Validate the legal compliance of your vehicle design and architecture in CATIA
Vehicle Compliance is a compulsory part of Automotive and Aircraft design.
CAVA (CATIA Automotive Extensions Vehicle Architecture) provides the solution to efficiently and confidently validate the compliance of your vehicle design and architecture against international standards and regulations.
Available as a CATIA V5 or 3DEXPERIENCE enhancement, CAVA is successfully used by OEMs and suppliers world-wide and can be installed as a complete solution or as individual sub products for specific application areas. The various CAVA products analyse crucial vehicular data such as impact zones, driver visibility, passenger positions, and windscreen wiper areas.
Select a relevant standard easily from a list within the platform to check your vehicle model against. No need to leave the platform to locate guidelines or to make any subsequent design changes in order to meet requirements following a compliance failure.
The ability to build, validate and amend digital vehicle models within one platform eliminates the need for costly physical prototypes to be created.
Keep the key design parameters and analysis features integrated in the design data during complete development cycle.
Homologation divisions receive reliable and validated data from product development, ensuring the compliance of legal provisions throughout the whole process. More efficient procedures of system analyses and type approval testing.
CAVA is available as a complete product or as individual sub products for specific application areas:
With specific use cases successfully applied in the aerospace industry, CAVA for Aerospace enables the calculation of vision fields and obscuration plots of cameras and sensors on an aircraft, directly within the CAD system.
In a recent project, we saved close to 1000 design hours versus traditional methodologies in the first year alone thanks to CAVA Vision.
The implementation of CAVA at Ford Motor Company started in 2007 and was seamlessly integrated into the global company system of CATIA V5. Today, about 100 CAVA users around the world work with the software for global product management in the US, Brazil, Germany, UK, Turkey, Australia, China and India. It is rolled out in several departments.