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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Drawing Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Pull-down Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Drafting Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Views and Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dimensions and Annotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Drawing tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bottom Toolbar Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Top Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Graphic properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Drafting Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Starting a New Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Creating Views from a Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Orientation Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Projection View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Isometric View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Advanced Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Local Axis System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Unfolded View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Extracted View from 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Auxiliary View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Section Views and Section Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Detail Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Clipping Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Broken View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Breakout View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Configuration of Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Modifying Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Sheet Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Page Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

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Modifying Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 View Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 View positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Locating Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 View Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Restore Deleted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Updating Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Show/NoShow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Callout properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Callout Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Unbreak and Unclip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Modifying Projection Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Dimensioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Creating Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Length/distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 General dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Dimensions with Intersection points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Chamfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Thread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Coordinate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Hole dimension table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Coordinate dimension table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Chained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Cumulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Stacked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Fillet Radius Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Dimensions for curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Setup Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Modifying Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Top Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Pull Down Menu Tools, Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Geometrical Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Interruptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Generating Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

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Annotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Creating Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Modifying Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Top Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Adding a Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Orientation Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Positional Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Attribute link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Replicate Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Query Object Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Isolate Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Element Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Creating Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Balloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Roughness Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Welding Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Weld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Markup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Center lines and Axis lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Area Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Modifying an Area Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Top Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Graphical properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Creating an isometric view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Creating a view from a scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Generate balloons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Bill of Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Other views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Properties of a part in an assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Overload properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Cut, Copy and Paste views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Views of parts of an assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 View Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 2D Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Creating a view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Drawing tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 View plane definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Multiple view projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 2D Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

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broken. auxiliary and section cut views Dimensioning and marking up view geometry Creating text Using symbols. details and patterns in a drawing Creating and modifying basic geometry Using folding lines and multi-view projections to create view geometry Creating and using backgrounds © Wichita State University Introduction. Page 1 .CATIA Drafting Introduction CATIA Version 5 Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Upon completion of this course the student should have a full understanding of the following topics: Creating drawings Creating views Modifying views Creating detail.

The course will also show how you can create a multiple sheet drawing of an assembly as well as the detail drawings of the individual parts. The drafting workbench includes a variety of icons that allow for the creation of these drawings.CATIA Drafting Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Currently. This will include all annotations and dimensions that are necessary to finish a completed drawing. At any point it will be necessary to create drawings for technical publications and handbooks. it is necessary for designers to create paper drawings and layouts of their parts and assemblies. This will complete a basic cycle of events from designing your own parts and creating a multiple view drawing. Introduction. There are some tools for generating 2D geometry independent of a 3D model but it is not a common occurrence in most cases. It is normally considered that the workflow should be from 3D to 2D. Unfortunately the industry still requires and depends heavily on paper drawings. In the future that may be the case but until then this is an extremely important aspect of your V5 knowledge. There has been much discussion on “paper-less” environments where the end users would just pull up the design on the computer and analyze the areas of interest. You should already have a good understanding of Part Design upon starting this course. Page 2 ©Wichita State University . This class will also explore the options available to export pictures from CATIA to wordprocessors that then could be used to create technical documents or even web documents. This course will cover the steps necessary to create multiple view drawings and detail sheets of parts and assemblies.

Each view created in a drawing is represented in the specification tree under the sheet the view belongs to. The current sheet is shown in each drawing. A B C Each sheet created in a drawing is represented in the specification tree. It is possible to create many different sizes of sheets. Page 3 . D © Wichita State University Introduction. It is possible to hide or show the view axis.CATIA Drafting Drawing Screen CATIA® V5R14 This is how the drawing screen looks with two sheets and one empty view. Each view created has a view axis that represents the orientation of the current view. Notice that this screen looks a little different than the Part Design screen. Normally when starting a new drawing you will only have one sheet and no views. The different sheets are represented along the top with tabs and you can change the current sheet by selecting the appropriate tab.

Introduction. You can also insert a background view and apply this to just the current sheet or to all of the sheets. Page 4 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Pull-down Menus CATIA® V5R14 File Page Setup You can change the Standard that you want to use and based on that standard you can change the Sheet Style.

CATIA Drafting Edit CATIA® V5R14 Find Auto Search Background Finds text Allows you to select a portion of a profile and it will go ahead and select the contiguous elements Allows for the creation of title blocks and frames © Wichita State University Introduction. Page 5 .

CATIA Drafting View CATIA® V5R14 Drawing Overview Gives an overview window of the drawing. allowing you to zoom in on an area of the geometry Introduction. Page 6 ©Wichita State University .

bmp. arrows and area fills Creates geometric elements Modifies geometric elements Inserts a picture (jpeg. etc.CATIA Drafting Insert CATIA® V5R14 Views Drawing Dimensioning Generation Annotations Dress Up Geometry creation Geometry modification Picture Inserts various types of views Inserts drawing elements such as sheets Creates dimensions Generates dimensions from constraints Creates annotations Inserts additional features such as thread notation. Page 7 . tiff.) © Wichita State University Introduction.

Page 8 ©Wichita State University .5 D) Dimension generation Import a generative view style Reset All Defaults Import External Format Used to project geometry to different views Analysis and filters for generating dimensions from constraints Imports a view style Resets the defaults Allows you to import an external file such as a dwg. dxf or cgm Introduction.CATIA Drafting Tools CATIA® V5R14 Positioning Positions elements and dimensions Analyze Analyzes your dimensions Multi View (2.

CATIA Drafting Drafting Workbench Views and Sheets Changes workbenches Selects geometry Free rotation CATIA® V5R14 Creates a clipping view Creates a clipping view using a profile Creates a broken view Creates a front view Creates a breakout view Creates an unfolded view View creation wizard Extracts a view created in 3D Creates a projection view Creates an auxiliary view Creates an isometric view Creates an advanced front view Creates an offset section view Creates an aligned section view Creates an offset section cut Creates an aligned section cut Creates a detail view Creates a detail view using a profile Quick detail view Quick detail view using a profile Creates a view configuration based on front. Page 9 . bottom and right Creates a view configuration based on all views Creates a new sheet Creates a new detail sheet Creates a new view Instantiate a 2D component © Wichita State University Introduction. top and left Creates a view configuration based on front.

Page 10 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Dimensions and Annotations Creates a dimension Creates chained dimensions Creates cumulated dimensions Creates stacked dimensions Creates length/distance dimensions Creates angle dimensions Creates text CATIA® V5R14 Creates text with leader Replicates text Creates a balloon Creates a datum target Text template placement Creates a roughness symbol Creates radius dimensions Creates a welding symbol Creates diameter dimensions Creates a weld Creates chamfer dimensions Creates a table Creates thread dimensions Imports a table from a CSV file Creates coordinate dimensions Creates center lines Hole dimension table Coordinate dimension table Re-route dimension Creates interruptions Removes interruptions Creates a datum feature Creates geometrical tolerances Generates dimensions from 3D Generates dimensions from 3D step by step Generates balloons Creates center lines with reference Creates threads Creates threads with reference Creates an axis lines Creates axis lines and center lines Creates an area fill Creates arrows Introduction.

CATIA Drafting Drawing tools Creates a point Creates a point using coordinates Creates equidistant points Creates an intersection point Creates a projected point Creates a line Creates an unlimited line Creates a bitangent line Creates a bisect line Creates a line normal to a curve Creates a circle Creates a circle through 3 points Creates a circle using coordinates Creates a circle tangent to 3 elements Creates an arc Creates an arc through 3 points Creates an arc through 3 points using limits Creates an ellipse Creates a user-defined profile Creates a rectangle CATIA® V5R14 Creates an oriented rectangle Creates a parallelogram Creates a hexagon Creates an elongated slot Creates an elongated curved slot Creates a keyhole Creates a centered rectangle Creates a centered parallelogram Creates a spline Creates a connect curve Creates a parabola Creates a hyperbola Creates a conic Creates rounded corners Chamfers elements Trims elements Breaks elements Quick trim Closes elements Generates the complement of an element © Wichita State University Introduction. Page 11 .

Page 12 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Drawing Tools Continued Mirrors elements Symmetries elements Translates elements Rotates elements Scales elements Offsets elements Geometrical constraint Constraint by dialog Contact constraint CATIA® V5R14 Introduction.

CATIA Drafting Additional options CATIA® V5R14 These options are available if you add these toolbars using the pull down menu View. Page 13 . Creates projected geometry in the current view using 2 other views Modifies the 3D definition of the view plane Shows geometry in all viewpoints Analyses the dimensions positioning Positions elements such as views and annotations Aligns dimensions between each other or relative to geometry Aligns a system of dimensions Positions dimensions Positions and orients objects © Wichita State University Introduction. Toolbars.

CATIA Drafting Bottom Toolbar Changes Tools Toolbar CATIA® V5R14 Alternatively displays or hides sketcher grid Activates the snap to grid option Activates analysis display mode Shows 2D constraints in active view Creates 2D constraints detected in current view Applies a visual filter on generated elements Allows for selection of dimension systems Introduction. Page 14 ©Wichita State University .

Page 15 .CATIA Drafting Top Toolbar CATIA® V5R14 Changes the current style for graphic properties Text Changes the current font Changes the size of the font Toggles the bold style for text Toggles the italics style for text Toggles the underline style for text Toggles the strike thru style for text Toggles the overline style for text Toggles the superscript style for text Toggles the subscript style for text Changes the paragraph style to left justification Sets the anchor point position for text Sets up a frame around the text Insert a symbol into some text Changes the paragraph style to center justification Changes the paragraph style to right justification © Wichita State University Introduction.

CATIA Drafting Dimension Dimension lines set to normal Dimension lines set to be extended Dimension lines set to use a leader with one part Dimension lines set to use a leader with two parts Changes the current tolerance style Changes the tolerance Changes the current numerical style Changes the precision Graphic properties Changes the color Changes the thickness Changes the linetype Changes point symbol Changes the current layer Copies the properties of the currently selected object Change a pattern currently used in the drawing CATIA® V5R14 Introduction. Page 16 ©Wichita State University .

The first way is to start a model the same way that you created a document in other classes. This will allow you to create a new type of document called a CATDrawing. The first method will be discussed now. Another way is to be in a document such as a part or assembly and then change to the Drafting workbench. Select the new icon in the bottom toolbar. © Wichita State University Drafting Basics. Select Drawing. Page 17 . This is useful if you want to just start a new drawing and begin modeling in 2D. with pull down menu File or using the equivalent icon in the bottom toolbar. or product. The document that is created depends on the selection you make: either an analysis. part. There are a couple different ways to start a CATIA Drawing. drawing. This allows you to create a new document.CATIA Drafting Drafting Basics Starting a New Drawing CATIA® V5R14 This will cover the necessary steps to create and modify a CATIA Drawing.

Sheet Style to be A ANSI and the orientation to be Landscape.S. This will open the New Drawing window. Page 18 ©Wichita State University . whether it is Portrait or Landscape. Defines the size of the sheet. The new drawing is started and formatted according to the settings you specified in the New Drawing window. In addition to those options you have a J U. Select OK. ANSI. The Width and Height will be specified in the corresponding locations. ISO and JIS. Standard Sheet Style You have several standards to choose from the most common ones being ASME. This is used to determine the drawing’s standard. sheet style and orientation. Drafting Basics. Orientation Set the Standard to be ASME.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select OK. Defines the orientation. in terms of ASME you have A through F sizes along with Letter and Legal. Standard.

The sheet is formatted to the setting determined for the whole drawing. © Wichita State University Drafting Basics. but for now you will use only one. the name of the sheet.1. the scale for the sheet. The Properties window appears. it contains only one sheet.1 and select Properties. Later you will use multiple sheets. the format of the sheet and the projection method to be used when creating views.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 When you first start a new drawing. Page 19 . You can set some properties for each sheet. Using the third mouse button select on Sheet. such as. called Sheet. You can also specify how the views will be positioned and define a print area.

but you cannot change the standard of the sheet. The name has been changed to Drafting Sheet 1.2 from the specification tree and press the Delete key on the keyboard. You can also change the scale and the format of the sheet here if you want.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Change the name to be Drafting Sheet 1 but do not press Enter. Select OK. The Generative views positioning mode changes where the axis of the drawing will be. You can switch between the two sheets using the tabs at the top of the drawing or by double selecting on the sheet name in the specification tree. This closes the Properties window and returns you to the drawing. This lets you know that the deletion cannot be undone. Select the new sheet icon. Close this document. Print Area deals with exact area of the drawing that you wish to print. A Confirm Sheet Delete window appears. The new sheet uses the same scale as the first sheet. Select OK. which determines if it should use first angle or third angle projection when creating views. Page 20 ©Wichita State University . You will now create a new drawing using an alternate method. The sheet is deleted. Select Sheet. The sheet is the same size as the first sheet. Drafting Basics. You can change the Projection Method. CATIA V5 allows you to add sheets to the drawing and also delete them. You will now delete the sheet you just created. A new sheet is created and added to your drawing. Sometimes more than one sheet is needed to contain the entire drawing.

or you can choose one of the automatic layouts. Choose the empty sheet option and select OK. pictures are shown below with the result of each one. Page 21 . You will now enter the Drafting workbench. top and left. but they do not fit on the sheet. You now have the option of choosing an empty sheet. You can change workbenches by using the pull down menu Start or by using the change workbench icon. front. This is the all views option. © Wichita State University Drafting Basics. The four options are empty sheet. You can change those settings by using the Modify button and this will open the New Drawing window that you saw earlier. or front. Notice that all the views are generated and appear in the drawing. similar to what you did when you created a new drawing earlier. all views. You will learn more about views later in this course. This will create a drawing just like before with one sheet that is empty. Notice that this is a part that has already been created. Notice that the standard. A New Drawing Creation window appears. bottom and right. For purposes of understanding the other three layouts. Change to the Drafting workbench. format. orientation and scale are all set to what you used last time.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Open the Pawl Hook document.

CATIA® V5R14 This is the front. bottom and right option. Drafting Basics. Page 22 ©Wichita State University . top and left option. You can play around using the various options and then close all documents when you are finished.CATIA Drafting This is the front.

You will be creating views for this part. Page 23 . You do not want any views in the initial drawing. Change your window configuration to be Tile Horizontally. Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. D ANSI Sheet Style and Landscape orientation. You can always assume ASME Standard and Landscape orientation for all exercises unless otherwise specified. This section is designed to cover all of the various types of views that can be created. Initially you will be starting a new drawing with an empty sheet. © Wichita State University Creating Views. the settings should be ASME Standard.CATIA Drafting Creating Views from a Part CATIA® V5R14 There are many types of views that can be created in CATIA Drafting. you can either begin a drawing with an empty sheet or with a configuration of views. Before you begin. Tile Horizontally. As discussed earlier you can create a drawing in one of two ways. You should notice that this is a part. make sure that you do not have any other windows open in CATIA. You can do this by using the pull down menu Window. Open the Views document.

and create the front view. Once the view is oriented the way you want it then you can either select on the center dot or select outside the blue circle to create the view. This will allow you to define a plane from a 3D object Select the plane shown below from the part. This circle allows you to orient your view before actually creating it. Page 24 ©Wichita State University . You can create a front view by defining the 3D object that you want to use and defining the plane that should be used to define the view. Select the front view icon. You are going to investigate the various options that you have available for orienting the view. Creating Views. This will define the plane that you want to use for the front view. Notice that the part appears in the drawing window and you have a blue orientation circle in the upper right-hand corner of your window.CATIA Drafting Front View CATIA® V5R14 The first view created is normally the front view. The diagram shown below should appear in your drawing window.

The diagrams below show what your part should look like after each selection. The two curved arrows will rotate your part within this plane either clockwise or counterclockwise. Select the right arrow until you turn it all the way around back to the original orientation. The same goes for the up and down arrows but it rotates your part in the other direction. Page 25 . it defaults at 30 degrees but it can be edited as well.CATIA Drafting Orientation Circle CATIA® V5R14 You can select on the right or left arrows to rotate your part inside the view to give you a different plane in which to create your front view. This will rotate the part 90 degrees with each selection. You can also use the green knob to rotate your part around by selecting it and dragging it around the circle. You should have to select the up arrow four times. The diagrams below show what your part should look like after each selection. The amount that it rotates defaults to 30 degrees but you can edit the angle. Select the up arrow until you turn it all the way around back to the original orientation. You should have to select the right arrow four times. © Wichita State University Creating Views.

You can change the settings for how the green knob works by using the third mouse button. Notice that it rotated the part 30 degrees each time. Change the Rotating angle to 45 degrees and select OK. Page 26 ©Wichita State University . You can also use the green knob to rotate your part. You can modify that by selecting the third mouse button while on the curved arrow and choose the Edit Angle option. Select the left curved arrow two times. This should turn your part back to its original orientation. The diagrams below show what your part should look like after each selection. The Angle window should appear. You should notice the green knob now turning around the circle as well as the part turning. Using the third mouse button select on the right curved arrow and choose the Edit Angle option. Now when you select on the curved arrows they will rotate the part 45 degrees instead of 30 degrees. drag it around the circle.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the right curved arrow three times. This also defaults to 30 degree increments. You have to be very careful when trying to select the green knob because if you select off of it and outside the blue circle the view will be created automatically. All you have to do is select the green knob and while holding the button down. You are now going to change the angle of your part to be at 90 degrees. Creating Views.

Make sure you are on the green knob when you press the button. Free hand rotation Incremental hand rotation Set increment Allows you to rotate the part at any angle Allows you to rotate the part at a given increment Sets the amount of the increment for Incremental hand rotation Set current angle to Allows you to specify an angle that you want to rotate the part Select the Set current angle to option and choose 90 deg from the menu. This will give you the following options. You are now ready to create the actual view since you have it oriented the way you want. This rotates your part to be at 90 degrees. Page 27 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the third mouse button select on the green knob. © Wichita State University Creating Views.

Creating Views. You will now look at the properties of the view. Maximize your drawing window. The front view is created and should appear similar to the diagram shown below. This will allow you more room to work. Page 28 ©Wichita State University . The green signifies that it is the view that is getting ready to be created. of the view changed from green to red. dashed box.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select on the center dot or select outside the blue circle. Notice that the frame. The red signifies that the view is the active view.

this also signifies that it is the active view. Visualization and Behavior Display view frame Lock View Visual Clipping Scale and Orientation Angle Scale Dressup Sets the orientation angle of the view Sets the scale of the view All options toggle if you want to see those elements in the view or not and how those elements will be displayed Toggles the display of the view frame Locks the settings so they can not be changed Allows you to display just a portion of the view © Wichita State University Creating Views.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the third mouse button select the Front view from the specification tree and choose Properties. Page 29 . Notice that it is underlined.

Page 30 ©Wichita State University . Select Close. Creating Views. Exact is all of the geometry. Options View generation mode Generative view style You will work more with the properties as you develop more views. CGR is the external appearance of the object and Raster is an image Defines the style that was used to generate this view. You are now ready to create some more views. This will return you to the drawing. this option is only available if you have turned off the Prevent generative view style creation option under pull down menu Tools.CATIA Drafting View Name CATIA® V5R14 Allows you to specify a name for the view or the 2D component when valid Generation Mode Only generate parts larger than Enable occlusion culling Specifies the minimum size a part can be and still be generated Allows you to turn on occlusion culling which will only load the parts that are used in that view instead of loading all of them Changes how the view is generated.

The view that gets created depends on where you select. You should have seen a preview of the part before you selected. If you select to the left of the view then you get the left view.CATIA Drafting Projection View CATIA® V5R14 This view is created by using an existing view. A closer look at the view is shown below. The blue frame means that it is not the active view. Projection views are created orthogonally to the active view. You can now position the cursor and select the view that you want to create. Position the cursor to the left of the front view and select. and then selecting a position for the view. usually the front view. © Wichita State University Creating Views. Select the projection view icon. Your drawing should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It is located under the front view icon. Page 31 .

should appear similar to the diagram shown below. CATIA® V5R14 Your drawing A closer look at the view is shown below. The default setting is for the views to align with each other. You can move the views around within the sheet. drag the view with the mouse.CATIA Drafting Select the projection view icon again and create the top view. all the other views will move with it. Creating Views. You move the view by selecting on the frame of the view with the first mouse button and while holding the button down. Page 32 ©Wichita State University . You will learn how to make the views not align later in this course. If you move the front view around. Therefore you can only move the left view right and left and you can only move the top view up or down.

© Wichita State University Creating Views.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Move the views around so that it appears similar to the diagram shown below. Page 33 .

Select outside the blue circle to create the view.CATIA Drafting Isometric View CATIA® V5R14 To create an isometric view you orient your part in Part Design the way you want it and then using the appropriate icon you select the body and the isometric view is generated. Note: only the view is shown below. The preview of the isometric view appears in your drawing. Select the isometric view icon. This will allow you to select the part to create an isometric view. It is located under the front view or projection view icon. Save your drawing and close all documents. Change the configuration of your windows to Tile Horizontally. Once again you can use the orientation circle to orient the view in what ever position you like. Move the isometric view so that your drawing appears similar to the one shown below. Creating Views. Select the part from the Part window. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 34 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Drafting Advanced Front View CATIA® V5R14 The advanced front view option works exactly the same as the front view option except that you can specify additional information during the creation of the view. the settings should be ASME Standard. Select the advanced front view icon. Examples of the information that can be specified are the view name and view scale. D ANSI Sheet Style and Landscape orientation. Change the View name to be Large View and the Scale to be 2. © Wichita State University Creating Views. You are going to create a new drawing using the advanced front view option. It is located under the front view or isometric view icon. You can specify the View name and the Scale for the view before you create the actual view. Page 35 . Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. Open the Advanced Front View document. Change the configuration of your windows to Tile Horizontally. You do not want any views in the initial drawing. Select the face shown below.0 and select OK. A View Parameters window appears. You can always assume ASME Standard and Landscape orientation for all exercises unless otherwise specified.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Create the view. You should notice that the name of the view is Large View and it has a scale of 2:1 just like you specified. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Creating Views. You will now create a front view using a local axis system. You can create the view by selecting on the sheet or by selecting the center of the orientation circle. Page 36 ©Wichita State University .

You are going to select an axis system first and then Select Axis System. If you do not select an axis system before selecting the part then it will use the global axis as the view origin. define the plane for orientation. Page 37 . Save your drawing and close all documents. you have the option to select an axis system that you want to use as the view axis. Create the view.1 from the specification tree in the part and then select the same face as before. You will probably have to expand the Axis Systems branch in order to see the actual axis system. © Wichita State University Creating Views. The view is created similar to the diagram shown below. Notice that the view axis is in the location of the local axis system from the part instead of using the global axis position. Select the front view icon.CATIA Drafting Local Axis System CATIA® V5R14 When you create a view from your part.

This will allow you to select a face of the part to create an unfolded view. Select the unfolded view icon. You should notice that this is a part with Sheet Metal Parameters. It is defined similar to the front view but it unfolds the view for you onto the drawing. Landscape orientation for all exercises unless otherwise specified. You can always assume ASME Standard. Page 38 ©Wichita State University . You can do this by using the pull down menu Window. This option only works with parts created using the sheetmetal options available in CATIA. the settings should be ASME Standard. Open the Unfolded View document. It is located under the front view or advanced front view icon. Tile Horizontally. You will be creating an unfolded view of this part. D ANSI Sheet Style. Landscape orientation. Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. Creating Views. Change your window configuration to be Tile Horizontally. You do not want any views in the initial drawing.CATIA Drafting Unfolded View CATIA® V5R14 The unfolded view option is used to create a view of a sheetmetal part created in CATIA. The preview of the unfolded view appears in your drawing. Select the face of the part shown above.

Save your drawing and close all documents. Note: only the view is shown below. The diagram below shows you what the front view would have looked like. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select outside the view to create the view. © Wichita State University Creating Views. It is important to remember that this option only works if the part was created with the sheetmetal options. change the Properties of the view to show Axis under Dress Up. Note: This is very different than creating a front view of this part using the same face. This will give you an accurate view of the actual piece of sheetmetal that would be required to bend into the desired shape. Page 39 . Notice that the view shows the sheetmetal part as if it was unfolded. If the axis lines do not appear in your view.

Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. It should show you a preview of the view in the drawing window. You do not want any views in the initial drawing. Select the FrontView from the specification tree of the part. Save your drawing and close all documents. This will allow you to select a FD&T view from the part. D ANSI Sheet Style. Landscape orientation. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It is important to remember that this option only works with parts that have views defined from a previous operation such as functional dimensioning and tolerancing. This exercise will show you how to use this option with a view generated for functional dimensioning and tolerancing. Select the view from 3D icon. Landscape orientation for all exercises unless otherwise specified. Tile Horizontally. You should notice that this is a part with a Annotation Set that includes a Front View. You can do this by using the pull down menu Window. Select outside the view to create the view. Note: only the view is shown below. Page 40 ©Wichita State University . Open the Extracted View document. Change your window configuration to be Tile Horizontally. You will be extracting a view from this FD&T view. It is located under the front view or unfolded view icon. the settings should be ASME Standard. Creating Views. It is important to note that the view created in FD&T should use the same standard as the sheet that is defined.CATIA Drafting Extracted View from 3D CATIA® V5R14 The extracted view option will create a view extracted from a part that has a view defined. You can always assume ASME Standard. It is defined by selecting a view that was created in other operations.

Open the Auxiliary View drawing. Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATPart. You should see a drawing that contains a Front view and a Top view. Either way it will create a view looking at your part normal to the defined line. It is defined by selecting an element that defines a view plane in the current view. This will allow you to select an existing line to define the orientation of the view or you can define a start point and end point to define your own line. Select the line shown above from the Front view. Select the auxiliary view icon.CATIA Drafting Auxiliary View CATIA® V5R14 The last projection view that will be covered is the auxiliary view. © Wichita State University Creating Views. You now need to define where you want the auxiliary callout to be positioned. Page 41 . This will define your auxiliary view to look at the slanted portion of the part. This is used to create a view that is not orthogonal to an existing view but is looking at a particular side of the part. You are going to create a view looking at the angled side of the Front view as shown above. It is located under the front view or view from 3D icon.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select somewhere to the right of the angled line. Select to the right of your auxiliary callout. Page 42 ©Wichita State University . The view should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Now you can define the position for your view. This method used an existing line but it is important to remember that you can define your own line by selecting a start point and an end point. You can always reposition your auxiliary view by selecting on the frame and moving it. Save your drawing and close all documents. Creating Views.

Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATPart. Select the offset section view icon. Move your mouse over to the second location as shown above but do not select the location. © Wichita State University Creating Views. The cut line can be either a single line or it may have jogs in it to show a cut through the same part at different places. You should notice that the Front view is active since the outline is red. top view. The frame of the Top view should change to red. You are going to want the Top view to be active since you are going to create a section view using the Top view. The aligned style allows there to be cut lines that are not parallel and the resulting view is shown perpendicular to the cut lines.CATIA Drafting Section Views and Section Cuts CATIA® V5R14 Section views and section cuts are views that show the profile of a part at a position. with the areas that contain material being filled with a pattern. Open the Section Views and Cuts part and Tile Horizontally. Page 43 . You do not have to have this part opened in order to create a section view but it will show you the cut plane in the 3D part as you define the cut line. This will allow you to define a cut line in your Select to the first location to define the beginning of your section cut as shown below. If the part has a material applied to it then the pattern will display based upon that material. Double select on the Top view. Open the Section Views and Cuts drawing. Also available are aligned section views and aligned section cuts. The difference between a section view and a section cut is that a section view will show what geometry lies beyond the cut line whereas a section cut will only show what exists at the cut line. Before you define the cut line you will want to open the Section Views and Cuts part.

If you select on a circle it will automatically use its center point as the cut line location. Double select at the second location. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You should notice the section arrows appear on your cut line. Note: You also have the option of selecting circular edges to define the cut lines. Page 44 ©Wichita State University . Creating Views.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You should notice the cut plane appears in the part window as you are defining the cut line. Position the view above the Top view as shown below. Since this is the end of your cut line you must double select. You can now position your section view.

Make sure you double select your last location. It is located under the offset section view icon. © Wichita State University Creating Views. CATIA® V5R14 Select the offset section cut icon. Position your view to the right of the Top view as shown below. Define your cut lines as shown below. Page 45 . This will allow you to define cut lines but instead of generating a section view it will generate a section cut.CATIA Drafting You are now going to create a section cut. The numbers show the order of selection.

You can do this by double selecting on the Front view.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You should notice that the section cut does not show any geometry other than what the cut line actually touches. Define your cut lines as shown below. You are going to create an aligned section view using the Front view. The numbers show the order of selection. Creating Views. Make sure you double select your last location. Select the aligned section view icon. That is the difference between a section cut and a section view. Page 46 ©Wichita State University . The view is positioned normal to one of the cut lines. Make the Front view active. It is located under the offset section view or offset section cut icon. Position the view down and to the left of the Front view. With this option you can create cut lines that are not parallel.

The cut line is not associated or linked to the plane and can be modified in the drafting workbench.25 inches. The next item that will be discussed in terms of section views and cuts is that you have the option of using a planar surface or an actual plane from your 3D part to define the cut line. Feel free to try the option out on your own. © Wichita State University Creating Views. Creating an aligned section cut is done in the same manner except you use the aligned section cut icon. Go back to your drawing and select the offset section view icon. If you do just select the update icon. This will enable you to see what is going on in both windows. Create a plane in your part that is offset from the xy plane 0. Make sure you have the part window and the drawing displayed with Tile Horizontally. Page 47 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Change the Properties of the aligned section view to not show Hidden Lines. You have the option of creating aligned section views or cuts. however this exercise only shows you the option of creating an aligned section view. Notice the cut line automatically appears in your Front view. You may have to update your views since you made a change to your part. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Make sure the Front View is still active. Select the created plane from your part.

the section line is associated or linked to the sketch. If you erase the sketch that was used to define the section line. If you want to modify the section line you would need to open the part and modify the sketch and then update your views.CATIA Drafting Position the view under the Front view as shown below. Creating Views. CATIA® V5R14 You can also create a sketch in your part that can be used to define a section line. When you use a sketch to define a section line. Page 48 ©Wichita State University . then the section line would no longer be linked and it would be converted to a normal section line that could be modified within the drafting workbench. Save your drawing and close all documents.

In this case you can specify an exact radius for the callout. You are going to define the radius by selecting a location instead of keying in a value. Open the Detail Views drawing. Select the quick detail view icon. It is located under the detail view icon. you can either create the detail view so that it uses the 2D projection to determine the detail view or it can generate the view from the 3D definition. This will define the area that is used in the detail view. CATIA allows for the creation of four different detail views. This window appears on a variety of icons and will show the available options for the icon selected. You are going to create a couple of detail views to draw attention to various areas that may be hard to understand with the current views. Besides choosing what you want to use as a callout.CATIA Drafting Detail Views CATIA® V5R14 A detail view is a partial view of a part that is usually at a higher scale to make it easier to see. Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATPart. You can either use a circle or a profile callout. The quick detail options use the 2D projection to generate the view. A preview of the area of the view should appear for you to position on your sheet. Page 49 . This will allow you to define a circular callout to define the detail view. Since you are using the quick option this will utilize the 2D projection to define the detail view. You should notice that the Front view is active since the outline is red. A Tools Palette window appears. © Wichita State University Creating Views. Select the center of your circle and define your radius as shown below.

Also you should note that view defaulted to a scale of 2:1. Make the rightmost isometric view active. Define the profile as shown below. If you double select. Creating Views. Notice that the view name corresponds with the letter assigned to your circle callout. You should see the view appear similar to the one shown below. The arrows point to the corresponding endpoints. Next. You can adjust this scale by changing the properties of the view. You can either close the profile yourself or you can double select to end the profile definition.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the detail view to the right of the Front view. you will create a detail view not using the quick option. This option will let you use a profile to define the callout. You can do this by double selecting on the view. You can do this by selecting the endpoints of lines defining the profile. This was created using the quick detail option. It is located under the detail view or quick detail view icon. Select the detail view profile icon. the profile will close automatically using a line connecting the last and first point defined. Page 50 ©Wichita State University .

It is located under the detail view profile icon.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the view to the right of the isometric view. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Define a circle as shown below. You will now create two other detail views to better illustrate the difference between the quick detail view and the regular detail view. This will allow you to define a circular callout. Page 51 . Select the detail view icon. Make the Bottom view active. the detail view is trimmed to the part edges. The Tools Palette window appears. © Wichita State University Creating Views. This is because the view is using the 3D definition to define the view instead of the 2D projection. in other words. Notice that this view does not show the profile line past the edges of the part.

Creating Views. Make the leftmost isometric view active. This will allow you to define a profile to use as the callout. Unlike the quick detail option that you used the first time which shows the entire circle. It is located under the detail view icon. Define a profile similar to the one shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the quick detail view profile icon. Page 52 ©Wichita State University . Once again. notice that the view is trimmed to the edges of your part.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the detail view to the right of the Detail B view.

You should notice that the profile definition does not stop at the edges of the part. This is because the quick options use the 2D projection and not the 3D definition. Save your drawing and close all documents.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the view above the Detail C view. instead the entire profile is shown. © Wichita State University Creating Views. Page 53 . Hopefully this exercise gives you a good example of the difference between the various detail view options.

You are going to define a profile that you want the auxiliary view to contain instead of it showing the entire part. This is done the same way as you defined a profile for a detail view. It is located under the clipping view icon.CATIA Drafting Clipping Views CATIA® V5R14 Clipping views are similar to detail views in the way they can be defined. Select the clipping view profile icon. Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATPart. Creating Views. Open the Clipping Views drawing. The clipping view option will do the same thing except you define a circular area instead of using a profile. Notice that the view automatically changes after you finish defining the profile. You have the option of either using a circle or a profile to define the clipping area just like the detail view. You should notice that the Auxiliary view is active since the outline is red. It is important to understand that this did not create a new view but changed the existing view to only show the clipped area. Save your drawing and close all of the documents. This option is used when the whole part would be too large and you are only interested in a section of the part. Page 54 ©Wichita State University . Define the profile as shown below. However the difference is that a clipping view actually changes the current view to just contain the clipping area. By default the clipped view will maintain its scale ratio.

Once you select the location you can either create the broken view to break horizontally or vertically. Select above the previous location. Open the Broken View drawing. Page 55 . Select outside the view on the sheet. The broken view is generated. Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATPart. In this case you want the break to be vertical.CATIA Drafting Broken View CATIA® V5R14 A broken view is used when you have a long section that is not important to be seen in the view. Select inside the beam edges at the location shown below. © Wichita State University Creating Views. Make the Left view active. Select inside the beam edges at the location shown below. Select the broken view icon. Breakout lines are generated to show where the breaks occur. You should notice that the Front view is active and that the Left view extends past the sheet. You are going to define two break lines that will define the area to remove when modifying the view. You will now be able to define the other break line so that it can remove the area between them. This option will allow you to define the two ends of the break and then it will modify the view so that section will not appear. However the view is still partially off the sheet and the label is to the right of the actual geometry. You are going to use the broken view option to modify the Left view to show the two ends of the beam leaving out the middle section.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Drag the text underneath the geometry. You can drag the text if you hold the first mouse button down while on the text. Save your drawing and close all documents. You can define more than one break in a view but it has to be in the same direction. Drag the view over to the right until it is completely on the sheet. Creating Views. Page 56 ©Wichita State University . That would be useful if there was a pocket removed out of the middle of the beam and you wanted to break the view in order to show the two ends and the pocket definition. The finished drawing should look similar to the one shown below. You can drag the view by holding the first mouse button down on the frame of the view.

You should notice that the Front view is active. Make the left Top view active. Page 57 . There are two top views. The one with the hidden lines is a little congested because of the hidden lines of the bracket. Select the breakout view icon. It is located under the broken view icon. © Wichita State University Creating Views. The Tools Palette window appears allowing you to specify the length and angle of each linear section.CATIA Drafting Breakout View CATIA® V5R14 A breakout view is used when you have a current view that needs to have a section removed in order to better see the definition that is behind the section. one with hidden lines and one without. You are going to define the break out area to remove when modifying the view. You can define this profile exactly the same way as you defined a profile using the detail or clipping option. Hidden lines could be used to show the definition but sometimes it is not very clear because of the number of hidden lines. Make sure you open the CATDrawing and not the CATProduct. In this particular case you are more concerned with what the top view looks like without the top of the bracket. Define the profile as shown below. This will modify the existing view to show the breakout. You can define a profile of the section that you want removed in the view and then you have the option of using a 3D viewer to define the depth of removal using another view. Open the Breakout View drawing.

If you use the line in the 3D Viewer it is not linked to any geometry and is only an approximate location. Creating Views. Page 58 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting After you define the profile a 3D Viewer window should appear. Notice that the image changes to show the Front view orientation. You can also define the depth by selecting an element in another view and it will be linked to that element. you can specify a Reference element and a Depth using the available options. Move the cursor to the Front View. CATIA® V5R14 The 3D Viewer allows you to see a preview of the depth of the removal and you can use the orange line to define the depth of the cut. In addition. Select the Animate option in the 3D Viewer window. Allows the 3D Viewer window to change as you position your cursor in another view. Animate Depth Definition Reference element Specifies the element that you want to use as the depth and you have the additional option of defining a Depth from that element.

Save your drawing and close all documents. You will now investigate the configuration options available. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 59 . Even though the position may change as you move the cursor to the OK button it should keep the selection specified. © Wichita State University Creating Views. This finishes the discussion on creating views individually. This option can be very useful to show an area of internal material. The breakout view takes affect and the Top view changes.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the bottom dashed line of the bracket as shown below. rather than using hidden lines. This will define the depth of the breakout. You should notice that this option only modifies an existing view just like the broken view and clipping view options. Select OK.

You will be creating views for this part. Top and Left. top and left icon. Three of them are preset configurations and the other one is a creation wizard that lets you define the configuration. It is located under the view creation wizard icon. You can move your cursor inside the other view boxes and it will show you the preview of that view. Select the top circular face of the part as shown below. Page 60 ©Wichita State University . Start a new drawing with an empty sheet using the same options as before. You do not want any views in the initial drawing. Change your window configuration to be Tile Horizontally. You now must select the part that you want to use to create the views. Open the Configuration part. Select the front. Bottom and Right. The three that are preset are Front. You also have the option of orientating the views using the blue orientation circle. Front.CATIA Drafting Configuration of Views CATIA® V5R14 There are four options to create a configuration of views on your sheet. Creating Views. You will experiment with the presets and then create your own configuration using the wizard. and All views. You should see a preview of the three views in the drawing.

or front. CATIA® V5R14 Select undo until the three views disappear. You are going to use the other two preset options next.CATIA Drafting Select outside one of the views. Select the front. This creates all three views. Page 61 . It is located under the view creation wizard © Wichita State University Creating Views. bottom and right icon. top and left icon. Select the same face as you did before.

bottom Select the same face as you did before.CATIA Drafting Select outside one of the views. Select the all views icon. It is located under the view creation wizard or front. You are going to use the last preset option next. and right icon. Creating Views. This creates all three views. CATIA® V5R14 Select undo until the three views disappear. Page 62 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Drafting Select outside one of the views. you do not have the option of specifying which views you get or their location with respect to one another. Select undo until the views disappear. That is what the view creation wizard allows you to do. CATIA® V5R14 As you can see these options are very easy to use and they provide a quick method of creating multiple views. © Wichita State University Creating Views. This creates all of the views. Page 63 . However.

Right. You can specify which view is the main view by selecting the view with the third mouse button and choosing the Set as main view option. Left. Bottom configuration All views except Rear configuration All views configuration Third angle projection Toggles link to main view Determines how the projection views will be created Toggles between having the projection views linked to the main view or not having them linked The minimum distance between view frames Minimum distance between each view The main view is what all of the projection views will be linked to. Top configuration Front. Bottom configuration Front. You can also remove a view from the configuration that you choose by selecting the view with the third mouse button and choosing the Delete option. Right. Creating Views. CATIA® V5R14 It is located under the all views icon. meaning if you move that view all the other views will move with it. Top configuration Front. will open a View Wizard window.CATIA Drafting Select the view creation wizard icon. It is important to note that only the front view or isometric view can be used as the main view. Left. Page 64 ©Wichita State University . This Front.

© Wichita State University Creating Views. The green box around the Front view signifies that it is the main view. It appears in the window in the upper left location. Drag the Right view. Top view and Isometric view down one spot. You can do this by selecting the view with the third mouse button and choosing Delete. Delete the Left and Bottom view. You can also drag the existing views to different locations in order to design the proper configuration. The configuration should appear inside the window. The main view should be the front view and the projection views should be linked to the main view. Drag the Front view down one spot. Change the Minimum distance between each view to be 1. Page 65 . Front view Rear view Top view Bottom view Left view Right view Isometric view Clears the preview area of all views These options allow you to add additional views to your configuration.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the all views except rear configuration from the window. The View Wizard window changes as shown below. Select Next. This will take you to the next step.5 inches. This icon is referred to as Configuration 5 when you have your mouse on it. Position the Rear view above the Top view. You can do this by pressing and holding the first mouse button while on the view and then move the mouse down. You can now position the view by moving the mouse. Select the rear view option.

clipping. You will learn how to modify your views and their layout later. Select outside one of the views. detail. Page 66 ©Wichita State University . section. if you want unfolded. FD&T. Notice that they do not fit on the specified sheet. broken or breakout views you still have to use the options discussed earlier. Save your drawing and close all documents. A preview of the views appears just like it did with the preset configurations. Select your part on the top circular surface.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the isometric view option and position it above the other Isometric view. Creating Views. The views should generate. As you can see this is an easy way to create projection and isometric views. Your View Wizard window should appear as shown below. Select Finish. It now wants to know what body to use for the view creation. auxiliary. However.

You do not want any views in the initial drawing. Right and Top view and position them similar to the diagram shown below. CATIA® V5R14 Start a new drawing with an empty sheet using the same options as before.CATIA Drafting Review In this exercise you will create a set of views from an already created part. © Wichita State University Creating Views . Create a Front. Page 67 .Review. You can use any method you want to create those views. Open the View Review document and save with your initials.

Creating Views . Page 68 ©Wichita State University . Create a detail view and position it as shown below.Review.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Create a section view going through the center of the Front view and position it as shown below. Remember to make the section view active before you try to create the detail view from it.

CATIA® V5R14 Create another Isometric view and position it as shown below. © Wichita State University Creating Views .CATIA Drafting Create an Isometric view and position it as shown below.Review. Page 69 .

Page 70 ©Wichita State University . Create another Isometric view and position it as shown below.Review.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Modify the last view to only show the section that is shown in the diagram below. Creating Views .

Review. CATIA® V5R14 Make sure you save this drawing as Review with your initials. This drawing will be used in the next section of the book and it is important that you have this drawing available.CATIA Drafting Make that view a broken view as shown below. Page 71 . © Wichita State University Creating Views .

This section will go into more detail about the options of the sheet. You can also change the orientation the sheet uses. Determines whether you are going to use first angle projection or third angle projection when creating views Projection Method Generative views positioning mode Allows you to specify how the generative views are positioned Print Area Allows you to adjust the print area of you drawing Modifying Sheets. Using this option you can modify the sheet name. its global scale and the projection method that it uses. Name Scale Format Renames the sheet Changes the scale of all the views on the sheet Specifies the size of the sheet and whether you want the sheet size to be displayed. Page 72 ©Wichita State University . Sheet Properties Most sheet properties are determined when you create the sheet however you can change most of the properties.CATIA Drafting Modifying Sheets CATIA® V5R14 Earlier you were introduced to the properties of a sheet and a view.

Page Setup. However. if you wish to play around with the options feel free to do so.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 There are other options can be changed by using the pull down menu File. Page Setup Most of these options are the same ones that were discussed earlier. Page 73 . Standard Update Sheet Style Orientation Background Insert Background View Apply on Current sheet All sheets Applies the settings on just the current sheet Applies the settings on all sheets Allows you to insert a background from another document Determines the drawing standard that will be used Updates the standards to reflect the latest changes to the standard file Determines the size of the sheet based on the Standard Determines whether the sheet is Portrait or Landscape In this exercise you will not be changing any of the settings or properties for the sheet. © Wichita State University Modifying Sheets.

Page 74 ©Wichita State University . View Properties Visualization and Behavior Display view frame Lock View Visual Clipping Scale and Orientation Angle Scale Dressup Sets the orientation angle of the view Sets the scale of the view All options toggle if you want to see those elements in the view or not and how those elements will be displayed Toggles the display of the view frame Locks the settings so they can not be changed Allows you to display just a portion of the view Modifying Views.CATIA Drafting Modifying Views CATIA® V5R14 The view properties window was discussed earlier in the book but this section will show the options and then proceed with the exercise of modifying some of these properties.

Section. Select the Front. The hidden lines should appear in all four views. Top. Go to the View tab and under Dressup toggle the Hidden Lines option on and select Apply. One of the isometric views was clipped and another one was broken. Top. This is the drawing that you did in an earlier exercise. The first thing you are going to modify is the display of hidden lines.CATIA Drafting View Name CATIA® V5R14 Allows you to specify a name for the view or the 2D component when valid Generation Mode Only generate parts larger than Enable occlusion culling Specifies the minimum size a part can be and still be generated Allows you to turn on occlusion culling which will only load the parts that are used in that view instead of loading all of them Changes how the view is generated. Detail. this option is only available if you have turned off the Prevent generative view style creation option under pull down menu Tools. CGR is the external appearance of the object and Raster is an image Defines the style that was used to generate this view. You can do this by holding the Ctrl key down and selecting them. Page 75 . © Wichita State University Modifying Views. Right and the clipped Isometric view. Right. Exact is all of the geometry. You have to be on one of the views in the specification tree. This is a nice feature in that you can change the properties of multiple views at the same time instead of having to change the properties one view at a time. This drawing should contain a Front. If you do not have this drawing there is an existing one in the class models directory. Press the third mouse button and select Properties. Options View generation mode Generative view style Open your Review drawing if it is not still open. and three Isometric views.

You are going to change the name of this view and its scale. You should notice the center lines appear at the center of every circle. Page 76 ©Wichita State University . Go to the properties of the clipped isometric view.CATIA Drafting Select OK. Modifying Views. Change the scale from 1:1 to 2 and select Apply. Now you are going to display the axis lines in the top view. You should notice axis lines appear down the center of all the holes. Change the properties of the top view to show Axis lines. You are going to drag the views to reposition them. You should notice the name change in the view and in the specification tree. Change its name from Isometric view to Clipped view and select Apply. Select OK. The drawing should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Select the Front and Right view and change the properties to show Center Lines. CATIA® V5R14 Next you are going to display the center lines in the front and the right view. Notice the view grew twice its size and the notation for the view states that is has a Scale: 2:1. Most likely this view is interfering with some of the other views.

Try to move just the Section view up. CATIA® V5R14 Did you notice that when you moved the Front view the Top. Page 77 . Right and Section views moved as well? This is because the views are linked and are forced to be aligned with the Front view. © Wichita State University Modifying Views. You are going to move the Section view up a little.CATIA Drafting View positioning Reposition the views to look similar to the diagram shown below. You cannot move it in that direction because that would force the view to be unaligned.

You can also place one view on top of another using the origins of the views. Set Relative Position Position Independently of Reference View Superpose Positions the view relative to a location Breaks the positional link between views Allows one view to be put on top of another with the origins of each view at the same location Aligns views using the geometry in the views Align Views Using Elements Select the Position Independently of Reference View option. You have the option of going back to the View Positioning option and choosing Position According to Reference View if you want the view to be aligned again. This will allow the view to move to an unaligned position. The view moves up.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the third mouse button select on the Section view and choose View Positioning. Align Views Using Elements. Using the third mouse button select on the Detail view and choose View Positioning. Modifying Views. If you would have selected the line in the Top view first then the Top view would have moved instead of the Detail view. Page 78 ©Wichita State University . You are going to position the top line of the Detail view to be aligned with the top line of the Top view. You can now specify the two elements that you want to align. Select the top horizontal line in the Detail view and the top horizontal line in the Top view. Now move the Section view up a little. The Detail view moves to align the two lines. The following options appear.

