can anyone explain me what is Body In White(BIW)?
i need to know in CATIA module
Body in white is the structure of car under the visible surfaces. Many parts are assembled with different methods lilke spot welding, Clinching or solder.
BIW is termed before painting & before moving parts , the motor, chassis sub-assemblies, or trim have been assembled in the frame structure.
In catia v5 these tools found in generative shape design as "BIW Templates"
BIW is some supporting materials used in sheet metals for support.
The best description I found was this.....
Body in white or BIW refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body's sheet metal components have been welded together. BIW is termed before painting & before moving parts (doors, hoods, and deck lids as well as fenders), the motor, chassis sub-assemblies, or trim (glass, seats, upholstery, electronics, etc.) have been assembled in the frame structure.