Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CATIA V5 - where did that icon go?

Did you ever start to do something in CATIA V5 then suddenly find out that you can't see a certain icon? No need to worry. it's there, you're not blind. Here are some suggestions for how to hunt for it.

 For those who are lazy, you can always find most commands in the Insert menu given you're in the right workbench.

In the View menu>Toolbars, you can enable any of the listed ones. Always keep it to a minimum so that you don't clutter your user interface.

Make sure that you don't see any double arrows (or Chevrons) in the bottom-right corner of your CATIA screen. If so, then you need to pull out all these toolbars out until you find it.

If all fails, go to Tools>Customize, Toolbars Tab. then click Restore Position button. This will bring CATIA back to the original factory UI settings.

For those who would like a reference page of most icons in their respective workbenches, I've uploaded a copy of icon screen shots. Click here to download.


CatV5 said...

hi i need help.. i did the restore position, my apply material icon still won't come out.. any other options (other than from menu bar)?

CatV5 said...

Hi i tried the restore position method but my apply material icon still does not appear... any other trick that i know?

MTM said...

Right click any icon, is the Apply Material in the list checked? I'm assuming you looked at the bottom right corner of you screen for hidden toolbars.