The Section view moves back to its previous position. The view is positioned on top of the Front view. Page 79 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the third mouse button select on the Section view and choose View Positioning. Select the Front view. The element positioning icon can be found under the Positioning toolbar. © Wichita State University Modifying Views. You will probably have to turn that toolbar on to see the icon. There is another option that can be used for positioning views but it is not used very often and it will be covered with positioning annotations. Superpose. Select the undo icon. You can now choose which view you want this one to position itself on top of.

it can be hard to tell where the parent view of a detail or section view is located. The corresponding section view is shown. View Names You are going to move around some of the view names so that they are in positions that are easier to read. Modifying Views. Add View Name. Select the Locate Resulting View option.CATIA Drafting Locating Views CATIA® V5R14 On large drawings there are times when it is hard to tell where a corresponding detail or section view is located. There are a lot of properties that you can change involving the text but they will be covered later. which is the Front view. This should make it easier to read the view name along with making it easier to see the section arrow. Page 80 ©Wichita State University . Press and hold the first mouse button while on the view name for the Front view and drag the name down away from the section line. Using the third mouse button select on the Clipped view and select Clipped view object. Options appear. The parent view of the section view appears. select the view name and press Delete. You are going to have CATIA recreate the view name. Notice the view name reappears outside the clipped area. A couple of options to help you locate views will be covered. In the Clipped view. This option can be useful if you accidentally delete your view name. Press the third mouse button while on the Section view. Select the Locate Reference View option. Options appear. Also. Press the third mouse button while on the section line callout in the Front view.

A Restore deleted elements window appears. using the Restore Deleted option you can have the view get regenerated with that line. Page 81 . Save and close your drawing. Notice that the undo option is no longer available.CATIA Drafting Restore Deleted CATIA® V5R14 You can delete elements from your views after they have been generated in order to develop a better looking view. Select OK. Open your drawing again. You should note that without using the Restore Deleted option and only using a force update command the line would not have been regenerated. In your Right view delete one of the vertical lines in the middle. Select the update icon. The restore deleted option allows you to have the view get regenerated in order to restore that element. Restore Deleted. The window closes and the update icon is available. However. Since you deleted the element it is not possible to get it back other than by using the undo option. Sometimes you may accidentally delete an element that you wanted to keep and did not realize until it was too late to undo. Using the third mouse button select on the Right view and select Right view object. This will update the views restoring the deleted element. © Wichita State University Modifying Views.

The window closes. pressing the third mouse button and selecting Update Selection. Isolate. You will investigate the effect that locking a view has on the update process. you can specify which views you want to update by selecting them from the tree. Make sure you leave your drawing open at the same time.375 inches in diameter. You should note that once a view has been isolated it cannot be associated again without recreating the view. The views that still need to be updated will show the update symbol on the icon in the specification tree.5 inches in diameter. When updating views. Go back to the part window and modify Hole. Close the View Review part without saving. Another warning window will appear. Select OK.2 to be 0. Modify Hole. Save your drawing. Reopen your drawing. Close your drawing. Most dress up elements will be preserved but they will no longer be associated to the part geometry. Under the properties of the Front view toggle the Lock View option on and select OK. You should notice a little lock symbol on the view in the specification tree. The views get updated except for the isolated Right view. Notice that the update icon is available. This view is no longer associated with the part geometry. Notice that the views in the drawing remain unchanged and that there is no update option available even though you did not save the changes you made to the part. Page 82 ©Wichita State University . Select the update icon in the bottom toolbar. All the views that contained that hole are updated with the new size. Since the part has been modified. Modifying Views. Notice the hole changed in all the views that contain the hole except the Right view. A Save warning window will appear telling you that your drawing points to a modified drawing. The icon next to the view changes so you know the view is isolated. Select the update icon.CATIA Drafting Updating Views CATIA® V5R14 You are going to modify the View Review part that was used to create this drawing and then update the views in order for them to rebuild with the modification. Using the third mouse button select on the Right view and select Right view object. Go back to the drawing window and update the views. the update icon is available but it does not update automatically.3 to be 0. Open the View Review part. Go back to the drawing window. Select Yes to this window. If you isolate a view then you will not have the option of updating the view when modifications occur to the part. The window closes along with your drawing. Now the update option is available.

But it is important to realize what could happen to your views if you are not careful.5 inches in diameter. The Front view updates with the change. Select the update icon in the bottom toolbar. This seems like a pain but in reality you probably won’t be making changes to a part and then update your views and then close your part without saving the changes. Page 83 . Close the View Review part without saving. The other views updated except for the isolated Right view.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Open the View Review part. Notice that the update icon is available. Select OK. The update icon is available again. A Locked view window appears.3 to be 0. It basically states that the locked view was not updated with the change because it is locked. Make sure you leave your drawing open at the same time. The window closes. Save and close your drawing and then reopen it and update it. Change the properties of the Front view to be unlocked. Go back to the drawing window. You will have to save and close your drawing in order to reopen it and update it to the current state. Modify Hole. Select the update icon in the bottom toolbar. © Wichita State University Modifying Views.

Page 84 ©Wichita State University .4 from the specification tree and update your views again. Go to the drawing and update the views. Modifying Views.CATIA Drafting Show/NoShow CATIA® V5R14 This short exercise will demonstrate the effect of hiding or showing a part body. This will cause the rod to hide.4 from the specification tree. The rod reappears. Go to the part and hide Body. This will cause the generated views to want to be updated. Close these two documents. Open the ShowNoShow part and drawing. Go to the part and show Body. Notice that the views no longer show the rod.

Detail Views You have three display options to choose from and you can preview them in the little window provided in the Properties window. Arrows You can define the length of the arrow along with the style of arrow head and its length and angle. Auxiliary/Section views You have four display options to choose from and you can preview them in the little window provided in the Properties window. You can also choose whether to have the anchor point for the arrow be at the head or tail of the arrow. There are basically three areas: Auxiliary/Section views. Page 85 . The Size not dependent on view scale option will allow the arrow size to remain the same independent of the view scale. The Callout tab is where the display of the callout can be modified. You can adjust the thickness and linetype of the lines as well as adjust the thickness and length of the extremities.CATIA Drafting Callout properties CATIA® V5R14 There are many tabs involved with a callout but most will be covered later when annotations are discussed. Detail Views and Arrows. © Wichita State University Modifying Views. You can adjust the thickness and the linetype of the callout.

The callout changes. Change the Anchor point to head instead of tail. Press the third mouse button while on the section line and go to its properties. Select the Callout tab and select the middle display option. changes within the Properties window. Notice how the section line would change.25 inches and an Angle of 20 degrees. Select Close without applying. Make sure you understand the difference between each option. The preview Change the Arrow length to be 1. However.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Make sure your Review drawing is still open. The preview shows the change that will occur. Modifying Views. Page 86 ©Wichita State University . The section line is located in the Front view. you do not want to change the section line at all.5 inches. You are going to change the display option to be circular with arrow heads instead of circular with text with a leader. You are just going to look at the different display options in the preview window. Select OK. the Head style to be solid with a Length of 0. If it is not then open your drawing. Press the third mouse button while on the detail callout located in the Section view and go to its properties. Select each of the four display options and look at the section line change in the preview area.

Define a circular profile on the right side of the section instead of the left. Ends the editing of the profile Allows you to replace the profile with a new one Inverts the profile direction (not available for a detail callout) Select the replace profile icon. the old profile disappears. Select the end profile edition icon. You do this by double selecting on the callout and some new icons will appear. This will bring up three new icons.CATIA Drafting Callout Definition CATIA® V5R14 Besides adjusting the properties of a callout you can also change the definition of a callout. This will allow you to define a new profile for the detail view. Double select on the detail callout in the Section view. © Wichita State University Modifying Views. Page 87 . Your detail view automatically updates and the two views should appear similar to the diagram shown below. After you finish defining the new profile. The Tools Palette window appears. The old profile will remain until you have defined the new profile.

Notice that the section view changes so that the hole is now on the right side instead of the left. Modifying Views.CATIA Drafting Double select on the section line. By inverting the section arrows you basically reversed the view. Save your drawing but do not close it. Invert the section arrows back to their original direction and change the profile for the detail callout to be back at its original location. CATIA® V5R14 This will reverse the direction of the section Select the end profile edition icon. Page 88 ©Wichita State University . The three icons appear again. arrows defining the opposite view. Select the invert profile direction icon.

Move the views around until your drawing looks similar to the one shown below and save and close your drawing. Delete the Clipped view and modify the properties of the bottom Isometric view to show hidden lines. Using the third mouse button select on the Clipped view in the specification tree and select Clipped view object. Unbreak. You also have the capability to remove a breakout but this exercise does not involve a breakout. You will need to delete one of the isometric views. Using the third mouse button select on the bottom Isometric view in the specification tree and select Isometric view object. The break is removed and the entire isometric appears. Page 89 . © Wichita State University Modifying Views. The clip is removed and the entire isometric appears in the view.CATIA Drafting Unbreak and Unclip CATIA® V5R14 You can unbreak a broken view and unclip a clipped view using these options. Unclip.

CATIA Drafting Modifying Projection Plane CATIA® V5R14 This exercise will show how you can change the plane in which a view is associated. You will see the result from the new projection plane and the blue orientation circle will be available. Using the third mouse button select on the Front view and select on Front view object. Modifying Views. Go back to the drawing and change the orientation as shown below. In the part select the face as shown below. Open the View Projection Plane part and drawing. This will allow you to specify a new plane to determine the view. This gives you the capability to modify the orientation of the view after you have created it. Page 90 ©Wichita State University . All views that are linked to it will update as well. Modify Projection Plane.

Using the third mouse button select on the Isometric view and select Isometric view object. Notice that the detail view callout is no longer red. Modify Projection Plane. The view is created using the new plane. You may notice that the detail view callout is red. All of the views change with respect to the front view except for the isometric view.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select outside the view in order to create the view based on the new projection plane. The isometric view is not associated with the front view. © Wichita State University Modifying Views. You will have to update in order for the other views to change. Page 91 . You are going to change the isometric by defining a new orientation. Update the views.

Note: You cannot modify the projection plane for top. right. left. Modifying Views. auxiliary. The isometric view will appear using the new projection plane.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Go to the part and rotate it around to look similar to the one shown below and select a flat face of the part. Select outside the view to create it. Save and close your documents. locked or isolated views. bottom. rear. detail. The orientation of the isometric view changes to use the new projection plane. Page 92 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Drafting Dimensioning

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This section will discuss the various methods of creating and generating dimensions. You will also explore the various options you have to modify the dimensions. Creating Dimensions Dimensioning in CATIA V5 can be a little overwhelming due to the amount of options but once you get a good understanding of the options it is fairly easy to dimension. This exercise will focus on creating the dimensions manually. Open the Basic Dimensioning drawing. You are going to use this simple drawing to experiment creating dimensions. There are four explicit dimension options that will be covered first. These options are used explicitly to create that type of dimension. Length/distance Angle Length/distance Select the length/distance dimensions icon. It is located under the dimensions icon. This will allow you to create a length or a distance dimension. The Tools Palette window appears. These options are covered a little later and are also available by pressing the third mouse button. In the Isometric view select the line shown below. A length dimension appears. Before you position this dimension you are going to look at some of the options that you can adjust before creating the dimension. Radius Diameter

Press the third mouse button. A menu appears similar to the one shown below. This will allow you to make some changes to how the dimension appears while you are creating it.

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Dimension Representation

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These options appear as icons in the Tools Palette when you select certain dimension icons

Projected Dimension

Decides the representation base on what element you select and where you position the dimension Forces the dimension to be parallel to the element

Force Dimension on Element

Force Horizontal Dimension

Forces the dimension to be horizontal, if not possible then it will be parallel to the element

Force Vertical Dimension

Forces the dimension to be vertical, if not possible then it will be parallel to the element

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Force Dimension along Direction

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Forces the dimension to measure along a specified direction. You can define the direction and have it measure along the direction, normal to the direction or along a fixed angle with respect to the view. The subicons that appear in the Tools Palette are shown below. You can access these options by pressing the third mouse button again after choosing the Force Dimension along Direction option.

Along a specified direction or at a fixed angle with respect to the direction Normal to a specified direction Fixed angle with respect to the view True Length Dimension Gives the true length of the element, the true length option generates a purple dimension to distinguish itself as a true length

Measures from an intersection point This option needs to be selected before defining the element to dimension in order to select intersection points of elements. This is not part of the Dimension Representation.

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Add Funnel

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Height, Angle and Width

Refers to the height, width and angle of the funnel

Funnel mode Funnel side

Determines whether the funnel will go out External or go in Internal Determines whether the funnel affects Both Sides, just the Left or Bottom, or just the Right or Top

External, Both Sides

Internal, Left or Bottom

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Value Orientation

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Reference Orientation

The orientation of the value can reference the Screen, View or Dimension Line It can be oriented Horizontal, Vertical or Fixed Angle when referencing the Screen or View. It can be oriented Parallel, Perpendicular or Fixed Angle when referencing the Dimension Line This option is only available if you are defining a Fixed Angle Positions the dimension value either Inside the extremities or Outside the extremities. It defaults to Auto which will switch the dimension value based on the room available between the extremities. The value will be positioned this distance away from the dimension line.

Angle Position

Offset

Select Dimension Representation, True Length Dimension. This will create a dimension representing the true length of the element. Press the third mouse button again and choose Add Funnel. You are going to create a funnel for this dimension. The Funnel window appears. Enter the following parameters: Height = 0.5, Angle = 30, Width = 0.25, Funnel mode = External, and Funnel side = Both Sides. This will define the funnel. Select OK. The funnel is generated. Press the third mouse button again. Notice that the Add Funnel option is not there, instead there is an Edit Funnel and a Remove Funnel option. Select the Value Orientation option. The Value Orientation window appears. Enter the following parameters: Reference = Dimension Line and Orientation = Parallel and select OK. The orientation of your dimension value changes.

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Position the dimension up and to the right of the line and select at that location. The dimension is created. It should appear similar to the one shown below. The dimension will appear purple if you have the analysis display mode on. The following icon would be highlighted.

Select the length/distance dimension icon again. This is the same icon you just used. Select the circle and the horizontal line above the circle in the Top view as shown below. A distance dimension appears.

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Specify the location of the dimension as shown below. Only one will be discussed at this moment. Anchor 3. In this case it uses a location on the circle which is closest to the line.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button. You would have to choose an anchor for each extension line. Two new options appear. Anchor 1 Anchor 2 Anchor 3 Is some location along the circle This is always the center of the circle Is some location along the circle These options would appear if you had selected two circles. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Select Extension Lines Anchor. Extension Lines Anchor Determines where the extension lines will be based. Page 99 .

Specify a location for the dimension. You can delete them by selecting them and pressing the Delete key. You are going to create a half dimension which will automatically double the value and get rid of the extension line at the center line. CATIA® V5R14 Select the vertical center line and the leftmost vertical line of the Top view. Delete the other dimensions. Select the undo icon in the bottom toolbar until the dimension disappears. Select the Half dimension option. Notice that the value doubled in value and there is only one extension line. You are now going to undo the dimension. Page 100 ©Wichita State University . therefore any dimensions that you create after this will also be half dimensions until you toggle the option back off. Creating Dimensions. Press the third mouse button. This is a toggle.CATIA Drafting Select the length/distance dimension icon again. This time you are going to choose the Half dimension option.

Press the third mouse button again. Specify the location of the dimension as shown below. Sector 2. This will create an angle dimension. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Press the third mouse button and select Half dimension. This will toggle the Half dimension option off. It is located under the dimensions or length/distance dimensions icon. The sectors are determined by which element you select first. Angle Sector Allows you to specify what sector you would like to dimension Select Angle Sector. Unless you have already turned the Half dimension off you need to do so now. Most of these options have already been covered. Page 101 . Select on the angled line and the top horizontal line in the Right view.CATIA Drafting Angle CATIA® V5R14 Select the angle dimensions icon.

It is located under the dimensions or angle dimensions icon. The dimension line goes all the way to the center point of the circle. This will allow you to create a radius dimension usually used for partial circles. Specify the location of the dimension as shown below. Page 102 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Radius CATIA® V5R14 Select the radius dimensions icon. especially if you have the dimension located within the circle. Select Extend To Center to extend the dimension line to the center of the circle. Creating Dimensions. Press the third mouse button. Select the large partial circle in the Top view. The following options appear. you need to move the dimension outside the circle and then activate the option. Note: This option is automatically activated sometimes. The Extend To Center option allows you to have your dimension line extend to the center point of the circle.

Select 1 Symbol. Select the full circle in the Top view. Page 103 . You are now going to create all the necessary dimensions for this part using a single icon. Press the third mouse button. The dimension line changes to have only one arrow. It is located under the dimensions or radius dimensions icon. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Specify the location of the dimension as shown below. This will allow you to create a diameter dimension usually used for complete circles. The 1 Symbol option allows your dimension to have only one arrow instead of two. The following options appear.CATIA Drafting Diameter CATIA® V5R14 Select the diameter dimensions icon. Delete all of your dimensions.

It is very similar to the length/distance dimension icon. In the Top view select the top left horizontal line and the horizontal line that is below it. Double select the dimensions icon. You can double select the icon and it will stay active until you select the icon again. This one will allow you to create a variety of dimensions. All the options that were discussed earlier are still available if you use the third mouse button. Select the dimensions icon. You have the option of overriding its choice using the third mouse button. Page 104 ©Wichita State University . Creating Dimensions. In the Top view select the top left horizontal line and locate the dimension up and to the right of the horizontal line. CATIA will automatically determine what type of dimension you want to create based upon the elements that you select. It is located under the diameter dimensions icon. Specify the location of the dimension as shown below. Refer to the diagram below if you need help.CATIA Drafting General dimension CATIA® V5R14 The dimensions icon can be used to create all four of the preceding dimensions without having to switch icons.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You have the option of specifying a radius or a diameter. Press the third mouse button. In the Top view select the full circle. You want this dimension to be a diameter. Page 105 . © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. You are finished with the Top view. Press the third mouse button and select the Diameter Center option then locate the dimension down and to the left. Select the Radius Center option and locate the dimension down and to the right.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the Top view select the large partial circle. It should show a radius dimension.

Save your drawing and close all documents. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. Page 106 ©Wichita State University . Creating Dimensions. Press the third mouse button and be sure that Length is selected. Select the rightmost vertical line and locate the dimension to the right of the line.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the Right view select the leftmost vertical line. Locate the dimension to the left of the line. This will switch the dimension to a length. It may appear as a diameter because it knows that the line represents a curved surface and it defaults to Diameter Cylinder. That finishes your Right view. Select the leftmost and the rightmost vertical line and locate the dimension above the part. Select the angled line and the top horizontal line and locate the angle dimension above the horizontal line. Make sure that it appears as a length and not as a diameter dimension.

In the Right view select the intersection point as shown below. Select the line and position the dimension as shown below. Select the dimensions icon. This will allow you to create a dimension from an intersection point of the existing geometry. This option is extremely useful to create a dimension from a theoretical sharp corner of a rounded corner. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions.CATIA Drafting Dimensions with Intersection points CATIA® V5R14 You have an option to create your dimensions from intersection points of existing geometry. Open the Dimensions with int points drawing. You can also select this option from the Tools Palette. Page 107 . Save and close your document. Press the third mouse button and select Intersection point detection. If the option is already selected then you do not need to select it.

Length x Length Length x Angle Angle x Length Length You can choose whether you want to measure Length x Length. You are going to dimension the chamfer. Choose the Length x Length and the one symbol options. Select the chamfer dimensions icon. Examples are shown above. You may also press the third mouse button to get these options. Open the Dimensions drawing. These options can be modified later using the Properties option. You can also specify whether it should use one symbol or two symbols. Creating Dimensions. You can select the lines touching the endpoints of the chamfer to define the reference surfaces. Length x Angle.CATIA Drafting Chamfer CATIA® V5R14 The chamfer dimension is used to dimension chamfers. You will now investigate some of the other dimension options. Angle x Length or Length with the chamfer dimension. You have to select the chamfer and then specify the two reference surfaces. These are the surfaces that were trimmed when creating the chamfer. It is located under the dimensions icon. Page 108 ©Wichita State University . Some chamfer options appear in the Tools Palette.

Once again. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. This will occur only if you have the Detect chamfer option turned on in the Tools. The two options shown below appear depending on where you are selecting the chamfer. these will only appear if you have the Detect chamfer option on. Options. If it is not then you must define reference surfaces. Page 109 . The chamfer dimension appears. 1 2 3 Shows the element that will be dimensioned Shows the first reference element Shows the second reference element Locate the dimension as shown below. If you want the distance to be measured from a particular side you can either select elements to define the appropriate reference surfaces or you can make sure that you select the chamfer appropriately.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the Top view select the chamfer on the right.

The thread dimensions appear similar to the diagram shown below. You are going to put a thread dimension in the Top view. Select the thread dimension icon. This time you are going to select a line that represents the thread in the Front view. In the Top view select the thread definition that surround the center hole. Creating Dimensions. You can create the dimension on the top view of the thread as well as the side view of the thread.CATIA Drafting Thread CATIA® V5R14 This will allow you to create thread dimensions on your drawing. Page 110 ©Wichita State University . Select the thread dimension icon again. This icon will only allow you to select a thread definition so you do not have to worry about selecting the wrong element. Once again it will only allow you to select thread definition elements so you do not have to be too careful. The thread dimension appears similar to the diagram shown below. It is located under the dimensions or chamfer dimensions icon. In the Front view select the right line representing the thread.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You can now position the dimension. Locate the dimension down and to the left of the part. This will allow you to get the 3D coordinates for a point. Two new icons appear in the Tools Palette. This will show the points that were created in the part. The 2D coordinate option is used in the same manner as the 3D option except it will only give the two coordinates. It is located under the dimensions or thread dimension icon. These options are also available by pressing the third mouse button. Select the coordinate dimensions icon. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. CATIA® V5R14 Change the properties of the Top view to show 3D points.CATIA Drafting Coordinate A coordinate dimension is used to display the coordinates of a point location. Page 111 . 2D coordinates 3D coordinates Select the 3D coordinate icon in the Tools Palette. In the Top view select the center point of the middle circle. If you create a 2D point you will only be able to get the 2D coordinates for obvious reasons. One allows you get the 2D coordinates and the other allows you to get the 3D coordinates.

An Axis System and Table Parameters window appears. There is also a toggle to Create Representation of the origin reference or not. Page 112 ©Wichita State University . You must select all the holes that you want to include before selecting the icon. numbers or leave them unlabeled. You can also change the Angle and Flip the directions horizontally or vertically. to the right allows you to specify a starting letter or number for the labeling. Defines the title for the table Defines the labels that will be used on the holes and in the table.. You can do this by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting. In the Top view select all eleven holes. Also you can specify whether or not you want the X. Defines the titles for each column Only allows the use of closed circles Title Columns Titles Only closed circles Creating Dimensions. You can use letters. Origin Reference Uses the view origin but you can specify new reference by keying in a value for X and Y or by selecting an element.. Y and Diameter values. It is located under the dimensions or coordinate dimensions icon.CATIA Drafting Hole dimension table CATIA® V5R14 You can generate a hole dimension table and position it within a view. Select the hole dimension table icon. The .

This will change the axis so that the Y axis points to the left and the X axis point down. Toggle the Create Representation off. Split Table Split Criteria Table Position Options Specifies the Max. height before the table is split Specifies if the tables are aligned Vertical or Horizontal after splitting Specifies the Distance between the tables after splitting and whether you want to Duplicate the first row for each table Change the Angle to 90 degrees and Flip it vertically. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. It can either be Ascending or Descending. then second and then third. Page 113 .CATIA Drafting Table format Transpose Sort Table Content You can Transpose. You do not want to keep the representation. Sort or Split Transposes the rows and columns CATIA® V5R14 You can specify which column you want to sort by first. number of rows or the Max.

Letters appear by each hole labeling them. number of rows and key in 7 under Split Criteria. Select OK... turn on Vertical under Table Position and turn off Duplicate first row under Options and select OK. Key Hole Table for the Title.CATIA Drafting Choose the Label: A. next to it. C. option under Columns. You are now ready to create and position your table. The Table Split window appears. Turn on the Max. The hole dimension table should appear similar to the diagram shown below.. You need to specify the location for the table. Page 114 ©Wichita State University . Creating Dimensions. Select above the part near the top of the sheet as shown below. . B.. CATIA® V5R14 Turn on the Split Table option and select the .

