Advanced Surfacing with CATIA

Learn surface modelling for the F1 environment

Self-Paced Course

Estimated 15 hours

Accessible anywhere

For advanced learners

Course Description

Level up your CATIA skills in this advanced course focused on surface design in F1.

In this course, designed for those proficient in CATIA 3DX, you will dive straight into the high-speed world of F1 surface modelling.

Design alongside an engineer with more than 10 years of experience in automotive and motorsport CAD design and understand the speed and design strategy of the F1 design environment.

Advanced Surfacing with CATIA focuses on the intricate geometries of current F1 reg floor designs, giving you a first-hand look at what it takes to master the most complex parts of ground-effect cars.

Advanced Surfacing with CATIA

Self-Paced Course
self-paced course only
  • Lifetime Access to course materials
  • Discussion board with the instructor
  • Earn an industry-recognised course certificate
  • Learn at your own pace

Advanced Surfacing with CATIA

Self-Paced Course
course + 1 month CATIA software license
  • Lifetime Access to course materials
  • Live help sessions with instructor
  • Earn an industry-recognised course certificate
  • Learn at your own pace

What You'll Learn

  • Get to know the ins and outs of Aero Design and what the job entails
  • Understand the key materials and manufacturing techniques used in aerodynamic development
  • How to design intricate aerodynamic components for race cars following industry standards
  • The elements of Aero Design that are unique to Formula 1

Course Modules

This course is currently in development! You can view the course plan by clicking the button below, and check this space for updated information shortly.

Software used in this course

This course includes the modeling of Carbon Fibre components and the associate manufacturing tooling using industry-leading 3D CAD software 3D Experience, from Dassault Systemes.

Please note that the CATIA software license is not included in the price of this course and will need to be purchased separately or provided by the student. 

If you would like to purchase a 1-month CATIA license from Motorsport Engineer, send us an email ( for pricing and details.

This course is for you if...

You are a student or professional looking to take your CAD skills to the next level

You want to learn about the specific techniques and methods used in surface design for an F1 environment

You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Surface Design

Meet your course instructor

Daniel Vass
Design Engineer

Daniel is a motorsport and automotive design engineer with 10 years of experience in body engineering, including composite design and surface modelling.

He has been involved with multiple hypercar programmes such as the Lotus Evija, McLaren Solus GT and the Aston Martin Valkyrie LMH programme.

Daniel has also worked with F1 teams including Williams, Hitech and Andretti Racing.

Dan has worked with

Advanced Surfacing with CATIA
Self-Paced Course


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