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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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  • Pattern Problems Part 2: How to Mirror a Pattern in CATIA V5

    Pattern Problems Part 2: How to Mirror a Pattern in CATIA V5

    By Trisha Freeman Mirroring a feature, or a set of features is a great way to duplicate features quickly while maintaining a link. However, mirroring a pattern in CATIA can be tricky. Below is an...

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  • Pattern Problems Part 1: The benefit of “Keep specifications” and its limitations in CATIA V5

    Pattern Problems Part 1: The benefit of “Keep specifications” and its limitations in CATIA V5

    By Trisha Freeman When creating a pattern with an object feature that has utilized one of the “Up-to” options (Up to Next, Up to Last, Up to Plane or Up to Surface), the “Keep specifications”...

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  • Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Fitting Simulator workbench4:53

    Detecting Clash in CATIA V5 Fitting Simulator workbench

    www.Rand3D.com 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 the i

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  • CATIA Demo: Manikin Load Analysis using the CATIA Human Builder Workbench

    CATIA Demo: Manikin Load Analysis using the CATIA Human Builder Workbench

    By Trisha Freeman Follow this short tutorial to see how to perform an ergonomic load analysis to a human manikin back in CATIA V5. Visit www.Rand3D.com for a full list of CATIA classes.

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  • CATIA Demo: Manikin Load Analysis using the CATIA Human Builder Workbench6:17

    CATIA Demo: Manikin Load Analysis using the CATIA Human Builder Workbench

    www.Rand3D.com Watch this tutorial to see how to perform an ergonomic load analysis to a ergonomic load analysis back in CATIA V5.

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  • CATIA V5-6 Tip: Deleting Unused Features from the Specification Tree

    CATIA V5-6 Tip: Deleting Unused Features from the Specification Tree

    By Natasha Reaves There is a quick way to clean up unused or isolated features from the specification tree. For example, if you have isolated features in a CATPart model such that reference planes...

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  • CATIA Tip: Developing your own custom material library.5:28

    CATIA Tip: Developing your own custom material library.

    Watch this video to learn how you can use CATIA's Material Library workbench to develop your own custom material library.

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  • CATIA Quick Tip: Find 3D data from a 2D Drawing

    CATIA Quick Tip: Find 3D data from a 2D Drawing

    By Scott Henderson Do you ever have trouble remembering exactly which 3D model was used for the basis of your current drawing? Or have a hard time telling what a certain item on the drawing is...

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  • Fixing a Base Component back to its Original Location

    Fixing a Base Component back to its Original Location

    By Mark Potrzebowski When new users are creating assemblies in CATIA, a common issue is forgetting to fix the base component. This leads to the base part getting moved away from the origin and...

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  • How to use mathematical equations to control curves and surfaces in CATIA

    How to use mathematical equations to control curves and surfaces in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch In CATIA Generative Shape Design workbench, Law features can be used for precise control of the shape of a curve or a surface. While the use of the sketch-based laws has...

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  • Fixing a Base Component back to its Original Location6:20

    Fixing a Base Component back to its Original Location

    www.Rand3D.com When new users are creating assemblies in CATIA, a common issue is forgetting to fix the base component. This leads to the base part getting moved away from the origin and making all t

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