Select all of the geometry in the Top view. This will use that axis to generate the table. 2. Key Coordinate Table for the Title and choose the Index: 1.CATIA Drafting Coordinate dimension table CATIA® V5R14 You can also generate a coordinate dimension table and position it within a view. The options are almost identical to the hole dimension table. Select the coordinate dimension table icon. You should select all the points that you want to include before selecting the icon.. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. option under Columns.. Page 115 . Select OK. An Axis System and Table Parameters window appears. You have the option of using a 3D axis system or the 2D reference axis system. Change the Axis system to be 3D absolute axis system. make sure the Split Table option is off. . therefore they will not be discussed here. It is located under the dimensions or hole dimension table icon. You can do this by using the mouse and dragging a box around the geometry for selection. If you use the 2D reference axis system then it works the same as the hole dimension table. You can either use the absolute axis system or one that you created in the 3D part. 3.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Next you are going to create a string of dimensions using two different methods. cumulated and stacked.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the table to the left of the Hole Table. Creating Dimensions. Page 116 ©Wichita State University .

Select off an element. The dimensions will not actually be created until you select off an element. The dimensions are created. Then every selection after that will be based from the previous selection. You are now going to undo those dimensions and you are going to create them using the cumulated dimensions icon. Turn off the dimension system selection mode icon. In the Front view select the leftmost vertical line.CATIA Drafting Chained CATIA® V5R14 The chained dimensions icon allows you to specify an element and then you can continue to select other elements and it will create a chain of dimensions with each one based off the second element of the previous one. The dimensions should start appearing. This will allow you to specify an element and then specify a second element. This will allow you select each Select on the . It is located under the dimensions or coordinate dimension table icon. You can now continue to select other elements. Make sure you select the axis lines and not the hidden lines. Select the five axis lines one after the other. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions.50 dimension and drag it down. you could go to properties and all of the dimensions would change at the same time. This is because you create a dimension system and you are in dimension system selection mode. Select on the . Page 117 .50 dimension. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. dimension separately. Select the chained dimensions icon. Notice that all of the dimensions move with it. You may have to move the view label down in order to see the dimensions. If you wanted to change the properties of the dimensions. creating a string of dimensions. Select undo until the chained dimensions disappear. Notice just that dimension highlights this time. Turn off the Intersection point detection option.

Creating Dimensions. The dimensions should start appearing. This will allow you to specify an element that will be used as a base and then continue to select additional elements as it creates a string of dimensions.CATIA Drafting Cumulated CATIA® V5R14 The cumulated dimensions icon allows you to specify an element and then you can continue to select other elements and it will create a string of dimensions all based off the first element. You may have to move the view label down in order to see the dimensions. Select off an element. Make sure you select the axis lines and not the hidden lines. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. In the Front view select the leftmost vertical line. Select the cumulated dimensions icon. The dimensions are created. It is located under the dimensions or chained dimensions icon. Select the five axis lines one after the other. Page 118 ©Wichita State University . Select undo until the cumulated dimensions disappear. You are now going to undo those dimensions and you are going to create them using the stacked dimensions icon. You can now continue to select other elements and it will generate dimensions based off this first element. They will not actually be created until you select off an element.

Select the five axis lines one after the other. Make sure you select the axis lines and not the hidden lines. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. It is located under the dimensions or cumulated In the Front view select the leftmost vertical line. They will not actually be created until you select off an element. You may have to move the view label down in order to see the dimensions. Save your drawing and close all documents. Select the stacked dimensions icon. Select off an element underneath the part. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Page 119 . Notice that the stacked dimensions are spaced apart from one another and they all have both extension lines. This is different from the cumulated style because this will create both extension lines for each dimension and they will stack outwards instead of being all in one line. You can now continue to select other elements and it will generate dimensions based off this first element. The dimensions are created. The dimensions should start appearing.CATIA Drafting Stacked CATIA® V5R14 The stacked dimensions icon allows you to specify an element and then you can continue to select other elements and it will create a stack of dimensions all based off the first element. dimensions icon.

Open the Fillet Radius Dimensions drawing. It contains a single view. Page 120 ©Wichita State University . Notice that the value stays at . Press the third mouse button while on the dimension. Select the Fillet Radius option. Select the dimensions icon and select the curve as shown below.CATIA Drafting Fillet Radius Dimensions CATIA® V5R14 There are times when you create a view from a part that has a fillet but the view cuts the fillet such that the curve is not a true circle so you cannot get the correct fillet radius value. Options appear. There is an option to get the actual fillet radius. Creating Dimensions.125 no matter where you are along the curve. This is the radius of the fillet. Notice that the value changes as you move the dimension along the curve. Close your document. Change the precision to four decimal places.

You may also dimension the length of the curve or a partial length of the curve. This will allow you to move your mouse along the curve and select what portion of the curve you want a radius dimension created. Select Radius Center. A length dimension appears. Page 121 .CATIA Drafting Dimensions for curves CATIA® V5R14 There are some options for dimensioning curves that can be done with the dimension icon. Select the dimensions icon and select the curve on the right. You will use this drawing to explore some of the options for dimensioning curves. Press the third mouse button. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. As you can see you get the same options as if you were dimensioning a length. Open the Dimensions for curves drawing.

Page 122 ©Wichita State University . Position the dimension above the curve as shown below. Creating Dimensions. This will measure the curve between its highest and lowest point. Your radius value may differ since the radius changes all along the curve.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Move your mouse and create a dimension in about the same place as shown below. Select the dimensions icon again and select the top horizontal line and the curve. Select the force horizontal dimension in view icon in the Tools Palette. This option can also be found by pressing the third mouse button and looking under Dimension Representation. A dimension appears.

Page 123 . CATIA® V5R14 You can also Select the curve at the location shown below and the bottom horizontal line. You © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. You should also be able to change the Extension Lines Anchor using the third mouse button. You can also dimension the curvilinear length of the curve. Select the force vertical dimension in view icon in the Tools Palette. A dimension appears. Select the dimensions icon again and select the projected dimension icon. can also choose this option by pressing the third mouse button. choose this option by pressing the third mouse button. You should be able to slide the yellow box to other point locations along the spline.CATIA Drafting Select the dimensions icon again. Position the dimension as shown above. Select the curve on the left.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button and choose Curvilinear Length if not already selected. The following options appear. You will notice that you can also measure a partial length of the curve. You have three display options for the dimension. Offset Parallel Linear Creating Dimensions. Page 124 ©Wichita State University .

Your value may vary depending on where you select. Press the third mouse button and select Partial Curvilinear Length. This will create a dimension along the curve between your selection points. Save your drawing and close all documents. Page 125 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button and choose Parallel. Select the dimension icon again and select the curve on the left. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Select the points along the curve as shown and then position the dimension as shown. You will now need to select the two endpoints that you would like to dimension between. position the dimension as shown below.

The normal setting for dimension lines. This will give you a one part leader line.CATIA Drafting Setup Parameters CATIA® V5R14 In the top toolbar there is a series of options that allow you to set parameters for your dimensions before or after you create them. If you set the parameters before you begin then all the dimensions you create will have those parameters. This is the setting that you have used up till now. Change the dimension line option to two parts. You will be using this option to create all of the dimensions in this exercise. You can find this icon in the top Select the dimensions icon. toolbar. Dimension Lines The first set of options you are going to look at are the dimension line parameters. This exercise will show you how to change everything but you may have to modify your dimensions after they are created. This will give you a two part leader line. You will use this drawing to create some dimensions using various parameters. Page 126 ©Wichita State University . Depending on your standards you may not have the option to change everything before you create the dimension. This will give an extension on your dimension line. Creating Dimensions. Open the More Dimensions drawing. This is the general dimension icon.

This will create a leader line Create a dimension of the length of the top horizontal line in the Front view. Change the dimension line option to two part leader. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Notice the leader that appears with the dimension. off the dimension lines with two parts. Notice the extension of the dimension line. press the third mouse button and select Length if not already selected and the bottom horizontal line and locate the dimension as shown below. it has two parts.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the Front view select the top horizontal line. Page 127 .

CATIA Drafting Change the dimension line option to one part leader. Page 128 ©Wichita State University . off the dimension lines with just one part. CATIA® V5R14 This will create a leader line Create a dimension of the length of the leftmost vertical line in the Front view. Change the dimension line option back to regular. Notice the leader only has one part and not the extra extension. Creating Dimensions.

05/-0. Create a dimension of the distance between the leftmost vertical line and the rightmost vertical line in the Front view. In the first box select TOL_NUM2 and in the second box select +-0. The tolerance should appear with the dimension. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. You have the option of keying in your tolerance value and then it will be added to the list in case you want to use it again within this drawing. TOL_NUM2 is for over/under tolerances and TOL_RES2 is for limited tolerances. You may have to drag the Front view name out of the way. Tolerance Description Tolerance As you can see there are many types to choose from. In the tolerance box key in +0. Page 129 . In this class you will primarily use TOL_NUM2 and TOL_RES2. If you want the tolerance to be the same and use the plus/minus sign then you can key in the tolerance as follows: +-0. They are described below.03. Your next dimension will have tolerance attached to it. The second box has some predefined values but you can key in your own.03.CATIA Drafting Tolerance CATIA® V5R14 Next to the dimension line options there are two boxes for tolerance.05.

Create a dimension of the diameter of the bottom circle in the Front view.03. CATIA® V5R14 Change the tolerance description to TOL_RES2 and change the value to +-0.CATIA Drafting Create a dimension of the diameter of the top circle in the Front view. Creating Dimensions. Change the tolerance description to (no tolerance). This will show the upper and lower limit instead of the + and . Page 130 ©Wichita State University . You will now look at some of the different numerical styles.tolerance.

Options. Page 131 . NUM.DINC will set the unit to inches using the decimal system. Notice that three decimal places appear on the dimension. NUM. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions.DINC and change the precision to 0. It is important to note that it does not matter what units you have your model set to using Tools. The precision box determines how many decimal places to use for the dimension. You can select from one of the provided options or you can key in your own precision.DIMM will set the unit to millimeters. since the numerical display description determines what units your dimensions are in. Numerical Display Description Precision These descriptions represent different units and styles. Make sure the numerical display description is set to NUM. You will create another dimension utilizing these parameters.CATIA Drafting Numerical Display CATIA® V5R14 Similar to the tolerance options there are two numerical options. Create a dimension in the Front view between the vertical center line and the left side. DISTINCH will set the unit to inches and be followed by a ” to indicate it is in inches. They are described below.001. Those are primarily the ones that will be used in this class.

Create a dimension in the Right view between the bottom horizontal line and the horizontal line at the top of the shelf.DINC. Notice the dimension has five decimal places. Notice the ” at the end of the dimension. Save your drawing and close all documents. You will now look at geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.DIMM and the precision to 0. Page 132 ©Wichita State University .01. Creating Dimensions. This changes the units for the dimension to millimeters. This completes the setup parameters for dimensions. Change the numerical display description to NUM. Change the numerical display description to NUM. This will set the decimal places to four. Change the numerical display description to DISTINCH and create a dimension of the length of the top horizontal line in the Right view. Create a dimension in the Right view between the bottom horizontal line and the horizontal line at the bottom of the shelf. Notice the dimension is in millimeters.00001.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the precision box key in 0.

It will not show you what type of tolerancing you should use or give a deep explanation of what all the options mean. datum targets and GD&T. First you need to be at least familiar with the symbols that you will see. Circular runout Total runout Free state At least material condition (LMC) At maximum material condition (MMC) © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. You will be using GD&T on this drawing. This exercise will show you the various options of creating datums. Straightness Flatness Circularity Cylindricity Profile of a line Profile of a surface Projected Tolerance zone Angularity Regardless of feature size Perpendicularity Tangent plane Parallelism Statistical tolerance Position Between Concentricity Symmetry Open the GDT drawing.CATIA Drafting Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing CATIA® V5R14 Geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is very involved and it is not the intent of this exercise to cover everything you need to know about GD&T. Page 133 .

Select the geometrical tolerance icon. You are now going to create some geometrical dimensions and tolerances. Page 134 ©Wichita State University . You now need to position your frame box. Creating Dimensions. You want to make sure the view is active before you begin. You should be able to create these dimensions by using techniques discussed earlier in the book.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Create the following dimensions in the Section view. Select on the leftmost vertical line at the location shown above. It is located under the datum feature icon. Make the Section view the active view.

CATIA Drafting Select up and to the left. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. Select on the frame. Notice the symbol appears on your drawing in a frame. You should see the value appear in the frame on your drawing. Under Tolerance Value key in . Notice that the arrow goes to the left side of the frame. A Geometrical Tolerance window appears.002 and press Enter. CATIA® V5R14 Filter Tolerance Insert Symbol Filters the symbols to only show you the ones that seem appropriate for the current selection. Page 135 . Allows you to insert a symbol into your tolerance The top line allows you to specify the text that will appear above the tolerance Tolerance Reference Geometrical tolerance symbol and tolerance value Allows you to specify your datum elements The arrows allow for additional lines for your geometrical tolerance The bottom line allows you specify the text that will appear below the tolerance Choose the flatness symbol. You are going to move the location of that arrow to the right side of the frame. This is the tolerance for the flatness. Select OK. You should see a small circle appear on the left side showing the anchor point for the arrow.

Key . This time instead of selecting the line you are going to select a dimension to attach a geometrical tolerance to it. Page 136 ©Wichita State University . A Datum Feature Creation window appears. Choose the perpendicular symbol. You will create some more with steps and then you will be on your own.122 diameter dimension.002 in the tolerance box but do not press Enter. Before and after pictures are shown below.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press and hold the first mouse button on the anchor point and drag it to the right side of the frame. Select the previous frame of the geometrical tolerance. This links the datum to this geometrical tolerance. It is located under the geometrical tolerance icon. You can move it anywhere and an extension line will be attached to the datum however you want to locate it just below the geometrical tolerance. You are now going to create a datum along the same line but instead of selecting the line you are going to select the geometrical tolerance and position the datum symbol below the frame. All of the other geometrical dimensions and tolerances are performed in the same manner. Select the geometrical tolerance icon. Make sure it is an A and select OK. Select in the tolerance box and then use the Insert Symbol option to choose the diameter symbol. This will allow you to create a datum. If you were to move the tolerance around the datum will move with it. Select the datum feature icon. Select the 1. This inserts the diameter symbol before the tolerance value. Creating Dimensions. Position the datum right below the geometrical tolerance. You need to position the symbol. The datum should appear similar to the one shown below.

a datum. They are linked to the dimension. MMC and select OK. Page 137 . The geometrical tolerance is positioned under the dimension.710 dimension.122 dimensions around as shown below. Move the . CATIA® V5R14 You will now reference In the first box under Reference key in the letter A and select OK. . © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. The geometrical tolerance should appear similar to the one shown below. Create a datum using this tolerance and position it just above the frame.CATIA Drafting Using the Insert Symbol option choose the MMC symbol. A. Choose the position symbol.710 and 1. make sure it is labeled B. You should be familiar with the other symbols. MMC. Create a geometrical tolerance using the . Notice that as you move the dimensions the geometrical tolerances move with them. move it to be above the dimension. This geometrical tolerance is referencing both datum A and datum B with datum B using the maximum material condition. diameter symbol. B.010.

001.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Create a geometrical tolerance using the right extension line of the . You will now create a datum target to finish the Section view. Choose the parallel symbol. Choose the total runout symbol. A and select OK. Move the geometrical Create a datum linked and underneath this geometrical tolerance. Creating Dimensions.002. A. . tolerance down and to the right of the dimension. B and select OK. diagram shown below.809 dimension.818 dimension and position it as shown. Page 138 ©Wichita State University . it should be labeled D. It should appear similar to the Create a geometrical tolerance using the . . It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

Select the diameter symbol and key . This will create a Select the left vertical line and position the symbol as shown below.2 in the top box and key A1 in the bottom box and select OK. © Wichita State University Creating Dimensions. A Datum Target Creation window appears. CATIA® V5R14 It is located under the text icon. Repeat the steps to create the other datum target but label it A2. datum target. Your Section view should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Drafting Select the datum target icon. Page 139 .

Save your drawing and close all documents. The next section will involve the modification of your dimensions.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You are now ready to do the Front view on your own. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below when you are finished. Make sure you make the Front view active. Creating Dimensions. You now know how to create all of the dimensions that are available. Page 140 ©Wichita State University .

Notice the number of decimal places changes on the dimension.005 to +0.001. Another option is to change the properties of the dimension using the third mouse button.003/-0. All of these ways will be explored in this exercise. Options. The Section view should be the active view. The difference is that this time it will only affect the selected dimension. Select the 2. Notice that the top toolbar reverts back to the settings it had before selecting that dimension.001 to 0. Top Toolbar The first method of modifying dimensions that you will explore will involve the top toolbar.395 dimension. The dimension changes to a limited dimension. Notice that both dimensions change to that tolerance and to that number of decimal places. However. You will have to use the Ctrl key to select both dimensions at the same time. Select the 2. The dimension appears with ” representing inches. Change the numerical display description to DISTINCH. The tolerance on the dimension changes. You can also change more than one dimension at a time. Select off the dimension on the sheet. Manipulators.003 and change the precision to 0. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions.005 and press Enter. Page 141 . Select the 2. The dimension changes to have a leader with two parts. Select off the dimensions on the sheet. Change the tolerance description to TOL_RES2. One method is to use the options in the top toolbar.225 dimension at the top of the Section view. This should be almost identical to your GDT drawing that you just saved. Drafting. Change the tolerance from +-0. You can modify any of the parameters in the same manner as you set them earlier. You can also turn on some options under the pull down menu Tools. it is probably better to use this one so that all of the dimensions are setup as expected for the exercise. If you look at the top toolbar you should notice that the parameters have changed based on what the dimension has assigned to it. Change the tolerance to +-0. Mechanical Design.2250 and the 1. Open the GDTfinished drawing.CATIA Drafting Modifying Dimensions CATIA® V5R14 There a lot of ways you can modify your dimensions.0001 and press Enter. Up until now you have used those options to set the parameters for dimensions you were getting ready to create. Change the precision from 0.225 dimension and change the dimension line style to two part leader.

Options. Go to pull down menu Tools.395 dimensions back to +-0. Pull Down Menu Tools. The dimension should return to its original parameters. Select OK.005. Toggle all the options on under Modification. Drafting and the Manipulators tab. it can be useful when you are moving a value that has an extension or leader. Mechanical Design. Options This method allows you to turn on certain manipulators to modify your dimensions either as you are creating them or after they have been created. Page 142 ©Wichita State University . You are now ready to explore another option to modify dimensions. You can toggle the manipulators to be on during Creation or Modification by selecting the appropriate boxes. Modifying Dimensions. When you select a dimension that has already been created these options will appear around the dimension. You can also change the tolerance for the 2. Even though you can move the value without the manipulator. The dimension line move options are also very useful when you are trying to position a radius or diameter dimension.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Change the dimension line style back to regular.225 and 1. the numerical display description back to NUM_DINC and the tolerance description back to TOL_NUM2.

Notice the text appears after the dimension. Enter TYP and select OK. You can see how easy it is to adjust the overrun.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select on the 2. Select on the right red triangle. The Insert Text After window appears. This will allow you to adjust the overrun of your dimension. Notice the text appears before the dimension. Press and hold the first mouse button on the white box on the top of the left extension line. Page 143 . The overrun of the extension lines extend.225 dimension. The blanking is just as easy. Drag the box down to an appropriate distance and let go. Enter 2X and select OK. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. Drag the box up by moving the mouse. The Insert Text Before window appears. Select on the left red triangle. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below.

You should notice that both extension lines get adjusted when you use the manipulators to change the blanking or overrun. You also have the option of double selecting on the box and keying in a distance that you want either for both extension lines or just the one. The Geometrical Tolerance window appears just like it does when you create a geometrical tolerance. Modifying Dimensions.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Drag the white box at the bottom of the right extension line up adjusting the blanking. Select off the dimension on the sheet. Now you will look at the properties of a dimension. Page 144 ©Wichita State University . This will only adjust the extension line selected. You can also turn these manipulators on during creation so you make these changes as you create a dimension. Drag the box down to an appropriate distance and let go. With the manipulators turned on it is very easy to modify your dimension. Do not make any changes at this time. If you only want to adjust one of the extension lines then you can hold down the Ctrl key and select the box. Delete the text before and after the 2.225 dimension. Select Cancel. This releases the dimension. You can also modify a geometrical tolerance by double selecting on the frame. You can do this by selecting on the appropriate red triangle and removing the text and select OK. You can make changes and then select OK when done. Geometrical Tolerance Double select on the parallel geometric tolerance located at the bottom of the Section view.

Fractional. You can also specify whether you want the dual value Below. It will allow you to specify an offset for the value to position itself above the dimension line and to position the value either Inside. Dimension Type Value Orientation Gives the type of dimension. or Side-by-side. You have done many of the changes using different methods. This allows you to specify how you want the value of the dimension orientated. Dual Value © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. The Properties window appears. Page 145 . Make sure you are under the Value tab.CATIA Drafting Properties CATIA® V5R14 Using the third mouse button select on the . There are many tabs that you can select to make modifications.818 dimension and choose Properties. Outside or Auto. Allows you to specify that you want a dual value dimension and then you can choose what Format you want for the Main value and the Dual value.

01. Select the Numerical option and change the Main Value to . Page 146 ©Wichita State University . Toggle the Show dual value mode on. Notice that the dimension value changes to the fake value. Toggle the Show dual value mode off. Toggle the Fake Dimension mode off and select Apply. Modifying Dimensions. You should notice that the dimension has a value in millimeters located below the original value. Toggle the Fake Dimension mode on. This will allow you to specify a format for the Dual value.500 and select Apply.DIMM. You can turn on the option to make the dimension fake and then you can specify a Numerical value or a Alphanumerical value. Make sure the window is positioned so that you can see how the dimension looks as you make changes. This option is located down in the window.CATIA Drafting Format CATIA® V5R14 Allows you to change the numerical display description and precision. This will allow you to specify whether you want to use a Numerical or Alphanumerical value as the fake dimension. Format to be Decimal and Precision to be 0. Select Apply. The dimension returns to normal. Fake Dimension You are already familiar with most of these options except for the Dual Value and Fake Dimension. Change the position of the dual value to be Below and the Description to be NUM. You can also change whether you want the dimension to be Decimal or Fractional.

© Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. Page 147 . The Properties window changes.CATIA Drafting Select the Tolerance tab. Depending on the tolerance description you can specify an Upper value and Lower value or you can specify a First value and Second value. Since you have already been changing tolerance values you will not perform any changes here. CATIA® V5R14 You can change the tolerance description for the Main Value or the Dual Value if you have one.

two parts or with one of two leaders. The Leader Angle corresponds to the angle of the first part. Thickness and Color pertains to the display of the dimension lines. Modifying Dimensions. Page 148 ©Wichita State University . CATIA® V5R14 Dimension Line Allows you to display your dimension lines either regular. If the Extension was not defined in the standard then you could specify it here.CATIA Drafting Select the Dimension Line tab. The Properties window changes. The options correspond to the four icons on the top toolbar. Depending on the Representation. you can specify the other values.

Color or Thickness of the symbols at both ends. Go back to the properties of the dimension and change Symbol2 back to Filled Arrow. whether you want the arrows on the Inside. Foreshortened Refers to how you want the dimension lines to appear when dealing with a radius dimension pointing to the inside of a circle. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. Page 149 . You can change the Shape. You have the option to Fix the extremity point as well. Change Symbol2 to use a Circle.CATIA Drafting Symbols CATIA® V5R14 These refer to the symbols that you have at the end of your dimension lines as well as the end of your leader. You should notice that the dimension symbol changes to a blue circle. In the cases where there are two symbols you can choose either Symbol 1 In / Symbol 2 Out or Symbol 1 Out / Symbol 2 In as well. Shapes that are available: You also have the option of specifying how you want the Reversal to occur. colored blue and select OK. Outside or you want the computer to decide with Auto. colored black and select Apply. If you do not use the Ctrl key then both symbols will change. This can be done using the Ctrl key and then selecting one of the symbols.

The Properties window changes. The first extension line disappears. Allows you to define a funnel for your extension lines. Page 150 ©Wichita State University . It reappears. Toggle the Display first extension line option off and select Apply.CATIA Drafting Select the Extension Line tab. CATIA® V5R14 Extension Line Allows you to change the Color and Thickness of the extension lines and toggle whether or not you want them displayed. Modifying Dimensions. Allows you to adjust the Overrun or Blanking by keying in a value. Toggle the Display first extension line option on and select Apply. Extremities Funnel All of these options you have changed before using different methods except for turning the display of the extension lines on and off. You can also specify an angle that you want the extension lines to slant.

the Value and the tolerance or the Value.CATIA Drafting Select the Dimension Texts tab. This will only have an effect if you have changed the font to be struck through. only the value or not score anything. Allows you to define associated text either above. You also have the option of inserting a symbol. This will only have an effect if you have applied a frame to your text. CATIA® V5R14 Prefix-Suffix Associated Texts Allows you to define a prefix or suffix for the Main value. Allows you to frame the Value. tolerance and the text. Dimension score options Dimension frame options © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. Page 151 . below. Allows you to score all dimension text. The Properties window changes. left or right of the Main Value or Dual Value.

