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Lesson 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Lesson 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
CATIA is a robust application that enables you to create rich and complex designs. The goal of the course
‘CATIA V5 for Surfaces’ is to teach you how to build basic and advanced surfaces using Generative Shape
Design workbench, and how to create a complex part in a simpler way. This course focuses on the surface
design concepts that enable you to achieve simple and complex shapes for your designs.
3 days
About this Course
Introduction
Course Design Philosophy
Target audience
Prerequisites
This course is designed using a process-based approach to training. Rather than focusing on individual
features and functions, this course emphasizes on the processes and procedures required to complete a
particular task. By using the case studies to illustrate these processes, you will learn the necessary
commands, options, and menus within the context of completing a design task.
• Users familiar with CATIA V5 Fundamentals
• Users who need to learn advanced Mechanical Surfaces.
Students attending this course should be familiar with:
• CATIA V5 Fundamentals
• Windows operating system
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About the Student Guide
Lesson 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Using the Student Guide
This student guide is intended to be used in a classroom environment under the guidance of a certified
CATIA Instructor. The exercises and case studies are designed to be demonstrated by the instructor.
Exercises/Case Studies
This course illustrates the process-based approach in two ways: exercises and case studies. Exercises give
you the opportunity to apply and practice the material covered during the lecture/demonstration portion of
the course. They are designed to represent typical design and modeling situations. Extra exercises have
been included in this guide to accommodate those students who may wish to practice more modeling. The
Case studies provide a context in which you would use particular tools and methods, and illustrate the
process flow you would typically follow for a project.
How to use the demonstration data:
During the teacher demonstration, you can load the corresponding data that are provided to you and
manipulate with the teacher.
Feedback
Dassault Systemes gladly accepts feedback and suggestions on its courseware. Send your feedback by
mail or e-mail:
• Mail: Dassault Systemes Education Department
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Conventions Used in the Student Guide
Lesson 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
• Bold text within a sentence denotes options selected from
the CATIA menu bar.
• Red text denotes the name of a tool, icon, button, or window
option.
• Italic text within a sentence is used to apply emphasis on key
words.
• Numerical lists are used in sequential lists, such as the steps
in a procedure.
• Lower-case alphabetical sub-lists are used in sequential sub-
lists, as for steps in an exercise procedure.
• identifies areas in a picture that are associated with steps
in a sequential list, such as in an exercise.
• Upper-case alphabetical lists are used in non-sequential lists,
as for a list of options or definitions.
• Text enclosed in < > brackets represents the names of
keyboard keys that must be pressed.
• Text enclosed in [ ] brackets identifies text that must be
entered into a text field of a CATIA dialog box or prompt.
2b
Example page:
Use the following steps to create a new
document in CATIA:
1. Click Start > Mechanical Design > Part
Design.
2. Create new part.
a.Click File > New.
b.Select Part from the New window.
c. Select OK.
d.Press <CTRL> + <S> to save the
document.
e.Enter [my first document] as the
document name.
You can create the following profile types:
A. User Defined Profiles
B. Pre-Defined Profiles
C. Circles
A B
2b
The following typographic conventions are used in the student
guide:
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Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Each lesson in this course contains a case study, which helps to explain the skills and concepts covered in
the lesson. You will be provided with different case studies at the end of each lesson helping you to
practice and gain confidence.
The focus of the case study in this lesson is to understand, how to access Surface Design workbench and
to manage a few basic tools.
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Design Intent
Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model
in the Generative Shape Design Workbench.
Get familiar with the user interface.
• Study the model along with the nomenclature
given to different surfaces in the specification
tree.
Study the Surface, Wireframe and Operations.
• Scan the model to understand the methodology
and sequence of operations used to build the
surfaces.
Create separate containers for Surfaces, Wireframes
and Operations for different parts of the Aircraft..
• Create individual Geometrical Set for each part
of the Aircraft. Under these Geometrical Sets,
create sub-sets for separating the Wireframes,
Operations and Surfaces (as shown in the
Specification tree ).
Finally Group the features from each Geometrical Set
( which are often referred in the model ), thus
minimizing the tree length.
Each case study contains a set of model requirements, known as the design intent. The first case study
does not contain a design intent because you are not designing anything. However, by the end of this
lesson you should be able to:
A. Fuselage - A
B. Fuselage - B
C. Fuselage - C
D. Wings
E. Tail
A
B
C
D
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Stages in the Process
Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
The following steps are to be used to perform the case study:
1. Access the Generative Shape Design workbench
2. Scan the model for better understanding of the modeling sequence.
3. Create Geometrical Sets.
4. Group the features.
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Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
In this section you will learn how to access the Generative Surface Design
workbench and become familiar with its various tools and terminologies.
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Use the following steps to get
introduced to Surface Design
1. Introduction to Generative
Shape Design
2. Managing Features in the
Specification
Tree
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Introduction to Surface Design
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Wireframe and surface geometry is often needed to define models with complex shapes. Surface
geometry may need to be integrated into the solid model to fully capture its design intent.
The shape design process will be discussed later, but for now it is important to consider two key
points:
Wireframe Geometry Solid Geometry Surface Geometry
A. Wireframe and surface geometry is used to define complex 3D shapes.
B. Wireframe, surface, and solid geometry form an integrated set of modeling capabilities
that enable you to fully capture the design intent.
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The Generative Shape Design Workbench (1/3)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
CATIA - Generative shape design can be used by
novices (due to ease of use) or by advanced
shape designers who are looking for a complete
surfacing tool (due to a wide functional set).
The specification capture is completely
transparent; it would seem as though the user
was designing explicit shapes.
Generative shape design is perfect for designing
surfaces of plastic parts or shells.
After importing surfaces, you can check and heal
them with CATIA. You can then modify and add
other surfaces using the powerful wireframe and
surface creation tools
The design parts can then be manufactured using
surface machining program in the CATIA 3-Axis
Machining MO2 (SMG) product.
Easy to Use
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The Generative Shape Design Workbench (2/3)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
CATIA - Generative Shape Design provides
a comprehensive set of tools for shape
design. These tools give you the flexibility to
make quick changes needed in preliminary
design work and the accuracy needed for
the final detailed design.
Tools can be used to build:
• Wireframe elements such as points,
planes, and curves.
• Standard and advanced surface
creation features such as Extrude,
Revolve, Sweep, and Fill.
• Transition features such as Fillets,
Split, Trim, and Extrapolate.
• Operation tools like Join, Heal
Added flexibility is provided by associative
transformation features such as Symmetry,
Scaling, and Translation.
From Preliminary to Detailed Design
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The Generative Shape Design Workbench (3/3)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Relational Design
Wireframe and surface elements can be
designed in the context of a part or an
assembly. When designing in context, you
can control the propagation of
modifications. You can reuse an existing
surface and link it to other models to
support concurrent engineering.
Efficiency in design modification
Several Generative Shape Design features
help in efficient management of design
modifications. For example, a datum curve
or skin used in one feature can be quickly
replaced without redefining its children. A
set of features can also be isolated as a
single feature (with no history) to facilitate
design comprehension and accelerate
design changes.
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Accessing the Generative Surface Design Workbench
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
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1. Access the Generative Surface Design
workbench in one of the two ways:
A. Use Start menu > Shape >
Generative Shape Design
B. Or, select the workbench icon to
see the list of favorite
workbenches.
2. In a New Part panel, click OK to open
the Generative Shape Design
Workbench.
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Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (1/5)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
