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Generative Drafting (ISO)

CATIA Training Guide Exercises Foils Generative Drafting (ISO) Version 4 Release 2.3 August 2000 FOR-E-EXGDR-06-AL
CATIA Training Guide Exercises Foils Generative Drafting (ISO) Version 4 Release 2.3 August 2000 FOR-E-EXGDR-06-AL
CATIA Training Guide Exercises Foils Generative Drafting (ISO) Version 4 Release 2.3 August 2000 FOR-E-EXGDR-06-AL
CATIA Training Guide Exercises Foils Generative Drafting (ISO) Version 4 Release 2.3 August 2000 FOR-E-EXGDR-06-AL

Version 4 Release 2.3 August 2000

FOR-E-EXGDR-06-AL

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Generative Drafting (ISO)

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Generative Drafting (ISO)

Generative Drafting (ISO) Table of Contents Ex.1 - Connecting Rod 1 Ex.2 - Lever 1 37

Table of Contents

Ex.1 -

Connecting Rod

1

Ex.2 -

Lever 1

37

Ex.3 -

51

Ex.4 -

69

Ex.5 -

89

Ex.6 -

127

Ex.7 -

Gear Casing: Text and Dimension Customizing

145

Ex.8 -

Stringer

167

Ex.9 -

Chainsaw Engine

185

Ex.10 - Crankshaft

201

Ex.11 - Plastic Cover

213

Ex.12 - Start-Up Model

231

241

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Generative Drafting (ISO)
Ex.1 - Connecting Rod This exercise is the ‘main thread’ exercise of the Generative Drafting (ISO)
Ex.1 - Connecting Rod
This exercise is the ‘main thread’ exercise of the Generative Drafting (ISO) course. Each part
corresponds to a course module and should be performed just after learning about it.
The scenario describes the whole drawing generation process
on the connecting rod belonging to a chainsaw engine.
End model:
GDR CONNECTING ROD END
45 min
Start model:
GDR
CONNECTING ROD BMP1
AUXVIEW2 - IMAGE - DETAIL - DIMENS2 - MARKUP -
LINE - POINT - TEXTD2 - SOLIDE - PLOT
Extracting Views Plotting the Drawing Updating Preparing the the Drawing Drawing Sheet DressingUp the Drawing
Extracting
Views
Plotting the
Drawing
Updating
Preparing
the
the
Drawing
Drawing
Sheet
DressingUp
the Drawing

