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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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  • 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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  • Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Kinematic Simulations14:34

    Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Kinematic Simulations

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

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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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  • CATIA V5 Tip:  DMU Sectioning exported curve and its limitations in accuracy13:21

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

    Technical Trainer, Trisha West, demonstrates the limitations of the DMU Sectioning exported curve, how to adjust the accuracy with internal settings, and comparing these setting to the GSD's (Generati

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  • CATIA Tip: How to measure the inside volume of a container with CATIA V5

    CATIA Tip: How to measure the inside volume of a container with CATIA V5

    The following video tutorial shows how to measure the inside volume of a container using CATIA V5. More information on this subject can be found in the Rand 3D CATIA V5 Advanced Part Design 3-day...

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  • Measuring the inside volume of a container with CATIA V517:01

    Measuring the inside volume of a container with CATIA V5

    The following video tutorial shows how to measure the inside volume of a container using CATIA V5. More information on this subject can be found in the Rand 3D CATIA V5 Advanced Part Design 3-day t

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  • Adjusting Motion Duration in CATIA's Fitting Simulator workbench3:42

    Adjusting Motion Duration in CATIA's Fitting Simulator workbench

    Technical Trainer, Trisha West, demonstrates the three methods of adjusting time duration and delay to actions within the Fitting Simulator workbench in this short video. www.Rand3D.com

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  • Creating a Sequence (and shuttle) in CATIA's Fitting Simulator Workbench11:36

    Creating a Sequence (and shuttle) in CATIA's Fitting Simulator Workbench

    www.Rand3D.com Once you have created various tracks for simulation purposes, one must then arrange the order and timing of the various action items. Follow technical trainer, Trisha West, as she show

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  • Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Fitting Simulator workbench

    Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Fitting Simulator workbench

    By Trisha Freeman The Fitting Simulator workbench in CATIA V5 is a great tool to help create assembly or disassembly paths for parts to take within a product. However, being able to visibly see if...

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  • 25 Practical Tips & Tricks for CATIA V5 Users

    25 Practical Tips & Tricks for CATIA V5 Users

    In this eBook, you'll get tips and tricks to make working in CATIA V5 easier. Tips include: DATA SAVE Option, How to Change the Size of Reference Planes, How to Save a Drawing to PDF, and more.

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  • Pattern Problems Part 2: How to mirror a pattern in CATIA V53:33

    Pattern Problems Part 2: How to mirror a pattern in CATIA V5

    This tutorial is part 2 of the CATIA V5 "Pattern Problems" Blog series. To view the first post in the series, visit: https://blogs.rand.com/rand3d/ To view the entire Blog that goes with this video,

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