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.
I like to create spherical surfaces using a Sketch with 1/2 of a circle (see the video for more details). You can create an exterior part using Shaft 180°, or using Groove at same rotation value.
Remember, I should create a part using less command if you can, and think how the part is designed using a real machine (CNC or something else). The order of operation it is very important also for later modifications, because CATIA is very powerful in terms of parameterization.
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