A. The specification tree
B. Containers like
Geometrical set, Ordered
Geometric set and Body
C. Standard Tools toolbar
D. Workbench icon
E. Sketcher access
F. Shape design tools
G. Command Bar/Power Input
H. Status Bar
The Generative Shape Design workbench consists of:
F
B
A
E
D
G H
C
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Generative Shape Design workbench User Interface (2/5)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
The various tools can be accessed in the following ways:
A. Using the Toolbars.
(The toolbars for Generative Shape Design
workbench are located on the right side in
the CATIA window).
B. From Insert Menu.
C. Using the stacking of commands capability.
(This capability helps to create support
geometry for a Feature without having to
close that Feature’s creation process
dialogue box)
A
B
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Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (3/5)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
A B C D E F G H
The following is a list of tools available in the Wireframe toolbar:
A
a b c d
A. Points
a. Point
b. Point and Planes
Repetition
c. Extremum
d. Extremum Polar
B. Line - Axis
a. Line
b. Axis
c. Polyline
D. Projection-Combine
a. Projection
b. Combine
c. Reflectline
F. Offset 2D 3D
a. Parallel Curve
b. 3D Curve Offset
B
a b c
D
a b c
F
a b
G
a b c d
H
a b c d e
G. Circle - Conic
a. Circle
b. Corner
c. Connect Curve
d. Conic
H. Curves
a. Spline
b. Helix
c. Spiral
d. Spine
e. Isoparametric Curve
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Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (4/5)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
A B C D E F
The following is a list of tools available in the Surfaces toolbar:
A
a b c d
B
a b c
C
a b
A. Extrude - Revolution
a. Extrude
b. Revolution
c. Sphere
d. Cylinder
B. OffsetVar
a. Offset
b. Variable Offset
c. Rough Offset
D. Sweeps
a. Sweep
b. Adaptive Sweep
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Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (5/5)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
The following is a list of tools available in the Operations toolbar:
A B C D E F
A. Join - Healing
a. Join
b. Healing
c. Curve Smooth
d. Disassemble
B. Trim - Split
a. Split
b. Trim
D. Extracts
a. Boundary
b. Extracts
c. Multiple Extracts
E. Fillets
a. Shape Fillet
b. Edge Fillet
c. Variable Fillet
d. Face-Face Fillet
e. TriTangent Fillet
A
a b c d e
C
a b c
B
a b
D
a b c d e
F. Transformations
a) Translate
b) Rotate
c) Symmetry
d) Scaling
e) Affinity
f) Axis to Axis
E
a b c d e f
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Surface Design Workbench Terminology
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
A. A Part is a combination of a PartBody, Geometrical
sets and Ordered Geometrical sets.
B. A PartBody and a Body contain solids with their
history of creation.
C. A Geometrical Set is the default container for
wireframe and surfacic elements. In a geometrical
set, there is flexibility to reorder the features without
affecting the final result. This is a Non-Linear set.
D. An Ordered Geometrical Set is a Linear
Geometrical set in which the sequence of creation is
important. Its behavior is equivalent to Bodies,
except for the wireframe and surfacic elements.
A
B
C
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Surface Design Workbench General Process (1/2)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Generative Shape Design (GSD) plays an important role in the process of Forward and Reverse
Engineering in a product design cycle.
Multi-CAD Model
Simple conceptual
modeling
Freestyle
Sketch Tracer
Quick Surface
Reconstruction
Imagine & Shape
Generative
Shape Design
(GSD)
External
Systems
Physical
Prototype
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Surface Design Workbench General Process (2/2)
Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Access the Generative Surface
Design workbench.
Create the wireframe geometry.
Create the surface geometry.
Trim and join the body surfaces.
Access the Part Design workbench.
Create a part body.
Modify geometry as needed.
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Use the following general steps when creating
a surface based feature:
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Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
In this section, you will learn in detail about tools to manage features in GSD
workbench.
Use the following steps to get
introduced to Surface Design
1. Introduction to Generative Shape
Design
2. Managing Features in
Specification Tree
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
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Managing Features and Geometrical sets
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
As you begin to build complex geometries,
management of your model becomes important. A good,
structured model with logical grouping of geometries
gives a better understanding of the design process.
An organized model has the following advantages:
A. All related geometries are clubbed together in
groups or sets (like files stored in a folder on your
computer directory). This helps the designers to
easily interpret the steps carried to design the
model.
B. They help to reduce the size of the Specification
tree and help to organize it when it becomes too
complex.
C. It is easier to reorder and replace features
D. Problem solving becomes easier as the root cause
of the problem can be easily identified.
The following tools are available:
Geometrical Sets
Ordered Geometrical Sets
Hybrid Design
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Geometrical Sets
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
A Geometrical set (GS) is the default container for
wireframe and surfaces elements. In a geometrical
set, the features are not displayed according to the
update logical order. It just “contains” features.
A. You can put any surfacic element you wish in the
geometrical set and they need not be in a
structured logical way. The order of these
elements is not important as their access and their
visualization is managed independently without
any rule.
B. GS enable to gather various features in a same
set or sub-sets and organize the specification
tree.
C. Multiple Geometrical Sets can be added to a
model to contain a genre of surfacic elements.
For example, one GS can be dedicated to contain
only wireframes while the other can contain
surfaces.
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Managing Geometrical Sets (1/3)
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
You can manipulate the contents of a Geometrical
Sets using feature management tools to suit the
feature classifications in the specification tree.
You can move, Reorder, scan, sort etc, the features
in the Geometrical Set to attain the specific needs of
the model.
Following are the some of the commonly used
feature management tools:
A. Change Geometrical Set
B. AutoSort
C. Reorder Children
D. Create Group
C
D
B
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Managing Geometrical Sets (2/3)
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
Reorder Children
Using the reordering tool, you can move the
features in a Geometrical set to another location
within the geometrical set without modifying the
geometry.
Edit > Object > Reorder Children.
Change Geometrical Set
You can move a feature from one
Geometrical Set to another along with its
parents using this tool.
Edit > Object > Change Geometrical Set
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Managing Geometrical Sets (3/3)
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
Model Scan
Model scan helps you to review the creation of
a model, one feature at a time. This tool is
used to review how models made by others
where created. To use the Model scan, click
Edit > Scan or Define in Work Object
Parent/Child
The parent/child tool displays all parents and
children of a selected feature. This tool is
useful to help determine what relationships
exist in a model. To use the Parent/Child tool,
right click on the feature and select
Parent/Children option from using the
contextual menu.
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Ordered Geometrical sets
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
An Ordered Geometrical Set (OGS) is
a Geometrical Set in which the update
order is taken into account to order
the features. It is equivalent to Bodies
in Part Design except that it contains
wireframe and surfaces elements.
Unlike GS an OGS checks the
linearity of features, i.e. you cannot
place a child feature before its parent
feature
Features can be scanned and can be
set as current (Define In Work Object)
allowing you to see the way the model
was created. When a feature step of
the design creation is chosen as
current, then the features located after
it are neither accessible nor visible.
Join.1 is the current feature. All
the features after join.1 are
neither visible nor selectable.
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Geometrical Set Vs Ordered Geometrical Set
Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree
Ordered Geometrical Sets cannot be grouped. Two or more Geometrical sets can be grouped
to form a “Grouped Geometrical Set”.
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Ordered Geometrical sets can be converted to
Geometrical sets.
Geometrical Sets cannot be converted to
Ordered geometrical sets.
5
Maintains better linearity for design flow
understanding.
Maintains better flexibility. 4
Any feature in this set can be set as “in work
object” and the features located after it are
neither accessible nor visible.
Features in this set cannot be set as “in work
object”
3
The parent in this set is absorbed after
performing an operation and cannot be reused
again.
The parent element in this set is not absorbed
after any operation. Hence an element can be
used & reused at different levels.
2
Elements in this set maintain the linearity with
respect to their order of creation.
Elements in this set can be shuffled irrespective
of their sequence of creation.
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When you want to design a model using the existing surfaces use Geometrical Sets
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Hybrid Design provides you with high degree of