Page 152 ©Wichita State University . Associated Text Associated Text Prefix Main Value Associated Text Change the Associated Texts to contain nothing and select Apply. Bottom in the box below and Left in the box to the left of the Main Value and select Apply. Right in the box to the right. The placement is determined as shown below. You should notice the placement of the text around the dimension.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Under Associated Texts key in Top in the box above. Suffix Associated Text Modifying Dimensions. This should remove the text from around the dimension.

Page 153 . CATIA® V5R14 These options allow you to change the font characteristics of the text.CATIA Drafting Select the Font tab. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. The Properties window changes. You will explore these options in more detail later in the course.

The Properties window changes. CATIA® V5R14 These options allow you to change the characteristics of the text. Modifying Dimensions. Page 154 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Select the Text tab. You will explore these options in more detail later in the course.

© Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. The Properties window changes. CATIA® V5R14 This allows you to specify a layer as well as change the color of the dimension. Page 155 .CATIA Drafting Select the Graphic tab.

CATIA Drafting Select the Feature Properties tab. Page 156 ©Wichita State University . Modifying Dimensions. CATIA® V5R14 This allows you to name the dimension. The Properties window changes.

This should close the Properties window and release the dimension. Locate the dimension and then move it up and to the right. Notice that the chamfer is shown in terms of Length x Length according to the options set in the Tools Palette. Remember. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. Page 157 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Now that you know how to make modifications you will create and make changes to a couple of dimensions on the drawing. Select the horizontal and vertical lines that touch the chamfer. however you are going to do this by modifying the Properties. You want the dimension to show in terms of Length x Angle. Make sure you select the horizontal line first. Select Close and select off the dimension on the sheet. Select the chamfer dimensions icon and select the chamfer as shown below. you have the option of selecting the reference surfaces that make up the chamfer.

You should notice that there is a new tab called Chamfer. Page 158 ©Wichita State University . Since you selected the horizontal line first the distance is shown in a horizontal direction. Value Format Allows you to specify what type of chamfer dimension you want shown Representation Type You can either display the chamfer dimension in a One Symbol representation where it has an arrow pointing at the chamfer or you can use the Two Symbols representation which appears more like a distance dimension Change the Value Format to Distance x Angle. Remember you can go there by using the third mouse button.DINC and the Representation Type to Two Symbols and select OK. Modifying Dimensions. The chamfer dimension changes. The two symbol representation will display different depending on which element you select first.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Go to the properties of the chamfer dimension. The Properties window appears. Change the Main description to NUM.

It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You will complete this drawing when you finish the annotations and markup sections. You can either use the manipulators or the Properties window. Page 159 . © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. CATIA® V5R14 Make the Front view active. Modify the . Save your drawing and close all documents.250 diameter dimension to have “7x” appear to the left of the diameter symbol.CATIA Drafting Position your dimension so it looks similar to the diagram shown below.

Open the Dim Modify drawing. The Analyze window will appear. Notice that when two items interfere with one another both are counted as being badly placed. The Total number of elements in the current list changes to 2 instead of 3. Toolbars. Page 160 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Analysis CATIA® V5R14 You have the option of performing a dimensions analysis and it will show what dimensions have bad placement. Switch the option back to the List with the annotations badly placed. You are going to analyze these dimensions to see if you have any problems with the placement of the dimensions. in this case the Front view. This performed an analysis of your active view. The highlighted elements are the ones that are badly placed. You can do this by choosing the Analyze option under the pull down menu View. You should also notice that some dimensions have already been placed on the drawing. jump to the end or beginning and to update the list as you make changes. Scanner You should also notice that dimensions in the view are color coordinated. The drawing should contain four views with the Front view active. You may have to turn that toolbar on in order to see the icon. You are now going to scan through the list and make changes as you go. Number of the pointed element As you scan through using the Scanner it will show you which element number you are looking at. Notice that it found 3 elements badly placed. Select the dimensions analysis icon. Switch the option to Optimized list with the annotations badly placed. Allows you to step through the list one at a time forward or backward. Sometimes this is preferred although as you correct a problem with them listed either way the number will change after you update the analysis. Modifying Dimensions. You have the option of choosing an optimized list. Total number of elements in the current list The number of elements that are badly placed. The optimized list takes this into account and only counts that as one element.

© Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. This exits the Analyze window. however there are some tools that assist you in placing and aligning dimensions.75 dimension so that it stops before that interfering location. The reason it thinks there is a problem is that if the dimension line of the 2. Select the dimensions analysis icon again.75 dimension. Notice that the radius dimension still thinks it interferes with the 0. Select OK to exit the window. Close all documents.75 dimension.75 dimension. The view name interferes with the 2. Select the update icon in the Analyze window. Move the 2. One is the 2. This is where the center point of the circle is located. Select the next icon until you get to the 2.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the next icon until you get to the view name. Note: The analysis option can also be accessed through the pull down menu Tools. It now states that there are no problems with your placement of the dimensions. This will locate the view name at the bottom of the view out of the way of all dimensions. Move the view name below the 3. Select the next icon. You do not need to save this drawing. There is only one bad placement in this view.75 dimension. You will explore those options next. The number of elements changes to 1.75 extension line to stop before that interfering location. You fixed all of the bad placements manually. Depending on your company’s standards it may not be necessary to make the last two adjustments. Modify the placement until there are not problems and exit the Analyze window. Notice a circle appears on top of the 2. Notice the circle notation on the extension line of the 0.75 dimension.75 dimension down a little so that it does not interfere with the center location and select the update icon in the Analyze window. Modify the end of the . You need to move the dimension off of this center location. Now you are down to two elements that have problems. Activate the top view and perform a dimensions analysis. You can do this by using the manipulators or the properties of the dimension.75 dimension.00 radius went to the center of the circle then it would interfere with the 2. Analyze. Select OK. Page 161 .25 dimension.00 radius and the other is the 2. You will modify the blanking of the 0.

This will open the same drawing that you used last time without the modifications. You also have the option of using the third mouse button and selecting Line-Up.50 and the . Make sure both are selected. Toolbars. Select the 1.CATIA Drafting Positioning CATIA® V5R14 There are some positioning tools that can help you position your dimensions properly. This will allow you to line-up your dimensions automatically without having to do it manually.75 dimensions in the Front view. You have the option of specifying a reference line or to select a reference from free space. Select the line-up icon. Open the Dim Modify drawing. You can do this by choosing the Positioning option under the pull down menu View. Select the rightmost vertical line in the Front view. The Line Up window appears. Page 162 . These can be extremely useful when you are working with generated dimensions as you will later in this course. This will use that line as the reference element. Offset to reference The distance from the reference element to the first dimension and the angle from the reference element to the first dimension The distance between each dimension and the angle between each dimension Aligns the values of the stacked dimensions Aligns the values of the cumulated dimensions Adds a funnel on cumulated dimension values if necessary If activated the first dimension (interior) will not move and the other dimensions will be based on your offset ©Wichita State University Offset between dimensions Align stacked dimension values Align cumulated dimension values Automatically add a funnel Only organize dimensions into systems Modifying Dimensions. Turn on the Positioning toolbar. In order to see these icons you may have to turn on the positioning toolbar.

Select the leftmost vertical line in the Front view. The 0. The dimension positioning icon is extremely useful when you are working with generated dimensions. Drafting. If everything is set up correctly this can be a very quick way of aligning dimensions.75 dimension is one inch from the reference element. There is another option that works well to position dimensions as well called dimension positioning. Select the line-up icon. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions.75 dimension.0 for the Offset to reference and 2.75 dimension would not have moved and the 1.5 for the Offset between dimensions and select OK.00 inch dimensions. Therefore the first dimension will not move and the spacing between the other dimensions is determined by the default settings. If you would have had the Only organize dimensions into systems option on then the 0.75 and the 1. Select the . Activate the Top view. You are going to use the dimension positioning icon to automatically position all your dimensions. This icon will use the default settings that are defined in pull down menu Tools. Make sure the Only organize dimensions into systems option is off and enter 1.50 dimension is one inch from the 0. The line-up icon works very well to position dimensions uniformly without you having to manually do it.75 dimension. Options. The two dimensions are positioned. The other line up option is the align into system icon. This will use that line as the reference element. It will align the dimensions just like the line up icon except it will always have the Only organize dimensions into systems option on. Page 163 . Dimensions tab.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Make sure that the Only organize dimensions into systems option is off and enter 2.0 for the Offset to reference and 1. The 1. The dimensions move. Mechanical Design.0 for the Offset between dimensions and select OK. The reason they are only one inch apart is because the view scale is 2:1.50 dimension would have been an inch from the 0.

dimensions position nicely.CATIA Drafting Select the dimension positioning icon. CATIA® V5R14 Notice that by selecting the icon all of your Activate the Front view and select the dimension positioning icon. Note: The positioning option will not change the angle of the dimensions.63 diameter dimension. such as the . Once again your dimensions position nicely and your drawing should appear similar to the one shown below. Modifying Dimensions. Page 164 ©Wichita State University . You will now learn how to create and remove interruptions on your extension lines.

Select below the radius dimension line as shown below. You can either use the icon or you can use the third mouse button and under the object name there are interruption options. Now you need to define a second point defining the end of the interruption. Notice that the interruption was only created on the left extension line. You have to remember to select the appropriate icon in the Tools Palette before defining the interruption.CATIA Drafting Interruptions CATIA® V5R14 Interruptions are used to break or limit an extension line or lines so that they do not interfere with your geometry or other annotations. It wants to know what dimension you would like to create the interruption on. You are going to Select the 1.25 dimension on the left side. It is located under the re-route dimension icon. create an interruption on the left extension line. This exercise will demonstrate how to create and remove interruptions. Select above the radius dimension line as shown below. Creates an interruption on one extension line Creates an interruption on both extension lines You can create an interruption in all of the extension lines at the same time or you can choose to create an interruption in just the one extension line. Two new icons appear in the Tools Palette. Select the add interruption on one side icon in the Tools Palette. Page 165 . Select the create interruption(s) icon. © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. It is now asking for the first point defining the beginning of the interruption. The interruption is created.

Page 166 ©Wichita State University . Removes one interruption from one extension line Removes all interruptions from one extension line Removes all interruptions from both extension lines Examples: Modifying Dimensions.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You can have multiple interruptions in the same extension line by just defining another one in the same manner. The remove interruption(s) icon has three sub-options and it is located under the re-route or create interruption icon.

This is signifying that they cannot be updated. It is located in the Tools toolbar.75 constraint to be 2.CATIA Drafting Update CATIA® V5R14 You will now see the effects of making changes to your part and updating the views. Page 167 .5 and exit the sketcher. Notice the update icon is available. Open the Dim Modify part.1 so it does not have the 1.1 change the 2. If it is on.5 inch wide opening as shown below. Notice that two of your dimensions in the Top view change to a pinkish color. Select the update icon. the elements that they were dimensioning are now gone. Switch back to your part and modify Sketch. Notice your dimensions automatically adjusted. Switch back to your drawing and update the views. Switch to your drawing. The reason is obvious. Select the analysis display mode icon to deactivate it. There is an analysis display mode option that can be turned on and off. then you will see the colors change as the status of a dimension changes. You have now changed your part and the views in your drawing will need to be updated. Keep your drawing open. change back to their original color. In Sketch. Notice the two dimensions © Wichita State University Modifying Dimensions. The color of a dimension means different things.

Options. Page 168 ©Wichita State University . They are no longer needed since the geometry does not exist. Close all documents. Modifying Dimensions. There is no reason to save either one of the Dim Modify documents. Mechanical Design.. Do you remember when you created the true dimension it appeared purple? Select Close and OK on the Options window. CATIA® V5R14 Go to the pull down menu Tools. This is where the colors can be set along with defining what each color means. Options. Delete the two dimensions. The Types and colors of dimensions window should appear. Turn the Activate analysis display mode on and then select the Types and colors. Dimension tab. button. Drafting.CATIA Drafting The colors can be modified by using the pull down menu Tools.. You turned the mode back on using the pull down menu. In this tab you should see an Analysis Display Mode area. Notice the two dimensions are now pink again. You are now ready to learn how to generate dimensions from the constraints on your part.

Open the Generate Dim drawing and part. Select the Front view. By selecting a view or views before selecting the generate dimensions icon. It should appear highlighted. dimensions will only be generated for that view or views. Mechanical Design. Page 169 . Before you generate the dimensions all at once you are going to turn on the option to filter before generation. You are going to look at the constraints of the part first to get an idea of what is happening when you generate dimensions. the generating portion is working. Notice that the rest of the elements are fillets and holes. Exit the sketcher and switch back to the drawing. Go to pull down menu Tools. © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. therefore it should not cause the exercise to fail. therefore the appropriate dimensions may not appear highlighted when doing analysis after generation. Drafting and the Generation tab. Switch to the part and look at Sketch. There are two options to generating dimensions. either all at once or step by step. This will allow you to specify the filters you want to use before generating the dimensions. Turn the Filters before generation option on and select OK. You should also notice that the Analysis after generation option is already selected. However.CATIA Drafting Generating Dimensions CATIA® V5R14 Generating dimensions is a quick way of creating dimensions that have already been defined with constraints in your Part. Options. There have been some bugs in the software.1 and its constraints.

.associated with unrepresented elements Generates dimensions that are not associated with any element in the drawing Applies the constraint tolerances to the dimension if they exist Generates dimensions from constraints created in sketcher Generates dimensions from constraints created in 3D Generates dimensions from assembly constraints. appears.. Page 170 ©Wichita State University . this will only be available when working with an assembly Generates dimensions from measured constraints .with design tolerances Generating Dimensions. CATIA® V5R14 The Dimension Generation Filters window Type of constraint Sketcher constraints 3D constraints Assembly constraints Measured constraints Options ..CATIA Drafting Select the generate dimensions icon..

This is only available if you are working with an assembly. You are going to generate dimensions from just the 3D constraints. Only available if you have excluded some constraints Add All Parts Remove Adds all the parts associated with an assembly. Page 171 . © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. The list will specify the number of constraints for each element. Select the 3D constraints option only. In this case there are 19 constraints in the Generate Dim part. Make sure no other options are selected.CATIA Drafting Retrieve excluded constraints CATIA® V5R14 Allows you to recover a constraint that you excluded before and have it regenerated. Removes the element from the list.

It shows you the constraints on your part that were used to create dimensions.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select OK. The Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. Generating Dimensions. This will allow you to see the analysis as you select the various options. The dimensions are generated. Select the Generated constraints option. Constraint Analysis in 3D Generated constraints Other constraints Excluded constraints Dimension Analysis in 2D New generated dimensions Generated dimensions Other dimensions This analysis appears in your 3D part Show all generated constraints Show other constraints that were not used Shows constraints that you chose to exclude This analysis appears in your 2D drawing Shows all the dimensions that were just generated Shows all the dimensions that have been generated including the ones that were just generated Show the dimensions that were not generated Switch to the part window. Page 172 ©Wichita State University . The list states how many constraints were generated for each element.

Select the dimension positioning icon. Positioning. Select OK. The Generated dimensions option will show the same thing and the Other dimensions shows nothing new since all of the dimensions so far are generated from 3D. Select the Generated dimensions options. The dimensions are positioned in that view as well. You will also generate dimensions on all of the views instead of just the Front view. You are now going to use your positioning icons to position these dimensions. You will now generate all of the constraints instead of just the 3D constraints. Select the New generated dimensions option.. Your generated dimension can be used to control the 3D constraints. Notice that only the newly generated dimensions are highlighted. You can either select the icon or choose the option under the pull down menu Tools. Now all of the dimensions highlight since all of them are generated dimensions. The Dimension Generation Filters window appears. Select OK. Page 173 . This shows you the constraints that are available but not used to create dimensions. The window closes. © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. You also may have to add additional dimensions in order to finish your drawing. This option is very nice to get a beginning position for all of the dimensions. This will close the window. Options is set accordingly. there has been a bug in the software for some time in this regard. Select the New generated dimensions option.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the Other constraints option. This can only occur if the option under Tools. All of the dimensions in the Front view are positioned. Since you have not excluded any constraints yet the Excluded constraints option will not show anything. Some more dimensions get generated and the Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. Switch back to your drawing. This can be a very dangerous option so you will be introduced to it and then you will set the option so it cannot be done. Notice that all of the dimensions are highlighted.associated with unrepresented elements option and select OK. Select all the options for Type of constraint and turn on the . Select the generate dimensions icon. however you may still have to do some modifications in order to clarify the dimensioning of your part.. All of the dimensions were newly generated. Activate the Top view and select the dimension positioning icon. All of the dimensions may be highlighted.

Generating Dimensions. Drafting. Page 174 ©Wichita State University . You are going to change a dimension and see how it affects the part.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select pull down menu Tools. Switch back to the drawing and select the update icon. Switch to the part window and select the update icon. Mechanical Design. Drafting. Change the value to 1. Options. The drawing updates. Turn off the Prevent dimensions from driving 3D constraints option. Double select on the 1. You should see the following options. Select pull down menu Tools. Administration tab. Depending on your workplace this option could cause a lot of trouble. Your part updates with the change. The Constraint Definition window appears. Mechanical Design. Administration tab. Select OK. Options.5 and select OK.13 dimension on the left in the Top view.

Close the drawing and the part without saving and reopen them.40 TYP for the thickness of the part then the other . The disadvantage is that it can take longer since it is letting you interact with the generation process. You should notice that there are some dimensions that you do not want and some dimensions that you would prefer to be in a different view.15 radius dimension are unnecessary. You can take care of some of these problems by generating the dimensions step by step instead of all at once. Look at the Front view. Select the generate dimensions step by step option.40 dimensions and the 1. This will effectively undo all of the generation. If you specify a . It is located under the generate balloons or generate dimensions icon. The Dimension Generation Filters window appears. © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. You are now going to generate the dimensions step by step. Page 175 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Turn on the Prevent dimensions from driving 3D constraints option and select OK. The step by step option allows you to specify whether or not you want to keep a dimension and you have the option of transferring a dimension to another view.

A 2. The Step by Step Generation window appears. to have the dimension in.associated with unrepresented elements option on and select OK. Page 176 ©Wichita State University . You want it in the Right view.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select all of the Type of constraint options on and turn the . You want to keep that one so you will go on. you can look in the part window and you will see the constraint. A . If it is off then the next dimension will not generate until you select the next arrow. Turn the Timeout option off. Generates the next dimension Generates all the dimensions Stops the generation and closes window Pauses the generation Excludes a dimension Transfers a dimension to another view Visualization in 3D Timeout Displays the constraint in the part window as you go along If it is on then the time next to it specifies how long it will wait until it generates the next dimension.25 dimension appears..50 radius dimension appears but it is in the Front view. This will allow you to look at your options without having to rush. This will allow you to specify what view you would like Generating Dimensions. If you want. Select the transferred icon. Select the next dimension generation arrow again. Select the next dimension generation arrow..

Select the next dimension generation arrow again.40 dimension appears and you do not want it. Another . A 1.75 dimension appears and you want to keep it. The . Select the next dimension generation arrow again.15 dimension and select the next dimension generation arrow.40 dimension appears. Select the next dimension generation arrow.40 dimension and select the next dimension generation arrow. A 0. The dimension appears in the Right view. Exclude the . A . Select the next dimension generation arrow again. A .13 dimension appears and you want to keep it.40 dimension appears.62 diameter dimension moves to the other view.40 dimension appears. CATIA® V5R14 Select the next dimension generation arrow again. Exclude the . Page 177 . A .62 dimension and select the next dimension generation arrow. Select the next dimension generation arrow again. Exclude the 1. Transfer this dimension to the Top view and select the next dimension generation arrow.13 dimension appears and you want to keep it. Select the next dimension generation arrow again. A 1. © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. A 1. Exclude the .62 dimension appears but you do not need it. Select the next dimension generation arrow.CATIA Drafting Select the Right view.40 dimension and select the next dimension generation arrow. Another . Exclude the . Exclude the .30 radius dimension appears and you want to keep it.15 dimension appears and you do not want it. A 3. The other .50 dimension appears and you want to keep it.40 dimension appears and you want to keep this one.40 dimension and select the next dimension generation arrow. Select the next dimension generation arrow. A 1. Another .50 dimension appears and you want to keep it.40 dimension using the not generated icon and select the next dimension generation arrow. A 5. A 1.75 dimension appears and you want to keep it.62 dimension appears but it needs to be in another view. A .25 dimension appears and you want to keep it.

Switch back to the drawing.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the next dimension generation arrow. Some of the dimensions will require you to position them manually. Page 178 ©Wichita State University . These are the constraints that you used. A 2. Modify and position all of the dimensions to appear as shown below. That was the last dimension.75 dimension appears and you want to keep it. Select the next dimension generation arrow again. Select OK. Make sure you move the view names and add the appropriate text. Select the next dimension generation arrow again and the window closes. Select the Other constraints option. You will also have to change the dimension lines to be extended on some dimensions to appear as shown. Select the Excluded constraints option. Switch to the part window. Options in order to position the radius and diameter dimensions as shown. Notice all of the constraints that were not used were excluded by you. You may have to turn on some additional manipulators under Tools. The Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. These are the constraints you excluded. You can either do it manually or you can use the icon. This will allow you to see the analysis. Generating Dimensions. You can now position all of the dimensions. Select the Generated constraints option. These are the constraints you did not use.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You need to add one additional dimension to the Front view to state what the radius of the corner is and then you need to either adjust the blanking or create interruptions to get the extension lines off of the center and axis lines. Page 179 . © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions.

Generating Dimensions.75 dimension to be at the end of the center line in the Front view.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Add the . You can see that it is very quick and easy to generate dimensions from the constraints of your part. But it may require more modification than when you create the dimensions manually. You will now perform a final analysis on your drawing. You can access the filter and analysis options for the generated dimensions by using the pull down menu Tools. Adjust the extension lines in the Top view to appear similar to the diagram shown below. It should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Page 180 ©Wichita State University .30 radius dimension and adjust the extension line of the 2.

Also you should note that the dimensions that have already been generated were not affected. You should now be able to create. The Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. Select on the Other dimensions option and turn off the Generated dimensions option. However. With the step by step method you can then exclude the ones that you still do not want and only recover the ones that you do want instead of recovering all of them. modify and generate all dimensions necessary for the completion of your drawing. You have the option to do the same using the step by step method since this is an option of the filter. This will retrieve the constraints that Select OK. The next section will cover those options. The Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. Select OK. Close all documents. This time you are going to recover a constraint that you have excluded. The Generated Dimension Analysis window appears. Notice that there were not any new dimensions generated. Page 181 . Almost all of the dimensions highlight. Only the . Make sure all of the options are on under Type of constraint and select OK. Select the New generated dimensions option. a drawing normally will also require some annotations and symbols. were excluded.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the Analysis option under the pull down menu Tools. Save your drawing. You will want to save now because what you are getting ready to do will not need to be saved. Select the New generated dimensions option. © Wichita State University Generating Dimensions. Select the generate dimensions icon. This concludes generating dimensions. Select the generate dimensions icon again.30 radius dimension that you manually created is highlighted. Select OK. You do not need to save any of them. The last topic that needs to be looked at is how do you get dimensions generated that you have excluded. The recovered dimensions are highlighted. Dimension generation. Notice that the retrieve excluded constraints icon is available. Select OK. Select the retrieve excluded constraints icon. The Dimension Generation Filters window appears. Select on the Generated dimensions option.

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Create text that says To the left underneath and to the left of the first piece of text. The drawing should contain four views with the Front view active. In this window you can type your text. Creating Text Open the Annotations drawing and part. This will allow you to work with items in both windows. This section will cover the various tools you have available to create annotations and symbols. Drag the text to the approximate location as shown below. This will allow you to Select a location in the Front view to the right of the extension. create text. Create text that says To the right underneath and to the right of the last one. Key in Watch for extension and select OK. Annotations are used to convey notes and information to the downstream user. Now you will create text that is associated to a piece of geometry.CATIA Drafting Annotations CATIA® V5R14 Annotations and symbols are normally required to finish a drawing. You can drag the text around to any location by using the first mouse button. The text appears. Select the text icon. © Wichita State University Creating Text. Page 183 . A Text Editor window appears. Make sure you do not press Enter or you will add an additional line. Symbols are used to represent items such as part numbers and welds. It is located under the datum target icon. This defines the anchor point for the text.

