Dassault Systemes

CATIA

4.5 / 5 35 reviews


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About CATIA

Product design software that addresses all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs through their supply chains, to small producers.


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CATIA software has provided me best ways for development and it is easy to model complex designs.

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: CATIA is an excellent software that has make our job work too easier. CATIA software offers large number of functionalities that is linked with other CAD softwares.With best manufacturing tool opportunity,it enables us to design complex parts. CATIA provides the fantastic space for user.It has unique fuctions for designing products. Moreover one can simulate the production.

Cons: Learning curve of CATIA software is quite higher and it is indeed most intuitive software.In the beginning it's layout seems to be quite difficult but when we have good command on basic functions then CATIA becomes easier for us within a few days and it can be done quite efficiently. Sometimes CATIA software takes a lot of time in downloading files but it is a minor issue.

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Excellent!!!

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: When working with CATIA we have been very happy because it has made our job much easier, as we always look for the best ways of development and CATIA has given us the necessary tools for this.

Cons: I really have no doubts, CATIA has been the best we have been able to hire for a long time, we will continue using it for a long time and I will recommend it with the other departments.

The industry standard CAD/CAM software used for complex products

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: After years of using competing software (Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, ProEngineer and SolidEdge) I started working in the car design and manufacturing industry (500,000 cars per year) which designed most of the parts or received designs from its suppliers. I think that CATIA is fast, responsible, simple and very well structured for handling from simple to complex parts. The finite element analysis is very good and making dynamic assemblies works like a charm. I honestly believe that stands out from his competitors by being fast responsive and relatively simple to use.

Disclaimer: I no longer work in Volkswagen, because I moved to research.

Cons: The graphic design of the software (at least v5) looks outdated (menus and toolbars) which is a minor issue when compared to the speed of the software.

Overall: At first I didn't want to migrate from Pro/Engineer to CATIA, but now I will never go back.

I use Catia to design aeronautic parts for customers as Airbus & other major companies

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoy the very large choice of functionnalities offered by Catia regarding with other CAD softwares. In addition, the graphism is really fluid and pleasant. I understand why it is one of the most used softwares for 3D design.

Cons: It takes sometimes a long time for me to find the most appropriate functionnality among the large choice when I don't know yet it. Hopefully, the provided help is well documented. With experience, it is always easier.

Overall: It helped me and my colleagues to design very complex parts and the tools to manufacture them, for more than 10 years now.

Powerful CAD package but a high learning curve

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's a very powerful CAD program that allows users to make complex models and designs very easily and quickly. Functionality is great for making complex shapes and assemblies.

Cons: Catia has a high learning curve and is not the most intuitive software package. Once basic functions are mastered operating CATIA is very easy and can be done efficiently.

Overall: Easy to model complex designs once software functions are mastered.

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It really solves our all design problems and it is also more different than other software. loved it

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to do anything we want to do via this software from drawing and solid body to surface modeling... The space of CATIA is fantastic for user.it will be more if i say this is the best Solid Modeling Program in the whole market everywhere we look for such soft wares...

Cons: Sometimes CATIA takes a little long while downloading our files and this makes the whole work a little boring for doer. And i also know that it is not a big issue for a software it usually happens while using other ones as well.So this is the great for me .

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Catia is the fifth essence of Product design

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: CATIA was born from the need for a design tool for the aeronautical industry, years of Dassault experience have refined a platform designed for the life cycle of a product, since it is born in thought until it becomes obsolete in some way, it has unique functionalities for the design of products, fijence I say products and not merely design, that is the philosophy of CATIA, you can simulate the production, the processes, the supply chains, without a doubt the Fifth Essence of this market.

Cons: I think the only disadvantage that it has is its price and the modest network of partners for support.

Overall: With the we have simulated elements related to the design of the product and also its production

Best software to buy in mechanical engineering.

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I've been using it for more than 3 years, and in my experience has been great. It's really completed and the best option to make projects in design and engineering.

Cons: It's a software with so many features and functions that you are not able to use them all properly, and also, they have some tools more developed than others.

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CATIA is a good for expert designers and also powerful program.