flexibility when structuring your design.
GSD features available in part design stacking
commands
Hybrid: Wireframe/surface features integration in update cycle of the body:
Better understanding of the part
Useful when the design is a close mix of both solids and surfaces
Non Hybrid: allows you to sort out more efficiently what is solid and what is not:
Useful when the surfaces and wireframe are a preliminary design to the solid but are not
integrated to the solid conception
Allows a better manipulation (hide/show ...) on all that is not solid with a smaller number of clicks
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Recap Exercise
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Exercise 1A
In this exercise, you will learn to manage features in the specification tree. You
will learn to arrange, reorder and group the features in specification tree
according to your design requirement. You will learn to scan the model to
understand the sequence of operation used in modeling the part.
Detailed instruction for this exercise is provided.
By the end of this exercise you will be able to:
Scan the Geometrical sets
Reorder the features in a modeling sequence
Grouping of features in to different geometrical sets
Create a ‘Group’ of Geometrical sets.
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Exercise 1A (1/4)
1. Open the part.
Open an existing part file. This file contains the
surface and wireframe features in a Geometrical set.
The features are not in sequence of creation.
a. Click File > Open.
b. Browse to Ex1A_start.CATPart.
c. Select Open.
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2. Scan the Geometrical set.
You will study the model to understand its
sequence of modeling.
a. Click Edit > Scan or Define in Work Object
b. Scan toolbar is displayed. Select Update from
the pull-down menu.
c. Select Display Graph Icon. A Scan graph
window is displayed. The widow shows the tree
with logical sequence of the features.
d. You can navigate through the structure of your
part using navigation buttons.
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3. Create a Geometrical set to form a logical feature
organizational structure.
To create a new Geometrical set,
a. Click Insert > Geometrical set.
b. Name the Geometrical set as ‘Wireframe’.
c. Select ‘Part’ (Arm Rest) as Father.
d. Select OK
4. Similarly create two Geometrical sets with father
node as ‘Arm Rest’.
Name first Geometrical set as ‘Construction Surfaces’.
Second Geometrical set as ‘ Final Part’.
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5. Create a two sub-sets in to the Geometrical set
‘Construction Surfaces’.
To create first Geometrical set,
a. Click Insert > Geometrical set.
b. Name the first Geometrical set as ‘Top’ and
second Geometrical set as ‘Bottom’.
c. Select ‘Construction Surfaces’ as Father.
d. Select OK
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6. Relocate features in to appropriate Geometrical
sets. For clarity, you will be relocating features
according to the name the feature has been
provided.
Select all the features whose name ends with WF
in to ‘Wireframe’ Geometrical set. Press <Ctrl> for
multiple selection.
a. Right mouse click on the select the features.
b. In the contextual menu,
Click Selected Objects >Change
Geometrical set…
c. In Change Geometrical set dialog box,
specify Designation as ‘Wireframe’.
d. Click OK
Repeat the operation to move other features into
respective Geometrical sets as specified.
Move features whose name ends with CST
in to ‘Top’ Geometrical set.
Move features whose name ends with CSB
in to ‘Bottom’ Geometrical set.
Move features whose name ends with
FINAL in to ‘Final Part’ Geometrical set.
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7. Create a Group
Group the features –Parting Line WF and Side
Contour WF from ‘ Wireframe’ Geometrical set.
a. Select the ‘Wireframe’ Geometrical set
b. Right mouse click on the selection
c. Click Wireframe Objects >Create Group
d. Selects the features to be Grouped
e. Click OK
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Exercise 1A: Recap
Scan the Geometrical sets
Reorder the features in a modeling sequence
Grouping of features in to different
geometrical sets
Create a ‘Group’ of Geometrical sets.
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Recap Exercise
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Exercise 1B
In this exercise, you will observe the basic difference in characteristics of Geometrical
set (GS) and Ordered Geometrical set (OGS). You will also observe the characteristics of
GS and OGS in hybrid design environment.
High level instruction for this exercise is provided.
By the end of this exercise you will be able to:
Understand behavior of OGS and GS when implied with reorder command.
Understand Parent/child structure under Hybrid design environment.
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Exercise 1B (1/4)
Exercise 1B
1. Open the part.
Open an existing part file. This file contains the
surface and wireframe features in different
geometrical set and Ordered geometrical set.
a. Browse and open the part :
Exercise_1B_start.CATPart
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2. Scan the Ordered Geometrical set.
You will study the model to understand its
sequence of modeling.
3. Reorder the Ordered Geometrical set.
The Ordered Geometrical set do not allow you to
reorder the features, as the features are arranged
in the order of their creation.
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Exercise 1B (2/4)
Exercise 1B
4. Reorder the Geometrical set.
You can reorder the features in geometrical set.
This is because geometrical set do not arrange
the feature in the order of their creation.
5. Reuse the parents in Geometrical set and Ordered
Geometrical set.
In geometrical set the parents get hidden when a
new operation is performed. You can reuse the
parents available in No show to perform another
operation. Here in the geometrical set ‘Intermediate
surfaces’ you can reuse the parent surfaces of
split.1 or split.2 to create new feature which is not
associated with the split.1 or split.2 features.
In Ordered geometrical set (OGS), the parents are
consumed by the operation. Hence the parents can
not be reused nor seen in the hide mode. Thus
allows the OGS to maintain the sequence of
operation, the features were created. Here in the
model the parents of the feature in the OGS are
consumed by the operation and not seen in the hide
mode
Parents get
hidden after
each operation
Parents get
consumed after
each operation
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Exercise 1B
4. Insert a new Geometrical set.
Try to insert the geometrical set inside the part-body.
You will not be allowed.
Try to insert a Ordered geometrical set inside the part-
body. You will be allowed.
Observations
1. This is possible because Hybrid mode has been
allowed to this part at its creation.
2. Under Hybrid mode, you an create surfacic and
wireframe features inside a part body.
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Exercise 1B: Recap
Exercise 1B
Understand behavior of OGS and GS when
implied with reorder command.
Understand Parent/child structure under
Hybrid design environment.
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Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape
Design
In this exercise, you will practice feature management in the specification tree and see
how to reorganize the specification tree when it becomes too complex or too long.
Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design Workbench.
Get familiar with the user interface.
Study the Surface, Wireframe and Operations.
Create separate containers for Surfaces, Wireframes and Operations for different parts of the Aircraft..
Finally Group the features from each Geometrical Set ( which are often referred in the model ), thus
minimizing the tree length.
Using the techniques you have learned in this lesson and previous exercises, create
the model without detailed instruction.
30 min
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1. Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’
model in the Generative Shape Design
Workbench.
a. Browse through the files and open the model
Case_Study_Air_Craft_Start.CATPart
2. Scan the model to understand the modeling
sequence.
a. Study the model according to the sequence of
its operations used to build the surface.
b. Observe the nomenclature given to each
feature
3. Create separate containers for different parts
of the Aircraft. Relocate the features according
to the name the feature has been provided.
a. Create individual Geometrical Set for each part
of the Aircraft.
b. Under the Geometrical Sets, create sub-sets
for separating the Wireframes, Operations and
Surfaces (as shown in the Specification tree ).
A. Fuselage - A
B. Fuselage - B
C. Fuselage - C
D. Wings
E. Tail
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4. Group the features.
a. Create a group of the features which are often referred
during modeling process. By this the unwanted surface
are not seen in the Specification tree and the tree length
gets reduced.
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Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Recap
Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Recap
Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air
Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design
Workbench.
Get familiar with the user interface.
Study the Surface, Wireframe and
Operations.
Create separate containers for Surfaces,
Wireframes and Operations for different
parts of the Aircraft..
Finally Group the features from each
Geometrical Set ( which are often referred in
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Exercises/Case Studies
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Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Each lesson in this course contains a case study, which helps to explain the skills and concepts covered in the lesson. You will be provided with different case studies at the end of each lesson helping you to practice and gain confidence. The focus of the case study in this lesson is to understand, how to access Surface Design workbench and to manage a few basic tools.

