CATIA V5 Video Tutorial Beginner #8 – Part Design Support

012The No. 8 of CATIA V5 video tutorial series comes with a simple support with 4 fixation on the bottom and a rotation fixation on the top.

To design this part in CATIA I used Sketch, Pad, Hole, Mirror and Rectangular Pattern. If you want to learn how to create this part, watch the below video.

If you have another idea to create this part or questions please leave a comment.

Enjoy!

CATIA V5 Tutorial Beginner #7 – Sketch, Pad, Hole and Shaft

My new video tutorial present a simple part, where we can learn a how to use CATIA V5 Part Design module to create a spherical surface using Shaft command.

The Rectangular Pattern it’s also a great feature in CATIA, because you can create fast and easy identical features positioned in other positions with same specification light initial feature. For this drawing I used Rectangular Pattern to create the two Ø12 mm holes. You can use also, Mirror command to create a copy of initial feature, but this command is limited to only one duplicate comparative with Rectangular Pattern. Read more

Export a CATIA V5 Drawing to PDF format

Drafting-for-beginners-in-CATIA-V5-–-Title-Block-Border-Scale-and-moreToday, a simple tutorial about how to save a Drawing to PDF in CATIA V5.

To make an export to PDF from a CATIA Drawing you just use save procedure as save a drawing. Just go to File -> Save as -> write the File name and on Save as type form, choose the file format for the file, in this case PDF.

The paper size of PDF will be the same as the drawing format used to in CATIA Drawing. If you want to print the PDF in other paper size, you must install a virtual printer that allows you to use Print function (shortcut CTRL + P) in CATIA V5 without any printer attached to the workstation.

The Print function allow you to choose multiple parameters for paper, for example: Position (Portrait, Landscape, or other rotation), Paper Size (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, etc.), Scale, Print Quality in DPI up to 4000, etc.

For questions you can contact me using the below comment form.

Drafting for beginners in CATIA V5 – Title Block, Border, Scale and more

Drafting for beginners in CATIA V5 – Title Block, Border, Scale and moreDrafting in CATIA V5 is second most used module in my opinion. You should know how to use this module if you want to bring the right dimensions of a part to be executed on CNC or other machine.

When you design a part you must be permanently focused on how will be the part executed, if the machine can execute all operations without complications. Less operations to be executed => save time and money.

I will show you in the below video how to use the Drafting module in CATIA V5 in most important steps. I recommend to read the CATIA V5 help (available when you press F1 key or on toolbar go to Help -> CATIA V5 Help). Read more

Stop Enovia for auto exit – CATIA V6

If you are working in a large company that use CATIA, the predefined settings is to close this application for inactivity. For example in my company, Enovia is shouting down after 600 minutes of inactivity.

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To disable auto closing for CATIA V6 you must navigate to Tools -> Options and on General navigate to Local Save and uncheck Activate.

Note: It is important to know that you should restart Enovia periodically for updates.