Who Uses This Software?

Cloud-based and on-premise product design software designed to help small to large size businesses design, analyze and develop new products via 3D modeling, simulation, reverse engineering and more.


Average Ratings

100 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Pricing Details
    Contact Dassault Systemes for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Dassault Systemes
  • www.3ds.com
  • France

About CATIA

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


CATIA Features

  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Supplier Management

CATIA Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Probably the best software for product design and surface modelling

May 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I'm working with Catia V5 for a long time. I've used other programs such as Solidworks as well; but Catia is the best by far due to it's features. Catia is the most complex tool for part design and assembly management. For instance creating complex large surfaces with Catia (which is a must for automotive industry) is really easy thing to do. Variety of manipulating tools (turn, pan, rotate, etc.) makes you to easily view or manage the designed part. There are several modules which you can add many features to your part when managing the design. There are several material libraries to use for your product. Product tree is detailed and let you to manage the design steps e.g. to make parametric design. Catia is very powerful and fast; but sure you do need a good hardware as well. Creating 2D drawing is a bit complicated; but can be managed easier when you got used to it.

Cons: Probably biggest drawback for Catia is that you really need to spend years to become an expert user (not designer). It's a bit complicated compared to some other design tools. Mouse function is a bit hard to control - for example you need multiple buttons to rotate. Also interface is a bit old fashioned. V5 had many upgrades so far; but I assume it's time for V6 now for a better outlook. 2D generation module is really poor; therefore we mostly use other tools to create 2D's. License fee can be an issue for personal or small company usages.

Overall: If you're in automotive industry and not have your own design tool; then Catia is your must to use design software. It is the most complex and capable design tool and perfect for surface modelling. Yes it is not much user friendly and hard to become an expert user; but these doesn't enough to drop Catia V5 from number one seat...

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Comprehensive software for CAD modelling

Jul 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing for Catia V5 is for sure the high capability for surface modelling. Complex surfaces can be designed easily with the extensive library and the functions Catia provide. That's why this is the #1 software used in Automotive for creating the designs. There are lots of features to shape your design product. Creating assemblies and defining movement for the assembly structures also possible and can be managed easily after some experience. If you know parametric design principles, Catia can work wery well with this principle. There is also a broad material library available for your selection, you can even add new material or properties.

Cons: Probably the first and the only thing to mention about Catia V5 is the interface. Although I like to use Catia due to its extensive features; I do not like the somehow retro interface, ribbon and menu designs. Therefore main screen makes you feel little bit uncomfortable. More than this, I think Catia has does not have cons to mention.

Overall: If you want to deal with complex designs, extended surfaces; e.g automobile body structures, this is the software to use. However for less complex part or tool/mold designs you may prefer Solidworks due to its cost advantages.

Catia, you feel free to make design everything.

May 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you create a new product in Aviation or Automobile Industry you should start with Catia. Because that, it is most common software in these industries and it makes you using same language while designing something together your partner.

Catia has more capabilities to update your models if required. It is stronger software to use product assemblies into assembly.

Cons: First time if you learn Catia, you can be forced into doing something, than you to continue doing something.

thus, you will understand strategy of Catia.

Overall: I am Design Engineer at Ford Motor Company.

I am using Catia everyday.

If I making design, if I need to update my 3D model I need this software for using.

Because, our Automotive Industry using it commonly.

I can manage my product tree without any forces in catia.

I can create updateable design and share my collleagues.

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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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

I love CATIA

Jan 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Sketching and drawings are amazing

I have used CATIA for almost ten years. Its functionality is really great. You can model any 2D or 3D part using CATIA.

Drawings are among the most important features of a company. Using CATIA, high-quality drawings can be modeled.

Cons: At the beginning of working with CATIA, it seems that it is really hard to work with.

Information about some of the features is lacking in the CATIA website. So whenever we want to know how to model a specific 3D part, we should search a lot and talk to many people to understand.

Overall: I love CATIA. I have worked with it for several years.

