World’s Leading Solution for Product Design and Experience, CATIA is used by leading organizations in multiple industries to develop the products we see and use in our everyday lives.

CATIA delivers the unique ability not only to model any product but to do so in the context of its real-life behavior: design in the age of experience. Systems Architects, Engineers, Designers and all contributors can Define, Imagine and Shape the connected world.

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, CATIA delivers:

  • A Social design environment built on a single source of truth and accessed through powerful 3D dashboards that drive Business Intelligence, Real-time Concurrent Design and Collaboration across all stakeholders including mobile workers.
  • An Instinctive 3DEXPERIENCE, for both experienced and occasional users with world-class 3D Modeling and Simulation capabilities that optimize the effectiveness of every user.
  • An Inclusive Product Development platform that is easily integrated with existing processes & tools. This enables multiple disciplines to leverage powerful and integrated specialist applications across all phases of the product development process.

CATIA’s Design, Engineering and Systems Engineering applications are the heart of Industry Solution Experiences from Dassault Systèmes to address specific industry needs. This revolutionizes the way organizations Conceive, Develop and Realize new products, delivering competitive edge through innovative customer experiences.


The CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio contains over 50 roles which support user experiences in Styling Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Fluids Engineering and Systems Engineering.

New Mannequin tailored for Industrial Design



In release 2016x, CATIA Design Portfolio introduces a new mannequin tailored for industrial design. The new app – CATIA Human Design – provides the creative designer with a human centric approach as reference within the design workflow. This enables to take into account in a very simple manner the body of a person right into the early phase of the design concept of a product. For instance, the user can chose among various human body types, proportion, make up (skin complexion, facial features, etc.) or identity. Body postures can be edited very easily using the 3D robot on each joint of the human body.

Structural Package Designer Role

Structural Package Designer is a new role that covers the complete design process of Consumer Goods Packaging which includes Ideation Phase, Product Development, Collaboration, and Production Planning. Sketches and conceptual bent design can be performed and a detailed folded and unfolded view of the package structure can be created onto the product itself. This, along with a rendering, can then be sent to the Production Planning department.

New Design Review Preparation Role



Design Review Preparation is a new role that allows preparing the manufacturing of a design. It allows reviewing, annotating, and creating additional geometries specifically for manufacturing departments, so as to avoid modifications of the 3DMaster product definition. So, users can comply with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification policies which require there be only one model and one modifier, during the entire development, deployment, manufacturing and management lifecycle. Manufacturing departments will also have read-only access to the complete geometric and technologic product 3D definition.

New Composites Laser Projection Operator Role


Composites Laser Projection Operator gives manufacturing operators the capability to generate and edit laser projection files to the shop floor. It is fully integrated in the Composites Manufacturing Preparation Role.
New Modelica libraries



The release 2016x brings new libraries to rapidly Model, Simulate & Validate complex engineering systems. In the context of the virtual twin, smart, connected objects such as autonomous driving systems are increasingly showing their potential. CATIA in this release delivers 3 new libraries.
1) Human Comfort Library to Model & Analyze the Thermal comfort for Building and Vehicle Occupants
2) Battery library to accelerate the design for the coupled Electrical & Thermal Design of Electrical Vehicles or Mobile Equipment
3) Engine library for Modelling both Spark Ignition & Compression Ignition Engines.




The social collaboration, enterprise management  and dashboarding capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can be used to support processes using the V5-6R2016 toolset.

Mechanical Design

Provides products for intuitive specification driven modeling for Solid, Hybrid and Sheetmetal Part design, Assembly design and integrated Drafting.

Product Synthesis

Knowledgeware solution set turns implicit design methods into explicit knowledge for obtaining the optimum design, while DMU solutions support complex DMU reviews and simulations for quick and efficient engineering and process decisions.


Optimize product performance faster with integrated design analysis in CATIA


CATIA V5 provides a fully scalable platform for collaborative product creation and product data management. V5 breakthrough architecture delivers advanced design control for state-of-the-art engineering.

Web-based Learning Solutions

CATIA V5 Web-based Learning Solutions (WLS) is an easy-to-use learning and support system. It provides all the required information and training in one source for maximum assured productivity of the user community.

Shape Design & Styling

CATIA V5 offers highly intuitive tools to easily create, validate and modify any type of surfaces, from freeform surfaces to mechanical shapes.

Equipment & Systems Engineering

Integrates and exchanges electrical product, systems and structural design information during the product definition.


Thanks to the entire complete product portfolio and due to the easy-to-use knowledge based V5 architecture, CATIA V5 Machining surpasses all the existing industry proven suites of NC Manufacturing applications.


CAA-RADE product portfolio provides the most complete set of tools, guides and APIs that supports the development process, from the initial product definition to the final product packaging.


Specifically designed to provide an affordable and easy access to PLM for small and medium enterprises, CATIA PLM Express supports innovative product development with leading-edge design technologies to strengthen your brand identity, nurture customer loyalty and help you capture new clients. It introduces a high ratio of new products to the markets regularly & also rapidly reacts to the latest trends and integrates the new technology into products. Mapped to industry and job-related needs CATIA PLM Express helps you take first steps towards achieving business transformation through PLM. Easy to define the solution that matches your business needs, CATIA PLM Express helps reduce deployment time and thus helps in achieving the ROI faster.

Benefits :

  • Faster product development
  • Built in templates
  • Reduced Iterations of design modifications thanks to concurrent engineering & automatic propagations
  • Automates repetitive and tedious design tasks applications resulting in higher productivity
  •  Optimize product quality by embedding design rule at every phase
  •  Virtual prototype helps eliminate the need of physical prototyping helping reduce cost



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