Thursday, September 25, 2008

CATIA V4 to V5 Translation

Many users think that opening V4 files in V5 should be very easy since they both come from the same company. This is not necessarily true. V4 had a different file structure and was based on an older architecture . V5 was revamped for the Windows Platform (V4 ran on the Unix OS.) This demo shows how you can open a V4 model and successfully turn it into a V5 component. The interesting bit here is that we can do that intelligently. In other words, be able to preserve the part history that consists of model features and sketches.

CATIA V5 - Adaptive Sweep Funtionality

This is a demonstration that shows how to create an adaptive sweep within the Generative Shape Design workbench. The beauty of this tool is that it allows you to vary the section parameters independently without effecting the rest of the model. This is especially practical in situations where the profiles are similar but need small modifications. That, in turn, saves the user from creating separate sketches to describe the different sections.

CATIA V5 - Unfold Complex (Unruled) Surfaces

This demo shows how to unfold surfaces in the Generative Shape Design workbench.

CATIA V5 - How to Add Custom Icons to your User Interface

This demo shows how you can add a custom icon to your V5 interface.

CATIA V5 - How to show Item Number in BOM

This is a Demo that shows how you can manually display an item number column in a bill of materials within CATIA V5. This is important since V5 does not show that automatically.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CATIA V5 Start to Finish in less than 15 min

This is a tutorial of how to create a complete design from scratch in CATIA V5. It covers basic sketching, Part modeling, Assembly and 2D drafting. The video was a student request that had trouble piecing the whole "puzzle" together. The purpose of this video is to help such ones grasp the fundamental steps required in creating a proper product.