Best for Engineering and Design

May 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I've heard of the program before, but when I first started work I started to use it. I was using Solidworks and AutoCAD. At first, I noticed that mouse clicks are more ergonomic over time, though they are reversed by these programs.

In addition, a very advanced level with parametric design can be easily intervened design.

3D to 2D image transfer feature is great.

Cons: I had no negative experience with the program. Although I started with other programs, I started to adapt to catia program very quickly and started to use it actively.

The industry standard CAD/CAM software used for complex products

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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.

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Fundamantal CAD program for designers

May 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: You can work on any design on Catia. It has several modules which you can customize for your needs, such as mechanical, electrical, manufacturing tools. You can also work with parametric for any dimentions that can be connected with a formula and variables. It is well integrated with PLMs.

Cons: User interface has not been changed for years which feels it's old. You should be trained well to use all functions. It may take some time to open/import data from different types.

Overall: It's a functional design tool, but users are not happy for the interface.

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

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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.

Catia Enovia V6 review

Apr 08, 2019
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Managing large assemblies is particularly good with Enovia V6. I frequently open large assys containing up to 3-4000 parts (some of these individual parts are even 500MB each) and i have no problem with rotating the model with too much lag. The perspective view and general rendering of the parts is very good and quite impressive compared to other top CAD engineering packages.

Cons: Catia is not an easy package to learn. The UX is very over complicated and you really have to be shown by another user how to grasp the endless mouse clicking menus as they are not straight forward. After using Siemens NX for 10 years and then having to learn Catia was a nightmare. Catia takes far longer to model compared to other CAD packages. After 1 year with NX i didnt have a problem with creating anything, it was very reliable and I knew i could have a solution within a certain period of time. With Catia i never know how long something will take. It is far more unstable and it crashes very frequently.

Overall: I create large motor boats with large assemblies and i use Catia and NX on a daily basis. I have no problem managing the boat and the parts but when it comes to modelling in Catia i find incredibly tedious and very time consuming. Some days are very frustrating using this software as it is still very buggy. And when i contact helpdesk, they just reply 'oh yes, we know about that. This will be fixed in the next version!*

An advanced surfacing tool

Jan 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Used Part/Surface/Kinematics feature

Surface generation capabilities of Catia is really powerful. There are a lot of options and modification within each tool that can be used for desired output.

The interface may seem a little hard to grasp but after getting used to it and studying tools capabilities lets you take full advantage.

Cons: The interface needs a little getting used to.

Part design or solid design may seem a little harder or less intuitive compared to Solidworks or Unigraphics.

Kinematics animation setup is a little difficult compared to Solidworks but isn't that bad.

Overall: Overall I've had no problems with CATIA.

Catia is extremely powerful design software, but not the easiest to learn

Apr 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Catia can do basically anything you want from a graphical design standpoint. My company designs very complicated 2D and 3D models of tires and Catia can do it with ease.

Cons: Learning to use the software is very time-consuming. Because of the thousands of functions and tools at your disposal, the learning curve is steep. However once you're a pro, it's great.

Overall: Catia is an extremely powerful design software and it is great to use once you are fully trained.

Catia - An User Friendly Cad tool.

Apr 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: User Interface will be so easily and well sorted icons. we can easily learn and perform the design/drafting activities

Cons: Aesthetic look need to improve for UI and modeling/drafting platform.

Overall: i have been using CATIA since 4+ years, its the best CAD tool with ultimate UI and easy to customize the options. For sheet metal or Generative shape design, no tool can beat this software. I am very much satisfied and willing to learn more within this software by exploring more options and concepts in it.

Most professional 3D tool I've ever use

May 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: CATIA has lots of module inside and you can use these to create 3D model, 2D drawing, optimize your design for manufacturing (ex: sheet metal option) etc.

You can add your design parameters and define your constants easily so i gives you a really good advantage when you need tou update your data.

you can save your work with different types and also you can open&modify different type of documents too. ALso CATIA can help you to organize your work like assemblies and it will help you a lot when you are working with complex things.

