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  • Action Bar Customization in CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE R2022x

    Action Bar Customization in CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE R2022x

    Get an overview of how the Action Bar in CATIA works, and what customizations you can expect out of the Action Bar.

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  • CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x Action Bar: Overview and Customization14:31

    CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x Action Bar: Overview and Customization

    Whether this is your first time using CATIA, or you have CATIA V5 experience, the Action Bar in R2022x is the way basic icons are handled.

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  • CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE: Solving Object Color Issues8:29

    CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE: Solving Object Color Issues

    When dealing with CATIA within the 3DEXPERIENCE, object color can sometimes create issues in seeing everything you want within a model or assembly.

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  • Solving Object Color Issues in the 3DEXPERIENCE

    Solving Object Color Issues in the 3DEXPERIENCE

    In this video we share with you a few options you have when changing object colors within the 3DEXPERIENCE.

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  • Display Window Options in 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x

    Display Window Options in 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x

    Hear from 3DEXPERIENCE author and instructor with this helpful tip about the display window options and how to turn them on and customize them.

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  • 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x: Action Pad, App Options, and Object Properties Display Options7:07

    3DEXPERIENCE 2022x: Action Pad, App Options, and Object Properties Display Options

    In this short video, learn about the display window options available to you within the 3DEXPERIENCE 2022x. Specifically, the Action Pad, App Options and Object Properties windows.

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  • CATIA Tip: Building Threads in CATIA V5

    CATIA Tip: Building Threads in CATIA V5

    In this post, we’ll look at a couple of ways to add threads to our 3D model, but we’ll primarily focus on manually building them.

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  • CATIA Tip: File Naming in CATIA and Manual Input Option

    CATIA Tip: File Naming in CATIA and Manual Input Option

    For many new CATIA users, figuring out how to manage the filename versus the part name for part/product files, can be confusing. Here's a tip to help!

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  • 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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  • How to Rotate and Zoom in Creo and CATIA V5

    How to Rotate and Zoom in Creo and CATIA V5

    Whether you are using Creo Parametric or CATIA V5, see how to rotate and zoom in each software program.

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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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  • Scanned Data in CATIA V5: An Intro to Digitized Shape Editor and Quick Surface Reconstruction

    Scanned Data in CATIA V5: An Intro to Digitized Shape Editor and Quick Surface Reconstruction

    For many reasons, it may be useful to scan an existing object to use in CATIA. For this post, we’ll take a high-level look at the general procedure.

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 1: Setting Up

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 1: Setting Up

    In this post, we will explain how to set up and run CATIA in admin mode in general, as well as how to lock options and settings for the end-users.

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 2:  Customizing Drafting Standards

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 2: Customizing Drafting Standards

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  • CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 3:  Customizing Generative View Styles

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 3: Customizing Generative View Styles

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  • Fixing CATIA Data Errors with CATDUA

    Fixing CATIA Data Errors with CATDUA

    CATDUA is a part of CATIA V5 and a tool for repairing errors in CATIA files. CATDUA has many helpful uses and we strongly recommend using CATDUA before exporting a CATIA model to an external format.

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