|Welcome to the Composites Design User's Guide!|
|This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.|
|This overview provides the following information:|
|Composites Design 3 is an advanced composites
process centric solution that allows manufacturers, from aerospace to
automotive or consumer goods companies, to reduce the time needed to design
It delivers tools to cover both the preliminary and detailed design phases while taking into account, even at the concept stage, the product's requirements for finite element analysis and manufacturability.
Composites Design 3 uniquely delivers a powerful composites design solution with all the advantages of the CATIA V5 architecture: native integration, pervasive knowledgeware capabilities, and CATIA V5 ease of use.
The following products are also available as sub-parts of the Composites Design workbench:
|Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.|
|To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start
User Tasks section, which deals with handling
all the product functions.
The Workbench Description section, which describes the Composites Design workbench, will also certainly prove useful to find your way around the Composites Design workbench.
Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.
|To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information on accessing sample documents, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.|
|To learn more about the conventions used in this
guide, please refer to
In addition to these conventions, you can find the following icons in the Composites Design User's Guide:
|All functionalities described in this User's Guide are available with Composites Design 3.|