Desktop Engineering Ltd

6-7 Bankside
Hanborough Business Park
Long Hanborough
OX29 8LJ
United Kingdom

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Desktop Engineering (DTE) is a market-leading supplier of CATIA CAD-CAM software for use in the automotive, aerospace, motorsport, general engineering and construction sectors. We also offer training in the use of CATIA software and hardware, plus a number of consultancy services aimed at improving client productivity and reducing manufacturing/construction costs. We pride ourselves on quality, responsiveness and technical excellence, all of which have served to make DTE one of the country’s foremost software suppliers. 


DTE is an accredited business partner of both Dassault Systemes and MSCSoftware, supporting the industry standards of CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, Patran, Nastran, Marc, XFlow and Adams. Established in 1986, we have over 25 years of experience applying these technologies to major manufacturers and their supply chains. 


To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit Desktop Engineering online or get in touch on 01993 883555. 


Catia V5

CATIA V5 is the world’s leading product development software solution. It is used by manufacturing organisations of all sizes, from multi-national OEMs to small, independent producers. CATIA V5’s extraordinary range of capabilities mean it can be applied in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive manufacture, electronics, electrical engineering, shipbuilding, plant design and consumer goods manufacturing. 


To find out more about CATIA V5 or any of the software packages we offer, please head over to our website or contact us directly on 01993 883555.


Delmia V5 Manufacturing

DELMIA V5 is a software solution that enables manufacturers from all industries to define, plan, create, monitor and control their production processes. It offers a range of industry-specific applications, as well as an environment for knowledge-sharing, process and resource management, and best practice implementation. Thanks to DELMIA PLM technology, manufacturers can interact with factory processes early in the design stages and months before committing to actual production. It means that engineers, management and stakeholders can have a 3D visualisation of the real world, with the ability to evaluate “what-if” scenarios, make changes where appropriate, optimise shop floor operations and eliminate any costly design mistakes.

Enovia SmarTeam

ENOVIA SmarTeam is a unique piece of software that facilitates a collaborative approach to the product development process. It provides a platform upon which designers, engineers and stakeholders can bring their activities together into one cohesive process. 

  • ENOVIA SmarTeam Design Collaboration – enables dispersed design teams to work in a single or multi-CAD environment.
  • ENOVIA SmarTeam Engineering Collaboration – combines cross-departmental engineering-based activities throughout the lifecycle into a unified environment.
  • ENOVIA SmarTeam Enterprise Collaboration – provides a PLM solution throughout and across the extended enterprise. 



3DVIA® software establishes 3D as the universal language by which businesses and customers can communicate. It is available in three different formats:

  • 3DVIA Composer – allows the user to repurpose existing 3D design data so that product deliverables such as documentation, technical illustrations and animations can be more quickly created and updated. 
  • 3DVIA Studio – equips users with the authoring tools and professional support needed to quickly develop interactive “serious games” applications that can be deployed in secure environments. 
  • 3DVIA Virtools – facilitates prototyping and robust development up to large-scale and helps optimise timescales and budgets. 

More details on each software package can be found on the DTE website. 


Catia V6

CATIA is the world’s most advanced CAD/CAM/CAE software suite. It provides easy-to-use solutions which are tailored to the needs of SMEs and large organisations across all industries. More than 80,000 customers worldwide now use it and are gaining a competitive advantage by it. CATIA software provides a range of integrated solutions that cover all aspects of product design and manufacture, enterprise competitiveness, task productivity and process improvement. This latest version (V6) enables the full spectrum of next-generation collaborative virtual design, including systems engineering, shape design, mechanical engineering and company knowledge reuse.

Delmia V6 Manufacturing

Delivering a new experience in Manufacturing Lifecycle Management (MLM), DELMIA V6 brings all Intellectual Property (IP) in the corporate community into one integrated system, giving all actors – from multi-disciplinary engineering groups to enterprise business users – access to up-to-date manufacturing lifecycle information that facilitates correct and timely decision-making. This state-of-the-art software system allows manufacturers from any market sector to virtually experience their entire factory production, enabling them to address and shift processes in response to market opportunities and competitor activity.

PLM Solutions for the Marine Industry

Here at Desktop Engineering, we are pleased to provide outstanding solutions and services to customers in the marine industry. We are an accredited business partner with Dassault Systemes and MSC Software and we support a range of industry standards including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, Nastran, Patran, Marc, XFlow and Adams. We offer a range of excellent Product Lifecycle Management Solutions (PLM) which address various challenges associated with the marine industry. Please contact our friendly team at Desktop Engineering with your requirements or for more information.


