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NVIDIA and CATIA
The Proven Combination
for Exceptional Designs
NVIDIA and CATIA. The Proven Combination for Exceptional Designs.

CATIA Live Rendering provides designers and engineers with an intuitive means for creating images that rival photographs, in a fraction of the time previously required. You can now use materials and lights that correspond to and react like those in the physical world, quickly bringing your models to life. Assemblies of practically all sizes can now be interactively rendered directly within CATIA due to the parallel processing architecture of NVIDIA® Quadro® solutions.

Screenshot of CATIA workspace

By tightly integrating NVIDIA Iray® into the application, CATIA blurs the lines between traditional modeling and ray traced rendering. The remarkably simple user interface lets you easily modify designs, materials, reflections and backgrounds – allowing you to focus on the creative process.

Fuselage rendered with CATIA Fuselage edges shaded in real time CATIA Benchmark Results for five NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.

With complex add-on programs and long wait times, photorealistic rendering used to be reserved for styling and marketing only. Not anymore. Realistic models are a necessity for designers and engineers for more accurate and faster decisions throughout the entire process. The integration of NVIDIA Iray within CATIA means designers and engineers can now engage in interactive, photorealistic team reviews for rapid and effective decision making. With the power of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs you can seamlessly walk through photorealistic scale models and modify them on the fly if necessary.

Car rendered with CATIA

Car mirror rendered with CATIA

Review and change materials interactively using lifelike material libraries. Visualize reflections and refraction effects to see how different materials will look and interact with one another before materials are ordered and prototypes are built.

Perfume bottle rendered with CATIA

Waiting for physical prototypes and setting up expensive and lengthy photo shoots delay time to market and consume budgets. With CATIA Live Rendering stunningly accurate images are ready for prime time as soon as the design is done. Go right from the 3D model to the photorealistic representation of the product for use, as-is, in marketing or training materials.

Cellphone design rendered with CATIA