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CATIA Training

Exercises

Wireframe and
Surface Design

Version 5 Release 10
December 2002
EDU-CAT-E-WFS
WFS-FX-V5R10

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Table of Contents
1. Master Exercise : Mobile Phone p. 3
1. Mobile Phone : Presentation p. 4
2. Mobile Phone : Creating the wireframe geometry p. 8
3. Mobile Phone : Creating the surfaces p. 12
4. Mobile Phone : Trimming and joining the body surfaces p. 17
5. Mobile Phone : Creating the part body p. 21
6. Mobile Phone : Modifying the geometry p. 24
2. Recap Exercise p. 26
1. Button (Step 1) : Creating the wireframe geometry p. 27
2. Button (Step 2) : Creating the surfaces p. 29
3. Button (Step 3): Creating the solid p. 31
4. Button (Step 4): Modifying the geometry p. 34
3. Wrench Body Exercise p. 36
1. Wrench body : Presentation p. 37
2. Wrench body : Creating the Surface of the Handle p. 41
3. Wrench body : Creating a Lofted Surface to Link the Parts p. 44
4. Wrench body : Creating the Side Surface of the Head p. 48
5. Wrench body : Creating a Connecting Surface p. 51
6. Wrench body : Completing the Wrench Body p. 53

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Master Exercise : Mobile Phone
Mobile Phone: Presentation
Mobile Phone (1): Creating WireframeGeometry
Mobile Phone (2): Creating Basic Surfaces
Mobile Phone (3): Trimming and Joining the Body Surfaces
Mobile Phone (4): Creating the Part Body
Mobile Phone (5): Modifying the Geometry

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Exercise
Mobile Phone : Presentation

35 min

In this exercise you will see how to create a mobile
phone body using the Wireframe and Surface Design
and Part Design workbenches:

Creating wireframe elements (Points, splines, circles, projected curve)
Creating surfaces (swept, extruded, blend, loft)
Manipulating surfaces (trim, symmetry, join)
Creating solid from surface (Close, fillet)
Modifying the geometry

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Design Intent : Mobile Phone

• Creation of guide and profile curves by using sketcher and spline.

• Creation of surfaces using Sweep, Extrude, Blend and Loft

• Operations on surfaces using Trim, Symmetry and Join

• Creation of solid from surfaces using Close and Fillet

• Modification of the geometry by changing parameters of the surface definition

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And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 6 .

And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 7 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 8 .Exercise Mobile Phone : Creating the wireframe geometry 10 min Create the guide curves and profiles.

0.5.8).Do It Yourself (1/2) Part used: Mobile_phone_step1-1. (60.7.5). (40.Create these points : (0.5.0.0.Draw a spline passing through these points imposing a tangency condition with the X axis at the two extremities.6).8) and (90. 2. 3-Project Project Guide Curve 2 into ZX plane normally.0.9).CATPart Mobile_phone_step1 Guide curve 1 Guide curve 2 1. 4-Create Create this sketch in the YZ plane and rename it “Profile”: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 9 .0. (80.

Create this circle centered on the point (70.Create the circle centered on the point (20.0): Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 10 .0.0.0): 6.Do It Yourself (2/2) 5.

And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 11 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 12 . extruded. loft and blend surfaces.Exercise Mobile Phone : Creating the surfaces 10 min Create swept.

Create a swept surface using “Guide curve 1” and “Guide curve 2” as guide curves. Rename it “Side”. the sketch “Profile”as profile and its two vertex points as anchor points.Do It Yourself (1/3) Part used: Mobile_phone_step2-1. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 13 .CATPart 1.

Do It Yourself (2/3) 2-Extrude Extrude the Spline curve in the ZX direction with these parameters: 3-Create Create a Blend surface between the Spline curve and “Guide Curve 1”. using the previous extrusion as tangency surface and rename it “Top”: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 14 .

Rename it “Bottom”: 5-Extrude the two circle arcs in the XY direction using these parameters: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 15 .Do It Yourself (3/3) 4-Create a loft surface between the “Guide Curve 2” and the Projected curve.

