University of Liege Faculty of Applied Science Computer Graphics / CAD Guide CATIA V5 January 2001 - Draft Manual prepared

by Vincent Wadeleux and intended for intern al use. CONTENTS 1 2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 4 INTRODUCTION SUMMARY DESCR IPTION OF MODULES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GENERAL Moving and zooming interface eleme nts on the screen and zoom Move the tree selection objects hide or show elements active objects graphic properties of objects Choice rendering style capturing a nd manipulating images Customizing modules Extension files LEARNING SOME OF MODU LE 3 4 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 14 16 16 16 19 19 19 20 20 23 24 24 24 25 4.1 Sketcher and Part Design 4.1.1 Creating an outline 4.1.2 Definition 4.1.3 Co nstraints Part Design Assembly Design 4.2 4.2.1 Handling Component 4.2.2 Imposit ion of constraints between components 4.2.3 update constraints 4.2.4 Collision d etection between components 4.2.5 Recording Results 4.3 Generative Part Structur al Analysis 4.3.1 Static analysis 4.3.2 Modal Analysis 4.4 Wireframe & Surface D esign Toolbar 4.4.1 4.4.2 Wireline operations 4.4 bar .3 Toolbar surface PS: Most of the figures in this manual are from the documentation CD shipped wit h the software. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 2 1 Introduction CATIA1 is a powerful CAD / CAM (Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing), develo ped by Dassault Systemes and marketed by IBM. It is widely used in aerospace and automotive. Version 5 is available from end 99. With each new release, there ar e new products that are available and additional features are added to existing modules. At the time this manual was written, the release has been operational s ince 5 December 2000 (known as CATIA V5R5). Eventually, all the modules that exi st in version 4 (V4) will be present in version 5. The software provides a wide range of integrated solutions covering all aspects of design and manufacturing. Among the many basic features include: design of parts assemblies realistic draw ing interactive and generative interfaces DXF / DWG, IGES It allows to design parts and assemblies of 3D parts directly without drawing pl an. When speaking of version 5, often used the concept of digital model. This te rm means all the computer data that can manipulate an object as well or better t han you could do with a real model or a prototype. We can test its resistance to various stresses, verify that a subset is mountable or demountable ensure that the mobility of the components relative to each other generates no collision ... The digital model can reduce costs , the time and increase quality because it a voids going through a phase of prototype or model real. In addition, subsequent changes on the parts are much easier to achieve. With the module manufacturing, it can simulate the machining of parts on CNC machines and can automatically gen erate the machine file that is used by the real CNC machine. 1

Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application Introduction to CATIA V5 3 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD 2 Brief description of the modules currently available All modules will be described below interact in a very simple and very user frie ndly. The most interesting modules for quick learning are: Sketcher: to make a sketch of a 2D profile. It is therefore the necessary starti ng point for any object creation. Part Design: module used for the design of mechanical parts in 3D. This module i s operated in conjunction with the sketcher. It allows a 3D setting during or af ter conception. Assembly Design: allows to manage an assembly of parts. Mechanical stress are us ed to position the pieces and make contacts. It also offers the possibility to c heck the consistency of the assembly: interference, distance analysis, ... Generative Part / Assembly Structural Analysis: can analyze RU top level of the part or assembly (stress analysis and vibration analysis). Everything is done in a manner transparent to the user. Wireframe & Surface: it is an additional module Part Design for the creation of structural components wired or surface. Generative Drafting: has the tools necessary for creation of industrial design ( CAD). This can be done from 3D parts or using 2D methodology. The trading patter n is created automatically from 3D constraints. Other modules are more specific, are: Knowledgeware (knowledge management): This module consists of four parts: Knowle dge Advisor (Knowledge Manager): converts practices implicit to explicit knowled ge: definition of behavior, formulas and rules to be taken into account in the d esign of the room. Generative Knowledge (generator knowledge): allows users to a utomatically produce intelligent ideas from script. Knowledge Expert (expert kno wledge): to develop and share know-how of the enterprise database based on rules . Product Engineering Optimizer (optimizer knowledge): set a target of optimizat ion (cost, volume, time) and manage the variables to take into account in the ca lculation. The goals lead the system to find an optimal solution for the design. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 4 Sheet Metal Sheet Metal Design and Production (sheet metal) used to create sheet metal parts and the preparation of their manufacture. These modules allow the s imultaneous design between the folded and unfolded representations of the room. DMU2 Navigator can "walk" or "fly" through the 3D digital model. There is also a way to add annotations and hyperlinks to the model. DMU Kinematics Simulator: allows to define mechanisms and to simulate movements directly through action on the joints or through control laws. The sequence can be recorded in video format (. Avi). DMU Fitting Simulator (simulation assembly) module to define and simulate processes of assembly and disassembly. DMU Space Analysis: provides functions very fast measurement and control of inte rference in an environment for the design of models. One measure of lines, arcs and curves as well as distance and angle between surfaces, ridges and peaks. Sec tional views are also possible. DMU Optimizer: module that calculates an optimiz

