CATIA-5 PART-A: 3D CAD, Parts, Assemblies and Drawings
John Andrew, P.E.
This Catia-5 Part-A 3D CAD 8 PDH course demonstrates with illustrated step-by-step instructions how to create three dimensional solid models of parts, assemblies, and dimensioned drawings.
Catia-5 enables engineers and designers to create digital prototyping of: Process Piping, Structures, Machine Parts and Assemblies. This software enables users to engineer, visualize, and simulate static and dynamic motions and analyze strength of products.
Access to Catia-5 software is not required.
The Catia-5 Part-B 3D CAD 5 PDH course includes a brief recap of Part-A and step-by-step liberally illustrated descriptions of:
CATIA CAD SUMMARY
This Catia-5 Part-A course is divided into 9 sections:
PART DESIGN WORKBENCH
BOOLEAN PART MODELING
SHAFT & HUB DESIGN
ASSEMBLY WITH BILL OF MATERIALS
ASSEMBLE OF PART INSTANCES
DYNAMIC SECTION VIEW
CATIA CAMERA JPG PICTURES
The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
The capabilities and widespread use of Catia are illustrated with a series of examples.
1. 2D sketches in 3 planes
2. View: Fit al in, Pan, Rotate, Zoom, Isometric
3. Apply: horizontal, vertical, parallel, perpendicular, and other constraints to lines automatically
4. Draw lines at any angle.
5. Draw lines of adjustable length
6. Create circles of any desired diameter.
7. Constrain tangent lines automatically
8. 2D Sketch Tool
9. Sketch-Based Features: Pad, Pocket, Shaft, and Hole
10. 3D parts: extruded along any guide line
11. Boolean Part Modeling
12. Profile: Rectangle, Circle, Oblong Hole, Hexagon
13. Linear and Angular Constraints
14. Geometrical Constraints
15. Operations: trim, fillet, bevel, mirror, project shape
16. Transformation Features: Translation, Mirror, Patterns, Scaling
SHEET METAL DESIGN
19. Bend allowance
20. Automatic flat patterns
22. Corner relief
WIREFRAME AND SURFACE
23. Extruded Surfaces.
24. Revolved Surfaces.
25. Swept Surfaces.
26. Offset Surfaces.
27. Split Surfaces.
28. Blend Surfaces.
29. Loft Surfaces.
30. 3D assemblies
31. Part to part constraints
32. Multiple instances of parts
33. Specification Tree
34. Manipulate parts with Compass
35. Split assembly into parts
36. Dynamic Part and Assembly Section Views
37. Apply Material: steel, aluminum, bronze, fibers, and concrete
38. Shading solids and wireframe
39. Catia camera jpg pictures of solid models
40. Standard ISO and ASME title blocks
41. Automatic bill of materials
42. Dimension parametrically
43. Change units of length and mass
44. Change Scale
45. drawing views
46. add dimensions to a drawing automatically
47. Automatic drawing views creation from solid models
48. Easy linear and geometrical dimensioning of drawings
49. Automatic axis and screw threads
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
50. Adjustable element mesh size
51. Loads: pressure, distributed force, acceleration, line force, forced displacement, temperature field
52. Static: loads and pressures
53. Restraints: clamp and surface slider
55. Von Mises stress distribution
56. Dynamic Simulation
57. Digital Mockup Kinematics
58. Mechanism Joints:
Revolute, Prismatic, Cylindrical, Screw, Ball, Planar, Rigid, Point Curve, Slide Curve, Roll Curve, Universal, CV, Gear, Rack, Cable
59. Mechanism Animation
60. Graphs: Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration
The information will be especially useful to: students, entrepreneurs, engineers, architects, and innovators who want to be able to create 3D Solid Models of parts, assemblies, structures, and piping and calculate stresses and deflections with finite element analysis automatically or semi- automatically.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will know how to make scale dimensioned engineering and architectural drawings of and stress analysis of 3-dimensional objects with all releases of Catia-5.
Most of the world’s: automobiles, aircraft, and appliances are designed with Catia.
Complete factories including structural steel and process piping are designed with Catia.
Electronic controls, electrical circuits and wiring harnesses are simulated.
Parts and molds including CNC machine tool software including: tool-path, feeds, and speeds.
Catia has Ergonomic and Multiple Robot manufacturing simulation capabilities.
This course has only 146 pages but the most used 2D and 3D drawing methods are described with illustrations enabling the reader to make all types dimensioned engineering drawings.
The course content is in the following PDF document:
CATIA-5 PART-A: 3D CAD, Parts, Assemblies and Drawings
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A brief and to the point easy to use CAD drawing system is provided in these notes that will provide information that can be used to create Catia CAD 3D models of parts and assemblies including dimensioned drawings.
Catia Homepage: http://www.3ds.com/products/catia
Catia Tutorials with videos: http://catiatutor.com/Basic/CATIA-Handbook/drafting.html
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.