Trisha West

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Trisha is a full-time trainer at Rand 3D, teaching clients how to get the most out of their CAD software. She graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Ohio State University and spent 2 years working on communication satellites before joining the Rand 3D team. Trisha is a Dassault Systèmes Certified Expert in CATIA V5 Mechanical Design, Shape Design, and Digital Mock-Up. This certification validates the skills and competence in part/assembly/surfacing design in CATIA V5 and its DMU (viewing) workbenches.

  • Part Install Visualization made easy with CATIA V5 Path Finder51:30

    Part Install Visualization made easy with CATIA V5 Path Finder

    Have you ever struggled to see if something can be installed/disassembled in CATIA V5 after the fact? In this webcast, you'll learn to develop a track for the movement of a part or sub-assembly, detec

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Sketcher Outputs

    CATIA V5 Tip: Sketcher Outputs

    Utilizing the four output commands within the sketcher workbench will allow sketch entities to be segmented individually, allowing for quick creation of shapes. In this video,...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Adding Balloon Callouts to an Assembly Drawing

    CATIA V5 Tip: Adding Balloon Callouts to an Assembly Drawing

    In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West demonstrates how to add balloon callout to an assembly drawing which requires generating the numbering convention, Bill of Material...

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  • Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V5

    Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V5

    By Trisha West 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...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Adding an offset to a Manikin Segment

    CATIA V5 Tip: Adding an offset to a Manikin Segment

    By Trisha West When performing a reach study on a human manikin, adding an offset is sometimes necessary to add when the manikin is using hand tools. In this video, see how to attach a tool, add...

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  • Executing a Manikin Hand Grasp in CATIA V5

    Executing a Manikin Hand Grasp in CATIA V5

    By Trisha West 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. For more...

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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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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Specification Tree Size Character Dependent

    CATIA V5 Tip: Specification Tree Size Character Dependent

    By Trisha West When dealing with very large, complex assemblies (especially those with components that have a long names) the specification tree size can quickly start to overtake the screen...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: CATIA Component Instance Importance

    CATIA V5 Tip: CATIA Component Instance Importance

    By Trisha West When working in CATIA V5 assemblies, the importance of specifying the component instance can be overlooked. If you have a CATIA administrator at your company then they may have...

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  • Creating and Managing Scenes in CATIA V5

    Creating and Managing Scenes in CATIA V5

    By Trisha West Follow along as Technical Trainer, Trisha West, discusses how to create, manage and apply scenes on assemblies in CATIA V5. Also discussed is the difference between full and partial...

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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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  • CATIA V5: Clash Analysis breakdown

    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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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Using the Comparison Command in a Drawing Environment

    CATIA V5 Tip: Using the Comparison Command in a Drawing Environment

    By Trisha West Investigating the differences between old and new revisions of items in CATIA can be difficult especially when the changes are very minute. The comparison command is an excellent...

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  • Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Kinematic Simulations

    Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Kinematic Simulations

    By Trisha West By default, CATIA will not alert you to an interference between part files during a Kinematic simulation. Watch as 3 methods of detecting clash are covered in this video, as well as...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: DMU Sectioning exported curve and its limitations in accuracy

    CATIA V5 Tip: DMU Sectioning exported curve and its limitations in accuracy

    By Trisha West Join Rand 3D Technical Trainer, Trisha West, as she demonstrates the limitations of the DMU Sectioning exported curve, how to adjust the accuracy with internal settings, and...

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