# Question

1 Expand CA TIA Computer Aided Three Dimensional
Interactive Application
2 What is the save extension of . CATPart
sketcher file?
.... Does CATIAV5 work on Unix Yes
. )
4 Is it possible to increase the size of Yes, go for Tools-Options- Infrastructure-
plane boundary representation & Part structure-Display
5 Difference between new file and If you save an existing file in another
new from file? directory without changing the file name,
you will only be able to open one of these
files at any given time.
If one of them is already open you will not
be able to open the other. This is because
both files have same UUID. To avoid this
happening each file must have it's own
UUID. This can be done by means of the
File-New from ...
To create a new document whose basic
characteristics are same as an existing
document .To do this close document you
want to copy if not already closed & select
File-New from ...
After selecting the existing document
from which you want to create a new one
& click open. An exact copy of existing
document is displayed with a default
The only difference b/w this document
and already existing one is that the new
document is given a new ULJID by File ---
new from ...
6 Is it possible to directly enter into No, it is not possible to enter into sketcher
sketcher workbench? workbench directly. We have go for any
workbench and from there we can enter
the sketcher workbench.
7 Which is the tool used to exit from Exit sketcher
sketcher workbench to part design
8 What are default units for LMT? Mm, kg, sec
9 What is use of construction Construction elements assist in sketching
elements? the required profile in sketcher
~ ~~ .. y

10 What is SKETCH TOOLS in SKETCH TOOLS in sketcher workbench
sketcher work bench and explain are the commands, which find their very
the importance of it? use in creating sketches. SKETCH
TOOLS are namely Geometric &
Dimensional Constraints, Construction
elements/standard elements and Grid
option. They playa very important role in
sketching, whenever we want to constrain
a sketch we use these options and if we
want to convert any element into a
construction element once again these
options come into picture.
11 Difference between geometrical Geometric constraint is a relationship that
and dimensional constraints? forces a limitation b/w one or more
geometric elements.
Dimensional constraint is a constraint,
whose value determines the geometric
object measurement.
12 What is SHOW/HIDE mode? Show mode enable us to see all the
components presently opened and in Hide
mode we can hide the desired elements
from the view for time being.
13 Is it possible to hide specification Yes, with help of F3 button. but the option
tree? in Tools command must be checked to
allow this.
14 What is use of Cut Part By Sketch This task shows how to make some edges
Plane? visible. In other words, we are going to
simplify the sketch plane by hiding the
portion of the material that is not needed
for sketching.
15 How do you measure arc length? We can measure an arc length by help of
MEASURE ITEM command. Sometimes
we need to customize the option for arc
length if it is not checked earlier using
customization in MEASURE ITEM
16 What is meaning of true True dimension is the dimension desired
dimension? after the machining. In other words, this is
the value that should be attained after the
~f'"' What you mean by ISO- If all of the degrees of freedom of
Constraints? geometry have been taken up by a
consistent combination of dimensions and
fixed geometry, that geometry is said to be
ISO-CONSTRAINED. Geometry that still
has some degrees of freedom is said to be UNDER CONSTRAINED.
18 Mention the color code for The color code for these elements is
ISO -constrained, under, and over Green, white, magenta respectively
constrained elements
19 Difference between stacked In stacked dimension all the dimensions
dimension and chained dimension will be measured W.r.t the reference.
mode while using auto constraint In chained dimension the dimensions will
option? be measured one W.r.t other.
20 What for Animated constraint This task shows how constrained sketched
command is used? element reacts when we decide to vary
one constraint.
21 How many dimensions are required Three dimensions are required namely
to constrain the ellipse? major axis, minor axis and the distance
from the origin.
22 What are different conic sections Ellipse, Hyperbola and Parabola
'1" What is rho value for ellipse, Parabola has RHO value of 0.5
parabola and hyperbola? Ellipse has RHO value b/w 0&0.5
Hyperbola has RHO value b/w 0.5& 1
24 What is spline; did you use it in
your studies?
'1~ What is polynomial degree of
curves in V4 and V5?
26 What is the difference between In symmetry command, the original
symmetry command and mirror sketch is deleted and the new one is
command? created about the reference plane but with
the help of mirror command we can retain
both the new one and the original sketch
about the reference plane.
27 What is NURBS? Nurbs are the type of curves.
28 How many types of co-ordinate Three, namely, Cartesian. Polar and
systems are there? Spherical co-ordinate systems.
29 Difference between trim and quick In trim option, we can extend a line along
"trim? \ i ,c.c t with trimming of other unwanted
-HI. f". of '. \! elements. In quick trim we can only trim a
line or curve and we cannot extend or
shorten it.
30 What isproject 3D silhouette Project 3D silhouette edges in sketcher
edges? will shows how to create silhouette edges
to be used in as geometry or reference
31 What is use of sketch analysis? To check whether the sketch is fully
closed or not so that the sketch can be
used for further operations in part design.
32 Where do we use axis? Axis is used in creating Shaft (revolved)
33 Difference between axis and Axis is visible in part design mode and construction elements? can be selected but construction elements
are invisible in part design mode and are
not selectable.
34 Can we redefine the sketches? Yes
35 Can axis be converted into line or We can convert line into ax is but axis can
vice versa? not converted into line.
36 How many axes can be created in a Only one axis can be created in a sketch,
single sketch? if more than one axes are drawn then only
one of them, the latest one, will be axis
and others will be converted into reference
37 How do we change sketch's Right click on the sketch whose reference
reference plane? plane is to be changed and select the
change reference plane and then select
new references.
38 What is the function of mirror Mirror command in sketch will create a
command in sketch? copy of the sketch about a reference plane.
39 If I don't want the relation between Explode and the relation between the
original and mirrored elements original and mirror elements doesn't exist.
what should I do?
40 What is use of isolate in sketcher Isolate is used when 3d geometry is
workbench? projected onto a sketch in order to be
modified and used as part of the sketch's
41 Can we select non-planer surface as No, we cannot select a non-planar surface
