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Apply a Machining Process

This task shows how to apply a machining process to selected geometry. Open the desired CATPart document, then select a Machining workbench from the Start menu.The machining process application uses a standard mechanism of instantiation of features from a feature reference. In this case, the feature reference is the machining …

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Upgrading Features

This capability enables the activation of the last evolutions of the code available on the current level. It aims at improving the update of a feature by manually upgrading it. This capability is also applicable for part and sketch features. To upgrade a feature right-click it and select Upgrade. The …

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Creating Planes

This task shows the various methods for creating planes: offset from plane parallel through point angle/normal to a plane through three points through two lines through point and line through planar curve normal to curve tangent to surface equation mean through points Open the Planes1.CATPart document. A new lock button …

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Transforming Elements From an Axis to Another

This task shows you how to transform geometry positioned according to a given axis system into a new axis system. The geometry is duplicated and positioned according to the new axis system. One or more elements can be transformed at a time, using the standard multi-selection capabilities. See also Defining …

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Creating Threads and Taps

The Thread-Tap capability creates threads or taps, depending on the cylindrical entity of interest. This task shows you how to thread a cylindrical pad. Click Creating threads on on conic faces for reference information. Open the Thread.CATPart document. Click Thread/Tap . The Thread/Tap Definition dialog box is displayed.   Select …

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Reshaping Corners in catia

Sometimes, while filleting you can see that corners resulting from the operation are not satisfactory. The “Blend Corners” capability lets you quickly reshape these corners. Open the BlendCorner.CATPart document. Click Edge Fillet  and fillet the four edges as shown using 5mm as the radius value. Careful! When you select edges, …

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Trimming Ribs or Slots in catia

This page illustrates two different cases of ribs obtained from open profiles, then the use of the Merge rib's ends and Merge Ends options available in the Rib Definition dialog box. Open Profiles Trimmed by Existing Material Initial Profile (in black) and Center Curve (in red) Resulting Rib The rib …

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Creating Multi-Pockets in catia

This task shows you how to create a pocket feature from distinct profiles belonging to a same sketch and this, using different length values. The multi-pocket capability lets you do this at one time. At the end of the task, you will see how to edit the resulting multi- pocket. …

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Using the Sub-Elements of a Sketch in catia

This task shows you how to select different elements belonging to the same sketch for creating pads.The steps described here also apply for pockets, shafts, grooves, stiffeners, ribs and slots. Sketch three rectangles in a Sketcher session. Click Pad . The Pad Definition dialog box is displayed. Click the Selection …

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Drafting a Face in catia

This task shows you how to draft a face. Click Draft Angle . The Draft Definition dialog box appears. The application displays the default pulling direction on the part. Select the face as shown by the arrow as the face to be drafted. The application detects all the faces to …

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