Thursday, December 17, 2009

Catia and Boeing 787


The Boeing Company used CATIA V3 to develop its 777 airliner, and is currently using CATIA V5 for the 787 series aircraft. They have employed the full range of Dassault Systemes' 3D PLM products — CATIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA LCA — supplemented by Boeing developed applications.[8]

European aerospace giant Airbus has been using CATIA since 2001.[9]

Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace has done all of its designing on CATIA.[10]

The 777 was the first commercial aircraft to be designed entirely on computer.[24][17] Each design drawing was created on a three-dimensional CAD software system known as CATIA, sourced from Dassault Systemes and IBM.[30] This allowed a virtual aircraft to be assembled, in simulation, to check for interferences and to verify proper fit of the many thousands of parts, thus reducing costly rework.[31] Boeing was initially not convinced of the program's abilities and built a physical mock-up of the nose section to verify the results. The test was so successful that additional mock-ups were cancelled.[32]

“Dassault Systèmes provides the core of our PLM systems suite. The design of parts, plans, tools, and processes across the supply chain is changing the way we design, build, deliver and support our products. PLM makes all of that possible.

Scott Griffin, CIO

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