Select the text icon and position the text below and to the right of the geometry in the view. However. You can set the properties of the text before you create it by using the top toolbar. you will investigate these options when you modify text. Page 184 ©Wichita State University . The text appears. The Text Editor appears. Creating Text. Key in Left side and select OK. Notice that all of the text has the same graphical properties.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select the text icon and then select the left vertical line of the extension. Drag the text to the left of the extension as shown below.

You will select an element to position the anchor point of the arrow head. Select the small circle on the right. Drag the arrow up and to the right and define the anchor point for the text.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Key in This is press Enter. This should create a string of text that spans three lines as shown below. The Text Editor window appears. It is located under the text icon. key in piece of text and select OK. You are now going to create text with a leader. Select the text with leader icon. Page 185 . You should see an arrow appear that you can drag to position the anchor point of the text. Make the Top view active. © Wichita State University Creating Text. key in a multi-line press Enter.

You have some positioning manipulators appear. Those are the options that you have to create text. Page 186 ©Wichita State University . Position the text as shown below and select in the view off the text. You will explore these modifications next. The text with leader is created. There are a lot of modifications that you can perform on the text however. Creating Text.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Key in Hole and select OK.

Select the bold icon again. superscript. underline. italic. The option might contain more decimal places. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. The bold is removed. The text changes font. Select the strike thru icon. bold. The underline is removed. Select the italic icon again. Change the font type to Times New Roman. The text appears in italics. You can now modify the settings using the top toolbar. The strike through is removed. Page 187 . Select the bold icon. The overline is removed. All three lines of text Select the overline icon again. Select the underline icon.CATIA Drafting Modifying Text CATIA® V5R14 There are many options to modify text. a lot of these options you can perform before you create the text. overline. Select This is a multi-line piece of text.276. Select the italic icon. You will try out each option next. anchor point. It is located under the underline icon. appear with an overline. Top Toolbar These options allow you to change the font. All three lines of text appear underlined. All three lines of text are struck through. Most of the common options are located in the top toolbar. go ahead and select the option which is closest. justification. strike through. This is a toggle therefore you can select it again to turn the bold off. Change the font size to . The text should appear bold. Font properties Make the Front view active. font size. Select the underline icon again. Select the strike thru icon again. The italics is removed. subscript. frame and symbols. Select the overline icon. The text becomes larger.

subscripted. underlined or overlined. The only options that can not be on at the same time is underline and overline. Select the subscript icon. You should realize that you can have more than one property assigned to text at a given time. The text appears Select the subscript icon again. The text appears superscripted. and superscript and subscript. The superscript is removed. It is located under the superscript icon. superscript or subscript.CATIA Drafting Select the superscript icon. Page 188 ©Wichita State University . italic. CATIA® V5R14 Select the superscript icon again. It is possible to have a piece of text be bold. struck through. The subscript is removed. Modifying Text.

This will only appear when you have multiple lines in the same piece of text. Whatever appears on the icon is how the text is positioned in respect to the anchor point. The anchor point options should appear. Anchor point You can position your text with respect to the anchor point. center or right. In other words you can not have the text be right and left justified. It is located under the center justification or left justification icon. Notice that only one type of justification can be used on a piece of text. This does not change the position of the anchor point but instead positions the text differently with respect to the anchor point. Select the center justification icon. Select the arrow on the anchor point icon. Select the left justification icon. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. Select the bottom right anchor point option. Notice the text moved to the left and up again in order for the anchor point to be in the lower right corner. Select the center anchor point option. It is located under the left justification icon. The text should become right justified. Continue to play with the different anchor locations. You should notice that this text is already left justified. Your text returns to its original location. Select the top left anchor point option. The text should become left justified. Page 189 . The text should become center justified. Select the right justification icon.CATIA Drafting Justification CATIA® V5R14 You can also adjust the justification using the toolbar to be either left. Notice the text moved to the left and up in order for the anchor point to be in the center of the text. Currently it is positioned so that the anchor point is in the upper left corner of your text. You will change the anchor point a couple of times.

Select the circle frame option. The other ones are variable sized frames and will adjust to fit the text. Select the rectangle frame option. A rectangular frame appears around the text. Modifying Text. A circular frame appears around the text. You will explore a few of them. The frame options should appear. This becomes useful when your company has a set size for certain frames and it is up to you to fit your text within the frame by modifying its size. Page 190 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Frame CATIA® V5R14 You have the option to add a variety of frames to your text. The frames with the little locks on them are fixed sized frames defined in the standards file. Feel free to play around with the other frame options but make sure you set the frame to this option before continuing. Select the arrow on the frame icon. Select the left flag frame option.

Select at the end of the first line. symbol you would like to insert. Select the arrow on the insert symbol icon. This will set the insert location to be at the end of the first line. The Text Editor window appears. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. This will allow you to specify what Select the center line option. The symbol will be inserted at the end of the text unless you edit the text then you can have the symbol insert anywhere within the text. The degree symbol is inserted at the end of your text. The triangle symbol appears at the end of the first line. Select off the text inside the view. Remove the triangle and select OK.CATIA Drafting Insert Symbol CATIA® V5R14 You also have the option of inserting a symbol. Page 191 . You can do this by selecting at the end of the text and backspacing. Double select on the text with the first mouse button. Notice that your text contains the center line symbol and the degree symbol. Select the triangle option. This will switch the text to contain no symbols. text. Remove the two symbols. Your text is in the window along with the two symbols. This releases the text. The center line symbol is inserted at the end of your Select the degree option.

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The Properties window appears with four different tabs available. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. You will now look at some of the other properties. Change the Spacing to be 20% and select Apply. Superscript or Subscript options You can adjust the Ratio. neither or both Determines the size of the font Turn the underline option on or off The color of the text You can toggle on or off the Strikethrough. Slant. Spacing refers to the space between characters and you can specify either a Fixed or Variable Pitch. Spacing and Pitch of the text. Font Style Size Underline Color Attributes Character The type of font that is used Controls whether the font is Italic. Bold. Most of these options can be changed using the top toolbar as previously discussed. Notice that the distance between letters changed. Page 193 . Using the third mouse button go to Properties for the text Left side. Slant refers to the slant of the letters. The Font tab is shown below. Overline.CATIA Drafting Properties CATIA® V5R14 You can also make changes to your text by changing the properties of the text. The Ratio refers to the size of the characters.

Line Spacing.CATIA Drafting Select the Text tab. Modifying Text. Page 194 ©Wichita State University . If you turn the Word wrap option on. The Properties window changes. Base to Cap or Base to Base. The Anchor Point allows you to change how the text is positioned with respect to the anchor point. The Anchor Line can be adjusted to use Top or Bottom or the Cap or Base. You can also change the Color. You can adjust the Anchor Point or the Anchor Line. Line Spacing Mode and specify Word wrap. Center or Right justification. The Line Spacing is the distance between each line and the Line Spacing Mode determines how that distance is applied. CATIA® V5R14 Frame Position Allows you to change the frame that goes around the text. change the Justification. Thickness and Line Type of the frame. either from Bottom to Top. The Justification allows you to set Left. you can specify the width the text can be before wrapping it around to the next line.

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You can set the Reference to be either the Sheet or the View and you can adjust the Orientation. The Orientation can be set to Horizontal, Vertical or Fixed Angle. If you specify Fixed Angle then an Angle needs to be entered. The Mirroring option allows you to mirror your text. If you have the Auto Flip option on then the text will always be flipped to remain readable.

Options Display Units Apply scale Back Field Blank Background If the text has parameters that have units, it will display those units Toggles whether or not the text will scale with the view Aligns superscript and subscript text Toggles whether or not the box area of the text blanks out an area fill

Superscript/Subscript Allows you to adjust the offset and size of superscript and subscript text Display Specifies what display mode the text will have, it can either be set to Show Value, Show Box only, or Hide Value

A lot of those options can be adjusted using the top toolbar. Change the frame to Rectangle and a Thickness of 5 and select Apply. The rectangle frame should appear around the text and it should be thick. Change the Orientation to be Fixed Angle and change the Angle to be 30 and select Apply. The text should turn 30 degrees. You will now create some additional text to see some of the other properties. Select OK. The Properties window closes. Create the following text above the geometry in the Front View. This is all one line of text. It should read: This will show me some of the properties that are not as straight forward as some of the others. It should appear similar to the one shown below.

Using the third mouse button go to the Properties for this line of text.

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Make sure you are in the Text tab and turn Word wrap on with 3.5 inches and select Apply. The text should change to look like the following. Notice that the once the text approaches 3.5 inches it automatically wraps to the next line.

Select OK. The Properties window closes. Create another piece of text to the right of the last one that looks like the following. You will have to press Enter to go to the next line when creating the text.

Double select the text to edit it. When you are in edit mode you highlight just a portion of the text and change the properties of just that portion. Highlight the word There on the last line and go to Properties using the third mouse button. This will allow you to change the properties for just this portion of the text. Under the Font tab change it to be subscript and select OK. The word There is now subscripted. You still be in edit mode. At the end of the text add the word Everybody. Notice that this new word is subscripted as well. You are going to change it to be superscripted. Highlight the word Everybody and go to Properties using the third mouse button. Sometimes it is hard to highlight in the graphical workspace so you can also highlight it within the Text Editor window. Under the Font tab change it to be superscript and select Apply. Notice the text moved above the word There. This is because you have the Back Field option turned on under the Text tab. If you turned it off it would not align itself with the subscripted text.

Under the Text tab turn the Back Field option off and select OK in the Properties window and OK in the Text Editor window.

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Using the third mouse button go to Properties for the leadered text Hole in the Top View. Under the Text tab change the Display to be Show Box and select OK. Notice the text no longer appears just a box representing it.

Go to the Properties again and change the Display to Hide Value and select OK. Notice nothing appears at the end of the leader line now.

Go to the Properties again and change the Display back to Show Value and select Apply. The text reappears.

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Select the Graphic tab. The Properties window changes.

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Lines and Curves Show, Pick and Layers

This applies to your frame. You also had these options under the Text tab. You can change what layer the text is on and whether it is Pickable.

You are not going to change anything here.

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Select the Feature Properties tab. The Properties window changes.

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This allows you to change the internal name of the text. Select OK.

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You will need to use the arrows above the text in order to slide the text over. You should see the following options appear. A leader appears from the frame of the text to the line. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. The manipulators appear as well. Select the rightmost vertical line in the Front view. CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button while on the multi-line text. It now wants you to define the anchor point for the arrowhead. It should look like the one shown below. Slide the text over to the right. Select the Add Leader option. Page 201 .CATIA Drafting Adding a Leader You can add a leader to existing text by using the third mouse button.

You see the various boxes and symbols appear around the leader and the frame. A breakpoint appears in the middle of the leader arrow. The box at the head of the arrow allows you to change many things involving the leader. Select Add a Breakpoint. The following options appear. Press the third mouse button while on the box at the head of the arrow. It is now waiting for you to define another head location. Press the third mouse button while on the new breakpoint and select Add an Extremity. Page 202 ©Wichita State University . Modifying Text.CATIA Drafting There are some options with the leader. CATIA® V5R14 Select on the multi-line text.

The following symbol options appear. Press the third mouse button while on the box at the head of the new arrow and select Symbol Shape. The arrow head changes to a filled circle. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. It is waiting for you to define the interruption by selecting two points. A new arrow appears from the break point to the line.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select along the bottom horizontal line in the Front view. Select the Filled Circle option. Press the third mouse button while on the box at the head of the first arrow and select Add an Interruption. Page 203 . Notice you can choose to have No Symbol at the head of the arrow.

Press the third mouse button while on the box at the head of the first arrow and select All Around. Notice the interruption appear in the leader. This puts a circle around the corner point. If you turn off the Standard Behavior option you position the tail of the leader at various locations along the frame instead of either the left or right side. If the option is not checked then the text can be moved around but the orientation and location of the leader arrows will remain stationary. Select the Standard Behavior option to turn it off. The Rigid option if checked allows you to move the text around and the leader arrows will adjust with it. Modifying Text. You will now position the tail of the leader at the top of the frame. Press the third mouse button while on the circle at the tail of the arrow. Page 204 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select at the two locations shown below. The following options appear.

It wants you to define the anchor point for the arrowhead. You will now investigate the various links that can be applied to your text. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. Press the third mouse button while on the multi-line text and select the Add Leader option again. You are finished with the leader option. Different frames have different locations that the tail of the leader can attach to. Select off the text. Select the view name text. Another leader appears. You can also add additional leaders to your text. You can do this by using the first button on the mouse. It should look similar to the diagram shown below. You will probably want to play with some of the different frames to get a better feel for your options. Page 205 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Drag the circle to the top left corner of the frame.

2 so that the angle of the lines change. You are going to modify Sketch.CATIA Drafting Orientation Link You can link the orientation of your text to an existing object. You will keep the link. This will allow you to create a link between the text and another object that will orient the text.2 so that the top radius is 0.2 has a 0. You should have noticed that the text changed orientation to keep it the same as the line. You can remove the link by pressing the third mouse button on the text and choosing Orientation Link. Go to the part window. Activate the Right view. Modify Sketch. Modify your part back so that Sketch. Select the right slanted line. Create text that says oriented and locate it to the right of the geometry. Delete. Update the views. CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button while on the text and choose Orientation Link. Modifying Text. This is what the orientation link does to your text. The text changes orientation again. Watch the oriented text as you update the views.62 radius and update your views. Page 206 ©Wichita State University .875 and exit the sketch. Create. You will now change the angle of that link in your part and see what happens to the text. Go back to the drawing window. Notice the text changes orientation to that of the line.

When you created the Left side text you associated with the left line of the extension therefore it already has a positional link. You can delete the positional link by using the third mouse button and choosing Positional Link. CATIA® V5R14 Activate the Front view.7 instead of 0. Go to your part window. Page 207 . This will modify that edge out a little. Update your views. Modify Pad. Watch the Left side text compared to the To the left text as you update your views.44. Go back to your drawing. You can always redefine a positional link if you choose. Notice that the Left side text moved with the edge as opposed to the To the left text that remained at its same location. You will keep the link.2 to use a Length of 0. Change your part back to having Pad. You need to select the object that you want the text to have a positional link with. © Wichita State University Modifying Text.44 and update your views. Delete.2 use a Length of 0.CATIA Drafting Positional Link You can also create a positional link between the text and another object. Select the left vertical line of the extension. This redefines the positional link even though it already had one. Create. Press the third mouse button while on the Left side text and choose Positional Link.

2 to be 0. Press the third mouse button while on the text and select Attribute link. Watch the text dynamically change when you update the views.2. You are automatically returned to the drawing and an Attribute Link Panel appears. Select at the end of the text and enter a space and then insert the diameter symbol. The diameter appears in your text.CATIA Drafting Attribute link CATIA® V5R14 You have the option of including an attribute in your text.2 of your part. Notice how the diameter in the text changed to 0.625. You are now going to modify Hole. You can attach just about any attribute to your text. Switch to your part window. You need to double select on the text in order to have the option to create an attribute link. Update the views. therefore you will have to double select on the text before you will have the option to add an attribute link. You are going to select the hole in order to create the attribute link. This is how you can edit your text. The Text Editor window appears.625. Page 208 ©Wichita State University . As that attribute changes the text will dynamically change. Activate the Top view. This type of link requires that you edit the text in order to add the attribute link to it. You are now going to create an attribute link between the diameter of the hole and this text. Go to the part window and modify the diameter of Hole. Select OK in the Text Editor window. Double select on the Hole text using the first mouse button. Select the Diameter attribute as shown above and select OK. You have the option to replicate this text and attribute to another element. Select Hole. It is now asking for the link object. Modifying Text. Go back to your drawing.

Page 209 . © Wichita State University Modifying Text. It should appear as shown below.1. You can have the diameter attribute or any other attribute appear without having a symbol. New text appears and is attached to your pointer. You can now select the text that you want to replicate. Select above and to the left of the geometry. The text is created and positioned. Notice that the text and the attribute got replicated.625. However.CATIA Drafting Replicate Text CATIA® V5R14 Replicating text will copy the text and its corresponding text attribute to another similar element. Note: The reason the units appear in the text is because you have the Display Units option turned on in the Properties under the Text tab. It is located under the text or text with leader icon.44 inches instead of 0. Select the Hole text. the diameter attribute for this hole is 0. If you turn this option off then the inch units would not appear. Note: The diameter symbol was a personal choice. it has nothing to do with the fact that a diameter is being shown. Go back to your drawing and select the text replicate icon. Go to your part window and select Hole. Add a leader to the new text pointing at the small circle on the left. You have to specify the element you want the text replicated to first. You are going to select a location for the text.

. You can see that there is an attribute link with Hole... In the Front view press the third mouse button while on the Left side text and select Query Object Links. Notice that there is just a positional link.. Press the third mouse button while on the 0. Page 210 ©Wichita State University .44 hole text and select Query Object Links. Modifying Text.1's diameter. Select the link from the window. Select Close. The line that is associated with the positional link highlights in the Front view.CATIA Drafting Query Object Links CATIA® V5R14 Query object links is used to determine what links are attached to a piece of text. The Query Link Panel appears. A Query Link Panel window appears. Select Close.

The text is now isolated. You will now learn how to position a group of text. Press the third mouse button while on the 0. Watch the text. Go to the part and modify Hole.2 to have a 0.CATIA Drafting Isolate Text CATIA® V5R14 There are times when you have a piece of text that is linked to an attribute and you want to remove this link. notice that it did not change because it has been isolated.625 Hole text and select Isolate text. Your Top view should appear as shown below. You can isolate the text so that it no longer is attached to that attribute.44 diameter. Page 211 . Double select on the text and modify it so that it only says Hole. Go back to your drawing and update the views. © Wichita State University Modifying Text.

This option is a quick method for positioning text or other elements. above or below This will distribute the elements uniformly from left to right or from top to bottom Moves the elements either horizontally or vertically The three items of text align to the left. In order to see the icon you may have to use the pull down menu View. The Positioning window appears.CATIA Drafting Element Positioning CATIA® V5R14 Element positioning is used to position elements either by aligning them. spacing them apart or moving them as a group. Select the distribute vertically option. This option can be used on more than just text. horizontally top. Select the element positioning icon. This spaces your text evenly in the vertical Select the align to left option. Select OK. vertically right. Page 212 ©Wichita State University . one example is views. left. Select the following text: Watch for extension. Align Space Distribute Move These options align your elements vertically left. You will probably have to use the Ctrl key. Select the align to center option. The three items of text align centered vertically. horizontally centered or horizontally bottom You can adjust the space between the elements either to the right. Toolbars and select Positioning. To the right and To the left. vertically centered. Activate the Front view. direction. Modifying Text.

A Table Editor window appears. You are going to perform other types of modifications instead. Page 213 © Wichita State University . Double select on the table. You can specify how many columns and rows you want the table to have. Enter 4 for the Number of columns and 3 for the Number of rows and select OK.CATIA Drafting Tables CATIA® V5R14 There are two icons available to put tables on your drawing. Select to the right of the Watch for extension text. Select the table icon. You have many options for modifying the table. Make sure the Front view is activated. The table appears similar to the one shown below. The following framework appears around the table. Modifying Text. One option will create a table from scratch and the other will allow you to import a table from a CSV file. You need to specify the anchor point for the table. You can drag any of the column width sliders or the row height sliders to adjust the width and height of columns and rows.

Modifying Text. This is how you can add text inside the table. The text appears in the table.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Double select inside the upper left cell of the table. Add the following text to the table. You can do this by holding down the first mouse button on the first cell and dragging the mouse over to the next cell. Press the third mouse button. Key in Upper left and select OK. Select above the upper left cell. The entire column should be selected. Clear content Merge Unmerge Insert view Erases the content of the cells Merges the selected cells together Unmerges a cell that has been merged Allows you to insert a view into the table Select the Merge option. This will open the Text Editor window. The table should look like the one shown below. The table should look like the one shown below when you are finished. Page 214 ©Wichita State University . The following options appear. Select the two upper middle cells.

CATIA® V5R14 Insert column Delete Clear content Size Set size Inserts a new column at that location Deletes the selected column from the table Erases the contents of the cells in that column The following window appears allowing you to specify the Column width Autofit Will make the column width big enough to contain the text that is in the column Select Size. Select Delete. The following options appear. Your table should look like the one below. Select to the left of the lower left cell. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. Autofit. Press the third mouse button. The entire row should be selected. You have the same options as with the column except they involve rows. Page 215 . The row disappears. The column width adjusts to contain the Upper left text.CATIA Drafting Press the third mouse button. The following options appear.

first becomes last. Invert columns Invert rows Invert columns/rows Autofit Extend table Inverts the columns.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select in the upper left corner of the framework. The table should look like the one below. Using the same procedures. The following options appear. Press the third mouse button. The table should look like the one below. Page 216 ©Wichita State University . Modifying Text. The whole table should be selected. last becomes first Inverts the columns with the rows. the columns become rows and the rows become columns Autofits the entire table Allows you to extend the table either with columns or rows Select the Invert columns option. The table switches back to the original layout. Press the third mouse button in the upper left corner of the framework and select the Invert columns option again. Invert rows. first becomes last. last becomes first Inverts the rows.

The table should look like the one below. The table switches back to the original layout. Edit the table and press the third mouse button while on the lower left cell. The table switches back to the original layout. The table should look like the one below. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. Select off of the table. Select Insert view. Options appear. Invert columns/rows. Adjust the slider so that the third column contain appears as shown below. Page 217 . Select the Right view. It is waiting for you to select the view that you want to add to the table. The table should look like the one below. Select off the table. Using the Extend table option add 1 column and 1 row. The view is inserted into the table. CATIA® V5R14 Invert columns/rows again.CATIA Drafting Invert rows again.

A CSV file is a comma delimited file that can be produced with most spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel. Import File window. Modifying Text. This will open an Select the Materials. You can modify this table just like you modified the previous table. The Materials. This time you are going to split the table.csv file and select Open.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You can continue to play with the various options if you want. Select above the table you just created. You are now going to import a table from a CSV file. It is located under the table icon. You need to define a position for the table. The table imports and appears like the one shown below.csv file is located in the Drafting directory. Page 218 ©Wichita State University . Select the table from CSV icon.

number of rows to 4. otherwise you may not see it.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button while on the table and choose Split Table. Split Criteria Max. You will need to change the color of the second table to be black if it appears in white. height Table Position Vertical/Horizontal Options Distance Duplicate first row Distance between each table after splitting Will duplicate the first row on every table after splitting Determines how the multiple tables will be laid out after splitting The number of rows a table can have before being split The maximum height a table can have before being split Change the Max. The table is split into two separate tables. turn on the Duplicate first row option and select OK. © Wichita State University Modifying Text. Page 219 . number of rows Max. The Table Split window appears.

CATIA® V5R14 You will now create some symbols. Page 220 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Your Front view should look like the following. Modifying Text.

Many times companies will have a standard size balloon that they will want you to use. Activate the Top view. © Wichita State University Creating Symbols. Select on the balloon. Key in 401 and select OK. Select on the bottom horizontal line on the left side. You have a lot of the same options for this leader that you had with leadered text. Notice the box at the head of the arrow. Select down and to the left. The symbols that you can create are balloons.CATIA Drafting Creating Symbols CATIA® V5R14 Symbols are another method to convey information about a drawing to other users. Notice the balloon automatically resized for the text to fit inside it. Select the balloon icon. You can now select a location for the balloon and its text. roughness symbols. Page 221 . This is very similar to text with a leader and a circular frame. In the top toolbar you should notice that the frame option shows the circle frame. welding symbols and welds. You can also create a datum target but that was covered in the dimensioning section. You can access this standard size by changing the frame to use the fixed size frame instead. It is located under the text or text replicate icon. The Balloon Creation window appears. You can now define a location for the head of the arrow. Balloon Balloons are normally used to point out part numbers especially when shown in an assembly view.