sketch plane? as sketch.
Break and rubber in removes part of the
42 What are the different options element, which is clicked.
available in quick trim command? Break and rubber out removes part of
the element, which is not clicked.
Break and keep keeps both parts of
element after breaking.
43 What do CA TIA PI, CA TIA P2 PI, P2 and P3 will indicate the different
and CATIA P3 mean? types of platforms of CA TIA. Higher the
number, sophisticated will be the
44 What is the Kernel of CA TIA CNEXT
45 Is it possible to directly enter the No, we cannot enter directly into the part
part design workbench, when we design.
start the CA TIA session, instead of
assembly design workbench?
46 What is the importance of sketch This tool bar only appears when u r in
tools? sketcher workbench. The four tools found
in this tool bar are toggle tools. When tool
is highlighted the tool is on. This
particular tool bar changes depending on
- what other sketcher workbench tool is
currently selected.
47 What are all the earlier names given
48 What is the basis for CAD
softwares' classification?
49 What is kernel? The kernel is the basic indispensable part
of an operating system that allocates
resources, such as low-level hardware
interfaces and security.
50 How many degrees of freedom are Degrees of freedom for points & lines is
there for points, lines, circles and 2,for circles it is 3 and for ellipses it is 5 in
ellipse in two dimensions? two dimension.
51 What is meaning of mean Mean dimension is the dimension that
dimension? should be mean of all the dimensions,
which are toleranced.
52 Q What is the difference between 0). Spine: Creates a curve passing thro'a
spine and spline? point on a plane & normal to one or more
other planes.
(2). Spline: Creates a curve passing thro'
several points having tangential Curvature
53 Q How many types of environment (1). From desktop [motif]
are available to start CA TIA (2). From console [dterm]
54 What is the use of FORMTOOL
'i~ What is hlr and nhr? What is their Hlr=hidden line removal
purpose? Nhr=no hidden line removal
Their purpose is to visualize the solids in
different modes
56 What is the difference between ISOLATE: Deletes logical link between
ISOLATE & SEP ARA TE? the elements.
SEPARATE: Separates lines, curves &
faces from their links with other elements.
EX: - A curve is considered as separate
when it is linked to only one surface.
57 What is the difference b/w PARAMETRIC SOLID:- Relational
PARAMETRIC SOLID & NON- model is parametric. i.e., one to one
If any change in dimension that may
reflects on other dimensions.
Developing a solid by using surface, face, solid primitives etc.,there is no one to one
58 What is Master W IS and Detail Each model can have one Master
W/S? Workspace, in which the model is created
and manipulated.
A model can have zero or more
workspaces called detail workspaces.
These are auxiliary workspaces that
contain elements that are to be duplicated
to several locations in the Master
In addition, Detail workspace can also be
organized into separate library files using
the LIBRARY FUNCTION.These can be
shared with many models to allow
organizational standardizati on.
I Expand Computer Aided
CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM/PDMNPMI (Design/Manufacturing/Engineering),
VPDM/CFD Product Life cycle Managementl Product
Data Managementl Virtual Product
Modulel Virtual product data
management/Computational Fluid
2 Is it possible to create pocket or Yes, it is possible.
groove as first feature?
,., How to give tolerance to particular First, give the dimension and using right
• .1
dimension click select ADD TOLERANCE from the
contextual menu and specify the tolerance.
4 What is use of create datum? Deactivates the link b/w parts
5 Can you pad open and intersecting Possible for open profile with thin pad
profile? option .Not possible with intersecting
6 Difference between PAD and A PAD is used for single profile and
MULTI PAD MUL TIP AD is used for multi profile
7 Can I take portion of the one sketch Yes, using the MULTIPAD option OR
for creating pad? using simple PAD and in simple PAD
select GO TO PROFILE option.
S What is DRAFTED FILLETTED It performs drafting, filleting & pocket
POCKET simultaneously.
9 Can we use arc as axis for creating No, we cannot use an arc as axis for shaft feature? creating shaft.
10 What is difference between from In stiffener from side, extrusion is
top and from side option in performed in the profile's plane and
stiffener? thickness is added normal to profile's
plane and vice versa
II What kind of profile should be We can use wireframe geometry or
there for creating stiffener? subelements of a sketch.
Profile may be open or closed but
condition is that closed profile's extrusion
must be normal to sketch.
12 Can I give two different angles for No, it is not possible to give two different
same face of solid by using draft angles for a single face of a solid using
option? DRAFT but it is possible if we use
13 What i§Power copy? A set of features that are grouped under to
~ use in different context and having the
capability to adapt changes when pasted.
14 What is user feature creation? Creates hybrid feature, intended to be
stored in catalogs and can be instantiated
later on.
15 What is the difference between 1) Create design table from current
create design table from current parameter values: -Check this option