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Connecting Rod

Extracting Views Modify the Screen Definition Since your starting model is not prepared, you will have
Extracting Views
Modify the Screen Definition
Since your starting model is not
prepared, you will have to modify the
screen to split it into two windows:
one for the Space model and one for
the cartridge. Define the screen
selecting the elements shown below
in the prescribed order:
IMAGE
SCREEN + DEFINE
1. In AVAILABLE CONFIGURATIONS
window:
2
1
As in a real life situation you will start this
drawing from a 3D unprepared model. This
means that you will:
• Modify the screen definition,
• Select the working convention,
• Create a front view,
• Create a right view,
• Create a section cut,
• Create a detail view
• Create a breakout in the detail view.
3
2. YES: CONFIRM CREATION
In the SCREEN DEFINITION window
you can see the new screen defined:
the top window will display the 3D
part (XYZ) and the bottom one the
Draw model (“DR”.)
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Select the Working Convention Modify the Display Parameters Make sure you are in Draw mode (DR
Select the Working Convention
Modify the Display Parameters
Make sure you are in Draw mode (DR
switch.)
To improve the visualization, you will
modify the hidden lines display
parameters.
Before extracting the first view you
must choose between the American
and the European conventions.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
DEFAULT
DEFAULT
1. Sel the Default panel:
1. In Defaults window:
2. In Default window:
Set
to
Set
to
The parameters are set.
We have chosen the European
convention. However please note that
for this exercise both options are
suitable.
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Create a Plane Create the Front View (1) To create a section cut, we need to
Create a Plane
Create the Front View (1)
To create a section cut, we need to
create the intersection plane. That’s
the point. Make sure you are in Space
Mode.
Now that your working environment
is ready, you will extract the views.
AUXVIEW2
PLANE
QUICKDRAW + CREATE
EQUATION
1. Key in Y=50
2. Yes: current
1. Verify that the front view is
defined as the XY one:
2. In View creation window sel
the view type:
The plane is displayed.
The type of view to be created is now
defined. Let’s locate it now.
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Create the Front View (2) Create the Right View Place the front view in the view
Create the Front View (2)
Create the Right View
Place the front view in the view layout
zone.
Create the right view as done before
for the front view.
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRAW + CREATE
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRAW + CREATE
3. Place the front view as shown below
4. Place the right view as shown below
on the left hand side of the front view
Repeat the operation for the right
view.
Now, the 2 views are defined and
located on the layout.
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Create a Section Cut (2) Modify a View Scale Define the section cut. Modify its scale.
Create a Section Cut (2)
Modify a View Scale
Define the section cut.
Modify its scale.
AUXVIEW2
QUIKDRAW + CREATE
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRAW + CREATE
1. Select the Section Cut switch
1.
Select the view parameter switch
2.The Cutting plane window appears:
2.
Select the view you want to modify
select the plane in the panel or on the
3D model
3.
Key in the new scale factor:
3. Place the section cut in the view layout
map under the front view.
Close the Cutting planes window.
The view scale changes to 4. Create
the view by selecting the OK CREATE
VIEWS switch. Bring to NoShow the
view axis.
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Create a Detail View (1) Create a Detail View (2) Now you are going to create
Create a Detail View (1)
Create a Detail View (2)
Now you are going to create a detail
view using the right side view as
reference. You could also have
created the previous views with the
following method.
You will now define the detail profile
and locate the view just below the
right side view.
AUXVIEW2
USE
Warning! Do not forget to make the
right side view current.
AUXVIEW2
USE
4.
Ind points
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
5.
YES: END PROFILE
3.
In View Type window:
6.
Key in scale: 2
7.
Ind location below current view
The options are defined.
The detail view is created. You can
read “view created and updated” in
the message zone.
Notes:
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Create a Breakout in the Detail View (1) Create a Breakout in the Detail View (2)
Create a Breakout in the Detail
View (1)
Create a Breakout in the Detail
View (2)
For the next operation you need to
display the “Advanced user interface”
(which provides nine options in the
Objects window.) If you do not have it
already select the DEFAULT item,
click the Advanced user interface field
and go back to the USE item.
You can now define the breakout area
indicating points to generate a profile.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
3. Ind points on
center line
5. Ind points
to end profile
1. In Objects window:
4. Ind points
2. In Actions window:
6. YES: END PROFILE
The profile is drawn.
The options are defined.
Notes:
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Create a Breakout in the Detail View (3) Impose two limits to create the view: the
Create a Breakout in the Detail
View (3)
Impose two limits to create the view:
the first is the Y Z plane, the second
is a point.
AUXVIEW2
USE
7. Key in plane: Y Z
8. Ind point
The breakout is created.
You have extracted all the necessary
views.
File your model.
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Preparing the Drawing Sheet Retrieve the Reference View Before adding a drawing format you must retrieve
Preparing the Drawing
Sheet
Retrieve the Reference View
Before adding a drawing format you
must retrieve the reference view from
NoShow , because you will use it as
the origin of the drawing format.
NS switch
1. Sel NS switch
2. YES: SWAP
3. Key in:*VU1
4. Sel EXIT
In the first part of the exercise you have
extracted several views. Now you must put
them in a drawing format and prepare the
drawing before adding text and dimensions.
You will thus:
• Retrieve the reference view,
• Retrieve a drawing format from a library,
• Clean up the drawing.
The reference view is displayed in
Show. *VU1 is the default Draw view
generated by CATIA when the initial
model is created.
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Make the Reference View Active Retrieve a Drawing Format from a Library Now make the reference
Make the Reference View Active
Retrieve a Drawing Format from
a Library
Now make the reference view active.
AUXVIEW2
USE
You can now retrieve the drawing
format and copy it into the drawing
(do not add it to the drawing as a
ditto, because it would be more
difficult to modify the information
contained in it.)
DETAIL
COPY + LIBRARY + STANDARD +
SINGLE
1. Sel view
1.
Sel
2.
YES: CONFIRM
3.
Key 0,0 to locate the cartridge
4.
YES: END ORIENT
A red circle is displayed around the
view. It is now active.
The drawing format is displayed, but
it is not well positioned.
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Move the Drawing Format Align the Views (1) If the drawing format is not still active,
Move the Drawing Format
Align the Views (1)
If the drawing format is not still
active, click it to make it current.
Then move it (indicating as many
times as necessary) so that all the
views are inside of it.
Now align the views to finish cleaning
up the drawing.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
1. Sel view
1.
In Objects window:
2. Sel second axis
2.
In Actions window:
2. Sel first axis
3.
Ind location
The selected views are aligned.
Repeat the operation to align the
other views vertically.
The views are now located inside the
drawing format, but they are not
aligned correctly.
Make sure the detail view is located
below the principal view.
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Align the Views (2) The views are now aligned, but the text string “SECTION CUT A/A”
Align the Views (2)
The views are now aligned, but the
text string “SECTION CUT A/A” is
still displayed outside the cartridge.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
Sel view
4.
Ind text string location
The text string moves to the indicated
location.
The drawing is now clean.
File your model.
Notes:
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Dressing Up the Drawing Select the Dimension Standard Before starting to dress up the views, you
Dressing Up the Drawing
Select the Dimension Standard
Before starting to dress up the views,
you must select your working
standard. Here we will choose the
ISO standard, but you can choose
the ANSI , the DIN , the JIS or the
ASME standard. This is how ...
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
1.
In ANSI window:
2.
In ANSI window:
3.
In ACCESS TO PARAMETERS window:
4.
In popup:
The views being extracted and the drawing
format added to the drawing, you can now
start dressing up the views. More precisely
you will:
• Select the dimension standard,
• Add center lines,
• Create dimensions,
• Create additional mark up geometry,
• Create text,
• Modify the drawing format information.
The standard has changed. In this
exercise the dimensions will be
created in ISO.
Notes:
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Add Center Lines Add Distance Dimensions (1) In order to add dimensions you must first add
Add Center Lines
Add Distance Dimensions (1)
In order to add dimensions you must
first add center lines to the primary
view.
MARKUP
AXIS + LINEAR
Create a distance dimension between
the center points of the top and
bottom circles. Using the QUICKDIM
item will allow you to create any type
of dimension in a limited number of
interactions.
DIMENS2
QUICKDIM
1.
Sel center
lines
1. Sel circles
2.
Ind dimension location
The center lines are displayed. You
will now be able to dimension the
distance between the center of the
top and the bottom circles.
The distance dimension is displayed.
If you want to move it indicate the
desired location.
Notes:
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Add Distance Dimensions (2) Add Distance Dimensions (3) Just as you have created the first distance
Add Distance Dimensions (2)
Add Distance Dimensions (3)
Just as you have created the first
distance dimension, add the
dimension shown below in the
section view.
Create the distance dimension shown
below in the principal view.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
QUICKDIM
QUICKDIM
Resulting Figure
Resulting Figure
The dimension is created. You can
move it indicating another position.
The dimension is created.
Notes:
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Add Distance Dimensions (4) Add Radius Dimensions (1) Create the distance dimension shown below in the
Add Distance Dimensions (4)
Add Radius Dimensions (1)
Create the distance dimension shown
below in the detail view.
DIMENS2
As you are using the QUICKDIM item,
you can create another type of
dimension without specifying which.
Here you will create radius
dimensions.
QUICKDIM
DIMENS2
QUICKDIM
Resulting Figure
1.
Sel circle
2.
Ind dimension location
The dimension is created.
The radius dimension is displayed. If
you wish to move it, indicate a new
location. Repeat the operation to
dimension the other fillet on the
bottom part of the rod.
Notes:
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Add Radius Dimensions (2) Add Radius Dimensions (3) Create the radius dimension shown below in the
Add Radius Dimensions (2)
Add Radius Dimensions (3)
Create the radius dimension shown
below in the primary view.
Create the radius dimension shown
below in the detail view.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
QUICKDIM
QUICKDIM
Resulting Figure
Resulting Figure
The dimension is displayed. Repeat
the operation to create the equivalent
dimension in the bottom circle.
The dimension is displayed.
Notes:
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Add Diameter Dimensions Add Angle Dimensions Create a diameter dimension on the outer circle of the
Add Diameter Dimensions
Add Angle Dimensions
Create a diameter dimension on the
outer circle of the top part of the rod
in the primary view.
Create an angle dimension in the
detail view.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
QUICKDIM
QUICKDIM
1. Sel element
1.
Sel circle
2.
YES: CHANGE
to switch to diameter dimensioning
2. Sel element
3. Ind dimension
3.
Ind dimension location
The diameter dimension is displayed.
The angle dimension is displayed.
Notes:
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Create Additional Markup Geometry (1) Create Additional Markup Geometry (2) In order to finish up dimensioning
Create Additional Markup
Geometry (1)
Create Additional Markup
Geometry (2)
In order to finish up dimensioning
the views you must create additional
markup geometry. First change the
standard line thickness to.1. Then
modify the point display.
You will now create a line parallel to
the body of the rod.
LINE
PARALLEL + SEGMENT + ONE LIM
ST switch
4.
Sel ln
1. Sel value
5.
Sel fillet
6. Ind end of line
2.
Sel display type
3.
Sel Exit switch
The standards are modified. This
change will not affect the geometry
already created. It will only affect the
forthcoming geometry.
The line is created. Since you have
modified the line thickness it appears
in low intensity.
Notes:
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Create Additional Markup Geometry (3) Create a Distance Dimension You are going to create a point
Create Additional Markup
Geometry (3)
Create a Distance Dimension
You are going to create a point at the
intersection of the circle and the new
line.
Using the newly created markup
geometry you can now dimension the
distance between the point and the
center line in the primary view.
DIMENS2
POINT
QUICKDIM
PROJ INT + SINGLE + LIM ON
Resulting Figure
7. Sel circle
8. Sel ln
The point is displayed as a cross. You
can read “1 point created” in the
message zone. Before adding any new
dimension change the standard
thickness back to .2 and the point
display to dot.
The distance dimension is created.
For practice’s sake you may continue
to add dimensions to the drawing
according to your company’s
standards.
Notes:
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Create a Geometric Tolerance Create a Geometric Tolerance (1) (2) You will now create a geometric
Create a Geometric Tolerance
Create a Geometric Tolerance
(1)
(2)
You will now create a geometric
tolerance in the detail view.
You will here set the tolerance value
to 0.5 and add a datum label. Then
locate the geometric tolerance below
the view name.
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
3.
In KEY TEXT window key in: 0.5
4.
YES: CLOSE
1.
Sel element
5.
In KEY TEXT window key in: A
6.
YES: CLOSE
2.
In GEOM TOL window:
7.
Ind geom tol location below text string
The parallel symbol is displayed.
The geometric tolerance moves to the
indicated location.
Notes:
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Create a Geometric Tolerance Create a Geometric Tolerance (3) (4) Now define the leader. Now define
Create a Geometric Tolerance
Create a Geometric Tolerance
(3)
(4)
Now define the leader.
Now define the leader.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
CREATE + GEOM TOL
10. Ind leader location
8. Sel numd
11. Sel element
9. In LEADER OPTION window:
The leader option is defined.
The leader is displayed.
Notes:
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Create a Geometric Tolerance Create a Geometric Tolerance (5) (6) You will attach a datum corresponding
Create a Geometric Tolerance
Create a Geometric Tolerance
(5)
(6)
You
will
attach
a
datum
corresponding to the created label.
Choose the “DATUM” option in the
LEADER OPTION window.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
CREATE + GEOM TOL
14. In LEADER OPTION window:
13. Ind leader
location
12. Sel numd
15. Sel element
16. YES: END
The datum feature is displayed.
The leader is highlighted.
Notes:
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Create a Roughness Symbol (1) Create a Roughness Symbol (2) Create a roughness symbol on the
Create a Roughness Symbol (1)
Create a Roughness Symbol (2)
Create a roughness symbol on the
functional surface inside of the top
part of the rod.
Modify
the
roughness
symbol
location.
TEXTD2
CREATE + ROUGHNES
TEXTD2
MODIFY + LOCATION
1. In ROUGHNESS SYMBOL window:
2. Sel element
3. Ind symbol location
4. YES: END
The roughness symbol is displayed,
but it is not well positioned.
The roughness symbol is now well
positioned.
For practice’s sake you may add
further tolerance and roughness
symbols according to your company’s
standards.
Notes:
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Modify the Drawing Format Information (1) Modify the Drawing Format Information (2) The last operation to
Modify the Drawing Format
Information (1)
Modify the Drawing Format
Information (2)
The last operation to perform in this
part of the exercise is the
modification of the drawing format
information.
Repeat the operation to add the part
number shown below.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
MODIFY + TEXT + EDIT
MODIFY + TEXT + EDIT
Resulting Figure
1. Sel text string
2. In KEY TEXT window key in:
Connecting rod
The information is updated. The
drawing is now dressed up. If you
wish, you can add additional
dimensions as you see fit.
The part name is displayed.
File your model.
Notes:
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Updating the Drawing Modify the Geometry (1) First switch to Space mode (click the DR switch.)
Updating the Drawing
Modify the Geometry (1)
First switch to Space mode (click the
DR switch.) Now you will modify the
thickness of the rod head.
SOLIDE
MODIFY + GEOMETRY + PARM
1. Sel frontal FSUR
In the previous part of the exercise you have
finished the drawing. However, because of a
last minute requirement, the 3D model
must be modified. This means that you will
have to update the drawing after having
modified the part. Here you will thus:
• Modify the geometry,
• Update the drawing.
The FSUR is highlighted and the
associated offsets are displayed.
Notes:
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Modify the Geometry (2) Update the Part Change the thickness of the rod head to 10.4.
Modify the Geometry (2)
Update the Part
Change the thickness of the rod head
to 10.4.
You must update the part for the
modification to be taken into
account.
SOLIDE
Tools (Menubar)
MODIFY + GEOMETRY + PARM
Update ...
2. In PRISM window:
3. YES: MODIFY
1. YES: CONFIRM UPDATE
You can read “ feature modified” in
the message zone. The Part Editor
window turns to green meaning that
an update is necessary.
The solid is updated.
Notes:
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Update the Drawing Switch back to Draw mode (click the SP switch.) In the 2D window
Update the Drawing
Switch back to Draw mode (click the
SP switch.) In the 2D window you can
see that all dimensions are
highlighted. This means that the
drawing must be updated. You can
either do this using the UPD ALL item
or the Update option; the latter allows
you to update the views separately.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
In Update views window:
4.
YES: UPDATE SEL. VIEW(S) / DRAFT(S)
The drawing is updated. Check that
the distance dimension in the
principal view changes to 10.4.
Notes:
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Plotting the Drawing Select the Format (1) To set up the format you can key in
Plotting the Drawing
Select the Format (1)
To set up the format you can key in
the size directly, you can select it in
the PLOT FORMAT window or draw
the frame yourself.
PLOT
QUICK + CREATE
1. Draw a frame a round the cartridge
using mouse button2
2. Click again to close the frame
Now that you have finished up the drawing,
you only have to plot it. This is what you are
going to do in the last part of the exercise.
You can read “window number 1
created” in the message zone.
Notes:
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Adjust the Frame (1) Adjust the Frame (2) You sometimes need to make adjustments to the
Adjust the Frame (1)
Adjust the Frame (2)
You sometimes need to make
adjustments to the position or size of
the plotted area.
PLOT
To move the frame you can select the
frame and pull it, indicate a point
(and the center of the window will
move to that point), or key in the
translation coordinates.
QUICK + MODIFY
PLOT
QUICK + MODIFY
1. In LIST OF WINDOWS panel:
3. Sel frame
2. In SELECT ACTIONS panel:
4. Ind point to move frame
You can now move the frame.
The frame border moves to the
indicated point. Note that the window
size does not change.
Notes:
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Resize the Frame Get a Print Preview (1) Instead of moving the whole frame, you might
Resize the Frame
Get a Print Preview (1)
Instead of moving the whole frame,
you might want to resize it.
Before plotting the cartridge you can
check the print parameters.
PLOT
PLOT
QUICK + MODIFY
QUICK + PLOTTING + PREVIEW
1. YES: LIST to go back to preceding
panel
1. In PREVIEW ENVIRONMENT panel:
2. In SELECT ACTIONS panel:
2. In OPTION panel:
3. Sel frame
4. Ind point to move frame
The frame is resized. Repeat as many
times as you see fit.
The DRAW ELEMENTS window is
displayed.
Notes:
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Get a Print Preview (2) Get a Print Preview (3) You will now check that which
Get a Print Preview (2)
Get a Print Preview (3)
You will now check that which Draw
elements will be printed.
Finally check the general layout of
the drawing to be plotted.
PLOT
PLOT
QUICK + PLOTTING + PREVIEW
QUICK + PLOTTING + PREVIEW
1. In DRAW ELEMENTS window:
1. In PREVIEW ENVIRONMENT window:
2. Check displayed layout
3. YES: END
2. YES: END
All selected Draw elements except for
axes and points will be printed.
You have checked the preview.
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Plot the Drawing The last operation is the selection of the printer. As this choice depends
Plot the Drawing
The last operation is the selection of
the printer. As this choice depends on
your working configuration you will
choose a printer from your own list.
PLOT
QUICK + PLOTTING + PRINT
1.
In PRINT ENVIRONMENT window:
2.
In DEVICE window sel a printer
from the list
3.
In PRINT ENVIRONMENT window:
4.
YES: EXECUTE
The CATPLOT SUBMISSION window is
displayed. You can read “execution
successful” in the message zone.
You have completed the exercise
File your model.
Notes:
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Ex.2 - Lever 1 In this exercise you will learn how to extract automatically a drawing
Ex.2 - Lever 1
In this exercise you will learn how to extract automatically a drawing from a solid part creating:
• Two principal views,
• A section view,
• A section cut,
• A breakout in the left view.
End model:
GDR LEVER1 END
25 min
AUXVIEW2
Start model:
GDR LEVER1 BMP1
Creating a Breakout in the Left View Creating Section View A/A Creating Two Principal Views Creating
Creating a Breakout
in the Left View
Creating Section
View A/A
Creating Two
Principal Views
Creating
Section Cut B/B

