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  • Your Destination for Complete Design Engineering Solutions2:10

    Your Destination for Complete Design Engineering Solutions

    If you're considering CAD, PLM, or 3D simulation tools for your aerospace, defense, or automotive team and aren't sure where to begin, reach out to the Rand 3D Team.

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  • How to use formulas to measure in CATIA

    How to use formulas to measure in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch Any CATIA designer worth one's salt knows how to use Measure Item and Measure Between tools to make measurements. What is less known is that you can do the same using...

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  • Advanced Laws in CATIA Kinematics29:06

    Advanced Laws in CATIA Kinematics

    In CATIA Kinematics, you'll learn about the use of laws to simulate motion using a single parameter in this on-demand session.

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  • Using Multiple-Value Parameters to control CATIA dimensions

    Using Multiple-Value Parameters to control CATIA dimensions

    By Iouri Apanovitch In this post, I will explain how to control a CATIA dimension using a multiple-value parameter. As an example, I will use a sheet metal part shown below, in which the raw sheet...

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  • Adaptive Sweep Surface Essentials in CATIA V535:56

    Adaptive Sweep Surface Essentials in CATIA V5

    See how to create a CATIA V5 or CATIA V6 adaptive sweep surface and explore additional advanced surface creation elements that give you more control over capturing the true intent of complex geometry.

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  • Creo Parametric's Offset Feature55:10

    Creo Parametric's Offset Feature

    See how you can use Creo Parametric's Standard Offset, Expand, With Draft, and Replace Surface Features.

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  • Tip: Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V58:03

    Tip: Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V5

    In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West shows the two methods of creating a manikin motion file: a simulation using saved manikin postures in a catalog, and creating a track with a manikin object

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  • Tip: How to execute a manikin hand grasp in CATIA V58:05

    Tip: How to execute a manikin hand grasp in CATIA V5

    In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West steps you through placing an object near the manikin, executing a manikin hand grasp and attach the object to the manikin. To learn more about this topic,

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  • CATIA V5-6 Tip: How to Customize Your Toolbars and Reset the Position of a Toolbar

    CATIA V5-6 Tip: How to Customize Your Toolbars and Reset the Position of a Toolbar

    By Natasha Reaves There are many workbenches in CATIA. Each workbench has several toolbars available to suit your requirements and preferences. Depending on your monitor size and display...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: A New Definition Option for the Datum Point Feature

    Creo Parametric Tip: A New Definition Option for the Datum Point Feature

    By Natasha Reaves In Creo Parametric a datum point can be used as a construction element when modeling geometry or as a known point for performing computations and model analyses. Datum points can...

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  • Creo Parametric 5.0: Working with Annotations & Model-Based Definitions

    Creo Parametric 5.0: Working with Annotations & Model-Based Definitions

    Learn Creo Parametric 5.0 3D annotation tools, cross sections, combination states, note libraries and more in this 1 day course.

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: How to Add and Assign an Appearance to a Model

    Creo Parametric Tip: How to Add and Assign an Appearance to a Model

    By Natasha Reaves Creo Parametric allows you to customize the default system colors of parts and/or features. The Appearance Gallery is used to create, delete, modify, and save the appearance of...

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  • Rand 3D Webcast Working with Legacy Datums in Creo Parametric 4.0+ Questions and Answers

    Rand 3D Webcast Working with Legacy Datums in Creo Parametric 4.0+ Questions and Answers

    Thank you for attending my Creo Legacy Datums Webcast. If you missed the live webcast, you can view the recording here....

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  • Designing Better Products with CATIA’s Engineering Optimizer Workbench35:43

    Designing Better Products with CATIA’s Engineering Optimizer Workbench

    Get an introduction to CATIA's Product Engineering Optimizer (PEO) workbench, which provides engineers with easy-to-use tools that can be used to optimize any type of data.

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: Information About Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats

    Creo Parametric Tip: Information About Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats

    By Natasha Reaves In Creo Parametric, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is a list of all the components needed to build the assembly. The BOM also lists the total quantity of each component included in...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: Information About the Drawing Setup File

    Creo Parametric Tip: Information About the Drawing Setup File

    By Natasha Reaves In Creo Parametric, the configuration file options control the design environment for parts and assemblies. This means that the configuration file, known as the config.pro file,...

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  • Working with Legacy Datums in Creo Parametric 41:01:54

    Working with Legacy Datums in Creo Parametric 4

    Learn the basics of how to replace set datums with datum feature symbols in Creo Parametric 4.0.

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  • Scene Creation and Application in CATIA V545:36

    Scene Creation and Application in CATIA V5

    See the basics of how to create a Scene in CATIA V5 and explore its uses in Assembly and Drawings.

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  • How to Overcome a Tricky Surface Offset in CATIA V5

    How to Overcome a Tricky Surface Offset in CATIA V5

    By Scott Henderson You’ve built your surface and the hard work is done. The shape looks good. Every bend radius is correct and all of the fillets finally mesh well. There’s just one last step:...

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  • Tech Tip: CATIA V5 Coupling Options for Multi-Section Solids

    Tech Tip: CATIA V5 Coupling Options for Multi-Section Solids

    By Trisha West Technical Trainer, Trisha West, demonstrates how the four different coupling methods (ratio, tangency, tangency then curvature, and vertices) can affect your final multi-section,...

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  • Creating Creo Parametric Blends

    Creating Creo Parametric Blends

    By Trisha West Technical Trainer, Trisha West, demonstrates the complexities behind the Creo Parametric blend function in this video including the importance of start point alignment and adding a...

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