Double select the balloon. Page 222 ©Wichita State University . This will be the one with the little lock on it.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the icon in the top toolbar. Edit the text to be 12345 with the Autofit option on and select OK. The text is always made to fit within the balloon. Creating Symbols. The text inside the balloon automatically adjusted itself to fill the balloon. Notice that the Autofit option is available now. change the frame to use the fixed size circle frame. Select the Autofit option and select OK. The Balloon Modification window appears.

The second column represents what type of material removal can be used. The fourth column represents the lay direction. Select the roughness symbol icon.CATIA Drafting Roughness Symbol CATIA® V5R14 This exercise will only show you how to create a roughness symbol it will not explain what all of the options mean in terms of roughness. A roughness symbol states what type of roughness a particular side can have based on its material removal process and other parameters. Change the first option to Rmax with a . © Wichita State University Creating Symbols. The following diagrams show the available options under each arrow. The first area labels various values that you would key in. Change the second option to be the full triangle to signify material removal by machining.25 value next to it. Select at the bottom of the left vertical line in the Top view. Change the fourth option to have a lay direction that is perpendicular. The Roughness Symbol Editor window appears. Page 223 .

CATIA Drafting Invert the symbol if necessary. Creating Symbols. The symbol is created and should appear similar to the one shown below. Page 224 ©Wichita State University . CATIA® V5R14 Select OK.

Once again this exercise will only cover how to create a welding symbol. Select the right vertical line of the extension and the horizontal line at the bottom of the extension as shown below. Activate the Front view. A welding symbol appears pointing at the intersection of the two lines. Page 225 .CATIA Drafting Welding Symbol CATIA® V5R14 Welding symbols are used to point out the weld specifications on a drawing. It is located under the roughness symbol icon. © Wichita State University Creating Symbols. This will allow you to specify the location and type of weld needed. Select the welding symbol icon. You need to select a location for the symbol.

The third set of options refers to the finish. The Welding creation window appears. U-groove. The arrows on the top and bottom have the same options. fillet. The symbol is created and should appear similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select up and to the right of the intersection point. The row of options on the top are symbols that signify a field weld or weld all around and determine which side the weld text will be on as well as toggles the display of the weld tail. Creating Symbols. Select the option to put the symbol down. etc. concave or convex. Page 226 ©Wichita State University . The second set of options refers to the type of weld such as flush. The following diagrams show what options are under each arrow. Select the flag icon to signify a field weld. Select the fillet weld option which is the full triangle and select OK. The first set of options refers to the kind of fillet such as a bevel groove.

icon. Select the weld icon. You can specify the type of weld by changing the icon and you can specify a Thickness and an Angle for the weld. A weld appears at the intersection and the Welding Editor window appears. © Wichita State University Creating Symbols. Change the type to a straight angle fillet and the Thickness to be 0. CATIA® V5R14 It is located under the roughness symbol or welding symbol Select the left vertical line of the extension and the line at the bottom of the extension as shown below. Page 227 .CATIA Drafting Weld You can also create an actual weld to show what the weld will look like.125 and select OK. The weld appears in your view as shown below. Close all your documents. There is no need to save.

Select the larger circle on the right side. The center lines appear. Center lines appear. Select the larger circle on the left side. Select the smaller circle in the middle. Select the smaller circle in the middle. You should see three views. This will allow you to see the center lines better. Page 228 ©Wichita State University . The geometry is stand alone 2D geometry. one of them is a section view. This will allow you to create center lines. The center lines appear on both circles referencing back to the center circle. Select the undo icon. You can also create center lines that are associated to another element. Similar to the center line option. Select the thread icon. Zoom in on the Top view so that you can see the circles easier. You are going to create center lines. It is located under the center line or center line with reference icon. A lot of these options can be generated by modifying the properties of your view to show the respective elements. Select the center line with reference icon. The thread notation appears. Select both of the smaller circles on the left and then select the center line with reference icon. These views are not linked to a part. Notice that the vertical center line is not actually a line but a curve since it is referencing the circle. You can adjust the length of them by selecting them and dragging one end of the center lines. Notice that there are not any center lines or axes shown in the views. Markup.CATIA Drafting Markup CATIA® V5R14 These options are used to markup your drawing. However. You are going to provide the markups. Center lines and Axis lines Open the Markup drawing. Select both of the smaller circles on the right and then select the center line icon. You can now select a reference. This will allow you to create center lines that reference another element. This will allow you to create a thread notation on a circle. It is located under the center line icon. Hide the section line. Select the smaller circle in the middle. You are going to manually create them. Notice that center lines are created on both circles automatically. You can also create thread notations on your circles. there may be times that you want to manually create these markups. They are very useful when you are creating your drawings from scratch instead of having them be generated from 3D. Select the center line icon. you can create thread notations that reference another element as well.

You are going to create some axis lines on this drawing. If this view was linked back to a part that has this hole then CATIA would realize that this is an edge of a cylinder and an axis line would have been created. Select the axis line and center line icon. Select the axis line icon. Center lines are created on both circles with an axis line connecting the two circles. An axis line appears in the middle of the cylinder. Select one of the vertical dashed lines in the middle. Notice that the thread notation appears with the one center line curved and the other pointing back at the center point of the corner. It is located under the center line or thread with reference icon. The Top view should appear similar to the diagram shown below. CATIA® V5R14 It is located under the center line or thread Select the smaller circle in the middle. This will allow you to select a couple of circles to create an axis line and center lines between them. © Wichita State University Markup. This defines one reference line. Delete the center lines on the two small circles on the right. You can select an element that will create an axis line such as a line representing a cylinder or you can select two reference lines and the axis line will be created in the middle of them.CATIA Drafting Select the thread with reference icon. Even though this line represents the side of a cylinder the axis line does not appear because CATIA only sees the element as a line. Zoom in on the Front view and activate it. Select the other vertical dashed line in the middle. You are going to create an axis line along with center lines between these two circles. Select one of the small circles on the right and then the other. icon. You now need to define a reference element. Select the lower right corner radius. Page 229 . It is located under the center line or axis line and center line icon.

Page 230 ©Wichita State University . Markup. An axis line appears. If you only want one of the ends to change then you need to hold the Ctrl key down when selecting the white box. Adjust the length of these lines to extend past the edges of the part as shown below. Adjust the size to go past the ends of the part.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Adjust the length to extend past the edges of the part. Create axis lines in the center of all the rest of the holes by selecting the two lines that represent the edges of the cylinder. This is a good way to create a center line on your drawing. You can adjust the length by selecting on the line and then dragging one of the white boxes at the end of the line. Select the axis line icon. Select the top right horizontal line and the bottom left horizontal line. Activate the Top view.

You can manually create an area fill using generated elements as well but it is not commonly needed since the section view and cut will automatically generate the area fill for you. Automatic With profile selection Detects the area base on where you select You have to define the boundaries of the area fill Select the Automatic option. You will use the area fill option to fill in the necessary areas of the section view. This will determine the area to fill when you specify a location. You can adjust the area fill using the options in the top toolbar but you will cover those options later. You do not want these lines to appear in the section view. Select inside the part edges at the location shown below. The Area detection window appears. Page 231 . Select the area fill icon. The area fill appears.CATIA Drafting Area Fill CATIA® V5R14 Area fills are useful to finish section views that were not generated from 3D. Activate the Section view. Delete the horizontal dashed lines. They can be used any time and there are patterns that an area fill can use to represent different materials. © Wichita State University Markup.

Select the area fill icon. Select inside the area. You are now going to make the ends of the section view be filled. The Area detection window appears. You are going to select the boundaries manually because you do not want to use the hidden lines to determine an area.CATIA Drafting Select the area fill icon again. The area fill is created. They should highlight with blue asterisks at the intersection points. CATIA® V5R14 Select the Automatic option and select inside the area shown below. The area fill is created. The Area detection window appears. Markup. Select the lines shown below. However you want to keep the hidden lines representing a hole beyond the section cut. Select the With profile selection option. Page 232 ©Wichita State University .

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Do the same thing for the other side. The Section view should appear similar to the diagram shown below. You are now going to modify the pattern that was used when you created the area fill. Page 233 . © Wichita State University Markup.

CATIA Drafting Modifying an Area Fill CATIA® V5R14 You can modify the pattern that an area fill uses as well as modifying the pattern that gets generated when you create a section view or cut from a 3D part. You are going to change the properties of the pattern. You can modify a pattern either by changing its properties or by using the top toolbar. Remember you can go there by using the third mouse button. Markup. Since an area fill that is created manually is not tied to a part then there is no need for the Material area. If the pattern is generated from a 3D part then the pattern has the capability to be linked to the material of the part. the only difference between this window and the other is a Material area which would appear at the bottom. Page 234 ©Wichita State University . The following Properties window corresponds to the properties of a pattern that was manually created not generated by a section view or cut of a 3D part. Properties Make the Section view active. Go to the properties of the pattern shown below. However.

If there is no material applied to the part then it just shows the message No Material On Part. For each hatching you can specify the Angle. Offset. CATIA® V5R14 Name Type The name of the pattern You can change the type of pattern from Hatching. You can specify the Pitch. Linetype and Thickness. Color and if the dots are going to be Zigzag You can specify what color you would like to use You can specify which image to use and the Angle and Scale of the image Shows a preview of the pattern as you make changes If your part has a material applied to it then you can change the pattern to match the pattern associated with that material.CATIA Drafting Make sure you are in the Pattern tab. Coloring.. Image or None. Dotting. button. Hatching Dotting Coloring Image You have the option of up to five hatchings. Preview Material © Wichita State University Markup.. Page 235 . Color. This will only appear if the pattern that is being looked at has been generated from a 3D part. Pitch. You also have the option to choose a pattern using the .

The other area fills are not linked to this one. Notice that the pattern only changes in the one area. You will now look at the options that are available in the top toolbar. Notice the preview changes as you make the changes and the pattern changes when you select Apply. Select OK. Page 236 ©Wichita State University .08in and the Color to a dark green and select Apply.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Under Hatching1 change the Angle to 30 degrees. Pitch to 0. Markup.

You also have two additional options. line type. One copies the properties of one element onto another. Coloring and Pictures Allows you to page through the different patterns available © Wichita State University Markup. You can change the color. Dotting.CATIA Drafting Top Toolbar CATIA® V5R14 The top toolbar has some additional options in it besides the ones that have been covered. thickness. The graphical properties will change to show what the current pattern has assigned to it. The other option allows you to change the pattern. Hatching. Select on the pattern on the far right. You need to select on the arrow. window appears. point type and layer. Select the pattern icon. The Pattern Chooser Filter Previous or Next You can choose from All types. The two of interest right now are the copy object format and the change pattern icons. Page 237 . You may not be able to see all of the options because it goes off the side of the window. You can move the toolbar below the top toolbar so that all of the options are visible.

In other words the pattern whose settings you want to use. You must select the pattern that you want to copy settings to before you select the icon. Page 238 ©Wichita State University . You need to do the same thing but use the smaller patterns. Select the copy object format icon. Select the small pattern on the right. Notice that the dot pattern is too big for the area. Change the color to be a pinkish purple and select OK. you want the two patterns on the left to be the same. Notice the pattern displays more dots. You can use the top toolbar and change the properties of each pattern so that it matches the right side or you can copy the settings of the one pattern to the other. Select the small pattern on the left. You are going to change the properties of the pattern so that it fits into the area better. Now that you have modified the two patterns on the right. Select the big pattern on the left. Go to the properties of the pattern. You need to change the Pitch. The number of choices changes. You can use this icon to copy the format of any type of object to another. Select the big pattern on the right. CATIA® V5R14 Select the green dot pattern and select OK. Your pattern now appears with that color of dots. Your view should appear similar to the one shown below. Change the Pitch to be 2 and select Apply. The pattern on the left changes to use the same pattern as the one on the right. Markup.CATIA Drafting Change the Filter to be Dotting. You can now select the pattern which acts as the reference. Select the copy object format icon.

Page 239 . The remaining ones are color. You should also note that the graphical properties on the top toolbar revert back to the color black. Note the blue color. The line changes color. You may not be able to see it because the line is highlighted. The graphical properties show you what is assigned to the line. Select the other vertical line representing the center hole. Change the color to a dark blue.CATIA Drafting Graphical properties CATIA® V5R14 The top toolbar contains graphical properties. The graphical properties change to display what the element currently has assigned to it. The line changes. Select on the left vertical line of the center hole in the Section view. You just used a couple of the options but you will now look at the remaining ones. You will not mess with the layer option at this time. Select the line again. thickness. Change the thickness to 6 and the line type to dashed. Select the blue dashed line. Select off the line and notice the color changed. line type. Select the copy object format icon. point type and layer. The top toolbar shows the graphical properties of all new geometry. © Wichita State University Markup. You are now going to copy these settings to the other vertical line representing the other side of the hole. Remember you need to select the receiving element first. Your Section view should appear similar to the diagram shown below. The vertical line changes to match the other one. When you select on a particular element it changes to show you the graphical properties assigned to that element. Select off the line. The other two options are the copy object format and the change pattern icons that were used earlier.

The arrow is created. Page 240 ©Wichita State University . The following options appear. Those boxes will allow you to change the appearance of the arrow. You now need to define the head location. These options work the same as they did with leaders. Select on the arrow and change the graphical properties so that the arrow is red. Select the arrow icon.CATIA Drafting Arrows CATIA® V5R14 The last type of markup you can perform on a drawing is the creation of arrows. Select on the arrow again and press the third mouse button while on the box at the tail of the arrow. You may have to change the symbol to be a filled arrow. The arrow appears with a filled square at one end and an arrow head at the other. The arrow option allows you to define an arrow by specifying the tail of the arrow and then the head. Select down and to the left in the Section view. This option is not commonly used since normally you will use text with a leader to point out items of interest. You should have noticed that the arrow has a box at each end when you select it. Change the Symbol Shape to Filled Square. Markup. Select on the line at the bottom of the hole. Save your drawing and close all documents.

the settings should be ASME Standard. Open the Views Assembly product from the Views Assembly directory. Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. Change the windows to be Tiled Horizontally. Creating an isometric view Creating views for an assembly is not much different than creating views for a part. Create the view with the following orientation and change the scale to be 0. E ANSI Sheet Style. As you can see it is not any different than creating an isometric view of a part. This is an assembly of a hand drill and it contains a scene of the part exploded. © Wichita State University Assembly. Notice the entire product is going to be used. You will be using a scene that was created. Page 241 .CATIA Drafting Assembly CATIA® V5R14 You are going to create views using an assembly (product) as well as generate views of the parts that make up the assembly.5. You should be able to see the sheet and the product. showing the exploded assembly and you will learn how to generate a bill of material within your drawing. Landscape orientation. Select the isometric view icon and select the product anywhere.

It should appear similar to the one shown below. Page 242 ©Wichita State University . This lets CATIA know that you want to use the scene to generate the isometric view. Select the product anywhere.CATIA Drafting Creating a view from a scene CATIA® V5R14 You are now going to create an isometric view of the exploded hand drill that is shown in the scene. Select the isometric view icon and select the scene. Assembly. The view appears with the parts exploded. Create the view and change the scale of the view to be 0.5.

Activate the exploded view.5. Page 243 . © Wichita State University Assembly. Position the views to look similar to the diagram shown below.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Create another isometric of the hand drill not exploded but showing the other side and with a scale of 0. Before you start making views of the individual parts you are going to want to generate balloons labeling each part and generate a bill of material on this sheet.

Next you will generate a bill of material.CATIA Drafting Generate balloons CATIA® V5R14 Select the generate balloons icon. if it is off then only one instance of each part will get a balloon. In the Mechanical Design. Generation tab. Options. Annotation and Dress-Up tab you can specify whether you want to use the Numbering. Drafting. Balloons appear on the view pointing at the individual parts. This option is in the Mechanical Design. It is located under the generating dimensions icon. This only applies when you have a part instanced multiple times within an assembly. Move the balloons around to look similar to the diagram shown below. Options that will generate a balloon for each instance of a component. Drafting. numbering had been applied labeling them with letters. Note: You can change what gets generated in the balloon under Tools. In this case you are using the Numbering. The reason they were generated is because in the product. If will not have an effect is this example. Note: There is an option under Tools. Assembly. Page 244 ©Wichita State University . Instance Name or Part Number. If this option is on then every instance of a component will get a balloon.

Select above the geometry. You are ready to begin a new sheet and you are going to create some additional views of the assembly. The bill of material will update when changes are performed.CATIA Drafting Bill of Material Activate the isometric view on the bottom right. You may need to position your views so they are completely on the sheet. © Wichita State University Assembly. The bill of material appears similar to the diagram shown below. Generation. This is the same bill of material that you can create in assembly design. CATIA® V5R14 Select the Bill of Material option under the pull down menu Insert. Page 245 . After you select this option you need to specify a location for the bill of material to insert.

A new sheet is added to your drawing. Create a section view from the Top view that has a section line as shown. You are going to create a section view off of the Top view that goes approximately through the middle of the drill bit. Change the scale of the sheet to be 0. to add a new sheet you need to select the new sheet icon. select the isometric view icon in the bottom toolbar of your product window. Before selecting the product. Remember. Remember that you need to activate the Top view first. Using the view creation wizard create a Top.CATIA Drafting Other views CATIA® V5R14 Add a new sheet to your drawing.5. Position the view above the Top view. Front and Right view of your assembly. The Front view should be in the lower left corner of the sheet. Position the views to look like the diagram shown below. Assembly. Page 246 ©Wichita State University .

You can change the properties of the part itself in the assembly window or you can set overload properties on the view. CATIA® V5R14 Create a detail view as shown below. You do have a few options about how the parts of an assembly appear in a view. This view is created from the Top view. Page 247 .CATIA Drafting The view should look similar to the one shown below. © Wichita State University Assembly. You should position the view to the right of the Top view. Creating views of your assembly is really no different than creating views from a part.

Page 248 ©Wichita State University . All the views appear as normal except for the Section view.2.CATIA Drafting Properties of a part in an assembly CATIA® V5R14 You have three drafting properties that you can change on a part of an assembly. The views change with that part showing hidden lines. The Section view shows the handle but it is not cut by the section line. Assembly. Go to Sheet. Go to the product window and change the Drafting properties of the Ergo Case to not use the Do not use when projecting option but instead use the Do not cut in section views and select OK. Go to the product window and change the Drafting properties of the Ergo Case to not be Represented with hidden lines but instead use the option of Do not use when projecting and select OK. Select the Drafting tab.1 and update the views. Go to the product window and turn all the Drafting properties of the Ergo Case off and select OK. A Properties window appears. Notice that in all views the case is gone. Do not cut in section views Do not use when projecting Represented with hidden lines This option will not allow the part to be cut in a section view This option will not allow the part to be used when creating a view This forces the part to appear with hidden lines Select the Represented with hidden lines option and select OK. The views change with that part showing hidden lines. Switch back to the drawing and update the views on both sheets. Go to the product window. You should see an area called Drafting properties. Press the third mouse button while on Ergo Case in the specification tree and select Properties. Switch back to the drawing and update the views on both sheets. Go back to the drawing window and update the views on Sheet.

© Wichita State University Assembly. Next you will look at changing the overload properties. As you saw changing the properties of the part in the assembly is a good way of having those properties be used in multiple views but if you wanted some of those properties to only occur in one of the views then you may have to use a different method. The drawing should return to normal. Page 249 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Switch back to the drawing and update the views on both sheets.

The Characteristics window changes. Make sure you are on Sheet.2 and press the third mouse button while on the Section view.CATIA Drafting Overload properties CATIA® V5R14 The overload properties allows you to change how a particular part is shown or not shown in a view. Thickness The properties of the element in the view Visibility Will you see the element Assembly. Select the Section view A-A object and then Overload Properties. Select the gear in the Section view. A Characteristics window appears. Line Type. Element Cut Use Hidden Lines Shows the instance name Will it be cut Will it be used in projection Will it show hidden lines Color. Page 250 ©Wichita State University . The gear is shown below.

Select Apply. You should notice that three of the options are the same as the Drafting properties of a part in the assembly. This closes the Characteristics window. You are returned to the Characteristics window. Select the Edit button again. The Editor window appears. Notice that the gear appears uncut. The Editor window appears. © Wichita State University Assembly. Change the color to red and select OK. Cut in section views Use when projecting Represented with hidden lines Shown Graphic properties Will this element be cut in a section view Will this element be used when projecting the view Will this element display hidden lines Will this element be seen The graphic properties of the element Turn the Cut in section views option off and select OK. Select OK.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Select on the element in the window and select the Edit button. Page 251 .

Notice that the case does not appear but the parts inside the case do appear. Using the Overload Properties of the Top view change the Ergo Case to be Shown but not Used when projecting.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Using the Overload Properties of the Top view change the Ergo Case to not be shown. Note: Overload Properties only affect that view and do not affect the other views. This is the difference between the Use when projecting option and the Shown option. Notice that the case disappears leaving you with an empty space. Position your views similar to the diagram shown below. Page 252 ©Wichita State University . Assembly.

© Wichita State University Assembly. Go to Sheet.1. The isometric view appears on this sheet in the same place it was on Sheet. Move the remaining views as shown below.CATIA Drafting Cut. This is so you can see what happens. Copy and Paste views CATIA® V5R14 You can cut. Page 253 . You decide that you do not want both of the isometric views at the bottom of this sheet. Go to Sheet. Press the third mouse button while on Sheet. copy and paste views from one sheet to another.2 in the specification tree and choose Paste.2. This is a quick method of rearranging your views on a multiple sheet drawing.1. Press the third mouse button while on the bottom left isometric view and select Cut. The view disappears.

Assembly. Page 254 ©Wichita State University .2 should appear similar to the diagram shown below. Sheet.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Move the view to be in the upper right corner of the sheet.

Before selecting the part from the display area you will want to select the part from the tree. Right. You are going to create views of the various parts of your assembly. Top. Using the view creation wizard define a layout of Front. This is easily done by selecting a part of the assembly instead of the complete assembly.5. Change the scale to be 0. Select Ergo Case from the specification tree. This will allow you to create views of the case only. © Wichita State University Assembly. Go to the product window. Create the views and position them as shown below.CATIA Drafting Views of parts of an assembly CATIA® V5R14 There may be times that you will want to create views of the various parts of an assembly instead of or in addition to the views of the assembly. Select on the side face of the case to define a plane. Insert a new sheet into your drawing. Page 255 .

You are going to create an isometric view of the subassembly Handle Assembly and views of its corresponding parts. Position the views as shown below. Use the side face of the case. Create the view. The views are created. CATIA® V5R14 Repeat the steps for the Large Drill Bit. Top. Using the same steps as discussed earlier create Front. You do not need the Top view for these three parts. Assembly. Large Chuck and the Output Gear. You may have to expand the subassembly Handle Assembly in order to select these two parts. Page 256 ©Wichita State University . Use the isometric view icon and select the Handle Assembly in the product window and define a plane. and Right views of the Handle Arm and the Handle Knob.CATIA Drafting Repeat the steps for the Drive Gear. You may have to expand the subassembly Output Assembly in order to select these three parts.

CATIA® V5R14 Activate the Isometric view of the handle assembly. The balloon lettering will remain consistent with the assembly.CATIA Drafting Position your views to look similar to the diagram shown below. Generating views for parts of an assembly is done exactly the same way that you have already learned. Balloons can be generated on a single part or on a subassembly as long as numbering has been applied to the assembly. You just need to be careful to select the item from the tree before defining a plane for orientation. © Wichita State University Assembly. Page 257 . Save your drawing and close all documents. Select the generate balloons icon.

Open the View Links document and drawing located in the View Links directory. Notice that the window has the option to Add all. Earlier you saw how you can make modifications to a 3D part and then update the views to see the modifications take place on the drawing. When creating views using an assembly your views are linked to every item within that assembly by default. Press the third mouse button while on the Front view and select Front view object. There are options that allow you to modify those links and to even apply those links to other views. Select each item except for the pins. You will have to use the Ctrl key in order to select multiple components. By default the view is pointed to the whole assembly. The selected components are added to the Pointed elements area. The Link Modification window appears. Page 258 ©Wichita State University . Switch to the product window.CATIA Drafting View Links CATIA® V5R14 Every view that is generated from a 3D document is linked to that document by default. Select the Add all button. You are going to select the components that you want the view to be linked with. Go back to the drawing window. Assembly. You also were able to remove the link by isolating the view. Modify Links.