parameters and from pre-existing when you want to create a design table
file? from a subset of the document parameters.
You just have to select among all the
document parameter values.
2) Create design table from pre-existing
file: -Check this option whenever you
want to create a design table from the
values of an external file.
16 What is the use of the option Check this box whenever you intend to
'Duplicate data in CATIA model' reuse your document on an operating
in design table? system different from the one, which is
used to create the design table.
17 Is it possible to add some more Yes, we can add parameters to the existing
parameters to pre-existing design design table with the help of ASSOCIATE
table? option
18 What is the difference between Parameters can be edited in power copy
~R COpy & UFC? which is not possible in U FC
19 Difference between PASTE & PASTE option in contextual menu enable
PASTE SPECIAL? us to simply copy and paste one feature
from one location to the other but PASTE
SPECIAL option let us to maintain the
link between the pasted feature and the
original one .Any changes made to the
original feature, will be seen in the copied one if we want and we have liberty to de-
link the original and copied feature.
20 What are the different options in As result: In this option the copied
PASTE SPECIAL? feature will be having neither link nor the
design specification of the original one.
As result with link: In this option, the
copied feature will be having link with the
original one but not the design
As specified in part document: In this
option, the copied feature will be having
both the link and the design specification
of the original one.
21 Is it possible to create negative Yes, using INSERT menu and INSERT
body? BODY option.
')') How do you differentiate positive A positive body is the one which when
and negative body? assembled with another body it gets added
and negative body is the one which when
ASSEMBLED with a positive body will
get subtracted and it will get added if
instead of ASSEMBLE.
23 What is the difference between In ASSEMBLE the nature of the bodies to
assemble and add/ remove? be assembled are taken into account. It
means, if a negative body is assembled
with a positive body it gets subtracted. But
if we use ADD command for the same
two bodies then they will get added
irrespective of their nature (+ve or -ve).
REMOVE command is same as that of the
ADD and thus it will not respect the
nature of the bodies.
24 What is use of REMOVE LUMP? Removing of material that is not
physically connected to any body.
25 What is Reframe· on and center Reframe: Zooms on particular object
graph? selected.
Center graph: Brings the selected feature
in the Centre screen in the specification
26 What is use the of 'Reorder'? The capability of REORDER command
allows us to rectify design mistakes by
reordering operations.
27 What is the use of PULLING It sweeps the profile with respect to a
DIRECTION in Rib option? specified direction. To select this
direction, select a plane or an edge.
28 How do I create a plane at an angle Using the option AnglelNormal to plane to another plane? in PLANE command.
29 What are different types of Ratio, Vertices, Tangency Discontinuity,
coupling modes are there in loft? Curvature then tangency Discontinuity
30 What is significance of simplified With this we can make any object
rep!esentation in PATTERN? invisible
31 How I can place the instances on Using Rowl & Row2 options
both sides of original feature?
") Is it possible to pattern the two or Yes (by multi selecting the features and
more features at a time? then selecting the pattern command).
33 What is meaning of 'explode' in Deactivating the link b/w patterns and
pattern? makes them as independent entities.
34 What are the negative modeling
35 What are all the limitations of User I) In UFC datums cannot he used as
Feature Creation (UFC) as inputs of the features.
compared with the Power Copy? 2) Sub-elements cannot be used as the
~ inputs of user features. Ex: -The face
of a pad cannot be used as input.
3) When creating a user feature, it is not
possible to edit (add/remove) inputs
once you leave the DEFINITION
dialog tab. Click the CANCEL button
and create the new user feature
36 What is 'keep angle' in rib and 'Keep angle' option in ribs and slots lets
slot? us to keep angle value between the sketch
plane used for the profile and the tangent
of the center curve.
Which is the better option to split a Plane is the best option to split the solid.
37 solid: - a) surface b) plane c) face?
38 Is it possible to split using the SEW YES
SURFACE? element that defines the face on a solid.
40 What is IDA? What is its purpose? IUA=Interactive User Application
Its purpose is to customize the CA TIA
user command.
42 What is the difference b/w Affinity Scaling - Resizing the body to the scale
and Scaling? that you specify, in all the directions
Affinity: - Resizing the body to the scale,
which you specify in a particular direction
only, specified by you.
43 What IS use of MERGE END "MERGE END" option when checked,
function? will limit the extrusion to the existing material.
45 What is the use of LA W function? The usage 'of law function involves the
creation of geometry to control the
differing aspects of a surface.
46 What are TRANSLATORS,
47 What are solid primitives? Solid primitives are the ready made
