CATIA V5 Mechanical Engineer Excellence

CATIA V5 Mechanical Engineer Excellence (CATMEE) configuration contains the following modules:


CAT3DX (CATIA V5 on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform)
+ FPE (Fabricated Product Creation)
+ MCE (Mechanical Product Creation)
+ JTE (Jig and Tooling Creation)
+ TRE (Technological Specifications Review)
+ FTX (3D Master)
+ PRX (Animated Product Review)

Compared with CATMEE configuration, CATMSE also contains the following modules MPE, HCX and FSX.

CATIA V5 Mechanical & Shape Engineer Excellence

CATIA V5 Mechanical & Shape Engineer Excellence (CATMSE) configuration contains the following modules:


CAT3DX (CATIA V5 on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform)
+ FPE (Fabricated Product Creation)
+ MPE (Molded Product Creation)
+ JTE (Jig and Tooling Creation)
+ TRE (Technological Specifications Review)
+ FTX (3D Master)
+ PRX (Animated Product Review)
+ HCX (Mechanical Shape Optimization)
+ FSX (Freestyle Shape Design)


Fabricated Product Creation (FPE)


Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. Companies need to rapidly design standard compliant sheet metal parts in 3D that are complex in addition to being ready-to-manufacture. CATIA - Fabricated Product Creation option is dedicated to the rapid design of sheet metal parts. Designers benefit from already capitalized know-how and can take into account manufacturing constraints early in the design. In this way, they can create sheet metal parts that are fully compliant with company rules and standards for efficient manufacturing.

Customer benefits:

  • Fast and efficient design of sheet metal complex parts
  • Easily apply company-defined standards to ensure design quality
  • Create right first time sheet metal parts thanks to design in context of the virtual product
  • Take into account manufacturability constraints early in the design phase and speed up assembly design

Mechanical Product Creation (MCE)


Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. An accurate virtual definition of mechanical products is the answer but sometimes its construction is time consuming and design changes are complicated. Companies require a solution that is highly productive and flexible, without compromising design accuracy.

CATIA - Mechanical Product Creation provides the most complete and robust solution, tailored for any company that wants to make the difference by developing rapidly high-quality mechanical products with the highest productivity in design changes.

Customer benefits:

  • High quality design for all mechanical parts, resulting from strong partnerships with industry leaders from all industries
  • Reduce time to design by enabling true concurrent engineering on complex parts
  • Fast design changes by automatically adapting parts and products to new contexts
  • Functional modeling: focus on what you want to model and not how to model it

Jig and Tooling Creation (JTE)


The modern manufacturing requires companies to reduce product development time and capitalize their know-how so that they can respond quickly to customer needs. In order to make it happen, they must expand their ability to innovate by automating redundant tasks and focusing on innovative projects.

CATIA - Jig and Tooling creation simply and quickly creates all the elements of tooling including structures (linear or curved), plates, using standard or user-defined sections, generic, and user tooling components. Benefiting from a rich variety of standard and user-defined components with embedded drilling and manufacturing information, the engineer is able to design faster than ever and to focus on added value tasks. Fully integrated in the CATIA environment, the designer is able, for instance, to seamlessly perform extensive stress analysis on his structure elements and beams, create drafting, or generate all information needed for NC programming.

Customer benefits:

  • Offer productive ways to generate structure assemblies
  • Generic option enabling creation of all kinds of tooling regardless of industry
  • Easy creation of reusable intelligent mechanical template with embedded drilling and manufacturing information
  • Easy know how capture and reuse

Technological Specifications Review (TRE)


Global demand and breakthrough technologies are increasing the complexity of product designs and the supply chains needed to build them. These distributed organizations need a way for stakeholders to view, understand and evaluate a virtual product definition.

CATIA - Technological Specification Review enables to place 3D product definition at the heart of people interactions and communications. It gives access to critical product information including functional annotations and tolerancing, fasteners types and positions and finite element analysis results. It also provide companies with a way to filter sensitive information before sharing 3D designs with partners.

