The collaborative and integrated CATIA Composites Engineering environment fosters the rapid creation of innovative composite parts for the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and shipbuilding industries. Designers can work concurrently on the same design, while composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage, dramatically shortening design time.
In addition to the zones and tapers approach, two new approaches, grid design and solid slicing, have been developed for a variety of industries. The design of aerospace barrels, boat hulls, and wind turbine blades can particularly benefit from the grid design approach to mate better with structural parts. The solid slicing approach is especially beneficial to optimize composite design steps for aerospace engine turbine blades, energy structural elements, and reengineering of metal parts.