CATIA Cast and Forged Part Design (CFD)

This solution significantly reduces repetitive operations and makes it faster for users to learn. In addition, complex parts can be created faster than ever with productive tools such as Automatic Draft and Filleting.


  • Manufacturability is assisted by process-oriented tools like the 3D wall thickness analysis feature and quick draft analysis. This ensures that thickness tools meet the requirements of the casting and injection molding process in order to avoid potential manufacturing issues, so users design right the first time.
  • Cast and Forged Part Design brings unique, integrated Automatic Draft and Automatic Filleting breakthrough capabilities. Designers can automatically perform the drafting and filleting operations in a single step. It is possible to draft both sides fitted and keep edges in variable edge fillet, to contribute to the replacement of manual operations with automated ones, dramatically shortening the operation from hours to minutes.
  • Wide range of discipline-oriented features takes manufacturability constraints into account: Extrude, Revolve, Cut, Thicken surface, Rib, Boss, Cutout, Rest, Pocket, Grill, Reinforcement, Shell, etc.
  • The Core and Cavity Design workbench ensures that an accurate and associative core and cavity separation can be achieved. It builds robust parting lines and surfaces from the part skin in order to support last minute design changes and more design alternatives. The definition of complex shapes is flexible and allows easy and fast manufacturing dress-up of foreign geometry imported through neutral standards such as IGES and STEP.
  • Based on draft analysis criteria, this tool enables designers to identify slider surface from the previously identified undercuts area. The Compass is used to easily and interactively define the right slider direction. The Part is automatically divided in two sets. The green faces can be unmolded in the slider direction and blue ones need to be part of another slider, loose core or be split.
  • This advanced tool helps the user to perform several operations in one step. For instance, the Cut and Paste of faces from a molding area to another can be achieved in a single operation. The user can also split an area and distribute the result in the molding areas.


Contains the following CATIA modules

  • Cast and Forged Part Optimizer
  • Core and Cavity Design
  • Part Design

Training options

  • Description, 1 day
  • What's New, ? days
  • S/W prerequisites, 1.5 days


  • MEK or MIK
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