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Dassault Systemes
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EPA: DSY.PA
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1981
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$3,427
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Design Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The user interface of CATIA is top-notch. Catia has the best in clash modeling tools when it comes to 3D modeling. The most important feature of CATIA is the Generative shape design I use it a lot. It also has a number of other modules to help with every industrial requirement. CATIA has more advanced features where software lags. The upside of CATIA is it has a number of user modules for different purposes of users like Part design, Sheetmetal Design, Wiring harness design, Mold design, and many More. CATIA is the more stable software from so many years and still Engineering team continuously involving in new future-ready features like 3D experience in Catai. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

CATIA user interface is old not seems like the latest one they are using the same user interfaces for so many years but this is the more stable interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start using CATIA is very user-friendly and has a segment-leading accuracy level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyday products we use in our day to day life we can Design those products in CATIA very accurately. CATIA has the best in class visualization interface we can view products before manufacturing and address the problems related to that product and can eliminate those to have the best product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Student
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is best software available in market. It is best for all kinds of modelling like solid, sheet and surface modelling. I can effectively design a outer surface of cars, where none other software is capable as catia is. It enables easy drafting and billing of materials. It has capable analysing tools. If I had carry analysis in other software it gives option to convert file into iges format, which is read by all analysis software. It has good rendering options too. It has best service team to explain and sort out if any problem occurs. Therefore it is best software available, where CAD, CAE and CAM can be done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since it has many tool it will require some time to master all its tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Catia is answer to all the design functions and tools, where all experts recommend it and so does me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to design CAD models for professors as research assistant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Software can handle big files with ease and do not require heavy hardware Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Software isnvery expensive and does not have all features which other software provide in standard variant. Have to purpose module to have other common features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are into surfacing Catia is best otherwise go for other CAD software like solid works which is cheaper and use friendly with all required features in standard module Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Catia is very much good as compared to other CAD software behen it comes to surface Design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Design Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

*Best tool for Automotive industry.

*Complex geometry can be easily created with surface tool.

*it has many integration for PLM.

*Sketching and Rendering are one of the best and easy to work.

* the 3D environment allows stakeholders and users to participate in the design process.

*It keeps in mind manufacturing process . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

*unlike others it doesnt tell you what an option does when u select it. Ex. circle - select a point to draw.

*There is no proper search for a particular options.

*There is no pack and go option for an assembly to copy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

*It is best software for Automotive domain and for surface industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

*It help to solve complex geometry with surface tool easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Development Engineer Jr
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Senior Design Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

1. Best for surface modelling compared to other 3d tools

2. Good user interface

3. Best for Boolean operation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Icons are old, need new icons.

2. converting step from CAT product takes long time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best tool for auto industries Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Kinematics analysis

2. Surface modelling with editable spline and curve

3. Formulated sketch

4. Automotive mechanism cable curvature radius calculation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CATIA has a versatile work environment and tons of features that enables one create virtually any desired project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit complicated to use at first and there's a slight learning curve to it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's slightly tricky to use at first, but once you get the gist of it, it's really a delight to use and solve all your problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CATIA helps in designing virtually any product as required and it understands the user input very well to produce the desired output every time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The overall experience has been excellent. I usually use the part design and assembly deign workbenches. It is very easy to design and edit solid parts imported from almost any formats. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At times, the Sketcher workbench can be a bit user-unfriendly. For example, thereis no tool to join or combine multiple lines or curves like in Solid Edge or SolidWorks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are also other alternatives available in the market. Choose the one which you are comfortable using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have modelled several 3D parts and carried out various part assemblies with Catia v5. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Recruiter
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to draw models. Lot of choices in drawing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Needs good processor, takes all the ram. Needs graphics card otherwise the system will be slow. Takes big space in hard disk and it's saved files are very large in bytes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Catia is easier than NX. Only the use of mouse buttons differ. But easy to learn.

But it doesn't have bright colors like NX.

The tools are very similar to all other 3d softwares.

Some tools are very useful while other software don't have them at all.

I recommend catia for designing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing products for trucks. Easy to design and view the 3d model of the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MSc Student
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Catia has tools that are very fast and will provide easy to use for users in aviation and automotive applications.