ed representation of data for design verification in the context of a complete d igital mockup. Plant layout (siting of factories) will implement an optimized process for the d evelopment of plant layouts that contributes to the improvement of production co nditions. Digitized Shape Editor (design of digitized forms): application to read, import and manipulate items digitized form of a cloud of points. Now we can control the shape and quality of these digital data. Structure Design: module used to quick ly design of structural members consisting primarily of profiles and plates. The linear structures or curved plates are created using standard sections or defin ed by the user. The interface of this module allows easy positioning of structur es. Mold Tooling Design: application to the rapid creation of injection molds fo r plastic parts. A catalog includes standard components: conduit flow, ... GEF Surface: module for generating a mesh on a body surface using tools to contr ol the mesh quality. There are ways to export the mesh ascii. 2 DMU: Digital Mock-Up Introduction to CATIA V5 5 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD 3-Axis Surface Machining (3-axis machining): module to define and manage program s for the CNC 3-axis: milling operations (surface and contour pouch) and drillin g. It also allows a simulation of material removal. It incorporates concepts suc h as trajectory generation and management tools. 3D Functional Tolerancing & Ann otationl: to define and manage tolerance specifications and annotations directly on 3D parts. CATIA Team PDM: lets you manage information relating to product and process of p roduct design (including the monitoring of revisions). Documents are stored in a location accessible via a database. The data are shared between users but safel y through to the permissions and "locks" that can be imposed.€Equipment & Systems Engineering (design solution for equipment & systems): it consists of several mo dules: System Routing (routing system): optimizes the routing systems of product ion Circuit Board Design (electronic cards): provides a bidirectional interface between CATIA V5 and software design of electronic circuits. This module is used in a context of mechanical design and complete definition of a digital product. Space reservation systems (Space Reservation): defines how the paths are arrang ed in electrical systems. Electrical system functional definition (design of ele ctrical systems) to design and redesign of electrical systems functionally. Elec trical Library: for creating and managing catalogs electrical appliances, such a s connectors, electrical equipment, cables, ... Electrical wire routing (routing cables): Manages the definition of electrical cables in the digital model, acco rding the functional definition of electrical signals. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 6 3 General In this section we will see some functions that are common to several modules. F or more details, you can go see the html documentation installed in the director y D: \ Dassault Systemes \ B05doc. To access, select from the menu bar:? È Content

s, Index and Search. In each menu, there is a section called Getting Started con tains a tutorial that allows for a scenario step-by-step. To try certain functio ns described below, there are ways to practice by opening a file type *. CATPart . 3.1 Interface Menubar Compass Tree Area Chart Icons specific Standard Icons Views Bar 3.2 Moving and zooming elements on the screen With the mouse To translate the elements: hold the middle mouse button (or wheel) and move the mouse. To rotate the elements: hold down the left button and middle button and m ove the mouse. To zoom: hold down the Center button, click the left button, then move the mouse forward or backward (zoom + or -). With the bar icons display: AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 7 To refocus the items in the window, just press the icon . Verify that the icon is present in the toolbar at the bottom of the window. If t his is not the case, it must show by clicking the icon. . 3.3 Moving and zooming of the tree If you move the mouse pointer on the small system of axes (bottom right of the g raph area) or vertical bars on the tree, the arrow becomes a hand. If you click at that time, the room becomes gray. You can then move the tree or change its si ze as if it were a piece. Click again on the shaft or cue to exit this option. 3.4 Selecting objects Using the mouse, there are ways to select parts of the play: a particular point, an edge, an axis, a face, a plan. The selected part is highlighted. To select m ore, you must hold down the CTRL key. The selection of objects can also be made

