CATIA-5 PART-B: 3D CAD, Mechanisms and Finite Element Analysis
John Andrew, P.E.
This Catia-5 CAD 10 PDH course demonstrates with many illustrations how to use software enabling engineers 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 digitally.
Access to Catia-5 is not required.
Step-by-step illustrated examples show how to use tools to create all types of three dimensional engineering three dimensional solid models.
This Catia-5 course is divided into 6 sections:
PART DESIGN WORKBENCH
JOGGLED EXTRUSION PART
SHEET METAL DESIGN
WIREFRAME AND SURFACE
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FEA
MECHANISM DYNAMIC ANALYSIS
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 geometric constraints to lines automatically
4. Draw adjustable shapes
5. Sketch-Based Features: Pad, Pocket, Shaft, and Hole
6. 3D parts: extruded along any guide line
SHEET METAL DESIGN
9. Bend allowance
10. Automatic flat patterns
12. Corner relief
WIREFRAME AND SURFACE
13. Extruded Surfaces.
14. Revolved Surfaces.
15. Swept Surfaces.
16. Offset Surfaces.
17. Split Surfaces.
18. Blend Surfaces.
19. Loft Surfaces.
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
20. Adjustable element mesh size
21. Loads: pressure, distributed force, acceleration, line force, forced displacement, temperature field
22. Static: loads and pressures
23. Restraints: clamp and surface slider
25. Von Mises stress distribution
26. 3D assemblies
27. Part to part constraints
28. Multiple instances of parts
29. Specification Tree
30. Manipulate parts with Compass
31. Split assembly into parts
32. Dynamic Part and Assembly Section Views
33. Apply Material: steel, aluminum, bronze, fibers, and concrete
34. Shading solids and wireframe
34. Catia camera jpg pictures of solid models
36. Dynamic Simulation
37. Digital Mockup Kinematics
38. Mechanism Joints:
Revolute, Prismatic, Cylindrical, Screw, Ball, Planar, Rigid, Point Curve, Slide Curve, Roll Curve, Universal, CV, Gear, Rack, Cable
39. Mechanism Animation
40. 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:
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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.