CATIA

RATING:

4.6

(209)

About CATIA

CATIA is a computer-aided design and engineering software designed to help systems architects, construction professionals, designers, engineers, and equipment manufacturers in small and midsized businesses develop 3D product models. The application can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Key features include 3D natural sketching, subdivision and class-A surface modeling, reverse engineering, and 3D printing. CATIA solution involves CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and CATIA V5, which help designers conduct activities related to system modeling and simulation. It provides access to advanced design and styling tools, which facilitate surface sophistication and virtual prototyping. Additionally, the 3D dashboard helps drive business intelligence by letting administrators compar...

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CATIA Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for CATIA

1 - 5 of 209 Reviews

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James

Verified reviewer

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2018

CATIA software has provided me best ways for development and it is easy to model complex designs.

PROS

CATIA is an excellent software that has make our job work too easier. CATIA software offers large number of functionalities that is linked with other CAD softwares.With best manufacturing tool opportunity,it enables us to design complex parts. CATIA provides the fantastic space for user.It has unique fuctions for designing products. Moreover one can simulate the production.

CONS

Learning curve of CATIA software is quite higher and it is indeed most intuitive software.In the beginning it's layout seems to be quite difficult but when we have good command on basic functions then CATIA becomes easier for us within a few days and it can be done quite efficiently. Sometimes CATIA software takes a lot of time in downloading files but it is a minor issue.

Anonymous

1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2022

Most Powerful CAD software for design

Using the FEA analysis on CATIA resulted on more accurate results than other options that we used, drafting module also let you build more flexible drawings.

PROS

Using CATIA for designing automotive parts gives you the posibility to perform different type of analysis to research how different conditions will affect the designed part very accurate.

CONS

It is very complicated to perform some operations that are rather easy using other CAD software.

Reasons for switching to CATIA

The analysis tools and surface feature modules are most complex and let you perform operations that with Solidworks you can not.

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Moustafa Medhat

Verified reviewer

Medical Devices, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed July 2022

My Review of CATIA

My overall experience with CATIA is not much good and the program needs a lot of improvements.

PROS

I like that CATIA is simple and doesn't need much expertise in order to master it. CATIA allows importing files in different extensions and works smoothly with them. Also, I like the shortcuts of CATIA which saves me a lot of time.

CONS

I don't like the limited features that CATIA offers as i can't deal with solid structures or metal structures. Also, CATIA is not for professional use because it doesn't have any support community and lacks collaborative tools.

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Stéfano

Verified reviewer

Consumer Goods, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2020

Awesome solution fitted for your part and assembly design needs

CATIA works well for modeling complex designs and dealing with assemblies, and also helping with analysis for production line assembly and manufacturing through stamping, molding, injection, and others. CATIA also integrates very well with Teamcenter, the PLM software which we use in our company, making it easy to upload files and dealing with approval processes for new designs - although the time it takes for loading parts and saving could be reduced to improve productivity.

PROS

Easy modeling with production steps in mind; Surface modeling is pretty intuitive and makes possible to design complex geometries faster; Model edit is practical, making possible to edit a geometry parameter and rerun the program to have the new parameters ready; CATIA works very well for assemblies too, it makes possible to easily attach parts and bind specific parameters, also to hide parts that are not desirable for the analysis.

CONS

The software is pretty heavy, even with computers designed for heavy-duty loads, resulting in long wait times to load files and make changes, reducing productivity; User Interface is not that friendly, too many features which can get confusing.

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Ajoob

Verified reviewer

Chemicals, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2022

Accurate and best design software for design engineers.

The CATIA helps our organization to create part modelling and assembly modelling as per requirements with short period of time. We can do the analysis of the design helps us to avoid problems during production. The designs can be easily edited according to changes in specifications is the most useful feature.

PROS

The CATIA is one of the best software for designing engineering drawings as per specifications with great accuracy. The software is helpful for design the products in 2d and 3d. We can do part modelling as well as assembly modeling with realtime editing is a great feature. The software help our organization to create design of the products within short period of time.

CONS

We didn't noticed any missing feature during our use.