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software gives you the liberty to rearrange tool pallets and it makes the software more easier to use. This software can also be used to architecture, as it offers wall tools to help create building plan very efficiently.

Cons: In the beginning, it's difficult to grasp the interface quickly and tools are not very intuitive as compared to other software. It needs a planning to know all the options in short time. But In my experience with this software is splendid. And it won't be wrong to say that this software is my number one choice when it comes to perfect designing.

You get what you pay for

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Great CAD software. Has a lot of functionality that can takes a long time to learn, but can do amazing things.

Cons: Very expensive software when there are others that have the same features for less.

A bit of a learning curve, but full of features.

May 29, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software can do most anything you need it to. From solid body modeling and drawings, to surface modeling and more.

Cons: The terminology is different than most other CAD services. This takes a while to get used to. Although, if you get used to the pictures or short cut keys, this won't be too much of a problem.

Overall: I loved the challenge of learning this software. It was different than most other services, but still very capable. I would recommend this to people who are very familiar with CAD software already as I don't think this is for beginners. Especially if you plan on using other software later on.

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An easy to use CAD modeling & engineering Product.

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: CATIA software has wide collection of tools. It is being used worldwide by lot of users. I was suggested to use it by one of my friend who had excellent command on this. When I started using it was a little difficult to know how to use it in the best way, but after some experience it had become easy to use. I consider CATIA is the best software for 3D components, architectural designing and for blue printing.

Cons: To me, I have not a single complaint about this software. Just want to say the licensing cost should be reduced for users because that will be more easy for spreading this software in the market. Meanwhile it has interesting features and functionality and great customer services.

best of the best

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: KWA, VB script sketch control. copy past result of link,

Cons: Modular madness, they charge you for everything

Overall: power

Learned alot about design software from this. Hard to use but once understood it's very helpful

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very good for university use for instance design and engineering students. It builds on the imagination and skills.

Cons: Very hard to understand at the beginning. Needs to be taught by someone. Furthermore the computer being used needs to be very advanced.

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One of the best 3d modeling software with lot of other features.

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I really like it's set of different tools for different operations. The work space of catia v6 is great. It's server based system is really helpful.

Cons: The rendering tools need to be updated. In catia v6 assembly workbench is the combination of assembly and kinematic workbench. So, it may difficult to use at initial time.

Overall: I solved design problems with this software. Make different projects in college. It is really helpful.

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The CATIA software is the most intuitive software package with high learning curve. Loved it

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: CATIA software has really made our job work too easier fo us. It provides the fantastic ways of development.

There are wide range of functionalities in this software.

We can quickly design and make complex models and shapes through this awesome software.

Cons: There are no cons in this software. The only problem is that sometimes CATIA software takes a quite long time when we are downloading files due to which we get bore but I know this is a superb software and this is not a big issue. It is quite expensive software but it's fantastic features are no doubt matchless.

The best CAD software

Mar 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: CATIA is a very complete CAD software. From modeling to animation and rendering this software is the "swiss army knife" of 3D conception.

Cons: Everyone is talking about it high price, but I think that this argument can be excused because designing a multi-million dollar aircraft using a software can be a bad idea.

The best for engineering projects.

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best way to make virtual prototypes and make your engineering project. the main pros is the way that you can use to interactuate between parts that you have designed.

Cons: They have so much things that makes it very complicated to use them all, but also to use them correctly and optimize your processes.

A very powerful design tool.

May 17, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is very powerful and handles complex geometry effectively. Designing large assemblies is simple, and Catia handles complexity well.

Cons: The interface is a bit confusing with icons not always located where expected. Licensing should allow on-the-fly selection of licenses for special features.

Great tool for design engineers when building car parts, machines, building blueprints

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I truly like the engineering team can review CAD data, 3D data, and details about what the customer wants in this software. There is also great training that this vendor offers about greater possibilities when using to design parts.

Cons: Just offers somewhat expensive and we have to purchase an entire year in advance in order to get in half decent deal on it. Doesn't make it so much time of negotiating price and looking over the terms but all in all we do get what we need done and make the customer happy with that drawings by using the software.