It provides the opportunity to make desired designs in curved areas by making changes on the model in geometry surface studies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface of the program is quite complex and it challenges users in their projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If there are design activities required for high technology, CATIA gives you the opportunity to make designs close to the best by offering you all its possibilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My models had to be simplified so that I could analyze the interior and exterior trim parts of the vehicle. This software helped me to clean the small radius in the geometry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Design Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We can work in hybrid mode easy to switch from one mode to other Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Licesnse cost mayb high, otherwise it's good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the most used software in automotive and aerospace industries, so you can pick CATIA without any doubt Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do package study in assembly design, it's easy for me to to check the tolerance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer 1
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Have most user friendly features and options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no features to say negative about Catia. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good recommendation for modelling and drafting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To draft the 2-D views as per the requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CATIA fully responds to product development processes, from their specification and design to the production line, in an associative and integrated way. in addition to being a multiplatform software that supports all stages of product development and creation, it also offers several tools that help to create projects correctly the first time, thus ensuring project agility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s expensive but still worth!

It doesn’t run on Mac! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

as an engineer I use 3D modeling tools to define a complete mechanical product, including functional tolerances, 3D annotations, as well as kinematics analysis.

The predefined CATIA processes allow me to have greater and better productivity, not only in the ease of carrying out the mechanical design, but also in reducing the time to make the 3D modeling changes.

Finding ways to shorten design-production cycles is a key priority for industrial companies. The necessary solution must be highly productive and flexible, promoting collaboration, even in a broad geographical context and allowing design changes with controlled impacts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can create 3D models easily, also drawings and save DXF files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You need multiple licenses for different tasks . example to extract surfaces and then unfold Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aerospace tasks such as design parts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's user interface is more appealing, compared to other 3d modeling softwares. It can be run on very lean PCs also, unlike other softwares of its kind, which require a powerful PC.

It has a lot of options available, which add to the properties of modeling.

Kinematics is one of the things, which precisely animates the assembled machine.

Assembling is also easy, as well as drafting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it requires time to settle, while dealing with very complex assemblies, or while analysing load and force during Finite element analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simple

Reliable

Easily available Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quicker 3d modeling

Quicker assembling of parts

Realistic animations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Service Advisor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The interface is so good and designing is time friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Surfacing tools are complicated and not enough tutorials to learn Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Catia is mostly used to design automobile parts, complicated structure, and surfacing. So choose wisely the software before buying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

these should be more tutorials to use this software. even the company should take care of tutorials so all students can get access for free Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Interface, handy toolbars, ease of usage, surface commands, save management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Taking Links from previous sessions by default. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Save management is the only quirky thing which to be focused. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Checking Center of Gravity for huge structures, which enables to check design criteria. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Design Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This unique industrial designing tool, has all the necessary features which are involved in various designs from surface creating to 3D parts modeling for the Mechanical projects and others.

It also provides the user with fully loaded Library with all the materials required on different CATIA designing and drawing projects. With this product, user can easily access several CATIA functions on designing process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No major issues with CATIA performance. if the user has the necessary designing knowledge to use the tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For the quality Mechanical 3D designs and other industrial drawings, CATIA is the best choice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy creating and modeling of different Mechanical 3D parts and other other product designs with great quality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Analyst
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very comfortable to use in laptop compare to other software..more number of shortcut tool bar is very comfortable to create parts.it is occupied less amount of internal storage.easily to find out our mistake to shown.To measure three dimensional solids very easy.manipulate tree, easy to rotate and move to correct position. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In assembly design is difficult to understand.it is not user friendly compare to solid works.some commands not shown in constrain dialogue box.very irritate unwanted notification in the middle of working. beginner Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes try to explore on it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