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Creating Two Principal Views Create the Left View (1) First you must select the relevant options
Creating Two Principal
Views
Create the Left View (1)
First you must select the relevant
options in the displayed windows.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
In View Type window:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Create the left view,
• Create the top view
The Principal view option allows you to
create the top, bottom, left and right views
using the current view as reference. The
current view is identified thanks to a red
circle displayed around the origin.
Red temporary lines are displayed on
the face view. They allow you to locate
the different areas of the view you
wish to create.
Notes:
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Create the Left View (2) Create the Top View Now you must indicate a point on
Create the Left View (2)
Create the Top View
Now you must indicate a point on the
right-hand side of the face view to
create the left view. We are using the
European standard (first angle.)
As the Principal view option is still
active you can create additional
principal views at once. Indicate a
point under the face view to create
the top view.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
1. Ind view location
4. Ind view location
The view is automatically extracted.
The default hidden line processing
rules are applied. You can read “View
created and updated” in the message
zone.
The top view is displayed in the
drawing frame. You can read “view
created and updated” in the message
zone.
Notes:
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Creating Section View A/A Create Section View A/A (1) You are going to create a projected
Creating Section View A/A
Create Section View A/A (1)
You are going to create a projected
offset section view with the left view
as the origin. The cutting plane will
go through the upper, the middle and
the lower drillings. First select the left
view to make it current.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1. In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
In View Type window:
4. Sel
There are two ways of creating a section
view or section cut:
If
you
want
to
create
an
associative
section, start with a selection. This
what we are going to do now.
is
• If you want to create a non-associative
section, start with an indication. This is
what we are going to do in the next part.
The message “associative cutting
profile” means that a link has been
created with the solid primitive
corresponding to the drilling.
Remember that in AUXVIEW2 the
current view is identified by a red
circle centered around the origin
point.
Notes:
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Create Section View A/A (2) Create Section View A/A (3) Now modify the orientation of the
Create Section View A/A (2)
Create Section View A/A (3)
Now modify the orientation of the
current cutting section (ENTER) and
define the view profile.
Select the last cutting section
element in the 3D window.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
9. In Cut Option window:
5. Press ENTER
10. Sel
6. Sel
7. Sel
8. Sel
The message “associative cutting
profile” is still displayed.
Remember that with the Offset option
the section is based on a series of
parallel cutting planes whereas if you
choose Aligned the section is made
up of linked line segments. Note that
the displayed arrows must point to
the right, if not click one of them to
invert them.
Notes:
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Create Section View A/A (4) Modify the Display of the Section Arrows (1) Now you will
Create Section View A/A (4)
Modify the Display of the
Section Arrows (1)
Now you will specify that the profile is
defined and indicate a point to locate
the view on the left of the principal
view.
You will now change the length of the
section arrows. To do this you must
first select the section view profile.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
1. Sel profile
11.
YES: END
12.
Ind view location
The view is created with its
associated text and hatching. You
can read “view created and updated”
in the message zone. The creation of
a view text is an option of the
Defaults window. You can choose to
associate a view text to each type of
view. It is then automatically created.
In this case you also have to choose
the text wording.
The profile is highlighted. In the
Objects window the “Manage a view
graphical and mathema
...
icon is
activated and so is the Modify switch
in the Actions window. If you do not
have these options in your interface
go to AUXVIEW2 + DEFAULT and
click the Advanced user interface
switch.
Notes:
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Modify the Display of the Section Arrows (2) Modify the Text Position Indicate where you want
Modify the Display of the
Section Arrows (2)
Modify the Text Position
Indicate where you want to position
the arrows. Then modify their length
in the Callout window.
Select the text string associated with
Section A/A and put it above the
view.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
2. Ind points
1. Sel
3. In Actions window:
2. Ind location
4. In Callout window key in:
The position and the length of the
arrows are modified.
The text moves to the indicated point.
Notes:
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Creating Section Cut B/B Create Elements Defining the Section Cut Plane (1) For this operation you
Creating Section Cut B/B
Create Elements Defining the
Section Cut Plane (1)
For this operation you are going to
use the Parm option. This option
allows you to manipulate the
parameters of the current view. Make
sure the face view (*VU1) is the
current one.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
Sel face view
4.
In Params window:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Create elements defining the section cut
plane,
• Create the section cut.
The parameters have been modified,
but they are not displayed yet.
Notes:
Notes:

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Create Elements Defining the Section Cut Plane (2) Create Section Cut B/B (1) To display the
Create Elements Defining the
Section Cut Plane (2)
Create Section Cut B/B (1)
To display the required modifications
you must update the view.
Select the icon and the switches
necessary to create a section cut.
Make sure the face view is still
current.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
5.
In Objects window:
1.
In Objects window:
6.
In Actions window:
2.
In Actions window:
3.
In View Type window:
7.
YES: UPDATE CURRENT VIEW
The display of the face view is
modified. You can read “view
updated” in the message zone.
The options are defined.
Notes:
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Create Section Cut B/B (2) Create Section Cut B/B (3) You are going to define the
Create Section Cut B/B (2)
Create Section Cut B/B (3)
You are going to define the cutting
planes. Note that the direction of the
planes is horizontal or vertical if the
indications define an angle lower
than 7 degrees in the direction
considered. At the beginning of the
dialogue, the YES REFERENCE key
allows you to change the reference
direction by selecting a line.
Select the top part of the ellipse to
end the profile. Then indicate a point
further down for the cut to include
the whole ellipse. Note that the
displayed arrow must point to the
left. When you have finished defining
the profile, if this is not the case,
click one of them to invert them.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
9. YES: END
4.
Ind
7. Sel
10. Ind view location
5.
Ind
6.In Cut Option window:
8. Ind
To select the last point of the cutting
plane zoom on the ellipse.
The view is displayed. You can read
“view created and updated” in the
message zone. Move the associated
text and put it below the figure.
Notes:
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Create Section Cut B/B (4) Creating a Breakout in the Left View As the last modification
Create Section Cut B/B (4)
Creating a Breakout in the
Left View
As the last modification change the
length of the callout arrows to 10 as
you have done previously.
AUXVIEW2
USE
10.
In Objects window:
11.
In Actions window:
12.
In Callout window:
The last operation of the exercise is the
creation of a breakout in the left view.
The length of the arrows is modified.
Update the section cut.
Notes:
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Create a Breakout (1) Create a Breakout (2) To create a breakout in the left view
Create a Breakout (1)
Create a Breakout (2)
To create a breakout in the left view
make sure the view is active. Then
select the relevant icon and switch.
They will not be displayed if you do
not have an advanced user interface.
If you do not, go to AUXVIEW2 +
DEFAULT and click the Advanced
user interface switch in the Defaults
window.
Define the profile of the breakout
indicating the points given below.
Follow the order closely otherwise
you will not get the right figure.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
3. Ind
4. Ind
5. Ind
1. In Objects window:
6. Ind
2. In Actions window:
7. Ind
8. YES: END PROFILE
A temporary prism created from the
profile is displayed in the face view
across the entire width of the part.
The options are defined.
Notes:
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Create a Breakout (3) Conclusion You must now indicate two points to define the start and
Create a Breakout (3)
Conclusion
You must now indicate two points to
define the start and the end of the
prism that will be subtracted from
the solid(s) to create the breakout
view.
AUXVIEW2
USE
9. Ind
10. Ind
In the exercise, you have learned:
• To use the automatic view creation. This
is faster and also it keeps the link with the
solid in case of engineering modification.
• The different ways to generate a section or
breakout view; CATIA automatically
generates the pattern where it needs to.
The view is extracted again. The
breakout is displayed. Put the Draw
axes in NoShow ( NS switch + key in
*AXSD + EXIT switch).
Do not forget to save your model.
You have completed the exercise.
Notes:
Notes:
Ex.3 - Greased Support In this exercise you will: • Work with the thread parameters, •
Ex.3 - Greased Support
In this exercise you will:
• Work with the thread parameters,
• Define a view layout with Quickdraw,
• Dress up the views and add text with Quick Text,
• Modify locally a view with the Dynamic Sketcher in Draw.
30 min
End model:
GDR GREASED SUPPORT END
Start model:
GDR GREASED SUPPORT BMP1
AUXVIEW2 - DIMENS2 - TEXTD2 - Tools (Menubar) +
Quick Text (DR) - Tools (Menubar) + Sketcher -
/thread
Defining Thread Parameters Modifying a Profile Extracting the Views Dressing up the Views
Defining Thread
Parameters
Modifying
a Profile
Extracting
the Views
Dressing up
the Views
Part Drawing Check the images at the end of the exercise to visualize the texts and
Part Drawing
Check the images
at the end of the
exercise to
visualize the texts
and dimensions
Use the Quick Text and
Quick Draw capabilities
to complete this
exercise.
Load the start model:
GDR GREASED SUPPORT BMP1

