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CATIA review by <span>Arun D.</span>
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CATIA-THE MOST USER FRIENDLY DESIGN TOOL

What do you like best?

CATIA has the ability to create complex designs with highest efficiency. It is also very simple to use and has a wide variety of tools to silplify designing the part and assemble as a product.

What do you dislike?

It takes a bit of time for 2d sectioning for drawing tool and also for opening complex product files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My only request is to reduce the time taken for opening and processesing speed taken while working on complex designs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently using CATIA for design of plastic parts of automobile like facia,dash board,door panel and instrument panel. Further the completed designs are taken 3D drawing tool and then analysed for control points and isostatism.

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CATIA review by <span>Piyush G.</span>
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High precision design software, perfect for automotive industry.

What do you like best?

I really liked the features and a lot of commands makes the design very descriptive. The software also helps in high end engineering, analysis and motion simulation. I had used the product in designing my projects which required high end analysis and simulation.

Its perfect for surface design industries, perfect for mould designing and stuff.

What do you dislike?

With it's utilities comes the cost. The license of this software is very costly which small/medium scale industries cannot afford. The motion analysis and simulation tool are not sufficient as other softwares in the market gives better result. the software can me majorly used for modelling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this software for new learners. There are many jobs associated with this software in the market. Can learn and then Earn from this software. Lots of tutorials on internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this software for educational purpose while I was pursuing my Diploma in this software.

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CATIA review by <span>Christopher T.</span>
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CATIA V6 Review

What do you like best?

I find that CATIAs Part Design workbench is superior over other similar modeling solid modeling softwares because of its utilization of parametric modeling. Being able to work inside of a history tree really makes CATIA a step above the rest. In addition, CATIAs Imagine and Shape workbench is the most manageable and intuitive freeform modeling softwares I have ever used.

What do you dislike?

I feel that the interface in general is a bit outdated, but that comes down to just graphics. The only other think I dislike is Generative Shaoe Design. While I like the idea of parametric modeling for CATIAs other workbenches, softwares like Alias are set up much better for surface modeling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend acquiring and learning V6 as soon as possible, because many industries that utilize CATIA will be switching from V5 to V6 soon.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My goal in using CATIA is to build solid models for both rendering through visualization softwares and presenting in a digital format, and for the purpose of rapid prototyping. The biggest benefit I have realized is that CATIA makes it far easier to stitch models for 3D printing than any other software I have used.

CATIA review by <span>Erdem B.</span>
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CATIA 5 for a Designer a.k.a. A Love and Hate Relationship

What do you like best?

- CATIA has a wide array of tools. If you have the right level of license, you can do anything; sheet metal design, surface design, mechanical design or assembly.

- It is a widespread and well accepted software. Knowing CATIA is a big advantage career in design industry.

- Filleting is a blast. I often import a sharp cornered data into CATIA and put fillets there, real easy and fast.

- You can quickly check for continuity of multiple surfaces and find out naked or sharp edges. It requires very little effort.

- I get fairly good support when I have troubles. Turkish representatives are quick to return when in toruble and they always check if you are doing well.

What do you dislike?

- Figuritively, there are 50 types of license levels, working environments and so on. Yow will often find yourself switching between environments and licenses, just to perform very simple tasks. My company uses a very expensive license type just to enable us import and export STEP data and use some tools that we seldom use.

- When you switch between licenses, you have to restart CATIA. Very annoying and time consuming.

- When you connect a projector, it messes up your whole interface and all your buttons get lost or hide somewhere.

- No backwards compatibility.

- Modeling is not very intuitive. It took me 5 minutes to figure out that an unclickable selection box that asks for an axis input was actually meant to be right-clicked. ONLY RIGHT-CLICK?! Nothing happens when you left click, which is insane.

- Investment costs are very high. Dassault brought cloud system with CATIA 6 but I did not have a chance to experience it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CATIA 5 is a platform of many tools and there are many licenses for it. You will not be able to do everything with just one license, so decide carefully when you buy a license. Inadequate licenses are a big problem when you need to do something which your license doe not include. CATIA 6 seems to be going towards a better direction, especially for designers. There are lots of CATIA versions and releases, do a good research which one to buy. Portability is another issue: you will need VPN services to work remotely on your laptop and always connect to Internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to finalize my data that I created in a surface modeling software, in order to submit to engineers. I also do several minor modifications and finishing touches; for example closing surfaces, joining edges, trimming or capping holes.

CATIA review by <span>Shishir K.</span>
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CATIA V6 Designing Software

What do you like best?

It is the most detail-oriented software available. It works smoothly allowing me to work uninterruptedly. It supports heavy files (>500MB) without any hiccups.

What do you dislike?

Not very easy to customize the menu options and it takes time to get used to them. Sometimes the start takes a little longer than usual. It is one of the most expensive software where other software are available at much cheaper prices but it depends on the type of work it is used for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CATIA is the best software available in the market for heavy designing. It helps you to work on huge assemblies and be creative with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used CATIA modeling and designing of sheet metal components. I had to assign different materials to various components and it was very easy to change and assign materials.

CATIA review by <span>Daniel K.</span>
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Exceptional CAD for Aerospace

What do you like best?

Parametric capabilities that can be used to make changes, which are usually driven by customers, very quickly. Contextual design can be accomplished and maintained with publications that are a very powerful way to link models and build complex design interfaces to ensure proper functionalities that meet requirements.

What do you dislike?

Some error messages are clearly translations and do not give a clue how to resolve or a good way to reference what is the cause. Several default settings are very confusing and could be modified based on what industry you are working in to make experience more seamless, especially for new users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working in an industry with complex designs and many constraints, CATIA is ideal and can handle many specialized functionalities with additional workbenches.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design of airplane structures at a detailed level for manufacturing and certification of major aircraft builders.

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