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Mechanical Design

CATIA - Aerospace SheetMetal Design (ASL)

Mechanical Design
CATIA - Aerospace SheetMetal Design
Designs (hydro-pressed or break-formed) sheet metal parts used in the
aerospace industry.

Product overview

CATIA Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal

Design is a product dedicated to the
definition of sheetmetal parts used in the
aerospace industry (hydro-pressed or
It enables the capture of company
knowledge, including design, and
manufacturing constraints.
Product is based on Feature Modeling
techniques, using a pre-defined set of automatically rebuild, based on new
Features used for sheetmetal parts specifications.
designed in the aerospace industry.
Based on both specification-driven and
generative approaches, this product will Product Highlights
allow typical hydro-formed aerospace
parts to be easily specified, the system Associative and dedicated SheetMetal
taking care of creating both 3D and feature-based modeling
flattened part geometry. Where such parts Creates and manages sheetmetal parts
are designed or modified with basic through specifications (feature based
modeling tools within hours or days, this techniques based on solids, surfaces &
product allows same result to be achieved wireframe geometry, and technological
in minutes. attributes)
Folding and unfolding capabilities
CATIA Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Concurrent engineering between the
Design provides an interactive function to unfolded or folded part representation
design sheetmetal parts in a very intuitive Dedicated aerospace features available
way, taking manufacturing constraints into include Web, Flange (curved, double curved
accounts. It provides the flatpattern of the or planar), Joggle, Cutout, Stiffening bead,
sheetmetal part, and allows easy extruded hole
incremental design (from preliminary to Compute automatically 3D folded part and
detailled stages) and modification both in 2D flattened part geometry from technical
3D and flattened conditions. specifications
Whenever initial specifications are Enables simple creation/modification of
changed (e.g. the aircaft skin on which a sheetmetal elements through change in
frame has been designed is modified), this specifications, the update of geometry
product will allow new part to be automatic

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Provides bend allowance computation Associativity between the flattened and
when flattening through user-defined neutral formed part ensures accuracy of design
fiber details and helps designers ensure
Company standards and skills can be manufacturability. Associativity is also
used to specify features through CATIA V5 maintained with the drawings. This integration
Knowledge abilities of aerospace sheetmetal parts into the
Encapsulates Feature Based Modeling drafting environment avoids duplicate part
and makes it available through a handy definition, thereby increasing data integrity.
user-interface dedicated to Sheetmetal for
Aerospace Dedicated Aerospace Interface... With
Generative Aerospace Sheetmetal Design
designers work with familiar aerospace
features enabling them to concentrate on their
Product Key Customers Benefits design project. Some of these
aerospace-specific design features include:
Specification-Based Design... Using Web
feature-based techniques and technological Flange (curved, double curved or planar)
attributes, aerospace designers can quickly Flange cutout
create sheet metal parts (hydro-pressed or Flanged hole
break-formed) with Generative Aerospace Flanged slot
Sheetmetal Design. The intelligent tools of this User Flange
system enable designers to generate and Joggle
modify their models, such as frames, within Slot
minutes instead of hours or days. Cutout
Stiffening bead
Automated Modification capabilities... Stiffening Rib
Designers can effect modifications through Corner relief
changes to defined features and technological Hole
attributes or direct geometry manipulation. As Stamp
designers make changes in specifications, the Planar Flange
system automatically updates the geometry. Tear Drop
Flexible Solution... Generative Aerospace
Sheetmetal Design allows designers to switch
from one representation -- whether solids or Captured Company Expertise... Users are
surfaces -- to another whenever they want. able to create files with defined corporate
Users can create and modify their design as a standards for such features as holes,
3D formed part or a 2D flat pattern. Due to the stiffening beads or lightening holes. As many
design approach's flexibility, users can initially files as necessary can be created for different
define the part through major functional materials, machines, or projects. This enables
characteristics that comply with the part's CATIA users to take advantage of the
general dimensions. Later, the designers can technical expertise in defining their model
add holes and cutouts for access as well as specifications. Integration of the Company
place components and fasteners. standards improves design quality and
2D and 3D Capabilities... Generative
Aerospace Sheetmetal Design can
automatically compute a 3D formed part as
well as 2D flattened part geometry from the
technical specifications. With user-defined
neutral fiber data, the system computes bend
allowance when flattening the design.

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