||Every one of the Hardware Manufacturers claim they have
the fastest, best value machine.... Don't understand SpecINT & SpecFp numbers &
what effect these have on your CATIA throughput? Well we shared your frustration &
here's the answer...
co-operation with CATIA Solutions magazine we
devised CATBench® to test systems in
scenarios that we developed in-house .
The first Benchmark CATBench '99
(which was published in the July/August Edition of CATIA Solutions magazine) was carried out using
Version 5 Release 1 code & included 3 scenarios:
Scenario 1: Simple Part Design & Analysis
||In our first scenario we model a simple plastic part,
using shelling, drafts, patterning & then analyze the part using Generative Part
Stress, once we're happy we use Generative Drafting to create drawings of the part.
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Scenario 2: Complex Part Design & Analysis
||Similar to the first scenario, but far more complex; we
design an Automotive transmission housing & run some pretty complex modifications.
Again we'll run GPS to analyze the part & once we're happy we'll use Generative
drafting to produce detailed drawings.
We also output IGES
& DXF files to send to our suppliers.
Scenario 3 : Large data Set Manipulation
||OK, now we've designed our transmission housing, let's
manufacture it in a small production cell.
This scenario uses
over 300 native CATIA Version 5 models to model a manufacturing cell. It models are fully
This scenario really tests the I/O & graphic sub-systems of the
To see who has the fastest systems for running CATIA you can see the
results yourself by going to an on-line version of CATIA
Solutions Magazine, you can even purchase all of the benchmark models on a CD-ROM with
directions on how to run the benchmark yourself.
We plan on running CATBench 2000
in the new year running CATIA Release 5 Version 3 & extending our modeling scenarios. Let us know what you think!