3D Design (TDD)

Manage assemblies from mechanical part positioning to assembly constraints definition to drawings generation

Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufacturing cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. Collaborative and agile solutions for an accurate virtual definition and a flexible update of mechanical products are the answer.

CATIA 3D Design expands 3D design to user communities outside of the design office thanks to the V6 collaborative platform, addressing each profile with the right tools. This covers a wide range of operations such as part design, parts positioning, automated mechanisms design, assembly drawing generation, etc.

The V6 collaborative platform enables multiple users to work concurrently on the same assembly and to share and trade modifications at the object level, offering a truly concurrent design. Moreover, the effective management of inter-part relations yields unbreakable relational design and automates the design process.

From sketching an idea in 3D at a click of a mouse to process-oriented tasks, you can benefit from all the CATIA modeler capabilities such as direct 3D sketching, geometrical surfaces handling, feature-based design, and history-free functional modeling. CATIA 3D Design is considered to be the foundation for many other CATIA V6 products.



  • Improve concurrent design with assembly integration in the PLM platform
  • Benefit from effective design automation through relational design
  • Automate product creation with know-how capture
  • Capture design intents and improve productivity with functional modeling
  • Manage skill techniques oriented by manufacturing process
  • Produce drawings with consistency and flexibility
  • Benefit from predictable design change propagation with automatic parts positioning
  • Design naturally with direct an editing modeler that integrates constraints
  • Collaborate instantly with an immersive environment that fosters daily interactions in 3D

Contains the following CATIA modules

Training options


  • VPM or VTC