Moving from CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA

Design on the go, work with team members around the world, engineer across systems and domains, and effortlessly keep all your data up to date when you switch to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA.

The only solution you need to deliver any design, for any industry.

There’s a reason CATIA is considered the best-in-class software solution for design engineers. Powerful design capabilities, intuitive sketching and 3D modeling, and a cutting-edge array of automation tools and knowledgeware make it the standout solution for an incredible range of industry applications.

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA is an incredibly powerful SaaS solution for:

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Generative design & lightweighting
  • Design for manufacturability
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • HPC with cloud computing clusters

When you move from CATIA v5 to CATIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can take CATIA with you wherever you go.

Sketch in 2D on a tablet or mobile device, then easily switch to 3D modeling. Handle very large assemblies with cloud computing power, without overloading local resources. Work in parallel on the same models with team members anywhere in the world. Build simulation and collaborative ideation into your design process right from the start so you can develop better products, faster.

CATIA powers your projects with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to ensure you can pull off advanced, cross-domain engineering projects without a hitch. Model any product, at any scale. Effortlessly imagine, define and shape products virtually before committing to a prototype.

When you move to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, all your MBSE data is instantly up-to-date, anywhere in the world. No more versioning errors, no more exports and back-and-forth. Get rid of drag and lag time to move projects forward faster.

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA is a SaaS and PaaS solution, which means your subscription includes security, updates, maintenance, collaborative platform capabilities and access to rapidly expandable cloud computing resources.

Get rid of the headache and risks associated with backups, software upgrades, and costly IT infrastructure so you can focus on what matters. With 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA on the cloud, your project is more traceable, more manageable, more stable and more secure.

Fast, intuitive design experience

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA is simple to use for both experts and casual users and empowers teams of any size to accelerate their product development process. The powerful features of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA will enable you to expand innovation, get products to market faster and climb to the top of tough, competitive markets.

Decrease the time you spend looking for information by 30%

Customizable dashboards & widgets | Work more efficiently by choosing the information that’s relevant to you.

Save as much as 40% of your engineering time

Knowledgeware & MBSE | Find the optimal solution to each new design challenge by referring to previous designs and analyses

Evaluate 3 times more design alternatives

Explore more ideas and disruptive engineering solutions with the power of automation and generative design.

Reduce overhead by up to 90%

Easily find and reuse data, preventing waste and rework. Remove the need for manual extraction and translation of data

Operational within as little as a day

Rapid deployment | Get started quickly with minimal fuss and configuration.

Why should you switch from CATIA v5 to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA?

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA lets you use the most up-to-date CATIA features with greater flexibility:

  • Work on CATIA anywhere, including mobile devices.
  • Data and applications are always up-to-date for your whole team, anywhere in the world.
  • Share models and data across engineering domains without ever needing to send, convert or export files.
  • Boost computing power with HPC on the cloud to open and process large assemblies faster.
  • Add new apps and add-ons for design, engineering, manufacturing, PLM and project management.

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Watch these short demos to see the rich features of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA

CATIA Jewel Talk.  Discover 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA User Interface. (25 minutes 12)

CATIA Jewel Talk. 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Connected Engineering (37 minutes 46)

CATIA Jewel Talk. Smart Assembly Design (24 minutes 19)

CATIA Jewel Talk. Advanced Kinematics and Motion Analysis (19 minutes 56)

Frequently Asked Questions about moving to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA

The upgrade process from CATIA v5 typically takes a day. Contact our experts to get a personalized evaluation.

Hardware and software requirements are the same as for any typical CAD application. Specific network requirements depend on the number of users accessing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and on each customer’s usage.

As with any graphics-intensive application, a better graphics card will deliver better processing speed. Please don’t hesitate to consult our technical team for further details.

Yes! When your team moves from CATIA v5 to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, they’ll get access to training courses and onboarding so they can master the new interface.

Further advanced training on specific skillsets is available in our education offers.

We’re very glad you chose CATIA for your design needs! We provide special offers to deliver a higher ROI on our solutions and support your migration from v5 to 3DEXPERIENCE. Get in touch with our experts to find out how we can help.

You will never be charged for any upgrades or new releases in 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA as long as your subscription is active! As for other SaaS solutions, we run regular maintenance and upgrades which entail limited downtime. Your subscription includes upgrades and new releases for all your Dassault Systèmes SaaS applications.

Yes, cybersecurity and data security are extremely important to Dassault Systèmes. We have designed 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA to be more secure than many on-premise solutions, with robust DRP / BCP (Data Recovery Plans and Business Continuity Plans).

Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud and all of the solutions that run in the 3DEXPERIENCE, including CATIA, are monitored 24/7 by our cybersecurity experts. We apply multiple security controls at the application and platform level, using best practices based on OWASP and NIST.

For further information, please refer to our Cloud Security Whitepaper. Cloud Security Whitepaper.

As long as bandwidth is sufficient, each of your team members can access applications and data from anywhere in 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA, working on the same continuously updated data. You can work from the same office, or from different locations around the world with no interruptions or handoffs.

Team members can also take their work with them when they travel. Some of our users like to work in 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA in the train on the way to the office or take designs with them to meetings with investors or clients.

Multiple language options are available for global users.

Many of our SaaS customers do have their own IT infrastructure. The main benefit of adopting our SaaS solutions is that it speeds up their product development process. For instance, in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, they can connect CAD and PLM from end-to-end, collaborate seamlessly with their global supply chain, quickly deploy new applications, or dramatically accelerate their design cycle time with capabilities like simulation-driven design.

Most importantly, for many customers, our SaaS solutions offer a lower Total Cost of Ownership, thanks in part to back-end storage and backup infrastructure. Our SaaS solutions are designed to be more secure than many on-premise solutions, including DRP (Disaster Recovery Plans) and BCP (Business Continuity Plans) to a higher standard than what many businesses could achieve when running their own cybersecurity.

Finally, with our SaaS solutions, you’re always using the latest release, with the most up-to-date features, with no upgrade charges for the lifetime of your subscription.

Yes! 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud are available in English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese.

3DEXPERIENCE CATIA is a SaaS solution available through a subscription model. Purchasing seats provides access to both CATIA applications and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud for a specific period of time, following which you can choose whether or not to renew your subscription.

Subscription costs vary depending on the applications and computing resources you need. This helps us improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our customers and gives you more flexibility in your business operations.

Additional solutions and applications, like ICEM Surf, xGenerativeDesign, multi-physics simulation, can easily be added when you need them.

For some applications requiring intensive computing resources, like rendering and simulation, we offer cost-effective cloud credits so customers only pay for what they need.

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