What Does Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application Mean?
Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) is a multiplatform computer-aided design/manufacturing software written in C++ that runs on IBM AIX, HP-UX workstations, Windows 2000/XP and Sun Solaris. It was developed by the French company Dassault Systems.
Techopedia Explains Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application
Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application supports multiple stages of product development from conceptualization, design, manufacturing and engineering. The major facilities provided by CATIA include:
- A suite for surfacing, reverse engineering and visualizing solutions to create, modify and validate complex innovative shapes
- The ability to create 3D parts out of sheet metal or composites, as well as molded, forged or tooling parts and mechanical assembly definitions
- Tools to complete product definitions including functional tolerance and kinematics definitions
- The facility to design electronic, electrical and distributed systems such as fluid systems, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
- Solutions for modeling complex and intelligent products through a systems engineering approach
- A systems engineering approach that covers the requirements definition, systems architecture and embedded software generation and behavior modeling
- Customization through application program interfaces