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CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010



CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010


CATIA V6 redefines CAD from the purely physical product definition and expands it from digital mock-up to functional mock-up taking into account the multiple views that necessitates the up product development (i.e. requirement functional, logical and physical) . Designed to operate on requirement, a PLM 2.0 platform, CATIA V6 is a 3D collaborative solution linking designers and non non-CAD specialists. CATIA V6R2011x delivers complete support for automotive and aerospace fastening processes in an industry-first, fully integrated fashion across all PLM domains. It delivers an automated first, process for designing and developing flexible circuit boards, providing a collaborative design providing approach with electronic CAD systems via efficient design change management. The new CATIA Live Rendering solution progressively refines the rendering of a design as it is being manipulated until the desired level of photo photo-realistic visualization is achieved. CATIA Generative c 3D Wire Harness, a new product in V6R2011x, unifies in a single workflow the logical definition of wire harnesses and their physical mock mock-ups.
CATIA V6 OVERVIEW GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION Broaden CATIA usage beyond designers to casual users within and outside the engineering department. Ground-breaking collaboration tools enable 3D brainstorming within the community of PLM users, to reach a new level of innovation. LIFELIKE EXPERIENCE CATIA introduces a paradigm shift to enable first- life experience and bring 3D product design to life with unmatched realism. In addition, CATIA V6 offers compelling simplicity and efficiency with in-context 3D manipulators and natural 3D operations. SINGLE PLM PLATFORM FOR IP MANAGEMENT Harnesses collective intelligence, making the always up-to-date product definition accessible to the various communities from anywhere, at any time. Facilitates multi-discipline collaboration among designers, engineering users, and manufacturing users from one unique IP repository, making the company knowledgeware assets available for all participants. ONLINE CREATION AND COLLABORATION Reaches new disciplines with CATIA Systems and widens the traditional scope of CATIA to the requirements, functional, and logical views of the physical product in a collaborative manner. This allows for direct traceability of the product, from the beginning to end phases of creation. CATIA V6 delivers PLM objects that match collaborative design innovation, eliminating heavy assembly files, enabling true concurrent design, and eliminating the needs for high references management between part, drawing, and products. READY TO USE PLM BUSINESS PROCESSES Opens new opportunities for new industries such as consumer packaged goods, consumer goods, and high tech. The CATIA product portfolio continues to cover more industry processes. LOWER COST OF OWNERSHIP Protects the V5 investment; otects as a natural extension to V5, CATIA V6 ensures a smooth upgrade and short ramp ramp-up from V5 to V6. There is an easy transition to V6 with the use of the same modeler and readyto-use migration path. use

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

V6R2011x OVERVIEW CATIA SYSTEMS Create and enjoy stimulating learning experiences with CATIA Systems Engineering available in the education portfolio.

This enables casual users, visual ergonomics experts, or styling review participants to benefit from high quality interactive ray tracing that is fully integrated in CATIA V6. CATIA V6R2011x delivers top quality surfaces achievement for body work in the automotive industry, with superior user experience from CATIA Imagine & Shape.

configuration management plus manufacturing integration. ation.

Wizards help complement the users choice by providing consistent and express fastener creation on parts and assemblies. CATIA V6R2011x provides easy and robust assembly constraint management to deliver a superior design experience.

Academic communities step ahead with 3D virtual modeling & simulation of complex multi-physical systems using CATIA Systems Solutions. It is a cost effective solution for replacing physical with virtual benchmarks. CATIA SHAPE CATIA V6R2011x delivers a unified environment for rendering. CATIA Live Rendering is a new interactive, physically correct photorealistic rendering solution that complements CATIAs real-time rendering and photo studio realistic solution.

CATIA Imagine & Shape, the virtual clay modeler based on subdivision surface technology, delivers worldclass surface tools to address body shape details such as cutting face plus superior usability tools for designers. Designers take also advantage of real-time rendering visual feedback during the creation phase. This makes CATIA Imagine & Shape fully suitable for body design in automotive industry. CATIA MECHANICAL CATIA V6R2011x introduces 2 new products for fasteners that are fully integrated in the V6 PLM platform. CATIA V6R2011x delivers full support of automotive and aerospace fastening processes that includes concurrent engineering, lifecycle, change and

CATIA V6R2011x improves the ergonomy and usability for the management of assembly constraints. Their edition is fully immersed in 3D, with direct manipulation for optimum productivity. The robustness of engineering connections, grouping connected assembly constraints, p permits to cope with design changes in the product structure and ensures a fluent design to manufacturing process.

