Pininfarina selects Dassault Systèmes modeling tool

  • 18-Jun-2013 09:31 EDT

The Sergio concept car was designed with Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA for Creative Designers application. (Pininfarina)

Italian company Pininfarina has selected Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for Creative Designers application to design and manufacture a new concept car in honor of its honorary chairman, Sergio Pininfarina. The CATIA application enabled project designers and engineers to produce an aesthetically innovative and aerodynamic design under a tight schedule. Using virtual clay modeling and 3-D sketching features, Pininfarina designers were able to creatively experiment in the earliest stages of development with a variety of approaches, quickly converging on the most appropriate shape and configuration of the Sergio Concept Car. The resulting 3-D virtual model was rich in detail with production-ready class-A surfaces generated using ICEM Surf. Designers were also able to manage different variations of their concept car and experience each design alternative in 3-D using CATIA Live Rendering application capability. All of the designers’ styling features, including textures and colors, with the technical features developed by Pininfarina engineers, were combined into one unified model.

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