Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench

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TUTORIALS
Tutorial 1

Figure 9-44 The isometric view of the model

Figure 9-45 The views and dimensions of the model

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In this tutorial, you will create the model shown in Figure 9-44. The views and dimensions of the model are shown in Figure 9-45. (Expected time: 45min)

5. refer to Figure 9-55. g. Exit the Sketcher workbench. Draw the sketch to create the sweep profile. Draw the sketch to create the revolve surface. Place two points on the circle. Evaluation chapter. e. Start CATIA V5 and start a new file in the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench.com for more details Starting CATIA V5R13 and Opening a New Part File 1. The start screen of CATIA V5 is displayed. refer to Figure 9-52. refer to Figures 9-46 through 9-48. Draw the sketches for the loft surface. refer to Figures 9-53 and 9-54. as shown in Figure 9-46. These points will be used to create the guide curve and define the closing point for creating the loft surface later in this tutorial. Draw a circle with center at the origin and diameter of 90. h. Invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting the XY plane as the sketching plane. Create the revolved surface. Figure 9-46 First section for the base surface 4. Create the loft surface. c. 3. Start CATIA V5 and choose Close from the File menu. . Create a plane at an offset of 20 from the XY plane. refer to Figures 9-49 and 9-50. refer to Figure 9-51.9-22 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) The following steps are required to complete this tutorial: a. Logon to www. Choose Start > Mechanical Design > Wireframe and Surface Design from the menu bar to start a new file in Wireframe and Surface Design workbench Drawing the Sketch for Base Surface 1. 2. Create the swept surface. d.cadcim. Split the swept surface with the revolved surface. b. f.

cadcim. Figure 9-48 The line created between two points on the sections Evaluation chapter. 7. as shown in Figure 9-47. Choose the Line button from the Wireframe toolbar. you need to draw a line joining the two points in the two sections. 8. Invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting Plane. the Line Definition dialog box is displayed. 9-23 Figure 9-47 The second section for base surface Next.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 6. as shown in to Figure 9-48.1 as the sketching plane. Draw the sketch. Create the line by selecting the two points.com for more details . and exit the Sketcher workbench. Logon to www.

Select section 2 from the geometry area and replace the default closing point with the closing point given in Figure 9-49. Select section 1. You are prompted to select a curve. Select the guide curve shown in Figure 9-48. refer to Figure 9-49. By default.9-24 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) Creating the Base Surface The base surface in this case will be a loft surface. The name of the selected entity is displayed in Curve selection area of the Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box.com for more details Figure 9-49 The sketch showing the position of closing points 4. a closing point is created.cadcim. 1. Next. you are prompted to select a curve. 2. The Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to select a curve. 6. Figure 9-50 shows the multisection lofted surface. Move the cursor on the text Closing Point1 in the geometry area and right-click to invoke the contextual menu. Logon to www. click in the Guide selection area to invoke the selection tool. Choose the Multisections surface button from the Surfaces toolbar. Choose the Replace closing point option from the contextual menu and select the point on section 1 from the geometry area. Evaluation chapter. Activate the Curve selection area by clicking on it and choose the Add button to select the next section. Choose the OK button from this dialog box to complete the multisection lofted surface. 5. as shown in Figure 9-48. 3. . 7.

draw the sketch. Choose the Axis button from the Profile toolbar and draw a vertical axis passing though the origin. Invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting YZ plane as the sketching plane. 1.com for more details . you need to create the revolved surface.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 9-25 Figure 9-50 The multisection lofted surface Creating the Revolved Surface Next.cadcim. Next. Choose the Revolve button from the Surface toolbar. the Revolution Surface Definition dialog box is displayed. Evaluation chapter. Logon to www. 2. 3. as shown in Figure 9-51 and exit the Sketcher workbench Figure 9-51 The axis and profile to be revolved 4.