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

CATIA V6R2011x delivers mass and inertia decision making tools to support compliancys rules.

master without updates being automatically incorporated. The workspace owner decides when to promote his modifications to the master reference, and when to take into account modifications performed to the master data. CATIA EQUIPMENT CATIA V6R2011x introduces CATIA Flexible Circuit Board product to leverage the collaborative design of flexible circuit boards for the high tech and auto supply chain industries.

CATIA V6R2011x delivers efficient computation and optimization of the global weight and inertia of products. This allows for better performance and helps reduce the ecological footprint. A decision-making tool facilitates analysis of the weight distribution on the products components and gives valuable information for compliancy rules. CATIA V6R2011x integrates the designer workspace process for collaboration, enabling designers to proceed with their design investigations at their own pace.

CATIA Systems Generative 3D Wire Harness Design unifies the logical definition of a wire harness and its physical mockup in a single workflow. As a result, this increases collaboration between electrical system and 3D electrical designers. 3D physical wir harness and wire placement can be automatically generated from its 2D schematic logical and 3D space reservation definition. Overall design change management cost is dramatically reduced and quality is improved thanks to the tight coupling of both logical and physical aspects. CATIA V6R2011x enhances productivity and ergonomy for the design of pipes and tubes

Smaller and smarter products with more electronics require circuit boards designed on flexible supports. CATIA Flexible Circuit Board delivers a fully automated process for the design and development of electromechanical devices. It also provides a collaborative design approach with Electronic CAD systems (ECAD) via efficient design change management. CATIA V6R2011x provides automated 3D physical generation from 2D and 3D logical specifications and introduces the new CATIA Systems Generative 3D Wire Harness Design product.

Designers can now pursue complex design activities on a single product reference while controlling when changes are propagated between team members, facilitating their collaboration. The designer workspace enables designers to work on a stable reference of the

Piping and tubing within CATIA V6 is now fully functional for production use. Best practices have been captured across the aerospace and au automotive industries to deliver extended capabilities for the routing of pipes and tubes, enhancing both productivity and user experience.

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010



Across industries, products are getting increasingly complex, involving many more engineering disciplines, with the value shifting from the products themselves to the actual services demanding customers expect from these products. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING A collaborative system engineering methodology is critical to address these transformations. CATIA Systems uniquely captures, manages, and tracks product requirements with full traceability, ensuring that these early requirements are met accurately all along the product development cycle, from functional architecture and logical breakdown to physical design and testing. BEHAVIOR MODELING & SIMULATION With CATIA Systems, the components from multiple disciplines (such as mechanics, thermodynamics, and electricity including electronics) as well as the numerous interactions between them are modeled on a unique common platform to enable dynamic simulation of the complete system via a virtual prototype. The behavior of the product in operation is assessed while various design alternatives can be tested very early on.

Create and enjoy a stimulating learning experience with CATIA Systems Engineering available in the education portfolio Academic communities step ahead with 3D virtual modeling and simulation of complex multi-physical systems using CATIA Systems Solutions. Students usually learn how to design a complex system with a requirements analysis, a functional architecture, and a logical description of its behavior. By conducting these steps on CATIA, learning is easier as students can now experiment, debug, and validate the behavior of their system in 3D. The CATIA model of the system is not just a real time geometric animation. It actually reproduces the combined behavior of the physical product, the control software, the real time drivers input, the sensors, and the motors power. When ready, the program can be generated and the code uploaded to do tasks such as pilot a robot. Take benefit from the new Flexible Bodies Library The mechanical behavior of flexible bodies, defined as homogeneous beams, can be used within a multi-body system such as a leaf spring or a slider crank mechanism. Animated 2D diagrams give an immediate idea of dynamic behaviors

2D animated diagrams can now be displayed during the simulation of dynamic systems in the same manner as the currently available display of state logic systems. With this enhancement, system engineers can monitor system behavior at a glance. Increased productivity to model systems behavior DBM behavior models linked to 3D or knowledge properties are automatically synchronized when these characteristics are modified. This synchronization makes it possible for a systems engineer to avoid swa swapping from one editor to another to take into account the systems evolution. Systems engineer can engineers launch the execution of a systems experiment in batch mode This enhancement enables system engineers to prepare and launch many complex experiments in a batch, saving valuable computation time during a users daily work.

