Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 20, 2016
Duration
1h 26m
Description

Learning a new CAD software can be very difficult and can take months to acquire the skills needed to create models and documentation as per industry standards. In this course, CATIA V5 Essentials - Part Modeling, you'll look at the best design practices so that you can quickly get up to speed. First, you'll get to know the CATIA V5 user interface. Next, you'll get an introduction to sketching, explore parametric modeling and design intent, and create your first 3D part. Finally, you'll wrap up the course by spending some time learning the drafting documentation process. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of the part modeling and drafting documentation process and you'll be ready to bring simple design ideas to life in CATIA V5. Software required: CATIA V5 2016.

About the author
About the author

Aditya has diverse experiences in the field of engineering and design. His journey began in England where he studied MSC in automotive engineering and was introduced to the world of 3D CAD. Aditya was fascinated with 3D CAD tools such as SOLIDWORKS and CATIA, spending hours designing parts and assemblies and performing simulation studies

More from the author
CATIA V5 Essentials: In-depth Drawings
Intermediate
1h 52m
17 Jan 2018
More courses by Aditya Chandurkar
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Aditya and welcome to my course, CATIA V5 Essentials - Part Modeling. I'm an engineering enthusiast, petrol head, and I'm currently an author at Pluralsight. Prior to Pluralsight, I used to work as an application engineer at CAD reseller and there I taught, supported and learned techniques that are most important to the engineering and design industry. When it's engineering and design, CATIA V5 is the leading software used in the industry from automotive manufacturers to aviation companies, CATIA V5 is always the first choice. In this course, we're going to learn how to model simple and basic parts and no prior experience with CAD modeling is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: Getting to know the CATIAV5 User interface, parametric modeling and design intent, introduction to sketching, creating our first 3D part, and learning the drafting documentation process. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of part modeling and drafting documentation process and be ready to bring simple design ideas to life in CATIAV5. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn 3D CAD modeling with CATIAV5 Essentials Part Modeling at Pluralsight.

CATIA V5 User Interface
Welcome to the CATIA V5 Essentials Part Modeling course. And in this module we're going to look at the CATIA V5 user interface. We're going to start off by identifying the main elements of the user interface, such as the product tree. The product tree contains set of instructions that are required to make a part. Then we'll look into parametric modeling, making changes to our part with respect to thickness, length, we're going to see how fast we can do it with CATIA V5. Then we move on to design intent. Design intent is your plan as to how your part would behave when you make changes. We're going to look at different approaches. Then we're going to look at multiple ways of designing the same part geometry. We're also going to look at system requirements, so that your CATIA V5 software works smooth and efficiently on your computer. And finally, we're going to conclude this module by looking into the keyboard and mouse functionalities. So let's get started.

Sketching and Sketch Geometry
Welcome back. In this module, we will begin the sketching process. We will start off by looking into CATIA Workbenches and selecting the correct workbench to create a new part. Then we will look at a couple of different ways to access the sketching workbench to begin the sketching process. We will look into simple sketching tools such as line and profile to draw our sketch. We will also look into sketch relationships by adding relationship constraints to our sketch, such as horizontal, vertical, and coincident constraints. As we approach the completion of the sketching process, we will look in the sketch status to understand if the sketch is fully constrained or under constrained. And finally, we will conclude the training in this module by converting the drawn 2D sketch into a 3D solid.

Drawings
Welcome back. In this module we will start creating drawings for our three part. We will look at Drafting Workbench and learn how to start up a new drawing sheet. Then we will look at different ways to project views such as tron, top, isometric on the drawing sheet. We will also learn how to customize the sheet pattern meters to suit our needs. We will create section views and detailed views in Catia and also add date and references. And finally we will finish off this module by dimensioning the projected views on the drawing sheet. So, let's get started.