Rand 3D Blog: Insights from Within

Offering Tips & Tricks for CATIA and Creo users

  • 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Your Competition

    3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Your Competition

    Learn how to be better, faster, and more cost effective than your competition by harnessing the power within the ProductivityNOW eLearning platform.

    Read Article
  • 5 Ways to Encourage Employees to Embrace Training

    5 Ways to Encourage Employees to Embrace Training

    Software is ever-changing, and users must continue to learn new features and workflows to improve their proficiency. As a manager, how do you get employees to embrace training?

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • ×

    Sign up for email updates

    First Name
    Last Name
    Country
    Thank you!
    Error - something went wrong!
  • Creating Creo Parametric Blends

    Creating Creo Parametric Blends

    By Trisha West Technical Trainer, Trisha West, demonstrates the complexities behind the Creo Parametric blend function in this video including the importance of start point alignment and adding a...

    Read Article
  • How to Find Icons and Tools in CATIA V5

    How to Find Icons and Tools in CATIA V5

    Here's a popular question from CATIA users: How do I find the icon or tool I’m looking for? Without a built-in 'icon finder' here’s the process I recommend for hunting down those cannot-be-found icons

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 5 Reasons to consider Software Simulations for PLM Training

    5 Reasons to consider Software Simulations for PLM Training

    Some companies are using software simulations in their PLM training for effective end-user training to help ensure that the new business processes are successfully adopted.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

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

    CATIA V5 Admin Mode, Part 2: Customizing Drafting Standards

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

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

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • Using Multiple Bodies in Creo Parametric 7.0

    Using Multiple Bodies in Creo Parametric 7.0

    Starting with Creo 7. multiple body modeling has come to Creo. My webcast will step you though the basics of how multiple bodies work in Creo Parametric.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...