Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CATIA V5 - Hide/Show Geometric sets quickly

Some users need to hide show certain aspects of the design and some others. The Search tool allows you to do just that.

Friday, September 16, 2011

CATIA V5 - How to design in context (Top down design)

This demo shows how you can develop a new part in the context of the assembly, also known as Top down design. The files are straight from the CATIA V5 help system. So anyone can try it out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CATIA V5 Quick tip - How to unfold sheetmetal parts

Friday, May 13, 2011

CATIA V5 Quick tip - How to drill a hole on a tapered cylindrical shaft

Trying to add a hole on a tapered cylinder is usually a hard thing in CAD software, especially if you want the hole to be normal to the surface. This hidden trick shows how to do just that quickly in V5.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CATIA V5 Quick Tip - Simple Mold design approach

 I created this demo to illustrate how to make a part ready for molding in V5 using the Multi-Body approach. No real need for an assembly to be created here. Just use boolean operations to handle such parts. If you'd like to try to do it yourself, here's a link to the CATIA files:

Part Files

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CATIA V5 - How to Simplify a Surface, then Flatten it in 2D

More often than not, we get surfaces that are too complex for our needs. This video shows how to take a multifaceted surface and turn it into a simple, easier to deal with element. The rough Offset will do the trick as the standard offset tool does not know how to deal with this type of information. As a bonus, we also flatten the final result and place it into a 2D drawing.

Friday, February 11, 2011

CATIA V5 - How to import IGS surfaces into V5 then Thicken

This is demo that shows how you can turn IGES surfaces into something usable. The idea is you join all the surfaces together and then copy them to a new part file so that you can thicken the model.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CATIA V5 - How to make equally spaced planes in one shot

Creating planes can be very time consuming and a labourous task. In this video we show how to create 12 planes (or more) quickly for the purpose of sectioning thru the model.