BMW Group used Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Composites applications to develop its revolutionary lightweight and emission-free BMW i3 electric car. This innovative car is realized with composite structures and it represents a revolution in mass production of composites structures. With the CATIA Composites Design applications composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage, enabling increased design iteration and early collaboration between design and manufacturing. Designers and producers are also able to realistically experience the manufacturing process, visualizing the material fiber orientation. This helps detect any deformations that can compromise strength, quality and production due to a difference between the final product and the design intent.