Rand 3D Blog: Insights from Within

Offering Tips & Tricks for CATIA and Creo users

  • 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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  • Custom PLM Training Development Part 1: Initiation / Proposal / Kickoff

    Custom PLM Training Development Part 1: Initiation / Proposal / Kickoff

    Learn how Rand 3D works with clients who are interested in a customized PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) training program, in this first part of a 6-part Blog series.

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  • Custom PLM Training Development Part 2: Planning

    Custom PLM Training Development Part 2: Planning

    This article addresses what takes place in the Planning stage of a Custom PLM Training Development project.

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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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  • 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: 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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  • 5 Reasons to Make ProductivityNOW Your One-Stop-Shop for Online Training

    5 Reasons to Make ProductivityNOW Your One-Stop-Shop for Online Training

    Maximize the proficiency, productivity, and potential of your staff.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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