CATIA V5 Surface

CATIA V5 Surface Machining (SGE)


It is essential to quickly and truthfully respond to customer’s needs in today’s global environment. Therefore, companies need to produce parts faster and optimize machine tool usage while at the same time producing finished parts with the highest quality.

The CATIA – Surface Machining option delivers high-end prismatic and surface strategies for productive mold and die machining with best-in-class quality results. NC programmers benefit from full associativity with CATIA design parts, and powerful machining automation capabilities to drastically reduce NC programming and machining time.


  • Best in class surface machining quality, faster machining time, and ensured collision-free tool paths
  • Drastic reduction of NC programming time thanks to process’ templates
  • NC machining time reduction thanks to optimized tool paths
  • Ultra-large NC program management and ultra-fast computation thanks to 64-bit support
  • Seamless design-to-manufacturing process with manufacturing features recognition and full associativity in the event design changes are made


  • 3 to 5 axis technology to prevent collision with the tool or the tool assembly by switching from 3 axis to 5 axis orientation
  • Full set of high end 2.5 and 3 axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition, including support of High Speed Milling technology
  • Powerful roughing, semi-finishing and finishing strategies
  • Automated detection and reworking of non-machined areas in roughing or finishing
  • Powerful automation capabilities for efficient NC programming
  • Capitalization of already defined processes thanks to machining process templates
  • Automatic sequencing, User Defined Features …
  • Accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material in photo mode


This option contains:

CATIA – 3-Axis Surface Machining 2
CATIA – Prismatic Machining 2
CATIA – Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant 2
CATIA – NC Manufacturing Review 2
CATIA – Generative Shape Design 1
CATIA – Shape Scultor 2