Exit the Sketcher workbench. Select the profile to be revolved. 7. 2. if it is not already selected. Apply the Coincident Constraint between the two entities. Invoke the Sketcher by selecting YZ plane as the sketching plane. Choose the Isometric View button from the View toolbar.com for more details Figure 9-52 The model after creating the revolved surface Creating the Swept surface Next. using Plane 2 as the sketching plane. 6. as shown in Figure 9-53. Click anywhere in the geometry area to exit the current selection set. 5. after creating the revolved surface and hiding the sketch.cadcim. The revolution axis drawn in the sketcher workbench is automatically selected and the preview of the revolved surface with default angle limits will be displayed in the geometry area. you need to create a surface by sweeping a profile along a guide to create the handle of the jug. select the center point of the ellipse and the upper end point of the guide. Figure 9-52 shows the model. Click anywhere in the geometry area to exit the current selection set. Set the value of the Angle 1 spinner to 360 and choose OK button from the Revolution Surface Definition dialog box. Logon to www. Draw the profile of the guides. Invoke the Sketcher workbench. 9. Press and hold the CTRL key down. as shown in Figure 9-54. 6. 1. Draw an ellipse. Create a plane normal to the guide at the upper endpoint.9-26 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) 5. 8. . 4. Exit the Sketcher workbench. Evaluation chapter. 3.

12. Select the guide curve from the geometry area and choose the OK button from the dialog box to complete the swept surface.com for more details . Select ellipse from the geometry area.cadcim. select the revolve surface as the cutting element. Saving the File 1. 3. Choose the OK button to complete the split operation. The Swept Surface Definition dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to select a profile. 4. 11. you will note that the unwanted portion of the swept surface is removed.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 9-27 Figure 9-53 The guide for Swept surface Figure 9-54 The profile for swept surface 10. surface which is inside the jug. 2. Splitting the Swept surface The swept surface is extended beyond the revolved surface. Enter c09tut1 in the File name area. the Split Definition dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to select the curve or surface to split. Choose the Save button from the Standard toolbar. Now. Choose the Split button from the Operation toolbar. 1. Select the swept surface from the geometry area. Evaluation chapter. Logon to www. You are prompted to select a guide curve. The model will look similar to the one shown in Figure 9-55. Choose the Sweep button from the Surface toolbar. On rotating the view of the model. you are required to remove the unwanted portion of the swept. 2. Choose the Save button from the Save as dialog box. Therefore. the Save As dialog box is displayed.

com for more details Figure 9-55 The isometric view of the model after splitting the swept surface 3. Close the part file by choosing File > Close from the menu bar. Tutorial 2 In this tutorial. . b. Logon to www. Create the second swept surface.cadcim. c. refer to Figures 9-61 through 9-63. refer to Figures 9-58 through 9-60. Start a new file in the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench. (Expected time: 45min) Figure 9-56 The isometric view of the model The following steps are required to complete this tutorial: a. The drawing views and dimensions of the model are shown in Figure 9-57.9-28 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) Evaluation chapter. Create swept surface as the base feature. you will create the model. as shown in Figure 9-56.

Invoke the Sketcher workbench. selecting the XY plane as the sketching plane. 5. as shown in Figure 9-59. and exit the Sketcher workbench. Draw an ellipse. Draw an ellipse. f. Choose Start > mechanical Design > Wireframe and Surface Design from the menu bar. selecting the ZX plane as the sketching plane.com for more details . 1. Invoke the sketcher workbench. refer to Figures 9-65 through 9-68. Drawing the Sketch for Base Surface First you need to draw the profile and the guide curve for creating the swept surface. Evaluation chapter. as shown in Figure 9-58. 2. g. and exit the Sketcher workbench. 4. refer to Figure 9-64. Logon to www. refer to Figures 9-69 and 9-70. refer to Figure 9-71.cadcim. Create the blend surface. 3. e. Create the fill surfaces. Create the multisection lofted surface.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 9-29 Figure 9-57 The views and dimensions of the model d. Create the symmetry of the second swept surface.

