Iouri Apanovitch

Senior Technical Training Engineer<br><br>As a senior member of the Rand 3D team with a doctorate degree in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and over 35 years of experience, Iouri provides design, consulting, and training services to those in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and consumer goods industries. Iouri is a seasoned pro in 3D parametric design and prototyping using knowledge-based engineering methods, and has worked on a wide range of projects including BOM automation, CMM points generation, automated 3D annotation creation, and die tooling automation design. He is also a sought-after instructor and holds the designations of both CATIA Certified Professional (Expert level) and CATIA Certified Instructor.

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • CATIA V5: How to Create Attribute Links with a Specific Number of Decimal Places

    CATIA V5: How to Create Attribute Links with a Specific Number of Decimal Places

    Learn to link a text in the drawing to a measurement in the 3D model with values that show a very specific number of decimal places.

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  • Extracting Geometry from CGR files

    Extracting Geometry from CGR files

    Learn some tricks to extract geometry from CGR (Catia Graphics Representation) files.

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  • CATIA V5: How to Control Video File Size

    CATIA V5: How to Control Video File Size

    Learn how to control the video file size in CATIA V5.

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  • How to Find Icons and Tools in CATIA V5

    How to Find Icons and Tools in CATIA V5

    Here's a popular question from CATIA users: How do I find the icon or tool I’m looking for? Without a built-in 'icon finder' here’s the process I recommend for hunting down those cannot-be-found icons

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  • Exporting 3D Annotations from CATIA to STEP

    Exporting 3D Annotations from CATIA to STEP

    By Iouri Apanovitch The Model-Based Definition (MBD), which deals with the definition of products through annotated 3D CAD models rather than traditional 2D drawings, is supported in CATIA by the...

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  • How to use formulas to construct geometry in CATIA

    How to use formulas to construct geometry in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch CATIA offers unparalleled capabilities for knowledge-based engineering. Parameters, formulas, design tables, etc. lie at the very foundation of CATIA, enabling capturing the...

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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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  • 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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  • Using equation-based laws in CATIA Kinematics

    Using equation-based laws in CATIA Kinematics

    By Iouri Apanovitch This is a follow-up to my previous post “Using sketch-based laws in CATIA Kinematics.” Just to refresh your memory what this is all about… CATIA Law features can be used to...

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  • Using sketch-based laws in CATIA Kinematics

    Using sketch-based laws in CATIA Kinematics

    By Iouri Apanovitch If more than one command exists in a CATIA Kinematics mechanism, the commands are not linked to each other. When the mechanism is simulated with commands, each command is...

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  • How to use mathematical equations to control curves and surfaces in CATIA

    How to use mathematical equations to control curves and surfaces in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch In CATIA Generative Shape Design workbench, Law features can be used for precise control of the shape of a curve or a surface. While the use of the sketch-based laws has...

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  • CATIA DM1 (Digital Mock Up) Viewer23:48

    CATIA DM1 (Digital Mock Up) Viewer

    Learn about the key functionality of the DM1 Viewer Tools, including Opening and Viewing Internal information in native CATIA models and performing measurements when modification o

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