Trisha West

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Trisha has been providing professional training services for Rand 3D clients since 2012. Her extensive experience makes her an ideal instructor for both on-site and online classes for people at all levels, from introductory to advanced. She currently focuses on teaching end users how to effectively use CATIA V5, VPM Navi, and Creo Parametric. She also helps develop and review training material. Trisha has a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Ohio State University, and she is a Dassault Systèmes Certified instructor for CATIA V5 Part, Assembly and Surfacing modeling.

  • 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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  • 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

    See 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 in CATIA.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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