from the tree. 3.5 Active elements The concept of active elements is very important. The two figures below illustra te different situations. The purpose of work is very quickly spotted as it is hi ghlighted in the tree. To define a body part-time credit, he must bring the mous e over, click the right mouse button and choose Define the object of labor (Defi ne in Work Object). 3.6 Hide or show objects It is sometimes useful to temporarily hide a room, when designing a complex exam ple. If you select a room and you click the icon view / hidden, you transfer you r part in the environment for hidden objects. Click to see this environment (the screen changes color). Click again on the icon to bring back the object in the environment of objects seen. What you just said for a piece is also valid for th e center mark, a local coordinate system or a profile. 3.7 Graphic properties of objects To change the name or the graphical properties of an object or part of an object ,€select (from the tree or geometry) and then choose Properties after pressing the right button of the mouse. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 8 3.8 Choice of style rendering , In the display bar, bottles made of predefined styles (wireframe, realistic ... with bones), the user can choose a custom view. To set the style, choose the men u style made AffichageÈ È Customization. A window opens in which you just tick the d esired modes. In the same way as before, the user can choose between a perspecti ve or parallel view. 3.9 Capture and image manipulation To capture an image, select Tools-> Image-> Capture .... The capture bar opens. Whether you want to capture the figure or the tree, you must choose a capture pi xel () and vector (). Click on the icon before the album and mouse, surround the image to be captured and then click on the icon . Select Tools-> Image-> Album ... to view the content of this album. Images stored in the album can be saved in va rious formats (JPG, BMP ,...) with the icon. If images are to be printed, it is best to change some input parameters: the bac kground should be white and blank lines to be printed in black. Just click on th

e icon of options and make the following changes: - in General, White Background check - in Miscellaneous, select Capture vector white black AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 9 10.3 Customizing modules In the Tools menu, choose Options. A window opens (see below) and resumes for ea ch module, the parameters that the user can edit. The most interesting are liste d below with the path to get there: General È General: it is sometimes advisable t o remove the option saves all ... minutes. General È È Display Performance: If you m anipulate the file is too big, you can increase the resolution of the elements: choose in precision 2D and 3D option is proportional to the size of elements and the minimum value (0.01). Also, choose some value for a static level of detail and for travel. General Display È È Visualization: this is the place where you can c ustomize such as your background color. È Mechanical Design Sketcher: this is wher e you can change the size of the sketcher grid (this module is described in para graph 4.1) 3.11 Extension files The main specific CATIA extensions are: Extensions. CATPart. CATDrawing. CATProduct. CATAnalysis. CATProcess Documents D rawing Part Design Assembly Design Generative Structural Analysis Prismatic Mach ining Regarding the import or export of non-standard files, go read the help at the fo llowing location: INFRASTRUCTURE / Basic Tasks / Importing and Exporting Non-CAT IA Files or get internal memos that were written in this regard. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 10 4 Learning a few modules 4.1 Sketcher and Part Design To open a new document type share design, there are several methods: the icon or click File and choose New ... È Share in the window that opens select Start È È Desig n Mechanical Part Design 4.1.1 Creating an outline To enter the window of the sketcher, you must select a plan - from the cue or th e tree - from one side of the object and then click the New icon in the toolbar icons appear vertical right (including the icon) and a grid. The grid size can b e changed in the Tools menu options È È È Mechanical Design Sketcher You can start your profile by clicking on the icons below: If you choose to create a profile point by point (or) you must double-click the last point to end the creation of the outline. The coordinates of the points dis

played in the status bar like the one below (they can be manually entered). The option of snapping (icon) can start or end the profile of a point on the gri d. Another interesting option is the cutting plane (icon). It can cut the object by the map cache sketcher and thus part of the object which is not needed. In s ome icons, there appears a black arrow. By clicking the left button, another box will open with more options. For example,€clicking the arrow icon, the bar is pre defined profiles: AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 11 You can do several operations on your profile: rounded, chamfer, relimitation, b reak, symmetry, projection of 3D element. Relimitation function is particularly interesting for complex profiles. Clicking on the icon, the options bar appears. If the icon is pressed gum, it helps remove some items if they intersect with ot her elements of the sketcher. An example is illustrated in figure below: If you want to delete multiple items, you must double-click on the icon relimita tion and delete items one after the other. 4.1.2 Definition constraints Set constraints means set the geometry to make it easier to edit later. Indeed, a change in geometry is shoed by simply modifying the constraints. The constrain ts imposed on your sketch are two types: - geometric constraints: Horizontal Ver tical Fixed a number of elements 2 Coincidence point midst Concentricity Tangenc e Parallel Perpendicular 3 Symmetry point equidistant dimensional constraints: Number of elements 1 2 Length Distance Radius / Diamete r Angle It is advisable to impose geometric constraints first, and then only after the d imensional constraints. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 12 To define a constraint, select the items you want and click the icon a dialog bo x opens and you can then choose among the constraints that are available. 3 .

