Dassault System, a French company, manufactures both CATIA & Solidworks. CATIA is Dassault’s high-end design package Catia is the world’s leading software for designing 3D surface. It is used to design, simulate, analyze, and manufacture products in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, and industrial machinery, just to name a few. CATIA has a relatively small market share outside France.
NOTE: Catia does not provide free student version it cost (approx $150)