Composites Designer and Manufacturer – CDL – Extension

The two core design solution, CATIA Composites Design and CATIA Composites Manufacturing preparation which are both integrated in the 3DExperience platform, allows designers to optimize composite design steps while composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage which reducing design time in order to design complex production-ready composites and mass-produce composites parts.

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.

All shop floor processes can be virtually simulated and optimized upfront to reduce costly scrapping of parts, whether for Lay-up simulation, Laser Projection, NC, Tape Laying or Resin Injection.

Ready-to-use outputs helps composites manufacturers to industrialize composites parts with powerful process-oriented tools.



Composites Designer & Manufacturer is an extension to the Mechanical roles, to design and industrialize composites parts – combining Composites Design and Composites Manufacturing Preparation apps, with the addition of the Converter for STEP MultiDiscipline.

  • Industry-proven design approaches
  • Ply modeling tools based on associative 3D features
  • Complex surface modeling tools
  • Best-in-class solid and IML
  • Advanced Producibility Analysis
  • Knowledge design automation
  • Associative engineering drawings
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration
  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation
  • Output to major shopfloor systems
  • High level of knowledge and automation
  • Associative shopfloor documentation
  • Engineering deliverables and DMU integration