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  • Introduction
  • Manual Format
  • Log on/off procedures for Windows NT
  • To log on:
  • To logoff:
  • CATIA Version 5 Screen
  • Part Design Screen
  • Pull-down Menus
  • File
  • Edit
  • View
  • Insert
  • Tools
  • Window
  • Help
  • Bottom Toolbar in Part Design
  • Part Design Workbench
  • Sketcher Screen
  • Sketcher changes to bottom toolbar
  • Sketcher Workbench
  • Working with Documents
  • Creating a new document
  • Opening an existing document
  • Saving a document
  • Closing a document
  • Basic Sketcher
  • Basic Shapes
  • Creating a new part with a new sketch
  • Saving and closing the part
  • Rectangle
  • Oriented Rectangle
  • Parallelogram
  • Elongated Slot
  • Elongated Curved Slot
  • Keyhole
  • Hexagon
  • Circle
  • Circle through 3 points
  • Circle with Cartesian coordinates
  • Circle tangent to 3 elements
  • Arc through 3 points
  • Arc through 3 points using limits
  • Spline
  • Connect Curve
  • Ellipse
  • Parabola
  • Hyperbola
  • Conic
  • Line
  • Unlimited Line
  • Bi-tangent Line
  • Bisect Line
  • Axis
  • Point
  • Point using coordinates
  • Equidistant points
  • Intersection Point
  • Projection Point
  • Profiles
  • Constraints
  • Dimensional Constraints
  • Geometrical Constraints
  • Modifications to profiles
  • Corner
  • Chamfer
  • Trim and Break
  • Hide/Show
  • Basic Part Design
  • Pocket
  • Multiple Profiles
  • Shaft
  • Groove
  • Hole
  • Slot
  • Stiffener
  • Modifications to Shapes
  • Fillet
  • Draft Angle
  • Shell
  • Thickness
  • Modifying values
  • Interfacing with Sketcher
  • Advanced Sketcher
  • 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane
  • Construction Geometry
  • Advanced Constraints
  • Sketch Transformations
  • Sketch Analysis
  • Advanced Part Design
  • Part Transformations
  • Patterns
  • Modifying Parts
  • Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations
  • Inserting Part Bodies
  • Boolean operations
  • Part Design Lofts
  • Part Design Using Surfaces
  • Applying Materials
  • Reference Geometry
  • Offset from plane
  • Parallel through point
  • Angle/Normal to plane
  • Through three points
  • Through two lines
  • Through point and line
  • Through planar curve
  • Normal to curve
  • Equation
  • Problems
  • Problem #1.0
  • Problem #2.0
  • Problem #3.0
  • Problem #4.0
  • Problem #5.0
  • Problem #6.0
  • Problem #7.0
  • Problem #8.0
  • Problem #9.0
  • Problem #10.0
  • Problem #11.0
  • Problem #12.0
  • Problem #13.0
  • Problem #14.0
  • Problem #15.0
  • Problem #16.0
  • Problem #17.0
  • Problem #18.0
  • Problem #19.0
  • Problem #20.0
  • Problem #21.0
  • Problem #22.0
  • Problem #23.0
  • Problem #24.0
  • Problem #25.0
  • Problem #26.0
  • Problem #27.0
  • Appendix A
  • Customize - Start Menu
  • Customize - User Workbenches
  • Customize - Toolbars
  • Customize - Commands
  • Customize - Options
  • Appendix B
  • General - Display - Tree
  • General - Display - Visualization
  • General - Parameters - Symbols
  • General - Parameters - Units
  • Mechanical Design - Part Design - General
  • Mechanical Design - Part Design - Display
  • Mechanical Design - Sketcher
  • Appendix C
  • Material Library
  • Construction
  • Fabrics
  • Metal
  • Other
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Applying a material
  • Properties of a material
  • Rendering
  • Inheritance
  • Feature Properties
  • Analysis
  • Drafting

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher TABLE OF CONTENTS

CATIA® V5R6

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Manual Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Log on/off procedures for Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 To log on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 To logoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CATIA Version 5 Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Part Design Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Pull-down Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bottom Toolbar in Part Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Part Design Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sketcher Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sketcher changes to bottom toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sketcher Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Working with Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Creating a new document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Opening an existing document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Saving a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Closing a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Basic Sketcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Basic Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Creating a new part with a new sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Saving and closing the part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oriented Rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Parallelogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Elongated Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Elongated Curved Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Keyhole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Hexagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Circle through 3 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Circle with Cartesian coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Circle tangent to 3 elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Arc through 3 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Arc through 3 points using limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Spline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Connect Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Ellipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Parabola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Hyperbola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Conic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Unlimited Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Bi-tangent Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bisect Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Point using coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Equidistant points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Intersection Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Projection Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Dimensional Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Geometrical Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Modifications to profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Chamfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Trim and Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Hide/Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Basic Part Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Basic Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Pocket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Multiple Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Groove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Stiffener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Modifications to Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Fillet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Chamfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Draft Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Shell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Modifying values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Interfacing with Sketcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Advanced Sketcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Construction Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Advanced Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Sketch Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Table of Contents, Page ii
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Sketch Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Advanced Part Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Part Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Modifying Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Inserting Part Bodies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Boolean operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Part Design Lofts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Part Design Using Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Applying Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Reference Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Offset from plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Parallel through point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Angle/Normal to plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Through three points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Through two lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Through point and line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Through planar curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Normal to curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Tangent to surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Mean through points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Problem #1.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Problem #2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Problem #3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Problem #4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Problem #5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Problem #6.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Problem #7.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Problem #8.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Problem #9.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Problem #10.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Problem #11.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Problem #12.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Problem #13.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Problem #14.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Problem #15.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Problem #16.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Problem #17.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Problem #18.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Problem #19.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Problem #20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 Problem #21.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Problem #22.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Problem #23.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
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Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Customize - Start Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Customize - User Workbenches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Customize - Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Customize - Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Customize - Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Appendix B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 General - Display - Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 General - Display - Visualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 General - Parameters - Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 General - Parameters - Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Mechanical Design - Part Design - General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Mechanical Design - Part Design - Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Mechanical Design - Sketcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Appendix C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Material Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Applying a material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Properties of a material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Rendering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Inheritance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Feature Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Drafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336

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CATIA Version 5 Part Design and Sketcher

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Upon completion of this course the student should have a full understanding of the following topics: Creating sketches Constraining sketches Modifying sketches Creating parts Modifying parts Performing boolean operations on parts Basic use of surfaces in part design Applying materials to parts

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It is important to understand the format of the manual in order to use it most effectively. This manual is designed to be used along with an instructor; however, you will need to do a lot of reading as well, in order to fully understand CATIA Version 5. The exercises in this book will list steps for you to complete, along with explanations that try to inform you what you have just done and what you are getting ready to do. The actual steps are in bold type and the information that follows the steps is for your benefit. Anything that appears in italics refers to a message CATIA provides—this includes information in pull-down menus, pop-up windows and other messages. Bold type is also used to call your attention to key terms you may not yet be familiar with. An example of a step and its explanation is shown below (note: normally the lines will not be there): Select a location to the right of the origin. This specifies the other end point of the line. You will continue specifying locations in order to complete your profile. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

As you can see, the desired action blends in with the text except that it appears in bold. The information following the step explains what that step accomplished and where you are going next. It is important for you to read this information to help in your understanding of CATIA Version 5. Also, you will find that the exercises build upon themselves. Later exercises often assume you know how to do certain steps which have been covered in earlier exercises. If you did not quite pick up what you needed to know from an exercise, you will probably wish to review it several times before moving on to the more advanced sections. As you progress through the manual, it expects that you are learning and therefore you are able to do a lot more with fewer steps. Eventually, you are expected to be able to create parts without any steps.

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In terms of part design. In conclusion: You should be able to design many parts using the Sketcher and the Part Design workbenches of CATIA in an efficient manner. The sketches are used to define the two-dimensional cross-sections to be used to design three-dimensional shapes. this will look very similar. This will include the use of formulas to set up typical values at multiple locations as well as more complex formulas to provide a more dynamic sketch.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 CATIA Version 5 uses the Sketcher as its principal method to create profiles. in time you will find that it is a very powerful method for creating profiles. you can design a variety of parts. This includes using construction geometry and projecting threedimensional geometry to the sketch plane. you may find it frustrating at first but very natural by the end of the course. However. There are a few different shapes that can be made as well as various operations that can be performed on them. If you have used the Dynamic Sketcher from CATIA Version 4. Otherwise it is a new environment and it can be frustrating at first. This is meant only to be an introduction and not a complete course on these subjects. The second objective of the course is to use these sketches in part design. and is easy to use. The first objective of the course is to learn to use the Sketcher and constrain your profiles to the desired specifications. The fifth objective is to introduce the use of wireframe and surfaces in the part design process as well as applying various materials to your design. By combining these shapes and operations. you will learn how to use multiple parts and perform boolean operations on them. Page 3 . You can modify your design either by changing the parameters of a part operation or by modifying the sketch that was used. The fourth objective is to become efficient at modifying your designs. In CATIA Version 5 this is fairly simple. The third objective of the course is to familiarize you with the advanced methods of creating sketches and parts. and the modification of your design is the real strength of part design. These profiles can be constrained using many different types of constraints. As mentioned before. especially if you already know CATIA Version 4. © Wichita State University Introduction.

Select CADLAB. This allows you to choose which domain you wish to log into. The domain CADLAB is the proper domain for your user. Select the Password box.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Log on/off procedures for Windows NT To log on: CATIA® V5R6 The monitor screen should have a gray box displayed with Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to log on. Introduction. Select the Domain box. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press Delete. The Logon Information box should look similar to the one above except with your user name and your password. This is the user name that was provided to you at the beginning of class. This will allow you to type in your user name in the space provided. Page 4 ©Wichita State University . This will allow you to type in your password in the space provided. This is the password that was provided to you at the beginning of class. Type in your user password (do not press Enter). Type in your user name (do not press Enter). Select the User name box.

you are telling the computer that the information that is in the Logon Information box is correct and you are ready to log in. If for some reason it can not log you in.) Select OK. This will log you off the system. © Wichita State University Introduction. The Windows NT Security box should appear. you will still need to log off the system.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. (This isn’t terribly likely to happen. This will run CATIA.. This will exit you from CATIA.. A new box will appear. Page 5 . Double-click on the CATIA icon. To logoff: Select the pull-down menu File. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press Delete. When you select OK with your mouse. you need to verify that you typed in the correct information. Once you are logged into the system then you should see a CATIA icon on your screen. Select Exit. allowing you to cancel the logoff in case you ever happen to select that option by mistake. Select Logoff.

There are various areas of the screen which need to be pointed out. These will be discussed in detail later in the book. contains various icons that will allow different actions to be performed. this book will assume that they are in their original location. you will primarily be using the Part Design workbench. You will be working with parts in this class so this will change to be a part and as you perform different actions the tree will reflect those actions. B C D E The workbenches and the toolbar are customizable.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA Version 5 Screen CATIA® V5R6 This is how CATIA Version 5 looks when you first run it. The pull-down menus are used for a variety of different tasks. Page 6 ©Wichita State University . The bottom row of icons. or toolbar. If you change the positions of the icons. The current workbench can be switched to a different one by using the appropriate icon on the workbench. A This is your specification tree. Currently it has an entity referred to as a product. Introduction. These will be discussed in detail later in the book. In this class. However. you will be responsible for knowing where you put them. The Welcome to CATIA V5 window allows you to change to different workbenches that are available. The current workbench is the Product Structure workbench.

a compass manipulation handle and a privileged plane. This has various options throughout CATIA. These are the actual planes that are represented in the specification tree. The Z axis is the default orientation. However the workbench on the side changes to the Part Design workbench and the bottom row of icons has some additional icons. however in this class you will primarily be using it as another method of rotating your part around. Notice that the pull-down menus remain the same. You will normally use these to help design your part. This is the 3D compass and it has three separate parts. The compass. These are the standard planes that CATIA uses. Notice the definition for your first partbody is also located in the specification tree when you begin a new part. It has a free rotation handle. The XY plane is the privileged plane which is located at the base of the compass. The red square is the compass manipulation handle. This axis represents the true rotation of the part. The point close to the Z axis is the free rotation handle. yz plane and zx plane are represented in the specification tree for every part that you create. A B C D The xy plane.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Part Design Screen CATIA® V5R6 This is how the Part Design screen normally looks when you first start a new part. can be attached to actual objects. Page 7 . The letters X. Y and Z represent the axes. by contrast. E © Wichita State University Introduction.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Pull-down Menus CATIA® V5R6 File New New from Open Close Save Save As Save All Save All As Print Desk Send To Exit Creates a new analysis. This allows you to open them again quickly. part or product Creates a new document based on an existing one Opens an existing document Closes the current document Saves the current document with the same name Saves the current document with a name you specify Saves all documents that are currently opened Saves all documents that are currently opened with a name you specify Prints the current document Allows you to view the relationships between documents Allows you to send CATIA data to an e-mail or another directory Exits CATIA The other documents listed there are the most recent documents that were opened. Introduction. Page 8 ©Wichita State University . drawing.

You can undo multiple options in a row. Updates your document with changes Cuts the selected objects from the document Copies the selected objects Pastes the previously cut or copied objects in the document Gives additional options to the paste Deletes selected objects Searches your document for certain objects Adds or deletes objects from a selection set or creates one Define Selection Set Takes preselected geometry and stores it in a selection set Links Properties Edits document links Displays and edits graphic properties Defines the current work object and allows you to scan through the part Scan or Define in Work Object © Wichita State University Introduction. You can redo multiple options in a row. Redoes the last undo option.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Edit CATIA® V5R6 Undo Repeat Update Cut Copy Paste Paste Special Delete Search Selection Sets Undoes the last option. Page 9 .

Page 10 ©Wichita State University . also known as geometry Toggles between seeing and not seeing the specification tree Introduction.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher View CATIA® V5R6 Toolbars Allows you to view or hide toolbars. Geometry Specification Toggles between seeing and not seeing geometric elements. You can also customize a toolbar.

The Previous view and Next view options allow you to page through the different views that you have defined with the other options.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Compass Reset Compass Tree Expansion Toggles between seeing and not seeing the compass Resets the compass to its original location if moved CATIA® V5R6 Allows you to expand or collapse the levels in your specification tree. Gives an overview window of the specification tree allowing you to zoom in on areas of the tree Gives an overview window of the geometry in your document. You can simulate what it looks like as you turn your head right or left using Turn Head. Retrieves different views and it allows you to add new views for retrieval at a later time. You can specify a plane and look normal to the plane with the Normal View. You can Zoom In or Zoom Out. allowing you to zoom in on an area of the geometry Zooms the display so as to make all the geometry fit on the screen Zooms in on an area that you specify Zooms in or out on your part by using the left mouse button to drag up or down Drags the display of your part around with the left mouse button Rotates the display of your part around with the left mouse button This allows you to look at your geometry in a variety of ways. The Look At option allows you to specify the direction you want to look at your part. The Accelerate and Decelerate options control how fast you fly or walk. It will also let you Fly Through or Walk Through your design. Specifications Overview Geometry Overview Fit All In Zoom Area Zoom In Out Pan Rotate Modify Named Views © Wichita State University Introduction. Page 11 .

The Swap visible space option will toggle between the hidden side and the show side. You can also view your part either in Perspective or in Parallel. Varies ambient lighting effects Clips geometry between clipping planes Visually inserts a plane at ground level Creates a zoomed in view of your part in a separate window Hides or shows geometry. not geometrically. Page 12 ©Wichita State University . In parallel mode. Navigation Mode Lighting Depth Effect Ground Magnifier Hide/Show Full Screen Introduction. You can customize your own type of render style using the Customize View option. Walk and Fly modes. To turn off full screen mode. Switches between Examine. with no menus or toolbars. the part is shown with every dimension exactly to scale. This only affects your part visually. in perspective mode. Shows your geometry using the full screen. use the right mouse button.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Render Style CATIA® V5R6 The different render styles control how the parts will be displayed. the area of your part that is closer to the screen appears larger than the area that is farther away.

same as the Sketcher options Inserts fillets.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Insert CATIA® V5R6 Object Body Annotations Constraints Sketcher Axis System Sketch-Based Features Dress-Up Features Surface-Based Features Transformation Features Boolean Operations Inserts an object such as a spreadsheet or a word processing document Inserts a new body in to your part Inserts annotations in to your part. chamfers. same as the Sketcher options Runs the Sketcher. same as the Part Design options Inserts boolean operations between part bodies Advanced Replication Tools Allows you to create and store features © Wichita State University Introduction.. etc. same as Part Design options Inserts constraints. same as the Sketcher icon in Part Design Defines a new axis system Inserts various Sketcher features. same as the Part Design options Inserts various transformation features. Page 13 . same as the Part Design options Inserts various features using surfaces.

edits and runs macros Macro Parent/Children Customize Shows the relationships between components of the part Customizes the toolbars.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Tools CATIA® V5R6 Formula Image Allows you to apply formulas to your part Capture allows you to capture images off of the screen into various formats such as TIFF. The Album option is where the captured images go by default. more information in Appendix A Introduction. JPEG. Records. The Video option allows you to record what you are doing and replay it. PNG or BMP. Page 14 ©Wichita State University . This option will allow you to access them.

Page 15 . more information in Appendix B Conferencing Tools available for conferencing a CATIA session © Wichita State University Introduction.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Visualization Filters Allows you to create and apply filters CATIA® V5R6 Options Customizes settings.

Introduction.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Window CATIA® V5R6 New Window Tile Horizontally Tile Vertically Cascade Creates a new window Tiles your windows horizontally so they do not overlap Tiles your windows vertically so they do not overlap Cascades your windows so they overlap but you can still see the top and left side of each window The other windows listed are the windows that are currently opened. Page 16 ©Wichita State University . You can switch windows by selecting from the list.

Index and Search Allows you to search the online help What’s This? User Galaxy About CATIA V5 Allows you to select an option to get information about it Goes to Dassault Systèmes user galaxy Displays copyright information © Wichita State University Introduction.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Help CATIA® V5R6 CATIA V5 Help CATIA User Companion Gets contextual help Activates the user companion if available Contents. Page 17 .

Page 18 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Bottom Toolbar in Part Design CATIA® V5R6 Creates a new part Open an existing part Saves the current part Prints the current part Cuts the selected objects Copies the selected objects Pastes what’s been copied or cut Undoes the last action Redoes the last undo Gets help on a selected item Generates a formula Generates a table Knowledge inspector Goes to fly mode Fits all of the geometry in window Pans the display window Rotates the geometry Zooms in Zooms out Positions view normal to a plane Changes view Changes render style Hides/shows elements Swaps visible space Applies material to a part Measures between two items Measures an item Measures inertial properties Updates a part Creates an axis system Tolerancing Creates a datum Opens a catalog Change current body Performs a draft analysis Performs a curvature analysis Introduction.

Page 19 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Part Design Workbench Changes workbenches Selects geometry Goes to Sketcher Creates a pad Creates a pocket Creates a shaft Creates a groove Creates a hole Creates a rib Creates a slot Creates a stiffener Creates a loft Removes a loft Fillets with a constant radius Fillets with a variable radius Fillets between faces Fillets using a tri-tangent Chamfers a corner Creates a draft angle Draft reflect Shells out a side CATIA® V5R6 Adds thickness to a side Creates thread notation Adds thickness to a surface Splits an object Closes a surface Sews a surface into a part Translates an object Rotates an object Symmetries an object Mirrors an object Generates a rectangular grid Generates a circular grid Generates a user-defined grid Scales an object Creates constraints by dialog Creates a constraint Creates text with a leader Creates a flag note © Wichita State University Introduction.

However. This grid will be discussed in more detail later in this book. and the toolbar at the bottom has some changes. the workbench on the side changes to the Sketcher workbench. Notice that the pull-down menus remain the same.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketcher Screen CATIA® V5R6 This is how the Sketcher screen normally looks when you first start a new sketch. This grid can be turned on and off using the pull-down menu Tools/Options. Introduction. Also notice the grid that appears when you are in Sketcher. Page 20 ©Wichita State University .

Toggles between automatically generating dimension constraints or not. © Wichita State University Introduction. and will not be part of your sketch in Part Design. Toggles between snapping to a point of the grid or not snapping. If it is not highlighted. If it is highlighted. there are times when you just want to create some geometry to use for the construction of other geometry—you do not want it to be an actual part of your sketch in Part Design. geometric constraints will not automatically appear. dimensional constraints will not automatically appear. A few new ones also appear: Cuts part by sketch plane. most of the icons in the bottom toolbar remain. CATIA will automatically generate dimension constraints as you sketch your profile. your selections will snap to a point on the grid. When sketching. Toggles between automatically generating geometric constraints or not. CATIA will automatically generate geometric constraints as you sketch your profile. Page 21 . If it is not highlighted. This grid can be modified using the pull-down menus. In the Sketcher there is a grid defined in the default settings. If this icon is highlighted then when you sketch. If this icon is highlighted.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketcher changes to bottom toolbar CATIA® V5R6 When you go to the Sketcher. If you do not have this icon selected. you will be creating standard geometry that will be used in Part Design. Toggles between creating standard geometry and construction geometry. the geometry you create will just be construction geometry. If it is highlighted. This is helpful when you need to use an edge of the crosssection to define a constraint. If you do not have this icon selected then you can select anywhere in the sketch to define a point for your sketch.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketcher Workbench
Changes workbenches Selects geometry Exits Sketcher Creates constraints by dialog Creates a constraint Creates constraints automatically Animates constraints Creates a user-defined profile Creates a rectangle Creates an oriented rectangle Creates a parallelogram Creates an elongated slot Creates an elongated curved slot Creates a keyhole Creates a hexagon Creates a circle Creates a circle through 3 points Creates a circle using coordinates Creates a circle tangent to 3 elements Creates an arc through 3 points Creates an arc through 3 points using limits Creates an arc Introduction, Page 22 Creates a spline

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Creates a connect curve Creates an ellipse Creates a parabola Creates a hyperbola Creates a conic Creates a line Creates an unlimited line Creates a bitangent line Creates a bisect line Creates an axis Creates a point Creates a point using coordinates Creates equidistant points Creates an intersection point Creates a projected point Creates rounded corners Chamfers elements Trims elements Breaks elements Quick trim Closes elements

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Symmetries elements Translates elements Rotates elements Scales elements Offsets elements Projects 3D geometry onto the sketch plane Intersects 3D geometry with the sketch plane Projects canonical edges onto the sketch plane

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It is important for you to understand how to work with the documents and especially how to save them in order to be productive using CATIA Version 5. Creating a new document This allows you to start a new document. For this class you will normally start a Part document. This does not close any documents that are already opened, it only creates a new window with the document. Select the new icon in the bottom toolbar. This allows you to create a new document. The document that will be created depends on the selection you make, either an analysis, drawing, part, product or other. You see that there are many different types of documents that you can create in CATIA. Select Part.

Select OK. This will create a new part.

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This allows you to open a document that has been previously saved. This does not close any documents that are already opened, it only opens a new window with the document. Select the open icon in the bottom toolbar. This allows you to open an existing document. A File Selection window should appear.

This allows you to specify the folder that you want to look in and then specify the file or document that you want to open. Find the document that you want to open and select it. You can either open a document by selecting it and then selecting Open or you can just double-click on the file and it will automatically open. This step assumes that you just selected the file not double-clicked on it. The name of the document should appear in the File name box. Select Open. This should open the document.