And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 16 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 17 .Exercise Mobile Phone : Trimming and joining the body surfaces 5 min Join. Trim and Mirror the surfaces.

Trim the previous join surface with the first extruded surface from the circle arcs: 3-Trim Trim the previous trim surface with the remaining extruded surface: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 18 . “Top” and “Bottom”: 2.CATPart Mobile_phone_step3 1.Do It Yourself (1/2) Part used: Mobile_phone_step3-1.Join the surfaces “Side”.

Do It Yourself (2/2) 4.Symmetry the resulting surface with the ZX plane and join the surfaces: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 19 .

And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 20 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 21 .Exercise Mobile Phone : Creating the part body 5 min Close the body surface into a solid. then fillet the solid.

Do It Yourself Part used: Mobile_phone_step4-1.Add variable fillets on the two side top edges (from 4mm to 2mm) 3.CATPart Mobile_phone_step4 Access the Part Design workbench and define in work object the “Solid” body.Close the surface Body surface. 1. 2.Add these 2mm edge fillets : Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 22 .

And now practice in the context of the Mobile phone 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and wireframe Surface Design geometry workbench Enter the Part Design Create the workbench surfaces 2 Trim and join the body Create the part surfaces body 3 4 5 Modify the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 23 .

Exercise Mobile Phone : Modifying the geometry 5 min Modify the geometry by modifying a construction element. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 24 .

5 to 8.5 and its X coordinate from 40 to 39: See that the wireframe modifications are impacting the body: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 25 .CATPart Mobile_phone_step5 You will modify the overall shape of the part by changing the parameters of a construction element.Edit this point double-clicking on it: 2. 1.Modify its Z coordinate from 7.Do It Yourself Part used: Mobile_phone_step5-1.

Creating the profiles Extruding the profile Creating the solid part Modifying the geometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 26 .Recap Exercise In this exercise you will see how to create a button body using the Wireframe and Surface Design and Part Design workbenches: 25 min.

In this step you will: Create the points Create the profile curves Create the direction lines Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 27 .Exercise Button (Step 1) : Creating the wireframe geometry 5 min.

3-) Sketch on XY plane (4-) (4 Line on YZ plane (5-) Button_step1.8).5).10. Pt5(-20. Pt3(0.Create 5 points : Pt1(0. Line (1-.23. Spline.Do It Yourself Pt5 Line.1 Pt1 Pt1 Points.30.Draw a sketch on XY plane with two coincidences and a radius of 20mm 5.7) Pt5( 2.1 Pt5 Pt4 Pt3 Pt2 Spline.9).Draw a vertical line on YZ plane Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 28 . Pt2(0.Create a spline passing through Pt1 to Pt4 3.7). Pt4(0.30.CATPart Create the wireframe geometry: 1.Create a line passing through Pt4 and Pt5 4. 2-.0.

Exercise Button (Step 2) : Creating the surfaces 5 min. In this step you will: Create extruded surfaces Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 29 .

1 Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 30 .Create the second extruded surface : select profile Spline.Do It Yourself Sketch.CATPart Create the basic surfaces: 1.1 Spline.2 Line.1 and direction Sketch.Create the first extruded surface : select profile Sketch.1 Surface Extrude.1 Sketch. 1 (1-) Surface Extrude.2 2.1 and direction Line. 2 ( 2-) Button_step2-3.

Exercise Button (Step 3): Creating the solid 10 min. In this step you will: Create a pad using the existing surfaces as limits Add fillets on edges Shell the part Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 31 .

Do It Yourself (1/2) Sketch.4 YZ plane (2-) Button_step4.Create a sketch (rectangular contour) on the XY plane 2.Create a sketch (trapezoidal contour) on the YZ plane Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 32 .3 on XY plane (1-) Sketch.CATPart 1.

