CATIA V5 Essentials: Working with Configurations

Configurations save a lot of time to create more than one version of a part. In this course, you'll learn how to create multiple configurations from an existing part model to become proficient in the 3D part modeling process with CATIA V5. Software required: CATIA V5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2017
Duration
1h 44m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2017
Duration
1h 44m
Description

Configurations save us a lot of time and effort to create more than one version of a part. In this course, CATIA V5 Essentials: Working with Configurations, you'll learn to create multiple configurations of an existing part model, so that repetitive procedures required for modeling and drafting can be eliminated. First, you'll explore techniques to create configurations. Next, you'll discover how to apply equations for part modeling, and how to draw for configurations. Finally, you'll learn how to use multiple configurations in an assembly. By the end of this course, you'll have enhanced your 3D modeling skills by eliminating repetitive procedures. Software required: CATIA V5.

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: Working with Configurations. I am an engineering enthusiast, gearhead, and I'm currently an author at Pluralsight. Configurations save us a lot of time and effort to create more than one version of a part, these changes can be with respect to sizes, features, or colors. In this course, we are going to learn how to create multiple configurations from an existing part model to get proficient with 3D part modeling presets in CATIA V5. Some of the major topics that we will cover include techniques to create configurations, applying equations for part modeling, drawing for configurations, and using multiple configurations in an assembly. By the end of this course, you will enhance your 3D modeling skills by eliminating repetitive procedures in the part assembly and drafting environment in CATIA V5. This course is a follow up to the CATIA V5 Essentials: Part Modeling, Symmetry and Patterns, and Assembly Design Basics course, and before you begin this course, you should be familiar with part and assembly modeling techniques. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn 3D CAD modeling with CATIA V5 Essentials: Working with Configurations course, at Pluralsight.

Configurations and Equations
Welcome to the CATIA V5 Essentials: Working with Configurations course, and in this module, we are going to look at configurations and equations. Why use configurations? Configurations allow us to create more than one version of a part file, these differences can be with respect to sizes, features, colors and so on. Creating multiple configurations saves us a lot of time and effort of not needing to recreate the same part multiple times. For this course, we are going to use the wrench part as an example, and create multiple configurations of the wrench part to show two manufacturing processes, these are machining, and forging. We will start by first learning simple techniques to create configurations in CATIA. There are a couple of ways to create configuration, and we will look at how to use design tables for configurations as well. We will look into adding a global variable into the system, and then finish this module by learning methods to apply equations to our part file to drive changes in the part. So let's start CATIA.

Drawings for Configurations
Welcome back. In this module, we will learn how to create multiple drawing sheets for parts with multiple configurations. We will start off this module with revisiting drafting techniques, such as accessing the drafting workbench, setting appropriate sheets for projecting views, and so on, then, we will learn how to project drawing sheets from different configurations in one drafting document. We will individually label the sheets on the drafting documents with respect to the configurations, these are forged configuration and machined configuration, and finally we will finish this module by looking at alternative ways of projecting drawing views for multiple configurations.

Configurations for Assembly
Welcome back. In this module, we will learn to apply parts with multiple configurations inside of an assembly. We will start by looking at the assembly design workbench, learning the essential tools to start an assembly, such as importing components inside of the assembly environment, understanding the product tree structure, and fixing the first component at a desired location. Then, we will start adding mates or constrains in between components, to connect them together to form the assembly. Next, we will learn how to add multiple instances of parts inside of the assembly design workbench, and also look at steps required to change the configuration of each part. And finally, we will finish off this assembly design process by positioning and connecting the required components at desired locations. So, let's get started.