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Saving a document This allows you to save a document that you currently have opened.

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Select the save icon in the bottom toolbar. This will allow you to save the document with the current name. If this is the first time you saved this document then it will automatically open a Save As window allowing you to specify a name for the document. Otherwise it will just save the document with the same name it already has. If you want to save a document with a different name, you have to use the Save As option in the pull-down menu File. Select the pull-down menu File.

Select Save As. A Save As window should appear. You will need to specify which folder you want to save the document into and the name of the document.

Choose the correct folder and then enter the file name in the File name box. Select the Save button. Alternatively, you may press Enter. The document should save with the new name. Introduction, Page 26
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This allows you to close a document that is currently open with or without saving. If the document has not been saved, CATIA will ask you whether or not you want to save it. Select the pull-down menu File.

Select Close. If the document has already been saved and has not been modified, CATIA will close the current document. If the document has been modified and not saved, CATIA will open the Close window.

If you want to save the changes then press Yes. If the document has previously been saved, it will be saved again under the same name; otherwise, the Save As window will appear. If you do not want to save the changes, press No. To return to the document rather than closing it, select the Cancel button.

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It is assumed that you have the default icons selected in the bottom toolbar. When you are sketching. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. profiles. you can use the pull-down menus. Later in the class you will learn how to put everything together to generate your parts. If you want to turn the grid off.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Basic Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 This section will cover the basic use of the Sketcher to create profiles for the Part Design package. The following exercises assume that you are in a new sketch. If you feel comfortable with the material then you can create all of the basic shapes on one sketch. you will have a grid by default. The first page shows you the necessary steps to begin a new model and start a new sketch on a particular plane. constraints and modifications to profiles. Note: It may not be necessary to do all of the following exercises step by step. Page 29 . Therefore you should just concentrate on what each icon allows you do and the corresponding shape it creates. These and the other options in the bottom toolbar will be discussed in more detail later in the manual. This section will consist of four parts: basic shapes. The usefulness of these shapes depend on the profile you are trying to create. The purpose of this group of exercises is to introduce how to use those icons and generate the basic shapes. this is to make them easier to see. Basic Shapes This part will discuss the various shapes that can be created in the Sketcher using the icons on the Sketcher workbench. The pictures in this manual are shown without a grid. If you struggle or would like more information then you can consult the individual exercise for that shape. though. After that if you need help you will have to refer back to that page. This includes the snap-to-grid icon. the geometrical constraint icon and the dimensional constraint icon.

Note: Remember to refer back to this page if you have trouble creating a new part with a new sketch. Select Save. but first CATIA needs to know which plane you wish to use for your sketch. By selecting this plane you are telling the computer that you want to sketch a profile in that plane. normal to) the plane to perform your sketch. This will activate the Sketcher. Select the Save As option from the pull-down menu. Select Part. This will open up the Save As window. This will give you the option to use Save As. You will now want to close the window because you are finished with this exercise: Select the pull-down menu File. Select the yz plane. Select Close option from the pull-down menu. This closes the window and you are now ready to proceed to the next exercise. This will give you the option to Close. This will save the document as a CATPart with the name you specified in the directory you specified. so next you will choose which type you want. This will create a new part. Select the Sketcher icon. There are many types of documents possible. This creates a new document.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Creating a new part with a new sketch CATIA® V5R6 Select the new icon in the bottom toolbar. Basic Shapes. Select OK. Saving and closing the part Select the pull-down menu File. You will need to specify your directory in the Save in box and key in the file name in the File name box. You can either select the yz plane symbol in the center of your screen or you can select the yz plane name in the specification tree. CATIA will rotate the window around so that you are looking straight down on (that is. Page 30 ©Wichita State University .

Select somewhere up and out to the right.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Rectangle CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a rectangle using the rectangle icon. Select the rectangle icon. This will specify one of the corners of your rectangle. Once you select the icon it should highlight. All you have to do is specify two opposite corners of the rectangle and Sketcher will generate it for you. If you select the icon at the location of the arrow the various sub-option icons will appear. This defines the other corner of the rectangle and the rectangle should appear similar to the one below. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Notice this icon has a down arrow on it. This is useful any time you need a box shape. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Page 31 . Notice how the horizontal and vertical constraints automatically appeared on the rectangle. If you wish. For now you just want the regular rectangle. you can save your document: call it rectangle with your initials.

Notice how the parallel constraints automatically appeared on the oriented rectangle. This defines the height of the oriented rectangle and it should appear similar to the one shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Oriented Rectangle CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an oriented rectangle using the oriented rectangle icon. The next location that you select will define the orientation of the rectangle. The next location that you define will determine the height of the oriented rectangle. You have to specify a location for the rectangle to begin at and then specify the other end of the line representing a side of the rectangle. it has moved to the sub-options now. You will want the oriented rectangle icon. This allows you to access the sub-option icons. The icon should change to the oriented rectangle icon and highlight. Select somewhere up and to the right. If you wish. Select somewhere up and to the left of the last location. Release the button on top of the oriented rectangle icon. you can save your document. Remember you can always access the suboptions by holding down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon. This is useful any time you need a box type shape that is oriented at an angle instead of being horizontal and vertical. After doing that then you have to specify a location for the height of the rectangle and then the rectangle will be generated for you. call it oriented rectangle with your initials. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon. Page 32 ©Wichita State University . Basic Shapes. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Notice how the rectangle icon no longer appears. This defines the other end of a side of the oriented rectangle. This will specify one of the corners of your rectangle.

© Wichita State University Basic Shapes. If you just completed the last exercise then the icon will be the oriented rectangle icon. then a point for the other end of a line representing a side of the parallelogram. This is useful any time you need a shape where the sides are parallel to one another but they can be at any angle. The icon should change to the parallelogram icon and highlight. This will specify one of the corners of your parallelogram. if not. Remember you can always access the sub-options by hold down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Parallelogram CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a parallelogram using the parallelogram icon. it has moved to the sub-options now. This is similar to the oriented rectangle except the angle between sides does not have to be 90 degrees.) This allows you to access the sub-option icons. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon. Select somewhere up and to the right of the last location. Release the button on top of the parallelogram icon. This defines the endpoint of the other side of the parallelogram and it should appear similar to the one shown below. If you want. select the down arrow on the icon that is showing in the rectangle spot. (Note: The rectangle icon may not currently be showing. Finally. The next location that you define will determine the endpoint of the other side. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. you have to specify the endpoint for one other side of the parallelogram. Notice how the parallel constraints automatically appeared on the parallelogram. Select somewhere up and to the right. This defines the other end of a side of the parallelogram. save your document and call it parallelogram with your initials. The next location that you select will define the endpoint of one of the sides of the parallelogram. You will want the parallelogram icon. Page 33 . Notice how the previous icon no longer appears. You have to specify a corner point for the parallelogram. CATIA will generate a parallelogram using the given points.

The icon should change to the elongated slot icon and highlight. You have to specify a location for the center of one of the curved ends and then define a location for the center of the other curved end. This is useful any time you need to define a slot that is linear and curved with a full radius on both ends. it has moved to the sub-options now. This defines the radius of the ends of the slot and it should appear similar to the one shown below. Remember you can always access the sub-options by hold down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon. You will want the elongated slot icon. Page 34 ©Wichita State University . Select somewhere up and to the right of the last location. This defines the center of the other curved end of the slot. Release the button on top of the elongated slot icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Elongated Slot CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an elongated slot using the elongated slot icon. (Note: The rectangle icon may not currently be showing. just select the down arrow on the icon that is showing in the rectangle spot. This will specify the center of one of the curved ends of your slot. call it elongated slot with your initials. Notice how the parallel and tangency constraints automatically appeared on the elongated slot. After doing that then you have to specify a location defining the radius of the ends and then the elongated slot will be generated for you. Select somewhere up and to the right. Notice how the previous icon no longer appears. The next location that you select will define the center of the other curved end of your slot. Basic Shapes. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon. If you just completed the last exercise then the icon will be the parallelogram icon. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. The next location that you define will determine the radius of the ends.) This allows you to access the sub-option icons. If you desire you can save your work.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Elongated Curved Slot CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an elongated curved slot using the elongated curved slot icon. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Release the button on top of the elongated curved slot icon. (Note: The rectangle icon may not currently be showing. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon of the current workbench. You will want the elongated curved slot icon. After all that the elongated curved slot will be generated for you. The icon should change to the elongated curved slot icon and highlight. If you just completed the last exercise then the icon will be the elongated slot icon. Remember you can always access the sub-options by hold down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon. This is useful any time you need to define a slot that is circular and curved with a full radius on both ends. Notice how the previous icon no longer appears. The last step is to specify a location that defines the width of the slot. The next location that you select will define the radius of the circular path and the center of one of the curved ends. just select the down arrow on the icon that is showing in the rectangle spot. The first step is to specify a location for the center of the circular path that the slot is going to follow. it has moved to the sub-options now. Page 35 .) This allows you to access the sub-option icons. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. The next step is to specify the center of the other curved end along that radius. Then you specify a location to define the radius of the circular path which also is the definition of the center of one of the curved ends. This will specify the center of the circular path.

Select somewhere above the last location. Basic Shapes. The next location that you define will be the center of the other curved end. If you desire you can save the document and call it elongated curved slot with your initials. This defines the radius of the circular path that the slot is going to follow and the center of one of the curved ends of the slot. The next location will determine the width of the slot. Notice how the concentric and tangency constraints automatically appeared on the elongated curved slot.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select out to the right. Page 36 ©Wichita State University . Select somewhere down and out to the left of the last location. This determines the width of the slot and it should look similar to the one shown below. This defines the center of the other curved end of the slot.

) This allows you to access the sub-option icons. You will want the keyhole icon. if you wish. (Note: The rectangle icon may not currently be showing. Page 37 . with the name keyhole. After all that the keyhole will be generated. To get the keyhole. Select down below. the center of the small radius. This will specify the center of the larger radius of the keyhole. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon. it has moved to the sub-options now. you need to define four locations. The next location that you select will define the center of the smaller radius of the keyhole.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Keyhole CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a keyhole shape using the keyhole icon. Remember you can always access the sub-options by hold down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon. Select to the right of the last location. the radius value of the small radius. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. The next location will determine where the larger radius is to begin. Notice how the previous icon no longer appears. Release the button on top of the keyhole icon. with your initials. This defines the radius of the smaller end of the keyhole. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. and it should look similar to the one shown below. This defines the center of the smaller radius of the keyhole. The icon should change to the keyhole icon and highlight. The next location that you specify will determine the smaller radius of the keyhole. and the radius value of the large radius. in order: the center of the large radius. This determines the size of the larger radius. Notice how the parallel and tangency constraints automatically appeared on the keyhole. Save this document. Select somewhere above the last location. This is useful any time you need to define a keyhole. If you just completed the last exercise then the icon will be the elongated curved slot icon. just select the down arrow on the icon that is showing in the rectangle spot.

The next location that you select will define the distance to a side of the hexagon. Save your document. Remember you can always access the sub-options by hold down the left mouse button on the down arrow of the respective icon. Basic Shapes. The hexagon will then be generated. just select the down arrow on the icon that is showing in the rectangle spot. Notice how the previous icon no longer appears.) This allows you to access the sub-option icons. Page 38 ©Wichita State University . if you wish. This will specify the center of the hexagon. Notice how the parallel and coincidence constraints automatically appeared on the hexagon. Select to the right. it has moved to the sub-options now. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Release the button on top of the hexagon icon. If you just completed the last exercise. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the down arrow of the rectangle icon. with your initials. (Note: The rectangle icon may not currently be showing. All you have to specify is the center of the hexagon and the distance to a side. the icon will be the keyhole icon. giving it the name hexagon. The icon should change to the hexagon icon and highlight. This defines the distance to a side and the hexagon should appear similar to the one shown below. This is useful any time you need to define a hexagon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Hexagon CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a hexagon using the hexagon icon. You will want the hexagon icon.

Page 39 . Select any location a short distance away from the center. If you select the icon at the location of the arrow the various sub-option icons will appear. If you desire you can save your work: give it the name circle with your initials. CATIA will generate a circle similar to the one shown below. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. This determines the radius of the circle. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Select the circle icon. all you need to do is specify two points. This will specify the center of the circle. The next location will define the radius of the circle.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Circle CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a circle using the circle icon. and the circle will be generated for you. representing the center and radius of the circle. Once you select the icon it should highlight. This icon is similar to the rectangle icon in the sense that it has many sub-options available. Notice this icon has a down arrow on it similar to the rectangle icon. For the main option. For now you just want the regular circle.

Basic Shapes. Select the three-point circle icon. This specifies the last location for the circle to pass through and the circle appears similar to the one shown below. It is assumed that you know how to access the sub-options of a particular icon therefore the steps will just tell you to select the sub-option icon. This specifies the second location for the circle to pass through.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Circle through 3 points CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a circle passing through three points. calling it 3ptcircle with your initials. please refer back to the previous exercises. If you desire you can save this document. Select up and to the right. icon. Page 40 ©Wichita State University . It should be highlighted. Select to the left of the last location. This is located in the sub-options of the circle Select the origin point of the sketch plane. This will specify one of the locations that the circle will pass through. The other two locations will finish the definition of the circle. You have to specify the three locations for the circle to pass through and then the circle will be generated for you. If you have trouble.

The circle appears similar to the one shown below. If you desire you can save your document and call it circle coord with your initials. Select the circle using coordinates icon. Page 41 . A Circle Definition window should appear Notice that you can enter the coordinates using the Cartesian coordinate system or the polar coordinate system. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Notice that the dimension constraints were automatically generated when you created the circle. 2 for V and 1 for Radius. You will want to use the Cartesian coordinate system for this exercise. You have to specify the coordinates for the center of the circle and its radius and then the circle will be generated for you.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Circle with Cartesian coordinates CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a circle using coordinates. Enter 2 for H. and the icon should be highlighted.

Create 3 circles using the following coordinates. H=1. Page 42 ©Wichita State University . Radius=1. Select the three circles to be tangent to. Start a new part and go into the Sketcher with the yz plane.5. H=4. V=3.5. You will use this icon to create three circles in order to see how the tri-tangent circle icon works. Radius=2. H=0. You can create a circle tangent to any three elements using this icon. You have to specify the three elements that you want the circle to be tangent to and then the circle will be generated. V=3.5. Select the circle using coordinates icon. This will specify the three elements that you want the circle to be tangent to and the circle appears similar to the one shown below. Basic Shapes. V=-1.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Circle tangent to 3 elements CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a circle tangent to three elements. Radius=1. If you desire you can save your document and call it tritangent with your initials. Three circles should appear as shown below. It should be highlighted. Select the tri-tangent circle icon. Next you will create a circle tangent to all three of these.

If you desire you can save your document and call it 3ptarc with your initials. This specifies the last location for the arc to pass through and the arc appears similar to the one shown below. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Select up and to the right of the last location. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Arc through 3 points CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an arc passing through three points. Select the three point arc icon. You simply need to specify any three points and an arc will be generated which starts at the first point. Select up and to the left. ends at the third point and passes through the second point. It should highlight. This specifies the second location for the arc to pass through. The other two locations will finish the definition of the arc. This will specify one of the locations that the arc will pass through. Page 43 .

This specifies the other endpoint of the arc. The difference between this method and the last one is the order used to specify the three points. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. If you desire you can save your document and call it 3ptarclimits with your initials. Select up and to the right. the first two points you select are the endpoints. Select to the left of the last location. Page 44 ©Wichita State University . This will specify one of the endpoints of the arc. and the third is an additional point the arc will pass through. In this icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Arc through 3 points using limits CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an arc passing through three points. Basic Shapes. This specifies the location for the arc to pass through and the arc appears similar to the one shown below. It should highlight. The other two locations will finish the definition of the arc. Select the three point arc using limits icon.

Select up and to the left. If you desire you can save your document. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. It should be highlighted.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Arc CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an arc by specifying the center point and then the starting point and ending point of the arc. The second location determines the radius of the arc and the starting point of the arc. call it arc with your initials. Select the arc icon. The third location defines the other endpoint of the arc. This specifies the other endpoint of the arc and the arc appears similar to the one shown below. The other two locations will finish the definition of the arc. The first location that you define will be the center point of the arc. This specifies the starting point of the arc and the radius of the arc. Select to the right of the last location. This will specify the center of your arc. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Page 45 .

The other locations will define the shape of the spline. Select the spline icon. This specifies the third location for the spline to pass through. By double-clicking this location you are telling the computer that this location is the other endpoint of the spline. You need to specify a number of locations for the spline to pass through and it will create a smooth curve passing through them. Page 46 ©Wichita State University . Basic Shapes. if you wish. The finished spline should appear similar to the one shown below. Double-click down and to the right of the previous location. Select down and to the right of the previous location. Save your document. It should be highlighted. This specifies the fourth location for the spline to pass through. This specifies the second location for the spline to pass through. This will specify one endpoint for the spline. Select up and to the right of the previous location.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Spline CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a spline. under the name spline with your initials. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. The last point on the spline needs to be defined by double-clicking. This icon is useful to create arbitrary smooth curves through a series of points. Select up and to the right.

© Wichita State University Basic Shapes. This option has two sub-options which will appear to the right of your sketcher icons in the bottom toolbar or wherever you located them. Select the spline icon. It should be highlighted. but feel free to use both options.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Connect Curve CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a connect curve. You will have to refer to the previous exercise if you need help creating the splines. Page 47 . Create two splines that look similar to the diagram shown below. Select the connect curve icon. It should be highlighted. You need to specify the two endpoints of the connecting curve along the existing elements that you wish to connect. This icon is useful to create arbitrary smooth curves connecting two elements. This will connect the two elements with an arc This will connect the two elements with a spline In this exercise you will use the connect with spline option.

Where you select the element determines one of the endpoints of the connect curve. If you desire you can save your document. Page 48 ©Wichita State University . This icon is located next to your sketcher icons in the bottom toolbar or wherever you located them. Select on the other spline near the location shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select on the spline near the location shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the connect with spline icon. This defines the other endpoint and generates the connect curve. Call it connect curve with your initials. Basic Shapes.

Finally you define the other diameter by selecting another location.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Ellipse CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an ellipse. Select up and to the right of the previous location. This is a conic shape that has certain mathematical properties useful for some designs. It should be highlighted. This specifies a location that the ellipse will pass through determining the shape of the ellipse. This determines the orientation and the length of the ellipse. The next location determines the orientation and length of the ellipse. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Select down and to the left. If you desire you can save your document: call it ellipse with your initials. Select the ellipse icon. The first location you define is the center of the ellipse. This will specify the center of the ellipse. This icon is useful to create elliptical shapes. the second one gives both the orientation and one of the two diameters. It should appear similar to the one shown below. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Page 49 . The next location will define a location that the ellipse will pass through thereby defining the width of the ellipse.

If you desire you can save your document. Select up and to the right of the previous location. Page 50 ©Wichita State University . Select up and to the left of the previous location. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. The next two locations define the starting and ending points of the parabola. or tip. The next location determines the apex or tip of the parabola. This specifies the ending location for the parabola and it should appear similar to the one shown below. A parabola’s shape is determined by the distance between the focus and the apex. Select below the origin. This will specify the focus of the parabola. It should be highlighted. This specifies the starting location for the parabola. You have to define a location for the focus of the parabola and then the apex. This icon is useful to create parabolic shapes. Call it parabola with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Parabola CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a parabola. This is another conic curve that has certain mathematical properties useful for some designs. Finally you must define the two endpoints for the parabola. Basic Shapes. Select the parabola icon. This determines the apex.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Hyperbola CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a hyperbola. Select to the left of the origin point. The next location defines the apex. Select a location well above the origin. This specifies one endpoint of the hyperbola. and apex—determine the shape of the hyperbola. of the hyperbola. Call it hyperbola with your initials. Select to the right of the origin point. After defining those locations then you must specify a location for the apex or tip of the hyperbola. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Next you will specify its endpoints. This determines the center of the hyperbola. Select the hyperbola icon. The finished hyperbola should appear similar to the one shown below. The three locations you have specified so far—focus. or tip. This specifies the other endpoint. Select somewhere between the origin and the previous location. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. This will specify the focus of the hyperbola. center. If you desire you can save your document. A hyperbola is another conic curve that has certain mathematical properties useful for some designs. The next location determines the center of the hyperbola. You have to define a location for the focus of the hyperbola and then the center of the hyperbola. This determines the apex. Then you can define a starting point and ending point for the hyperbola. Page 51 . or tip. It should highlight.

tangency at the first end. It should highlight. Select a location to the right of the origin. You can define five points. Select the origin point. Call it conic with your initials. There are many sub-options available under this icon. Define tangency at the first end Define tangency at the second end Define tangency at both ends Select the conic icon. This defines the actual shape of the conic based on the previously defined tangencies. Basic Shapes. Page 52 ©Wichita State University . Depending on which options you select will determine what you can define when creating the conic. This defines the tangency at both ends. This exercise will only cover creating a conic with tangency at both ends but feel free to use the other options until you are comfortable with them. If you desire you can save your document.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Conic CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to create a conic. This will allow you specify a location that will define the tangency at both ends of the conic. Select the tangency at both ends icon. Select below the last location. The conic should appear. Select a location above and between the two points. from the endpoint to this point. This defines the second end point of the conic. This defines the first end point of the conic. tangency at the second end or tangency at both ends.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Line CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a line. Select up and to the right of the origin. Use this icon for straight edges of your profiles. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. you only need to specify the two endpoints. This will specify one endpoint of the line. Call it line with your initials. Page 53 . It should highlight. Select the line icon. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. The line should appear similar to the one shown below. If you desire you can save your document. The next location specifies the other endpoint. To create a line. This determines the other endpoint.

vertical or point to point unlimited line.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Unlimited Line CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an unlimited line. This defines another point along the line. If you desire you can save your document. This will specify a point along the line. This icon has three sub-options that will allow you to create a horizontal. The line should pass through those two locations and go out essentially forever. In this exercise you will just use the point to point sub-option but feel free to use the other options to get familiar with them. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Basic Shapes. Call it unlimited line with your initials. Depending on which sub-option you choose determines what is necessary to create the line. Select the unlimited line icon. The next location specifies another point along the line. It should highlight. Select up and to the right of the origin. Page 54 ©Wichita State University . Use this icon for straight edges of your profiles that you do not want a specific length but instead you want it to go out essentially forever. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Bi-tangent Line CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a bi-tangent line. Select the bi-tangent line icon. You will create two circles using this icon. A bi-tangent line is tangent to two other elements such as circles. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Page 55 .5 Two circles should appear as shown below. H=0. Radius=1. H=2. V=3. Create 2 circles using the following coordinates. Radius=. Select the right side of the larger circle. The next location specifies the other element that the line is to be tangent to. All you have to do is specify the two elements that you wish the line to be tangent to. It should highlight. Select the circle using coordinates icon. V=0. This will specify the line to be tangent to that side of the circle.

This makes the line tangent to that side of the circle as well. Page 56 ©Wichita State University . If you desire you can save your document with the name bitangent with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select left side of the smaller circle. The line should appear similar to the one shown below. Basic Shapes.

A bisect line splits the angle between two other lines. A bisecting line should appear similar to the one shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Bisect Line CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a bisect line. It should be highlighted. Select one of the lines. Start each line at the origin. It should be highlighted. Select the line icon. This defines one side of the sector that will be bisected. Select the other line. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Create two lines similar to the ones shown below. All you have to do is specify the two lines that you wish to bisect and the bisecting line will be created. If you desire you can save your document with the name bisect with your initials. Select the bisect line icon. Page 57 .