Notice that is just shows a link to the product itself since it is using the entire assembly. Query the object links on the Isometric view. Notice that all of the individual parts are linked to the view. Press the third mouse button while on the Front view and select Query Object Links. Select Close. The window shows a preview of the pointed elements. Page 259 . CATIA® V5R14 Select the two fixtures from the window and select the Remove button. The Query Link Panel appears. You will have to use the Ctrl key to select both of them at once. Select OK and update the views.CATIA Drafting Select Preview. © Wichita State University Assembly. The front view no longer shows the fixtures or the pins. Select Close.

Note: You can modify links if the view is using multiple parts such as an assembly or if the view contains multiple bodies of a part. You will have to specify which view you want to apply the same links to. Select OK and update the views.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Press the third mouse button while on the Front view and select Front view object. The isometric view no longer shows the fixtures or the pins. Notice that the Whole assembly returns to the pointed elements area. The Link Modification window appears. You can then specify which bodies you want to include in the view. Modify the links of the Isometric view. Select the Isometric view and update the views. Page 260 ©Wichita State University . Query the object links on the view again. Assembly. Close all documents. Notice that it is now linked to the individual parts just like the Front view. Remove all of the pointed elements. Apply Links To.

you can also create 2D geometry manually. They are reorganized a little differently but you have the same options. Of course once your company has defined their title blocks you do not need to create your own. One exception is that you only have a constraint by dialog icon. Select the new view icon. Notice that no constraints were generated as you created this profile. Landscape orientation. You do need to change the dimensions to be driving dimensions. Select the profile icon. Drawing tools The drawing tools are identical to your sketcher tools. © Wichita State University 2D Geometry.CATIA Drafting 2D Geometry CATIA® V5R14 Besides generating geometry from a 3D part or product. Page 261 . Select in the lower left corner of the sheet. Creating a view When you are going to create your own views without using a 3D part or product you need to create a view that the geometry will exist in. This is usually referred to as interactive drafting. Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. You need to specify a location. You also have the option of creating 2D views without having a 3D part or product. Create the following profile. You do not have the constraint icon. the settings should be ASME Standard. This is easily done. This is okay because you use dimensions to constrain your geometry. C ANSI Sheet Style. This geometry is commonly used for defining elements that aid in dimensioning and to build title blocks. A new view is created with no geometry.

constraints. Turn on the create detected constraints icon. Create the profile again.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You have two options in the bottom toolbar which allow you to have detected constraints created and shown. 2D Geometry. Make sure the show constraints icon is highlighted. Select the geometrical constraint icon and select horizontal axis and the bottom horizontal line and select in space. Select the geometrical constraint icon. You should see little blue h and v constraints appear on your lines. Select the vertical axis and the leftmost vertical line of your profile and then select in space. The line turns green because it is constrained with a coincidence constraint. Make sure you have the axis visualization turned on under Tools. Options. This will allow you to see the This will create detected constraints Select the undo icon until the profile disappears. Page 262 ©Wichita State University . You are going to create the profile again with the create detected constraints icon on. as you create geometry. The line turns green because it is constrained with a coincidence constraint is created.

You need to make this dimension a driving dimension in order to make it act like a constraint. If you select off the dimension you will notice that it is a blue color representing a driving dimension. Notice the top line did not turn green because this is just a dimension not a constraint. Double select on the dimension with the first mouse button.5 and select OK. Create the remaining constraints as shown below. The top left horizontal line is constrained. The top two horizontal lines have a coincidence applied between them. Mechanical Design. Since you are going to be creating a lot of these driving dimensions you will want to set it up so they are created on the fly. Drafting.DINC.CATIA Drafting Select the dimensions icon. CATIA® V5R14 This icon is used the same way you used it earlier to Make sure you are numeric standard is set to NUM. Options. Go to pull down menu Tools. Select the Drive geometry option and change the value to be 4. A Dimension Value window appears. Dimension and turn on the Create driving dimension option and select OK. This will set it up so that when you create a dimension it is automatically a driving dimension. create dimensions. This is normally the setting you will want to use when constraining 2D geometry. Page 263 . Select the bottom horizontal line and the top left horizontal line and position the dimension. © Wichita State University 2D Geometry. A dimension appears.

Create the two lines on the interior of the rectangle as shown below. Make sure when you select the opposite corner the rightmost folding line is highlighted. Hide Folding Lines.50. Activate the Top view. Press the third mouse button while on the Front view and select Front view object.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Your view should be perfectly constrained. Put a driving dimension between the bottom and top horizontal lines and change the value to be 3. This will make that corner lie on that line. You will use these to create your geometry at those locations. A new view is created called the Top view. You are going to create a rectangle by defining the two corners. It is located under the profile icon. Select the rectangle icon. Press the third mouse button while on the Front view and select Front view object. Make sure when you select the end points of the lines that both the outside edge line and the folding line are highlighted. Select at the origin of the view and then define the opposite corner. Select the new view icon and position it above the Front view. Page 264 ©Wichita State University . Show Folding Lines. Folding lines appear from the Front view. 2D Geometry. You are now ready to create the Top view. Select the line icon. You may need to move the view name down a little.

View plane definition Select the view plane definition icon.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 I know this seems like a pain and it is. You can use this option on any new view to create auxiliary views or isometric views. The View Plane window appears. This determines the axis orientation for the new view. Toolbars. Activate the view. Luckily you do not need to use these options very often. This orients the view to be in an isometric orientation. Select the ZXY axis in the middle of the top row and select OK. © Wichita State University 2D Geometry. You are almost done doing views manually. Multi View(2.5D) toolbar using pull down menu View. Page 265 . You can also select the View Plane Definition option under the pull down menu Tools.5D). Create a new view and position it to the right and in between the two existing views. It is called an Isometric view. You can play with the different options on your own. You will not notice until you start projecting geometry. You can find this icon by turning on the Multi View (2. CATIA is designed to be a 3D package and therefore the 2D only tools are not the best in the world.

Now all you have to do is create eight lines connecting the corners. Select the bottom horizontal line in the Top view. Select the multiple view projection icon again to deactivate it. Select the multiple view projection icon again to deactivate it. The lines appear in the Isometric view.CATIA Drafting Multiple view projection CATIA® V5R14 Select the multiple view projection icon. Select all of the lines in the Front view. Select the two outside vertical lines in the Top view. This can be found on the Multi View toolbar as well. This will allow you to define a plane in one view and the geometry that goes on that plane in another view. Select the top horizontal line in the Top view. This deactivates it so you can define another plane. Select the multiple view projection icon again to deactivate it. Select one of the top horizontal lines in the Front view.5D). The lines appear in the Isometric view. Select the multiple view projection icon again. The lines appear in the Isometric view at a different location. Select the multiple view projection icon again. Select the middle horizontal line in the Front view. This defines a plane. This defines a plane. Select the multiple view projection icon again. Multi View(2. Page 266 ©Wichita State University . This defines a plane. Select all of the lines in the Front view. The new geometry gets created in the active view. Select the multiple view projection icon again. Select the two inside vertical lines in the Top view. Select all four vertical lines in the Top view. You see the lines appear in the Isometric view as you select and also the lines highlight in the Front view so you know what you have already selected. 2D Geometry. Select the multiple view projection icon again. This defines a plane. Select the bottom horizontal line in the Front view. You can also select the Multiple View Projection option under the pull down menu Tools. The lines appear in the Isometric view. This defines a plane.

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Select the multiple view projection icon again to deactivate it. The isometric view should look similar to the one shown below.

Change the scale of the sheet to 0.75. Change the display properties of the lines that should be hidden to be dashed. You will have to break one of the lines so you can make the hidden portion dashed and leave the shown portion solid.

Deactivate the analysis display mode icon.

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Position your views so the final drawing looks similar to the one shown below.

You have the option of creating detail sheets that contain 2D components that you want to reuse in multiple locations on your drawing. These 2D components will be linked to the detail sheet unless you explode them.

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You need to create a detail sheet and then you can define a 2D component on that sheet. When you are ready to use the component on your drawing you will use the instantiate 2D component icon. You are going to quickly define a 2D component and then use it on your drawing. You have the option of putting these components in the catalog and then being able to use them on a variety of drawings. That option will not be covered in this class. Select the new detail sheet icon. It is located under the new sheet icon. A new sheet appears in your drawing but the label has the word (Detail) on it so you can distinguish a detail sheet from a regular sheet. A view is already available to define the 2D component. Create a hexagon with a circle on the inside of the hexagon and dimensioned with driving dimensions as shown below.

Go to Sheet.1 and activate the Top view. Select the instantiate 2D component icon. You need to specify a component.

Go to Sheet.2 (Detail) and select the component. It automatically takes you back to Sheet.1.

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Position the component and resize it by dragging the corner. It should appear similar to the one shown below.

Select the instantiate 2D component icon again. Go to the detail sheet and select the component. You may not have noticed when you placed the component last time but there are four additional options that you have to position the component.

Change the component origin Change the component angle Flip across the vertical line Flip across the horizontal line You are not going to use any of these options in this case but you should know that they exist.

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Position the component as shown. This time you are not going to resize it.

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Go to the detail sheet and change the dimension of the inner circle to be 1.5 inches. Return to Sheet.1. Notice that the circles automatically adjusted to be bigger because they are linked to the detail. You have the option to explode the component into geometry that is not linked by using the third mouse button. You can also add a leader to the component using the third mouse button. Press the third mouse button while on the smaller component and choose the Add Leader option. Select the origin point of the view. A leader appears from the center of the component to the origin. There are times when you have many 2D Components in your drawing and you need to modify the reference component. Press the third mouse button while on the smaller component and choose Edit Reference Component. Change the diameter of the inner circle to be 1.00 and return to Sheet.1. You can also replace the reference component. Go to Sheet.2 (Detail). You are going to create another component. Select the new view icon and position it somewhere on the sheet and make it active.

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Using the rectangle icon create a 2 inch by 2 inch box centered at the origin. It should appear similar to the one shown below.

Return to Sheet.1. Press the third mouse button while on the larger component. Choose the 2D Component object and select Replace Reference. This will allow you to specify a new reference component for this object. Select the new component from the specification tree. The object is replaced with the new reference. Go to Sheet.2 (Detail) and hide all of the dimensions on both components. Go back to Sheet.1. The Top view should appear similar to the one shown below.

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Press the third mouse button while on the smaller component and select Properties. Make sure you are in the 2D Component Instance tab.

Position and orientation

Allows you to key in a position in terms of X and Y, specify an Angle of rotation or modify the Scale of the instance

Change the scale to be 0.5 and select OK. The component changes to be half the size of the reference component. If you have the dimensions shown on the reference component you will not see them change on the instance even though it is at half scale. However, if you create your own dimension on the instance then it will reflect the actual size of the component. Save your drawing and close all documents.

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The background option allows you to create a title block for your drawings. There are some standard scripts that come with CATIA that will automatically create a title block for you. You can also create your own script that can be executed when you need a title block. Another option that you have is to create your title block using the drawing and annotation tools that are available. There is a model with a title block that is provided that you can use for your models if you do not want to create your own. Start a new drawing with an empty sheet, the settings should be ASME Standard, D ANSI Sheet Style, Landscape orientation. Select the Background option under pull down menu Edit. You have two new icons appear that you have not seen before. Allows you to create a frame Inserts a bill of material, this is the same as inserting the bill of material in your working views Select the frame creation icon. The Insert Frame and Title Block window appears.

Style of Titleblock Action

There are three styles that are available: CATDrwFrame_TitleBlock, Drawing_Titleblock_Sample1 and Drawing_Titleblock_Sample2 Depending on the style you have a series of actions that you can perform to either create the title block or to modify the title block

Change the style to be Drawing_Titleblock_Sample2 and choose the Action Creation and select Apply. Notice that the title block gets generated to fit on the current sheet.

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Select OK. Around the outside of the title block there are letters and numbers to create sections on the sheet and then in the lower right corner there is an information block as shown below.

You can modify this title block by changing the text or creating additional geometry. There are some other actions that were available with this title block that you can execute as well. All of this is tied to the script that was created and provided by CATIA. Your company will probably develop their own script to create title blocks that fit different size sheets. For your own experience you are going to use some of the actions provided by CATIA and then you are going to start over and create your own title block from scratch. Select the frame creation icon again. Choose the Action CheckedBy and select Apply. A window appears allowing you to enter the name of the person who checked this drawing. Key in your name and select OK. The name automatically appears in the title block under the CHECKED BY section. Choose the Action AddRevisionBlock and select Apply. A window appears allowing you to specify the initials of the reviewer. Key in your initials and select OK. A window appears allowing you to key in comments. Key in Empty Drawing and select OK. Select OK. This will exit the Insert Frame and Title Block window. In the upper right corner of the sheet you will see a revision block that was added to your title block.

If you were to choose the AddRevisionBlock action again it will add an additional line to this block. You can see how easy it is to work with the title block if it is set up by your company using a script. You will now explore creating a title block from scratch.

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Start a new drawing with the same parameters. Choose the style Drawing_Titleblock_Sample2 and the Action Creation and select OK. The lower right corner should look like the one shown below. Using annotations and drawing tools create the information block so it appears similar to the one shown below. You are now going to modify it. Since you do not want to have to create the boundary area yourself you are going to use one of the styles to create that. The title block is generated. Select the frame creation icon. Then you are going to modify the information block. 2D Geometry. . Page 276 ©Wichita State University . Select the Background option under pull down menu Edit. Remove all the geometry associated with the information block. Make sure you turn the show constraints icon off.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Close this drawing without saving. You are going to create your own title block.

This keeps the person from having to position the text properly. You can change the text by simply double selecting the parameter from the list. A parameters branch appears in the specification tree. You are going to create a parameter that you will link to this text. Press the third mouse button while on the XXX text and select Attribute link. You are going to link this text to the created parameter. Page 277 .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You can enter text in the different locations so that the person creating the drawing can modify the formula in order to enter their information. Create text next to Drawn By of XXX. Make sure you position it correctly. Change the parameter type to String and select the New Parameter of type button. Change the name to be Drawn by and the value to be Name and select OK. Select OK in the Text Editor window. Select the formula icon in the bottom toolbar. That attribute is now linked to the text at that location. Double select the XXX text. © Wichita State University 2D Geometry. Select the Parameters branch and the Drawn by parameter in the specification tree and select the Drawn by attribute in the window and select OK. A new parameter is created and you can change the name of it and set a value.

An Edit Parameter window appears. You are now going to insert a logo. The Insert Object window appears. This is located in the same directory that all of the models for this class are in. Select the Create from File option. similar to the diagram shown below. In the right box enter your name and select OK. Page 278 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Expand the Parameters branch and double select the Drawn by parameter. 2D Geometry. Move the image and resize it.jpg file. Your name appears on the title block at the specified location. Under the pull down menu Insert select Object. You can set up all of the text to have attribute links so that a user only has to change the parameters instead of editing the background and positioning the text. The image is located at the origin of the sheet in the far left corner. Select OK. Select the Browse button and double select on the NIAR.

Start a new drawing with an empty sheet. button. Select the Browse button and select the Title block D size drawing.. There is no need to add a revision area until revisions are made unless you want to. the settings should be ASME Standard. modifying this one or use the one that is provided with the class for your problems. Select the Insert Background View. This will return you to the working area out of the background. Landscape orientation. Select OK. date. Select Working Views from the pull down menu Edit. © Wichita State University 2D Geometry. When you do your problems you have the option of using this one or the one you created earlier. scale. Page 279 .. Select the Page Setup option under the pull down menu File. If you want you can create additional text and link it to parameters for the other areas of the information block. The information block should contain the following information: drawn by. You will be inserting the background that has already been created for you. Any other information that you want the title block to contain is up to you. The Page Setup window appears. D ANSI Sheet Style. Save this title block in your area. sheet. Select Insert. The background appears without its parameters. drawing number and title. This will be the title block that you will use for your drawings or you can use the one provided for you. Close all documents. Change the title block at your discretion.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 You have the option of creating your own title block.

Close this drawing and open the Title block D size drawing. 2D Geometry. This will prepare you for creating the views necessary for the first problem.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 If you want the parameters to be available you need to open the title block document and then save it with a different name each time you are ready to begin a new drawing. Save this drawing as Problem #01. Page 280 ©Wichita State University .

If you want to start with the views already created then you can use the GDT drawing and then dimension.CATIA Drafting Review CATIA® V5R14 You can choose how much review you would like to do. If you want to begin with most of the dimensions done then you can use the GDTfinished drawing. The finished problem will appear as shown below. If you begin earlier then you need to create the necessary views or dimensions as shown in each diagram. annotate and markup the views as necessary. The exercise will show you the steps if you start with the GDTfinished2 drawing. Page 281 . If you want to start at the very beginning you can start with the GDT part and create the views and then dimension. annotate and markup the views as necessary. © Wichita State University Review. If you want to begin where you left off with the part earlier in the class then you can start with the GDTfinished2 drawing.

In the Section view you need to add the following notation. You will need to add text with a leader and then create a geometrical tolerance attached to the text.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Open the GDTfinished2 drawing. You can open your GDTfinished drawing if you wish. This will complete the Section view. Page 282 ©Wichita State University . Review. however this one is provided for you in case you did not save.

000 dimension whereas text will need to be added to the 45 degree dimension.CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 In the Front view you need to do the following. © Wichita State University Review.200 and the 1. You will need to create the circle and line as 2D geometry as shown below and then create the two new dimensions. This completes the Front view. A frame will need to be added to the 2. Page 283 .

CATIA Drafting In the Isometric view you need to add the following annotation. CATIA® V5R14 This completes the Isometric view. Insert a title block on the drawing and fill it out. Page 284 ©Wichita State University . Review.

CATIA Drafting CATIA® V5R14 Position the views so they are clearly seen and save your drawing as Review. Page 285 . © Wichita State University Review. The drawing should look similar to the one shown below.

Change the type to pdf and the name to draw. You can do this by selecting the X in the upper right corner. Move the cursor around to other views and other elements. like Microsoft Word.pdf and select Save. This is a great tool to use when you are trying to see where an element exists in all the views. Close the window when done. Toolbars. This turns the filter off. Filter generated elements The second icon is the filter generated elements icon. In the Save as type area you can select the arrow to specify what file type you want the drawing saved in. Review. It is located in the Tools toolbar. Move the cursor on top of the large circle in the Front view. Select the filter generated elements icon again. It highlights in blue and you can see the element highlight in the other views as well. you will look at two final icons. Page 286 ©Wichita State University . This is a quick method to check what has been manually created. showing you the current view. Select the filter generated elements icon. Save the drawing again using the type tif and change the name to draw. This dims all the geometry that has been generated from 3D. Select the show geometry in all viewpoints icon. Make sure the Animate option is on. This creates a tif file that can be used with a word processor. You do not need to save this drawing since you saved it earlier. This creates a pdf file that can be put on a web site. Notice that the circle and line that you created in the Front view are not dimmed as well as the title block and the dimensions. This will dim all the elements that have been generated from 3D. A 3D Viewer window appears. The first is an analysis tool that lets you see geometry in all viewpoints.CATIA Drafting Geometry in all viewpoints CATIA® V5R14 Using this review problem. This icon can be found by turning the Analyze option on under the pull down menu View. Go to Save As under pull down menu File. Exporting You can easily export a drawing into different formats by changing the type when you save your document.tif. Close all documents.

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Problems.CATIA Drafting Problem #06 CATIA® V5R14 Create the following views and create the necessary dimensions on your own. Page 292 ©Wichita State University .

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CATIA Drafting Problem #08 CATIA® V5R14 Create the following views and create the necessary dimensions on your own. Problems. Page 294 ©Wichita State University .

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CATIA® V5R14 © Wichita State University Problems.CATIA Drafting Problem #11 Create the following views and dimensions. Page 297 .

CATIA Drafting Problem #12 Create the necessary views and dimensions for the part below. Page 298 ©Wichita State University . CATIA® V5R14 Problems.

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Also create views for the individual parts.CATIA Drafting Problem #15 CATIA® V5R14 Create the following views for the product below. © Wichita State University Problems. Page 301 . including a view of the scene with the bill of material.

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Drafting .General Ruler Grid Rotation Colors Tree View axis Shows a ruler at the top and to the left of the screen Shows a grid that can be defined here and allows you to snap to a point on the grid Allows you to define a snap angle for rotating elements Allows you to adjust the color of the background for the a sheet and a detail sheet Specify if you want to see parameters and relations in the specification tree Displays the axis and specifies whether it is affected by zooming © Wichita State University Appendix A. Options. just the ones that are pertinent to this course.CATIA Drafting Appendix A CATIA® V5R14 This will give a general overview of some of the options available through the pull down menu Tools. Mechanical Design . Not all of the options will be covered. Page 303 .

Page 304 ©Wichita State University . The source sheet can be set to be the first sheet or from another drawing. Scaling factor and View frame are on by default. You can specify if you want auxiliary views and section views to orient themselves according to the profile.Layout CATIA® V5R14 View Creation Specifies what gets generated when a new view is created. You can also specify that you want the broken and breakout specifications to propagate to new views. The View name. Copies the background view to all new sheets.Drafting . You can also specify whether or not you would like the view axis system based on the 3D axis system.CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design . Specifies the location of for the frame and title block scripts New Sheet Background View Section / Projection Callout Specifies if the callout is affected by the scale of the view Appendix A.

View CATIA® V5R14 Geometry generation / Dress-up Specifies what geometry will get generated when creating views. View generation View generation mode You can specify how you want the view to generate. You can customize the Raster option.Drafting . CGR. Gives an exact preview instead of a quick representation Specifies the minimum size a part can be and still be generated Allows you to turn on occlusion culling which will only load the parts that are used in that view instead of loading all of parts Allows you to select a body in the assembly Specifies that dimensions on non-visible geometry will be put in no show Specifies whether you want to keep the layout and dress-up of the extracted annotations after updating changes in 3D Appendix A. Page 305 Exact preview for view generation Only generate parts larger than Enable occlusion culling Select body in assembly Clipping view View from 3D © Wichita State University . either as an Exact view. You can also specify what linetypes you want specific views to use. Approximate or Raster.CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .

Page 306 ©Wichita State University .Generation CATIA® V5R14 Dimension generation Balloon generation Specifies what you want to happen when you are generating dimensions Generates a balloon for each instance of an element instead of just creating one balloon for all instances Appendix A.Drafting .CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .

You can also choose whether or not you want the H and V fields to appear in the Tools Palette and if you want end points created when duplicating geometry.CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .Geometry CATIA® V5R14 Geometry Creates center points for circles and ellipses and allows you to drag them with the points. Page 307 .Drafting . Constraints creation Creates constraints that it detects Constraints Display Displays constraints and specifies their size and color Colors Specifies whether you want to see the colors for the elements that meet certain requirements such as perfectly constrained © Wichita State University Appendix A.

Drafting . Page 308 ©Wichita State University . You can also specify if you want a constant offset between the dimension line and the geometry and whether or not you are creating driving dimensions. The Detect chamfer option is used to have it automatically determine the reference surfaces for a chamfer dimension.CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design . Allows you to snap when moving a dimension and you can specify that you only want to move a portion of a dimension Defines the line-up defaults when performing that operation Move Line-Up Appendix A.Dimension CATIA® V5R14 Dimension Creation Specifies if you want the dimensions to follow the mouse when you are creating them.

CATIA Drafting Analysis Display Mode CATIA® V5R14 Toggles whether or not you want to see the colors associated with certain types of dimensions © Wichita State University Appendix A. Page 309 .

Manipulators CATIA® V5R14 Manipulators Dimension Manipulators Specifies their size and if they are affected by zooming Toggles which manipulators are on during Creation or Modification Appendix A. Page 310 ©Wichita State University .CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .Drafting .

CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .Drafting .Annotation and Dress-Up CATIA® V5R14 Annotation Creation Move 2D Component Creation Balloon Creation Allows you to specify various options for how the text or its leader will be oriented with respect to the reference Moves annotations and dress-ups with snapping Forces all 2D components to be created with the same size regardless of the view scale You can have the balloon generation be linked to the 3D geometry either by Numbering. Instance Name or Part Number Recomputes the table when you are editing a cell Table © Wichita State University Appendix A. Page 311 .

CATIA Drafting Mechanical Design .Drafting . Page 312 ©Wichita State University .Administration CATIA® V5R14 Drawing management Style Generative view style Dress-up Allows for the prevention of certain tasks. such as switching or updating the standard Sets how the styles will be used Prevents users from being able to create view styles Prevents generated dimensions from driving 3D constraints Appendix A.

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