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Part Design
Feature Recognition
CATIA Training
Foils
Version 5 Release 17
September 2006
EDU-CAT-EN-FR1-FI-V5R17
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Course Presentation
Objectives of the course
You will learn how to use the Feature Recognition tool.
The Feature Recognition functionality, belonging to the Part Design toolbox, enables to build
comprehensive V5 data structure for solids of which specifications are lost or unreachable, for
instance when imported from another CAD system.
This Feature Recognition operation allows then to operate flexible local design modifications on all
kind of models, even when not initially designed with CATIA V5.
Targeted audience
Designers
Prerequisites
Fundamentals about CATIA V5,
including Part Design
0.5 day
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Planning
Part Design Feature Recognition
Application Exercise
Exercises
Part Design Feature Recognition
Presentation Course
Lesson
Day 1
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Table of Contents
1. What is Feature Recognition ? p. 5
2. Accessing the Workbench p. 6
3. Part Analysis Tool p. 9
4. How to perform a FR ? p. 10
5. Feature Recognition Panel p.12
6. Examples p.16
7. Tips p.19
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What is Feature Recognition ?
Recognized Pad
This isolated solid (B-Rep) can be provided by:
- any CAD-system other than CATIA V5
- a migration as result from CATIA V4.
Feature
Recognition
Operation
We end up with a comprehensive CATIA V5
data structure (Product Structure), made of
retrieved elementary Part Design features.
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At any time, the current workbench is indicated by an
icon on the right hand Tool Bar.
Accessing the Workbench
Feature Recognition is a
complementary tool to the Part Design
basic tools.
Actually, Feature Recognition icon is
available in the Part Design
Workbench.
Part Design Feature Recognition tool is
reachable through this panel: the 3 icons
stand for Manual FR, Automatic FR
and a Part Analysis tool.
NEW from R14 !
Part Analysis Tool
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Exploring the User Interface (1/2)
Part Design tools
Part tree
Standard
Tools
Feature Recognition
specific panel
Compass
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Exploring the User Interface (2/2)
Part Design Tools
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Part Analysis Tool
Fillet coloration :
This new command operates on any
Part Design body. It recognizes all
rounds and fillets in the body and
colorizes them, depending on the radii
and polarities.
The user is able to specify the colors
that are to be used for certain important
radii, for instance the minimum and
maximum radii.
NEW from R14 !
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How to Perform a Feature
Recognition 1/2
Activate the isolated solid to
be recognized, in the tree
1
Click the
Manual FR icon
2
Select the feature
type (hole, fillet)
3
Click the solid element to
be recognized
4
Manual Feature Recognition operation is made of the
following steps:
1. Activating the solid to be recognized, in the tree
2. Clicking the Feature Recognition icon
3. Selecting the feature type (hole, fillet) in the panel
4. Clicking the geometrical corresponding element to be
recognized
Manually
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How to Perform a Feature
Recognition 2/2
Activate the isolated solid to
be recognized, in the tree
1
Select the feature
type (hole, fillet)
3
Click the solid element to
be recognized
4
Automatic FR operation is made of the same steps as a
Manual FR, except the last step. It is not necessary to
click the geometrical elements to be recognized, this is
done automatically.
Automatically
Click the
Automatic FR icon
2
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Feature Recognition Panel 1/4
Through the Feature Recognition panel, you are
able to recreate specifications for the element to be
recognized, either manually or automatically.
Manual Feature Recognition Automatic Feature Recognition
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Feature Recognition Panel 2/4
Chain Faces option :
Allows an automatic selection of the
faces which are in contact with the
selected objects.
Especially useful when detecting a
holes or grooves, of which faces are not
all easily reachable.
Show Labels option allows to create
tags on faces that are part of
recognition selection.
Selected Objects :
A list of the selected objects is
displayed in this window. You can
select as many surfaces as wanted.
To withdraw a face from the
selection, click it once more on the
geometry.
Through the Feature Recognition panel, you are
able to recreate specifications for the element to be
recognized, manually or automatically.
Features :
Major basic features can be recognized:
sketch-based features (pad, pocket, hole,
shaft, groove), as well as dress-up features
(fillet and chamfer).
In the future, other types of features will
be recognizable, such as stiffeners, ribs,
patterns and mirrors.
Selection Type :
The user can input additional
information to help the objects
selection, such as:
a limiting face for the selection
with Up to face option
a Neutral Element for draft
recognition
Boolean and Draft :
You can recognize Boolean features
(add/remove), in such cases:
when the initial geometry is
composed of complex shapes
when the recognition of standard
features fails
Draft can be recognized by selecting
faces making the draft and a neutral
surface.
Manual Feature Recognition
Manual FR allows to
recognize a large diversity
of feature types, selecting
the geometry in a precise
way.
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Feature Recognition Panel 3/4
Feature Recognition allows to recreate CATIA V5 features :
- Thanks to a global recognition tool that analyses the
whole isolated solid
- By selecting faces
Exhaustive list of features that can be recognized
Pad (blind /up to next, normal direction)
Pocket (blind /up to next, normal direction)
Simple Holes (blind /up to Next)
Countersunks Holes (blind /up to next)
Counter drill Holes (blind /up to next)
Counterbore Holes (blind /up to next)
Tapered Holes (blind /up to next)
Fillet (rolling ball, constant radius)
Chamfer (length-length)
Chamfer (angle-length)
Shaft
Groove
Draft
Boolean
Annotations, publications and constraints are not
recognized during a recognition operation.
Sketches are created as positioned and they are not
associative. To make them associative, you need to
associate them to a planar face or a plane as support.
About Recognition Operation:
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Feature Recognition Panel 4/4
Automatic Feature Recognition allows a smart and
immediate detection of 3 types of features:
holes, fillets and chamfers.
AUTOMATIC Feature Recognition
Automatic FR allows a
simple and fast
recognition, for the 3 most
common feature types.
Features :
The only input in an Automatic FR
operation is the type of features we want to
recognize, among holes, fillets and
chamfers.
One or several types of features can be
recognized in one single operation.
Selecting the 3D geometry is not
necessary. The recognition is made
automatically.
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Examples 1/3
Chain Faces
Some Feature Recognition Operation Examples
By checking Chain
Faces option, faces
adjacent to the
selected face are
automatically included
in the Selected
Objects list.
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Examples 2/3
Draft
Some Feature Recognition Operation Examples
The Draft Feature Creation involves two steps:
-Selecting the draft face(s)
-Selecting a neutral face
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Examples 3/3
Boolean
Some Feature Recognition Operation Examples
Boolean recognition allows to recognize
complex shaped that have been added or
removed.
It is also very useful in case the standard
recognition failed.
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Tips 1/3
In case you made a mistake in your selection, you can remove some elements from
the Selected Objects list:
- Edit the list contextual menu, by right clicking in the Selected Objects window
- Choose between the two options
- RemoveSel will remove only the element which you right clicked
- RemoveAll will remove all elements from the list
Tip About Faces Selection
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Tips 2/3
To visualize the whole body
correctly, it is necessary to activate
the main PartBody, using Define
in Work Object in its contextual
Menu.
To perform a Feature Recognition on a Solid, the latter has
to be the active element.
>> Dont forget to choose Define in Work Object in the
contextual menu before performing a recognition
After having performed the Feature
Recognition operation, the active
part by default is still the initial
solid, therefore the pad is not
visible
Tip About Active Elements
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Tips 3/3
After having recognized some elements as V5 features, we can edit
their parameters and modify them, the usual way:
- By double-clicking them in the specification tree
- By reaching them directly in the geometry
Tip About Feature Rework