grove option is very helpful to create nut and bolt parts to compare other software .and also multi section cut option very useful to create perfect solid parts.then manipulate option is very flexible tool to assemble multi number parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Master's Degree Student in Aerospace Engineering
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Obviously the generative shape design environment. Much better than in other softwares altough most CAD softwares do not even include this feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The regular features like part design, assembly, and drawing could be more user-friendly but the surface modelling abilities compensate these deficiencies. Error messages are not detailed enough so they do not really help in problem solving. Furthermore the processing is too "mathematic" so there is no room for mistakes means even a straight line has to be constrained properly. At the end this helps to achieve perfect quality but takes a lot of work and patience. It is not possible the change some important default settings for example controls of rotation, zoom, and drag. I would like to use other mouse controls so it can be annoying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly problems regarding to aerospace industry including aircraft parts and aerodynamic shapes. This software is the best solution in case of these problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Catia has one of the best design tools to offer in the market. This software is used for designing detailed parts such as engines, electrical parts, thermal and hydro power systems. It is one of the best software to design 3d modelling and rendering. You can add material texture to the model and different effects for realistic modelling. Converting 2D drawing to 3D drawing and vice versa can be quite easily done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has one of the most complicated user interface. It requires a lot of tweaking and adjustments to use and handle the software. The interface and tools are not very intuitive as compared to other software. It is one of the costliest design software and is not suitable for small scale industry or for average users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a CAD software to design complex parts or assemblies then this is the right software for you. It is a good software just a little complex interface to use and getting used to. An experienced user required for better output of the software. It is a costly software as far as I know so I would recommend this software if you are willing to spend high amount on it and the output you will be getting using this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Converting 2D drawings to 3D drawing got a lot simpler. Some parts manufactured by my company were intricate so any other software could not be used for accomplishing the design of the part. CATIA was the software used to design the intricate parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User friendly tools help to create cad quickly, solid modelling and surfacing both are very easy in catia. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

need to improve on some previous version for file support.

old version have some issue of sudden shut down Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best CAD design software which allows almost all platforms, surfacing , solid modelling and drawings etc.

can open many different file formats. There are many shortcut keys available which makes it user friendly and a quick tool to create concept cad.

Use this with team centre to have great experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

use this application for daily cad work, to design surfaces, solids designs.

Drawing and annotation in 3D, can provide material properties in cad which makes it easy to understand the material when anyone review the design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AutoCAD - computer aided design software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

CATIA is specially used for aircraft, automobile, motorcycle design.It is used for creating 3d model and also 2d model. CATIA software has better simulation and surfacing tool as compared to other design software.We can import models from different software and converted in to CATIA features. It has also powerful rendering tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find biggest dislike thing in CATIA is that it is too expensive for small and medium company to purchase the license. And also we pay more Money if we want some extra features. I find some difficulty when I used mouse function in CATIA software. And also we have to manually give dimension to each step it is difficult task for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think CATIA has better simulation so that we can used this software in automobile industry and also it is the user Friendly software so that I think it is good for primary user because they can easily learn this software. But it is so expensive to purchase license for CATIA so that we can't used this software in small project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this software in my company's project. When I was worked on self balancing robot project and it was very expensive and large project so first of all we make manual 2d design for it. But we find some difficulty in visualization and surfacing in this design so that I converted this 2d design in to 3d design with used of CATIA software because we know that CATIA is best software for surfacing and 3d visualization. And with the used of this software we make our project successfully without any errors and problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CATIA is the best the best software available in the market. this software is extensively used by mechanical engineers. it helps in automobiles industries to make 3D models of product. it is also used in aircraft industries. it is very powerful simulation tool. we can also import designs from different softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the biggest disadvantage in catia is, it is very difficult to work on it. this software is very expensive and for extra features more money is needed. it is not to user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

i would recommend this software to others. but before using you should get goog training of this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CATIA is very helpful to design a products. it is good compared to other software. the simulation of assemblies is the best part in this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Design Engineer
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It is used for generating CNC code for a particular mechanical engineering components. CATIA is multi platform software. In this software we easily create a orthographic view of the 3d model. CATIA has powerful rendering and simulation tool as compared to other design software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find most dislike thing in this software is that purchase licence for CATIA software because it is very expensive software. And also you need to pay extra fees for some advance features. sometime face problems in mouse function and give dimensions manually. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

According to my experience in this software I think it is best software for simulation and 3D modelling. It can design different parts and assemble them. It is user friendly software. But I suggested you that it is very expensive for small and medium project because purchasing licence for CATIA is very expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this software in my company's project. Me and my team worked on the project which is related to automatic pump which operate without any electricity. First of all we made 2d design for this project but we face many difficulty in this design so that we used CATIA software. And converted 2d design in to 3D design in CATIA software. And we solved our rendering, visulation and simulation related problems in this 3D design. And also create orthographic view for project. Finally made project successfully with used of CATIA software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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