Customer benefits:

  • Direct access to accurate dimension and tolerance information
  • Direct access and review of Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) results
  • Assess parts under real conditions inside the virtual product
  • V5 Fasteners validation and fasteners documentation generation
  • IP protection and size reduction for supply chain exchange

3D Master (FTX)


Companies using 2D drawings to capture tolerance and annotation must maintain synchronicity between 2D drawings and 3D modifications in order to share consistent and up-to-date manufacturing information. This process is time consuming and error prone and does not permit further usage of 3D tolerance analysis or metrology.

CATIA - 3D Master provides 3D definition and management of standard-compliant tolerance specifications and annotations for parts and products. It transforms 3D as the master representation, directly re-usable for manufacturing planners and shared throughout the enterprise.

Customer benefits:

  • Suppresses the need for attached drawing documents
  • Easily reviews and prints drawing information directly from 3D
  • Respects international standards for part and product definition
  • Shrinks time for part definition with already captured tolerance specifications and annotation in design templates
  • Rapidly shares design specifications within and throughout the enterprise

Animated Product Review (PRX)


Manufacturers must overcome unique technical and strategic challenges to keep pace in today's virtual global marketplace. As global demand and breakthrough technologies increase the complexity of product designs, engineers need more advanced desktop tools to quickly validate and release designs into production.

CATIA - Animated Product Review provides a comprehensive set of tools to simulate complex product behavior in one unified environment. This enables more decisions in the virtual stage of development - before investing in expensive prototypes, production resources, and product launch activities.

Customer benefits:

  • Reduce drastically the need for physical prototypes
  • In-context simulation of large and complex assembly structures
  • Seamless design, simulation and analysis of product mechanisms
  • Early assessment of serviceability requirements

Molded Product Creation (MPE)


The process of designing and creating molded parts is often time-consuming and inflexible, which is incompatible with accelerating market trends for new design. Companies need to be equipped with state-of-the-art and highly productive technologies to maintain a competitive edge.
CATIA - Molded product creation delivers ultra-fast functional modeling for unmatched productivity and flexibility, to address the complete design-to-manufacturing preparation process of molded parts.

Customer benefits:

  • Functional modeling: focus on what you want to model and not how to model it
  • Cornerstone for real-time collaborative design
  • Ensure "right the first time" molded parts design thus reducing the number of iterations with mold makers
  • Concurrently design both the product and the associated tooling for molded and plastic parts
  • Seamless collaboration across the extended enterprise

Mechanical Shape Optimization (HCX)


Companies need simple and ergonomic tools to rapidly morph shapes without altering their quality at any time during the design process.
CATIA - Mechanical Shape Optimization embeds unique breakthrough technologies enabling to perform quickly global morphing on complex shapes. It allows either to deform interactively shapes or to capture the realistic one based on real-world tests of the product in operation. This easy-to-use environment helps designers to achieve a real productivity gains to optimize the product or the tooling definition.

Customer benefits:

  • Achievement of high productivity gains while performing global deformation on complex shapes without altering models quality
  • Optimization of the product or the tooling definition thanks to the comparison between the shape created from as-built measurements and nominal one
  • Robust morphing approach promoting the use of high quality generative models ready for manufacturing purposes

Freestyle Shape Design (FSX)


In traditional systems, the design organization is messy and makes design modifications very complicated. The lack of collaboration between designers is responsible for increasing iterations and product design time. Companies must acknowledge that aesthetically appealing products are not always manufacturable.
CATIA - Freestyle Shape Design is used to design details on styled shapes thanks to the powerful technology that makes it possible to transform conceptual shapes into high-end styled ones that are then ready for class-A or manufacturing processes.

Customer benefits:

  • Intuitive environment enabling easy and fast design of high-end styled shapes
  • Interactive deformation of aesthetical shapes based on the spec-driven approach that allows immediate propagation of design changes
  • Compliancy with aesthetical shape design standards thanks to a set of dedicated analysis tools and quality checkers
  • Fosters concurrent design through tight collaboration between designers and engineers in a single environment