CATIA V5 - Week A - Expert Surfacing (4 days)

The objective of this course is to cover advanced tools found in the GSD workbench under the HD2 configuration and to better understand surfacing methodology issues

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CATIA V5 – Week A – Surfacing (4 days)


V5 Surface Design
- Understand the GSD workbench
- Create good quality curves or improve imported wireframe
- Create good quality surfaces based on a sound wireframe geometry
- Assemble, re-limit and smoothly connect the surfaces to get a topology
- Analyze surface quality and heal the defects
- Manage surfaces in a multimodel environment

Surface Design Expert

- Correctly recall the tools of the Generative Shape Design workbench that are common to MD2 and HD2 licenses
- Identify and use the Generative Shape Design tools that are specific to the HD2 license
- Create advanced and parameterized swept surfaces
- Perform advanced surfaces analysis and gap correction
- Improve geometry quality and stability

Generative Shape Optimizer

- Develop Shapes
- Morph Shapes
- Create Junctions (BIW application) between surfaces
- Work with Volumes

Developed Shapes 

- Generate unfolded ruled surface
- Develop wires and points onto a revolution surface


Students attending this course should be familiar with CATIA V5 Fundamentals and Microsoft Windows Operating System


Surface Designers


Introduction to Generative Shape Design

- Wireframe Creation
- Surface Creation
- Surface Re-limitation and Connection
- Surface Check Tools
- Work in Multi-Model Environment with Surface
- Master Project
- Additional Exercises

Introduction to Generative Shape Optimizer
- Accessing Generative Shape Optimizer
- The User Interface
Creating Offsets:
- Variable Offset
- Rough Offset
Developing Shapes:
- Developing wire
Using BiW Tools:
- Creating junctions
- Creating a Diabolo Seat
Creating Advanced Surfaces:
- Creating bumped surfaces
- Deforming surfaces according to curve wrapping
- Deforming surfaces according to surface wrapping
- Shape Morphing
Creating Volumes
- What is a Volume
- Types of Volumes
- Volumes made from Sketches
- Volumes made from Surfaces
- Dress-up features on Volumes
- Volumes using Boolean operations
- Volumes from Operations or Transformations
User interface and functionalities

-User interface
-Unfolded surfaces
-Develop wires
-Exercise Presentation
-To Sum Up