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  • CATIA Tip: Red Xs on Annotations

    CATIA Tip: Red Xs on Annotations

    Let's look at a scenario that sometimes arises when using the “View from 3D” function in the Drafting workbench.

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  • CATIA Tip: Floating Measurements

    CATIA Tip: Floating Measurements

    Measurements, by default, tend to take priority on the screen. If you create a measurement, it’ll “float” on top of any existing geometry. But if you want to turn it off, here's a quick tip to do that

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  • CATIA Tip: Multi-Pad

    CATIA Tip: Multi-Pad

    Learn how with the Multi-Pad, you are able to draw all of the shapes in a single sketch and let them naturally snap to each other so it’s easier to build.

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  • CATIA Tip: Sketcher - Drag for Arc

    CATIA Tip: Sketcher - Drag for Arc

    The CATIA Profile tool is a great way to draw a lot of connected lines and arcs all together. Having to pick the arcs from the Sketch Tools can get a little old.

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  • CATIA Tip: Double-Click to Repeat

    CATIA Tip: Double-Click to Repeat

    Ever find yourself using the same command over and over and over? It’s kind of annoying to have to click the same icon so… many… times.

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  • CATIA Tip: Circle Dimensions on Drawings

    CATIA Tip: Circle Dimensions on Drawings

    How to add dimensions in the Drafting workbench in CATIA

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  • CATIA Tip: Centered Rectangle

    CATIA Tip: Centered Rectangle

    Here’s a pretty common scenario: You need to start a sketch for a part – maybe it’s a block – and to get everything nice and organized, you’ve got to center it.

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  • CATIA Tip: Bypassing Sketcher Snaps

    CATIA Tip: Bypassing Sketcher Snaps

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  • 20 Practical Tips for CATIA Users

    20 Practical Tips for CATIA Users

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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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  • Sketcher Outputs in CATIA V59:49

    Sketcher Outputs in CATIA V5

    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, Rand 3D Technical Traine

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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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  • 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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  • Creating Multi Section Features in CATIA V5 and the 3DEXPERIENCE50:23

    Creating Multi Section Features in CATIA V5 and the 3DEXPERIENCE

    The Multi-Section feature is a powerful tool and is one of the fundamental ways to create complex geometry in CATIA and the 3DEXPERIENCE. Understanding the Multi-Section features and many advanced opt

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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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  • 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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  • 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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