Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CATIA V5 - Composites Overview

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CATIA V5 - Automatic Feature Recognition

Part Design Feature Recognition is intended to recognize Part Design feature from a dumb solid. The user imports a part and can recover elementary Part Design features.

Monday, April 22, 2013

CATIA V4 to V5 Transfer 2D drawing

A previous video showed how to convert 3D V4 data to V5. This time we show how to convert 2D drawing data to V5 Drafting workbench. There will be no link between the 2 versions but at least you have the data in V5 to print and do simple changes.

Friday, March 15, 2013

CATIA V5 - 3D XML and Functional Tolerancing and annotation (FTA)

This is video tip on how to benefit from the FREE 3D XML viewer found on the official Dassault website. It's a great tool for those looking for to share their 3D FTA (commonly known as GD&T) with users who don't have access to CATIA V5. You also can insert the 3DXML file into an Office document and capture the design from any angle.

Friday, February 15, 2013

CATIA V5 - GSD - Review Part history

Many of us design parts or receive models that are quite complex. To go through the spec tree is a long and difficult task. In Generative Shape design (Surfacing) there's a nice hidden feature that allows you to review the part history quickly without having to run the  "Define In work object" function. It give you a good insight into how the part was modelled which makes modifications easier.

CATIA V5 - Sheetmetal - MultiBody approach

With Sheetmetal multi-body capabilities, designers can decompose parts following a logical representation, simplifing partbodies exchange and enabling a better understanding of the design. CATIA Sheetmetal Design provides the user with a sketcher that allows rapid definition and edition of sheet metal part profiles.

Monday, January 14, 2013

CATIA V5 - Functional Molded Part modeling

The objective of functional modeling is to enable product designers to focus on the functional goals and design constraints of their product. Capturing this information in the product model provides the information from which geometric form can be derived through the combination of behavioral features and a minimum of geometric construction. The end result is a significant reduction in the effort required to generate the 3D model by allowing more time for designers to focus on engineering issues, exploring alternative design approaches, and optimizing their design

Monday, January 7, 2013

IronCAD - How to add geometry to existing drawings

Bring in dwg or dxf and merge them into the same file. Simple but an effective way to bring geometry together.

IronCAD - How to Spin Revolve a part

Use the spinning method to create a 3D shape or surface by rotating a 2D profile/face around an axis. For example, when you create a 2D cross-section of a right triangle, it is rotated to create a 3D cone.

Because the cross-section spins around an axis, the resulting 3D shape or surface always has a circular nature and must follow a straight path around the axis.