Challenge: Efficient Usage of CATIA Software Suite
Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) is a multi-platform computer-aided design/management/engineering and product life-cycle management (PLM) software suite developed by Dassault Systemes. CATIA offers the full spectrum of virtual design capabilities, including shape design, mechanical and equipment engineering, and even systems engineering, integrating requirement, functional, logical and physical product definitions. It is mostly used by aerospace and automotive manufacturing companies to design and develop new products.
With its innovative enterprise ENOVIA V6 server, CATIA enables online global collaboration as well as the ability to design and build anywhere at any time. For additional flexibility and mobility, users may also continue working on CATIA offline and synchronize the changes on the server once connected.
Metering and Optimization
Regardless of the kind of CATIA license used (host-bound, named user, concurrent, enterprise or pay-per-use licensing), Open iT tools can accurately meter and efficiently optimize CATIA usage.
Open iT LicenseAnalyzer and ApplicationTracker can accurately meter CATIA usage. LicenseAnalyzer can provide enterprise-wide overview of installed CATIA software programs managed by DSLS, IBM-LUM, Abaqus and other license managers that support CATIA. See when and by whom licenses are used over time, by location, business unit, or project group, from a total enterprise view down to a single user, worldwide and in real-time. ApplicationTracker can measure the activity levels of running CATIA software on any workstation and distinguish between active and dormant application usage. Aside from this, Open iT SystemAnalyzer has a special CATIA Module Logging feature that can identify the usage of specific CATIA workbenches by specific users at specific sessions.
Open iT LicenseOptimizer can recapture and redeploy unused or inactive license to active users so that CATIA licenses are automatically and efficiently managed.