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  • Your Destination for Complete Design Engineering Solutions2:10

    Your Destination for Complete Design Engineering Solutions

    CAD design and manufacturing can be complicated, especially in industries like aerospace, defense, and automotive. Technologies such as computer aided design, product lifecycle management, and 3D simu

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  • Learning in a Virtual Environment

    Learning in a Virtual Environment

    CATIA and Creo Parametric Online Training Classes: By the Numbers

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  • Creo 5.0 Tip: Rule Based Chain Selection

    Creo 5.0 Tip: Rule Based Chain Selection

    By Natasha Reaves When creating or editing features using Creo Parametric, you may need to select a chain of edges or curves that are related either by tangency or a common vertex. Watch as Rand...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: 2D Box Selection

    Creo Parametric Tip: 2D Box Selection

    By Natasha Reaves Starting in Creo Parametric 4.0, when using an object/action workflow, you can use 2D box selection in combination with the selection filter settings to select only items of the...

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  • CATIA Mechanical Design Fundamentals

    CATIA Mechanical Design Fundamentals

    This course will teach you how to create simple parts, assemblies and drawings with CATIA. Learn how to use different feature-based tools to build, review and modify a model using 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA.

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  • 3DEXPERIENCE Generative Shape Design Essentials

    3DEXPERIENCE Generative Shape Design Essentials

    This course will teach you how to use the 3DEXPERIENCE Generative Shape Design app to create curves and surfaces. Learn how to assemble, re-limit and connect the geometries smoothly.

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  • CATIA Drafting Expert

    CATIA Drafting Expert

    This course will teach you how to manage drawing sheets and views in the Drafting app. You will also learn how to use advanced tools to dress-up, annotate views.

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  • Transition to 3DEXPERIENCE for Mechanical Designers

    Transition to 3DEXPERIENCE for Mechanical Designers

    In this course, Mechanical Designers working in the cloud with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will learn how to design a new part, insert the part in a product, then position and constrain it.

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  • Putting Functional Tolerancing and Annotation on a 2D Drawing

    Putting Functional Tolerancing and Annotation on a 2D Drawing

    By Amy Rath The Functional Tolerancing and Annotation (FT&A) workbench is a great way to add 2D drawing information right into the 3D model. Annotation can be added to parts, products, and...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: Selection Using <Ctrl> and <Shift>

    Creo Parametric Tip: Selection Using <Ctrl> and <Shift>

    By Natasha Reaves In Creo Parametric, you can use the and keys in the same way you would with a Microsoft Office application, such as Word. In the main graphics window or the model tree, you can...

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  • CATIA V5: Sketcher Boolean Operations

    CATIA V5: Sketcher Boolean Operations

    By Amy Rath Boolean Operations are now available in the sketcher workbench starting with release CATIA V5-V6 2018. These Boolean operations work very similar to the ones used in the Part Design...

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  • Feature Recognition in CATIA

    Feature Recognition in CATIA

    By Amy Rath Have you ever had a model that was imported in as an isolated model? Meaning it didn’t have history to it or any features listed in the specification tree except a solid branch. Here...

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  • CATIA V5 Visual Tip: Z-buffer Depth Display

    CATIA V5 Visual Tip: Z-buffer Depth Display

    By Trisha West Here is another CATIA V5 visual option that some people find useful. By default, all reference features you create in CATIA will automatically “shine” through any other...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Low Light Mode in CATIA Assemblies

    CATIA V5 Tip: Low Light Mode in CATIA Assemblies

    By Trisha West In some CAD modeling packages, there is an automatic “tunnel vision” that occurs when you are active on a child component within a higher-level assembly. Below is an example of a...

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  • CATIA V5 Drafting Tip: Creating Detailed Views and Redefining Detail View Locations

    CATIA V5 Drafting Tip: Creating Detailed Views and Redefining Detail View Locations

    By Trisha West Creating a detail drawing view allows a user to enlarge areas within a drawing view to a different scale. In CATIA V5, you can select to make a detail view area in a circular shape,...

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  • Updating Legacy Datums to Datum Feature Symbols in Creo Parametric 4.0+

    Updating Legacy Datums to Datum Feature Symbols in Creo Parametric 4.0+

    By Scott Hendren If you are new to Creo Parametric 4.0, and have started working with drawings or the Model Based Definition (MBD) annotation tools, you may be asking, “What is going on with Set...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: How to use Pick From List to Select Entities

    Creo Parametric Tip: How to use Pick From List to Select Entities

    By Natasha Reaves When using Creo Parametric, it is recommended that you review a list of all of the entities that can be queried based on where the cursor is located. One way to query items is to...

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  • CATIA V5: Clash Analysis breakdown

    By Trisha West Performing a static clash in CATIA is a powerful tool that can detect areas of interference, contact and minimum clearance violations. In this video, we break down how to set up,...

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  • CATIA Drafting Tip: Displaying View Axis in Drawing Views

    CATIA Drafting Tip: Displaying View Axis in Drawing Views

    By Trisha West The default installation of CATIA V5 has the view axis displayed turned on in drawing views. This means that in the active view, there is a blue horizontal and vertical axis that is...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Drafting Display View Frame

    CATIA V5 Tip: Drafting Display View Frame

    By Trisha West The view frame is the dashed box that appears around a drawing view. This frame allows the user to quickly pick a view to drag it to another location on the drawing sheet. However,...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: How to Convert a Diameter Dimension to a Linear Dimension in a Drawing

    Creo Parametric Tip: How to Convert a Diameter Dimension to a Linear Dimension in a Drawing

    By Natasha Reaves When detailing a Creo drawing, you can convert a diameter dimension to a linear dimension or convert a linear dimension that denotes diameter of geometry to a diameter dimension....

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