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Defining Thread Parameters Define the Parameter for the Greased Hole You will have to add the
Defining Thread
Parameters
Define the Parameter for the
Greased Hole
You will have to add the thread
parameters to the related cylindrical
functional surfaces.
/thread
1.
Sel Fsur
2.
In THREAD MANAGER window:
In this part of the exercise, you are going to
define the thread parameters for three
cylindrical functional surfaces (Fsurs).
3. Click OK
In result nothing seems to happen to
the solid, but the message THREAD
ADDED is displayed.
Notes:
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Define the Parameter for the Two Fixture Holes Extracting the Views Repeat the same operation for
Define the Parameter for the
Two Fixture Holes
Extracting the Views
Repeat the same operation for the two
other cylindrical functional surfaces
with their own parameters.
/thread
1. Sel Fsur
2. In THREAD MANAGER window:
3. Click OK
4. Repeat the operation for other hole:
In this part of the exercise, you are going to
define the view layout using QUICKDRW +
CREATE to be able to extract many views in
one operation.
The result will be the same as the
previous one, the message THREAD
ADDED is displayed.
Notes:
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Set up the View Layout Parameters Set up the View Layout Panel (1) You first need
Set up the View Layout
Parameters
Set up the View Layout Panel (1)
You first need to retrieve from NO
SHOW the three available planes.
You will use them to define the
section views.
Warning : Definition of section cuts,
section views & auxiliary views
through QUICKDRW is provided
through the current view during the
selection.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRW + CREATE
QUICKDRW + CREATE
1. Sel front view location
1. In View Creation window:
After setting up the view layout
parameters, including the front view
background plane, you are ready to
define the view layout.
This front view will be linked to the
background plane defined initially.
This plane gives the reference for the
remaining views included in this
layout. Otherwise you have to change
the Defining view in Cutting Planes
window to get the best result.
Notes:
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Set up the View Layout Panel (2) Set up the View Layout Panel (3) In this
Set up the View Layout Panel (2)
Set up the View Layout Panel (3)
In this operation you will define the
remaining views in reference with the
front view.
In this operation you will learn how to
link a space plane to a different
background plane.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRW + CREATE
QUICKDRW + CREATE
2. Sel the location of the other views:
3. Sel the cutting plane related to the
defining view:
With this operation the principal
views will be established in relation
with the front view. You may try in
this operation to add a section view if
the right background plane is the
front view.
If you have the error message
WRONG DEFINING VIEW , it means
that the cutting plane you try to link
is not compatible with the current
backgound plane.
Notes:
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Set up the View Layout Panel (4) Extract the layout In order to have several background
Set up the View Layout Panel (4)
Extract the layout
In order to have several background
planes available for the cutting plane
you will change the defining view.
In order to get the right setup
correctly disposed in the border, you
have to define a view area using
rubber banding.
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRW + CREATE
AUXVIEW2
QUICKDRW + CREATE
4. Change the Defining view:
6. Indicate 2 points to define the views area:
5. Sel the plane linked to RIGHT view:
7. Sel the OK switch to start the process:
Repeat the same operation for the
plane PLN2 with the left view.
At the end of this process, you will be
asked to accept the result: YES or
NO ? If you accept you have to
analyze the views in order to dress
them up.
Notes:
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Dressup the views Dress up the Views For a better disposition of your views you can
Dressup the views
Dress up the Views
For a better disposition of your views
you can move them around to save
some space, in order to get a efficient
drawing.
DIMENS2 + CREATE / QUICKDIM
TEXTD2
Tools (Menubar) + Quick Text (DR)
1.
To
see the result of dimensioning
check the
images at
the
end
of the
exercise
2.Dimension created with QUICKDIM is:
3.Text created with TEXTD2 is:
4.Text created with Quick Text is:
In this part of the exercise, you are going to
add all the required information to the
drawing in order to use it in production,
with dimensions, text and notes.
For more clarity, you have to rename
the three section views to A-A, B-B,
C-C. Put the draw axis in NO SHOW.
In order to complete the drawing you
need to add some notes. So that will
be the next step to the exercise!!!.
Notes:
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Set the Parameters of QuickText Add some Notes to Complete the Drawing Under this tool many
Set the Parameters of QuickText
Add some Notes to Complete
the Drawing
Under this tool many parameters are
available, like FRAME/SCORE, STYLE
(height, width, thickness, etc ), ...
POSITION (alignment, anchor
position, orientation).
This tool is very useful for the
multiline text, like the Notes area on
a drawing, and also for the note
...
points provided in NO SHOW.
finder
First retrieve the anchor
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
1.
Indicate a dummy position:
2.
Set the parameters for Quick Text under
STYLE to the following values:
1. Sel starting position point
3. Also under POSITION
set the alignment and
anchor position to:
2. Type the note
Completing a drawing is including all
the information needed. In order to
get that result you will add some
notes ...
Warning : The special characters
available in TEXTD2 (with CTRL-ALT-
W) which give you for example the
diameter symbol, are not available in
QuickText ...
Notes:
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Add More Text and Notes to the Drawing Modify the Existing Text QuickText and TEXTD2 work
Add More Text and Notes to the
Drawing
Modify the Existing Text
QuickText and TEXTD2 work the
same way: you have to indicate or
select a point in order to write a text.
On a drawing many standards are
applied to different parameters,
especially the height and thickness of
the text to be used.
Tools (Menubar)
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
Quick Text (DR) ...
1.
To
apply the right
notes and
format
identification check the images at the
4. Under STYLE in QuickText, go through
all the views and apply the following
modification, for all the texts and the
dimensions:
end of the exercise
5. Height for view title
and callout names:
6. Through the other pages, do not forget
all the other color 55 use for QuickText
general notes and easy finder
With QuickText, you are able to
modify the existing parameters of any
text or sub-text (position, add leader,
height, add frame/score, etc).
To modify the position of a text, the
Move Text option allows you to move
a text by indicating a new position;
you can also use the Add Leader
option to select an anchor element.
Notes:
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Read the Prompts in QuickText Modifying a Profile For a better comprehension of the application, you
Read the Prompts in QuickText
Modifying a Profile
For a better comprehension of the
application, you have to understand
the interactive prompts. The prompts
are displayed on the top of the dialog
box and give the possible
interactions.
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
1. The three following interactions are to
modify the existing elements:
2.
The two following interactions are to
locate the beginning of the text;
SEL TXTN is for global text
3.
The difference here is that you are going
to select a Sub-Text:
In this part of the exercise, you are going to
modify the layout of a part locally, to show
some possible modifications or a solution for
the part before really changing the part.
If you have a good understanding of
the interactive prompts, you will find
that easy to do!
Notes:
Notes:

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Modify a Draw Image Conclusion If you need a quick image of a suggested modification, you
Modify a Draw Image
Conclusion
If you need a quick image of a
suggested modification, you can
modify a view using the Dynamic
Sketcher.
Tools (Menubar)
Sketcher ...
1. Using Dynamic Sketcher you have to
modify the following white shape:
All those new features are intended to give
you more efficiency in your work, providing
a quicker way of interaction with AUXVIEW2
and QuickText.
With /THREAD you automatically get in
draw the definition of the threaded hole.
This interaction is quicker than
modify the solid and then update the
complete drawing.
And finally you have access to a quicker way
of sketching a possible modification of the
part just by changing locally a view in draw.
Notes:
Notes:

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Notes:
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Ex.4 - Lever 2 In this exercise you will learn how to use the full associativity
Ex.4 - Lever 2
In this exercise you will learn how to use the full associativity between a 3D solid and a
drawing. Namely you will:
• Extract the principal views,
• Create new views,
• Extract PARAM3D and FD&T annotations,
• Modify the Space geometry,
• Activate the fillet representation.
End model:
GDR LEVER2 END
20 min
AUXVIEW2 - DIMENS2 - PARAM3D
Start model:
GDR LEVER2 BMP1
Creating the Auxiliary View Creating an Associative Detail View Extracting the PrincipalViews Defining a Clipping on
Creating the
Auxiliary View
Creating an Associative
Detail View
Extracting the
PrincipalViews
Defining a Clipping on
the Auxiliary View
Modifying the Solid Geometry Extracting FD&T Annotations Creating Dimensions on the Drawing Activating the Fillet Representation
Modifying the Solid
Geometry
Extracting FD&T
Annotations
Creating Dimensions
on the Drawing
Activating the Fillet
Representation

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Extracting the Principal Views Change the Transparent Front View into a Draw View The default view
Extracting the Principal
Views
Change the Transparent Front
View into a Draw View
The default view in the model is still a
standard view. It has not been linked
with the solid model. You will build
that link. First make sure the front
view is active, if not select it.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Actions window:
In the first part of the exercise you will:
• Change the transparent front view into a
draw view,
• Create the left view.
2.
YES: UPDATE CURRENT VIEW
The view is updated. Remember that
a transparent view displays 3D
geometry through a Draw window
whereas in an extracted view, the
space geometry has been projected
into Draw elements keeping links
with the Space model.
Notes:
Notes:

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Create the Left View Creating the Auxiliary View Create the left view on the right of
Create the Left View
Creating the Auxiliary
View
Create the left view on the right of the
updated view. We are using the
European standard.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
3. In View Type window:
4. Ind view location
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Create the auxiliary view.
The view is displayed. You can read
“view created and updated” in the
message zone.
Notes:
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Create the Auxiliary View (1) Create the Auxiliary View (2) To create the auxiliary view the
Create the Auxiliary View (1)
Create the Auxiliary View (2)
To create the auxiliary view the left
view must be current.
Now you must select one of the edges
of the slot to give the auxiliary view
its orientation. Then name it and
locate it beside the left view.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2.
In Actions window:
6. Sel
3. In View Type window:
4. Select the left view to make it
current
7. In View name window key in:
8. Ind view location
The auxiliary view is displayed.
The options are defined.
Notes:
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Defining a Clipping on the Auxiliary View Define a Clipping (1) Choose the relevant icon and
Defining a Clipping on the
Auxiliary View
Define a Clipping (1)
Choose the relevant icon and switch
in the displayed windows. First make
sure that the auxiliay view is current.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1. In Objects window:
To clip a view you can use:
2. In Actions window:
The Manage a view frame icon: the
window is defined by a rectangle.
Everything is clipped, including text and
dimensions. The view
again.
is not extracted
• The
Perform
a
back clipping
icon:
applied to
a
section view, this
option
removes
geometry
located
behind
a
projection plane.
• The Manage a view clipping icon: the
window is defined by as many points as
necessary. The view is extracted and the
geometry is clipped.
The options are defined.
Notes:
Notes:

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Define a Clipping (2) Creating an Associative Detail View Now indicate four points so as to
Define a Clipping (2)
Creating an Associative
Detail View
Now indicate four points so as to
create a parallelepiped around the
two drilling.
AUXVIEW2
USE
3. Ind
4. Ind
5. Ind
6. Ind
7. YES: END PROFILE
This detail view will be defined as linked
with a primitive in the solid model, so that,
if the location of the primitive is modified,
the new location will be taken into account
and the detail view will be computed again.
You will now:
• Define the view,
• Change the scale,
The view with a clipping is extracted.
You can read “clipping added” in the
message zone. Note that you can
indicate as many points as necessary
to define the clipping window.
• Modify the position of
text,
the view and the
Change the location of the A text in the
left view.
Notes:
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Define the View (1) Define the View (2) Choose the relevant icon and switches. Make sure
Define the View (1)
Define the View (2)
Choose the relevant icon and
switches. Make sure the left view is
current.
Now indicate two points around the
spigot to define the profile.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
1. In Objects window:
4. Ind
2.
In Actions window:
5. Ind
3.
In View Type window:
6. YES: END PROFILE
The options are defined.
A red circle is displayed around the
spigot.
Notes:
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Define the View (3) Modify the Location of the View and the Text Select the spigot
Define the View (3)
Modify the Location of the View
and the Text
Select the spigot in the XYZ space
window to associate the detail view to
the surface. Then define the scale
and locate the view.
You will now move the view and the
associated text. Put the text on the
left-hand side of the view.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
USE
USE
1.
In Objects window:
2. In Actions window:
3.
Ind new location
4.
Sel text
7. Sel
The FSUR is highlighted
8. In entry field key in scale: 1
5.
Ind new location
9. Ind view location
The detail view is displayed. Move it
as you see fit.
The view moves to the indicated
location and so does the text. If you
want to move the A text associated to
the profile on the left view use
TEXTD2 + MODIFY + LOCATION ,
select the letter and indicate a new
location.
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Extracting PARAM3D and FD&T Annotations Set Default Values Active the following buttons. AUXVIEW2 DEFAULT 1. In
Extracting PARAM3D and
FD&T Annotations
Set Default Values
Active the following buttons.
AUXVIEW2
DEFAULT
1. In Defaults window sel:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Set default values,
• Update the drawing sheet,
• Rearrange the dimensions for a clearer
display,
• Analyze
the
result
of
the automatic
dimension generation.
The default values are activated.
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Update the Drawing Sheet Rearrange the Dimensions for a Clearer Display (1) Each parametrization dimension creates
Update the Drawing Sheet
Rearrange the Dimensions for a
Clearer Display (1)
Each parametrization dimension
creates a Draw dimensioning when
the Draw elements to which they are
related are displayed in true size.
CATIA chooses the view that displays
the dimension the most clearly and
prevents it from being shown in more
than one view.
If you do not have the required icon
go to AUXVIEW2 + DEFAULT and
click the Advanced user interface
switch. Then select the following
options:
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
UPD ALL
1. In Objects window:
2. In Actions window:
1. YES: EXTRACT THE CURRENT
MODEL
3. Sel
4. Ind location
5. YES: CHANGE ANND
Dimensions and annotations appear
automatically. You can read “view(s)
of current model updated” in the
message zone.
The dimension moves to the indicated
location. Note that you can both
change the position of a dimension
and transfer it to another view.
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Rearrange the Dimensions for a Clearer Display (2) Analyzing the Result of the Automatic Dimension Generation
Rearrange the Dimensions for a
Clearer Display (2)
Analyzing the Result of the
Automatic Dimension
Generation (1)
Now move the 20 distance dimension
from the left view to the detail view.
To read the report about dimension
automatic transfer select the
following icon and option.
AUXVIEW2
USE
AUXVIEW2
USE
1.
In Objects window:
6. Sel
2.
In Actions window:
7. Sel detail view
8. YES: CHANGE ANND
The dimension moves to the detail
view. Once you have selected the
detail view you can also indicate a
specific location for the dimension.
The Auto dim analysis window is
displayed.
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Analyzing the Result of the Automatic Dimension Generation (2) Creating Dimensions on the Drawing Read the
Analyzing the Result of the
Automatic Dimension
Generation (2)
Creating Dimensions on
the Drawing
Read the report about the automatic
transfer of dimension in the displayed
window.
AUXVIEW2
USE
1. In Auto dim analysis window:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Create a distance dimension in the detail
view,
• Create two fillet radii in the detail view.
These dimensions will be fully associated
with the 3D model.
You have now read the results.
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Create a Distance Dimension in the Detail View Create Two Fillet Radii in the Detail View
Create a Distance Dimension in
the Detail View
Create Two Fillet Radii in the
Detail View
Create a dimension for the height of
the spigot.
Create two of the four fillet radii of
the spigot.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + RADIUS + CIR CNT
1.Sel
2.Sel
1.Sel
2.Sel
The fillet radii are created.
The distance dimension is created.
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Modifying the Solid Geometry Modify the Solid Geometry (1) Warning: do no forget to select the
Modifying the Solid
Geometry
Modify the Solid Geometry (1)
Warning: do no forget to select the SP
switch to access the PARAM3D
function. The links between the
Draw geometry and the solid model
ensure that the drawing views can be
re-extracted following any
modification applied to the 3D
geometry. You will use three different
ways to modify the geometry.
PARAM3D
MODIFY
3. YES: MODIFY
1.Sel
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Modify the solid geometry,
2. In PARAMETER window key in:
• Update the drawing sheet.
If you do not have a PARAM3D licence
available on your site, skip the first
operation, go directly to the “Update the
drawing sheet” section and call the
associated model.
Note that this dimension is linked to
a parameter in the solid model. The
geometry is modified.
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Modify the Solid Geometry (2) Modify the Solid Geometry (3) The second way to modify the
Modify the Solid Geometry (2)
Modify the Solid Geometry (3)
The second way to modify the solid
geometry is to select the dimension in
the 3D window.
The third way to modify the solid
geometry is to key in the dimension
directly in the PARAMETER window.
PARAM3D
PARAM3D
MODIFY
MODIFY
4. Sel
5. In PARAMETER window sel:
6. YES: MODIFY
5. In PARAMETER window key in:
6.
In VALUE field key in: 35
7.
YES: MODIFY
8.
Click
The geometry is modified.
You can read “update done” in the
message zone.
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Update the Drawing Sheet Activating the Fillet Representation If you do not have the PARAM3D function
Update the Drawing Sheet
Activating the Fillet
Representation
If you do not have the PARAM3D
function available load the associated
model GDR LEVER2 - BMP8
otherwise continue with your own.
When you select AUXVIEW2 + UPD
ALL , the dimensions on the drawing
are highlighted, indicating that the
associated solid has been modified
and that the views need to be
extracted again. Switch to the Draw
mode.
AUXVIEW2
UPD ALL
1. YES: EXTRACT THE CURRENT
MODEL
In the last part of the exercise you will:
• Set default values,
• Update the views.
As fillets generally do not have hard edges,
they do not display clearly in the drawing.
You will change settings to improve the
display.
The views are updated including the
changes in the solid model. The detail
view has followed the new location of
the spigot. You can read “view of the
current solid(s) updated in the
message zone.
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Set Default Values Update the views (1) You can continue with your model or load the
Set Default Values
Update the views (1)
You can continue with your model or
load the associated model GDR
LEVER2 - BMP8.
As a final operation you are going to
update all the views.
AUXVIEW2
AUXVIEW2
DEFAULT
USE
1.
Sel front view
2.
In Objects window:
1.
1.
1.
Sel
Sel
Sel
3.
In Actions window:
4.
In Update views window:
2. Sel
5. YES: UPDATE SEL. VIEW(S) / DRAFT(S)
The Fillet conventional
representation and the associated
fields are activated.
You can read “view(s) updated” in the
message zone.
You have completed the exercise.
File your model.
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Conclusion In this exercise, you have learned: • To extract dimensions created with FD&T and PARAM3D.
Conclusion
In this exercise, you have learned:
• To extract dimensions created with FD&T
and PARAM3D. This is very useful but you
still have to check the dimension appears
the way you want.
To
give a fillet representation for easier
understanding of a filleted part.
Notes:
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Ex.5 - Support 1: Dimensioning & Annotating Drawings In this exercise you will learn to create
Ex.5 - Support 1: Dimensioning & Annotating
Drawings
In this exercise you will learn to create the dimensions and annotations that you need
to complete the drawing. More precisely you will:
• Dimension distances, diameters and radii, angles and chamfers,
• Add simple text, labels, geometric tolerances, datum features and roughness symbols.
End model:
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1 hour
Start model:
DIMENS2 -TEXTD2 - AUXVIEW2
GDR
SUPPORT1 BMP1
Dimensioning Angles Dimensioning Distances Dimensioning Diameters and Radii Dimensioning Chamfers
Dimensioning Angles
Dimensioning Distances
Dimensioning
Diameters and Radii
Dimensioning Chamfers
Creating Simple Text Creating Roughness Symbols Geometric Tolerancing in SECTION AA Creating Labels in the RIGHT
Creating Simple Text
Creating Roughness
Symbols
Geometric Tolerancing
in SECTION AA
Creating Labels in the
RIGHT VIEW
Creating Datum Features