after hiding the sketches is displayed.cadcim. Select the guide curve from the geometry area and choose the OK button. 3. the Swept Surface Definition dialog box is displayed. The resulting swept surface. 1.com for more details Figure 9-58 The guide curve Figure 9-59 The sweep profile Creating the Base Surface After drawing the profile and guide curve. 4. Figure 9-60 The resulting swept surface . you are prompted to select a guide curve. The Explicit button is chosen in the Profile type area by default.9-30 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) Evaluation chapter. choose it. you are prompted to select a profile. If not. you need to create a swept surface by sweeping the profile along the guide curve. Choose the Sweep button from the Surfaces toolbar. Logon to www. 2. as shown in Figure 9-60. Select the sweep profile from the geometry area.

Apply the Coincident constraint between the center of ellipse and the end point of the guide curve. Draw the sketch of sweep profile. Draw the guide curve. as shown in Figure 9-61. Invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting Plane.1 as the sketching plane. 3. Figure 9-61 The sketch of the guide curve for creating the second sweep feature Figure 9-62 The sketch of the sweep profile for creating the second sweep feature 7. you need to create the swept surface. Logon to www. 6. Exit the Sketcher workbench and click anywhere in the geometry area to remove the current selection set. The Swept Surface Definition dialog box is displayed. 1. 2. Create a plane normal to the guide curve at the upper endpoint of the line.com for more details .Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 9-31 Drawing Sketches for the Second Sweep Feature The second feature is also a swept surface hence a profile and a guide curve is required to create this surface . 4. Creating the Second Sweep Feature After drawing the sketches for the second sweep feature. 5. Evaluation chapter. as shown in Figure 9-62. Choose the Sweep button from the Surfaces toolbar. Invoke the sketcher workbench by selecting the XY plane as the sketching plane. 8. 1.cadcim. Exit the Sketcher workbench and click anywhere in the geometry area to clear the current selection set.

For creating this surface. Creating the Multisection Surface The next feature you will create is the multisection surface. will look similar to the one shown in Figure 9-63.2 from the Specification Tree and then invoke the Symmetry tool by choosing Insert > Operation > Symmetry from the menu bar. Select the sweep profile from the geometry area. Figure 9-63 The model after creating the second sweep feature Figure 9-64 The model after creating the symmetry feature Note The Symmetry tool is discussed in detail in chapter 10. you are prompted to select a guide curve. 7.cadcim. Select Sweep. Logon to www.com for more details 4. Next. 6. The model. The preview of the Symmetry surface is displayed in the geometry area. you will create a mirrored copy of second sweep feature. Select the guide curve from the geometry area and choose the OK button from the Swept Surface Definition dialog box. Evaluation chapter. The Explicit button is chosen in the Profile type area by default. Select the YZ plane from the Specification Tree. Choose the OK button from the Symmetry Definition dialog box to complete the symmetric feature. line or plane. 3.9-32 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) 2.1 as the sketching plane. The Symmetry Definition dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to select the reference point. Invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting Plane. you need to draw two sections. If not choose it. 5. after creating the second swept surface. you are prompted to select a profile. as discussed below: 1. . Figure 9-64 shows the model with the symmetry feature.

3. Next. 11. Choose the closing point shown in Figure 9-67. You are prompted to add. 9. Select the first section from the geometry area. Exit the Sketcher workbench and click anywhere in the geometry area to remove the current selection set. as shown in Figure 9-65. Complete the sketch. Move the cursor on the text Closing Point 2. Invoke the contextual menu and choose the Replace option. choose the Coupling tab from the Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box. a closing point is created. or select point to add coupling. Draw the sketch for second section. 6. Choose the Add button. remove or edit coupling.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 9-33 2. The Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box is displayed.cadcim. as shown in Figure 9-66. You need to replace this closing point with another closing point. 12. and exit the Sketcher workbench. 10. Next. Figure 9-65 The first section for creating the multisection surface Figure 9-66 The second section for creating the multisection surface 7. Note that the sketch consists of an ellipse and four points. . 5. Evaluation chapter. Logon to www. and you are prompted to select the coupling point. Invoke the Sketcher workbench using the newly created plane.com for more details 4. Create a plane at an offset distance of 425 from the ZX plane. 13. Choose the Multisections surface button from the Surfaces toolbar. the Coupling dialog box is displayed. 8. Choose the Project 3D Elements button from the Operation toolbar and select the elliptical sections of the second sweep and symmetry feature. select the second section from the geometry area.

