CATIA, developed by Dassault Systemes, is one of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE packages. Being a solid modeling tool, it not only unites the 3D parametric features with 2D tools, but also addresses every design-through-manufacturing process. Besides providing an insight into the design content, the package promotes collaboration between companies and provides them an edge over their competitors.
In addition to creating solid models, sheet metal components, and assemblies, 2D drawing views can also be generated in the Drafting workbench of CATIA. The drawing views that can be generated include orthographic, section, auxiliary, isometric, and detail views. You can also generate model dimensions and create reference dimensions in the drawing views. The bi-directionally associative nature of this software ensures that the modifications made in the model are reflected in the drawing views and viceversa.
CATIA V5-6R2014 for Designers textbook is written with the intention of helping the readers effectively use the CATIA V5-6R2014 solid modeling tool. This textbook provides a simple and clear explanation of tools of common used workbenches of CATIA V5-6R2014. After reading this textbook, you will be able to create models, assemble, and draft them. The chapter on DMU Kinematics workbench will enable the users to create, edit, simulate, and analyze different mechanisms dynamically. The chapter on FreeStyle workbench will enable the users to dynamically design and manipulate surfaces. The mechanical engineering industry examples and tutorials used in this textbook ensure that the users can relate the knowledge of this textbook with the actual mechanical industry designs.