Symbols appear on the sketcher: Symbol Meaning Perpendicular Parallel Horizontal Vertical Size Coincides 4 If the system finds that over-constrained (taxation of 3 angles of a triangle fo r example), the symbols and elements are shown in magenta. It is clear in this c ase the constraints are the problem. To exit the sketcher window and return to t he 3D world, you must click on the icon. You return to the Part Design window (t he icon appears in the left sidebar). Before you perform this command, we must v erify that the contours are closed. If you changed the sketcher elements belongi ng to a solid and you return to the 3D environment, the solid is maintained (the elements are colored red to indicate that a change will occur). Normally, the u pdate is automatic. If it does not happen, press the icon to update. March 4 Reminder: To select multiple items, you must hold down the CTRL key. By default, symbols are green. Introduction to CATIA V5 13 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD 4.1.3 Part Design The operation to perform the classic is to extrude the profile that we have just drawn (icon) and build this way a "block". Notice how the information is contai ned in the tree: Toolbars specific Part Design module include: Extrusion, pocket, revolution, groove, hole, rib, groove, reinforcement, shaping , smoothing back. Holiday, muzzle, body, shell thickness. Cup, Thick, filling, sewing. Translational symmetry, repetition, scale factor. Assembles, adds relimitation partial withdrawal volume. If you do not see all the icons mentioned above, there are two explanations: - t hey have not been placed in the window. It must then go to the View menu È Toolbar s and select the bar that is necessary. - They are present in the vertical bar b ut hidden because the bar is too small to contain all the icons. In this case, a double arrow appears at the bottom of this bar. To show the hidden icons, drag a toolbar out of the vertical bar. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 14 Boolean operations are performed between the body (body). To create a new body, we must choose in the menu bar Insert È Corps. The tree then has the following str ucture: This new body then the body becomes active (it is underlined). If we wan

t the body PartBody again become active, it must be selected, clicking the right button of the mouse and choose Define the purpose of work (Define In Work Objec t). When choosing the operation Relimitation Partial Union (Trim), the following win dow opens: The three figures below illustrate the concept of faces to eliminate or faces to keep.€In the first figure is chosen for the operation relimitation one side of th e party to remove, in the second, we choose one side of the party to keep. The t hird figure shows that it is not necessary to select all the faces of the workpi ece. To illustrate this module, there are notes where examples are explained step by step. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 15 4.2 Assembly Design Once a piece is composed of an assembly of other parts (fixed or moving them), u se this module. The procedure to create the assembly is very easy. We must first construct all the parts separately from the Part Design module. For each piece, go to the Properties menu to choose a name appropriate part. Next, open the mod ule by selecting Start Assembly Design MécaniqueÈ È Design Assembly Design. The icon m ust be present in the vertical bar on the right. Insert the pieces one by one us ing the icon or by selecting Insert Existing Component È. You can insert either a file CATPart or CATProduct a file (in this case, this component will be consider ed a sub-assembly). Your tree must have this form: 4.2.1 Handling components You can move the pieces against each other by clicking the icon. A dialog box op ens in which you must choose the direction of translation or axis of rotation. I n cases where restrictions were imposed, remember to check the Sub constraints ( With respect to constraints). 4.2.2 Imposition of constraints between components The most important aspect of the assembly is the imposition of constraints betwe en parts. It is very easy but you must know some basic rules: - The constraints can be applied between child components of the active component. - You can not a pply constraints between two geometric elements belonging to the same component. - You can not apply constraints between two components belonging to the same so usassemblage if it is not the active component. The active component is marked i n blue. It is activated by double-clicking. The selected component is marked in orange. The selection is done by simple clicks. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 16 The figure below summarizes the different cases:

