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Forming analysis in CATIA V5 using CATFORMCATFORM provides Catia users with fast formability analysis for evaluation and validation of stamped components. Formability analysis is based on component geometry and accounts for material properties, friction, and blank holder force. CATFORM determines if a component can be stamped consistently with minimum cost, while fulfilling all product performance requirements. CATFORM is fully integrated into Dassault Systèmes' PLM environment.

CATFORM integrates formability analysis into Product Lifecycle Management

• Accurately predicts product and process feasibility
• Identify formability problems using only product geometry
• Quickly identifies splitting, wrinkling and thinning
• Substantially reduces process development time by accurately sizing blanks
• Fully integrated into Catia CAA V5 Based environment
• Complete analysis in minutes

"CATFORM provides an early warning system for stamped parts. We use it in body design engineering to check the formability of High Strength Steel parts. Areas of concern are identified and, if design constraints allowed, shape changes are made."
Dan Turk, Honda Research & Development Americas


• Develops accurate blank shapes
• Introduces feasibility criteria during early product development
• Simulation results include safety zones, forming zones, splitting, thinning, wrinkling, thickening, major/minor strain, and optimal blank shape
• Supports tailor welded blanks with multiple weld lines
• Customizable materials database provides flexibility to simulate any material
• All results stored in CATAnalysis file for PLM integration eliminating multiple files
• Export Nastran file thickness results for subsequent crash analysis
• Fast, intuitive interface makes the software extremely user-friendly

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System Requirements:
All systems should have a minimum of 512MB RAM and 1GB free disk space.

Platform Operating System CATIA Versionn Graphics
PC MS Windows 2000/XP CATIA V5 R14 to R17 (requires GPS module) System must support 1024x768 resolution with minimum 32768 colours.


  • for blank development in CATIA see CATBLANK
  • for blank nesting in CATIA see CATNEST
  • for analysis of tooling feasibility within CATIA see also CATSTAMP
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