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  • CATIA Tip: Half Dimension in CATIA Drafting

    CATIA Tip: Half Dimension in CATIA Drafting

    Here's a quick tip to show you how to turn off the half-dimension option in CATIA.

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  • CATIA Tip: Drawing Items Snapping to Grid

    CATIA Tip: Drawing Items Snapping to Grid

    Here's a quick CATIA fix to help with the automatic snapping function in the drafting workbench of any text item or chart.

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  • CATIA Tip: How to Lock in a Horizontal or Vertical Dimension in a CATIA Drawing

    CATIA Tip: How to Lock in a Horizontal or Vertical Dimension in a CATIA Drawing

    See how to lock in a horizontal or vertical dimension in a CATIA drawing in one of 2 ways.

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  • CATIA Tip: Hatching Lines that do not Display

    CATIA Tip: Hatching Lines that do not Display

    Here's another tip when using the CATIA Drafting Workbench. This tip will apply to cross section views when you are sectioning through smaller parts.

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  • CATIA Tip: Cross Sections in Drawings

    CATIA Tip: Cross Sections in Drawings

    This CATIA tip takes us to the drafting workbench to look at the offset cross section view command. The location of the cross section cutting line can be created with 3 different methods.

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  • CATIA Tip: Up to Plane VS. Up to Surface

    CATIA Tip: Up to Plane VS. Up to Surface

    Many first-time software users get confused on the difference between the depth options of 'up to plane' versus 'up to surface' because sometimes, they can be used interchangeably. Let's take a look.

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  • Scanned Data in CATIA V5: An Intro to Digitized Shape Editor and Quick Surface Reconstruction

    Scanned Data in CATIA V5: An Intro to Digitized Shape Editor and Quick Surface Reconstruction

    For many reasons, it may be useful to scan an existing object to use in CATIA. For this post, we’ll take a high-level look at the general procedure.

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 3:  Customizing Generative View Styles

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 3: Customizing Generative View Styles

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 2:  Customizing Drafting Standards

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 2: Customizing Drafting Standards

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 1: Setting Up

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 1: Setting Up

    In this post, we will explain how to set up and run CATIA in admin mode in general, as well as how to lock options and settings for the end-users.

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  • Rand 3D Launches New Creo 7.0 Training Courses  and Creates Customizable Learning Paths

    Rand 3D Launches New Creo 7.0 Training Courses and Creates Customizable Learning Paths

    As remote teams become more prominent in the workforce, Rand 3D continues to bolster its asynchronous learning content with its popular online platform, ProductivityNOW.

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  • Fixing CATIA Data Errors with CATDUA

    Fixing CATIA Data Errors with CATDUA

    CATDUA is a part of CATIA V5 and a tool for repairing errors in CATIA files. CATDUA has many helpful uses and we strongly recommend using CATDUA before exporting a CATIA model to an external format.

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  • CATIA Assembly Design: Flexible vs. Rigid Sub-Assembly

    CATIA Assembly Design: Flexible vs. Rigid Sub-Assembly

    Learn about Flexible vs. Rigid Sub-Assembly in this CATIA Assembly Design software tip.

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  • CATIA Tip: Typing Commands

    CATIA Tip: Typing Commands

    What can we do when we know there’s a command we want in CATIA, we know the name of it, but we just can’t find it anywhere? Find out how to solve this problem in our blog post.

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  • Innovative PLM Adoption eLearning Solutions25:49

    Innovative PLM Adoption eLearning Solutions

    Hear how Rand 3D has helped organizations capture their PLM workflows to create unique training programs that follow their organizational processes adopted by their company.

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  • Using Multiple Bodies in Creo Parametric 7.0

    Using Multiple Bodies in Creo Parametric 7.0

    Starting with Creo 7. multiple body modeling has come to Creo. My webcast will step you though the basics of how multiple bodies work in Creo Parametric.

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  • Customized PTC Windchill eLearning for Generac4:08

    Customized PTC Windchill eLearning for Generac

    Hear how Rand 3D worked with Generac to help with the adoption of their new Windchill process for their 850 users. www.Rand3D.com

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  • CATIA V5: Surface Continuity Explained

    CATIA V5: Surface Continuity Explained

    While point or tangency continuity is sufficient for most mechanical designs, curvature continuity is usually required for visually pleasing industrial designs that involve using polished surfaces.

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  • Rand Worldwide Presents Innovative PLM Adoption Solutions at CIMData PLM Conference

    Rand Worldwide Presents Innovative PLM Adoption Solutions at CIMData PLM Conference

    At the CIMData PLM Spring event, Rand Worldwide will share decades of experience helping customers recognize the benefits of investing in and adopting PLM across their organization.

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  • Generac Success Story: Customized PLM eLearning Solutions

    Generac Success Story: Customized PLM eLearning Solutions

    Learn how Rand 3D developed customized PTC Windchill eLearning for Generac’s 850 users.

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