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Dimensioning Distances Create Single Distance Dimensions (1) First you will create dimension 250 in Section AA.
Dimensioning Distances
Create Single Distance
Dimensions (1)
First you will create dimension 250 in
Section AA.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
1. In ISO window:
3.Sel
2. Sel
You may create dimensions in a drawing in
any order. Views are automatically made
active when an element of the view is
selected.
4. Ind view location
Dimensions can be created one by one, in
chain or stacked. These three options,
which are identified by different icons, will
be illustrated here. When you select an icon,
check that it does correspond to the type of
dimension you wish to create.
You can re-position both dimension
line and value. For the dimension line
only: select the line and indicate a
new location; for the dimension value
only select the value and indicate a
new location.
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Create Single Distance Dimensions (2) Create Single Distance Dimensions (3) Repeat the operation to create dimension
Create Single Distance
Dimensions (2)
Create Single Distance
Dimensions (3)
Repeat the operation to create
dimension 12 in the Right View.
Repeat the operation to create
dimension 90 in the Top View.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
Resulting figure
Resulting figure
The dimension is created.
The dimension is created.
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Create Single Distance Dimensions (4) Create Single Distance Dimensions with Text (1) Repeat the operation to
Create Single Distance
Dimensions (4)
Create Single Distance
Dimensions with Text (1)
Repeat the operation to create
dimensions 51.7, 11.8, 7.5 in Section
AA.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
You will now create dimension
74MAXI in the Right View. Note that
you will use the same dimension
icon. In the ISO window the AFT
switch will allow you to indicate the
position of the text relative to the
dimension value.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
Resulting figure
1. In ISO window sel:
2. In ISO window sel:
3. In text field key in:
The dimensions are created.
You can now create the distance.
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Create Single Distance Dimensions with Text (2) Create Single Distance Dimensions with Text (3) Select the
Create Single Distance
Dimensions with Text (2)
Create Single Distance
Dimensions with Text (3)
Select the two elements defining the
distance you wish to dimension.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
Select icon 2 since the circle was the
second element selected. If you had
selected the circle first, you would
have chosen icon 1. Selecting the line
first is better, for it orients the
dimension correctly. If you had rather
selecting the circle first, you must
ask the system to create a vertical
projection dimension.
4.
Sel
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
6. In popup window sel:
5.
Sel
7. Ind dimension location
When the circle is selected, a window
with two identical icons is displayed.
These icons allow you to decide
whether the circle is dimensioned
according to its center or its point of
tangency. Simple selection allows you
to go from the one to the other.
The dimension is created.
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Create Single Distance Dimensions with Text (4) Create Dimension Chains (1) Repeat the operation described in
Create Single Distance
Dimensions with Text (4)
Create Dimension Chains (1)
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create dimension
6MINI in Section AA.
First you must cancel the additional
text option. Then select the
appropriate option and icon.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
Resulting figure
1. In ISO window sel:
2. In ISO window sel:
The dimension is created. If the gap
between the dimension value and the
text is too small, you can change the
dimension parameters. Select the
PARAMS switch then the TEXT field.
In the D column change the value of
the AFTER row in the ASSOCIATED
TEXT POSITION window to a larger
value. Then erase the dimension and
repeat the operation.
The option is set.
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Create Dimension Chains (2) Create Dimension Chains (3) Create dimension chain 88, 210, 65 in Section
Create Dimension Chains (2)
Create Dimension Chains (3)
Create dimension chain 88, 210, 65
in Section AA. You may select the
elements in any order.
Select the remaining elements
defining distances of the other
components in the chain.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
3.
Sel
6. Sel
4.
Sel
7. Sel
5. Ind dimension location
8.YES: END
The first dimension is created.
The chain dimension is created.
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Create Dimension Chains (4) Create Dimension Chains (5) Repeat the operation described in the previous pages
Create Dimension Chains (4)
Create Dimension Chains (5)
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create the following
chain dimension in the Right View:
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create the following
chain dimension in Section AA.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
Resulting figure
Resulting figure
The dimensions are created.
The dimensions are created.
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Create Dimension Chains (6) Create Dimension Chains (7) The next dimension chain you will create includes
Create Dimension Chains (6)
Create Dimension Chains (7)
The next dimension chain you will
create includes a toleranced
dimension. Begin with the
untoleranced element.
Now activate the appropriate switch
and create the tolerance.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
4. In ISO window sel:
1.
Sel
5. Sel
2.
Sel
3.
Ind dimension location.
4. Ind the position if required.
5. YES : END
The toleranced dimension is created.
The dimension is created.
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Create Stacked Dimensions (1) Create Stacked Dimensions (2) First select the appropriate icon. Create the stacked
Create Stacked Dimensions (1)
Create Stacked Dimensions (2)
First select the appropriate icon.
Create the stacked dimensions 60,
62.5, 300 in Section AA. You may
select the elements in any order.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
3. Sel
1. In ISO window sel:
2. In ISO window key in:
4. Sel
5. Ind dimension location
The options are activated.
The first dimension is created.
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Create Stacked Dimensions (3) Create Stacked Dimensions (4) Now select the third component. Select the last
Create Stacked Dimensions (3)
Create Stacked Dimensions (4)
Now select the third component.
Select the last component.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
CREATE + DISTANCE
7. Sel
6. Sel
8. YES: END
The second dimension is created.
The third dimension is created.
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Create Stacked Dimensions (5) Create Stacked Dimensions (6) Repeat the operation described in the previous pages
Create Stacked Dimensions (5)
Create Stacked Dimensions (6)
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create the following
stacked dimension in the Left View.
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create the 42.5/
187.5 stacked dimension in the Top
View.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
Resulting figure
Resulting figure
The stacked dimension is created.
The stacked dimension is created.
Deactivate the stacked dimension
options.
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Create a Special Dimension in Section AA Dimensioning Diameters and Radii Create special dimension 2.5 in
Create a Special Dimension in
Section AA
Dimensioning Diameters
and Radii
Create special dimension 2.5 in
Section AA.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DISTANCE
1. In ISO window sel:
2. Sel
In this part of the exercise you will learn
about:
• Diametric dimensioning inside features,
• Diametric
dimensioning
with
one-part
leader outside features,
• Diametric
dimensioning
with two-part
3. Sel
leaders inside features,
4. Ind the position.
• Radial dimensioning with two-part leaders
outside features,
• Diametrical
dimensioning
of
cylindrical
features in longitudinal views,
• Diametric dimensioning of holes in the top
view.
The dimension is created.
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Diametric Dimensioning Inside Features Diametric Dimensioning with One-Part Leader outside Feature You are going to create
Diametric Dimensioning Inside
Features
Diametric Dimensioning with
One-Part Leader outside
Feature
You are going to create dimension
136 in the Left View.
You are going to create dimension 96
in the Right View.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
1. In ISO window sel:
1. In ISO window sel:
2. Sel
2. Sel
The dimension is created. If you wish
to locate the dimension elsewhere,
indicate a new position.
The dimension is created. If you wish
to locate the dimension elsewhere,
indicate a new position.
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Diametric Dimensioning with Two-Part Leader Inside Feature Diametric Dimensioning with Two-Part Leader Inside Feature (1) (2)
Diametric Dimensioning with
Two-Part Leader Inside Feature
Diametric Dimensioning with
Two-Part Leader Inside Feature
(1)
(2)
Create diameter 10 in the Right View.
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create diameter
160 in the Right View.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
Resulting figure
1. In ISO window sel:
2. Sel
The dimension is created. If you wish
to locate the dimension elsewhere,
indicate a new position.
The dimension is created.
Notes:
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Diametric Dimensioning with Two-Part Leader Inside Feature Radial Dimensioning with Two- Part Leader Outside Feature (1)
Diametric Dimensioning with
Two-Part Leader Inside Feature
Radial Dimensioning with Two-
Part Leader Outside Feature (1)
(3)
Dimension radius 5 in Section AA.
You will use the same icon.
Repeat the operation described in the
previous pages to create diameter
160 in the Left View.
DIMENS2
CREATE + RADIUS + CIR CNT
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
Resulting figure
1. Sel
The dimension is created.
The dimension is created.
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Radial Dimensioning with Two- Part Leader Outside Feature (2) Radial Dimensioning with Two- Part Leader Outside
Radial Dimensioning with Two-
Part Leader Outside Feature (2)
Radial Dimensioning with Two-
Part Leader Outside Feature (3)
Repeat the operation to dimension
radius 20 in the Right View.
Repeat the operation to dimension
radius 10 in the Right View.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
CREATE + RADIUS + CIR CNT
CREATE + RADIUS + CIR CNT
Resulting figure
Resulting figure
The dimension is created.
The dimensions are created.
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Diametric Dimensioning of Cylindrical Features in Longitudinal Views (1) Diametric Dimensioning of Cylindrical Features in Longitudinal
Diametric Dimensioning of
Cylindrical Features in
Longitudinal Views (1)
Diametric Dimensioning of
Cylindrical Features in
Longitudinal Views (2)
Begin with diameter 45H7 in Section
AA. First select the appropriate icon
to activate tolerancing. Then define
the tolerance type of interest, if it is
not already active.
Select the associated icon and create
the dimension selecting the two lines
that represent the cylinder.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CYLINDER
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CYLINDER
4. In ISO window sel:
1. In ISO window sel:
5.Sel
2. In ISO window sel:
6. Sel
3. In TOLERANCE window sel:
7. Ind dimension location
8. YES: END
The dimension 45H7 is displayed.
The H7 value is associated with the
TOL_ALP1 tolerance type.
Notes:
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Diametric Dimensioning of Cylindrical Features in Longitudinal Views (3) Diametric Dimensioning of Holes in the Top
Diametric Dimensioning of
Cylindrical Features in
Longitudinal Views (3)
Diametric Dimensioning of
Holes in the Top View (1)
Repeat the operation to create
additional dimensions in Section AA.
For untoleranced dimensions do not
forget to select again the +/- switch to
deactivate the option.
You are going to customize your
dimension cancelling the diameter
symbol that goes along diametric
dimensions.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CYLINDER
1.
In ISO window sel:
Resulting figure
2.
In ISO window sel:
3.
In ACCESS TO PARAMETERS window
sel:
4.
In PREFIX window sel:
5. In ISO window sel:
The prefix will be modified.
The dimensions are displayed.
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Diametric Dimensioning of Holes in the Top View (2) Diametric Dimensioning of Holes in the Top
Diametric Dimensioning of
Holes in the Top View (2)
Diametric Dimensioning of
Holes in the Top View (3)
Select the BEF switch to place the
text before the dimension and key in
4XM.
Now create the dimension. Since the
four holes have the same diameter,
and to improve reading, only one hole
will be dimensioned.
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
DIMENS2
CREATE + DIAMETER + CIR CNT
6. In ISO window sel:
7. In alphanumeric field key in:
8. Sel
The text will be placed before the
dimension.
The dimension is created. If you wish
to locate it somewhere else, indicate a
new location. When you are finished,
do not forget to cancel the additional
text option.
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Dimensioning Angles Dimensioning Angles (1) Dimension the 30 degree angle in the Right View selecting the
Dimensioning Angles
Dimensioning Angles (1)
Dimension the 30 degree angle in the
Right View selecting the elements
that define the distance in
counterclockwise direction.
DIMENS2
CREATE + ANGLE
1. In ISO window sel:
2. Sel
3.
Sel
4.
YES: CONTINUE
5. Ind dimension location
In this part of the exercise you will learn to
dimension angles in the different views.
6.
YES: END
You have dimensioned the angle.
Notes:
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Dimensioning Angles (2) Dimensioning Chamfers Dimension the remaining angles in the drawing, namely angles 30 and
Dimensioning Angles (2)
Dimensioning Chamfers
Dimension the remaining angles in
the drawing, namely angles 30 and
135 in Section AA.
DIMENS2
CREATE + ANGLE
Resulting figure
Resulting figure
In this part of the exercise you will create a
chamfer dimension of 1X45 degrees in
Section AA.
The angles are dimensioned.
Notes:
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Dimensioning a Chamfer (1) Creating Simple Text First define how you want to dimension the chamfer.
Dimensioning a Chamfer (1)
Creating Simple Text
First define how you want to
dimension the chamfer. Select the
2X45 switch to enter an angle and
distance dimension.
DIMENS2
CREATE + CHAMFER
1. In ISO window sel:
2. Sel
3. Sel
Like all geometry, text is linked to a view.
Make sure you select the right view before
writing any text string. The text position is
managed in the QUICK TEXT window. Text
is defined in two stages:
4. Ind dimension location
• Selection
of
a reference entity (screen,
5
YES: END
view, element),
• Specification
of
the
text
position
(horizontal, vertical, parallel, normal, at
an
angle)
according
to
the chosen
reference.
The chamfer is dimensioned.
Text is defined as simple when it does not
have a leader.
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Adding View Titles (1) Creating View Titles (2) Each view is named. But to have the
Adding View Titles (1)
Creating View Titles (2)
Each view is named. But to have the
text representation shown in the
view you have to activate the
command. But first you have to set
the Title parameters to 10mm for the
height and underlined.
Now that the parameters are set, we
have to apply the text to each view
through AUXVIEW2. You can change
the current view just by selecting it.
AUXVIEW2
USE
TEXTD2
CREATE + TEXT + SIMPLE
1.
Sel the two following
switch:
1. In ISO window:
2.
Key the view name in the proper area
3.
Click on this
2. In ISO window:
4.
Indicate the position.
3. In TEXT window:
The text is associated to each view.
Repeat the operation as many times
as necessary.
Now, you have set the parameters to
add the view title with AUXVIEW2.
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Correct View Associativity Creating Letters Forgetting to change the active view before creating the text is
Correct View Associativity
Creating Letters
Forgetting to change the active view
before creating the text is a common
error. Here is how to correct it.
/TRVIEW
Here you will create the letters AA
that define the section cut in the
Right View. Make sure character
height is still 10mm. Check that the
Right View is current.
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
1.
Ind text location
2.
The Quick Text panel is displayed
1. Activate view to transfer elements from
3.
Key in : A
4.
To underline the text,
2.Key /TRVIEW
select the Frame / Score foil and
3. Select the receiving view
click on this icon
4. Muti select elements to transfer
5. OK
The text is associated to the new
view. Repeat the operation for as
many other views as necessary.
The letter A is displayed. Repeat the
operation for the second letter A.
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Support 1