CATIA Shape provides industrial designers, Class A modelers, and mechanical engineers with a full suite of surfacing, reverse engineering, and visualization solutions to crea modify, create, and validate any type of complex innovative shapes and help streamline the transition and collaboration between Design, Class A and Engineering departments. From subdivision, styling, and Class A surfaces to mechanical functional

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

surfaces, CATIA Shape covers all the surface creation and modification needs. It also supports the complete reverse engineering process from the import of digitized data to the recovering and finalization/completion of high quality surfaces. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Combining a unique and intuitive virtual clay modeling approach with free-form surfaces, CATIA Shape is at the service of industrial designers and their creativity. Starting 3D ideation from scratch or from 2D sketches, industrial designers can manipulate shapes with unrivaled freedom, but also take full advantage of a true creativity accelerator to quickly explore and test many more ideas in the early conceptual phase. CATIA Shape also provides realtime visualization for instant evaluation and photorealistic Mental Ray rendering, allowing designers to make better and faster decisions MECHANICAL SURFACES CATIA Shape provides advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing, based on a powerful specificationdriven modeling approach. This solution brings high-end quality surface modeling for detailed designers and promotes efficient concurrent engineering between styling and engineering worlds in order to optimize the product design workflow. COMPOSITES Spanning from preliminary to engineering detailed design and manufacturing preparation, CATIA Shape provides unique capabilities

for designers of composites structures to work in dedicated design in-context environments to integrate structural, assembly, and manufacturing requirements early in the composites design process and thereby anticipate and avoid problems.

Provides real real-time materials previsualization for Imagine & Shape The pre-visualization visualization representation provided in the manipulation stage of Imagine & Shape is enhanced to allow a native report of materials and graphic attributes. Users are now able to manipulate a subdivision in context, more precisely and realistically deforming the shape because they can see a real time pre previsualization of the final result, including materials and shaders. Extends Imagine & Shape with a new comm ew command to create or edit a base mesh With this command, you can create a new base mesh or modify an existing one, enriching the possibilities of mesh modification with the management of n sides or faces. The command offers various tools for modifying this mesh, including Add Face, Move Vertex, Cut ve Face, Cut by Plane, Merge Vertices, Regularization, and Deletion of Face, Edge or Vertices. Enhances CATIA Live Distiller with integration in batch mode atch The CATIA Live Distiller process is run to create a simplified model when publishing from CATIA V6 to It is now possible to process several models at the same time in batch mode for productivity purposes. This batch process can be run at any time, even at night. The new functionality takes the form of a PLM batch that can be run using a dedicated

Introduces CATIA Live Rendering solution based on mental images iray CATIA Live Rendering is a new interactive, physically correct, and photo-realistic rendering solution that is fast and simple to use. This new tool for visualization introduces a tremendous technological breakthrough thanks to the use of a new interactive ray tracing engine (iray from mental images) that is fully integrated into CATIA V6. There is no longer any need to wait a long time for rendering. CATIA Live Rendering requires only a small number of settings to get photorealistic results in an interactive manner. It progressively refines the image until the desired detail is achieved, providing a single process that smoothly combines interactive previsualization and final frame rendering. CATIA Live Rendering comes with predefined rendering scenes that use a subset of commands to quickly change the environment, viewpoint, material, and exposure, enabling immediate, out of the box use.

