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University of Liege Faculty of Applied Science
Computer Graphics / CAD
Guide CATIA V5
January 2001 - Draft Manual prepared by Vincent Wadeleux and intended for intern

al use.

CONTENTS
1 2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 4 INTRODUCTION SUMMARY DESCR
IPTION OF MODULES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GENERAL Moving and zooming interface eleme
nts on the screen and zoom Move the tree selection objects hide or show elements
active objects graphic properties of objects Choice rendering style capturing a
nd manipulating images Customizing modules Extension files LEARNING SOME OF MODU
LE 3 4 7 7 788888 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 14 16 16 16 19 19 19 20 20 23 24 24
24 25

4.1 Sketcher and Part Design 4.1.1 Creating an outline 4.1.2 Definition 4.1.3 Co nstraints Part Design Assembly Design 4.2 4.2.1 Handling Component 4.2.2 Imposit ion of constraints between components 4.2.3 update constraints 4.2.4 Collision d etection between components 4.2.5 Recording Results 4.3 Generative Part Structur al Analysis 4.3.1 Static analysis 4.3.2 Modal Analysis 4.4 Wireframe & Surface D esign Toolbar 4.4.1 4.4.2 Wireline operations 4.4 bar .3 Toolbar surface

PS: Most of the figures in this manual are from the documentation CD shipped wit

h the software.
AST - Computer Graphics / CAD
Introduction to CATIA V5
21 Introduction

CATIA1 is a powerful CAD / CAM (Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing), develo ped by Dassault Systemes and marketed by IBM. It is widely used in aerospace and automotive. Version 5 is available from end 99. With each new release, there ar e new products that are available and additional features are added to existing modules. At the time this manual was written, the release has been operational s ince 5 December 2000 (known as CATIA V5R5). Eventually, all the modules that exi st in version 4 (V4) will be present in version 5. The software provides a wide range of integrated solutions covering all aspects of design and manufacturing. Among the many basic features include: design of parts assemblies realistic draw ing interactive and generative interfaces DXF / DWG, IGES

It allows to design parts and assemblies of 3D parts directly without drawing pl an. When speaking of version 5, often used the concept of digital model. This te rm means all the computer data that can manipulate an object as well or better t han you could do with a real model or a prototype. We can test its resistance to various stresses, verify that a subset is mountable or demountable ensure that the mobility of the components relative to each other generates no collision ... The digital model can reduce costs , the time and increase quality because it a voids going through a phase of prototype or model real. In addition, subsequent changes on the parts are much easier to achieve. With the module manufacturing, it can simulate the machining of parts on CNC machines and can automatically gen erate the machine file that is used by the real CNC machine.

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Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application

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2 Brief description of the modules currently available

All modules will be described below interact in a very simple and very user frie
ndly. The most interesting modules for quick learning are:
Sketcher: to make a sketch of a 2D profile. It is therefore the necessary starti
ng point for any object creation.

Part Design: module used for the design of mechanical parts in 3D. This module i s operated in conjunction with the sketcher. It allows a 3D setting during or af ter conception.

Assembly Design: allows to manage an assembly of parts. Mechanical stress are us ed to position the pieces and make contacts. It also offers the possibility to c heck the consistency of the assembly: interference, distance analysis, ...

Generative Part / Assembly Structural Analysis: can analyze RU top level of the part or assembly (stress analysis and vibration analysis). Everything is done in a manner transparent to the user.

Wireframe & Surface: it is an additional module Part Design for the creation of
structural components wired or surface.

Generative Drafting: has the tools necessary for creation of industrial design ( CAD). This can be done from 3D parts or using 2D methodology. The trading patter n is created automatically from 3D constraints.

Other modules are more specific, are:

Knowledgeware (knowledge management): This module consists of four parts: Knowle dge Advisor (Knowledge Manager): converts practices implicit to explicit knowled ge: definition of behavior, formulas and rules to be taken into account in the d esign of the room. Generative Knowledge (generator knowledge): allows users to a utomatically produce intelligent ideas from script. Knowledge Expert (expert kno wledge): to develop and share know-how of the enterprise database based on rules . Product Engineering Optimizer (optimizer knowledge): set a target of optimizat ion (cost, volume, time) and manage the variables to take into account in the ca lculation. The goals lead the system to find an optimal solution for the design. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 4

Sheet Metal Sheet Metal Design and Production (sheet metal) used to create sheet metal parts and the preparation of their manufacture. These modules allow the s imultaneous design between the folded and unfolded representations of the room.

DMU2 Navigator can "walk" or "fly" through the 3D digital model. There is also a
way to add annotations and hyperlinks to the model.

DMU Kinematics Simulator: allows to define mechanisms and to simulate movements directly through action on the joints or through control laws. The sequence can be recorded in video format (. Avi). DMU Fitting Simulator (simulation assembly) module to define and simulate processes of assembly and disassembly.

DMU Space Analysis: provides functions very fast measurement and control of inte rference in an environment for the design of models. One measure of lines, arcs and curves as well as distance and angle between surfaces, ridges and peaks. Sec tional views are also possible. DMU Optimizer: module that calculates an optimiz

ed representation of data for design verification in the context of a complete d
igital mockup.

Plant layout (siting of factories) will implement an optimized process for the d evelopment of plant layouts that contributes to the improvement of production co nditions.

Digitized Shape Editor (design of digitized forms): application to read, import and manipulate items digitized form of a cloud of points. Now we can control the shape and quality of these digital data. Structure Design: module used to quick ly design of structural members consisting primarily of profiles and plates. The linear structures or curved plates are created using standard sections or defin ed by the user. The interface of this module allows easy positioning of structur es. Mold Tooling Design: application to the rapid creation of injection molds fo r plastic parts. A catalog includes standard components: conduit flow, ...

GEF Surface: module for generating a mesh on a body surface using tools to contr
ol the mesh quality. There are ways to export the mesh ascii.
2DMU: Digital Mock-Up
Introduction to CATIA V5 5
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3-Axis Surface Machining (3-axis machining): module to define and manage program s for the CNC 3-axis: milling operations (surface and contour pouch) and drillin g. It also allows a simulation of material removal. It incorporates concepts suc h as trajectory generation and management tools. 3D Functional Tolerancing & Ann otationl: to define and manage tolerance specifications and annotations directly on 3D parts.

CATIA Team PDM: lets you manage information relating to product and process of p roduct design (including the monitoring of revisions). Documents are stored in a location accessible via a database. The data are shared between users but safel y through to the permissions and "locks" that can be imposed.€Equipment & System s Engineering (design solution for equipment & systems): it consists of several modules: System Routing (routing system): optimizes the routing systems of produ ction Circuit Board Design (electronic cards): provides a bidirectional interfac e between CATIA V5 and software design of electronic circuits. This module is us ed in a context of mechanical design and complete definition of a digital produc t. Space reservation systems (Space Reservation): defines how the paths are arra nged in electrical systems. Electrical system functional definition (design of e lectrical systems) to design and redesign of electrical systems functionally. El ectrical Library: for creating and managing catalogs electrical appliances, such as connectors, electrical equipment, cables, ... Electrical wire routing (routi ng cables): Manages the definition of electrical cables in the digital model, ac cording the functional definition of electrical signals.

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Introduction to CATIA V5
63 General

In this section we will see some functions that are common to several modules. F or more details, you can go see the html documentation installed in the director y D: \ Dassault Systemes \ B05doc. To access, select from the menu bar:? È Conte

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