If you desire you can save your document. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Select the axis icon. Select above the origin. This determines the other endpoint of the axis and it should appear similar to the one shown below. Basic Shapes. It should be highlighted. An axis can be used for mirroring or for creating a shaft or groove in Part Design.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Axis CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build an axis. all you have to do is specify two endpoints. Page 58 ©Wichita State University . This will specify one endpoint of the axis. To create an axis. Next you will specify the other endpoint. Call it axis with your initials.

All you have to do is specify a location for the point. The point should appear similar to the one shown below. That option will automatically add a coincidence constraint. Page 59 . This will specify a location for the point. If you desire you can save your document and call it point with your initials. Points are useful for constraining your profile. You also have the option of selecting an element to put the point on the element at the specified location. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Select up and to the right of the origin. Select the point icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Point CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a point. It should be highlighted.

This icon is useful for generating points at specific locations. Enter 2 for H and 2 for V. All you have to do is enter the coordinates in the window that opens. and the icon should be highlighted. Notice the dimension constraints were automatically generated when you created the point. Basic Shapes. Normally this is used to position an item within your profile. Page 60 ©Wichita State University . A Point Definition window should appear Notice that you can enter the coordinates using the cartesian coordinate system or the polar coordinate system. This will generate a point at that coordinate and it should appear similar to the one shown below. If you desire you can save your document and call it coord point with your initials. Select the point using coordinates icon. You will want to use the cartesian coordinate system for this exercise.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Point using coordinates CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build a point using coordinates.

Select the right end of the arc. This icon is useful for generating points equidistant along an element. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. An Equidistant Point Definition window should appear. You will now have to specify the element you want to create equidistant points on. and Spacing & Length. Points & Length. In this exercise you will choose the Points & Spacing parameter. There are three different Parameters options. Points & Spacing. This determines the starting point for the creation of the equidistant points. This is the element that you are going to create equidistant points along. Then you have to specify the spacing and the number of points to be spaced. The next location will determine the starting point for the spacing of the points. Select up and to the right of the origin. Select the arc. It should highlight. Select the three point arc icon. The other two locations will determine the shape of the arc. Select down and to the right of the previous location. This defines the second location for the arc. Select the equidistant points icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Equidistant points CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to build equidistant points. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Page 61 . This specifies an endpoint of the arc. You have to specify an element and then specify the origin or the starting location for your spacing. This defines the third location for the arc to pass through and the arc should appear similar to the one shown below. It should be highlighted.

Select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Enter 1 for Spacing and 3 for New Points. Notice that constraints were automatically generated for you. If you desire you can save your document and call it equidist point with your initials. This specifies the distance between the points and how many points that you want generated. Basic Shapes. Page 62 ©Wichita State University . The points should appear similar to the ones shown below.

If you desire you can save your document and call it intersection point with your initials. Select the intersection point icon. It will use this line as one of the intersecting elements. Select the line icon. Create two lines as shown below. It should be highlighted. All you have to do to create an intersection point is select the two elements.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Intersection Point CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to create a point at the intersection of two elements. Page 63 . © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Select the other line. It should be highlighted. The intersection point should appear with constraints as shown below. Select one of the lines. The two lines do not have to actually intersect as long as they would intersect if they were to continue in length.

Page 64 ©Wichita State University . You will use this point to project to the line. Create a point as shown below. Select the point. Basic Shapes. It should be highlighted. Select the projection point icon. Select the point icon. It should be highlighted. Create a line as shown below. It should be highlighted. Select the line icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Projection Point CATIA® V5R6 This will cover the steps necessary to create a point by projecting a point to an element. All you have to do to create a projection point is select a point that you want to project and then select the element that you want to project the point to.

© Wichita State University Basic Shapes. A projected point is created and should appear with constraints as shown below. Page 65 . If you desire you can save your document and call it projection point with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the line.

Page 66 ©Wichita State University . The purpose of these exercises are to demonstrate the usefulness of the profile icon and how to use it effectively. If you select the endpoint while the element or the constraint is blue then it will automatically put those constraints on the geometry when it is created. Select the profile icon. This will put the vertical constraint on your element automatically. double-click a location or select a location that closes the profile. It should be highlighted. You will now build various profiles to get experience using the various capabilities of the profile icon. Profiles. You can use it to generate basic shapes or more involved shapes all in one operation.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Profiles CATIA® V5R6 This part will discuss the profile icon which the most commonly used icon when defining sketches. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Also while using the line icon of profile you can generate curves by holding down the left mouse button and dragging it in the direction you want the curve to go and it will know to create a circular curve from that location. You also can use two other icons that are located in the bottom toolbar to generate curves as you are defining the profile. When you specify the next location make sure the line appears blue before selecting the location. This is useful when defining horizontal and vertical lines because if they appear in blue while you are defining them then the horizontal and vertical constraint will automatically be generated on the element. The most common use is to specify corner points of your desired profile and it will generate lines between those points until you either click on the profile icon again. The first profile you are going to build looks like the one shown below. As you are defining the profile occasionally the element will appear in blue before defining the endpoint or a constraint may appear in blue. Start a new part and go into the Sketcher with the yz plane. This specifies the starting point for your profile.

© Wichita State University Profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select a location above the origin. Page 67 . Select a location to the right of the previous location. Make sure when you specify the other locations that those elements appear blue as well before selecting the location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. If the line appeared blue before you selected the second location then it should appear with the vertical constraint on it like the one shown below. Select a location below the previous location along the H axis. It should appear with the horizontal constraint on the element and look similar to the diagram shown below.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select a location to the left of the previous location. Select a location to the left of the previous location. Profiles. Select a location above the previous location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 68 ©Wichita State University . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. The profile should appear similar to the diagram shown below and exit the profile icon. Select the origin point of the sketch again. Save the document and close it.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select a location below the previous location. If you desire you can save your document and call it profile1 with your initials. Page 69 . © Wichita State University Profiles.

Profiles. This specifies the starting point for your profile. If the line appeared blue before you selected the second location then it should appear with the vertical constraint on it like the one shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You will now perform a sketch of a part using the three point arc icon in the bottom toolbar during the sketch. Page 70 ©Wichita State University . When you specify the next location make sure the line appears blue before selecting the location. It should be highlighted. This will put the vertical constraint on your element automatically. The second profile you are going to build looks like the one shown below. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Select a location above the origin. Make sure when you specify the other locations for the lines that they appear blue as well before selecting the location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select a location to the right of the previous location. Start a new part and go into the Sketcher with the yz plane. This icon allows you to define a three point arc while using the profile icon. Select the profile icon.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select to the right of the previous location. Select down and to the right of the previous location. The arc will begin at the last location specified which is the endpoint of the line. © Wichita State University Profiles. The next point specifies the endpoint of the arc. Select up and to the right of the previous location. Notice how the three point arc icon in the bottom toolbar automatically turned off and the line icon turned on.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the three point arc icon in the bottom toolbar. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This icon will allow you to specify a location for the arc to pass through and an ending location for the arc. This location should be straight across from the start of the arc. Select below the previous location. Page 71 . This specifies the location that the arc should pass through.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Profiles. Select the three point arc icon in the bottom toolbar.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select to the left of the previous location. The next point specifies the endpoint of the arc. Select up and to the left of the previous location. The arc will begin at the last location specified which is the endpoint of the line. This specifies the location that the arc should pass through. Page 72 ©Wichita State University . Select above the previous location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This icon will allow you to specify a location for the arc to pass through and an ending location for the arc. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select to the left of the previous location.

Notice how the three point arc icon in the bottom toolbar automatically turned off and the line icon turned on. Select to the left of the previous location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This location should be straight across from the start of the arc. © Wichita State University Profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select down and to the left of the previous location. Page 73 . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select below the previous location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Page 74 ©Wichita State University . If you desire you can save your document and call it profile2 with your initials. Save the document and close it. The profile should appear similar to the diagram shown below and exit the profile icon. Profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the origin point of the sketch again.

If the line appeared blue before you selected the second location then it should appear with the horizontal constraint. Select the profile icon. The third profile you are going to build looks like the one shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It will automatically put a tangency constraint on your profile at the initial point. Select to the right of the origin. Start a new part and go into the Sketcher with the yz plane. This icon allows you to define an arc tangent to the last line while using the profile icon. Select the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar. It should be highlighted.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You will now perform a sketch of a part using the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar during the sketch. This specifies the starting point for your profile. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. Page 75 . © Wichita State University Profiles. This icon will allow you to specify an endpoint for an arc starting at the last location.

It will automatically put a tangency constraint on your profile at the initial point.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select up and to the right of the previous location. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. This specifies the endpoint of the arc. Select up and to the right of the previous location. This icon will allow you to specify an endpoint for an arc starting at the last location. Select up and to the left of the previous location. This specifies the endpoint of the arc. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 76 ©Wichita State University . Profiles. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar.

This specifies the endpoint of the arc. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select down and to the left of the previous location. It will automatically put a tangency constraint on your profile at the initial point. Page 77 . © Wichita State University Profiles. Select the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar. This icon will allow you to specify an endpoint for an arc starting at the last location.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select to the left of the previous location.

If you desire you can save your document and call it profile3 with your initials. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It will automatically put a tangency constraint on your profile at the initial point. Profiles. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. This icon will allow you to specify an endpoint for an arc starting at the last location. Save the document and close it.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select down and to the right of the previous location. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. Page 78 ©Wichita State University . This specifies the endpoint of the arc. Select the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar.

You need to continue holding the left mouse button down in order to specify the tangent arc which will begin at this location. In order to create an arc instead of a line you need to press and hold the left mouse button down and drag the mouse in the general shape of the arc. While holding down the left mouse button drag your mouse in the direction that you want the arc to follow.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You can also create tangent arcs using the mouse instead of using the tangent arc icon in the bottom toolbar. Start a new part and go into the Sketcher with the yz plane. The final sketch should look similar to the one shown below. however you may need to see it done in order to really understand how it works. Page 79 . You will generate the same profile you created in the previous exercise except you will use the mouse to generate the arcs instead of the tangent arc icon. Then you can select the endpoint of the arc. This specifies the endpoint of the line. Select a location up and to the right of the previous location. This will specify the endpoint of the arc. Select the profile icon. Select the origin point of the sketch plane. It should be highlighted. © Wichita State University Profiles. This specifies the starting point for your profile. The following steps will walk you through the steps necessary to perform this operation. Press and hold the left mouse button at a location to the right of the origin. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You can continue this process to complete the sketch. You will probably need to practice this sketch a few times using this option in order to become proficient. Profiles. It is a much quicker method of creating tangent arcs then using the icon in the bottom toolbar. Page 80 ©Wichita State University . It should appear similar to the one shown below. There is no need to save this sketch since it is similar to the previous one. Finish sketching the part using the drag option for the tangent arcs.

Try sketching the following sketches and save them as profile4. Sketch the profile shown below and save as profile4 with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Now that you have tried the various options with the profile icon you are ready to sketch some practice sketches. Page 81 . profile5 and profile6 respectively. © Wichita State University Profiles.

Page 82 ©Wichita State University . CATIA® V5R6 Sketch the profile shown below and save as profile6 with your initials. Profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketch the profile shown below and save as profile5 with your initials.

There are many types of constraints and most are listed below. Dimensional Constraints Distance Length Angle Radius/Diameter Semimajor axis Semiminor axis distance between two elements length of an element angle between two elements radius or diameter of a circle or arc semimajor axis of an ellipse semiminor axis of an ellipse Geometrical Constraints Symmetry Midpoint symmetric about an axis or line forces an element to be located at the midpoint of another element forces three points to be equidistant from each other positions an element so it will not move aligns one element with another makes a circle or arc positioned concentric to another circle or arc makes an element tangent to another element forces a line to be parallel to another line forces a line to be perpendicular to another line makes a line be positioned horizontally makes a line be positioned vertically Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Constraints CATIA® V5R6 Constraints are similar to dimensions and they allow you to force your sketch to be an exact shape. Sketches without constraints generally are not accurate enough for your design and therefore it is necessary to put constraints on your sketch to make it an exact size. Page 83 Equidistant point Fix Coincidence Concentricity Tangency Parallelism Perpendicularity Horizontality Verticality © Wichita State University .

This is useful to see how the sketch would change based on a constraint varying in size. Constraints. Color White Green Purple Black Red Status Not constrained Perfectly constrained Over constrained Unresolved constraint Invalid geometry There are a few icons that allow you to generate constraints. One is for geometrical constraints and the other is for dimensional constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 When defining constraints on your sketch the color of the elements of the sketch will change color depending on the status of the element. Normally. Constraint by dialog icon allows you to define constraints by selecting them from a window. Page 84 ©Wichita State University . The first thing you need to remember is that sometimes when you built your sketch constraints were automatically generated. Allows for the animation of constraints. Most commonly used constraint icon to define basic constraints on elements and between elements. Sometimes this is useful to get a start on the constraints. In the following exercises you will sketch the shape shown and then the steps will walk you through constraining the sketch. The table below shows the default colors and the corresponding status. Geometrical constraints Dimensional constraints By default these two icons are selected. the goal is to perfectly constrain your sketch so that it is completely defined according to your specifications. You should have seen some of the geometrical and dimensional constraints generated in your previous exercises. Allows the computer to automatically put constraints on your sketch. Therefore you normally want your sketch to appear green when leaving the Sketcher to go to Part Design. Those icons are shown below. This was caused by two icons located in the bottom toolbar.

Select the constraint icon. That constraint will not appear after creating the sketch it is implied. © Wichita State University Constraints. This will allow you to define a constraint.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Sketch the profile shown below and save as constraint1 with your initials. You should make sure that the coincidence constraint appears in blue when defining the origin point of your sketch. Page 85 . You will now put additional constraints on your profile to make it perfectly constrained. Notice some constraints were automatically generated.

Select the constraint icon. Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the bottom horizontal line and locate the constraint below the line. Page 86 ©Wichita State University . Select the horizontal line above the bottom one. A length constraint should appear underneath the horizontal line. The value that appears for you may not be the same as shown below. This will allow you to define a constraint. You will now use it to generate a constraint between two elements. This defines the first element. You will now define the second element to create a distance constraint between the two elements. You can use the constraint icon for almost all of the dimensional constraints.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below except the value may be different. You can also use the constraint icon to put some geometric constraints on elements. Select the constraint icon. Select the angled line. © Wichita State University Constraints. You will now use the constraint icon to make the angled line have the horizontal constraint. Page 87 . This will allow you to define a constraint.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the horizontal line above the previous one and position the constraint to the right. A constraint will appear but instead of positioning the constraint at a location you will now press the right mouse button on the constraint.

Constraints. This will keep the icon activated until it is turned off. there is a way to make it active for multiple constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Press the right mouse button while on the constraint. Various options appear in a window as shown below. Page 88 ©Wichita State University . Select the Horizontal option. This puts the horizontal constraint on the element. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Since it is not always convenient to have to press the constraint icon each time you want to generate a constraint. To do this you have to double click on the icon using the left mouse button. You will learn more about the other options that appear in the window later. You will do that and then finish constraining your sketch.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Double click on the constraint icon with the left mouse button. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below but it may have a different value. © Wichita State University Constraints. icon for multiple uses. Page 89 . CATIA® V5R6 This activates the Select the bottom right vertical line and position the constraint to the right.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select bottom horizontal line and then the horizontal line above the 1. Constraints. Page 90 ©Wichita State University .5 line and position it to the right. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below but it may have a different value.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the bottom horizontal line and then the top horizontal line and position it to the right. © Wichita State University Constraints. Page 91 . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below but it may have a different value.

you will right click on the constraint and choose the Coincidence option. but instead of positioning a constraint you will now select a second element. You will now put a coincidence constraint on two elements while the constraint icon is still active.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Put the horizontal and vertical constraints on all of the elements that do not already have them by selecting the element and then right clicking the constraint and choosing Horizontal or Vertical. This selects the second element. Now. Select the vertical line between the shelf and the top of the sketch. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This selects the first element. Constraints. Select the vertical line between the base and the shelf. Page 92 ©Wichita State University .

This makes the two elements coincident with one another. © Wichita State University Constraints. Select the Coincidence option.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Press the right mouse button while on the constraint. Various options appear in a window as shown below. Notice the part is almost perfectly constrained (green color). You will now finish constraining the sketch while the constraint icon is still active. Page 93 . Your sketch should now appear similar to the one shown below but it may have different values. meaning that they line up with one another.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below but it may have different values.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the left most vertical line and then the next top vertical line and position the constraint above the sketch. This constrains the location of both of the coincident lines due to the coincidence constraint. Constraints. All that is left is the vertical line of the shelf. Page 94 ©Wichita State University .

© Wichita State University Constraints. You will now modify the values of your constraints to force your sketch to be a specific size. Page 95 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the left most vertical line and the vertical line at the end of the shelf and position the constraint above the sketch. The first thing you have to do is to deactivate the constraint icon. you do not have to perfectly constrain your part ahead of time. This will put the final constraint on your sketch and it should appear all in green. You can change the values of the constraints any time after they are created. It should also look similar to the diagram shown below but may have different values.

As you experienced. To change the values of the constraints all you have to do is double click on the value and then key in a new value. You will continue to change values until all of the constraints are set to their proper values. If you want to relocate just the value then you can hold down the left mouse button on the value. Notice that the sketch automatically changed so that the height is now seven inches. however. it is much faster to constrain a sketch by forcing the constraint icon to stay active by double clicking on it instead of having to select it each time.00 and press OK. The icon should no longer appear highlighted. Change the value to 7. Constraints. if you want to relocate the value along with the constraint arrows then you must hold down the left mouse button on the arrow lines. Page 96 ©Wichita State University . You can move the position of the constraint as well by selecting the constraint and holding down the left mouse button you can drag the constraint to a new position.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the constraint icon to turn it off. A window appears as shown below but it may have a different initial value. Double click on the constraint representing the total height of the sketch.

Page 97 . © Wichita State University Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change all of the constraints to the values shown below. Save your document. The sketch should look just like the one shown below.

However there are a few new options that you need to be aware of in order to effectively use this icon. Therefore if you put constraints on your sketch that changes that dimension it will be reflected in the value. When you put a distance constraint between one element and another it is assumed that the two elements are parallel to each other. Page 98 ©Wichita State University . Reference This creates a reference dimension that is shown only to let you know the value. Constraints. Remember those constraint option windows that appeared when right clicking the constraint. Notice that a reference dimension has parentheses around the value. it only reflects the actual value of the dimension. You can not change the value of a reference dimension. These allow you to specify various constraints using the constraint icon that you normally could not define.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Normally you do not have to put all of the horizontal and vertical constraints on your sketch to make it perfectly constrained. Most of the options are the same as the options that were described before.

Page 99 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Horizontal Measure Direction Vertical Measure Direction Default CATIA® V5R6 Puts the distance or length constraint to measure horizontally instead of the default orientation. Puts the distance or length constraint to measure vertically instead of the default orientation. Horizontal Vertical © Wichita State University Constraints.

After selecting the two elements. you can also just drag an element over using the left mouse button.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Swap Location CATIA® V5R6 This swaps the constraint to go to the other side of the element. After: Before: Allow symmetry line This allows you to define a symmetry line after selecting two elements that you want to be symmetric to each other. select Allow symmetry line and then select the symmetry line. you can not give it a negative value in order for it to switch sides. Page 100 ©Wichita State University . This is a good option to use in that circumstance. however. use your third mouse button to activate the menu. Sometimes when you sketch you may get a line to the wrong side with respect to another and when you constrain it. Constraints.

Open the constraint2 document and save with your initials. © Wichita State University Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 For the rest of the constraint exercises the initial sketch will be provided for you to make it easier for you to concentrate on the actual constraints. This will open the part called constraint2. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. Page 101 . Notice that the bottom horizontal line is already constrained. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. This takes you into the sketch and then you can start adding constraints. You will now be constraining this sketch to look like the following diagram. A diagram of the sketch is shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Double click on the constraint icon with the left mouse button. the constraint icon to be used more than once. Constraints. Page 102 ©Wichita State University . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the bottom horizontal line and the bottom right angled line and position the constraint to the right. CATIA® V5R6 This will activate Select the bottom horizontal line and position the constraint below the line. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the bottom horizontal line and the bottom left angled line and position the constraint to the left. A window should appear with constraint options. Page 103 . Select the Tangency option. Select the left curve and the bottom left angled line. This will make a constraint but you are going to press the right mouse button to choose the Tangency option. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Press the right mouse button while on the constraint. This will force the line and the curve to be tangent to one another. © Wichita State University Constraints.

This will put a symmetry constraint on the two angled lines using the dashed line as a symmetry line. it should be noted that this symmetry line is a construction line not a standard line and therefore will not show up in Part Design.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the left curve and position the constraint to the left. Constraints. Select the dashed line. Select the right curve and position the constraint to the right. This puts a radius constraint on your curve. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. Select the Allow symmetry line option. Also. This will allow you to define a symmetry line. Select the bottom left angled line and then the top left angled line. It is important to select the symmetry line last. This puts a radius constraint on your curve. Press the right mouse button while on the constraint. A window should appear with constraint options. Page 104 ©Wichita State University . You will learn more about construction elements later in this course.

Select the dashed line. Press the right mouse button while on the constraint and select the Allow symmetry line option. © Wichita State University Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the bottom horizontal line and then the top line. Press the right mouse button while on the constraint and select the Allow symmetry line option. Page 105 . This will allow you to define a symmetry line. This puts the symmetry constraint on the two lines using the dashed line as the symmetry line. This will allow you to define a symmetry line. Select the bottom right angled line and then the top right angled line.

It should look similar to the diagram shown below. This puts a distance constraint between the two elements. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the bottom horizontal line and the dashed line and position the constraint to the right. This puts the symmetry constraint on the two lines using the dashed line as the symmetry line. Page 106 ©Wichita State University . Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the dashed line.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 The external profile should all be green now because it is perfectly constrained. This puts a diameter constraint on your circle. © Wichita State University Constraints. You will now put a concentric constraint between the circles and the curves. This puts a diameter constraint on your circle. Select the right circle and position the constraint up and to the right. Page 107 . A window should appear showing you some constraint options. Select the circle on the left and the curve on the left and then press the right mouse button while on the constraint. However you still need to constrain the circles. Select the left circle and position the constraint up and to the left. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Select the Concentricity option. Meaning that they have the same center point location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 108 ©Wichita State University . This forces the circle to be concentric with the curve. You will now repeat the same procedure to put the concentric constraint on the other circle and curve. Select the circle on the right and the curve on the right and then press the right mouse button while on the constraint. This forces the circle to be concentric with the curve. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the Concentricity option. The window should appear again. Constraints.

Then you just have to double click on a value and a window will appear. Page 109 . © Wichita State University Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Now the entire sketch is perfectly constrained. After you change the value press the Enter key or select OK. Change the values of the constraints to match the diagram shown below. Remember you have to exit the constraint icon by selecting it. You will now change the values to match those shown below. Save your document.

Page 110 ©Wichita State University . A diagram of the sketch is shown below. You will now be constraining this sketch to look like the following diagram. This takes you into the sketch and then you can start adding constraints. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the constraint3 document and save with your initials. This will open the part called constraint3. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. Constraints.

