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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 Tip: Typing Commands

    CATIA Tip: Typing Commands

    What can we do when we know there’s a command we want in CATIA, we know the name of it, but we just can’t find it anywhere? Find out how to solve this problem in our blog post.

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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 Tip: Converting a Line to an Axis

    CATIA Tip: Converting a Line to an Axis

    Today we’re back in the Sketcher workbench. The plan is to create a Shaft so I’ve started drawing the sketch but the the line I’ve drawn needs to be an Axis instead of a standard line.

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  • CATIA Tip: Sketcher Booleans

    CATIA Tip: Sketcher Booleans

    Here's another another way to save some mouse clicks and some time in CATIA.

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  • CATIA Tip: Center Rotation

    CATIA Tip: Center Rotation

    Learn how to rotate a model in CATIA while keeping it centered on the screen.

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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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  • 20 Practical Tips for CATIA Users

    20 Practical Tips for CATIA Users

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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