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  • CATIA Tip: Double-Click to Repeat

    CATIA Tip: Double-Click to Repeat

    Ever find yourself using the same command over and over and over? It’s kind of annoying to have to click the same icon so… many… times.

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  • CATIA Tip: Centered Rectangle

    CATIA Tip: Centered Rectangle

    Here’s a pretty common scenario: You need to start a sketch for a part – maybe it’s a block – and to get everything nice and organized, you’ve got to center it.

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  • CATIA Tip: Bypassing Sketcher Snaps

    CATIA Tip: Bypassing Sketcher Snaps

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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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  • Webcast Q&A: Creo Parametric Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats

    Webcast Q&A: Creo Parametric Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats

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  • Draft Improvement in Creo Parametric 5.0

    Draft Improvement in Creo Parametric 5.0

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  • Doing Splits the Easy Way: Splitting Surfaces in CATIA V5

    Doing Splits the Easy Way: Splitting Surfaces in CATIA V5

    The Split command is an essential tool when working with surface-based models in the Generative Shape Design and Wireframe and Surface Design workbenches.

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  • Doing the Splits Part 2: A Deeper Stretch

    Doing the Splits Part 2: A Deeper Stretch

    Learn options in the CATIA Split command, see what they’re for, and see why you might use them.

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  • Doing The Splits Part 3: The Final Stretch

    Doing The Splits Part 3: The Final Stretch

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  • Are there shortcuts when it comes to learning CAD Software?

    Are there shortcuts when it comes to learning CAD Software?

    A shortcut implies a quicker way to achieve a goal. Many people wonder if there a faster way to learn how to use CAD software? It’s a valid question that's worth taking a closer look at.

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Sketcher Outputs

    CATIA V5 Tip: Sketcher Outputs

    Utilizing the four output commands within the sketcher workbench will allow sketch entities to be segmented individually, allowing for quick creation of shapes. In this video,...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Adding Balloon Callouts to an Assembly Drawing

    CATIA V5 Tip: Adding Balloon Callouts to an Assembly Drawing

    In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West demonstrates how to add balloon callout to an assembly drawing which requires generating the numbering convention, Bill of Material...

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  • Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V5

    Creating a Manikin Simulation in CATIA V5

    By Trisha West In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West shows the two methods of creating a manikin motion file: a simulation using saved manikin postures in a catalog, and creating a track...

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  • Creo Parametric Tip: A Design Consideration When Creating a Flat Pattern for a Complex Harness

    Creo Parametric Tip: A Design Consideration When Creating a Flat Pattern for a Complex Harness

    By Natasha Reaves This question was originally asked by a former student who attend the Creo Parametric Cable and Harness Design course and was answered by the class instructor. Student's...

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  • Creo Parametric: An Overview of the Electromechanical Cabling Design Process

    Creo Parametric: An Overview of the Electromechanical Cabling Design Process

    By Natasha Reaves In the Creo Parametric Cable and Harness Design course, you will learn how to route electrical harnesses with and without schematic diagram information. Additionally, you will...

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  • Exporting 3D Annotations from CATIA to STEP

    Exporting 3D Annotations from CATIA to STEP

    By Iouri Apanovitch The Model-Based Definition (MBD), which deals with the definition of products through annotated 3D CAD models rather than traditional 2D drawings, is supported in CATIA by the...

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  • CATIA V5 Tip: Adding an offset to a Manikin Segment

    CATIA V5 Tip: Adding an offset to a Manikin Segment

    By Trisha West When performing a reach study on a human manikin, adding an offset is sometimes necessary to add when the manikin is using hand tools. In this video, see how to attach a tool, add...

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  • Executing a Manikin Hand Grasp in CATIA V5

    Executing a Manikin Hand Grasp in CATIA V5

    By Trisha West In this video, Technical Trainer Trisha West steps you through placing an object near the manikin, executing a manikin hand grasp and attach the object to the manikin. For more...

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  • How to use formulas to construct geometry in CATIA

    How to use formulas to construct geometry in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch CATIA offers unparalleled capabilities for knowledge-based engineering. Parameters, formulas, design tables, etc. lie at the very foundation of CATIA, enabling capturing the...

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  • How to use formulas to measure in CATIA

    How to use formulas to measure in CATIA

    By Iouri Apanovitch Any CATIA designer worth one's salt knows how to use Measure Item and Measure Between tools to make measurements. What is less known is that you can do the same using...

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