features available in a particular for
use.One just need to enter the dimensions
and can have solid ready made.Ex:-
box,cylinder,cone,sphere etc.,
48 What IS the use of ADJUST
49 What is 'reference surface' option It sweeps the profile while keeping the
in ribs and slots? angle value between the axis h and the
reference surface constant.
50 Explain the significance of the From side: -The extrusion is performed
options 'from side' and 'from top, in the profile's plane and the thickness is
in creating stiffeners? added normal to the plane.
From top: - The extrusion is performed
normal to the profile's plane and the
thickness is added in the profile's plane.
51 What IS 'keep specification' III By checking this option we can have
pattern? instances same as that of the original and
any change made in the original will be
observed in the instances.
52 What IS 'simplified By checking this option we can make
representation' in pattern? desired objects invisible just by clicking
on them.
I What is thickness of surface Infinitely less
") What is hybrid modeling Mixture of solid and surface modeling
3 Is it possible to set the default color Yes, we can set default color for surface.
for surface
4 What is class A surface * * *
5 List the different commands Extrusion, revolve, sweep, fill and multi-
available to create surface section.
6 What is the difference between join Using Join command we can join the
and heel? surfaces, and using the Heal command we
can fill the small gap between the
7 What is use of 'federation' option The purpose of federation is to regroup
in 'join'? several elements making up joined surface
or curve. This is especially useful when
. . modifying linked geometry to avoid
respecifying all the input elements.
8 What is default value for distance 0.001 mm
objective in join command
9 How does the option nearest in It will show it's significance when there
'project' command will affect? are more than one profile in a single
sketch and if we want to project all of
them on a surface then we have to
uncheck it, otherwise the only profile,
which is nearer to the surface, wi 11 get
projected and others will not.
10 What is the difference between (1). Faces are infinitely thin elements that
face, & surface? represent the bounded exterior definition
of a part. Faces can be planar or built on
existing surfaces.
(2). Skin is infinitely thin elements that
are incorporate or group a series of faces
together to completely define a feature of
11 Is it possible to perform a shell Yes, we can shell a sphere . For this, we
operation on a sphere? need to just select the SHELL command
and give wall thickness. If we select the
sphere as object to be shelled then it will
show some error and we cannot shell it.
12 What is healing of geometry? This task shows how to heal surfaces, that
is, how to fill any (slight) gap that may be
appealing between two surfaces.
13 What is distance objective (in It is the maximum gap allowed between
healing)? two healed elements
14 What is 'Freeze elements' in If this option is checked, the healing
healing? operation will not affect the selected
elements under 'freeze elements'.
15 What is smoothing of curves? This task shows how to smooth a curve,
i.e., fill the gaps and smooth the tangency
and curvature discontinuities, in order to
generate better quality geometry when
using this curve to create other elements,
such as swept surfaces for example.
16 What is 'Maximum deviation' in Maximum deviation (may be in distance
smoothing curves command? or angle) is the allowed deviation between
the initial curve and smoothed curve.
17 What is 'Topology simplification' If this option is checked then it
in smoothing curves command? automatically deletes the vertices on the
curves when the curve is curvature
continuous at these vertices, thus reducing
its number of segments. 18 What is 'simplify result' injoin? Checking this button allows the system to
automatically reduce the number of
elements (faces or edges) in the resulting
join whenever _possible.
19 What is 'ignore erroneous Checking this button lets the system to
elements' in join? ignore the surfaces and edges that
otherwise would not allow the join to be
20 What are GO and G 1 propagate in Go propagate: - The tolerance corresponds
join? to the merging distance value.
G 1 propagate: - The tolerance value
corresponds to the angular threshold
value .
21 What is the file save extension of . CA TPart is the file save extension of a
surface? surface.
1 What is difference between Product is a collection of components,
product and component? whereas component is a collection of
2 What is save extension of . CATProduct
assembly file?
.., What is save management? Save: Using this option we save all the
currently opened/modified files by old
Save As: Using this option we can save
all the files that are currently
opened/modified by different name other
than the earlier one.
Save All: Using this option we can save
all the files, even those which are not
Save management: The flexibility of the
option 'save management' lies in the
saving of the all files under different
names and in different directories
4 What is visualization mode? In this mode, only partial data is loaded to
the memo~f~ hard disk, the data will
be in the tess j at d ~e&and we cannot
give constraints to the components in this
mode. 5

