CATIA V5 Web-based Learning Solutions (WLS) is an easy-to-use learning and support system. It provides all the required information and training in one source for maximum assured productivity of the user community.

Main Features

Continuous learning

The CATIA Web based Learning Solutions (WLS) offers just-in-time training and information, right at the user's desktop, minimizing the requirement for standard instructor led classes.

Easy deployment

Combining Internet/Intranet standards and client/server architecture, the CATIA Web based Learning Solutions is very easily deployed and administered within a company and may also be installed as stand alone.

From short learning sessions ("skillets") to full courses

All CATIA users, from occasional to expert, can benefit from the WLS products whether to learn just one new skill at a time with the 20 minutes "skillet" approach (i.e. the skill learning applet) or a whole new workbench with the course approach.

Open for company customization

Thanks to the WLS product called Companion Development Studio, companies can customize the standard WLS products by changing or adding their own exercises for example or even developing their own courses focusing on their specific methodologies.

Get the benefits of CATIA products in your own language

Each product of the Web based Learning Solutions (WLS) includes the User Companion Desktop that is required to display the learning resources (see more details). Each WLS product gives access to a given set of courses corresponding to a common CATIA configuration.

User Companion for CATIA V4 Mechanical Design Product

Discover & learn CATIA V4 products with Companion: CATIA Object Manager (COM), Dynamic Sketcher (DYS), 3D Wireframe (WF3), 2D Wireframe & Annotations (DR2), Exact Solids (SOE), Draw Space Integration (DRS), Drafting (DRA).

Product Highlights

  • Ideally suited to learn the CATIA V4 Solid Based Design or SBD configurations capabilities
  • Beside many skillets, job aids, and exercises adapted to the products of this configuration, the CATIA User Companion for V4 Mechanical Design provides prepackaged courses
  • Runs on the same desktop as any other CATIA V5 User Companion

User Companion for CATIA Mechanical Design

User Companion for CATIA Mechanical Design builds up V5 Mechanical Design skills from Fundamentals to the expert level.

Product Highlights

  • Contents updated with each new release
  • Companion is an integrated solution available at any time
  • Course flow is process-structured
  • Leverages users’ skills from fundamentals to expert level
  • Prepares to 2 Certification levels: Specialist and Expert
  • Advanced courses includes complex capabilities for experienced CATIA users
  • Rich database of exercises to provide users with a wide variety of industrial parts and cases, including methodology
  • Material for instructors to best use Companion in a classroom environment

User Companion for CATIA Hybrid Design

User Companion for CATIA Hybrid Design leverages V5 Mechanical Designers from Surface basics to expert level.

Product Highlights

  • Contents updated in a release agenda
  • Companion is an integrated solution available at any time
  • Course flow is process-based
  • Prepares to Certification exams
  • Database of exercises to provide users with a wide variety of industrial parts and cases, including dedicated methodology
  • Material for instructors to best use Companion in a classroom environment
  • Complements the Surface Design course embedded in CATIA User Companion for Mechanical Design

User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis

User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis optimizes mechanical design by learning how to apply Structural Analysis on a single part.

Product Highlights

  • User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis teaches a detailed methodology to optimize structural analysis implementation in the design process
  • 2 master exercises allow the user to practice on 2 analysis case studies: a static analysis and a frequency analysis
  • As an Electronic Performance System Support, User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis is the everyday companion for analysis implementation

User Companion for CATIA Extended Structural Analysis

User Companion for CATIA Extended Structural Analysis optimizes mechanical design by learning how to apply Structural Analysis on a single part.

Product Highlights

  • User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis teaches a detailed methodology to optimize structural analysis implementation in the design process
  • 2 master exercises allow the user to practice on 2 analysis case studies: a static analysis and a frequency analysis
  • As an Electronic Performance System Support, User Companion for CATIA Structural Analysis is the everyday companion for analysis implementation

User Companion for CATIA Sheet Metal

User Companion for CATIA Sheet Metal – Design of a sheet metal part using associative feature-based modelling.

Product Highlights

  • Comprehensive process coverage
  • Learning process reinforced with videos, simulations and quizzes
  • Ample exercise time
  • Contents updated at each release

CATIA – Companion Development Studio

CATIA – Companion Development Studio allows you to develop and customize training material in a Companion environment.

Product Highlights

  • WYSIWYG Environment to develop Companion skillets and courses
  • Supports the standard authoring tools on the market
  • Seamless interoperability with MS PowerPoint and MS Word.
  • Reuse standard WLS products skillets
  • Integrated editors for Windows & Unix compatible interactive learning components
  • A scalable architecture for development
  • Integrated configuration control to manage version and languages
  • Integrate html compliant legacy data