Overall: Great drawings great ability to brainstorm and look over prints and data.

ok CAD tool with some useful options

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: very developed FEA module - with Catia you almost do not need decicated FEA tools like Abacus or Ansys.

really nice sketching and 2d drawing modules compared with other CAD tools

Cons: quite cumbersome and overcomplicated by many means when it ocmes to simple creation of 3d models

I use this software to 3D model and program for CNC machine. Overall, great G code processing!

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the modeling ease of use. There are no complaints in regards to the feature on the modeling or drawing side of things. Very easy!

Cons: The 3D modeling is very intuitive, but it is easy to get lost in the G code settings. I fins that it is often very time consuming to get a CNC program to perform as desired.

Overall: Save time and don't write G code manually, use this software!

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The ability to create complex designs for parts and systems and efficient once you get used to it

May 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Very efficient in its use of tools and the ability to assemble seperate parts together is extremely useful, especially being able to analyse and see the parts in motion. Many tools and utilities to aid high level engineering. It is, in my opinion, the best solid modeling program on the market.

Cons: the licencing is very expensive and you need a computer with a lot of power to run it as it is a real resource hog.

Overall: It has proved invaluable in bespoke designs for systems we use, especially where individual components are required

Good software for aerospace applications

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Software is extremely useful for aerospace and aeronautical applications with allowance to design large scale aircraft and other aero applications.

Cons: Functionality is limited when compared to other CAD software as it is not as versatile. Interface is also slightly primitive

Overall: Aerospace Design applications

Good software to design automotive parts

Jan 14, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This software is used in every automotive company, it's very powerful and easy to design complex parts for a vehicle.

Cons: This software is expensive, and sometimes it takes time to download files, the efficiency of the servers into your company should be good.

For Professional Design

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Catia has been one of the best CAD software for surface design. The tool and features offered makes it more interesting and simple for designing industrial materials.

Cons: It is used for professional design and it is quite hard to understand. A course is required to know its functions and features.

Overall: Catia is also as same as other CAD softwares but the no of features and optimisation makes it unique in its own way.

Great design software for OEMs

Jan 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how all of the Nissan, Ford, and GM design model information was stored here. Our design engineering teams and testing teams would work with us in the sales and the purchasing department to ensure we had the concept and enough data to properly bid for new business.

Cons: The pricing was a bit expensive biannually and then we set up a frame agreement in order to lock in costs for 3 years with rebates.

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Catia is the most powerful CAD software out there. Best choice for complex products.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Catia is extremely powerful with the ability to do everything from basic part design to assembly, animation, simulation, machining, and ergonomics.

Cons: Catia is extremely expensive and hard to learn because of a lack of documentation and tutorials. It can also be a little too cumbersome for really basic models.

Extremely versatile

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: You can get one thing done multiple ways with the variety of functions available. As with anything, there's a bit of a learning curve, but after just a little bit of playing around you can accomplish tons of things.

Cons: Must use a mouse whenever using this software. Impossible to use with just a laptop (which is not quite so ideal for students). Many function require clicking/scrolling/holding multiple things at once, so not having a mouse makes using this extremely tough.

Professional CAD with easy GUI

Jul 13, 2014
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CATIA V6 comes with full spectrum of tools for designing and analysis.While SolidWorks and ProE will do most everything you need, they don't do as well when you want to work in a large collabrative environment. If you want to design something with more then a hundred or so parts up to a commercial jet it starts to shine. Of course catia would be the first preference.

Design Software

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use Catia on a limited basis overall function is good but could be more user friendly. The software also requires frequent usage to retain functionality.

Catia Design Software

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is relatively easy to use. Great for designing and assembling parts to build vehicles. All the features help make it exact to plan for production.

Need STL Help

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: CATIA works great but needs better STL formatting support. Takes too long to change STL files to Surface data.

Catia Software

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is a software that is simple to use, very feature extensive, but expensive in overall cost......

expensive

Jun 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: User's interface have been going well than ever.

Especially, splitting a model function is fascinating for non model designers.

Cons: It may be on a way on development, sometimes function had not worked well.

Product price is hight.