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Finally Group the features from each Geometrical Set ( which are often referred in the model ). Operations and Surfaces (as shown in the Specification tree ). Get familiar with the user interface. thus minimizing the tree length.B C. The first case study does not contain a design intent because you are not designing anything. Fuselage . Create separate containers for Surfaces. Under these Geometrical Sets. create sub-sets for separating the Wireframes. Fuselage . Wireframe and Operations. Student Notes: E C B A D A. • Scan the model to understand the methodology and sequence of operations used to build the surfaces. Wings E. Study the Surface.C D. known as the design intent. Tail Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . • Create individual Geometrical Set for each part of the Aircraft. Fuselage .A B.V5 Surfaces Design Intent Each case study contains a set of model requirements. by the end of this lesson you should be able to: Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design Workbench. • Study the model along with the nomenclature given to different surfaces in the specification tree. However. Wireframes and Operations for different parts of the Aircraft..

Create Geometrical Sets. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Group the features. 4. Access the Generative Shape Design workbench Scan the model for better understanding of the modeling sequence. 3.V5 Surfaces Stages in the Process The following steps are to be used to perform the case study: 1. 2.

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and solid geometry form an integrated set of modeling capabilities that enable you to fully capture the design intent. Wireframe. The shape design process will be discussed later. surface. but for now it is important to consider two key points: A.V5 Surfaces Introduction to Surface Design Wireframe and surface geometry is often needed to define models with complex shapes. Surface geometry may need to be integrated into the solid model to fully capture its design intent. Wireframe and surface geometry is used to define complex 3D shapes. B. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Wireframe Geometry Surface Geometry Solid Geometry Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