(1) The constraint can not be applied because product K is not the active compon ent product B. To define this constraint, Product A should be active. (2) The co nstraint can not be applied because Product E and Product F belong to a componen t other than the active component product B. To define this constraint, Product D must be active. (3) This constraint can be applied as Product C is the active component and Product B Product E Product is contained in D which is itself cont ained in the active component product B. The table below shows the types of constraints, their icons and symbols used in the window. Icons Type constraints Contact Symbols used in the window Coincidence Offset Angle Parallelism Perpendicularity Fixation AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 17 In the following tables, we summarized the scope of some constraints. CONTACT STRESS Flat face flat face Sphere Sphere Circle Cone Cylinder Cylinder Cone Circle x x x x x x x x x x x x x x STRESS OF COINCIDENCE Sphere (dot) cylinder (axis)

Line Item Point Plan Facing flat Sphere (dot) cylinder (axis) Line Plan Flat face x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x STRESS OF OFFSET flat face Line Item Point Plan Facing flat Line Plan x x x x x x x x x x x x ANGULAR STRESS cylinder (axis) Cone (axis) Line Line map Facing flat cylinder (axis) Cone (axis) Plan Flat face x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x AST - Computer Graphics / CAD

Introduction to CATIA V5 18 4.2.3 Update constraints When changes are made on parts constituting an assembly, do not forget to update the constraints by clicking the icon. Sometimes certain constraints are no long er correct. This can be seen in the tree by an exclamation point just get on the icon of constraint (eg). In this case, either you edit the constraint by double clicking on it and we're trying to reconnect the element that is the problem, o r we remove a constraint is imposed and a new one. 4.2.4 Collision detection between components When a connection is made, it is important that the pieces do not interpenetrate .€With the module assembly design, there are ways to detect such collisions. To do this, go into the menu and select Analysis -> Detecting collusion (Compute Clas h). Then you must select the desired components in the tree (keeping the CTRL ke y) and start calculating. There are three possible outcomes: Collision (red), interference (amber) or no i nterference (green light). In the first case, the system indicates by red lines on the elements or areas where there is a problem. In the second case, the inter ference areas are indicated by yellow lines. 4.2.5 Recording results To save the assembly, you must place yourself at the head of the tree. The forma t type is. CATProduct. If you have edited and amended one or more pieces while s taying within the context of five Assembly Design, files (like. CATPart) will be automatically updated. In the same vein, if you change an item in Part Design, it will also be changed for all the assemblies to which it belongs. There is a r isk of losing some constraints in the assembly if the part geometry has changed. 5 There are ways to alter a room while staying within the context of assembly. Jus t double-click on the element of the tree that you want to edit. Part Design ico ns appear and changes can be made in isolation from other components of the asse mbly. To return to the context of assembly, it must double-click on the top of t he tree (the icon is visible again in the right sidebar). Introduction to CATIA V5 19 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD 4.3 Generative Part Structural Analysis Before using this module, you must apply a material to the part we want to study . Simply select your part and click the icon. In the window that opens, select y our material from the library that is offered. Then go into the menu to select S

tart -> Analysis & Simulation -> Structural Analysis In the dialog that opens, y ou must choose between a static or modal analysis. The main characteristics of e ach analysis are explained below. When you walk into the analysis module from th e module design (part or assembly), it remains open in a second window. 4.3.1 Static Analysis Once in the static analysis module, the tree takes the following form: Exhibit studying Branches of the analysis module It includes topics that will be empty completed later (fasteners, loads, ...). T he parameters and the main functions are: - The specification of the mesh featur es three parameters of a mesh are the order (4 tetrahedra or 10 knots), their si ze and their six arrow (sag in English). By clicking on the heading in the mesh tree, we will be able to change these settings in general or a local way. 6 indicates the distance between elements tolerated and they must represent the ge ometry. Introduction to CATIA V5 20 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Connections Connections are used to specify the interactions between the borders of a body assembly. They can be slippery, contact, welded, rigid or flexible. The virtual room virtual rooms are geometric structures created without support. They represent the body for which there is no geometrical modeling but play a r ole in the analysis of a part or assembly. The different types of virtual rooms accepted are: rigid, flexible, contact, spring or soft spring. Constraints The toolbar includes the following constraints: Type Embedding support surface S lip Sliding Axial Pivot Pivot Ball Rolling Advanced Strain Stress isostatic load ing symbol The different load cases that can be imposed are listed in the table below: Type Load Time Pressure Force distributed distributed Acceleration Force rotation li near Force Force Force flux density symbol Forced Displacement AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 21 The analysis is started by clicking the icon. . In the window that opens, choose

