Composites Designer – CDE

CATIA Composites Designer role allows designers to optimize composite design steps while composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage which reducing design time.

Furthermore, designers during the preliminary design can choose industry-proven design approach to mate better with structural parts. For example: the grid design approach can be benefit for the design of aerospace barrels, boat hulls, and wind turbine blades.

It also enables designers to automatically optimize plies during detailed design with dedicated features and easily simulate how the part behaves structurally or what is going to happen on the shop floor with outputs generation.



A comprehensive set of process-oriented applications, on a single integrated platform,  to efficiently manage composites design on complex surfaces.

  • Industry-proven design approaches
    • Preliminary grid & zone design
  • Ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features
  • Complex surface modeling tools
  • Best-in-class solid and IML
    • ITA and Junction lines control
    • Core elevation
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis
    • Real-Time fiber deposit deviation analysis (Dynamic Draping)
    • Fiber deposit strategies control
  • Knowledge design automation
  • Associative engineering drawings
    • Visualization of plies normal vector
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration
    • Drawings with Generative view style and annotation templates
    • Review results export



Collaborative Innovation (CNV) and Collaborative Sharing (PCS)


Included Apps

  • CATIA Composites Design
  • 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