CATIA

3D product design, visualization, and collaboration software

About CATIA

CATIA is a cloud-based and on-premise product modeling software, which helps businesses across various industry verticals, such as architecture, aviation, consumer packaged goods, transportation, and construction, design, build, and visualize 3D models. Features include team collaboration, simulation, visual scripting, and real-time concurrent designing.

The application includes a 3D pattern shape creator tool, which lets system architects prepare, discover, and validate a variety of repetitive or non-regular shapes to be used for projects. Engineers can automate the designing of building components using custom or generic templates. CATIA allows construction professionals to modify and validate projects based on planning specifications or client requirements and perform daylighting simulation and shadow duration analysis.

It enables electrical engineers to design wire harnesses and cabling, check design quality, and synchronize electrical design elements into 3D forms. Using CATIA, fluid engineers can build and optimize designs for rigid or flexible tubing, piping, and HVAC systems. The application also helps coordinators import 3D models in industry-standard file formats, review designs for geometric issues, and geolocate construction and infrastructure projects.

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Features

Total features of CATIA: 11

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(142)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Mert S.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best friend of a design engineer

Reviewed on 2019/09/24

In summary, Catia is the best software in CAD world for me. It allows user to design a part from...

In summary, Catia is the best software in CAD world for me. It allows user to design a part from basic level to upper advanced. That's why it's preferred in industry.

Pros

There a lot of things to emphasize. However to be more precise, I'm using for metal and plastic part design and it serves great. Generative sheet metal tool is very helpful and tools under this tab half the time while designing a metal part. In addition user stamping is a great way to design brackets amd evaluate producing process.

Cons

There are lots of tools I didn't feel so comfortable in the beginning about ease of use. But got used to it.

Omkar B.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect for Designing

Reviewed on 2019/11/24

It is a great software and very easy to use and teach interns on

It is a great software and very easy to use and teach interns on

Pros

The User interface is very easy and has many customization options. Can be used easily by new people.

Cons

It is a little expensive and given too many toolbars even if you dont need it

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best software for CAD/CAM/CAE.

Reviewed on 2021/03/05

I used this software for two to three years and it best for advanced machining, easily provide...

I used this software for two to three years and it best for advanced machining, easily provide modeling simulation and develops it's NC codes in just some seconds.

Pros

Catia is an excellent and very powerful software for designing a model and for displaying it's 2D drawing and isometric views easily. It is also best to see machining simulation, provide all the details about it like manufacturing time and all process details. Product tree is also very useful as it gives different options in a simple way.

Cons

Catia is best software for CAD,CAM and CAE but it takes alot of time to become a pro in this. It is not user friendly like solidworks. If you are new user of it you will face some troubles in finding out different options.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Catia Enovia V6 review

Reviewed on 2019/04/08

I create large motor boats with large assemblies and i use Catia and NX on a daily basis. I have...

I create large motor boats with large assemblies and i use Catia and NX on a daily basis. I have no problem managing the boat and the parts but when it comes to modelling in Catia i find incredibly tedious and very time consuming. Some days are very frustrating using this software as it is still very buggy. And when i contact helpdesk, they just reply 'oh yes, we know about that. This will be fixed in the next version!*

Pros

Managing large assemblies is particularly good with Enovia V6. I frequently open large assys containing up to 3-4000 parts (some of these individual parts are even 500MB each) and i have no problem with rotating the model with too much lag. The perspective view and general rendering of the parts is very good and quite impressive compared to other top CAD engineering packages.

Cons

Catia is not an easy package to learn. The UX is very over complicated and you really have to be shown by another user how to grasp the endless mouse clicking menus as they are not straight forward. After using Siemens NX for 10 years and then having to learn Catia was a nightmare. Catia takes far longer to model compared to other CAD packages. After 1 year with NX i didnt have a problem with creating anything, it was very reliable and I knew i could have a solution within a certain period of time. With Catia i never know how long something will take. It is far more unstable and it crashes very frequently.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Other for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

CATIA

Reviewed on 2021/02/04

Pros

pros:

Professionals

"It makes new clients pulled in to it and there are a lot of instructional exercises accessible to learn.
Its ability over a wide range of portfolios makes it an extraordinary item."

"The parametrization ability is one of the significant experts. Since you can undoubtedly control it to make
plans by streamlining programming projects like ModeFrontier."

"I have been utilizing this product for right around 2 years and I preferred it. In any case, they should improved
and rework the toolbars to locate the required instrument for the circumstance."

"In spite of the fact that it actually has a few cons, Catia is best particularly in Aviation and Automotive businesses
due to having complex parts and congregations. It is consistently a bit of leeway to realize how to function with Catia."

Cons

Cons :

"Particular franticness, they charge you for everything."

"CATIA has helped my organization push ahead. We were stuck in the stone age with AutoCAD however
now we produce 3D models and related drawings better/quicker/less expensive than previously."

"In this way primary screen causes you to feel smidgen awkward. More than this, I think Catia has doesn't
have cons to specify."

"2D age module is truly poor; hence we generally utilize different apparatuses to make 2D's. Permit charge
can be an issue for individual or little organization uses."

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CATIA has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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