Select the left vertical line and position the constraint to the left of the line. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. the constraint icon to be used more than once. Page 111 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Double click on the constraint icon with the left mouse button. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. CATIA® V5R6 This will activate Select the bottom horizontal line and position the constraint below the line. © Wichita State University Constraints.

Page 112 ©Wichita State University . Constraints. You will then finish constraining the sketch using the constraint by dialog icon. You are now going to exit the constraint icon and change the values of the constraints. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the top horizontal line and position the constraint above the line. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the left angled line and position the constraint below and to the left of the angled line.

Remember you have to exit the constraint icon by selecting it. It highlights letting you know that it has been selected. Then you just have to double click on a value and a window will appear. This allows you to select a second element while keeping the first element highlighted.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the values of the constraints to match the diagram shown below. However. Page 113 . it is important to remember that you could just use the regular constraint icon to finish the constraints. After you change the value press the Enter key or select OK. This opens a Constraint Definition window. In order to select two elements at the same time you must press and hold the Ctrl key when selecting the second element. Select the constraint by dialog icon. You are going to the use the constraint by dialog icon to finish putting the constraints on your sketch. © Wichita State University Constraints. Press and hold the Ctrl key while selecting the horizontal line above the previous line. Select the bottom horizontal line.

It is important to note that double clicking the constraint by dialog icon will not keep the icon active for multiple uses since you must select the element or elements before selecting the icon. Select the constraint by dialog icon. Select the Distance option. A check should appear in the Distance box.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using that window you can specify which constraint or constraints you would like to put using the elements that you currently have selected. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select OK. It highlights letting you know that it has been selected. Select the left angled line. A distance constraint should appear between the two elements. This opens a Constraint Definition window. Press and hold the left mouse button while on the constraint and drag it above the top line. This allows you to select a second element while keeping the first element highlighted. Page 114 ©Wichita State University . Constraints. Press and hold the Ctrl key while selecting the bottom end line.

This generates the parallel constraint between the two elements. This allows you to select a second element while keeping the first element highlighted. Select the Parallelism option and select OK. Page 115 . This generates the perpendicular constraint between those two elements. It highlights letting you know that it has been selected. © Wichita State University Constraints. Select the constraint by dialog icon. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the Perpendicularity option and select OK. Press and hold the Ctrl key while selecting the right angled line above the previous line. Select the left angled line. This opens a Constraint Definition window.

if you press and hold the left mouse button on the value then it would only move the value.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the end line. This opens a Constraint Definition window. Constraints. Press and hold the Ctrl key while selecting the connecting horizontal line. Select the Length option and select OK. This is the line at the end of the two angled lines. This generates an angle constraint between the two elements. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the constraint by dialog icon. This will generate a length constraint. By selecting the arrow you can move the entire constraint down and to the right. however. Select the Angle option and select OK. Press and hold the left mouse button on the new constraint’s arrow and drag it down and to the right. It highlights letting you know that it has been selected. Select the right angled line. Select the constraint by dialog icon. Page 116 ©Wichita State University . This allows you to select a second element while keeping the first element highlighted. CATIA® V5R6 This opens a Constraint Definition window.

Page 117 . After you change the value press the Enter key or select OK. Change the values of the constraints to match the diagram shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Press and hold the left mouse button while on the angle constraint and drag it to the right of the angled line. © Wichita State University Constraints. You have to double click on a value and a window will appear. Save your document.

There are two profiles in this sketch and you will try the auto constraint icon on both profiles. This will select all of the elements in the box. This takes you into the sketch and then you can start adding constraints. This will open up an auto constraint window as Constraints. This will open the part called constraint4. Next you will learn how the auto constraint icon and the animate constraint icon works. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. Using the left mouse button box in the first profile shown below. shown below. Press and hold the left mouse button while being up and to the left of the first profile and drag a box around the profile. Select the auto constraint icon. You can either select the elements before choosing the auto constraint icon or after you select the auto constraint icon. Page 118 ©Wichita State University . In this case you selected the elements before selecting the icon. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. Open the constraint4 document and save with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Up to now you have used the constraint and the constraint by dialog icons to generate constraints.

© Wichita State University Constraints. Since this sketch does not have any symmetry lines and it is referenced by the origin location there is not a need to set any of the other options. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 119 . You are now going to use the auto constraint icon to constrain the other profile within this sketch.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Elements to be constrained Reference elements Symmetry lines Constraint Mode specifies what elements are to be constrained CATIA® V5R6 allows you to specify an element or elements to use as a reference for its constraints allows you to specify the center lines it should use when assigning symmetry constraints if you specified a reference element then this will determine if you want the constraints to be defined one at the end of another (Chained) or if you want all constraints to be defined from the reference element (Stacked) Select OK.

Constraints. This will open up an auto constraint window as Select OK. All of the constraints should disappear and the profile should appear highlighted. Page 120 ©Wichita State University . Press and hold the left mouse button while being up and to the left of the second profile and drag a box around the profile. Select the undo icon in the bottom toolbar. This will select all of the elements in the box. You will now undo the these constraints and you will try using the auto constraint icon using reference elements. Constraints appear on the profile. shown below. If they do not disappear. however it is not perfectly constrained since it is not referenced to any location.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the left mouse button box in the second profile shown below. If the profile does not appear highlighted then select the profile like you did earlier. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. keep selecting the undo icon until they disappear. Select the auto constraint icon.

You have to select the down arrow to access the drop down list and then select the Stacked option. shown below. Select the Stacked option for the Constraint Mode. The window should now appear as shown below. You have two options on the Constraint Mode. © Wichita State University Constraints. either Chained or Stacked. This exercise will have you choose the Stacked option. Page 121 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the auto constraint icon. This makes those two elements the reference elements for the constraints. You may want to try one and then undo it and try the other option. You need to select on the area where it says No Selection in front of the label Reference elements. however both diagrams are shown for your reference. CATIA® V5R6 This will open up an auto constraint window as Select in the box for Reference elements. Select the vertical line and horizontal line from the other profile that are at the origin.

Stacked Chained Save your document. Notice how all of the constraints originate from the reference elements. Page 122 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. Constraints. If you use the Chained option then the first constraints originate from the reference elements but the other constraints originate at the ends of the previous constraints. Constraints appear on the profile. Both diagrams are shown below for your comparison.

Open the constraint5 document and save with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You will now try using the animate constraint icon on a constrained sketch. You can use this icon at any time to see how your sketch changes as the value of a constraint varies. Page 123 . This will open the part called constraint5. You will now use the animate constraint icon on a couple of the constraints. In this exercise you will try using this icon on a perfectly constrained sketch. © Wichita State University Constraints. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. This icon allows you to select a constraint and animate what happens as this constraint changes values. Select the animate constraint icon. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. This takes you into the sketch and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the 1 inch radius constraint in the upper left of the sketch. Page 124 ©Wichita State University . First value Last value Number of steps Actions the starting value for the animation the ending value for the animation determines the number of steps shown as the value varies between the first value and the last value plays the animation backwards pauses the animation stops the animation plays the animation forwards Options plays the animation once from start to finish plays the animation from start to finish and then back to the start continuously loops the animation forwards and backwards repeats the animation always showing it from start to finish Hide constraints hides the constraints so all you see animating is the geometry Constraints. An Animate Constraint window appears.

Select the stop icon under Actions. Select the one way icon under Options and then select the forward icon under Actions. Select Cancel. Notice how the sketch changes shape as the constraint varies from its starting value to its ending value. the Last value to be 2. and the Number of steps to be 20. You are now ready to see the animation. © Wichita State University Constraints. Select the Hide constraints button and then select the forward icon again. This stops the animation. You should practice animating other constraints using the animate constraint icon. Your sketch returns to the original shape and the constraints appear again. This time the animation plays from start to finish and then returns back to the start over and over again.5. under Select the repeat icon under Options and then select the forward icon Actions. Select the stop icon under Actions. Page 125 . Select the loop icon under Options and then select the forward icon under Actions. This option only shows the actual geometry of the sketch.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the First value to be . This time the animation plays from start to finish over and over again. Notice how all of the constraints are not seen anymore. This stops the animation. This time the animation plays from start to finish and then returns back to the start. Select the round trip icon under Options and then select the forward icon under Actions.

The options include cornering. Modifications to profiles. If we have the geometrical and dimensional constraint options selected in the bottom toolbar then some constraints may automatically be generated when performing these options. Corner There are three new icons that appear on the bottom toolbar when you are in the corner option. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. trimming and breaking geometry. This takes you into the sketch and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 126 ©Wichita State University . This will open the part called corner.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Modifications to profiles CATIA® V5R6 This involves modifying the geometry of your sketch to generate the desired profile. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. chamfering. trims both elements back to the corner trims the first element selected back to the corner generates the corner without trimming the elements Open the corner document and save with your initials.

The corner changes size. This is normally the default choice. Change the radius value to be . © Wichita State University Modifications to profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the corner icon. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This exercise is only going to cover this option since it is the one most commonly used. Page 127 . Select somewhere inside the corner. This specifies the two elements that you wish to generate a corner between. Undo the creation of the corner to get back your original sketch. You now have to arbitrarily locate your corner which will determine its initial size. CATIA® V5R6 This activates the option and three new icons appear on the Make sure that the trim all icon is selected on the bottom toolbar.5 inches. The corner should appear with tangency constraints generated on the two line and a radius constraint generated on the corner. You can change the value of the corner the same way you changed the value of constraints previously. You are now going to generate radius corners at all intersection of your sketch with a specified value. It is suggested that you try out the other options on your own in order to make sure you understand their operation. Select the left vertical line and the top horizontal line. bottom toolbar.

In the diagram shown above the upper left constraint is the driving constraint. You can do this by pressing and holding the left mouse button up and to the left of the profile and then dragging the mouse down to the lower right.5 constraints have a f(x) symbol next to it. You will learn more about formulas later in this course.5. If you were to change that one value then all of the other values would change because of the formulas.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select all of the sketch. This means that a formula has been applied to determine that constraint. Save your document. Enter a value of . Modifications to profiles. This is the constraint that does not have a f(x) symbol next to it. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 128 ©Wichita State University . Notice that most of the . A radius text box appears on the bottom toolbar. Corners appear at every intersection at a value of 0. Select the corner icon.75.5 in the Radius box and press Enter. Notice that all of the constraints change to that value. Change the value of the driving constraint to be 0. In this case one of the corner constraints is specified and then all of the other ones are set to be equal to that one. boxing in the entire profile.

trims both elements back to the chamfer trims the first element selected back to the chamfer generates the chamfer without trimming the elements After choosing one of those icons and selecting the elements that you want to use to chamfer. This takes you into the sketch and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below. hypotenuse and an angle two lengths one length and an angle Open the chamfer document and save with your initials. These determine what type of information you can enter and what is generated when the chamfer is created. This will open the part called chamfer. In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. Page 129 . three more icons appear. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. © Wichita State University Modifications to profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Chamfer CATIA® V5R6 There are three new icons that appear on the bottom toolbar when you are in the chamfer option.

You can now arbitrarily locate your chamfer which will determine its initial size.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the chamfer icon. CATIA® V5R6 This activates the option and three new icons appear on the Make sure that the trim all icon is selected on the bottom toolbar. This will generate a length from the sharp corner back to the beginning of the chamfer along the first element selected and the angle is the angle of the chamfer. Select the one length and an angle icon. If they were generated as length constraints then a window would appear telling you that they would be converted to distance constraints because the chamfer will change the length of those lines. The chamfer should appear with a length constraint and an angle constraint generated. This exercise is only going to cover this option since it is the one most commonly used. Select somewhere inside the corner. Modifications to profiles.5 constraints were generated as distance constraints between two lines instead of length constraints. It is suggested that you try out the other options on your own in order to make sure you understand their operation. bottom toolbar. Luckily the 1. This specifies the two elements that you wish to generate a chamfer between. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.5 and 30 respectively. Select the left vertical line and the top left horizontal line. Page 130 ©Wichita State University . Notice the chamfer changes size and angle. Change the value of the length and angle to .5 and 2. This is normally the default choice.

5 and 30 respectively.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the chamfer icon. This will generate a length from the sharp corner back to the beginning of the chamfer along the first element selected and the angle is the angle of the chamfer. Change the value of the length and angle to . Page 131 . This specifies the two elements that you wish to generate a chamfer between. The chamfer should appear with a length constraint and an angle constraint generated. Save your document. Select the one length and an angle icon. This is normally Select the right vertical line and the top right horizontal line. You can now arbitrarily locate your chamfer which will determine its initial size. is selected on the bottom toolbar. The final sketch should appear similar to the one shown below. CATIA® V5R6 This activates the option and three new icons appear on the Make sure that the trim all icon the default choice. bottom toolbar. Select somewhere inside the corner. © Wichita State University Modifications to profiles.

getting rid of the side you select trims the element back to the nearest intersections.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Trim and Break CATIA® V5R6 There are four icons that can be used to trim or break elements in the sketcher. This will open the part called trim. Page 132 ©Wichita State University . In order to work with the sketch you will need to go to the Sketcher and choose the sketch from the specification tree. This takes you into the sketch and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Modifications to profiles. trims both elements back to the intersection or just trims a single element back to the intersection trims both elements trims only the first element breaks an element at an intersection or at an arbitrary location quickly trims elements. keeping the side you select breaks the element at the nearest intersections closes a partial circle back to a full circle Open the trim document and save with your initials. Select the Sketcher icon and then select the Sketch from the specification tree. there are three sub-options to this icon which determine how it works trims the element back to the nearest intersections.

Now that the circle is broken you can trim the two pieces to the appropriate intersections. The icon becomes activated. This will allow you to break an element and trim it to the nearest intersections getting rid of the portion you select. The icon becomes activated. The circle breaks at the intersection of the line. The line breaks at each intersection of the circle and is removed from the inside of the circle. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Therefore it is not necessary to break a circle more than once to get two pieces. © Wichita State University Modifications to profiles. A circle in CATIA has a natural break in order for the circle to have ends. Select the break icon. This activates the option and four new icons appear Make sure that the trim all icon is selected. The line breaks at each intersection of the circle and is removed from the inside of the circle. Page 133 . Select the bottom horizontal line inside the circle. Select the break and rubber in icon. This will allow you to break an element and trim it to the nearest intersections getting rid of the portion you select. CATIA® V5R6 Select the break and rubber in icon. Select the circle and then the top left horizontal line. on the bottom toolbar. Double click on the trim icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the quick trim icon. Select the quick trim icon. This is normally the default choice. Select the top horizontal line inside the circle. Notice that coincident constraints appeared on the broken elements automatically. This will allow you break an element in to two pieces.

Modifications to profiles.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the top right horizontal line and the top right portion of the circle. Select the bottom left horizontal line and the bottom left portion of the circle. Page 134 ©Wichita State University . The circle should trim up to the intersection. Sometimes it can be confusing seeing the curve between the lines but it appears only to show the coincidence between the two circles. The circle should trim down to the intersection. Select the bottom right horizontal line and the bottom right portion of the circle. The circle should trim down to the intersection. The sketch should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

constraint7 and constraint8 respectively. Save the constrained sketches as constraint6. You will want to generate the four corners using the corner option first and then constrain the circles concentric to the corners.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Now that you have gone through most of the constraint options you are ready to constrain some sketches for practice. Open the constraint6 document and go to the sketch and constrain the sketch to appear like the diagram shown below. Open the constraint7 document and go to the sketch and constrain the sketch to appear like the diagram shown below. Page 135 . © Wichita State University Modifications to profiles.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the constraint8 document and go to the sketch and constrain the sketch to appear like the diagram shown below. If at any time you get stuck please refer back to this section. Page 136 ©Wichita State University . Modifications to profiles. This ends the basic Sketcher section and you are now ready to start producing parts using the Part Design workbench. From now on it is assumed that you know how to use the various options that were covered in this section.

lines to the visible side of your part. whether it be sketcher geometry or part design geometry. Select the hide/show icon. Select all four edges of the window on the right. You will now hide and show some geometry. There will be times when you are going to want to hide some of your geometry because it starts cluttering up your display and you are not ready to delete it or you cannot delete it because it is associated with other geometry. This will allow you hide some of your geometry. Select all four lines and then select the hide/show icon. You can do this by selecting up and to the left of the window and dragging the cursor over the entire window using the first mouse button. The circle disappears and returns to the visible or show side of your part.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Hide/Show CATIA® V5R6 This small exercise is to cover the steps necessary to hide and show geometry. Notice your background changes color and the only geometry you see is the circle and the window that you hid earlier. Select the swap visible space icon. Select the hide/show icon. Select the circle. Open the hide show document and go to the sketch. You have just switched to the hidden side of your part. The circle disappears but it is not deleted. Save your document. This will return the four This returns you to the visible side and you The procedure for hiding or showing geometry is always the same whether it is using sketch geometry or part design geometry. Page 137 . Select the swap visible space icon. Select the circle. © Wichita State University Hide/Show. Select the hide/show icon. All four lines disappear but they are not deleted. should see all of your geometry.

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The purpose of this group of exercises is to introduce how to use those icons and their options. modifications to shapes and interfacing between part design and sketcher. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Basic Part Design CATIA® V5R6 This section will cover the basic use of the part design workbench to create parts. Basic Shapes This part will discuss the various shapes that can be created in part design using the icons on the Part Design workbench. This section will consist of three parts: basic shapes. Page 139 . It is important for you to understand how to use each of these icons in conjunction with your sketches to produce your final part. The usefulness of them depend on the part you are trying to create.

Type Dimension Up to next Up to last Up to plane Up to surface allows you to key in a Length goes to the next side of an existing part goes to the last side of an existing part goes to a specified plane which is its Limit goes to a specified surface which is its Limit When you select a Type other than Dimension you will have the option to specify an Offset value from the corresponding limit.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Pad CATIA® V5R6 The pad icon allows you to use a sketch and extrude it in a linear direction producing a solid pad. Profile Selection Mirrored extent specifies which sketch will be used. Initially the window will appear with only the First Limit and then you have the option to select the More>> option to see the Second Limit. you have the option to modify the sketch using the sketcher icon next to the box applies to the Type Dimension. thereby not being able to specify a second limit changes the direction to the opposite direction Reverse Direction Direction Normal to profile Reference the direction will be in the normal direction of the sketch allows you to specify an element that defines the direction Basic Shapes. Since the options are the same for both limits they will be discussed only once. When you create a pad a Pad Definition window appears like the one shown below. Page 140 ©Wichita State University . it will go the same distance in both directions.

This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your pad. It basically is using your current sketch as the mirror plane. Select Mirrored extent again to turn it off and select Preview. This exercise is going to cover the various methods that you can use to create pads. Select the pad icon. Notice that the pad is still going to be 4 inches wide but it is now going in the opposite direction. Change the value in Length to be 4. You should see two sketches already created for you. Page 141 . You will now change some of the other options to see the difference between them. This is the pad you want to create. Do not press enter or else it will automatically create the pad with that value. Select Sketch. As you can see instead of the pad extending in only the one direction 4 inches it now extends both directions 4 inches each.1. This will allow you to create a pad using one of the sketches. A Pad Definition window should appear similar to the one shown below. Normally you would just enter the value and press Enter.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the pad1 document and save with your initials. however you are going to want to Apply in order for you see what it is going to do until you understand the different options. Select Mirrored extent and select Preview. Select Preview. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Now you are going to reverse the direction in order for the pad to be created in the opposite direction. Select Reverse Direction and select Preview. You will also preview what the Mirrored extent and Reverse Direction options allow you to do. A preview of what the pad will look like appears. For this pad you are going to use the basic option of keying in a length for pad.

Select Sketch. A Pad Definition window appears as shown below. The pad should be created and appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the pad icon. Now you are going to see what the other Types allow you to do. Options. This specifies the sketch that you want to use to create the next pad. Basic Shapes. You are now going to explore some of the other Types that you can use to define limits for pads that you create. Page 142 ©Wichita State University . Select Reverse Direction so that the direction is toward the other pad.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK.2. Notice that the sketch automatically was hidden after being used by the pad. This is true when using most of the options because of a setting under the pull down menu Tools.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. When you use this option you have to specify a plane or a planar side that you want the pad to be limited by.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the Type to Up to next and select Preview. Page 143 . Change the Type to Up to last and select Preview. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Notice that the pad only goes to the next side of the other pad. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Change the Type to Up to plane. Notice that the pad goes all the way to the last side of the previous part.

Select Normal to profile to turn it off. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. The Normal to profile option is no longer activated.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the plane that is away from the origin and select Preview. You may have to rotate the part around in order to see the limitation better. Select the More>> option. Select in the Reference box. Page 144 ©Wichita State University . Basic Shapes. This expands the window and shows some other options. The Up to surface option works very similar to the Up to plane option except that you can specify a surface instead of a plane. Once again this is just to show you the capabilities of the option. The window should appear similar to the one shown below. Currently the Direction is specified to be Normal to profile. This allows you to specify an element to be used as the direction. Notice that the pad goes up to the plane and then stops. You will turn that off and specify an element to be used as the direction.

You will now define the Second Limit. Page 145 . This defines the First Limit. The pad extrudes in the direction of the line and stops at the plane that was specified earlier. Select the angled side closest to the sketch. Under the Second Limit select the Limit box. You are now going to use a First Limit and a Second Limit to create the pad. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the angled line closest to the origin and select Preview. This will allow you to specify a new plane for your limit. Under the First Limit select the Limit box. Under the Second Limit change the Type to Up to plane. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This changes the direction back to being normal to the sketch. Select Normal to profile.

Note: Open profiles (sketches) can be used to create pads or pockets as long as they will be closed by the other faces of your existing part. There are other shapes that have these same options and they work the same. Hopefully you have a good understanding of what each option allows you to do.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the angled side farthest from the sketch and select Preview. The final part should look similar to the diagram shown below. This defines the Second Limit and shows you a preview of your new pad. Basic Shapes. Save your document. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select OK. Page 146 ©Wichita State University . This exercise showed most of the options available when creating a pad.

Page 147 . Using the Type Dimension and a Length of .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the pad2 document and save with your initials. Select the pad icon. The pad should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select Sketch. This will allow you to create a pad using one of the sketches. Select Sketch. Select the pad icon. The pad should appear similar to the diagram shown below.1.75 create the pad. You should see three sketches already created for you.2. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Using the Type Dimension and a Length of .75 create the pad. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your pad. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your pad. This will allow you to create a pad using one of the sketches.

thereby not being able to specify a second limit changes the direction to the opposite direction Reverse Direction Direction Normal to profile Reference Basic Shapes. The major difference between pad and pocket is that a pocket is removed instead of added to your part. Page 148 the direction will be in the normal direction of the sketch allows you to specify an element that defines the direction ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Pocket CATIA® V5R6 The pocket icon allows you to use a sketch and extrude it in a linear direction producing a pocket. Notice that the options are exactly the same as the options for creating a pad. Profile Selection Mirrored extent specifies which sketch will be used. it will go the same distance in both directions. Type Dimension Up to next Up to last Up to plane Up to surface allows you to key in a Length goes to the next side of an existing part goes to the last side of an existing part goes to a specified plane which is its Limit goes to a specified surface which is its Limit When you select a Type other than Dimension you will have the option to specify an Offset value from the corresponding limit. you have the option to modify the sketch using the sketcher icon next to the box applies to the Type Dimension. Initially the window will appear with only the First Limit and then you have the option to select the More>> option to see the Second Limit. When you create a pocket a Pocket Definition window appears like the one shown below.

