Friday, August 21, 2009

CATIA V5 to SolidWorks Fuselage Bending

This demo shows how to bend a fuselage of an airplane. CATIA and SolidWorks are shown here. Here're the major steps:

- Export from CATIA to STP
- Import into SolidWorks
- Make the assembly into a part
- Join all the bodies together
- Use the Flex tool to bend
- Export back to STP
- Import into CATIA V5

Of course, the drawback is that you will loose intelligence and constraint and will need to recreate them. But this is necessary since CATIA does not really have a flex equivalent tool.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Autodesk Inventor - Inserting Images and Creating a Decal

This is a demo that shows how to insert an image in sketch mode. Then clean it up by using the decal tool. This method is very useful in cases where you need to make your design presentable.