At Musser Turbine, all designs are developed using CATIA V5. CATIA is the standard design software for aerospace and is also well established in the automotive industry.
3D Modeling Advantages:
- Drawing Development
- CNC Machining Compatibility
- Advanced Inspection Techniques
- Interference Checking
- Stress Analysis
- Kinematic Analysis
- Mass Properties Analysis
- Rapid Prototyping
- Technical Publications
A significant advantage of digital design is the ability to collaborate effectively over long distances. The largest hurdle is generally a difference in local time zones. While there are certain situations where face-to-face interaction is required, rather complex concepts or information can be exchanged using digital tools. There is a time and place for both.
Wheel AnimationPerhaps you’d simply like to see how your new design would look prior to spending a significant amount of money on materials, tooling, machining or finishing. Many design activities require review by several organizations in several locations. Drawings are nice, however, a fully rendered model can make the difference.
Race Car AnimationAnother powerful tool is the ability to assign parameters to features in a model. Characteristics like wheelbase, wheel width, wheel diameter, chassis width and cabin height can be changed by altering a single value. Change is inevitable in most design activities. The ability to implement changes quickly will improve the process dramatically.
Construction AnimationMaybe designing your garage in excruciating detail sounds like a great way to impress your wife. The ability to create a detailed Bill Of Materials for a construction project can be a useful tool. Designing in 3-D also allows users to construct major sections of a building with assurance they will actually fit at assembly.