powerful tool.

Primary File Type

file  icon.SESSIONCATIA 4 Session File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.SESSIONCATIA 4 Session File
.CGRCATIA Graphical Representation File
.DLVCATIA 4 Export File
.EXPCATIA 4 Export File
.G3DGOM 3D File
.HSFHOOPS Stream Format File
.IGSIGES Drawing
.JTJT Open CAD File
.MCXMICRO CADAM-X/6000 Model Data File
.SBSARSubstance Archive
.STLStereolithography File
.VNDType3 Design File
Updated 8/2/2018