Cons: It is not that easy to use and you must learn all the modules and capabilities to complete your work and it takes time. It is the natural consequence of all that features in one package but I think it can be updated to better user interface. Sometimes it can be hard to work with shell data (surfaces without parameters or details) which is commonly used in lots of industry.

Overall: It is the best package program I've ever used. You can do anything what you need and more with CATIA. But you need more experience than similars and I strongly suggest to get serious training or work with tutorials before try to do some work with it.

Good design software but not best

May 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Catia has different modules like for surface generative shape design, for sheet metal generative sheet metal design. This are ease to use and fast modules for designers.

Cons: I have used 4 different design software. Catia should be user friendly. If you know what to do but don't know you can do with what button, Catia is useless. Others has search button to search funtion shortcuts.

Overall: Catia is good in automotive area but not best.

Powerful CAD package but a high learning curve

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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 .

Global Engineering CAD Tool

Jul 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can do it what do you want. Most companies use this program and you need to add this program to your abilities as a mechanical engineer.

Cons: It is the most powerful 3D modeling program in the world and you need to deeply investigate every tools.

Overall: We are using this tool to create new products as a leader of automotive sector. The most important feature in automotive companies.

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Review from IT

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: very solid software and stable.

nice to manage license access from server per user.

excellent support

send you CDs

Cons: hard for user to lease license from server when traveling. other CAD software would allow you to take license with you out of office for laptop keeping the main license on server for desktop

very expensive and high yearly maintenance fees

Good product for 3D design

May 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: You can easily create 3D design and choose the suitable material from Catia library and calculate the mass, inertia, volume.

Cons: It's not easy to use. It has many different feature . You need to get training .

Overall: We're working on automotive company.This product is benefit to prepare and see the design with 3D and check the package. It helps to decrease the prototype investment.

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Catia is the fifth essence of Product design

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

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

Great modeling tool for complex assemblies

Jul 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It has a lot of function that you can create 3D & 2D models, perform simple analysis including DVA. Surface modeling is the best in the industry.

Cons: Not that much easy to learn all functions in detail. But need to spend some time to learn.

Overall: Generating 3D models, 2D sketches, part & assembly designs are the main things that I perform with CATIA.

Best software to buy in mechanical engineering.

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

First program I run every morning

May 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I am design supervisor and my team use Catia V5 for all design activities. There is so much tool to create any design in my mind.

Cons: Perfect design tool but command base and developing automation tool is a little bit complex

Overall: The best design I have ever used for 10 years and it can be integrated with analysis tools

It is for Pros

Apr 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You have a lot of options and tools you can use in catia. For example you can design your products in sheet metal, and configure anything according to your production capabilities

Cons: It is very hard to learn. Especially moving with mouse is hard to learn

Overall: It is great. But not for everyone

The best ever and widely used Designing software by mechanical engineers.

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are many work benches like 2D modelling, 3D modeling, Assembly, Drafting, Sheet Metal and many more in Catia which helps the user to explore more and learn more. For the begginers, who are searching for any Modelling software this is the best one. It is very much user friendly and easily accessible.

Cons: In CATIA we don't have the Auto contrainst option, so we need to give all the constraints and dimensions for the parts manually which takes more time.

Overall: We use Catia in the office for doing the Drafting and FTA work. We use it to update the drawings. As it has many work benches it meets all our requirements.

The best engineering tool for any CAD work

May 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: CATIA is easy to learn and user friendly CAD program. Moreover I can say that you can do whatever you imagine with this tool.

Cons: Sometimes, connectivity problems, but it can be due to network not due to program. Rather than that I could not find a negative thing.

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

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

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.

Catia review

Apr 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the generative shape design workbench. The complex surfaces you can create has greatly enhanced my work quality

Cons: It's hard to be familiar with quickly and the user interface seems outdated. It could also enhance its composite workbench

Very Good Tool for modeling

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is user friendly and very useful tool to perform modeling. Features are so good.

Cons: It has so much complexity about the features, If team makes features more user-friendly then it will helpful.

Overall: It is fabulous tool.

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best for automotive use!

