CATIA

3D product design, visualization, and collaboration software

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CATIA Overview

What is 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.

CATIA Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Value for money

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CATIA Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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CATIA Reviews

CATIA Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
83

Very good
47

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4,3
98% recommended this app
Mert S.

Best friend of a design engineer

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.


Devarapalli R.

Excellent Software for people who do 3D designs

The overall experience is excellent. I have been using catia since 2 years where it is easy to develop and convert designs from any format.


Verified Reviewer

Catia Enovia V6 review

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!*


Verified Reviewer

The best ever Designing Software used by most of the Mechanical engineers

Being a Mechanical engineer and a Design engineer at a Company we use Catia daily to provide solutions to the client by providing Designs and also drawings. I have been using catia from more than 2 years and now I can work in all the catia workbenches. Mostly Harness has become a boom now a days


Omkar B.

Perfect for Designing

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


Mert S.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Best friend of a design engineer

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Devarapalli R.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Excellent Software for people who do 3D designs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/19
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience is excellent. I have been using catia since 2 years where it is easy to develop and convert designs from any format.

Pros

we can easily model 3D components. It is very easy to understand and design.

Cons

If we are doing larger assemblies that is more than 100+ components, then it will stuck.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Design
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Catia Enovia V6 review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

The best ever Designing Software used by most of the Mechanical engineers

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

Being a Mechanical engineer and a Design engineer at a Company we use Catia daily to provide solutions to the client by providing Designs and also drawings. I have been using catia from more than 2 years and now I can work in all the catia workbenches. Mostly Harness has become a boom now a days

Pros

Catia provides different work benches where we can work on different activities like 2D modelling, 3D creation, Drafting, Sheet Metal, Surface Modeling, Assembling and lot more.

Cons

For new user the Catia is not user friendly and they require some trainings to understand the tool quickly and also to get some hands on experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Omkar B.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Perfect for Designing

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/24
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
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CATIA Pricing

CATIA Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Value for money

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Contact Dassault Systemes for pricing details.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 133 user ratings
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CATIA Features

CATIA Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for CATIA

Additional information for CATIA

Key features of CATIA

  • Design Management
  • Requirements Management

CATIA FAQs

CATIA FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for CATIA.

Q. What type of pricing plans does CATIA offer?

CATIA offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Dassault Systemes for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of CATIA?

CATIA offers the following features:

  • Design Management
  • Requirements Management

Q. Who are the typical users of CATIA?

CATIA has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does CATIA support?

CATIA supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does CATIA offer?

We do not have any information about what CATIA pricing plans

Q. Does CATIA support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices CATIA supports

Q. What other apps does CATIA integrate with?

CATIA integrates with the following applications:

SYNCHRO Pro, Shapr3D

Q. What level of support does CATIA offer?

CATIA offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials