Mechanical Product Creation (MCE)

CATIA Mechanical Product Creation makes it possible to design a variety of products from simple to highly complex. It covers a wide range of operations such as part design, part positioning, automated mechanisms design, live kinematic simulation, assembly drawing generation, and photo-realistic image creation. Based on the V6 collaborative platform, it enables a truly concurrent design on the same assembly and automates the design process with unbreakable relational design.

Capabilities

  • Mechanical Product Creation leverages concurrent engineering by enabling different users from different disciplines (welding, assembly, drafting, etc.) to work simultaneously on the same assembly. Global updates are made faster because only changed links trigger updates.
  • Publications are a unique and powerful method to define which visible interface makes it possible for a part to be stably connected with other parts or assemblies. This makes it possible to switch parts and assemblies and even to substitute assemblies for parts to cope with design evolution, thus reducing design time.
  • A design-to-manufacturing environment yields a process-centric solution based on powerful wireframes, surfaces, and solid creation tools. With automated dress-up features, a part can be drafted in one single operation and its sharp edges can be filleted in one shot, making it ready for manufacturing. Extensive catalogs and user-defined features make the design suitable for any manufacturing intent.
  • Based on the respective part publications, the constraints creation becomes as simple as drag and drop. Parts snap together according to this positioning definition with greater safety as it depends on the parts interfaces. In addition, assembly constraints can be contextual to leaf parts, facilitating collaborative work.
  • Supports both basic-use cases and advanced scenarios. The user can generate an assembly symmetric to another assembly in only one click. For advanced scenarios, the specifications are managed with unsurpassed flexibility, generating the associative symmetric structure of an assembly, mirroring each geometric shape and/or its position independently. Stored in the database instance per instance, the symmetry specifications enable concurrent engineering and partial open.
  • One part can be designed by several designers, sharing and trading features in a controlled process. This process is structured by collaborative design iterations, dramatically reducing design cycle time.

Highlights

Contains the following CATIA modules

  • Assembly Design
  • Kinematics Mechanism Design
  • Part Design
  • Photo Studio 1
  • Automated Collaborative Design

Training options

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

Prerequisites

  • MEK or MIK
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