Imagine and Shape (IMS)

Easy to Use and Ultra-fast Concept Modeling Solution

Today’s competitive market requires companies to quickly deliver innovative and appealing products. Style and design become strategic differentiators to leverage sales, develop customer loyalty, strengthen brand identity and distinguish products from the competition.

CATIA Imagine & Shape delivers ultra-fast modeling technology so that industrial designers can embrace styling creation directly in the CATIA design environment. It introduces a revolutionary way of designing products, by enabling any user to simply and quickly transform an idea into 3D. This new approach, based on exact subdivision surfaces, is unique to the CAD market.

In addition, designers can interactively visualize their concepts in real-time and produce photo-realistic renderings so that their team members can visualize their ideas. Export in STL format is possible for rapid prototyping. Ultimately, this allows design teams to decide earlier in the virtual stage of development, so they don’t waste time or money on expensive prototypes, production resources, and product launch activities.



  • Integrate 2D stylist work into the CATIA 3D environment easily
  • Unleash your creativity
  • Make more free-form alternative design studies, fewer physical mock-ups
  • Shape new ideas and leverage your knowledge
  • Gain momentum with the complete CATIA design environment
  • Persuade and accelerate design validation
  • Learn and use with ease

Contains the following CATIA modules

Training options


  • MDE or TDD