Applications' Short Descriptions

Brief Description Applications

On this page you will find a brief description of the Volkswagen applications.
Brief Description Applications
The standard package consists of:
  • KVS-PlugIn
  • NTool
  • Netline V5
  • OutGen
  • RPS
  • LTA
  • Frame Scripts (Macros, which can be used with one’s own responsibility)
  • N3O (Library)
The Engineering Package consists of:
  • VALIDAT V5 Basis 
  • KVS-PlugIn 
  • NTool 
  • Netline V5 
  • OutGen 
  • RPS 
  • LTA 
  • Frame Scripts (Macros, which can be used with one’s own responsibility) 
  • N3O (Library)
VALIDAT assures adherence to the data quality corresponding to the VOLKSWAGEN Norm 01059 part 6. Your CATIA V5 documents are checked with some company-specific criteria for the adherence to this norm. For several messages in VALIDAT repair functions are available.
VALIDAT can carry out a structure analysis of the CATIA model. The function for the simplified link analysis (without PX1/VX1), existing since VALIDAT V5 version 2.0.7, became with VALIDAT V5 version 2.3.6 the standard testing method. 
A PX1/VX1 license is still needed for automated directory monitoring of assemblies (ZSB, KPR) with VALIDAT Batch (Watch directory).
The quality of the changed data is evaluated as per the unique criteria with VALIDAT as the check program executes a control of the created CAD data as per the VDA recommendation 4955/4. Thus the quality of the CAD elements and element connections can be determined as per the defined check criteria. According to the check requirements tolerance values can be set and saved. The graphical representation of the check results enable quick and target-oriented search of different areas and elements.
VALIDAT is available in the expansion stage: Basis and Professional.
The KVS PlugIn provides – like toolbar integrated in CATIA – efficient functions for the structure check of CAD documents, for creating VOLKSWAGEN TAR archives and for saving the data in KVS.
PX1 and VX1 licence are additionally required for the KVS PlugIn.
The CAA Application name tool V5 (NTool) supports the CAD user while giving standardized document names as per the instructions of the VOLKSWAGEN group. The user will efficiently manage the existing and new documents for the correct naming through screens and menus. The naming conventions saved in the profile can be customized according to the individual requirements. With the corresponding CATIA licences, NTool continuously supports the avoidance of incorrect links.
Netline V5 provides the CATIA users with a function using which netlines can be created in the in CATIA V5 CATDrawings as well as in the ground level and in any section views with the corresponding caption and with the adjustable netlines distance. The application netline provides functions for creating, modifying and deleting the netgrids. The net to be created is using the line type and line width, line distance, text size and text position as well as the scaling in a panel. The view level is determined automatically and the netgrid is created within the earlier indiced points as connection.
Outgen generates interactive menu-driven process chain adapter according to the method instruction of VOLKSWAGEN group.
RPS is an application to support in CATIA V5 the process for the generation of reference elements. Therefore special RPS features are generated and stored in CATIA models. These features can also be displayed in a table.
The application RPS is released since the GRC4.1.1. Basically, you should check with your VOLKSWAGEN contacts which CAAs and which methodology are to be used. In particular tune which RPS is allowed to be used, the VEM/ RPS macro or the CAA-RPS.
LTA is an application to support in CATIA V5 the process for the generation of LTA elements. Therefore special LTA features are generated and stored in CATIA models. These features can also be displayed in a table.
DoLittle is a system for creating multilingual CAD-constructions. It supports the constructor online in case of multilingual text entry in the CAD-systems on the basis of a central company-specific collection of design texts.
With DoLittle, T-Systems has the suitable solution platform ready for the development partner of VOLKSWAGEN group: a system for supporting the constructor in case of creating multilingual CAD-constructions on the basis of a company-specific text catalogue. The central data base records around 122.000 text entries at present; unavailable translations can be directly asked for in the system.
Even if the DoLittle-module is independent of the set CAD-system, the specific integration offers special advantages in the leading platforms CATIA® and Creo Parmetric. The current enhancement level of DoLittle supports the language directions "German – English" and "English – German".
For information on the subject, refer to the document "First_steps_with_DoLittle" and the Dolittle manual.
The CATIA V5 additional application BoM2KSL provides all essential functions for compliance of the company specifications for parts lists and transfers the created parts list to KSL as background process via XML.
The Catia V5 additional application VWMetho consists of the individual elements ABBRICH, FLAN and SURPRESS.
ARBRICH supports the definition/analysis of restriction directions. According to the border angles specified by the user, one or if this is not possible under the compliance of permissible angle, more restriction directions are suggested for the selected restriction edges.
The selected restriction edges are analysed and are marked as "IO", "warning" or "critical" accordingly. The result of the analysis can be saved in the model. The visualisation is then possible, if required, also without corresponding license.
The application FLAN provides functions for ascertaining the restriction outlines of altered components (adapter) in the areas of non-altered blank (addendum) for CATIA V5 and development of upper bevelling parts with constants and with variable radius.