What is CATIA ICEM Surf?
Peerless Surface Modeling Tools
For more than 25 years, ICEM Surf has led the world in developing Class A-surface surface modeling, surface analysis and design visualization software solutions to serve the automotive industry.
Our vision to build upon ICEM Surf’s acknowledged reputation in the surface modeling marketplace to address our customer’s total needs and expectations continue and will further evolve our Surface creation & modification and advanced surface analysis tools.
ICEM Surf Professional brings time savings in Class-A surface design construction phases with extended control and flexibility in defining and analyzing curve & surfaces with additional ergonomic and infrastructure improvements that further enhance and optimize user workflow.
CATIA ICEM Surf Add-on Modules
ICEM Surf Master module focuses on global filleting, overcrowning, feature design and global connections of surfaces.
With Feature Design for example, static pre-defined form changes can be applied globally to complete models in one operation, while all surface structures, connections and design features are maintained.
The ICEM Surf Magic module provides additional tools for surface construction and makes global dynamic design and modelling of complex surface models possible.
Entire components or component sections, consisting of multiple surfaces can be changed dynamically as a unit. Surfaces may also be re-fitted or projected onto reference data.
A rendering module that provides an advanced set of rendering tools that allow the designer to generate a photo-realistic representation of the CAD model.
Often used for live presentations and design reviews, designers can dynamically rotate the model, apply effects such as textures, transparency, shadows and reflections.
ICEM Surf Scan Modelling allows users to efficiently handle dense, ordered, or random point clouds generated by automatic laser and photo digitizers.
Tools are provided to enable the designer to directly, locally, or globally, model point clouds or facet data.
Additional tools associated to the process of Quick Surfacing are provided when users need to create surfaces, very quickly, from point clouds, curves or facet data.
ICEM Surf Advanced Tools provides extensive tools to create Accelerated Surfaces and to create (with the tube function) and diagnose car body gaps.
The levelling analysis function enables to check the homogeneity of a surface area compared to a reference area. Another diagnosis function allows checking for unwanted flat areas in a surface model.
ICEM Surf Safety Analysis was developed primarily for safety studies in the automotive industry, but has many other applications where humans need to operate in a man-made environment.
It provides digital tools, that detect edges and corners on a 3D model that may cause injuries. It subsequently analyses and highlights the radii in those zones, which are defined as dangerous, based on the specified industry-standard safety criteria.