The Most Accurate Blank Development Tool for Estimators and Tool Engineers in CATIA

  • 50 times faster and more accurate than manual calculations with full associativity to native geometry
  • Accurate material cost in minutes for budget integrity; accounts for material stretch and only technology to address forming over tight radii
  • Reduce material costs and number of prove-out trials with full regeneration to reduce risk of downstream misuse of out-of-date analysis results
  • Best technology to handle undercut parts; can easily save 2-4 hours of labour compared to other technologies
  • Full associativity and regeneration enables a 70% productivity improvement in Engineering Efficiency
  • The CAA enabled CATBLANK reduces Collaboration Lag (time to communicate a change and obtain feedback), and hence results in 50% less engineering changes, since the analysis is current with the geometry


  • Capitalizes on the seamless integration with native geometry in CATIA
  • Blanks are fully associated with CATIA model, with automatic updates to reflect design changes
  • All results are stored in the standard CATAnalysis file for ease of PLM integration
  • Holes are precisely mapped from part to blank
  • HTML-based report generation summarizes the process and provides valuable engineering data for quoting and estimating
  • Graphical display of material thinning and gathering addresses initial product and process

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