What is design mode?

In this mode the data is fully loaded to the memory and we can work on the components. The components in visualization mode can be brought into design mode by just double clicking on the component but vice versa is not possible by just double clicking.


When we use propagate directory?

In save management, when we want save the component files in the same file in which product is saved then we use PROPAGATE DIRECTORY. Then automatically the entire child files will be

propagated to that particular directory.


What is scene ?where we use it give anyone example

Scenes enable capturing and restoring the state of components in an assembly in a saved viewpoint.


What is difference between coincidence with same option and contact constraint?

Coincide type constraint are used to align Elements. Depending upon selected elements you may obtain CONCENTRICITY, CO AXIALITY, OR COPLANARITY.

To create coincidence constraint b/w axis systems, they must have the same direction and same orientation in product. Contact type constraint can be created b/w two planar faces (directed planes)

The common area b/w two planar faces can be plane (plane contact), a line (line contact) or a point (point contact).


How many degrees of freedom will be there for a component in assembly?

SIX degrees of freedom will be there for any constrained component in an assembly.


In an assembly how do I measure degree of freedom for a component?

Activate the component and then go for ANAL YZE-Degrees Of Freedom.


What is use of stop manipulated on clash command?

It will stop the movement of component when clashed, in compass assisted movement.


What is the function of 'overload properties' in contextual menu?

It gives away us the option not to copy a particular component into the drafting from assembly by just selecting it(the particular component) using the contextual menu with 'overload properties'


What -is the difference between parametric and nonparametric modeling?

(1). Relational model is parametric. i.e., one to one relation.

If any change 111 dimension that may

reflects on other dimensions.
(2). Developing a solid by using surface,
face, solid primitives etc ..
There is no one to one relation.
14 What is DESK command? This command shows us how to view the
relationship b/w different documents and
to obtain information about their
(uncheck Tools-r-s options-s general-s load
reference documents)
various document types
WHITE~ loaded
BLACK ~not loaded in the current
RED~not been found.
15 Different types of CACHE LOCAL CACHE~A read or write
directory located locally on your machine
and used to store COR files. The first time
a component is inserted it is tessellated.
This means that the correspoiKnng CGR
file is computed and saved in the local
cache as well as displayed in the
document window. The next time this
component is required, the CGR file
which already exists (and not the original
document)is automatically loaded from
the local CACHE.the user is normally
responsible for the local cache.
RELEASED CACHE~A read only cache
that can be located anywhere on your
network,several directories can be defined
can not be found in the local CACHE, the
softwere browses the released cache
directories in their listed order to see if the
CGR file is located in any of them.If the
CGR file is still not found, the component
is tesseleted and the resulting CGR file is
saved in the local CACHE.The site
'adminstrator' is normallyresponsible for
the released CACHE.
The default maximam CACHE size is
500MB. When the maximam size is
exceeded, the automatic deletion of CGR
files (on first in'/first out basis )is
triggered. 16 About EDIT~ LINKS This task shows how to display the
document links.
Only direct links i.e. external documents
directly pointed to by the active document
can be displayed using the Edit-s Links.
Command.this activated inactive
document must be activate before
displaying their links.
Note that you can also select an element
from the graph to display its links.
17 What is CSG tree? CSG=Constructive Solid Geometry
It is equivalent to specification tree in
18 What CGR stands for? CGR= Catia Graphic Representation

I How do I come to know about the Go to HELP -About CA TIA V5
release ofCATIA V5?
2 What is significance of CAT CAT settings playa very significant role.
Settings These are responsible for all the defaults.
One can have default settings according to
their requirements in organization.
3 What is different mode licenses
4 What is the purpose of IV A? IVA: Interactive user application, used
to customize the CA TIA user command
5 What are CA TIA sessions?
6 What does CSG tree explain? The CSG tree will explain the steps
performed while doing a particular design,
it is similar to specification tree in CA TIA
7 What are MULTI MODEL The Multi Model Links are functioned in
LINKS? automatic updating of the changes made
onto the part body. This can be achieved
by toggling ON the icon KEEP LINK
Options .. -7 LSP

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