Gravotech - Type3-CAA Software solution


TYPE3-CAA is the only add-on available in CATIA ® environment for text creation and mapping.


  • Create and alter text, as well as manage stroke fonts, numbers and symbols.
  • Simple and quick vectorization of black & white or color pictures, with dedicated parameters.
  • High quality, flexible projection and mapping of text, symbols, logos, or graphics on 3D complex shapes. Trial version available for any V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE release Interface and document in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese.


Type3-CAA : text on tires

Professional tools for text creation and font management directly in the PartDesign

Type3-CAA is compatible with with CATIA® environment and PLM process

Compatible with Power copy, design table, UDF and fully integrated in CATIA® environment and PLM process, All features are parametric and re-editable via the CATIA® construction tree

Text mapping

Powerful projection and mapping features on any surface

Text projection

Vectorize any picture format into Bezier Curves directly within CATIA® and use them as any curves you have

Text directly machined in CATIA Machining

Text Creation

Professional tools for text creation, font management, symbols & serial numbers integration in CATIA® files. TYPE3-CAA brings a complete module dedicated to text creation. TYPE3-CAA recognizes True Type Fonts & Stroke Lines for your traceability and marking needs on your CAT parts. All text features are parametric and editable through CATIA® construction tree.

Text mapping


With TYPE3-CAA’s vectorization tools, Designers can bring logos and special characters directly inside CATIA®. # BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG direct imports in CATIA V5 / 3DEXPERIENCE. # Simple and quick vectorization with dedicated parameters: noise filtering, smoothing, sensibility. # Vectorization from black & white pictures or color pictures. All extracted curves are usable through CATIA® tools and construction tree.

Text and logo mapping

Projection & Mapping

With its 30 years of expertise in engraving, TYPE3 developed many applications able to project text but also logos on any type of surfaces. TYPE3-CAA reaches impressive results for the Mold & Die industries. Project / Map any text & logo on any surface.


Service & Support

We offer solutions for the installation and commissioning of your equipment that fit your settings and expectations. Do you want to be autonomous? We will provide you with our standard operating procedures with training videos available on our online support centre. Do you wish to have our technicians present alongside your teams? We visit on-site for commissioning with our experts working hand in hand with you.

Gravotech Services

Our training modules are designed to optimize your use of our solutions and are available for our full range of machines, software and accessories and are designed to fit the level and profiles of the training participants, available online, remotely, or onsite and at our training facilities. Training is a fully integrated part of the commissioning of our solutions.

Training & commissioning

All our machines are warranted 24 months for the supply of spare parts and the cost of in house labour performed at GRAVOTECH’s premises. We offer warranty extensions and additional service benefits according to your needs. Developed to fit your requirements precisely, we also offer standard or customized service contracts - Global service contract. - Software service contract. - Preventive or curative maintenance contract. Our local technical sales representative is available to provide you with all the necessary information.

Gravotech engraving machine warranty

We bring you local support in your language in more than 50 countries, where we have established presence directly and with our distribution partners. Each of these local teams can, in turn, get support from a regional competence centre close to our production locations and in direct link with our group international support centre based in France, in close connection to our R&D centre. This makes us efficient and reactive to your needs for assistance. With the expertise of our support, we can address 80% of your requests remotely, for a quick resolution that secures the service continuity of your operations.

Technical support

Thanks to experience gathered with Gravograph and Technifor and our global presence in more than 50 countries with 150 Gravotech technicians and our distributor partners, we can offer you a wide range of services. Developed to fit your requirements precisely, we offer standard or customized services: - Global service contract. - Software service contract. - Preventive or curative maintenance contract.