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

interactive tool called the Batch Monitor (accessed in a CATIA session via Tools/Utility), that uses the input criteria of searching the models to be processed and the level of simplification. The outputs are a set of distilled models on the database. Provides new Rolling Offset command for the Generative Shape Design workbench With the new Rolling Offset command, you can very easily create a rolling offset curve from any given curve in one single shot, instead of having to create multiple different features to obtain the same output. Improves robustness for the Offset command within the Generative Shape Design workbench In some cases, the Offset command cannot compute the offset surface due to a local curvature defect or a pointed surface. A new option is added to improve the robustness of the Offset command, providing the ability to regularize the offset result locally instead of globally. The local regularization option improves the number of successful computations by adding some local adaptations to the offset surface. With the new option the offset result is closer to the offset theoretical result, but is also more topologically complex with additional subelements. Extends capabilities for the Patch from Curves command within the CATIA

ICEM Shape Design Center workbench The Patch from Curves command extends its ability to create a surface between curve and surface edges to include the ability to project the curve inputs onto surface supports, imposing a degree of surface continuity to the result, while allowing the user to perform internal surface smoothing. This new function optimizes user workflow and command interaction to deliver improved surface quality and feature stability. Provides Curve Parameterization adaptation for several commands within the CATIA ICEM Shape Design Center workbench During the adjustment of approximation settings of curve results that are associated to a surface, a common requirement is to impose a parameterization of the curve output result such that it is aligned and shares the same characteristics as the support surface. In response to this requirement, the Curve Conversion, Split Curve, and Intersection commands have been extended to offer a new option to adapt the parameterization of the result with the one of the input, thus enabling the user to manage output quality and improve the workflow and its re-use in downstream operations. Enables sorting of materials in the Materials palette In the Materials palette, you can now sort materials with

VPM attribute filters using materials retrieved either from the session or from a search result. Using the esult. Immersive Specification Tree in the Materials palette, VPM attribute filters can be ibute created, added, removed, activated, or deactivated. Materials can also be sorted by domains. These new filtering capabilities increase the usability of the Materials palette. CATIA MECHANICAL Finding ways to reduce design-to-manufact manufacturing cycles and improving productivity are key priorities. CATIA Mechanical delivers a highly collaborative and flexible design environment with full concurrent engineering and high performance change management through relational design to enable the efficient definition and icient engineering of any type of 3D parts and assemblies, from the simplest to the most advanced. In V6, CATIA expands 3D design to user communities outside of the design office, addressing each profile with the right modeler capabilities: direct 3D modeling, geometrical surfaces handling, feature featurebased design and history history-free functional modeling. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN Breakthrough direct 3D modeling technology opens the doors of creation and 3D experience to new contributors who can quickly and easily sketch any idea in 3D. These new design ideas can then be reused as preliminary shapes by designers further down the process.

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

DETAILED DESIGN Highly integrated tools automate the detailed design process and provide a smart management of complex assemblies, from part positioning through mechanical assembly constraints definition to drawing generation and assembly consistency checks thanks to mechanisms simulation. MANUFACTURING PREPARATION Advanced process-driven functionalities, such as the automatic definition of complex drafts and fillets to optimize foundry and forge tooling design of forged and complex cast parts, ensure that manufacturing intent is captured in the early stages of design to avoid manual, lengthy operations, as well as improve manufacturability and productivity.

Manages mass and inertia declaration, computation, and analysis Using Weight, Center of Gravity, an assembly can be inspected from weight and inertia aspects. Weight and inertia management is provided everywhere in CATIA for any product or sub-product. When getting a part from a sub-contractor, users can associate a declared weight for the part in the navigation window. Weight can also be computed according to material or applicative specifications. For instance, changes such as adding a covering on wires or routing different electrical elements are taken into account when updating the weight and center of gravity of an electrical harness. A Distribution tool ensures the inspection of the parts of an assembly from the heaviest to the lightest. Color coding helps to review the weight and to focus on the relevant sub-assemblies if the overall weight must decrease. The dynamic inertia computation can be part of a compliancy process, as weight is one of the most important impacts on a design from the preliminary design stage all the way to manufacturing. Integrates two new fastening workbenches for fastening design and fastening review processes with V6 PLM. Because fasteners can be managed in large amounts in the product structure (an industrial designer working on an airplane generally opens more than 3000 instances in a session),

Offers live edition of constraints in Assembly workbench The Assembly workbench now provides faster assembly constraint definition. You can modify every constraint attribute (value, mode, orientation, activation, options, and reroute) in a very natural way by dragging manipulator arrows, selecting icons, or entering values. Constraint edition is immersed in 3D and is more productive because of the ability to directly manipulate in the assembly context.