ENOVIA V6 is a fantastic collaborative platform that features:

  • Global Collaborative Innovation: users can collaborate across business processes from any location.
  • Online Creation and Collaboration: this is enabled for real time across remote locations via a single web connection.
  • A Single Platform for IP Management: V6 supports IP modelling applications that span all engineering disciplines and collaborative business processes.
  • Ready to Use PLM Business Processes: ENOVIA V6 covers PLM processes across a wide range of industries.
  • A Lifelike Experience: V6 features an intuitive interface and users can search for information, experience the product and collaborate in an immersive online 3D environments.
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership: ENOVIA V6 can be easily integrated into existing systems and business processes.

Please visit our website or contact us at Desktop Engineering to find out more about ENOVIA V6.

MSC Nastran

MSC Nastran is an incredibly popular Fine Element Analysis (FEA) solver. In fact, MSC Nastran is the most widely used FEA on the market. It provides users with trusted solutions for solving stress/ strain behaviour, dynamic and vibration response, thermal gradients and more.

Nastran is based on developments carried out by NASA scientists and researchers. It is a system that is used and trusted for a range of mission critical systems in various industries. It is fair to say that most spacecraft, aircraft and vehicles designed in the last 40 years have been analysed successfully using MSC Nastran.

Please visit our website to find out more about MSC Nastran, or contact our friendly team at Desktop Engineering who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


At Desktop Engineering, we are also pleased to offer Patran software. Patran is the most commonly used pre/post processing software in the world for Finite Element Analysis. It provides users with a fantastic range of functions including solid modelling, meshing, analysis setup and post-processing for solvers (includes MSC Nastran, Marc, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, ANSYS and Pam-Crash). It also features built-in loads, boundary conditions and analysis setup for popular FE solvers. Patran provides virtual prototyping projects with results ready for evaluation quickly and easily. Please contact us at Desktop Engineering for more information or for a quote.


Adams is the world’s most popular dynamics and motion analysis software. It is an essential tool used by engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, distribution of loads and forces and product performance. Engineers can create and test almost all virtual prototypes of mechanical systems. It can run non-linear dynamics quickly and easily and loads and forces generated by Adams simulations can improve the accuracy of FEA by providing improved assessments of how they vary in a range of motion and operating environments.

Optional modules are available for the integration of mechanical components, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and control systems technologies in order to build and test almost all virtual prototypes.

V6 – 3DExperience R2015x

The V6 is a software package which provides both design and engineering solutions. V6 allows users to design 3D assemblies from scratch, with any application in mind. This means engineers can gain insight into key aspects such as quality, reliability, dimensions and real life usability. You can find out much more about the V6 by visiting the website where you can download the PDF product guide and watch our video presentation.  

MSC Apex

MSC Apex is an innovative software package which can be utilised for a wide range of applications. As a computational parts based CAE system, Apex offers a unique platform allowing engineers to perform necessary modelling and processing applications at a fraction of the usual time it takes. If you would like to find out more please feel free to visit the website. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team directly by phone or email. 


CAM-POST is a post processing development, management and deployment technology which has been designed for use with a wide variety of systems. These include CAD, PLM and CAM systems, as well as CNC controllers and machine tools. It's worth noting that CAM-POST is not only sophisticated but also easy to use thanks to an intuitive design. Customers can visit the website for further information or you can contact us directly if you have any specific queries. 


Q-Checker is a popular software package which is utilised for quality assurance in the virtual development. As well as offering time effectiveness when fixing models, Q-Checker also promotes the reuse of models. Other advantages to using this software include, the enforcing of internal CATIA standards as well the ability to engender confidence within suppliers. To find out more don't hesitate to visit the website or you can contact our customer service team directly, by phone or email. 


CAEfatigue VIBRATION is a second generation, frequency domain fatigue solver. The ability to ascertain fatigue failure allows the CAEfatigue to be used with virtually any engineering systems. Just some of the advantages to utilising this technology include, larger practical model result sizes, more robust algorithms, multiple input loads and more flexible loads overall. If you would like to find out more about the CAEfatigue VIBRATION, or any of our products and services feel free to visit the website. 


Sinda is a comprehensive software package which offers detailed thermal analysis throughout the construction of scenarios. Sinda can also be used with many other thermal modelling tools, including SinaRad, Visio, SimXpert, Patran, THERMICA and Thermal Studio. Customers can visit the website for full technical specifications and information on features and benefits. 



Registration Number: 01985641
VAT Number: GB785 4155 03
Registered at Companies House:4 February, 1986 (38 years and 2 months ago)
No of Employees: n/a
Annual Turnover: n/a
Parent Company: DTE Solutions Ltd
Company Type:
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