Topic: CATIA V5 Modules list
CATIA is a CAD package that provides engineers to bring ideas into reality.
Following are the list of workbenches in CATIA that can help engineers to shape their ideas.
1. Mechanical design
Involve the part design, sheet metal, and surfacing, molds, structure design for the production and manufacturing.
See the below picture for the list of the features in the mechanical design. (Keyword: CATIA V5 Modules list)
2. Shape design
Generative Shape Design (GSD) helps to design advanced shapes based on a combination of wireframe and extensive multiple surface features, with full specification capture.
See the below picture for the list of the features in Shape design. (Keywords: Workbenches in CATIA V5)
3. Analysis & Simulation
the structure analysis of a product with this module can be done with the help of advanced meshing tools
4. AEC(Architecture, Engineering and Construction) PLANT – CATIA V5 modules list
Layout design for a manufacturing plant or other type of plant. The main focus of the product is to allow the preliminary or conceptual design of a plant to be accomplished quickly. It provides an efficient, cost-effective way to layout an initial plant design for review and validation.
All the machining processes can be defined for CNC in this module. see the below picture for the list of machining operations possible in CATIA.
6. DMU(Digital Mockup)
DMU allows engineers to design and configure complex products and validate their designs without ever needing to build a physical model. See the following image for the list of DMU features.
DMU kinematics is mostly used to simulate the mechanics. this provides all type of mechanical joints existed in this universe. and the remaining are also provide the feature to mock up the product.
7. Equipment & Systems
Design and integration of electrical, fluid and mechanical systems within a 3D digital mock-up while optimizing space allocation.Creation of circuit boards and design of structural products, cable harness.
see the list of Equipment & systems module features.
8. Machining Simulation
simulation of NC machine tools can be done with this module. we can build an NC machine tool with this module. see the below picture
9. Ergonomics Design & Analysis
The meaning of Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. Which is a branch of science that aims to learn about human abilities and limitations, and then apply this learning to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments.
Ergonomics aims to improve workspaces and environments to minimize the risk of injury or harm. So as technologies change, so too does the need to ensure that the tools we access for work, rest and play are designed for our body’s requirements.
Anyhow CATIA is a great tool for the Aerospace and automotive industries due to its Generative shape design capabilities. and software is a bit costly too. see the product cost comparison here: CATIA product cost comparison.