Thursday, September 25, 2008
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.
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.
This demo shows how you can add a custom icon to your V5 interface.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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.