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

Rand 3D

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 supposed to be? If so, try these quick tricks.

 

The missing link

Here’s an easy check: Head to Edit > Links and take a peek at the Pointed Documents tab. Any files linked by the 2D drawing will be listed here.

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Want to quickly open that 3D model? Just click the Open on the right side of the window.

 

Taking it a small step further

If you’d like to see where a particular piece of 2D geometry is located in 3D space, go to Tools > Analyze > Show Geometry in All View Points.

Hover over the drawing and the same item shows up highlighted in the 3D preview window.

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Not Enough?

For more information on these tools or general drawing creation in CATIA, check out the Rand 3D CATIA V5: Generative Drafting class.

 

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