Composites Manufacturer – CMF

The core manufacturing solution, CATIA Composites Manufacturer Preparation, integrated in the 3Dexperience® platform, enables composites designers to embed all composites manufacturing contraints in the design process in order to design complex production-ready composites and mass-produce composites parts.

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.



A powerful set of process oriented applications to industrialize complex composites parts before production.

  • Incorporate manufacturing constraints early in the process
    • Manufacturing skin swapping, material excess and 3D multi-splice functionalities, …
  • Best in class producibility analysis and flat pattern generation
    • Real-Time fiber deposit deviation analysis (Dynamic Draping)
    • Seed Point and Seed Curves control
    • Automate flat pattern generation
  • Output to major shopfloor systems
    • Export to nesting, and cutting or laser projection
  • High level of knowledge and automation
  • Associative shopfloor documentation
    • Visualization of plies normal vectors on drawing export
  • 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 Manufacturing Preparation
  • 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

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