Mechanical engineers equipped with CATIA 3D Modeling tools can gain insight into key factors of quality and performance early in the product development phase. Digital prototyping, combined with digital analysis and simulation, allows product development teams to virtually create and analyze a mechanical product in its operating environment.

Key Benefits

  • Create any type of 3D part, from rough 3D sketches to fully detailed industrial assemblies.
  • Unbreakable relational design - a new way to manage links between objects and related behaviors in configured assemblies.
  • Enables a smooth evolution from 2D- to 3D-based design methodologies.
  • Productive and consistent drawing update removes the need for additional user operations.
  • Process oriented tools capture the manufacturing process intent in the early stages of design.
  • A wide range of applications for tooling design, for generic tooling in addition to mold and die.
  • Advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specification-driven modeling approach


CATIA Engineering for High tech offers complete and comprehensive solution for designing high tech
product from plastic parts to circuit boards and sheet metal parts.

Product Enclosure Designer

A comprehensive set of applications to address the complete high-tech product enclosure design process.

  • Delivers ultra-fast functional modeling applications addressing the complete design-to-manufacturing preparation process of molded parts.
  • Provide manufacturing-ready plastic, sheet-metal, cast and forged parts, as well as machined parts.
  • Integrate both rigid and flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) for designing concurrently.
  • Address all your design needs, from easy brackets and chassis to the most sophisticated and complex housings.
  • Prevent manufacturing concerns such as mold filling time, flow restrictions, air entrapments, weld lines, way up-front in the design phase.

Printed Circuit Board Designer

Design rigid and flexible printed circuit boards while taking the overall mechanical design into account.

  • Creation of mechanical shapes of printed circuit boards.
  • Electronic components placement on boards.
  • Bi-directional interface with electrical CAD Systems based on industry standard interface (IDF) format.
  • Synchronization after ECAD modification import.

Rigid Flex Circuit Board Designer

Advanced Design of Rigid-Flex printed circuit boards to optimize layout and material cost.

  • Ease of working between the flattened and folded rigid-flex printed circuit boards.
  • Realistic shape of Circuit boards including flat cable.
  • Openness to ECAD systems through IDF.
  • Solver managing materials, forces, torques, environment.
  • Manufacturability and mounting simulations for reduced design time cycles.

Design/ Styling

CATIA design/styling to boost design innovation


Rapid development of high-quality products

Systems Engineering

Mastering the systems development process