CATIA V5 vs V4

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There are many differences between CATIA V4 and CATIA V5. The fact that CATIA V5 now also runs on a MS Windows platform instead of UNIX is one of them. One of the advantages of this is that a lot of the Windows funtionalities are also implemented in CATIA V5 such as copy, paste, undo and redo.
Another positive feature is that in contrary to CATIA V4, CATIA V5 is able to assign contraints and formulas to the geometry of solids so that the design can be adjusted without having to redraw the geometry from scratch. When applied correctly this feature can save a lot of time in the design process.
CATIA V4 interface


CATIA V5 interface
  The fact that these 2 CATIA versions are very different can be seen as a problem. Companies which have invested a lot of time and money to work with V4 now need to learn to use the new version which of course also is a huge investment while the profit using this program isn't immediately noticeable. This because of getting to know the new workaround of this program takes time and effort.
  This is where GATE Aerospace offers an interactive design workshop to speed up the learning progress and to make the paticipant familiar with the basics of CATIA V5.