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What is the difference between CATIA and SOLIDWORKS ?


Rishabh Pandey

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well in except that both of them are Dassault Systèmes's products . there is a little difference between them.

Basically , Solidworks is  a CAD (computer aided design) software - the best of it's kind i assume - Simple to manipulate , easy to learn and used by almost every single industry in the world . 

CATIA is A CAM software , indeed  it's  better than solidworks in some modules such as surfacing and kinematics. But the main idea is that in CATIA you can not only create a mechanism , but a factory in which it will be produced, the machining processes required, and even you can simulate ergonomics studies as well, like weather the current layout of a plant will be comfortable for workers to work or not. So you can simulate the whole thing within a virtual reality, including, and of course, rendering. However CATIA is almost exclusively used in Aviation and Automotive industries.

So there is no doubt you need to learn them both ... because let's say if you want to create an airplane Use CATIA to create the surface and to simulate the manufacturing process and Solidworks would easily handle the engines ;)

 

 

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On 09/03/2017 at 1:56 AM, Hamdi Zenkri said:

well in except that both of them are Dassault Systèmes's products . there is a little difference between them.

Basically , Solidworks is  a CAD (computer aided design) software - the best of it's kind i assume - Simple to manipulate , easy to learn and used by almost every single industry in the world . 

CATIA is A CAM software , indeed  it's  better than solidworks in some modules such as surfacing and kinematics. But the main idea is that in CATIA you can not only create a mechanism , but a factory in which it will be produced, the machining processes required, and even you can simulate ergonomics studies as well, like weather the current layout of a plant will be comfortable for workers to work or not. So you can simulate the whole thing within a virtual reality, including, and of course, rendering. However CATIA is almost exclusively used in Aviation and Automotive industries.

So there is no doubt you need to learn them both ... because let's say if you want to create an airplane Use CATIA to create the surface and to simulate the manufacturing process and Solidworks would easily handle the engines ;)

 

 

Thank you sir..

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