is a software package from Dassault Systèmes. It allows manufacturers to simulate all the industrial design processes, from the pre-project phase, through detailed design, analysis, simulation, assembly and maintenance.
Acronym for Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application. Dassault SystÃ¨mes' PLM solution for digital product definition and simulation. Totally integrated with DELMIA, ENOVIA, and SMARTEAM, CATIA enables users to tailor product development according to their industry-specific requirements. With CATIA, users simulate the entire range of industrial design processes from marketing and initial concept to product design, analysis, assembly and maintenance. An industry standard today, CATIA has been Dassault SystÃ¨mes' flagship solution since the company's creation in 1981. In that year, Dassault SystÃ¨mes entered into a strategic partnership with IBM to distribute CATIA worldwide. In 1999, CATIA became the most popular product development system in the world through the market's wide adoption of the digital mockup process.