Composites Braiding Designer – CBA

The Composites Braiding Role provides an advanced braiding fiber simulation and allows designers to visualize fiber paths on complex surfaces and optimize machine parameters to achieve desired fiber orientations.

Composites Braiding Designer also ensures correct mandrel generation to guarantee correct fiber volume fractions to minimize mass, and provides a consistent virtual process chain to automate the existing manual braiding processes planning.

The overall value is to allow quicker manufacturing setup, fewer physical prototypes and higher quality braided production parts.



Accelerate the design of composites parts by simulating the braiding manufacturing process

  • Ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features
  • Optimized braiding machine parameters and Material parameters to meet mechanical requirements
  • Advanced Braiding Producibility Analysis
    • Prediction and visualization of fiber paths on complex surfaces using an advanced simulation environment.
    • Mesh parameters control during simulation for more accuracy
    • Several Braiding Producibility Analysis tool (deviation, coverage, thickness, concavity, …) with analysis result control
  • Accurate automatic mandrel shape generation without physical prototyping
    • Mesh parameters control during mandrel shape generation



Collaborative Innovation (CNV) and Collaborative Sharing (PCS)


Included Apps

  • CATIA Composites Braiding
  • CATIA Generative Shape Design
  • CATIA FreeStyle Shape Analysis
  • CATIA Generative Shape Develop
  • CATIA Assembly Design
  • CATIA Part Design
  • CATIA Drafting
  • CATIA 2D Layout for 3D Design
  • CATIA 3D Templates Capture
  • CATIA Engineering Templates Reuse
  • CATIA Know-how Reuse
  • SIMULIA Material Definition
  • CATIA Product Structure Design
  • CATIA Weight Analysis
  • CATIA 3D Printing
  • Converter for IGES
  • Converter for STEP Multidiscipline
  • CATIA Shape Healing
  • ENOVIA Design Review
  • ENOVIA Interference Check
  • ENOVIA Interference Finder