Haption Interactive Fitting for Catia™

Based on Haption’s physics simulation technology IPSITM, IFC "Interactive Fitting for Catia" is a CAAV5-based plug-in for Catia V5TM dedicated to interactive assembly/maintenance simulation.

It consists in two sets of V5 commands, appearing as two new toolbars:

  • IFC Core provides tools for creating an interactive physic simulation session, managing interaction devices, changing object properties, etc.
  • IFC Human complements IFC Core with human simulation functionalities, such as calibration, grasping, etc.


IFC Core lets you:

  • Work with any kind of Catia data: CatPart, CGR, STP, ...
  • Feel contact forces and gravity
  • Record object motion as Catia tracks
  • Control the precision down to sub-millimeter levels
  • Use any kind of haptic device (Virtuose, Inca, Able), tracking system (ART, Motion Analysis, VICON, trackd), 6D USB mouse from 3Dconnexion
  • Load kinematic constraints from V5 mechanisms

IFC Human lets you:

  • Transfer the geometry and kinematics of a V5 manikin to the physics simulation
  • Animate the V5 manikin in real-time
  • Attach haptic devices to the hands of the V5 manikin
  • Control all segments of the V5 manikin using a full-body tracking system
  • Compute contact constraints in real-time
  • Control of the manikin's hands using instrumented gloves, such as CyberglovesTM II or FingerTrackingTM
  • Record the motion of the V5 manikin in real-time, and store it as an XML file
  • Replay the motion with collision cues

Specifications and other information are subject to change without notice.