Draw the sketch of the blend section. you need to create a blended surface. refer to Figure 9-66. and fourth couplings.9-34 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) 14. In this figure. Exit the Sketcher workbench and click in the geometry area to remove the current selection set. Select the first coupling point on the first section.cadcim. Figure 9-68 shows the model. 18.com for more details 16. refer to Figure 9-66. 4. refer to Figure 9-66. Choose the OK button from the Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box to complete the surface. The selected point is displayed in the Coupling dialog box. 1. 15. after creating the multisection lofted surface and hiding the sketches and the plane. The Coupling dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to select coupling point. the Blend Definition dialog box is displayed and you are prompted to the select first support or select second curve. 17. Evaluation chapter. Figure 9-67 The couplings and closing points Figure 9-68 The model after creating the multisection surface Creating the Blended Surface Next. . Activate the coupling selection area by clicking on it and then choose the Add button from the Multi-sections Surface Definition dialog box. 2. the display of previously created surfaces has been turned off. Create a plane at an offset distance of 550 from the ZX plane and invoke the Sketcher workbench by selecting the newly created plane. Create the second. The coupling created is displayed in the geometry area. as shown in Figure 9-69. Select the first coupling point on the second section. third. Choose the Blend button from the Surfaces toolbar. 3. Logon to www.

Similarly. 3. 2. Choose the OK button from the Blend Definition dialog box. The model.com for more details 7. 4. 3. The final model will be. Choose the Save button from the Save as dialog box. Select the elliptical sketch drawn for creating the lofted surface. Now. Choose the OK button from the Fill Surfaces Definition dialog box. Once the model is complete.5 to cover the open side of the Multi-section 1 Surface. you will create the fill surface to close the open end of the blended feature.cadcim. you need to save the file. create another fill surface using Sketch. 2.7 from the Specification Tree. Saving the File 1. 9-35 Figure 9-69 The sketch of the blend section Figure 9-70 The model after creating the blend surface Creating the Fill Feature Next. The Save As dialog box is displayed.Working with Wireframe and Surface Design Workbench 5. 6. with the blend surface will be displayed. as shown in Figure 9-70. Select Sketch. Enter c09tut2 in the File name area. as shown in Figure 9-71. Choose the Fill button from the Surfaces toolbar. Choose the Save button from the Standard toolbar. You can apply different colors to different surfaces for better visualization by right-clicking on them and choosing the properties option from the contextual menu. . Evaluation chapter. Close the part file by choosing File > Close from the menu bar. 1. Logon to www. select the sketch of the blend section from the geometry area. the Fill Surface Definition dialog box is displayed. You need to split the fill surface using the sweep and symmetry surface.

7. The __________ tool is used to a create cylindrical surface by defining the center point and direction. 1. 3. 8. The __________ tool is used to a create spherical surface by defining the angular limits.cadcim. The Multisections surface tool is used to create a surface using only two sections (T/F). . 2. The __________ tool is used to create a surface by sweeping a profile along a guide curve. The __________ tool is used to create a feature by revolving a profile about an axis. 4.com for more details Figure 9-71 The final model SELF-EVALUATION TEST Answer the following questions and then compare your answer with those given at the end of this chapter. Logon to www. 6. the __________ tool is provided to extrude a close or open profile up to the defined limits. In CATIA. The Trim tool is used to trim only the surface element (T/F). The Split tool is used to split a surface or a curve using a cutting element (T/F). 10. 9. 5. The Join tool is used to join two surfaces into one surface (T/F). The Blend surface tool is used to create a surface using only two sections (T/F).9-36 CATIA for Designers (Evaluation Chapter F007/004) Evaluation chapter.