what you want to calculate: either we make a complete analysis, it is only calc ulates the mesh, either we choose a particular case analysis (where several case s of analysis have been configured). The Preview option allows to have an estimate of time and memory required for th e calculation.€When the calculations are finished, the mesh is visible on the piec e and the branches of the tree are updated. The post-treatment can begin. The fo llowing table summarizes the possibilities: Viewing Action icon deformed mesh vi sualization Von Mises stress Toolbar Image Visualization Visualization travel pr incipal stress View details Creating a report (in HTML format) containing the re sults computing and image distortion Animation Toolbar Display analysis results in a plane section through the structure of the amplitude modulation detection e xtremum For a continuous color image representing the Von Mises stress for examp le, Choose the right mode of viewing. In the menu bar, go to View Style È È Customiz ing Rendering Render and check with realistic texture. Indeed, with the other re ndering styles, values appear as iso-levels. After preliminary analysis, the mes h can be refined in areas where constraints are important. To do this, - Click o n the icon of adaptability that is in the specification of the mesh bar - Enter a value for the percentage of error you want to achieve Change the location and size of the area of adaptation, symbolized by a box, usi ng the control points thereof. Select a tree in the case of analysis to be assoc iated with mesh refinement that we just created. Press OK to finish the creation of refinement. Introduction to CATIA V5 22 AST - Computer Graphics / CAD The tree takes the following form: The calculation can be restarted by clicking on the icon . 4.3.2 Modal analysis The results from this analysis consists of a set of frequencies and associated m ode of vibration. In the vibration analysis module, the tree takes the following form: You can calculate the modes of vibration free system. In this case, there is no coercion involved in case analysis (the corresponding branch in the tree will re main empty). You can also examine your system in its environment, ie impose cons traints, as in the static case. You can place additional constraints on the geom etry. These can be single, linear or surface. The analysis is started by clicking on the icon . Then, by clicking on deformed mesh that appears in the modal solution branch of the tree, the frequency list is displayed. To see the vibration mode associated with each of them, just click on the icon. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD

Introduction to CATIA V5 23 4.4 Wireframe & Surface Design This module allows the drawing of is a very useful addition to the g DémarrerÈConception Mechanics È ns with all the icons specific to ns a section body surface. building elements made of wire or surfaces. It Part Design module. It is accessed by selectin Wireframe and Surface Design. The working window ope this module, symbolized by the tree and contai

You can return to the Part Design module in two ways. The first is to go through EParts DémarrerÈConception Mechanics Design. The second way, faster, is only feasible if the boot menu has been customized. I n this case, simply click on the symbol to the module W & S Design (the vertical bar on the right) and choose the Part Design in the dialog that opens (see figu re). The three main toolbars module Wireframe & Surface Design are as follows: 4.4.1 Toolbar wired It can - create a point, line or plane - to create a projection or intersection - to draw a circle, a spline curve, rounding a curve parallel to another, a boun dary curve. Note that it is possible to construct a map of different ways - in p arallel to another plane - passing through 3 points, 2 lines, a point and a line , a plane curve - a curve normal - tangential to a surface - to From his equatio ns - by a certain angle to another plane 4.4.2 Bar Operations These tools join, split (splitting) or cutting (trimming) of surfaces, perform o perations translation, rotation, symmetry, scaling (scaling) and affine transfor mation. AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 24 4.4.3 Toolbar surface The different types of surfaces available are: • Surfaces by extrusion (extruded s urfaces) Data necessary: a profile specifying: the extrusion direction and bound aries (beginning and end) Profile Management • Surface of revolution Essential information: a profile and an axis of revolution A specify: the angle of revolution Profile axis • Surfaces sweep (swept area) Essential information: a guide curve and a plane pro file Optional: a guideline, a second guide curve curve profile

• Offset surfaces (offset surfaces) Data needed: specify an area A: the offset dis tance and direction towards • Surface area by filling (filling areas) required fields: curved surfaces or boun daries to form a closed contour To specify the type of continuity (or tangent po int) AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 25 • Surfaces tours (lofting surfaces) Data needed: one or two plane curves and a cur ve director Optional: a guide curve, a curve Director • By fitting surfaces (surfaces blend) Essential information: two curves and their support A specify: voltage, continuity (grade 0, 1 or 2), the closing point cur ve Support Support Curve • Extraction of geometry (surfaces extract) Data needed: one side or edge of an el ement face Those required to use this module will find all the details in the documentation . AST - Computer Graphics / CAD Introduction to CATIA V5 26