CATIA V5 Machining surpasses all the existing industry proven suites of NC Manufacturing applications. CATIA V5 Machining delivers best-in-class products and solutions that enable manufacturing industries to plan, detail, simulate and optimize their machining activities to build better products.

Main Features

High efficiency in part programming

Thanks to tight integration between tool path definition and computation, tool path verification and output creation the user can boost production quality by machining the right part, first time.

Effective change management

Offers a high level of associativity between product engineering and manufacturing processes and resources (PPR) so companies can manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better and reduce the length of the design to manufacturing cycle.

High level of automation and standardization

By integrating the pervasive knowledgeware capabilities of CATIA V5 (in manufacturing intent and macro storage, for example), NC products allow the capture of skills and reuse of proven manufacturing knowledge and avoid repetition.

Optimised tool paths and reduced machining time

CATIA V5 NC products offer a wide set of flexible high-speed machining operations such as concentric roughing, Z-level milling, spiral milling and 5-axis flank contouring. This decreases the time needed to execute shop floor operations.

Easy to learn and easy-to-use products

As a result of an intuitive user interface, users are trained faster and then use the full breadth of CATIA V5. Ease of use brings hard fun!

Reduced administration costs and skills efforts

CATIA V5 Machining solution can be used as a single system to cover a wide set of integrated applications, fom lathe to 5-axis milling. This allows companies to institute strong, manageable and long-term partnerships with their CATIA CAM supplier.

CATIA – NC Machine Tool Builder

Unique environment for machine tool definition and peripheral resource (tool and pallet changers) in support of NC programming and simulation.

Product Highlights

  • Single user interface to completely define the NC Machines
  • Support for technological information definition as required by NC detailing
  • Ability to assign post processor and controller emulator information as required by post processing and simulation
  • Validate the defined kinematics, travel limits, tool change positions
  • Save machine along with all its attributes in the Manufacturing Hub
  • Ability to reuse D5 Virtual NC machine geometry and kinematics

CATIA – NC Machine Tool Simulation

Upfront integrated environment for machine and material removal simulation based on tool path or ISO code during machining operation definition.

Product Highlights

  • Automatic mounting of workpiece and machine setup validation
  • Integrated simulation of NC machine motions and material removal based on tool paths or ISO code
  • Synchronized display of ISO code during ISO based simulation
  • Easy collision queue setup and detection
  • Checking of travel limits of the machine tool
  • Distance and Band Analysis
  • Accurate cycle time calculation

CATIA – NC Manufacturing Review (1) & (2)

Access, visualize, and browse 3D NC Manufacturing data from CATIA V5.

Product Highlights

  • Infrastructure for all CATIA V5 P1 NC programming products
  • Tool path verification including many display options
  • Tool path edition and creation of shopfloor documentation
  • Browse and review of CATIA V5 part operations
  • Import and review of APT files, CL files or ISO code
  • Collaborative solution to optimize PLM solutions strengths

CATIA – Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant

Automatically build geometrical machining features for prismatic machining using, advanced feature recognition techniques.

Product Highlights

  • Automatically creates all prismatic geometrical machining features of a design part for milling and drilling machining
  • Locally creates a prismatic geometrical machining feature of a design part for milling and drilling machining
  • Integrates geometrical machining features into the Prismatic Machining product
  • Manages the recognition of machining features in the manufacturing view (presentation, editing, highlighting)

CATIA – Prismatic Machining (1) & (2)

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machining 3D parts, using 2.5-axis milling and drilling operations.

Product Highlights

  • Full set of 2.5 axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition
  • Quick tool path definition thanks to an intuitive user interface
  • Flexible management of tools stored in file-based tool catalogs
  • Quick tool path verification with various display options
  • Associativity with CATIA design parts for efficient change management

CATIA – 3-Axis Surface Machining

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machining 3D parts using 3-axis surface machining operations.

Product Highlights

  • Full set of 3-axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition
  • Flexible management of tools stored in file-based tool catalogs or in external tool databases
  • High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
  • Tool path verification by material removal simulation and analysis of the in-process part
  • Associativity with CATIA design parts for efficient change management

CATIA – Multi-Axis Surface Machining

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machining 3D parts using multi-axis surface machining operations.

Product Highlights

  • Multi-axis machining of multiple surfaces with full collision avoidance using various tool path styles
  • Multi-axis machining of multiple curves using various tool path styles
  • Various tool axis strategies including dynamic lead/lag and tilt angle
  • Supports material removal simulation in multi-axis mode
  • Complementary product to CATIA – 3-Axis Surface Machining 2 (SMG)

CATIA – Multi-pocket Machining

Provide highly productive global rough to finish machining strategies for structural prismatic multi-cavity parts.

Product Highlights

  • Global and automatic machining strategy for multi-cavity parts
  • High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
  • Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change management

CATIA – Advanced Machining

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machining complex 3D parts within a single workbench including nearly all 2.5-axis to 5-axis machining technologies.

Product Highlights

  • Accurate tool path definition through a full set of milling operations from 2.5-axis up to 5-axis and axial machining operations
  • Flexible management of tools stored in file-based tool catalogs or in external tool databases
  • High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
  • Tool path verification by material removal simulation and analysis of the in-process part
  • Associativity with CATIA design parts for efficient change management

CATIA – Lathe Machining (1) & (2)

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machining 3D cylindrical parts on a lathe, using 2-axis lathing and drilling operations.

Product Highlights

  • Powerful 2-axis turning and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition
  • Flexible tool management through tool catalogs
  • Quick tool path verification with various display options
  • Seamless NC data generation
  • Associativity with CATIA design parts for efficient change management

CATIA – Multi-Slide Lathe Machining

Easily define NC programs dedicated to machine parts on multi-slide lathe machining centers with multiple turrets and spindles.

Product Highlights

  • Optimize the use and the productivity of lathe center machines
  • Delivers smart steering synopsis for turning and/or milling operations synchronization
  • Help to manage program quality through review Time Based Replay capabilities
  • High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
  • Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change management

CATIA – NC Manufacturing Verification

Easily validate machining processes and analyze the accuracy of machined parts.

Product Highlights

  • Advanced verification capabilities for 5-axis positioning and machining
  • Graphical comparison of machined part and design part
  • Graphical visualization of clashes between tool / tool holder / shank and part or fixtures
  • Measurement of machined parts, including pick-point analysis
  • Generation of reports containing information on machining times and collision details

CATIA – STL Rapid Prototyping (1) & (2)

Help to generate and repair meshes to obtain machinable mock-ups. It is designed for the rapid prototyping of machines working with STL files as input.

Product Highlights

  • Creation of STL files from CAD data or V5 parts
  • Accurate tessellation with control of the sag value and maximum length of edges
  • Import of existing STL files in binary or ASCII and IGES format
  • Checking the quality of existing meshes
  • Basic tools to repair and modify meshes
  • Export of standard binary STL file