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THE PROVEN COMBINATION FOR PERFECT DESIGNS
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The latest NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics cards and CATIA, part of Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE, are trusted by engineers and designers in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to consumer packaged goods. The collaboration of NVIDIA, Dassault Systèmes, and the leading workstation manufacturers ensures optimized performance and the most advanced features, including CATIA Live Rendering with GPU-accelerated ray tracing.

NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics card solutions are certified and recommended by Dassault Systèmes and come with a three-year warranty. A decade of close collaboration between the two companies guarantees the stability and reliability of the platform, so everything performs just the way you expect from day one. It's no wonder that 9 out of 10 CATIA certified platforms today are based on Quadro GPUs.

CATIA Live Rendering, based on NVIDIA Iray® technology, provides an intuitive and interactive means of creating photorealistic rendering with outstanding performance when used with NVIDIA Multi-GPU technology.

 

Jet and blue car rendered with CATIA

Close-up of car and jet rendered with CATIA

Motorcycle rendered with CATIA

 
 

Performance

The latest Quadro® graphics cards enable you to use advanced textures and materials on large assemblies without slowing down the design process. Stylists can now use realistic materials like car paint, diamond, and leather stitching to render life-like models. Electrical and hydraulics engineering teams can navigate complete airplane or car assemblies to make correct technical decisions faster. Go ahead and rotate, pan, zoom, and modify without worry. Quadro gives you the power you need.

CATIA Performance

CATIA Live Rendering provides an intuitive and interactive means for creating images that rival photographs, up to 10x faster with an NVIDIA Multi-GPU configuration. NVIDIA Multi-GPU-powered workstations are the first to deliver a unified platform that combines the industry-leading professional 3D graphics capability of Quadro GPUs and the high performance computing power of NVIDIA Tesla™ GPUs. The Tesla co-processors automatically take on the heavy lifting of rendering, freeing the Quadro GPUs to do what they do best—enabling rich interactive graphics. The long wait for stunning, print-quality images is a thing of the past. As you add Quadro and Tesla GPUs, performance accelerates, so you actually get more than what you pay for.

CATIA Live Rendering Performance

Workstations with NVIDIA Multi-GPU technology provide CATIA and CATIA Live Rendering users with greater graphics and computational performance than ever. Engineers and designers in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to consumer packaged goods can perform fast SIMULIA Abaqus simulations or photorealistic rendering while still working on their designs.

Visualisation

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 and a Quadro graphics card

Fuselage edges shaded in real time

 

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 and a Quadro graphics card

Car mirror rendered with CATIA and a Quadro graphics card

 

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 and a Quadro graphics card

 

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 and a Quadro graphics card

 

Help me choose

FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR HOW YOU USE CATIA

Whether your workflow includes desktops, workstations, mobile workstations, or remoting, NVIDIA has a solution for you.

NVIDIA has a history of the industry's best performance on leading Design and Manufacturing applications. This includes:

  • Driver quality and stability – by working closely with the leading software companies, NVIDIA develops mission-critical drivers certified on 100+ applications.
  • Preferred, trusted brand – the vast majority of today's design work is done on Quadro professional graphics cards.
  • Compute leadership - leading solutions for GPU rendering and simulation rely on NVIDIA CUDA® parallel computing technology.
  • Workspace and IT management – NVIDIA tools designed for professional display management and infrastructure include Mosaic, nView®, and NVIDIA Enterprise Management Toolkit (NVWMI).

 

Help Me Choose a Quadro GPU for CATIA CAD

Usage Occasional modeling
Simple assembly, single part design
Intensive modeling
Complex system assembly
Expert modeling
Design and styling
Demanding creative design
Model and design extra large data sets
Benefit All around performance for spinning, panning and zooming All around performance for spinning, panning and zooming Use complex materials and surfaces for better design fidelity Use the biggest data models with the best interactivity
For Desktop Workstations:
  Quadro K2200 Quadro K4200 Quadro K5200 Quadro K6000
GPU Memory: 4 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 12 GB GDDR5
Replaces: Quadro K2000 / Quadro 2000 Quadro K4000 / Quadro 4000 Quadro K5000 / Quadro 5000 Quadro K6000
For Mobile Workstations:
  Quadro K2100M Quadro K4100M Quadro K5100M  
GPU Memory: 2 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5  
Replaces: Quadro K2000M / Quadro 2000M Quadro K4000M / Quadro 4000M Quadro K5000M / Quadro 5010M  
 

Help Me Choose a Quadro GPU CATIA Live Rendering

Users CAD Modelers Creative Designers Visualization Experts
Usage Create photorealistic images to quickly communicate project progress and direction Review and change materials interactively to fine tune material library and produce high resolution images Render production images with complex materials and huge data model sets
For Desktop Workstations:
  Quadro K5200 Multi-GPU
Quadro K5200 + Tesla K20
Multi-GPU
Quadro K6000 + Tesla K40
CUDA Cores:* 2,304 4,800 (2,304 on Quadro K5200 + 2,496 on Tesla K20) 5,760 (2,880 on Quadro K6000 + 2,880 on Tesla K40)
GPU Memory: 8 GB GDDR5 13 GB GDDR5 (8 GB on Quadro K5200 + 5 GB on Tesla K20) 24 GB DDR5 (12 GB on Quadro K6000 + 12 GB on Tesla K40)
Replaces: Quadro K5000 / Quadro 5000 Quadro K5000 + Tesla C2075 / Quadro 5000 + Tesla C2075 Quadro Q5000 + Tesla C2090 / Quadro 5000 + Tesla C2090
For Mobile Workstations:
  Quadro K5100M    
GPU Memory: 8 GB GDDR5    
Replaces: Quadro K5000M / Quadro 5010M    
 

* Used to compute photo realistic rendering

CATIA Design Workflow

Video: CATIA Design Workflow (04:19)

 

CERTIFIED AND RECOMMENDED GPUS

Quadro K6000
  • 12 GB
  • 2880 CUDA Cores

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Quadro K5200
  • 8 GB
  • 2304 CUDA Cores

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Quadro K4200
  • 4 GB
  • 1344 CUDA Cores

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Quadro K2200
  • 4 GB
  • 640 CUDA Cores

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OVERVIEW

 

CATIA Live Rendering Optimization Guide

With complex add-on programs and long wait times it used to be that photorealistic rendering was reserved just for styling and marketing. No longer. Realistic models are a necessity for designers and engineers for more accurate and faster decisions throughout the process. Learn More.

 
 

Jet and blue car rendered with CATIA

Motorcycle rendered with CATIA

Close-up of car and jet rendered with CATIA

 
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