Design

Boolean Operations in CATIA V5

Boolean operation is an important feature in CATIA V5. Types of Boolean operations include Assemble, Add, Remove, Intersect, Union Trim, and Remove Lump. Assemble The Assemble command basically works considering the polarity of the solid bodies. One may be interested to know what actually is the polarity of a body. In simple words, it can be said that whenever a new body is created using material formation like pad, shaft and rib or multi-section solid, then that body can be considered as positive...

Design # Engineering

Plastic Part Design Consideration

Plastic part design consideration plays a significant role in designing and manufacturing a plastic component. Whenever a Product Designer designs a plastic part, it is important to take care of factors such as the moulding process, selection of material, mass manufacturing process and overall area of the part around the functional need by keeping the design intent intact or the end use in consideration. Overall Area of the Part While engineering plastics are used in many diverse and demanding...

Design

Customizing Toolbars and Start Menu in CATIA V5

Customization of toolbars helps a regular CATIA V5 user for executing day to day tasks and also to increase productivity. One can customize the toolbar to include the frequently used commands, so that the user has a smooth and seamless experience while using CATIA. The user need not search for each and every command in the respective toolbar every time. These customized toolbars can be used on any workbenches. There are two ways to do this: Creating a new customized Toolbar: In CATIA V5, there...

Design

Environment Variables in CATIA V5

Environment variables in CATIA are used to customize the CATIA environment as per the user requirements. There are some Environment Variables which help to start CATIA faster. Though they are not documented, they are used by the user community as they work well with the current supported CATIA release. To add these variables to your current Windows profile: Right click "My Computer" Click "Properties" Click on the "Advanced" tab Click the "Environment Variables" button which will...

Design # Tips & Tricks Series

Performance settings in CATIA V5

There are many ways to manage the performance of CATIA V5 & accuracy of models. To improve performance & increase productivity, we need to configure the settings properly. Some of these options are discussed in detail in this document. These will immensely benefit CATIA users. Undo Stack Undo ➞ Stack size ➞ change from 10 to 5 Stack Size defines the maximum number of commands which can be undone for each document. Lower the value better the performance. More the stack value,...

Design # Tips & Tricks Series

Using Publications in CATIA V5

With the help of Publications in CATIA V5, one can make different geometrical features available for use in the specification tree. One can publish a plane, a sketch or a parameter which is not readily visible in the specification tree. In assembly workbench, during Contextual Design, Publication option becomes very useful. In CATIA V5, go to Tools ↦ Publication The Publication command is used to: Publish a geometrical element Edit the default name of the published element ...

Cloud # Design

Launching CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on CLOUD in the Administrative mode

To set drafting standards and set user default catsettings for 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA we need to launch CATIA in Administration mode (Admin mode). It can also allow us to lock certain software settings. For 3DEXPERIENCE CLOUD this can be accomplished using the following steps.  Log in to 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with required credentials. Click on the 3DEXPERIENCE/ IfWe Compass.  Select the small black/ grey arrow just to the right of one of the 3D Modeling apps (for example, Assembly...

Design # Innovation

Generative Design – A New Era in Product Design

For decades, designers have been following traditional design methods that involve lengthy processes and several iterations. But today, the advancements in software have made design process simple and swift while minimizing the costs entailed. Hence, designers skill up on design best practices to reduce the repetitive design work with the help of design templates and easily implement key user-defined features adopting the right tools. This will provide them more time for innovation and new product...

3DEXPERIENCE # Cloud # Design

Achieve Product Design Excellence with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

Why CATIA on the Cloud DassaultSystèmes has been helping engineers and designers create complex designs for decades via CATIA, a product design and experience solution that has been used in multiple industries to develop products. With CATIA’s ability to model any product, engineers, designers and all contributors can effortlessly imagine, define and shape products virtually before committing to a prototype. CATIA, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, enables start-ups or mid-market...

Design # Education # Engineering # Industrial Equipment

Design Engineer Learning Curve and Career Path with EDST e-Learning

The Future of Working in Manufacturing With Industrial Revolution 4.0, the nature of work is transforming with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Robotics, Cognitive Automation, Advanced Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Advanced new age technology has created more jobs that require a unique skillset leading to the gap of available professionals specializing in these skillsets. To bridge this gap, it is important to educate the workforce of the future. The future workforce is predicted...