5 mm fillets on the 6 horizontal and vertical edges 7.3.Create a pad on Sketch.Make 1. Do It Yourself (2/2) Pad up to surface (3-) Split of pad (4-) Pad up to surface (5-) (5 Fillets (6-) Shell (7-) 3.Split Pad.2 surface 4.1 surface 6.4 up to the Extrude.Shell the bottom faces with 1mm (5 faces) Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 33 .Create a pad on Sketch.1 with Extrude.1 as splitting surface 5. up to the Extrude.

In this step you will: Modify the geometry by moving the definition points of the spline and changing parameters in the Sketcher Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 34 .Exercise Button (Step 4): Modifying the geometry 5 min.

Do It Yourself Pt3 Point on spline (1-) Sketch.CATPart 1.Open Sketch.1 to change the radius value to 25mm Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 35 .Double click on Pt3 and change the Z value to 5mm to modify the shape of the spline 2.1 (2-) Button_step5.

Wrench Body Exercise Wrench Body: Presentation Wrench Body (1): Creating the Surface of the Handle Wrench Body (2): Creating a Lofted Surface to Link the Parts Wrench Body (3): Creating the Side Surface of the Head Wrench Body (4): Creating a Connecting Surface Wrench Body (5): Completing the Wrench Body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 36 .

loft.Exercise Wrench body : Presentation 35 min In this exercise you will learn how to create a wrench body using the Wireframe and Surface Design and Part Design workbenches : Creating wireframe elements (point. spline) Creating surfaces (revolution. extrude) Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 37 . line. sweep) Manipulating surfaces (symmetry. join) Creating solid from surface (close.

project and split • Creation of revolution. loft and sweep surfaces • Creation of solid from surfaces using close and thick Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 38 . sketcher.Design Intent : Wrench Body • Creation of guide. section and spine curves using spline.

And now practice in the context of the Wrench Body 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and surface of the Surface Design handle workbench 4 Create a connecting surface Create a lofted surface to link the parts 2 Create the side surface of the head Enter the Part 3 Design workbench 5 Complete the wrench body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 39 .

And now practice in the context of the Wrench Body 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and surface of the Surface Design handle workbench 4 Create a connecting surface Create a lofted surface to link the parts 2 Create the side surface of the head Enter the Part 3 Design workbench 5 Complete the wrench body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 40 .

Exercise Wrench body : Creating the Surface of the Handle 5 min Create the surface of the handle by revolving a spline defined in 3D. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 41 .

5. Spline (1-.Do It Yourself Part used: Wrench_body_step1.0).Create a spline selecting Vertex 1 then points A to C and finally Vertex 2. Rename them Point A.Impose horizontal tangency at the end points of the spline. 3-) Revolving surface (4-) 1.CATPart Vertex 2 Vertex 1 A C B Spline 1 Points. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 42 . (122. 2-. Point B and Point C.7.0). revolving the spline 360 degrees around the horizontal line of the sketch. 2. 3. 4.In the SURFACES Open Body create a surface.6.0) and (127.In the WIREFRAME Open Body create three points : (115. (360-degree (360 revolution is needed for the downstream close operation to create a solid in Part Design).

And now practice in the context of the Wrench Body 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and surface of the Surface Design handle workbench 4 Create a connecting surface Create a lofted surface to link the parts 2 Create the side surface of the head Enter the Part 3 Design workbench 5 Complete the wrench body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 43 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 44 .Exercise Wrench body : Creating a Lofted Surface to Link the Parts 10 min Create a lofted surface to associate the head with the link.

2mm distance from the end face of the link.4 and of the edge curve of the link end face.Create the middle points of Sketch. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 45 . create an arc passing through the two vertices of the face (radius =24). Define three coincidences.5 Middle points Plane and Sketch. Define four coincidences.5 Middle points 1.CATPart Link end face Head bottom face Sketch.In the WIREFRAME Open Body create a plane with a 7.4 Sketch.Do It Yourself (1/2) Part used: Wrench_body_step2.On the bottom face of the head.2). 2. Sketch. two between the end points of the arc and the H-axis H of the Sketcher and one between the center point of the arc and the V-axis axis of the Sketcher. 4.3.On the created plane create an arc of a circle (radius =7. two between the arc and the vertices of the bottom face and two between the end points of the arc and the H-axis of the Sketcher.4 Offset plane Sketch. 3.