© Wichita State University Basic Shapes. The pocket should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the pocket icon. Save your document. sketches. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your pocket. Using the Type Up to next create the pocket. CATIA® V5R6 This will allow you to create a pocket using one of the Select Sketch.3.3.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher You will now create a pocket in the existing part using Sketch. Select Reverse Direction. Page 149 .

Select Sketch. A preview of the pocket should appear. Select the pocket icon. The pocket appears. Change the Type to Up to next and select Preview. Basic Shapes. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your pocket. Page 150 ©Wichita State University . This will allow you to create a pocket using the sketch. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the pocket document and save with your initials. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Save your document. You should see a pad and a sketch that have been created for you.2. A preview of the pocket should appear. Select OK. Change the Type to Up to last and select Preview.

In the Selection box press the third mouse button and select Go to profile definition. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Select the box portion of the sketch. Notice that the sketch still remains shown because you did not use the entire sketch therefore it did not automatically hide. Change the Length to be 1 and select OK. You should see a sketch that has already been created for you. This will allow you to select the sub-elements of a sketch. The pad is created using just the one profile of the sketch. When you do this each pad or pocket will reference the same sketch just a different part of the sketch. Page 151 . This closes the Profile Definition window and returns to the Pad Definition window with the Selection being Complex. This allows you to create multiple profiles on the same sketch and then using pad or pocket you can have each profile extrude a different distance as if they were separate sketches.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Multiple Profiles CATIA® V5R6 You can create objects using a single profile of a sketch that contains multiple profiles. Select OK. Select the pad icon. The Profile Definition window appears as shown below. Notice just by selecting an edge that entire profile was selected but not the whole sketch. Open the multiple profiles document and save with your initials.

Basic Shapes. Remember this option is only available with pad and pocket.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Repeat the steps and create pads out of the other two profiles 1 inch in length. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 152 ©Wichita State University . The specification tree should have each pad using the same sketch as shown below. especially when constraining. It is normally a better idea to create a separate sketch for each object but there are times when this capability becomes extremely useful. Save your document.

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The shaft icon allows you to use a sketch and rotate it in a circular direction producing a solid revolution. It is necessary to have an axis defined in your sketch in order to create a shaft. The axis needs to represent the center of the revolution. When you create a shaft a Shaft Definition window appears like the one shown below.

As you can see there are few options when creating a shaft compared to creating a pad. Limits First angle the angle in the initial direction from the sketch

Second angle the angle in the opposite direction from the sketch Profile Selection Axis Selection defines the axis that the profile will be rotated around specifies which sketch will be used, you have the option to modify the sketch using the sketcher icon next to the box

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Open the shaft document and save with your initials. You should see two sketches that have been created for you. Select the shaft icon. This will allow you to create a shaft using a sketch.

Select Sketch.1. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your shaft. Change the First angle value to 90 and the Second angle value to 135 and select Preview. Notice that the shaft went 90 degrees in the one direction and 135 degrees in the other direction. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You can also use a negative value to get the shaft to start and end at a different location then where the sketch is.

Change the First angle value to -90 and the Second angle value to 270 and select Preview. Notice that the shaft begins at -90 and ends at 270. The total angle that the shaft covers is the addition of the two angles, therefore it is necessary that the sum does not exceed 360. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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Change the First angle value to 90 and the Second angle value to 90 and select Preview. Now the shaft is defined for the other half. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Change the Second angle value to 0 and the First angle value to 360 and select OK. The shaft is created as a full revolution. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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The groove icon allows you to use a sketch and rotate it in a circular direction producing a solid revolution that is removed from the current part. It is necessary to have an axis defined in your sketch in order to create a groove. The axis needs to represent the center of the revolution. When you create a groove a Groove Definition window appears like the one shown below.

Notice that the options are exactly the same as the options for creating a shaft. The major difference between shaft and groove is that a groove is removed instead of added to your part. Limits First angle the angle in the initial direction from the sketch

Second angle the angle in the opposite direction from the sketch Profile Selection Axis Selection defines the axis that the profile will be rotated around specifies which sketch will be used, you have the option to modify the sketch using the sketcher icon next to the box

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Select the groove icon.

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This will allow you to create a groove using a sketch.

Select Sketch.2. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your groove. Change the First angle value to 360 and the Second angle value to 0 and select OK. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

You can define the angles the same way as you define the angles for a shaft. Save your document.

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Open the groove document and save with your initials. You should see a shaft and a sketch that have been created for you. Select the groove icon. This will allow you to create a groove using a sketch.

Select Sketch.2. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your groove. Change the First angle value to -15 and the Second angle value to 345 and select Apply. Notice that the groove has a 30 degree gap in it centered around the sketch. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Select OK. Save your document.

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only applies to Up to Plane and Up to Surface the offset distance from the limit © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. many of which are similar to the pad and pocket options. There are many options for creating a hole. Extension. Blind Up To Next Up To Last Up To Plane Up To Surface Diameter Depth Limit Offset goes a certain distance goes to the next side of an existing part goes to the last side of an existing part goes to a specified plane which is its Limit goes to a specified surface which is its Limit the diameter of the hole the length of the hole. The various options are spread over three tabs. only applies to Blind defines the limit element. The Extension options are explained below. There are five different options for defining the length of the hole. Type and Thread Definition.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Hole CATIA® V5R6 The hole icon allows you to create a variety of holes from simple holes to counterdrilled holes. Page 159 . When you create a hole a Hole Definition window appears like the one shown below.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Axis Reverse Normal to surface reverses the direction of the hole CATIA® V5R6 aligns the axis of the hole normal to the surface if selected otherwise you can specify the direction using the box below the option Positioning Sketch Bottom Flat V-Bottom allows you to constrain the center of the hole before creating the hole will be flat on the bottom. the angle of the v-shape can be specified in the Angle box under the option The Type options are explained below. Simple a straight hole with no parameters Tapered the parameters define the angle of the taper Basic Shapes. only applies to Blind the hole will have a v-shaped bottom. only applies to Blind. Page 160 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Counterbored CATIA® V5R6 the parameters define the size and the depth of the counterbore The counterbore diameter must be greater than the hole diameter and the hole depth must be greater than the counterbore depth. Countersunk the parameters define the depth and angle of the countersunk The countersink diameter must be greater than the hole diameter and the countersink angle must be greater than 0 and less than 180 degrees. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. Page 161 .

Page 162 ©Wichita State University . The counterdrill diameter must be greater than the hole diameter.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Counterdrilled CATIA® V5R6 the parameters define the diameter and depth of the counterbore and the angle from the bottom of the counterbore to the diameter of the hole. Basic Shapes. the hole depth must be greater than the counterdrill depth and the counterdrill angle must be greater than 0 and less than 180 degrees.

Page 163 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher The Thread Definition options are explained below. CATIA® V5R6 Thread Definition Type No Standard Metric Thin Pitch Metric Thick Pitch Thread Diameter Hole Diameter Thread Depth Hole Depth Pitch Allows the user to enter the values Uses AFNOR standard values Uses AFNOR standard values Diameter of the thread Diameter of the hole How far the thread extends in the hole The depth of the hole The distance the thread drops in one revolution Determines which way the thread will be revolved Right-Threaded or Left-Threaded Standards Add Remove Allows you to create a standard thread definition Allows you to remove a standard thread definition © Wichita State University Basic Shapes.

You can go in to the sketch and put parameters on the sketch to position the hole. Page 164 ©Wichita State University . You will now try creating some holes using various options. Using the Extension tab change the mode to Up To Last and the Diameter to 1 inch. You will probably want to rotate the part so that you can see the top surfaces easier. You can also have it automatically generate parameters by selecting an edge or edges before defining the surface that you want the hole to appear on. Select the flat surface at the bottom of the pocket. The Hole Definition window should appear. Select the top inner edge of the rim.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the hole document and save with your initials. The nice thing about using the hole icon is that you do not have to generate a sketch ahead of time. This will allow you to create a hole. Select the hole icon. It will create a sketch for you specifying the center of the hole. You should see a part already created for you. This specifies the surface where you want the hole to be located. Basic Shapes. This specifies that you want the hole to be concentric with this edge.

Page 165 . Select the hole icon. This specifies that you want the hole to be concentric with this edge. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. This specifies the surface where you want the hole to be located. Select the flat surface at the bottom of the pocket. Select the bottom inner edge of the rim. This is the default type so it may not be necessary to change it. This will allow you to create a hole.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the Type tab change the type to Simple and select OK. The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below. The Hole Definition window should appear.

Select the top surface of the bottom plate as indicated by the arrow. It may already have those settings. Basic Shapes. Page 166 ©Wichita State University . The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Using the Type tab change the type to Simple and select OK. This will allow you to create a hole. The Hole Definition window should appear. if it does then it is not necessary to change them. Select the hole icon. This is the default type so it may not be necessary to change it. This specifies that you want the hole to be approximately between the small radius and large radius on that surface.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the Extension tab change the mode to Up To Last and the Diameter to 1 inch.

© Wichita State University Basic Shapes. The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below. the Diameter to 1.5 and the Depth to . The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the Extension tab change the mode to Up To Last and the Diameter to 1 inch. Using the Type tab change the type to Tapered and change the Angle to 45 and select Preview. if it does then it is not necessary to change them. It may already have those settings. Using the Type tab change the type to Counterbored.25 and select Preview. Page 167 .

Basic Shapes. Using the Type tab change the type to Countersunk.25 and the Angle to 90 and select OK. Most of those options apply to Blind holes and you should make sure you are aware of them. There are some other options available under the Extension tab.5. the Depth to . the Depth to . The previous steps took you through the different types of holes that you can create. the Diameter to 1. The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below.25 and the Angle to 120 and select Preview. Page 168 ©Wichita State University . This option works exactly the same as it did when you created pads. The option that is not covered in this exercise that you definitely want to understand is the option to change the direction of the hole. The thread options are not covered in this exercise but if you use those options.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the Type tab change the type to Counterdrilled. The hole should appear similar to the diagram shown below. your hole icon in your specification tree will appear with a thread notation. When you create a drawing from this part the thread notation will appear in the appropriate views.

with a Depth of . © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. The diagram shown below shows the locations. All the holes are countersunk holes using a depth of . Select the hole icon. please refer back to the previous steps. This will allow you to create a hole. If you have trouble. Create five holes at the approximate locations indicated by the arrows. Page 169 . The holes should be Countersunk.25 and an Angle of 90. After you have finished creating the holes the part should appear similar to the diagram shown below.25 and an angle of 90.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 To finish this exercise you are going to create five more holes on the top surface of the bottom plate and then constrain all of them and the previous hole.

Basic Shapes. Later in class you will learn how to define a pattern that can be applied to an object such as a hole. Notice that only the previous holes appear when you constrain. You will get more involved with the specification tree at a later time. Note: This is not the suggested method to use when creating a group of identical holes. This diagram is given just to show you the constraint values. Page 170 ©Wichita State University . It is suggested that you use the planes when constructing your constraints. this is because of the location you are at in the specification tree. you will have to constrain each hole individually. Save your document.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Constrain the locations of the six holes using the constraints as shown below.

2. When you create a rib a Rib Definition window appears like the one shown below. Select the rib icon. Profile defines the shape that is supposed to be used for the rib Center curve defines the path that is to be followed by the profile Profile control Keep angle Pulling direction Reference surface Merge ends keeps the profile at the same orientation with respect to the center curve as it is initially as it follows the curve defines an orientation that you want the profile to keep as it follows the center curve defines a surface that controls the orientation of the profile to be normal to the surface as it follows the center curve creates material between the ends of the rib and existing material in specific cases Open the rib document and save with your initials.1. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. You should see three sketches that have been created for you. Select Sketch. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your rib. This will allow you to create a rib using the sketches.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Rib CATIA® V5R6 The rib icon allows you to use a sketch to define a profile and then use another sketch to determine the path that the profile will follow. Select Sketch. The options are discussed below. This specifies the center curve that you want your profile to follow. Page 171 . You are going to use the Keep angle option therefore you are ready to select Preview.

You now have to define a direction. Page 172 ©Wichita State University . Save your document.3 and select Preview. This defines that edge as the pulling direction for the rib.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select Preview. Change the Profile control to Pulling direction. Select the vertical line of Sketch. Next you will define a pulling direction using the third sketch to see the difference. Notice that the orientation with respect to the center curve is the same from beginning to end as it followed the curve. A preview of the rib appears and should look similar to the diagram shown below. Select OK. The orientation was determined by the initial orientation the sketch had with the center curve. The rib appears similar to the diagram shown below. Basic Shapes.

This will allow you to create a slot using the sketches. Profile defines the shape that is supposed to be used for the slot Center curve defines the path that is to be followed by the profile Profile control Keep angle Pulling direction Reference surface Merge ends keeps the profile at the same orientation with respect to the center curve as it is initially as it follows the curve defines an orientation that you want the profile to keep as it follows the center curve defines a surface that controls the orientation of the profile to be normal to the surface as it follows the center curve removes material between the ends of the slot and existing material in specific cases Open the slot document and save with your initials.2. You should see a pad and a few sketches that have been created for you. The main difference between a slot and a rib is that the slot will remove the material instead of add material.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Slot CATIA® V5R6 The slot icon allows you to use a sketch to define a profile and then use another sketch to determine the path that the profile will follow. Page 173 . Select Sketch. The options are the same as the rib options but they are still discussed below. This specifies that you want to use that sketch to define the profile of your slot. You are going to use the Keep angle option therefore you are ready to select OK.3. This specifies the center curve that you want your profile to follow. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. When you create a slot a Slot Definition window appears like the one shown below. Select Sketch. Select the slot icon.

Page 174 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. The slot appears and should look similar to the diagram shown below. Basic Shapes. Save your document.

In this exercise you will see that it does not extend underneath the existing part are into the hole area of the part. You should see a part made up of a few shapes. This will allow you to create a stiffener using one of the Select Sketch.625 and make sure that Mirrored extent is on. The options are explained below. sketches. All you have to do is create the outside edge of your stiffener and it will limit itself to the boundaries of your existing part similar to pad. This sketch is used to define the shape of the stiffener. Open the stiffener document and save with your initials. Select the stiffener icon. Page 175 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Stiffener CATIA® V5R6 The stiffener icon allows you to create a stiffener by defining the shape of the stiffener in a sketch. When you create a stiffener a Stiffener Definition window appears like the one shown below. Change the Thickness to . You are now ready to build the stiffener. © Wichita State University Basic Shapes. It will fill in the area between that sketch and the rest of the part. A Stiffener Definition window should appear. you have the option to modify the sketch using the sketcher icon next to the box This option is useful since you do not have to create a closed profile in your sketch.8. Thickness defines the thickness of the stiffener toggle between having the stiffener centered around the original sketch or having it extrude in only one direction Mirrored extent Depth Profile Selection specifies which direction you want the stiffener to follow toward the part in order to make the stiffener specifies which sketch will be used.

It did not continue into the hole or underneath the part. The stiffener is created and should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Save your document. After creating the sketch you can create a stiffener on that side of the part as well. Basic Shapes. Page 176 ©Wichita State University . If you rotate your part around you will see that the stiffener limited itself to the existing part. If you want to attempt to do this now you can try building a sketch on the center plane by using the line option and constraining it to be tangent to both curved edges.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. Later in this course you will learn how to use edges of your part to help constrain your sketches.

You will also learn how to modify the values that were used when creating basic shapes. shelling. chamfering. Fillet The fillet icon allows you to create fillets on interior edges and rounds on exterior edges.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Modifications to Shapes CATIA® V5R6 This part of the book will cover the icons that are available to let you modify your parts. adding thickness and adding thread definition to your existing part. The program will determine whether you want a fillet or a rounded edge based on the type of edge that is selected. These options include filleting. There are a few options when creating fillets. creates a fillet or round along edges of your part Radius Object(s) to fillet Propagation the radius of the fillet or round the edge or face that needs to be filleted Tangency Minimal will propagate around tangencies will only fillet the selected edge Edge(s) to keep defines rolling edges for your fillet © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes. applying draft angles. Page 177 .

following a straight line Circle Fillet allows you to create a fillet that maintains its circular shape while using a spine.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher creates a variable radius fillet or round along edges of your part CATIA® V5R6 Points Variation the locations along an edge that you can specify a different radius Cubic Linear maintains tangencies as it varies varies linearly. Page 178 ©Wichita State University . this option could be used to create a fillet along two consecutive edges that are not tangent continuous that you want to be treated as a single edge creates a fillet connecting two faces Faces to fillet the faces that you want to use to fillet between creates a tri-tangent fillet using three faces Face to remove the third tangent face that will be removed when the fillet is generated Modifications to Shapes.

This will allow you to create a fillet using two faces to determine the sides of the fillet and a third face that the fillet will be tangent to. Select the front end of the part. Select the left flat side. You may have to rotate the part in order to select the other side. Notice in the Tritangent Fillet Definition window that it automatically moved to Face to remove. This is the end that does not have the stiffener. © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes. The front end of the part is filleted. Select the right flat side. The side should highlight. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 179 . The next face that you select will be removed and the fillet will be created tangent to that face. The side should highlight. Select the tritangent fillet icon. Select OK. You should see the following part.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the fillet document and save with your initials.

125. Select OK. This gives you an opportunity to modify your fillet and include those two edges. This will allow you to specify a radius and then select edges that you want filleted or rounded. The fillets should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Fortunately this is not your fault because that is what you were instructed to do. Notice that in the corners the fillets come to a sharp edge. Select the edges as shown in the diagrams below. Change the radius to . Sometimes the fillet outcome can vary depending on which edges you select first. For our case select the angled lines first. Modifications to Shapes. Page 180 ©Wichita State University . This is because you missed selecting two of the edges.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the edge fillet icon.

This opens up the Edge Fillet Definition window and allows you to either add or remove edges to be filleted. Notice that the other seven edges remain selected since you selected them the first time.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Double click on EdgeFillet. Select OK.1 in the specification tree. The fillets should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Save your document. Page 181 . © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes. Select the two edges shown in the diagram below.

Select the edge fillet icon. Select the More>> option and then select in the Edge(s) to keep box. This will allow you to put radius corners on the front two Change the value of the Radius to be . This time you are going to define edges to keep. You should see the following part. This will allow you to select the rolling edges. Select the edge fillet icon. edges of the part.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the other fillets document and save with your initials. Page 182 ©Wichita State University .5 and select the two front edges of the part as shown above. Modifications to Shapes. The fillets should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select OK.

© Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes. The radius value should still be 0. The edges should turn a pink color. Page 183 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the three edges as shown below.5. Select OK. The fillets should appear similar to the diagram shown below. CATIA® V5R6 Select in the Object(s) to fillet box and select the edges as shown below.

Select the top outside edges of the base as shown below. Change the radii on the two sides to be 0.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the variable radius fillet icon. The fillet should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 184 ©Wichita State University . Modifications to Shapes.125 (2 places) and select OK.25 (4 places) and the radii on the front edge to be 0. This will allow you to create a variable radius fillet along the top outside edge of the base. Radius values should appear at the ends of each edge selected. Save your document.

Mode Length1/Angle the length is the distance from the sharp corner back to the start of the chamfer and the angle is the angle the chamfer will use when created the lengths specify the distance from the sharp corner back to the start and end of the chamfer Length1/Length2 Object(s) to chamfer these are the edges or faces that you wish to chamfer Propagation Tangency Minimal Reverse will propagate around tangencies will only chamfer the selected edge reverses the direction of the first length Open the chamfer2 document and save with your initials. The Chamfer Definition window appears below along with an explanation of its options. This will basically remove a sharp corner and replace it with an angled corner. © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Chamfer CATIA® V5R6 The chamfer icon allows you to create chamfers either by using two lengths or using a length and an angle. Page 185 . You should see the following part.

This allows you to specify two lengths which are the distances from the sharp corner to the beginning and ending of the chamfer. Change Length1 to be 1 inch and Length2 to be . The Chamfer Definition window should appear.5 inches. Select OK. Save your document. Select the edges shown in the diagram below. Modifications to Shapes. if it is not select the Reverse box.5 inches down. This will force the chamfer to start 1 inch over and end . Change the Mode to Length1/Length2. The chamfer is created and should look similar to the diagram shown below. This will allow you to create a chamfer along an edge. Make sure the direction is pointing across and not down.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the chamfer icon. Page 186 ©Wichita State University .5 inches from the corner in the other direction. You want the chamfer to begin 1 inch from the sharp corner and end .

This is useful when designing molded parts since it is necessary for them to have draft angles in order for the part to be removed from the mold. There are two options when creating draft angles. creates draft angles along faces of a part Angle Face(s) to draft Selection by neutral face Neutral Element Selection Propagation angle of the draft faces to be drafted selects the faces that are adjacent to the neutral face the element that is to remain neutral and the angle is based off of this neutral None Smooth uses the element that is selected only uses the element that is selected and adjacent elements that are tangent to the selected element Pulling Direction Selection Controlled by reference the direction that the mold would be removed if toggled on then when you modify the pulling direction element the draft will modify accordingly © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Draft Angle CATIA® V5R6 The draft angle icon allows you to put draft angles on your part. Page 187 .

the neutral curve is pink and the faces to be drafted are dark red. Page 188 ©Wichita State University . Modifications to Shapes.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Parting Element Parting = Neutral Draft both sides Define parting element Selection CATIA® V5R6 uses the neutral element as a parting element applies the draft angle to both sides of the parting element allows you to define a parting element other than the neutral element the element that is used as the parting element This has some of the same options as discussed earlier except you can choose a curved face and use its reflect lines to draft a side or sides. You should see the following part. Open the document called draft and save it with your initials. If you prefer you could open your chamfer2 document and save it with the name draft. The draft option uses colors to signify the different elements. The neutral element is blue.

The Draft Reflect Line Definition window appears. This allows you to select a curved face and apply draft angles to that side using the reflect lines of the curved face.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the draft angle icon. Select in the Selection box under Neutral Element and select the top face of your part. Make sure the pulling direction is pointing up. Page 189 . You will now try applying a draft angle using the reflect lines option. Select the draft reflect line icon. Select OK. You will have to rotate the part around in order to select the back face. Select the front face and the back face of the part. This will allow you to put draft angles on faces of your part. If the arrow is not pointing up then you need to select it to reverse its direction. Change the Angle to 20 degrees. The draft angles are applied to your part and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This makes the top face the neutral element. The Draft Definition window appears. © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes.

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Select the four curved faces of the part. There are two curved faces on the left side and two curved faces on the right side. You can refer to the diagram shown above for a reference. You may have to rotate your part around in order to select the other curved faces. Notice that neutral lines or reflect lines appear on the curved faces. Make sure that the Angle is set to 20 degrees and that the pulling direction is pointing up and select OK. The draft angles are applied to the sides of the part and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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The shell icon allows you to hollow out a part by selecting which faces you want removed and then specifying a wall thickness. This is a great option when working with thin walled parts. The Shell Definition window and its options are discussed below.

Default inside thickness Default outside thickness Faces to remove Other thickness faces

how far in the wall thickness will go from the existing part how far out the wall thickness will go from the existing part the faces that are going to be removed allows you to select faces and then specify a thickness from those faces other than the default thicknesses specified earlier

Open the document called shell and save it with your initials. The part should look like the one shown below.