Generative shape design is perfect for designing surfaces of plastic parts or shells.V5 Surfaces The Generative Shape Design Workbench (1/3) Easy to Use CATIA .Generative shape design can be used by novices (due to ease of use) or by advanced shape designers who are looking for a complete surfacing tool (due to a wide functional set). you can check and heal them with CATIA. You can then modify and add other surfaces using the powerful wireframe and surface creation tools Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Student Notes: The design parts can then be manufactured using surface machining program in the CATIA 3-Axis Machining MO2 (SMG) product. After importing surfaces. Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . The specification capture is completely transparent. it would seem as though the user was designing explicit shapes.

Heal Added flexibility is provided by associative transformation features such as Symmetry.V5 Surfaces The Generative Shape Design Workbench (2/3) From Preliminary to Detailed Design CATIA . These tools give you the flexibility to make quick changes needed in preliminary design work and the accuracy needed for the final detailed design. and Translation. Trim. Tools can be used to build: • Wireframe elements such as points. planes.Generative Shape Design provides a comprehensive set of tools for shape design. • Standard and advanced surface creation features such as Extrude. • Transition features such as Fillets. • Operation tools like Join. Scaling. Sweep. and Extrapolate. Revolve. and Fill. and curves. Split. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

Efficiency in design modification Several Generative Shape Design features help in efficient management of design modifications. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Student Notes: Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . a datum curve or skin used in one feature can be quickly replaced without redefining its children. you can control the propagation of modifications. You can reuse an existing surface and link it to other models to support concurrent engineering. When designing in context.V5 Surfaces The Generative Shape Design Workbench (3/3) Relational Design Wireframe and surface elements can be designed in the context of a part or an assembly. A set of features can also be isolated as a single feature (with no history) to facilitate design comprehension and accelerate design changes. For example.

Student Notes: 1A 2. B. Use Start menu > Shape > Generative Shape Design Or. select the workbench icon to see the list of favorite workbenches. Access the Generative Surface Design workbench in one of the two ways: A. click OK to open the Generative Shape Design Workbench. In a New Part panel. 2 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .V5 Surfaces Accessing the Generative Surface Design Workbench 1.

