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What is the 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Platform?

As we enter the new year after a rough 2020, the industry will face new challenges to keep businesses running smoothly while adopting to new dynamics, the pressure will be on R&D departments to innovate better and come up with better product designs that can be developed faster and launched into the market in less time to gain the competitive advantage, which is where the 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Platform fits in.

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA provides a lean and intuitive environment for all design and engineering activities. The 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Portfolio contains over 50+ roles which support Styling Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Fluids Engineering, and Systems Engineering. These Roles are arranged intelligently in groups that reflect real-life workflows, making it natural to find the right function.

Below are a few current Engineering and Design Trends which the industry has seen in the last few years as the organizations evolve and adopt to the new market dynamics:

  1. Autonomy Everywhere
  2. More and Better Big Data
  3. Plug-and-Play World
  4. More Complex Products
  5.  Old Industries Are New Again
  6. Resilient Systems
  7. Augmented Reality (AR)
  8. Virtual Reality (VR)
  9. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  10. Additive Manufacturing (AM)

New Trends bring in new challenges and we have listed a sample of the Current Engineering and Design Challenges that product development teams can face in their work:

  1. Frequent design changes
  2. Changing design requirements
  3. Increased product complexity
  4. Problems/errors are found too late
  5. Cyber security & Data security
  6. Sequential Design Approach instead of Concurrent Design Approach
  7. No Real Time update on the design process
  8. Lack of Collaboration & Communication between different stake holders
  9. Problem in creating complex geometry and design
  10. Handling multiple product variants and design changes

Different disciplines need different approaches and 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA covers various disciplines with its varied capabilities to meet the expectations of the new age designer and organizations which can help solve the challenges they face and create better product designs in less time—contributing to faster product development.

Below are some of the disciplines covered by the 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Platform:

  1. Construction
  2. Design & Styling
  3. Engineering
  4. System Engineering
  1. Construction discipline
    Digital Continuity for Buildings and Infrastructures.

    Design & Engineering Processes for Complex building & Infrastructures Project development requires close and continuous collaboration within multiple stakeholders across the complete enterprise.

  2. Design & Styling discipline
    CATIA Design & Styling for Product Excellence

    Style & Design of the product plays a major role in its success in the market. Develop complex shape & material to reach a high level of surface sophistication & quality and get the right decision tools with physical & virtual prototypes.

  3. Engineering discipline
    CATIA Engineering Excellence.

    As products and experiences continue to increase in complexity, performance and quality targets are becoming more demanding. CATIA satisfies the challenges, enabling the rapid and accurate development of high-quality mechanical products.

  4. System Engineering discipline
    Mastering the Cross-Discipline Systems Development Process.

    Developers and Designers require an integrated system engineering approach that enables them to manage the complete development process. Requirements engineering, systems architecture definition, detailed modeling and simulation of complex systems and the development of embedded software all need to be mastered in the context of the complete product.



After analyzing all the challenges, needs and the benefits which the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has for a product designer, we can safely conclude with the following points.

  1. All the latest information needed for your daily work on one platform will be readily available
  2. Real-time concurrent design and collaboration across all stakeholders
  3. We can easily and efficiently navigate through large amounts of data
  4. Due to simple and easy GUI no trouble working with the apps
  5. Almost all disciplines are covered and catered by 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA
  6. Well conversant with current Industry trends and Overcoming all the traditional challenges.
  7. Easy migration for regular CATIA V5 Users

To learn more in detail about how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can help you in your area of work, get in touch with us at [email protected] or visit

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