CATIA is a multi-platform software kit for CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM and 3D, created by the French company Dassault Systèmes.
Commonly referred to as a 3D PLM software suite, CATIA supports all stages of product development, including conceptualization, design, engineering and manufacturing. CATIA facilitates collaborative engineering across disciplines around its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including surfacing & shape design, electrical, fluid and electronic systems design, mechanical engineering and systems engineering. CATIA facilitates the design of electronic, electrical, and distributed systems such as fluid and HVAC systems, all the way to the production of documentation for manufacturing.
3DEXPERIENCE is a collaborative platform for creating products and services in the cloud, particularly in the area of design, engineering, and manufacturing.
3DEXPERIENCE allows everyone involved to interact and work together on a product: exchange data, contribute to a design, build and test a virtual model. \n\nThe platform also has its marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, 3D parts catalog, and engineering services.
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