Select the shell icon. This will allow you to hollow out this part. The Shell Definition window should appear. Select the top face of the part. This is the face that is going to be removed leaving a wall thickness. You can specify more than one face to be removed but in this case you will not.

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Change the Default inside thickness to .125 inches and the Default outside thickness to 0 inches. When you specify a thickness you have to be careful not to specify too large of a thickness because you can violate the radius of your curved faces. For example, this part has radii of .25 and if you specify an Inside thickness equal to or greater than .25 then it will not be able to perform the shell. Select OK. The shell is performed and it should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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Thickness

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The thickness icon allows you to either add or remove thickness on a side of a part. You would normally use this option when you need to add thickness to a side made up of several basic shapes. Otherwise, you would just modify the shape that needs to be a different thickness. The Thickness Definition window and its options are discussed below.

Default thickness Default thickness faces Other thickness faces

the default amount of thickness that you want added or removed, a negative value removes thickness the faces that you want the Default thickness to be applied to the faces that you want a different thickness applied to other than the Default thickness

Open the thick document and save it with your initials. The part should appear like the one shown below.

Select the thickness icon. This will allow you to add or remove thickness to a side. The Thickness Definition window should appear.

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Select the inside curved face of the outside cylinder. The face should highlight. Notice that it propagated around to all tangent faces. Change the Default thickness to .125 inches. This will add .125 inches to the thickness of that face. Select OK. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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Modifying values

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When you create any of the basic shapes or perform any of the modifications to your part using the options discussed earlier they appear in the specification tree. The values used to make up those shapes or modifications are stored in those items. If you want to modify the values all you have to do is double click on the item in the tree and the definition window for that item will appear. This allows you to change any of the specifications in the window. You can also modify the sketch of any of the basic shapes by double clicking on them as well. This will take you to sketcher mode and then you can modify the constraints of the sketch. The following exercises will have you make changes to some existing parts. Open the modify1 document and save it with your initials. The part should appear similar to the one shown below.

Double click on Pad.2. Notice that the Pad Definition window appears. Also the only thing shown on the screen now is from Pad.2 on up, everything that occurred after Pad.2 does not presently appear. Change the Length to .5 inches and select OK. The pad becomes thicker. Double click on EdgeFillet.2. Notice that the Edge Fillet Definition window appears.

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Rotate the part so you can see the pocket in the middle of the part. You are now going to modify the sketch of the pocket. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. Page 196 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the Radius to . The part should now appear similar to the one shown below. The fillets change size.125 inches and select OK. Modifications to Shapes.

Exit the sketcher by selecting the icon. Page 197 . This exits the sketcher and returns you to your part. You should see all of the constraints for the sketch. Notice that it automatically went into sketcher mode. The part automatically updates reflecting the change you made to the sketch of the pocket.8. © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes. Save your document.375 inches. The sketch should change shape but still be perfectly constrained. Change the .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Double click on Sketch.25 radius constraint to be .

Change Hole. It should appear similar to the one shown below. Modify EdgeFillet.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the modify2 document and save it with your initials. You should be able to see the hole extend into the middle cylinder of the part. The part should look similar to the diagram shown below. Modify EdgeFillet. Modify Hole. Modifications to Shapes. Page 198 ©Wichita State University .5 inches.1 to have a diameter of 1. Save your document.125 inches.625 inches.2 to use a radius of .1 to use a radius of .4 to use Up to Surface and select the inside of the big cylinder.

Modify Pad.2 to use a radius of . Change Hole. It should appear similar to the one shown below. Modify EdgeFillet.3 to be .125 inches. The part should look similar to the diagram shown below. © Wichita State University Modifications to Shapes.3 to use a 1 inch diameter and to be countersunk with an angle of 90 degrees.4 to be Mirrored extent with a Length of . This will make the pad . Change Hole. Page 199 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the modify3 document and save it with your initials. Modify Pad.25 inches. Save your document.375 inches thick.5 inches thick.2 to be countersunk instead of counterbored and use an angle of 90 degrees.

Constrain the left side of the rectangle to be coincident with the left edge of the face. Create a box using the rectangle icon. This part of the book covers how to use existing sides of your part to define a sketch plane and how to use existing edges of your part to constrain your sketch. Interfacing with Sketcher. Notice that you will use the edge of the part to force the left side of the current sketch to be coincident with the left edge of that face. Constrain the bottom of the rectangle to be coincident with the bottom edge of the face. Notice that you were able to select a face of an existing part and use it to define the sketch plane. This gives you added flexibility instead of always using the three primary planes. Page 200 ©Wichita State University . It should be positioned and look similar to the diagram shown below. A single pad should appear already created for you. Select the sketcher icon and select the face of the part as shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Interfacing with Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 In order to create many of the parts that you will be creating it is necessary for you to be able to use existing part geometry to assist in making a sketch. Constrain the right side of the rectangle to be coincident with the right edge of the face. Open the interface document and save it with your initials.

it should extrude into the existing part.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Constrain the length of the right side to be 2.625 thick. Exit the sketcher and create a pad using this sketch that is . The sketch should be perfectly constrained and appear similar to the one shown below. Select the sketcher icon and select the face of the part as shown. The part now includes your new pad. Page 201 .5 inches. © Wichita State University Interfacing with Sketcher.

Notice that you will be using edges of the existing part to constrain some of your elements. Page 202 ©Wichita State University . Select the sketcher icon and select the face of the part as shown. Interfacing with Sketcher.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Create and constrain the sketch as shown below. Exit the sketcher and create a pocket using this sketch and have it go all the way through the part.

Page 203 . Exit the sketcher and create a pad using this sketch.125 extension on both sides of the part. © Wichita State University Interfacing with Sketcher. Notice that you will be using edges of the existing part to constrain some of your elements.75 inches below the existing face.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Create and constrain the sketch as shown below. This creates a . Select the sketcher icon and select the face of the part as shown.125 inches above the existing face and go . it should go .

Now that you understand the basics of part design you will now learn some advanced techniques using the sketcher. Also your constraints can then be based on the edges of your part and therefore will change if you modify that particular item. Save your document. Notice that you will be using edges of the existing part to constrain some of your elements.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Create and constrain the sketch as shown below. Notice that it is not any harder to use part edges and faces to create your sketches. Exit the sketcher and create a pocket using this sketch and have it go all the way through the part. However. In fact it makes life easier because you do not have to create planes in order to define your sketch plane. Page 204 ©Wichita State University . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. you must be careful because sometimes that can result in to problems. you can just use a face of the part. Interfacing with Sketcher.

This plane is going to have geometry projected to it. It will cover how to get 3-D elements from your part onto your sketch plane. then that edge was moved due to some modification. and a green plane that is parallel to the XY plane. the projected elements would also be moved. This means that the geometry is associated to the part. Notice that the projected geometry is yellow. An example of this is if an edge of a pad was projected. © Wichita State University 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane. Geometry will be projected in two different methods. There are two icons that will allow this to happen. 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane This part will cover how to get 3-D geometry from your part projected onto the sketch plane. Select the project 3-D element icon. If the geometry is projected properly it will update when the part is modified. Page 205 . This part has two planes pre-defined.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Advanced Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 This section discusses the advanced features of sketcher and how they can be used to help you design parts. Select the face that is shown in the diagram below. The boundary of the face is projected to the plane as geometry. use construction geometry and use transformations. Project 3D Elements Intersect 3D Elements projects 3-D geometry to the sketch plane intersects 3-D geometry with the sketch plane Project 3D Silhouette Edges projects the implied edges of curved 3-D geometry Open the 3D elements document and save with your initials. You have the option of isolating the geometry using the third mouse button while on the geometry. Begin a sketch on the blue plane. use formulas. A blue plane that is parallel to the YZ plane. Projected geometry is especially useful when working with construction geometry covered later in this course. selecting a face and selecting an edge. If the part changes then the projected geometry will also change.

Page 206 ©Wichita State University . geometry will be projected in such a manner that it will be updated when the pad is modified. You will see that the geometry was actually projected to the blue plane as shown below. Exit the sketch. Select the intersect 3-D elements icon. You will intersect the geometry with the 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane. This time.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the project 3-D element icon. Select the edge that is shown in the diagram below. Start a sketch on the green plane. geometry will be intersected with the sketch plane instead of projected. This time you will only project a single edge to the sketch plane. sketch plane. This time.

It is telling you that the geometry is not associated with the part and will not be updated when the part is changed. This time. Select OK. and will change when the part is changed. A warning message is displayed. Page 207 . the part.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select Rear Body from the specification tree. Select intersect 3-D elements icon. © Wichita State University 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane. This time the geometry is associated with the part. you will intersect selecting a face of Select a side face of the Stiffener as shown below.

Page 208 ©Wichita State University . Save your document. The sketch geometry is displayed on the sketch plane as shown in the diagram below. If geometry is selected that does not intersect the sketch plane. and nothing will happen.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Exit the sketch. 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane. then an error message will be displayed.

You were trying to get the curved edge projected not the centerline therefore you are undoing that projection. Select the undo icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the 3D elements 2 document and save with your initials. Begin a sketch on the parallel plane. of the pulley to the sketch plane. This plane is going to have geometry projected to it. This part has a pulley and a plane pre-defined. Exit the sketcher. You will notice only the center line shows up. Save your document. circular edges of a part. You are going to try to project the curved edge Select the curved edge (face) of the pulley as shown below. Select the project 3-D elements icon. The plane is parallel to the zx plane. Select the project 3-D silhouette edges icon. This will allow you to project the Select the curved edge (face) of the pulley again. Page 209 . The boundary of the face is projected to the plane as geometry. © Wichita State University 3-D Elements on Sketch Plane. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Notice both edges the right and left side were projected to the sketch plane and are associated to the 3-D geometry.

rather than solid. Other construction geometry will be created as needed. Notice that the line is construction geometry.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Construction Geometry CATIA® V5R6 Construction geometry is useful when you need an element to exist in order to constrain your sketch but you do not want that element to be part of your sketch when in part design. select the construction/standard element icon from the bottom toolbar. This will project the elements. Make sure that the line is not highlighted before continuing. Switch back to a normal view of the sketch plane. Sketch a vertical line down the center of the part. This part of the book will use construction geometry. Open the construction geometry document and save with your initials. This part has a pad already built for you. This line will be the center of the part. The geometry should now be dashed. as well as projected 3-D elements to build sketches. Start a sketch on the top face. while keeping them associated with the original pad. This will turn the geometry to construction geometry (geometry that only exists in the sketch plane). While the geometry is highlighted. Notice the geometry is already set as construction. Construction Geometry. The construction/standard icon will stay highlighted until it is selected again. Project the top face to the sketch plane. Project the bottom edge to the sketch plane as shown below. Page 210 ©Wichita State University . This will complete the construction geometry needed from the existing part. On this face you are going to sketch a slot that is constrained using construction geometry and projected elements.

This will define the outside lines to be symmetric to the center line forcing the center line to be centered between the two lines. The center of the slot created is a construction line. Remember the slot icon under the rectangle icon. Select the center vertical line. You are going to constrain the vertical line to be in the center of the other two vertical lines. Page 211 . then the right vertical line and using the third mouse button while on the constraint select Allow symmetry line. © Wichita State University Construction Geometry. geometry instead of construction geometry. Select the construction/standard element icon. This allows you to create standard Sketch a slot on the bottom half of the part as shown below. Select the left vertical line. That construction line is going to be centered between the bottom two horizontal projected lines.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the constraint icon.

The pocket is now made.1 to 10 inches instead of 6 inches. Exit the sketch. Now. Now the slot is completely constrained.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Constrain the center line of the slot to be centered between the bottom two projected horizontal lines. Construction Geometry. Create two circles and constrain them as shown below.25 inches from the center line. You will now create two circles and constrain them with the center vertical line. the sketch will modify with it. You do not see the center line because it is construction geometry and is only seen in the sketcher. Using the sketch use pocket to remove the material with the Type set to Up to last. The construction line should turn green. Notice the slot changed dimensions with the changing of the pad and the two holes stayed 1. Change the Length of Pad. Page 212 ©Wichita State University . Constrain the slot as shown below using the projected geometry. and symmetry symbols should appear. when the pad changes.

© Wichita State University Construction Geometry. This time you are going to create another slot around the current one. Exit the sketch. The part should appear similar to the diagram shown below.25 inches away from the other slot.25 inches away from the existing slot. Page 213 . but larger.25 inches from the bottom edge. Construction geometry does not always need to be generated. Sketch a slot in the same place as the other slot.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the sketch of Pad. Constrain the sketch so that the two curved ends are concentric with the existing slot and that they are .1 to be 7 inches wide instead of 5 inches. Start a new sketch on the top of the part. Notice that the slot moved to stay centered and the holes moved to stay 1. The edges of the part can be used directly from the part. You want the new slot to be . while the centers of the ends stay in the same place.

Try making modifications to the pad definition. the sketch will modify with it.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Using the sketch use pocket to remove the material with the Type set to Up to plane and select the face as shown below. when the pad changes. or the original pad sketch and notice how they affect the position of the holes and slots. Page 214 ©Wichita State University . The pocket is now made. Advanced Constraints. Save your document. Any changes made to the part will be reflected in the slots. Now.

This will bring up a menu of options that can be performed on this constraint.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Advanced Constraints CATIA® V5R6 This part will cover advanced constraining methods. Notice the sketch is over constrained. Press the third mouse button while on the leftmost distance constraint (3. This document has a pre-defined sketch and constraints. This will allow you to modify the sketch. Open the advanced constraints document and save with your initials.55). Double click on the Profile Sketch. You will also be using construction geometry to define some of your advanced constraints. Page 215 . © Wichita State University Advanced Constraints.

Advanced Constraints.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the Offset. Press the third mouse button while on the constraint next to the reference dimension (1. This will bring up the Constraint Definition window. This will bring up a menu of options that can be performed on this constraint. Select the Reference box and select OK. the reference dimension will change as that distance changes but it does not force that distance to be any certain amount.902).. This option allows you to change the value of the constraint or you can specify that it is a reference dimension only and therefore is not used as a constraint. Page 216 ©Wichita State University . This will bring up a window with more options..19 object option. If this is done then as the sketch is modified. Notice that the sketch is perfectly constrained and that the dimension appears in parentheses signifying that it is reference only. Select Definition. This will change the constraint to be a reference dimension rather than an actual constraint.

You are going to enter a formula that will make this constraint be half the distance of the reference dimension that you specified earlier. and cannot be modified directly.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select Edit formula. The Formula Editor will allow you to enter a variety of formulas. Simple mathematical formulas to advanced formulas. © Wichita State University Advanced Constraints. Based on the formula. This denotes a formulated constraint. The constraint adjusts. CATIA® V5R6 Select the Offset. can be entered in the Formula Editor. If the constraint is to be modified. The Formula Editor window should appear.5* in the second box. a value will be calculated. so when that constraint is modified.55) and select OK. Many times these formulas depend on other constraints in the sketch.372). This will bring up the Formula Editor window. and a f(x) symbol appears next to it. This class will cover simple formulas but feel free to make them as complex as necessary to get the proper results. Use the same process as previously covered. Notice that the first box contains the current constraint name and the second box is where the formula is entered. such as engineering strain equations. the formulated constraint will automatically recalculate. Select the referenced dimension (3. then the formula has to be deleted. In order to specify the referenced dimension you just have to select the value and it will automatically put it in the box for you. Edit the formula of the bottom constraint (1. Enter 0. You are going to make this constraint equal to half of the referenced dimension.21 object option. Page 217 . This will bring up a window with more options.

The units used can be any length unit: in.775). Select OK. This will make the new constraint be one third of the next constraint you select. mi. etc. Select the bottom constraint (1.369). The (in) is mandatory. This will set the constraint to be exactly the same as the other. The length is now two inches longer than the bottom constraint. Edit the formula on the top constraint (4. the system does not know what units you are using. Key +2in after the constraint name in the second box. This enters that constraint to be used in the formula. Edit the formula on the radius.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 In the Formula Editor window set the constraint to equal the previously formulated constraint and select OK (1. otherwise. The Formula Editor window should appear. The Formula Editor window should appear. Key 1/3* in the second box. Putting the fraction in the parentheses is necessary. cm. km. Advanced Constraints. Page 218 ©Wichita State University . mm. You are now going to make the radius equal to 1/3 the value of the bottom constraint.775). You are going to make this constraint equal two inches more than the bottom constraint. ft.

Select the animate constraint icon and select the last unformulated length (1. You are now going to animate your last dimension constraint to visualize the formulas in action.775).354).197) to be twice the length of the dimension just below it (1. © Wichita State University Advanced Constraints. Page 219 . This will bring up the Animate Constraint window.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the bottom constraint (1. This will make the value of the radius equal one third the length of that constraint.354) constraint. Change the angle constraint to be 70 degrees.482) to be four times the length of the (1. Modify the right dimension (2. If you were to use a fraction after a value then you need to put the fraction in parentheses in order for it to calculate that value first.354). Notice how some of the constraint changed automatically because they are based of that length. Modify the bottom unformulated constraint (5. You will not put a formula on the angle constraint.

This will allow you to display the constraint with a leader arrow. You can also display the name and value instead of just the value of the constraint. Change the 1. You are going to do that now.5 constraint and drag it out to the right.354 constraint to be 1.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Set the First value to 1. Press the third mouse button while on the 1. Select the loop icon from the Animate Constraint window. You see a leader arrow appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 220 ©Wichita State University . This will make our constraint animate between 1 and 3 inches. This will stop the animation of the constraints. with forty intermediate steps. This will bring up a menu of options that can be performed on this constraint.10 object option.5 constraint.0. Select Display with Leader. and return them back to the original position. Advanced Constraints.0. the Last value to 3. Press and hold the first mouse button while on the 1.5. Select Cancel. This will bring up a window with more options. This will make the Select the forward icon and watch the other dimensions change with the animated constraint. Select the Length. You can turn the leader back off by following the same steps but now the option is to Display without Leader. and the Number of steps to 40. animation run continuously.

Select the Length. This will bring up an Edit Parameter window. This will bring up a menu of options that can be performed on this constraint.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Press the third mouse button while on the 1. When you deactivate a constraint a little () symbol appears near the constraint. Page 221 . This exercise will not have you deactivate or activate any constraints but try it out on your own. This will bring up a menu of options that can be performed on this constraint. © Wichita State University Advanced Constraints.5 constraint.5 constraint.10 object option. Press the third mouse button while on the Length. Using similar options you can also Deactivate and Activate the constraint. This will bring up a window with more options. The last thing you will do with the constraint is to rename it.10 object option. Select Name/Value Display. This will bring up a window with more options. Select Rename parameter. This will allow you to display the constraint name along with its value. Select the Length. You can change the display back to just the value by following the same steps but now the option is Value Display.10=1. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

however. Exit the sketch. with the use of formulas you can make your sketch easier to modify and you start to add “knowledge” to your geometry. Advanced Constraints. Save your document. Now you can reference that constraint using formulas in another sketch or even in Part Design by using this parameter name. You will explore some of those options a little later in the course. Sometimes formulas are generated automatically when performing actions such as cornering multiple corners at the same time. CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. Page 222 ©Wichita State University . This is an excellent way of building “knowledge” into your design. and create a pad 6 inches wide using the sketch. You do not have to use formulas for every sketch.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher In the left box change the name to be Lower_Height.

rotate. scale and offset existing geometry using transformations. There are a variety of options when performing transformations on your sketch. symmetry translate rotate scale offset copies geometry across a symmetry line moves or copies geometry in a specified direction rotates geometry. it can duplicate or replace offsets geometry in a normal direction while copying Open the sketch transformation symmetry document and save with your initials. this could be very useful when making a symmetric part of any type. You can symmetry. The sketch is fully constrained (the constraints are hidden) except for position with two symmetry lines. You are going to symmetry the sketch about the given center lines Edit the sketch. translate. it can duplicate or replace scales geometry.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketch Transformations CATIA® V5R6 This part will cover the various transformation icons within the sketcher. hence. elements about a line. Symmetry transformations are the most useful of the transformations. Symmetry constraints are built when the transformation is applied. You will be able to symmetry any number of geometric © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. Select the symmetry icon. This part has a sketch pre-built. Page 223 .

The geometry is duplicated on the other side of the symmetry line. Feel free to show the constraints and change them to visualize the symmetry working. it may be desirable to select many elements at the same time. Also. Using the mouse you can select the entire profile by holding down the first mouse button and dragging a box around the profile.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the profile. Note: The symmetry line does not have to be a construction line. the right profile will change also. Save your document. The line can be standard or construction. These elements are now linked to one another and when the left profile is changed. Exit the sketch. If you want you can symmetry both profile across the horizontal construction line. For this exercise. but when working with a more complex document. When selecting the profile be careful not to select geometry that crosses the mirror line because this can cause an artificial edge to be generated when you use this sketch in part design. Notice the symmetry symbols on both profiles. This will define the mirror line. Select the vertical construction line. the geometry that you are using can be selected either before or after selecting the icon. Sketch Transformations. it is not necessary to select all the geometry at the same time. This will allow all of the geometry to be selected. Page 224 ©Wichita State University .

Edit the sketch. or another known point can be selected. only applies in Duplicate mode duplicates the geometry when translated reproduces similar constraints on the translated profile when in Duplicate mode Translations work in three steps. This will allow geometry to be translated. This point can be on the geometric element but it does not have to be. A blue cursor will appear. This sketch is to have translations and offsets applied to it. To obtain an exact distance. and then define a destination point. First you define what is to be translated. This means that it is ready for you to select the reference point. Select the spline. Select the point closest to the axis. Page 225 . Select the translate icon. Duplicate Instance(s) Duplicate mode Conservation of the constraints Length Value Snap Mode defines the length of the translation forces the length to snap to the grid defined in your sketcher defines how many instances will be created. © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the sketch transformation translate offset document and save with your initials. then you select the reference point. or just an arbitrary location. This defines the point that is to be translated. key a distance in the Translation Definition window. The next point can either be at an exact location. This is another document with a pre-defined sketch.

This will create a new. Notice that constraints were automatically generated on the new spline similar to the ones that were on the original spline. This defines what is to be offset. to the original. Sketch Transformations. Select the offset icon. You may want to try out the various options to make sure you have a good understanding of them. they are explained below. Select just above the spline. Translate the spline again this time using the Conservation of the constraints option. Page 226 ©Wichita State University . Once you specify the element the options appear and you can define an offset by either just selecting a location or by specifying a distance in the Offset area. offsets a single element offsets the element selected and propagates along any tangencies offsets the element selected and propagates along any connected geometry will perform a double offset and can be used in conjunction with any of the other three options Make sure the single element icon is selected with double offset being off and select the spline.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select about six inches above and to the right of the current spline. This creates a spline offset. Select the undo icon. You will now use the other profile and try out the other options of offsetting. There are many sub-options that appear when defining an offset. These options are available when using some of the other transformations as well. parallel. Select the undo icon. duplicated spline. Notice no special constraints are added.

Select the offset icon. Only that line gets offset. Select the top line and select a location above it. Select the single element icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 The rest of this exercise uses the other profile found in this sketch as shown below. Page 227 . Select the undo icon. © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. You are going to do a series of offsets using different options each time and then undoing them.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the tangency propagation icon. Notice that the curve and other line were offset as well because they were tangency continuous to the selected element. This will grab all elements that are connected Select the top line and select a location above it. Page 228 ©Wichita State University . Select the undo icon. Select the undo icon. Select the point propagation icon. with the selected element. Notice that the entire profile was selected since it is a closed profile and all of the geometry is connected to the selected element through points. Sketch Transformations. This will grab all elements that are continuous in tangency to the selected element. Select the top line and select a location above it.