emphasis has been placed on improving productivity. The Fastening workbench addresses industries industries fastening processes. It supports concurrent engineering, lifecycle, and change and configuration management. The design to manufacturing process is covered without interruption thanks to seamless integration with the DELMIA manufacturing application that relies on the V6 PLM infrastructure As a result, nfrastructure manufacturers are able to start process planning simultaneously with fastening design and OEM and suppliers benefit from simplified exchanges of fastening data through the V6 supply chain infrastructure (replication, remote acces access). With Live Fastener Review workbench, efficient impact analysis is accomplished through appropriate navigation among fasteners and fastened parts. Live fastening review offers immediate overall analysis and powerful navigation with specific searches. Colored displays provide an intuitive user interface through which to monitor the fasteners fasteners reliability. Designers can also take advantage of analysis capacities to efficiently build their working session. Increases r robustness with product structure agility Robustness of engineering connections is increased to onnections cope with changes in the product structure. Rerout Rerouting is done automatically in the case of Drag and Drop or Move To command on commands impacted instances. Similarly, configured Delete/Replace/Split

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

commands ensure steady management of configured products resulting in an improved design to manufacturing process. Design enhancements can be taken into account without spending time on numerous updates, and collaboration is facilitated as users benefit fully from the V6 PLM platform, improving the overall design process. Integrates Validation and Interference Simulation This enhancement strengthens collaboration between analysts and integrators or mechanical engineers. When an analyst identifies interferences, a mechanical engineer often needs to check whether they impact a particular design possibly to propose design enhancements. With live validation commands, engineers can create a validation directly from an interference simulation, providing validation capabilities (slides, review, and measures) within the same editor as the simulation. Consequently, slides can benefit from the interference view customization (view point, parts colors, context transparency, interference geometry, and ambience) and remain associative with interferences. Integrators can also take advantage of the completeness of the validation capabilities to present modification needs to multi-discipline actors in decision meetings. Enhances Mold Tooling and Tooling workbenches

In the Mold Tooling workbench, you can insert gates to fill the mold cavity, easily creating an efficient plastic flow circuit. Similarly, the definition of the coolant channel benefits from very ergonomic tools. The accuracy of these operations minimizes the warping and sharpening of parts molded by plastic injection. For example, it is more productive to create main standard plastic mold bases from a supplier. The Tooling design workbench is also more productive. The manipulation robot ensures accurate component positioning and tooling impacts are more automated through one-shot computation and colored displays. Completes the assembly constraints offer with the screw joint Building assemblies is even easier with the screw engineering connection. This connection can be composed of a cylindrical coincidence, a controlled offset, a controlled hinge, ora coupling between the offset and the hinge. Provides a very affordable direct modeler, Bend Part Design A sheetmetal part can now be designed simply by pushing and pulling faces, yet consistency in the edition of contextual behaviors like bend, corner, and chamfer is maintained in spite of any geometry change that impacts them. Increases productivity greatly in the traditional Sheetmetal workbench

Productivity is increased when creating a sheetmetal feature using a free form surface because it is now possible to connect a free form surface feature with a an existing sheet metal feature in order to combine two different design processes. It is even possible to manage ssible complex boundaries since a double curvature edge is allowed. Supports two new drafting norms: ASME Y14.5 2009 and ISO 2692:2006 Designers are provided with new attributes, dimensioning, and tolerancing symbols olerancing symbols. These norms are available in Interactive Drafting, Funtional Tolerancing and Annotations , and the 2D Layout for 3D Design workbench. Offers postponement of the Generative Drafting update process This enhancement enables the creation of several views without the need to update them. The update can be launched explicitly at a later time, saving designer time. They can avoid interrupting their drafting definition and launch the update of the views later on, either interactively or in a batch. Optimizes designs by grouping anno annotation sets in Power Copy features You can now group set of features in Power Copy features, which can then be instantiated as often as necessary. The whole annotation set with annotations, views and views, captures can be embedded in

CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

Power Copy features, maintaining links with geometry. CATIA EQUIPMENT CATIA Equipment provides an integrated environment that enables the collaborative detailed design of electronic, electrical, and fluidic systems in context of a virtual product. While design is driven by the system logical definition to ensure conformity with product specifications, full traceability, and configuration management, knowledge rules are integrated to enable the automatic compliance to standards throughout the design process, all the way to the production of associative documentation for manufacturing. Such an integrated environment improves design quality, drastically reduces time needed for modifications, and minimizes errors. ELECTRICAL CATIA Equipment delivers a dedicated electro-mechanical end-to-end solution for designing and documenting electrical modules in all industries that design electric, electronic and electromechanic components. PIPING & TUBING CATIA Equipment also provides general layout tools for intelligent placement of parts as well as a full set of routing and parts placement methods.

CATIA Flexible Circuit Board enables the modeling of a flexible circuit board within a virtual mock-up and facilitates collaboration with electronic CAD systems. Efficient collaboration optimizes design by improving or eliminating the errors associated with disjointed handoffs between flexible circuit board, prototyping, and manufacturing. CATIA Flexible Circuit Board optimizes design efficiency by leveraging a fully automated, streamlined, and cost-efficient process for the design and development of electronic devices. Improves collaboration between systems architects and electrical designers CATIA Systems Generative 3D Wire Harness Design unifies the logical definition of a wire harness and its physical mockup in a single workflow. A 3D physical wire harness and placement can be automatically generated from its 2D logical schematic and 3D space reservation definition. Overall design change management cost is dramatically reduced and quality is improved thanks to the tight coupling of both the logical and physical aspects. Reusing logical information to build physical data will save the users time by avoiding doing the work twice, first for the logical design, and second for the 3D design. Provides automatic signal routing for the aerospace, shipbuilding, and energy industries With CATIA V6, system architects are able to design

and associate 3D space reservation to logical systems. This release provides automatic signal routing that respects installation and separation requirements, supporting industries with massive data such as aerospace, shipbuilding or energy. This out out-of-the-box solution enables early pre presizing of the connective network, enhancing cost efficiency while designing large scale logical architectures. Improves productivity for the routing of pipes and tubes Piping and tubing within CATIA V6 is now fully functional for production use. Best practices have been captured across the aerospace and automotive industries to deliver extended capacities for the routing of pipes and tubes, en enhancing both productivity and lifelike experience for the users. For example you can now modify ou piping ports or split or merge pipes and tubes with ease. When placing a piping part, a warning message appears if there is not enough straight length of pipe or tube at the current selected route location. It is now very easy to modify with great precision the length of a segment or the angle between two segments, or to route a pipe along a surface by indicating the desired right offset and direction. Optimizes mass and inertia s calculations for electrical and fluidic systems You can now very efficiently calculate and o optimize the

Optimizes collaborative ECAD-MCAD design of flexible circuit boards


CATIA V6R2011x Fact Sheet - Dassault Systmes 2010

contribution of electrical and fluidic systems to the global weight and inertia of products. As these systems become more and more present in products, their impact is growing. It is becoming crucial to optimize these systems to improve performance and reduce the ecological footprint of products. Completes the CATIA systems Logical Electrical & Fluid Design product with logical fluidic semantics Systems architects can capture the functional and logical conceptual designs of multi-discipline systems, including the equipment, with their electrical and piping/tubing connectivity. CATIA Systems Logical Electrical & Fluidic Design now provides fluidic semantics to CATIA Systems with dedicated extensions of the logical model such as piping and tubing lines, pipes and tubes, and equipment. Introduces flat cable representation for 3D wire harness design A new, dedicated 3D representation for flat cables notably handles the torsion of the cable's profile all along its center curve. Using the flex algorithm, this torsion can be computed and used to accurately rotate the flat cable profile along the branch curve. This makes it possible to design flat cables with more realistic behavior, increasing the models quality and comprehension. DESIGN KNOWLEDGE & REUSE

Design Knowledge & Re-use enables companies to model, capitalize and re-use the full complexity of their engineering knowledge in order to accelerate and secure drastically their product development processes. Design Knowledge and Re-use accelerates a companys business processes while ensuring compliance with its best practices and taking advantage of its collective know-how. It provides an access to advanced design parameterization, knowledge capture as well as optimization tools, and enables the definition of standard rules and checks for design quality assessment.