Shape design tools G. Ordered Geometric set and Body C. Status Bar Student Notes: D A B F E F C Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES H G Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Workbench icon E. Sketcher access F. Containers like Geometrical set. Standard Tools toolbar D. Command Bar/Power Input H. The specification tree B.V5 Surfaces Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (1/5) The Generative Shape Design workbench consists of: A.

From Insert Menu. Using the Toolbars.V5 Surfaces Generative Shape Design workbench User Interface (2/5) The various tools can be accessed in the following ways: A. Using the stacking of commands capability. B. (The toolbars for Generative Shape Design workbench are located on the right side in the CATIA window). (This capability helps to create support geometry for a Feature without having to close that Feature’s creation process dialogue box) Student Notes: A B C Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . C.

V5 Surfaces Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (3/5) The following is a list of tools available in the Wireframe toolbar: A. a. e. Spline Helix Spiral Spine Isoparametric Curve a b c d a b c D. c. d. Curves a. b. d. d. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Projection-Combine Projection Combine Reflectline D F a b c a b G H F. Circle . Offset 2D 3D Parallel Curve 3D Curve Offset a b c d a b c d e Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . a. c. b.Axis Line Axis Polyline H. c. b. b. Student Notes: Points Point Point and Planes Repetition Extremum Extremum Polar G. c. a. b. b. Circle Corner Connect Curve Conic A B A B C D E F G H B. Line . a. c.Conic a.

b. a. Student Notes: Extrude . b. OffsetVar Offset Variable Offset Rough Offset B a b c d D.Revolution Extrude Revolution Sphere Cylinder A A B C D E F B. b. c. d. Sweeps Sweep Adaptive Sweep C a b c Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES a b Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . a.V5 Surfaces Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (4/5) The following is a list of tools available in the Surfaces toolbar: A. a. c.

E a b c d e f Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . c. c. a. a. b. Trim .V5 Surfaces Generative Shape Design Workbench User Interface (5/5) The following is a list of tools available in the Operations toolbar: A. e. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Fillets Shape Fillet Edge Fillet Variable Fillet Face-Face Fillet TriTangent Fillet b.Split Split Trim D. Student Notes: Join . b. a) b) c) d) e) f) Transformations Translate Rotate Symmetry Scaling Affinity Axis to Axis a b c d e a b A A B C D E F B B.Healing Join Healing Curve Smooth Disassemble F. a. d. c. Extracts Boundary Extracts Multiple Extracts C D a b c a b c d e E. d. a. b.

D Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . A Geometrical Set is the default container for wireframe and surfacic elements. C. This is a Non-Linear set. except for the wireframe and surfacic elements. Student Notes: A B C D. An Ordered Geometrical Set is a Linear Geometrical set in which the sequence of creation is important. B. Its behavior is equivalent to Bodies. there is flexibility to reorder the features without affecting the final result. A PartBody and a Body contain solids with their history of creation. A Part is a combination of a PartBody. In a geometrical set. Geometrical sets and Ordered Geometrical sets.V5 Surfaces Surface Design Workbench Terminology A.

Student Notes: Imagine & Shape Physical Prototype External Systems Multi-CAD Model Quick Surface Reconstruction Generative Shape Design (GSD) Simple conceptual modeling Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Sketch Tracer Freestyle Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .V5 Surfaces Surface Design Workbench General Process (1/2) Generative Shape Design (GSD) plays an important role in the process of Forward and Reverse Engineering in a product design cycle.

Create a part body. Access the Part Design workbench. 4 3 7 Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 5 6 Step 1: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Trim and join the body surfaces. Create the surface geometry. Create the wireframe geometry.V5 Surfaces Surface Design Workbench General Process (2/2) Use the following general steps when creating a surface based feature: Student Notes: 1 2 Access the Generative Surface Design workbench. Modify geometry as needed.

V5 Surfaces Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree In this section. you will learn in detail about tools to manage features in GSD workbench. Student Notes: Use the following steps to get introduced to Surface Design 1. Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Introduction to Generative Shape Design 2.

Geometrical Sets Ordered Geometrical Sets Hybrid Design Student Notes: B. The following tools are available: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . A good.V5 Surfaces Managing Features and Geometrical sets As you begin to build complex geometries. An organized model has the following advantages: A. It is easier to reorder and replace features Problem solving becomes easier as the root cause of the problem can be easily identified. structured model with logical grouping of geometries gives a better understanding of the design process. They help to reduce the size of the Specification tree and help to organize it when it becomes too complex. This helps the designers to easily interpret the steps carried to design the model. D. All related geometries are clubbed together in groups or sets (like files stored in a folder on your computer directory). C. management of your model becomes important.

GS enable to gather various features in a same set or sub-sets and organize the specification tree. You can put any surfacic element you wish in the geometrical set and they need not be in a structured logical way. one GS can be dedicated to contain only wireframes while the other can contain surfaces. Multiple Geometrical Sets can be added to a model to contain a genre of surfacic elements. In a geometrical set. Student Notes: B. the features are not displayed according to the update logical order.V5 Surfaces Geometrical Sets A Geometrical set (GS) is the default container for wireframe and surfaces elements. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . It just “contains” features. A. C. For example. The order of these elements is not important as their access and their visualization is managed independently without any rule.

Reorder. A Student Notes: Following are the some of the commonly used feature management tools: A. You can move. Change Geometrical Set AutoSort Reorder Children Create Group B C D Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . B. D.V5 Surfaces Managing Geometrical Sets (1/3) You can manipulate the contents of a Geometrical Sets using feature management tools to suit the feature classifications in the specification tree. sort etc. the features in the Geometrical Set to attain the specific needs of the model. C. scan.