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this software for designing various automotive components and altogether visualization of vehicle environment

Cons: It sometimes takes a lot of time if you decide to load too many components at a time

Overall: great!

You get what you pay for

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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Catia a designers tool for creating 3d and 2d models

May 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software contains powerful tools for CAD modeling. The interface is very good and is divided into different workbenches based upon the designer's requirements.

Cons: The features tools won't create a 3D model unless the sketch a closed profile.

Overall: I work mostly on 2D drawing creation in my organization. Catia provides more flexibility in usage of different sorts of tools.

Catia review

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: This software is really good on its work speed. It's faster than others I ever tried. Like its user interface is really simple, any PC can run it.

Cons: Something implicit in its work speed, is the user interface like I say before. For working faster than others design softwares, it's needed to relieve quality to the drawing. That's why it could be simple at the first sight.

Overall: Normally I use it weekly for designing some mechanical pieces because of my job and my feelings are very good with Catia. You can create pieces really fast and export them in any file format to send them to any client.

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

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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.

A Good Choice for 3D modeling

Oct 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I n my view the most usefulness of Dessault Systems CATIA is it's ease of use. Even with a mouse you can do a lot of things. Rendering is neat and fast. The hardware and system requirements are quiet comparable. Another most important is it's low cost among the rivels. Even with low cost it provides decent features and it makes the CATIA a good choice for 3D modeling

Cons: In my user experience the most annoying thing is it's interface. It is outdated. But I think that outdated design makes the software easy to use even in low hardware configuration.

Overall: Overall the CATIA is good choice for 3D modeling. It is more user-friendly and even a biginner can use it with free mind

Never Lets You Down

May 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love how this software has so many tools. If you have something in mind and there is a tool, in some cases more than one, in CATIA to make it happen. It is so powerful that it amazes you. I would totally recommend it to everyone who want to design/draw anything.

Cons: So, far there is one tiny bit of thing that I didn't like about CATIA and it is the quality of the error messages.

like one third of the time I can't understand what the problem is and what the error message is telling me.

Catia design and drafting

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly

Enormous options to use

Easy to learn

Plenty of shortcuts available

Cons: Licenses need to be renewed regularly

Bit costlier.

Catia - Most Common and Useful

Jul 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As an engineer who is working in automotive industry, I can easily say that Catia is most common 3D program. It is great for designing complex parts and assembly. This is the reason of why Catia is most popular 3D program in Aviation and Automotive industries which have prettly complex part and assemblies. Material library of Catia also makes the study easier for engineers.

Cons: The main issue I have with Catia is with product tree. I really do not know why it is not fixed. When you try to do something else, sometimes product tree disappears. Another issue I have with drawing generation which is really not easy to do in Catia. I think it needs to be improved.

Overall: Although it still has some cons, Catia is best especially in Aviation and Automotive industries due to having complex parts and assemblies. It is always an advantage to know how to work with Catia.

Common CAD software for connecting your customers

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Product is easy to use to produce 3D Models and commonly use on automotive industry.

Cons: Pricing is really high for single users.

Capterra loader

Great engagement with automotive designs

May 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Rich tools

Great product tree

Analysis availability

Cons: Difficult to open some big assemblies

Recovery problems

best of the best

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Design tools

Jul 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to implement your design and analysis tools

Cons: Poor technical drawing performance, long loading time

Capterra loader

Very useful CAD program

Jun 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It enables to design most complicated parts

Cons: User nterface is complicated for especially beginners

Excellent design program!

Jun 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, parametrization is a plus.

Cons: Program cannot open big .stp files sometimes.

Capterra loader

Every designers must tool

Jun 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great production tree

Compatible with teamcenter

Cons: Sometimes click ok to terminale warning.

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

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Capterra loader

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

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Catia software

Mar 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The leaning of this software is easy and it very applicable for mechanical engineers for designing any things

Cons: The Piping design part of this software is not complete for a Piping designer

Overall: I suggest this software to any mechanical engineer for designing any complex components because you can design any part in the part design section and finally you can assemble all of the parts in assembly section very easily and this software has complete constraints for arranging all components