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Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 28, 2017
Duration
1h 42m
Description

Symmetry is very important when creating plastic or forged parts. Patterns are a simple and easy method to add design changes to existing models. In this course, CATIA V5 Essentials: Symmetry and Patterns, first you'll learn techniques to create a multifeature 3D part. Next, you'll gain an understanding on how to apply symmetry at the sketch level and feature level. Finally you'll wrap the course by spending some time acquiring skills to apply different types of patterns. By the end of this course, you'll become proficient in creating symmetrical parts and applying patterns to existing 3D part models.

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

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Aditya and welcome to my course, CATIA V5 Essentials, Symmetry and Patterns. I'm an engineering enthusiast, petrol head and I'm currently an author at Pluralsight. Symmetry is very important when creating plastic or forged parts and patterns are simple and easy method to add design changes to existing models. In this course we're going to learn how to apply symmetry and patterning techniques to get proficient with 3D part modeling process in CATIA V5. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, symmetry at sketch and feature level, rectangular patterns, circular patterns, mirroring techniques and user patterns. By the end of this course you'll gain essential skills to apply symmetry and patterning techniques in a fast and efficient manner in CATIA V5. This course is a follow to the CATIA V5 Essentials, Part Modeling course and before you begin this course, you should be familiar with part modeling techniques. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn 3D CAD modeling with CATIA V5 Essentials, Symmetry and Patterns course at Pluralsight.

Symmetry
Welcome to the CATIA V5 Essentials: Symmetry and Patterns course, and in this module, we will look at techniques to add symmetry. We will start off this module by looking into some basic part modeling techniques like creating a sketch, adding a 3D Feature to create a three-diamond snow solid. Then we will learn steps to add multiple features, such as removing material or adding cuts. Then we will look at how to add Symmetry at Sketch Level to speed up the sketching process. We will build a ratchet part as an example to learn multiple ways apply Symmetry at Feature Level. We will build a ratchet part in multiple steps and experiment with extrusion and conditions to complete the Ratchet Transition shaft solid. Using the ratchet head as an example, we will learn tips and tricks to create complex sketches. And finally, we will look at tools for sketching in 3D features, such as Offset Entities, Hole Feature, and Fillets to speed up the plot modeling process. So let's get started.

Patterns
Welcome back. In this module, we will look at patterning techniques. Patterning tools and features are the most fun and easy part to learn in 3D CAD modeling. We will start this module by looking at rectangular pattern feature. We will learn multiple ways to add patterns in a horizontal and vertical fashion for a tapered hole. Once we've learned the basic principles of patterning through rectangular patterns, we will jump into circular patterns. We will also create a reference access to help us apply a circular pattern for a non-circular workpiece. We will also look at creating a reference plane, and apply them to mirror a 3D feature and a 3D solid. And, finally, we will learn how to add a user pattern for creative design needs which do not require traditional patterning techniques.