CATIA V5 is modular, meaning customers can buy as much or as little functionality as required. There are two ways of doing this:
The easy way – Choose from a short list of pre-configured bundles, guaranteed to fit together
The hard way – Choose from a long list of individual modules, with complex inter-dependencies
CATIA V5 PLM Express contains ‘configuration bundles’ that are mapped to industry and job-related needs. The configurations allow customers to easily define a solution that matches their business needs and provide a more economic route rather than selecting each separate module from the product suite.
In co-operation with Dassault Systèmes, selected large organisations that use CATIA as their group engineering platform have created a range of special CATIA configurations for use by their supply-chain. These configurations equip the supplier with an approved toolset for optimal compatibility with the OEM’s engineering procedures.
Academic licences are heavily discounted configurations available for use by eligible educational establishments or students enrolled at such establishments. Eligibility is subject to strict controls, but broadly speaking, traditional schools, colleges and universities would meet these guidelines.