Select the top line and select a location above it. This is common when offsetting a circle inward and you try to offset it beyond the radius of the circle. © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. If a red symbol appears when you are trying to select your offset location you cannot select there because it violates a dimension. Notice that the entire profile was offset in both directions. This will allow the geometry to be offset in both directions at the same time. Save your document. Hopefully this gives you a good idea what each option allows you to do. The point propagation icon should still be activated. Page 229 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the double offset icon.

This will make five duplicates of the keyhole at equal distances around the rotation axis. This will define the point that you want the geometry to rotate around. Select the rotate icon. The various options are the same as translate except you can define an angle instead of a length. Edit the sketch. Instead of defining a reference line and then an angle you are going to define a starting point of the angle and then the ending point of the angle. Select in the center of the sketch. Change the number of Instance(s) to 5. The rotate option is a four step process. You now have to define the rotation point or the center of the rotation. This can either be accomplished by holding Ctrl and selecting the geometry. You may also define a starting point and ending point to determine the angle instead of defining a reference line and an angle. a point of rotation. a reference line and then an angle. or by selecting and dragging a box around the keyhole. This defines the beginning of the angle.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the sketch transformation rotate document and save with your initials. Sketch Transformations. In the sketch there is a keyhole that needs to be rotated about the center multiple times. This document also has a pre-defined sketch. Select all of the keyhole. Page 230 ©Wichita State University . You must define the geometry to be rotated. Select the outside corner just below the keyhole. make sure Duplicate mode is on and Conservation of the constraints is off.

This will allow you to scale geometry larger or smaller. Be sure no elements are selected before the next step. There should be a total of six keyholes evenly spaced about the center of the part. The options are the same as translate except you specify a value for the scale instead of a length. a scale point will need to be defined. Notice the five keyholes fan out as the cursor is moved towards the second corner. Notice there are no constraints on any of the other keyholes. Page 231 . © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. This defines the end of the angle. Select the scale icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the outside corner just above the keyhole. Next. Make sure the Duplicate mode is off. Select all of the sketch.

The part will now be scaled about this point. Page 232 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select in the center of the HV axis. Change the Value to be 1. Sketch Transformations.5 and select OK. This will scale the sketch to be one and a half times its original size. Save your document.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Sketch Analysis CATIA® V5R6 Open the sketch analysis document and save with your initials. Select Sketch Analysis under the Tools pull down menu. This gets out of the pad creation mode. This will close the error window. This will run a sketch analysis on your sketch and display a window with the results as shown below. Select No. © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. Page 233 . Edit the sketch. This document also has a pre-defined sketch. You will now correct the problem using the Sketch Analysis option under the Tools pull down menu. Select the pad icon and select the sketch. Deactivate the pad icon. A Feature Definition Error window appears. stating that your sketch has points that are standard geometry and they need to be construction geometry.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 If you have a good sketch then there should only be closed profiles under Detailed Information. You will now go back in to your sketch and correct those problems using the sketch analysis tool. Sketch Transformations. Notice that the point disappears from the Sketch Analysis window because it is no longer considered to be a problem. You will now try to make a pad out of this sketch again even though the sketch analysis still shows some problems. You should notice three icons under Corrective Actions. Try to create a pad with the sketch. Notice that this error message now tells you that you have open contours (profiles) or some geometry that needs to be construction geometry instead of standard. This will run a sketch analysis on your sketch again. Select Sketch Analysis under the Tools pull down menu. Select the construction geometry icon in the window. Another Feature Definition Error window appears as shown below. changes the geometry to construction geometry closes the open sections of a profile erases the geometry In this case you will change the point to construction geometry. This will exit the Sketch Analysis window. an isolated line and an isolated point. Deactivate the pad icon. The error message you received earlier gave you an idea that there was a problem with a point but that was it. This will close the error window. As you can see there is an open profile. You will now correct the problem using the Sketch Analysis option under the Tools pull down menu. Page 234 ©Wichita State University . Select No. This gets out of the pad creation mode.22 in the Sketch Analysis window. these icons allow you to quickly fix your sketch and are described below. Select Close. Edit the sketch. Select Point. Exit the sketcher.

If you look at the lower right corner you will see that is where the problem is located. The line disappears from the window because it is no longer considered to be a problem. Note: You need to be careful using the close option because if you have two lines that have a break in between them and you close the profile it will just trim one of the lines to the other. otherwise you generate a false edge on your pad.6. Select the close icon. Save your document. Select Close. What you would want to do is erase one of the lines and then trim the other one.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select Line. Exit the sketcher and create a 1 inch pad using the sketch. You still have an open profile that needs to be closed. This will close the Sketch Analysis window. that was Line. © Wichita State University Sketch Transformations. Notice that the center line has changed to construction geometry. Page 235 . This will close the profile changing the status to closed as shown in the window. Select the open profile in the window. You are now ready to create the pad. CATIA® V5R6 Select the construction geometry icon.6 from the Sketch Analysis window.

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mirror. symmetry. translates your part a specified direction and distance without copying rotates your part around a specified axis and angle without copying mirrors your part around a specified plane without copying mirrors an object or list of objects around a specified plane while copying scales your part based off a reference point and specified scale Note: It is important to remember that all of these options other than the mirror option work on the entire part from current position in the specification tree on up. and scale this part. The Translation Definition window appears. Page 237 . © Wichita State University Part Transformations. You have to define a Direction and a Distance. This will allow a part to be translated along a selected direction. These icons can be very useful for increasing your efficiency in your part design. This section will translate. The available transformations are translate. rotate. rotate. symmetry. This part has been pre-created for you. The icons are explained below. Select the translation icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Advanced Part Design Part Transformations CATIA® V5R6 This section will cover how to perform transformations on your part. mirror and scale. Open the transformations document and save with your initials.

This will allow the part to be rotated about any given axis. By selecting an edge of your part. The alternative to 270 degrees would be -90 degrees. The Rotate Definition window appears. Part Transformations. positive direction being clockwise. A green symbol will appear on your part with two arrows. This defines the rotation axis. you will symmetry the part along the open face to make a right-handed part versus a left handed part. Next. Now you will rotate the part. Page 238 ©Wichita State University . You have to define an Axis and an Angle. you define a direction for the translation. This will change the part to be vertical. Change the Angle to be 270. Select OK. You can define the rotation using these arrows or key in a specific angle. A Translate branch appears in your specification tree. The distance is measured in the positive direction of the edge. If you wanted to you could select one of those arrows and drag it to define the translation otherwise you can key in a specific distance in the window. Select the rotate icon. Select the same edge of the part. Once again a green symbol appears with two arrows. The part is now translated two inches to the left. a given angle.0. A Rotate branch appears in your specification tree. The part is now rotated 270 degrees about the axis selected. Select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the lower straight edge of part as shown below. Change the Distance to 2. The part will rotate about this line.

The other difference with mirror is that it can be applied to a specific object or list of objects in the tree instead of to the whole body. This will allow symmetrical parts to be made about any given face or plane. The part is now a mirror image of the original part. © Wichita State University Part Transformations. You have to define a Reference element for the part to mirrored across. while not keeping the original part. Select OK. Delete the three previous transformations. The difference between mirror and symmetry is that mirror will duplicate the geometry. If you want the mirror option to use something other than the entire body you must select those objects before selecting the mirror icon. giving a preview of the part that is going to be created.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the symmetry icon. Select the open face as shown below. The symmetry side of the part is displayed as wireframe. Select Pad. You are now going to mirror some of the geometry about a mirror plane. The part returns back to the original position. It will use just this object when mirroring. A Symmetry branch appears in your specification tree. This is useful for making left handed parts out of right handed parts or vice versa. The Symmetry Definition window appears.1 from the specification tree. Page 239 .

The Mirror Definition window appears. Normally in this case you would probably of wanted the pockets as well but this is just an exercise. Notice only the pad was mirrored and not the pockets. Scaling about a plane will only make the scale ratio effect the part in the normal direction of the plane. holes. Part Transformations.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the mirror icon. This will mirror the pad across this face. You have to define a Reference element and a Ratio. Scaling about a point will make the entire part scale about that point. Select the face shown below as the Mirroring element. From here. You can scale the part about any given plane or any point. The part has been mirrored making a closed loop. Page 240 ©Wichita State University . Select OK. while keeping the original object. slots and other manipulations can be made to the part as though it was created as one piece. Select the scaling icon. This will allow for the object to be mirrored. The Scaling Definition window appears.

Note: It is important to remember that the placement of the transformations in the specification tree can drastically effect the results. This will define the point about which the part will be scaled. You can adjust the scale using them or you can specify a ratio in the window. Change the Ratio to 2. Notice the green symbol with the arrows. The part is now scaled to twice its original size.0. Select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the point in the center of the three axis planes. Save your document. A wireframe model is displayed showing a preview. Page 241 . A Scaling branch appears in the specification tree. © Wichita State University Part Transformations.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Patterns CATIA® V5R6 In this section patterns will be applied to different holes and pockets on a part. the number of items you want the pattern to have in that direction the distance between each instance the total length of the pattern in that direction Instance(s) Spacing Length Reference Direction Reference element Reverse Object to Pattern Object Keep specifications the item that is to be used when creating the pattern keeps the specifications of the object. Patterns are also useful to quickly replicate any type of sketch across a part in a variety of ways. Instance(s) & Length and Spacing & Length. such as Up to next. creates a rectangular pattern The First Direction and Second Direction tabs have the same options. the element that specifies the direction for the pattern reverses the reference direction Patterns. They are Instance(s) & Spacing. Page 242 ©Wichita State University . Parameters There are three options for which parameters you are going to use to create the rectangular pattern.

If you want to use multiple objects you need to select them before you select the icon. Page 243 . but they deal with angular and radial directions instead of first and second. © Wichita State University Patterns.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Position of Object in Pattern Row in direction 1 Row in direction 2 Rotation angle Pattern Representation Simplified representation the row where the original element should exist the row where the original element should exist CATIA® V5R6 the angle of the pattern in reference to the original element allows you to specify which elements of the pattern you wish not to see in order to speed up response time when dealing with large patterns The circular pattern has similar options under More>>. a single object of the part or multiple objects of the part. Patterns can use either the entire part.

Angular spacing & total angle and Complete crown. how many circles should be used in the pattern the distance between each circle the total distance between the first and last circle Circle(s) Circle spacing Crown thickness Patterns.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher creates a circular pattern CATIA® V5R6 Some options are the same as the rectangular pattern so they will not be covered again. Circle(s) & crown thickness and Circle spacing & crown thickness. the number of items you want the pattern to have in each circle the space between instances measured in degrees the total span that the pattern should be defined in Instance(s) Angular spacing Total angle Crown Definition Parameters There are three options for which parameters you are going to use to create the circular pattern. They are Instance(s) & angular spacing. Instance(s) & total angle. Axial Reference Parameters There are four options for which parameters you are going to use to create the circular pattern. They are Circle(s) & circle spacing. Page 244 ©Wichita State University .

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Instances Positions Object to Pattern Anchor defines how the pattern is positioned with respect to the original object the sketch that is used to define the positions of the instances

The following exercise will explore the various pattern definitions to create pegs and holes. Open the patterns document and save with your initials. This part has several holes in it as well as a square pocket that will be distributed throughout the part using patterns. Select the rectangular pattern icon. selected item or the entire part. This will generate rectangular patterns using a

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Select the Peg. The peg can either be selected off of the tree, or from the part. The Rectangular Pattern Definition window appears.

There are two directions that can be specified when creating a rectangular pattern. They are the First Direction and the Second Direction. When a Reference element is selected, a 1 and 2 vector will be displayed. The vectors can be reversed by selecting the Reverse button in the window. Select the Reference element box in the window. The box will highlight. In order to create a pattern the Reference element has to be defined. Depending on what element is selected, the pattern will be defined in different ways. Select the bottom pocket face as shown below. This defines the face that will be the reference for the pattern. This also defines the positive direction for the 1 and 2 vector, these directions are the H and V axis directions of the sketch of the object that contains that face.

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In the First Direction tab the following options need to be set: Parameters needs to be Instance(s) & Spacing, Instance(s) needs to be 3 and Spacing needs to be 2 inches. This defines that in the first direction there should be 3 pegs with 2 inches between each one. In the Second Direction tab the following options need to be set: Parameters needs to be Spacing & Length, Spacing needs to be 1.5 inches and Length needs to be 4 inches. This defines that in the second direction the pegs should use 4 inches of space with 1.5 inches between the pegs. This will create as many instances as necessary in order to not exceed a total length of 4 inches with 1.5 inches between each peg, which ends up defining three rows. Select OK. A square pattern of nine pegs have now been created. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Next, the same type of pattern will be created, but this time it will be skewed to fit in the other end of the part. Select the rectangular pattern icon. Select the Large Hole. This defines the object that is to be used for the pattern. Select the Reference element box in the window. Select the same bottom pocket face. This will define the reference for the pattern. This time the same pattern that was used before is displayed. The pattern is in the wrong direction and not slanted. Select the Reverse button for the First Direction. This will make the 1 vector reversed bringing the holes back to the part. Select the More>> button. This will bring up additional options for your pattern. You will change the Rotation angle so that the pattern will fit in between the sides of the part. Change the Rotation angle to -15. This will rotate the pattern negative fifteen degrees. Now the pattern lines up nicely with the tab.
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Select OK. The pattern is created and set in place at the angle you designated. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

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Select the circular pattern icon. This allows you to create a circular pattern. Circular patterns work similar to rectangular patterns in that they can be defined in two directions. With circular patterns, they are defined using an Axial Reference and a Crown Definition. The Axial Reference defines how many times the holes are repeated around the axis as well as the spacing of the holes as they rotate around the axis. The Crown Definition defines how many holes there are in the radial direction. Select the Center Hole. This can be selected from the tree or by selecting the part. The Circular Pattern Definition window should appear.

Select the Reference element box in the window. As with the rectangular pattern, a reference element still has to be defined. Select the bottom pocket face. This will display the wireframe holes before they are created. This will use the origin of the sketch of the object that contains that face as the center of the circular pattern. In the Axial Reference tab the following options need to be set: Parameters needs to be Complete crown and the Instance(s) needs to be 8. This will have the pattern generate in a complete circle using eight holes equally spaced. In the Crown Definition tab the following options need to be set: Parameters needs to be Circle(s) & circle spacing, Circle(s) needs to be 3 and Circle spacing needs to be 1.25 inches. This will force the pattern to used 3 circles with 1.25 inches between each circle.

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Select OK. This finishes the pattern definition. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Save your document. There are times when holes, cutouts, or other geometry need to appear in a pattern that is neither rectangular or circular. The user pattern icon is useful because it allows you to define your pattern using a sketch of points. The item that is used for the pattern will be centered on each point. Select the user pattern icon. sketch of points. The pattern can now be defined by a user defined

Select the Square Cutout. This defines the object that will be used in the pattern. Select the Flange Sketch. This is a sketch of points that are constrained to define the center of the square cutout at various locations.

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not just rectangular or circular. Page 251 . If you wanted to use a sketch but not use all of the points in the sketch you have the option of selecting the points after you have selected the sketch to remove them from the pattern. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This will open a window with various options on it. Exploding your pattern will cause each element in the pattern to be generated as an individual element. Using the third mouse button select on RectPattern. The other advantage of using a user defined pattern is that adding or removing elements of the pattern is as easy as creating or deleting a point from the sketch that was used. © Wichita State University Patterns.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. This will create square cutouts at all the locations of the pattern.1. The options you have are to redefine the pattern and then add the additional element or to explode your pattern. You are going to do this now. By defining a series of points any type of pattern can be created. There are situations that occur when you need to change the size of one of the elements in the pattern but not all of the elements in the pattern.

Select the update icon.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the RectPattern. A new window should appear similar to the one shown below.1 object at the bottom of the window. Your part should update. Select Explode. These pegs are the result of CATIA creating a new pad for element in the rectangular pattern. Notice a whole bunch of pegs appear in your specification tree and your part needs to be updated. Now that each peg is independent you can change just one of them. Patterns. Page 252 ©Wichita State University . Save your document.

Next. Notice the slot no longer cuts all the way through the part. Change the Length of the Back Mount 1 to be 1 inch. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. The following documents will have multiple modifications made to the part operations themselves. Change the Small Hole Pattern to have 7 Instances.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Modifying Parts CATIA® V5R6 Many times it is necessary to modify parts after they have been finished. Open the modify4 document and save with your initials. You will make several modifications to this part. These exercises will have you make some basic changes along with some more involved changes to a part. You can modify the constraints of a sketch when you are modifying the object that is using the sketch. The disadvantage of using a dimension value to define a pocket is that if your part changes the dimension value does not automatically change. This part has several different types of operations applied. Modification of the sketches was covered earlier in the book along with making basic changes to the parameters of parts. Change the Small Hole Definition to have a . Page 253 . Whereas using the other options the length of the pocket is defined by an element or a side of the part. This is usually the case for many production parts as they go through the manufacturing process. The hole pattern also needs to be changed to add three more rows of holes to the part. Change the slot to go all the way through the main body. not the sketches. As you will see when you double click on an object the sketch constraints of that object will appear on the screen and you can double click on them to change their values without having to go in to the sketch. the hook slot will be changed so that it is parallel to the main body instead of at an angle. Therefore when you change the part the pocket will automatically adjust to the those changes in most cases. The hole pattern now has seven rows of holes instead of four.625 inch Diameter. This will change the height of the Main Body to 4 inches instead of 3 inches. Change the Length of the Main Body to be 4 inches. It is suggested that you change the limit Type of the pocket instead of just increasing the value of the dimension. This will change the pad definition to be 1 inch tall. This changes the diameter of all the holes in the part.

You can also insert new objects into your tree by defining which object is the Work Object and then the next operation will occur right after that object.375 mirrored) instead of . This can be done at any point in the tree.5 in.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Change the Second Angle of the Hook Base to be 90 degrees. The web thickness is now .375 inches.75 (. Change the Hook Web to have a Thickness of . the Hook Web will be changed to be thicker. and Hook Web all change with respect to the new angle. This is very useful when wanting to go back and add to the part. The object that is underlined in the tree is the Work Object. Hook Top. Modifying Parts. Next. Select the third mouse button while on the Back Mount 1 object. Page 254 ©Wichita State University . You are going to insert a new pad in your part right after the Back Mount 1 object. Select the Define In Work Object option. The Hook Base. This will display the part back to the point that it was at when the Back Mount 1 pad was made. An options panel will display. All of those changes were just a matter of modifying the parameters of the various elements.

Change the PartBody to be the Work Object. However instead of changing the size of the fillets you are going to add additional edges to your fillet operation. Create and constrain the sketch as shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Create a sketch on the bottom of the part. A rectangular mounting plate is going to be added to the front of the part. Notice that the new pad is underlined because it is the Work Object. The Edge Fillet Definition window displays. Create a pad that is . This adds the pad into the part just after the Back Mount 1.75 inches so you need to make sure your direction is correct. The pad should go from the botton of the part up .75 inches thick using the sketch. You do this the same way as you did before using the third mouse button. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. Double Select on the Fillets. Page 255 . therefore your part only displays what has occurred up to that point. You will change the Work Object so that it will display the entire part taking in to account all the operations. Now you will add fillets to the new pad. This will show all the part operations that have been applied to the PartBody.

select all the edges next to the Main Body and those along the top of the pad. Modifying Parts. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. The diagram shown below will show you which edges on one side of the part except for the hidden edge. You will need to select those same edges on the other side. Select OK. In the end. Page 256 ©Wichita State University . you should have selected an additional 16 edges. making a total of 58 edges selected.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Where the new pad is located. 8 on each side. The new fillets are now added in. Save your document. You can also remove edges from your fillet definition by selecting edges that have already been defined.

Change the name from PartBody to Finished. Select Apply. The name changes in the tree. You will continue working with this part and change some of the graphic properties of your part along with renaming your part body.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 You can also change the properties of your objects or of the whole body. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. Select the Feature Properties tab. The name should change but until you select OK or Apply it will not appear in the tree. This brings up the options panel. Page 257 . Select the third mouse button while on PartBody. Select Properties from the window. You will be changing the properties of the body. This opens a new window similar to the one shown below. You will see a Name box and you can change the name by changing the text in the box. You will change the name of the body first and then some of the graphic properties.

. Select Color arrow under Fill. Modifying Parts. Page 258 ©Wichita State University . A color list will appear similar to the one shown below. You have the option of selecting one of those colors or you can select the More colors. This will make the edges of your part appear thinner. When changing color you can select the down arrow and a little window will appear with various colors. This will allow you to change the color of the faces of the part opposed to just the edges. option at the bottom of the list.. Change the Weight of the Edges to be 1. The window should change to look similar to the one shown below.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the Graphic tab. This will not take effect until you select Apply.

You can select a color from the Basic Colors or you can select a color from the Custom Colors. The window changes to appear similar to the one shown below. Select the Define Custom Colors >> option. Another window opens with color options. When you get a color that you like you can add it the Custom Colors by selecting Add to Custom Colors. Custom Colors are ones that you create using the Define Custom Colors >> option. You may have to scroll down in order to see the More Colors option. You can define a color by selecting in the color span or you can adjust the values for the various options. You are going to create a Custom Color and then Apply it to your part body. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. Page 259 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the More Colors option.

This takes you back to the original properties window. The color appears in the Custom Colors. This applies and accepts the settings for the part body. Select the color you just added and select OK. Modifying Parts. Page 260 ©Wichita State University . Save your document. Select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Create a color of your choice and select Add to Custom Colors.

Instead of going in and modifying the sketch you will create a new sketch and then replace the current one with the new one. The slot that has already been created in the part needs to be curved instead of straight across. This allows you to make a complete change to the shape of an object without having to create a new object and then inserting it in the correct location and then removing the old object.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 In this exercise you will learn how to replace a sketch with another sketch and how to change the sketch support for a sketch. Create the sketch on the face as shown above and constrain it as shown below. Open the modify5 document and save with your initials. Page 261 . © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. You have to be careful not to constrain your sketch using elements that do not get generated until after the sketch you are replacing.

If you look in the tree you can see that your new sketch is located where Sketch. You could modify Pocket.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Exit the sketcher. After replacing that sketch you realized that you do not need the slot to go through the front wall just the back wall. Modifying Parts. This will erase Sketch. CATIA® V5R6 Press the third mouse button while on Sketch. Page 262 ©Wichita State University .3 with your new sketch.3 and select Replace. The part should look similar to the one shown below. You have the option of checking the Delete replaced elements and exclusive parents box if you want the item you are replacing deleted instead of moved to the bottom of the tree. The Replace window appears as shown below. Select the Delete replaced elements and exclusive parents option.3 used to be. Select your new sketch from the tree and select OK.3 when it is replaced by your new sketch.1 to use different faces for its limits or another option is to change the sketch support for that sketch. You are going to change the sketch support to be the front face of the back wall instead of the front face of the front wall. Notice that the slot changed to be curved instead of straight across. You will now replace Sketch. Unfortunately you created that sketch using the front face as the sketch support.