Edit > Object > Change Geometrical Set Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Edit > Object > Reorder Children. Student Notes: Change Geometrical Set You can move a feature from one Geometrical Set to another along with its parents using this tool. you can move the features in a Geometrical set to another location within the geometrical set without modifying the geometry.V5 Surfaces Managing Geometrical Sets (2/3) Reorder Children Using the reordering tool.

one feature at a time. This tool is used to review how models made by others where created.V5 Surfaces Managing Geometrical Sets (3/3) Model Scan Model scan helps you to review the creation of a model. right click on the feature and select Parent/Children option from using the contextual menu. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . To use the Parent/Child tool. click Edit > Scan or Define in Work Object Student Notes: Parent/Child The parent/child tool displays all parents and children of a selected feature. This tool is useful to help determine what relationships exist in a model. To use the Model scan.

you cannot place a child feature before its parent feature Features can be scanned and can be set as current (Define In Work Object) allowing you to see the way the model was created. i.1 are neither visible nor selectable.1 is the current feature. Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . It is equivalent to Bodies in Part Design except that it contains wireframe and surfaces elements. Unlike GS an OGS checks the linearity of features. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Student Notes: Join.V5 Surfaces Ordered Geometrical sets An Ordered Geometrical Set (OGS) is a Geometrical Set in which the update order is taken into account to order the features. When a feature step of the design creation is chosen as current.e. then the features located after it are neither accessible nor visible. All the features after join.

1 2 Geometrical Sets (GS) Ordered Geometrical Sets (OGS) Student Notes: Elements in this set can be shuffled irrespective Elements in this set maintain the linearity with of their sequence of creation. Geometrical Sets cannot be converted to Ordered geometrical sets. Features in this set cannot be set as “in work object” Maintains better flexibility.V5 Surfaces Geometrical Set Vs Ordered Geometrical Set Sr. Maintains better linearity for design flow understanding. Hence an element can be used & reused at different levels. The parent element in this set is not absorbed after any operation. The parent in this set is absorbed after performing an operation and cannot be reused again. respect to their order of creation. Ordered Geometrical Sets cannot be grouped. Any feature in this set can be set as “in work object” and the features located after it are neither accessible nor visible. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES When you want to design a model using the existing surfaces use Geometrical Sets Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Ordered Geometrical sets can be converted to Geometrical sets. No. Two or more Geometrical sets can be grouped to form a “Grouped Geometrical Set”. 3 4 5 6 It is recommended to use Ordered Geometrical Sets when you want to maintain linearity in your model.

V5 Surfaces Hybrid Design Hybrid Design provides you with high degree of flexibility when structuring your design. Student Notes: GSD features available in part design stacking commands Hybrid: Wireframe/surface features integration in update cycle of the body: Better understanding of the part Useful when the design is a close mix of both solids and surfaces Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Non Hybrid: allows you to sort out more efficiently what is solid and what is not: Useful when the surfaces and wireframe are a preliminary design to the solid but are not integrated to the solid conception Allows a better manipulation (hide/show .) on all that is not solid with a smaller number of clicks Step 2: Managing Features in Specification Tree Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES ...

you will learn to manage features in the specification tree. You will learn to scan the model to understand the sequence of operation used in modeling the part. You will learn to arrange. Detailed instruction for this exercise is provided. By the end of this exercise you will be able to: Scan the Geometrical sets Reorder the features in a modeling sequence Grouping of features in to different geometrical sets Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Create a ‘Group’ of Geometrical sets.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A Recap Exercise 15 min Student Notes: In this exercise. Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . reorder and group the features in specification tree according to your design requirement.

Select Display Graph Icon. Browse to Ex1A_start. a. Click File > Open. 2c 2d Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . b. Open the part. The widow shows the tree with logical sequence of the features. Select Update from the pull-down menu. b. c. This file contains the surface and wireframe features in a Geometrical set. Scan the Geometrical set. A Scan graph window is displayed.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A (1/4) 1.CATPart. Open an existing part file. d. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2b Click Edit > Scan or Define in Work Object Scan toolbar is displayed. The features are not in sequence of creation. You will study the model to understand its sequence of modeling. Student Notes: 1a 2a 2. You can navigate through the structure of your part using navigation buttons. Select Open. c. a.

Select OK 5b Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . To create first Geometrical set. Create a two sub-sets in to the Geometrical set ‘Construction Surfaces’. Second Geometrical set as ‘ Final Part’. Name first Geometrical set as ‘Construction Surfaces’.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A (2/4) 3. Select ‘Part’ (Arm Rest) as Father. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES a. Click Insert > Geometrical set. Select OK Student Notes: 3b 3c 3d 4. d. Click Insert > Geometrical set. a. c. Similarly create two Geometrical sets with father node as ‘Arm Rest’. To create a new Geometrical set. c. b. Name the first Geometrical set as ‘Top’ and second Geometrical set as ‘Bottom’. b. Create a Geometrical set to form a logical feature organizational structure. Select ‘Construction Surfaces’ as Father. 4 d. Name the Geometrical set as ‘Wireframe’. 5c 5d 5.

