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CATIA V5 PLM Express

CATIA 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

The "easy way", known as CATIA V5 PLM Express, is by far the most common approach and also benefits from attractive discounting.

CATIA 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.

CATIA Team PLM foundation license - ‘CAT’

All CATIA Express configurations are built on the core ‘CAT’ module, which is available as a fully featured mechanical design seat in its own right.  Design functionality includes solid, surface and assembly design, drafting and STEP translation.  In addition, integrated Product Data Management (PDM) capability is included via SmarTeam which offers benefits in the areas of data organisation, search, viewing and access control within a business.

Building your CATIA V5 PLM Express configuration

Customers seeking additional functionality can add ‘configuration bundles’ to a CAT seat as required.  Some of the more common combinations include...



Typical Application

CAT + MCE   Advanced mechanical design
CAT + MCE + HDX   Complex surface design
CAT + FPE   Sheet metal product creation
CAT + TRE   Review 3D tolerances & annotations
CAT + GAE   Design + Part/Assembly FEA
CAT + MME   Design + Multi-Axis Machining
CAT + MCE + CPX   Composites design


Download the CATIA V5 PLM Express Brochure: