Capture screenshots in CATIA V5 is very easy to be done. The how-to process takes only few seconds and the results is very good if you know to use the settings of Image Capture.
The command is called Capture and it’s available on Tools -> Image. The command has many options, I will present only a part of them, the most used.
First button is Capture but it’s used last, because we need to configure the settings of this command, so I will go to 3rd command, named Options.
Here, in first tab General, you can change the Color mode in tree options, Color, Grayscale and Monochrome. Another great function here is Capture only geometry, that is used to take photos only to part geometry (so we not have the Tree and Compass). In the Pixel tab you can check the box of White background, where you can take screenshots with white background. The most important feature of Capture function in CATIA V5 is Rendering quality, because with this you can change the resolution of screenshots up to 30.000 width in pixels. The resolution change is available if you select Customized.
Second button, Select Mode, allows you to select the region of a screen to be prepared to be captured.
The last two command of Capture are Pixel Mode and Vector mode. I always use the Pixel mode to take screenshots because I like to have high quality results.
Back to first button. This button starts the screen capture and allows you to: delete the screen captured, save the screen, print, copy or save in to an album. I use frequently the copy function because, I can use paste directly to a Power Point presentation for example. If you need only to save a image to be saved locally you can use save button.