V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A (3/4) 6. you will be relocating features according to the name the feature has been provided. Move features whose name ends with CSB in to ‘Bottom’ Geometrical set. For clarity. b. Move features whose name ends with FINAL in to ‘Final Part’ Geometrical set. Move features whose name ends with CST in to ‘Top’ Geometrical set. Click Selected Objects >Change Geometrical set… In Change Geometrical set dialog box. In the contextual menu. a. Click OK Student Notes: 6a 6b c. Select all the features whose name ends with WF in to ‘Wireframe’ Geometrical set. 6d Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Relocate features in to appropriate Geometrical sets. specify Designation as ‘Wireframe’. d. 6c Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Repeat the operation to move other features into respective Geometrical sets as specified. Press <Ctrl> for multiple selection. Right mouse click on the select the features.

Select the ‘Wireframe’ Geometrical set Right mouse click on the selection Click Wireframe Objects >Create Group Selects the features to be Grouped Click OK Student Notes: 7a 7c 7d Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 7e Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . d. b. a. e. c. Create a Group Group the features –Parting Line WF and Side Contour WF from ‘ Wireframe’ Geometrical set.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A (4/4) 7.

Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Exercise 1A Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .V5 Surfaces Exercise 1A: Recap Scan the Geometrical sets Reorder the features in a modeling sequence Grouping of features in to different geometrical sets Create a ‘Group’ of Geometrical sets.

you will observe the basic difference in characteristics of Geometrical set (GS) and Ordered Geometrical set (OGS).V5 Surfaces Exercise 1B Recap Exercise 15 min Student Notes: In this exercise. High level instruction for this exercise is provided. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Exercise 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . You will also observe the characteristics of GS and OGS in hybrid design environment. By the end of this exercise you will be able to: Understand behavior of OGS and GS when implied with reorder command. Understand Parent/child structure under Hybrid design environment.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Exercise 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Open the part.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1B (1/4) 1. This file contains the surface and wireframe features in different geometrical set and Ordered geometrical set. Open an existing part file. a.CATPart Student Notes: 1a 2. Reorder the Ordered Geometrical set. as the features are arranged in the order of their creation. You will study the model to understand its sequence of modeling. 3. Browse and open the part : Exercise_1B_start. Scan the Ordered Geometrical set. The Ordered Geometrical set do not allow you to reorder the features.

V5 Surfaces Exercise 1B (2/4) 4. Student Notes: 5. Hence the parents can not be reused nor seen in the hide mode.1 or split. In Ordered geometrical set (OGS). You can reuse the parents available in No show to perform another operation. the parents are consumed by the operation. the features were created. Here in the geometrical set ‘Intermediate surfaces’ you can reuse the parent surfaces of split. Reorder the Geometrical set.2 features. This is because geometrical set do not arrange the feature in the order of their creation. You can reorder the features in geometrical set. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Reuse the parents in Geometrical set and Ordered Geometrical set. Thus allows the OGS to maintain the sequence of operation. Here in the model the parents of the feature in the OGS are consumed by the operation and not seen in the hide mode Parents get hidden after each operation Parents get consumed after each operation Exercise 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .2 to create new feature which is not associated with the split. In geometrical set the parents get hidden when a new operation is performed.1 or split.

Insert a new Geometrical set. you an create surfacic and wireframe features inside a part body.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1B (3/4) 4. 2. Try to insert the geometrical set inside the part-body. Observations 1. Under Hybrid mode. This is possible because Hybrid mode has been allowed to this part at its creation. You will not be allowed. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Exercise 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Try to insert a Ordered geometrical set inside the partbody. You will be allowed.

Understand Parent/child structure under Hybrid design environment.V5 Surfaces Exercise 1B: Recap Understand behavior of OGS and GS when implied with reorder command. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Exercise 1B Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

Wireframes and Operations for different parts of the Aircraft. Create separate containers for Surfaces. Get familiar with the user interface. thus minimizing the tree length. Study the Surface.V5 Surfaces Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design 30 min Student Notes: In this exercise. create the model without detailed instruction. Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design Workbench. Finally Group the features from each Geometrical Set ( which are often referred in the model ). Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES .. you will practice feature management in the specification tree and see how to reorganize the specification tree when it becomes too complex or too long. Using the techniques you have learned in this lesson and previous exercises. Wireframe and Operations.

Scan the model to understand the modeling sequence. Relocate the features according to the name the feature has been provided. Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design Workbench.V5 Surfaces Do It Yourself : Introduction to Generative Shape Design 1. Fuselage . Under the Geometrical Sets. Create individual Geometrical Set for each part of the Aircraft. a. Study the model according to the sequence of its operations used to build the surface. Fuselage . b. Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . create sub-sets for separating the Wireframes. A.A B.B C. Fuselage . Operations and Surfaces (as shown in the Specification tree ). Create separate containers for different parts of the Aircraft.CATPart Student Notes: E 2. Wings E. Tail Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES b. a. Observe the nomenclature given to each feature C B A D 3. a.C D. Browse through the files and open the model Case_Study_Air_Craft_Start.

By this the unwanted surface are not seen in the Specification tree and the tree length gets reduced. a. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Group the features.V5 Surfaces Do It Yourself : Introduction to Generative Shape Design 4. Create a group of the features which are often referred during modeling process.

Create separate containers for Surfaces. Get familiar with the user interface. Wireframe and Operations..V5 Surfaces Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Recap Open the given part consisting of the ‘Air Craft’ model in the Generative Shape Design Workbench. Study the Surface. thus minimizing the tree length. Student Notes: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES Case Study: Introduction to Generative Shape Design Recap Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES . Finally Group the features from each Geometrical Set ( which are often referred in the model ). Wireframes and Operations for different parts of the Aircraft.