An Update Diagnosis window appears because the hole is pasted right on top of the hole you copied. Once you change the location of the hole the update will work fine. You will now select the new sketch support. Nothing appears to happen but it did copy the hole. Page 263 . While having the cursor on the PartBody in your tree. This will paste the hole you copied earlier at the end of the tree.1. they decide that the front extension needs two holes in order for the part to be bolted down more securely. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. copy and paste elements on your part. CATIA® V5R6 You will select the bottom option which is the name of the sketch and then select the Change sketch support option from the new window.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Press the third mouse button while on the sketch of Pocket. Select the third mouse button while on Hole. The parameters of the pocket did not change.3 and select Copy. You want the same size hole therefore instead of recreating the hole you are going to just copy and paste the hole. The current sketch support appears highlighted. After much discussion with your team. The only difference is that the sketch now belongs on the front face of the back wall. it is still Up to last. press the third mouse button and select Paste. Select the front face of the back wall as shown in the diagram below. Notice that the slot appears only in the back wall. You can also cut.

In this exercise you are going to reorder Hole. You are going to constrain the sketch so that the hole is located at a different position. Notice that the center of the hole was constrained to be equidistant between the two lines and then one inch from the left edge.1 in the specification tree. CATIA® V5R6 Edit the sketch of Hole. Modifying Parts. such as when using transformations.2 to be before Hole. Sometimes it is necessary to reorder the elements in your specification tree because you need one element before the other for constraint purposes or to have an operation occur or not occur on additional objects.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select Close. Constrain the sketch of the hole as it appears below.4. Exit the sketcher and the part will update with the change. Page 264 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Select the third mouse button while on Hole. CATIA® V5R6 You will select the bottom option which is the name of the hole and then select the Reorder option from the new window. Page 265 .2. A lot of them depend on how you constrained your part in the first place. Press the forward button continuously until you go all way through your tree.2 to go. This will open the Feature Reorder window which will allow you to specify after which object you would like Hole.1. Select Pocket. These exercises were to demonstrate various options that you have when modifying your parts.2 after the pocket and before Hole.1 from the specification tree. You want to make sure you pre-plan your approach before you start designing your parts in order to make it easy to modify. Save your document. Select the pull down menu Edit and select Scan or Define In Work Object. This puts Hole. This will open a Scan window that will allow you to run through your specification tree. Select OK. © Wichita State University Modifying Parts. This is a good way to walk through a part design to get a better understanding of the method of creation when you were not the one who created the initial part. Another option you have available to you is to scan through the tree looking at the various stages of your part design.

Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations. In order to generate a part that is composed of one main body it is necessary to use boolean operations to combine the various bodies of the part. The next page discusses the different options that are available to combine your multiple bodies into a single body. The body gets inserted at the bottom of the specification tree. The disadvantage to using multiple bodies is that you can not perform some operations across bodies unless they have been combined. This part is constructed in a common fashion as Version 4 solids were modeled. constrained as shown below. Select the pull down menu Insert and select Body. you may have to scroll down in order to see it. Every object is a separate body and then boolean operations are used to combine them in a variety of ways.25 inches in the second direction. They will all be combined into one body using various boolean operations to build the part. there are times when it is necessary to use multiple part bodies in your part. This document has several bodies in it. Create a sketch on the zx plane. Pad the sketch 6 inches in the first direction and . This allows you to insert a new body into the part. You should notice that it is the current in work object since it is underlined. These two circles will be used to create two pegs in the part. Two pegs are now created completely through the part. Page 266 ©Wichita State University . This exercise will have you insert bodies and then use boolean operations to combine the bodies into a single element.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations CATIA® V5R6 Since there are some operations that affect the whole part body. Inserting Part Bodies Open the assembly document and save with your initials.

© Wichita State University Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations. The Front Body appears underneath an Add.9 from the tree. normally you can avoid using this option by modifying your sketch or adjusting part bodies Add Remove Intersect Union Trim Remove Lump You are going to start combining the bodies of the part together using the boolean operations. This will define the body that the Front Body will be added to. You are going to start by adding the Front Body with the Main Body. This is another way to select boolean operations.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Boolean operations Assemble CATIA® V5R6 similar to Add but will add or remove material depending on the objects in the body. most useful to add pockets and holes to other prejoined bodies adds one body with another body removes one body from another body keeps the common material between two bodies adds several bodies together while allowing multiple faces to be removed or trimmed back to the combined part removes a separated piece of the part.1 branch which is under the Main Body now. This will define what body you are going to be working on. You can use either option to select the boolean operation. Add. Select the Front Body from the tree. Select OK. The two parts now act and behave as a single part. both ways work the same way. Boolean Operations. The advantage of using the third mouse button is that you do not have to go up to the top and select a pull down menu.9 object. Notice how the bodies appear in the tree. The exercise will cover a few options for selecting the boolean options. Press the third mouse button while on Body.9 and select Body. Select in the After box and select the Main Body from the tree. Select Body. This will tell the system that the Front Body will be added to another body. This is the body created earlier. You may have to scroll down in order to see it. You are going to add this to the Side Holes. Add. Page 267 . Select the pull down menu Insert.

This is where you can define the faces that you want removed when the body is unioned. You will use the Assemble operation to add the Lg Hole to the Main Body. Since the Lg Hole was defined as a pocket. Select in the After box and select the Main Body and then select OK. Select the Faces to remove box. This hole will be assembled to the Main Body. Make the Rear Guide Tubes the current object. Select the boolean operation Remove. Select the object Side Holes. This will define where Body. Page 268 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select in the After box and select Side Holes and select OK. Select in the After box and select the Main Body and then select OK. The holes are now removed from the Main Body. the pocket was placed in the tree. The two bodies are now added together as one. Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations. Next. Select the object Stiffener for Tubes. This will allow the part to be unioned (added) with the tubes and have faces trimmed back in the same operation. a more advanced type of boolean operation will be performed. If you would have used the Add operation then the pocket would not have been removed it would of just been added to the Main Body. Select the boolean operation Assemble.9 will be added. Select the boolean operation Union Trim. You are going to union (add) this body with the tubes but you are going to trim back the inside edges to the tube walls. Next you are going to remove the holes from the Main Body. Notice the hole was removed from the Main Body. Notice all five holes are highlighted. You can use either of the previous methods to select the operation. Select the object Lg Hole. and was then pocketed out as though it were defined on a single body. You can do this by using the Define In Work Object option using the third button of the mouse.

the Rear Guide Tubes will be unioned and trimmed with the Main Body. Select OK. Select the boolean operation Union Trim on the Rear Guide Tubes. Make the Main Body the current object. Page 269 . Select the Faces to remove box and select the faces of the Main Body that are inside the tubes. The diagram shows the faces that you need to select. and then unioned to the tubes. The diagram shows you which faces to select. You’ll probably have to zoom in and rotate the part to select the faces on the inside of the tubes. this will define what is going to be removed when the tubes are unioned to the Main Body.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the faces of the stiffener that are inside the tubes. © Wichita State University Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations. The stiffener will now be trimmed back to the tubes. Again. Next.

If you want to see the Contour before you intersect it then you can show it. Inserting Bodies and Boolean Operations. You are now finished with the part. Save your document. The Intersect window appears. Page 270 ©Wichita State University . Select the boolean operation Intersect on the Contour. Now the tubes are unioned to the Main Body.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select OK. To finish the part you are going to intersect the Contour body with the Main Body. The Contour is intersected with the Main Body since it is the current work object. You will not see the Contour body because it is hidden at the moment. It should look similar to the one shown below. Select OK.

This document has several sketches that contain circles and ovals.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Part Design Lofts CATIA® V5R6 This section will cover two ways to generate a part using multiple sketches using the loft icons. Guide curves and spines will not be used here. In the specification tree you should notice the loft branch added and underneath that branch is all of the sketches that were used to create this loft. If they are not then the result will be a twisted part. The section curves are not limited to just round or circular curves. Select OK. This will allow multiple contours as well as guide and spine curves to be utilized in a single part. Select the loft icon. A part is created that passes through each of the section curves defined in the order that you selected them. These sketches will be used to define the contour of your part. Page 271 . These arrows must be along the same side of the curves and they also must be pointing in the same direction. Note the arrows along the right side of each section curve. You can modify those sketches at any time and the loft will automatically update. Creating such curves will be covered in the Wireframe and Surfaces Class. Select Curve 1 from the tree. This will define the first profile of the part. © Wichita State University Part Design Lofts. Open the loft create document and save with your initials. Select Curve 2 through Curve 5 in order. They can be of any profile shape desired. This will finish the definition of the part.

Select the loft remove icon. The loft is created and then removed. Select Curve 1 through Curve 5 in order and select OK. This will create the loft as before. this time the loft will be removed from the cylindrical pad. Part Design Lofts. This will turn the part into a tube with the inside passing through the sketches defined. The difference is. Open the loft remove document and save with your initials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Shell the part with an Outside thickness of . Save your document. Save your document. This exercise uses the same set of curves. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. and then automatically remove it as though it were a pocket.25 inches and an Inside thickness of 0 inches while removing the two ends. Page 272 ©Wichita State University .

Even though this course only covers the use of surfaces to a small degree be aware that it is extremely important that you understand how to integrate surfaces in to your part design if you want to be able to create specific contoured parts. you are able to make modifications to the surfaces that are used and the part will automatically update. Select the top surface. The surfaces will be provided for you. The part now has the contour of the surface.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Part Design Using Surfaces CATIA® V5R6 The next couple of exercises will utilize surfaces to generate parts. Select the split icon. This shows the top contour much better. Select OK. Open the sew & split surface document and save with your initials. The part is going to be split with the top surface and the bottom surface is going to be sewn in. The direction the arrow is pointing is what is kept in the split operation. and the Split Definition window will appear. The thing to remember is that you are capable of integrating surfaces in to your part design. the bottom surface will be sewn into the part. This will split a part with any given surface or plane. This will display an arrow on the surface. If you wish to learn about building surfaces. In doing so. © Wichita State University Part Design Using Surfaces. Next. they will be covered in the Wireframe and Surfaces class. Make sure the arrow points towards the part. Hide the top surface. Page 273 . This part has two surfaces.

When the four sides of a surface come in contact with a part and the sew operation is used. Page 274 ©Wichita State University . These options are very useful if a specialized contour is needed on a part. Hide the bottom surface. Save your document. Make sure the arrow points towards the part and select OK. The Sew Surface Definition window appears and again an arrow is displayed on the surface. The area between the surface and the part is now filled in. Select the bottom surface.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select sew surface icon. the area between the surface and the part gets filled in. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Part Design Using Surfaces.

This time the end of the part will have a thickness added. The Thick Surface Definition window appears. Make the First Offset 1 inch and the Second Offset . Save your document. The side of this part has now been extended (thickened) linearly by five inches.5 inches. Change the First Offset to 5 inches and the Second Offset to 0 inches and make sure the arrow points away from the thickness. This will make the total pad 1.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the thick surface document and save with your initials. Select OK. Therefore. An arrow will be displayed on the surface indicating the direction of the First Offset. Select the thick surface icon. surface. © Wichita State University Part Design Using Surfaces. It is important to note that the thickness is applied linearly instead of following the tangency of the part. Select OK. This will allow a thickness to be added to a face or a Select the surface. The surface has the thickness applied and a part is created. Select the thickness surface icon again. if you add thickness to a curved side then it will add thickness in the normal direction to the curved surface. This happens because it is adding the thickness in the normal direction of the selected face. Select the face on the end of the newly created part as shown below.5 inches thick. Page 275 . This document has a single surface in a circular shape. Even though you applied the thickness to the end of the part it still added the thickness straight out ignoring the fact that the part is curved going to that end.

The surface was enclosed with a solid part and now other operations can be added to the part. Select OK and hide the Airfoil Surface. This document has one surface in the shape of an airfoil. but is open on each end. This will allow closed surfaces to be enclosed with a Select the Airfoil Surface.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Open the close surface document and save with your initials. The Close Surface Definition window appears. Select the close surface icon. Page 276 ©Wichita State University . Save your document. Part Design Using Surfaces. The surface is completely wrapped around. solid part.

stone and wood. Any type of material can be applied to any type of part. density. Select Aluminum. Assemblies must be used in order to have multiple parts with different materials applied. material library. CATIA® V5R6 Open the materials document and save with your initials. Diagrams of each material window can be found in Appendix C. Materials from the material library will be applied to this part. other. The categories are construction. This will apply the material to the part. © Wichita State University Applying Materials. Select the Metal tab. fabrics. but this is not within the scope of this course. In order for the part to appear aluminum you have to change the render style. Page 277 . This tab contains the various types of metal definitions in CATIA. Each material stores information about itself such as texture. Select the Mounting Bracket and select OK. This will be the material applied to the part. but only one material can be applied per part. The materials are broken down into several categories. metal. Select the apply material icon from the bottom toolbar. Double selecting this branch will display the various properties of the aluminum which are shown in Appendix C as well. drafting pattern and other engineering properties.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Applying Materials This section will cover applying materials to a defined part. You should notice an aluminum branch added to the tree. This will display the The Material Library contains many different types of materials. Other definitions can be added.

Page 278 ©Wichita State University . Render Style. Customize View in order to bring up the Custom View Modes window. Applying Materials. Set the options so that only Materials and Shading are on. Release the mouse button while on the customized view parameters icon. Save your document. All other materials are applied in the same manner. You may want to try out a few of the materials just to see what they look like. If this icon has already been initialized then it will appear differently and you will have to use the pull down menu View. This icon will bring up the Customized View Modes window. This will shade the part using the material texture. The part is now shaded with the Aluminum property.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Press and hold the first mouse button while on the render style icon on the bottom toolbar. Select OK. This will allow a customized shading method. You can apply another material and it will replace the current material that is applied.

© Wichita State University Reference Geometry. line and plane . You should see a new icon appear on your workbench that appears as a point. These were created using the reference elements toolbar. You can do this by using the pull down menu View. This will allow you create a plane offset from the yz plane.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Reference Geometry CATIA® V5R6 As you have gone through some of the exercises you may have noticed various planes in addition to the default ones. Add the Reference Elements (Compact) toolbar to your workbench. to split geometry and to define limits for your objects. This exercise is going to introduce you to the various options available to create planes. Most of the plane types will be covered in this exercise. In future courses you will find other uses for planes as well. This will open the Plane Definition window. There are three icons in this toolbar: point focus on the plane icon. Planes are very useful to define supports for sketches. Offset from plane . Reference Elements (Compact). Open the planes document and save with your initials. Page 279 . Toolbars. The first thing you are going to have to do is add the reference elements toolbar to your workbench. Change the Plane type to Offset from plane. This exercise will Select the plane icon.

Use the yz plane as the Reference and the end point of the line for the Point as shown above and select OK. Parallel through point Select the plane icon. A plane appears parallel to the yz plane passing through the point.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Use the yz plane as the Reference and change the Offset to 3 and select OK. A new plane appears three inches from the yz plane and parallel to it. Reference Geometry. Page 280 ©Wichita State University . Change the Plane type to Parallel through point.

© Wichita State University Reference Geometry. A plane appears passing through the line and at a 45 degree angle to the yz plane. Through three points Select the plane icon. CATIA® V5R6 Use the line as the Rotation axis. Change the Plane type to Through three points. Change the Plane type to Angle/Normal to plane. change the Angle to 45 and select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Angle/Normal to plane Select the plane icon. Page 281 . the yz plane as the Reference.

2’s H axis because when you put your cursor on it.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Select the three points as shown below and select OK. You will know if it is Sketch. A plane appears passing through the three points. Sketch. Select the line and the H axis of Sketch. A plane appears passing through the two lines.2 will highlight in the specification tree. Page 282 ©Wichita State University . Change the Plane type to Through two lines. Reference Geometry. Through two lines Select the plane icon.2 and select OK.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Through point and line Select the plane icon. A plane appears at the point passing through the line. Change the Plane type to Through point and line. Select the curve and select OK. Through planar curve Select the plane icon. Change the Plane type to Through planar curve. Page 283 . © Wichita State University Reference Geometry. A plane appears passing through the curve. CATIA® V5R6 Select the top end point of the spline as the Point and select the line and then select OK.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Normal to curve Select the plane icon. Page 284 ©Wichita State University . A plane appears normal to the curve and passing through the midpoint of the curve. Change the Plane type to Equation. Change the Plane type to Normal to curve. CATIA® V5R6 Select the curve and leave the Point to be Default (Middle) and select OK. Equation Select the plane icon. You can use this option to key in a variety of planes using the equation of a plane. Change the value of D to be 2 and select OK. A plane appears 2 inches in the z direction. Reference Geometry.

CATIA® V5R6 The other two options. © Wichita State University Reference Geometry. Tangent to surface and Mean through points will not be covered in this course.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 285 . If you were to use these planes in your part design and then you modify the plane the part will update automatically. Most of the time you can see the part update dynamically as you move a plane.

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This will only give you a brief overview of the various options.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Appendix A CATIA® V5R6 This section is to introduce you to the various options that are available under the pull down menu Tools. Page 315 . An example of what you could possibly see is shown below. Customize. You can access these workbenches by selecting the change workbench icon on each workbench.Start Menu This allows you to specify what workbenches you want available to you on the start menu. © Wichita State University Appendix A. Customize .

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Customize . Appendix A. Page 316 ©Wichita State University . Customize .Toolbars Allows you to modify existing toolbars or create your own toolbars.User Workbenches CATIA® V5R6 Allows you to define their own workbenches with their own toolbars on the workbench.

Options Allows you toggle on or off the Large Icons or Tooltips. © Wichita State University Appendix A. Page 317 . You can also set up hot keys for various options if you Show Properties.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Customize . Customize .Commands CATIA® V5R6 Allows you to add or delete commands from toolbars.

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just the ones that are pertinent to this course. Page 319 .Display .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Appendix B CATIA® V5R6 This will give a general overview of some of the options available through the pull down menu Tools.Tree Tree Type Tree Orientation Tree Item Size Tree Show/NoShow allows you to change how the tree appears based on the type selected orients the tree either horizontally or vertically this pertains to the size of the text in the tree if turned on. Options. General . Not all of the options will be covered. items in your tree that are hidden will have their icons blurred or appear fuzzy © Wichita State University Appendix B.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher General .Visualization CATIA® V5R6 Colors Graduated color background if turned on the background color will appear graduated from top to bottom instead of solid Background Selected elements Selected edges color of the background color of elements that you have selected color of edges that have been selected Preselected element linetype linetype of preselected elements Low-intensity elements Update needed Handles color of elements that appear in low-intensity color you part will appear when an update is needed color of the various handles that appear. Page 320 ©Wichita State University .Display . such as the handle that appears when translating Appendix B.

Page 321 . value and name.Parameters .Symbols CATIA® V5R6 Constraint Style Display at Creation allows you to change the color of the constraints based on their condition allows you to change the default display of your constraints to be either value.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher General . or value and name and formula © Wichita State University Appendix B.

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher General .Units CATIA® V5R6 Units Dimensions display allows you to select the magnitude and then specify the units that you want to use for that magnitude you can specify if you want trailing zeros. when to use exponential notation and how many decimal places you want to see displayed Appendix B.Parameters . Page 322 ©Wichita State University .

General CATIA® V5R6 Update sets whether or not your part gets updated automatically when a change occurs or you have to manually update it. Page 323 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Mechanical Design . you also can turn on or off having the update stop on the first error toggle on or off whether you want the delete dialog box to appear when you delete and you can toggle whether you want referenced sketches deleted Delete Operation © Wichita State University Appendix B.Part Design .

the options not selected will be collapsed underneath their respective object Appendix B. Page 324 ©Wichita State University .Display CATIA® V5R6 Specification tree determines what gets displayed by default in the specification tree.Part Design .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Mechanical Design .

Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 Grid allows you to toggle the display of the grid and the snap to point option on the sketch plane Sketch Plane toggle for having the sketch plane appear shaded and for positioning the sketch plane parallel to the screen Geometry toggle for the creation of center points automatically when a circle or ellipse is created and the direct manipulation allows you to select an element of the sketch and drag it to manipulate the sketch toggle for automatically generating geometrical and dimensional constraints change the default color of sketch elements and to change the color of elements when they are over constrained.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Mechanical Design . etc. Constraint Colors © Wichita State University Appendix B. construction geometry. Page 325 . associated geometry.

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The following pages show you diagrams of the available materials that come with CATIA. Construction © Wichita State University Appendix C. They will also automatically produce patterns corresponding to the material when drawings are created from the parts. Page 327 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Appendix C Material Library CATIA® V5R6 Materials are used to attach structural properties to parts as well as allow them to be displayed in a more accurate manner.

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CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Metal CATIA® V5R6 © Wichita State University Appendix C. Page 329 .

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Other CATIA® V5R6 Appendix C. Page 330 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Stone CATIA® V5R6 © Wichita State University Appendix C. Page 331 .

Page 332 ©Wichita State University . Appendix C. your company will probably populate this library with the various materials that are commonly used and you will be able to apply them in the same manner to which you apply these materials.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Wood CATIA® V5R6 You can add additional materials to the library but that topic is beyond the scope of this course. However.

select the body and select OK.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Applying a material CATIA® V5R6 In order to apply a material to a part. © Wichita State University Appendix C. You can configure this by using the pull down menu View. Select the material desired. If this is set up then you just have to activate that render style by choosing it from the bottom toolbar. Select the apply material icon. select the material. In order to see the material shaded on your part you need to make sure your customized render style includes materials and shading. Page 333 . Select the part body that you want this material to be applied to. Render Style. Select OK. Customize View. all you have to do is select the apply material icon in the bottom toolbar.

The important thing to note is that you can adjust all of those values. Page 334 ©Wichita State University . Analysis and Drafting. The Material size pertains to the size of the texture. The tabs are Rendering. The following diagrams relate to Italian Marble however they should be similar to many of the other materials. The Lighting options are self defining as long as you are familiar with the graphic arts language. Appendix C. Feature Properties. There are many tabs with various properties on each tab depending on the material that is being used. The Texture options tell you the tif file that it is using for the texture and the rest of the options allow you to adjust that texture. for small parts you will want the size to be smaller and for large parts you will want it to be larger. Rendering As you can see there are two tabs located under Rendering: Lighting and Texture. Inheritance.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Properties of a material CATIA® V5R6 Using the third mouse button while on the material in the specification tree you can access the properties of the material. You can also change the mapping style using the icon.

© Wichita State University Appendix C. This is more useful when working with assemblies then with parts. Page 335 .CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Inheritance CATIA® V5R6 Determines what features will be affected with this material. This pertains to the parent and child elements of the part body that has the material. Feature Properties Allows you to change the name of the material as it is displayed in the specification tree.

You can choose a different pattern by using the Pattern table button.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher Analysis CATIA® V5R6 This contains the structural properties of the material. Drafting This allows you to adjust the pattern that is going to be used when you create drawings from this part. Appendix C. Page 336 ©Wichita State University .

This allows you specify the pattern that you would like to use when a drawing is created. you will need to use the various options in order to get a better understanding of them. You can filter the pattern options by categories: Hatching. Page 337 . This overview was meant to introduce you to various options involving materials. In order to see the rest of your options you have to select the Next button.CATIA Part Design & Sketcher CATIA® V5R6 When you select the Pattern table button the Pattern Chooser window appears. Dots and Color or you can choose All types. © Wichita State University Appendix C.

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