9-) 5.3.Create three splines.7) Symmetry and join (8-.Create a loft using the splines 3 and 4 as sections. 6.Join SYSTEMES Copyright DASSAULT the lofted2002 surfaces and the symmetries.Apply a symmetry to the lofted surface with respect to the XY plane. The three arcs are Sketch. and the 3 circle arcs as guide curves. 46 . Sketch.Do It Yourself (2/2) Spline. 7. the ZX plane as tangent direction for the spline.3. Impose an horizontal tangency to each spline on the link end.In the SURFACES Open Body. create a loft using the splines 2 and 3 as sections. the ZX plane as tangent direction for the spline. 8. two passing through the two sets of end points of the three arcs and one passing through the set of middle points created on the three arcs.3.4 Splines (5) Lofted surface (6.3 Spline.4 and the edge curve of the link end face.2 Loft 1 S3 Loft 2 Spline. 9. and the 3 circle arcs as guide curves.

And now practice in the context of the Wrench Body 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and surface of the Surface Design handle workbench 4 Create a connecting surface Create a lofted surface to link the parts 2 Create the side surface of the head Enter the Part 3 Design workbench 5 Complete the wrench body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 47 .

The profile and guide curves are created from the existing curves by projection and re-limited. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 48 . limited.Exercise Wrench body : Creating the Side Surface of the Head 10 min Create the side surface of the head by a sweeping a profile.

5 with the side face of the head..1=sketch. 2. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 49 .1 and Extract.CATPart Side face of the head Extracted edges Split of Sketch. Do It Yourself Part used: Wrench_body_step3. 3.In the SURFACES Open Body define the side surface: create a sweep with a profile (Split.In the WIREFRAME Open Body extract with tangency continuity the upper and lower edges of the head.2).Split sketch.5 split) and two guide curves (Extract.5 Side surface 1.

And now practice in the context of the Wrench Body 1 Enter the Create the Wireframe and surface of the Surface Design handle workbench 4 Create a connecting surface Create a lofted surface to link the parts 2 Create the side surface of the head Enter the Part 3 Design workbench 5 Complete the wrench body Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 50 .

Exercise Wrench body : Creating a Connecting Surface 5 min Create a connect surface at a junction by sketching the profile and revolving it. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 51 .

two horizontal tangencies at the ends of the profile and two radius constraints (18mm and 5 mm). 6 Sketch.Do It Yourself Part used: Wrench_body_step4.In the WIREFRAME Open Body sketch the fillet profile on XY plane. . 2. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 52 . .activate the option Construction elements.define two coincidences between the profile and the bottom horizontal edge and between the profile and the vertical edge.1 (360deg).5 (1-) Surface of revolution (2-) 1.CATPart Sketch. 6 around the horizontal axis of Sketch. .create lines on the bottom and top horizontal edges and on the vertical edge of the link by intersecting the 3D elements.In the SURFACES Open Body create the surface by revolving Sketch.

Exercise Wrench body : Completing the Wrench Body 5 min Create solids by extruding and closing the surfaces. Remove the exceeding solid by pocketing. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 53 .

Exit the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench and enter the Part Design workbench. 3. 4. Revolute.Mirror the PartBody.1 by 1.Do It Yourself (1/2) Part used: Wrench_body_step5. 3-.1 Initial Part Thick / Mirror / Close (2-. 2.1 Revolute.1.1 1 Revolute. 1.5 mm inwards.CATPart Join. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 54 .2 PartBody Sweep. 4-) 1.Thick the surface Sweep.2 and Join.Close the surfaces Revolute.

Sketch two rectangular contours on the XY plane and build four coincidences.6 (5-) Pocket (6-) 5.Do It Yourself (2/2) Sketch. 6. two between the contours and the V-axis axis of the Sketcher and two between the contours and the corresponding horizontal edge of the head.Remove the exceeding solid by pocketing (depth=20mm. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 55 . Mirrored extent).