CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) and Scientific Data Management at Dassault,
AVIONS MARCEL DASSAULT-BREGUET AVIATION PARIS (FRANCE)
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The first part of this report presents the history of CADCAMComputer Aided DesignComputer Aided Manufacturing and scientific data management at Dassault. Emphasis is put on the targets of the now commercially available software CATIA. The links with scientific computations such as aerodynamics and structural analysis are presented. Comments are made on the principles followed within the company. The consequences of the approximative nature of scientific data are examined. Consequence of the new history function is mainly its protection against copy or alteration. Future plans at Dassault for scientific data appear to be in opposite directions compared to some general tendencies.