Creating a Framed Text in the Right View (1) Creating Labels Make sure the Right View
Creating a Framed Text in the
Right View (1)
Creating Labels
Make sure the Right View is still
current. To create a framed piece of
text you must:
Tools (Menubar)
Quick Text (DR) ...
1.
Ind text location
2.
In the Frame / Score foil sel:
3.
In the Text foil key :
Apply it to display the two-line
framed text. If you wish to locate the
text somewhere else, indicate a new
location once the text selected, or use
the Move Text switch.
In this part you will create descriptive text
pieces with leaders pointing to one or more
selected entities.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating Labels in the Right View (1) Creating Labels in the Right View (2) First cancel
Creating Labels in the Right
View (1)
Creating Labels in the Right
View (2)
First cancel the “frame” option. Make
sure the Right View is active using
the VU switch.
TEXTD2
Now you will select the adjacent
number indicating the dimension of
the leader path, indicate the first
node and select the two hole to which
the leader applies.
CREATE + TEXT + LEADER
TEXTD2
CREATE + TEXT + LEADER
1. Ind text location
3.
Sel
4. Sel
2. In KEY TEXT window key in:
5.
Sel
6. YES : END
The text is displayed.
The label is created.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Geometric Tolerancing Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (1) Begin with concentricity tolerance. Make Section AA active
Geometric Tolerancing
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (1)
Begin with concentricity tolerance.
Make Section AA active using the VU
switch. Then modify the character
size.
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
1.In ISO window key in:
2.
Ind tolerance location
3.
In GEOM TOL window sel:
4.
In KEY TEXT window sel:
A geometric tolerance is specified by means
of a control frame divided into
compartments containing the geometric
characteristic symbol together with the
tolerance. One or more leaders point to the
selected geometric entities.
5.
YES: CLOSE
The tolerance is now displayed.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (2) Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (3) Now define the point
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (2)
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (3)
Now define the point at which the
datum line is attached and the datum
type.
Now define the datum type and the
element to which it is attached.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
CREATE + GEOM TOL
8. In LEADER OPTION window sel:
6. Sel
9. Sel
7. In LEADER OPTION
window sel:
The datum is displayed.
This will ensure that the leader is
built of horizontal and vertical line
segments.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (4) Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (5) Define the point to
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (4)
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (5)
Define the point to which the leader
is attached and deactivate the
DATUM switch.
Select the element to which the
leader is attached and create the
geometric tolerance.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
CREATE + GEOM TOL
12.
Sel
10. Sel
13.
YES: END
11. In LEADER OPTION window sel:
The datum is deactivated.
The tolerance is created.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Geometric Tolerancing in Section AA (6) Creating a Datum Feature Repeat the operation for the other
Geometric Tolerancing in
Section AA (6)
Creating a Datum Feature
Repeat the operation for the other
geometric tolerance in Section AA.
TEXTD2
CREATE + GEOM TOL
Resulting figure
In this part of the exercise you will create a
datum feature in Section AA.
The tolerance is created.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating a Datum Feature (1) Creating a Datum Feature (2) First make sure Section AA is
Creating a Datum Feature (1)
Creating a Datum Feature (2)
First make sure Section AA is active.
TEXTD2
Define the point to which the datum
is attached. Select the datum feature
line type and the line to which it is
attached.
CREATE + DAT FEAT
TEXTD2
CREATE + DAT FEAT
1. Ind datum location
5. Sel
3.
Sel
6. YES: END
2. In KEY TEXT window key in:
4.
In LEADER OPTION window sel:
The datum is displayed.
The datum is displayed.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating Roughness Symbols Creating a Basic Roughness Symbol Because a roughness text is created in accordance
Creating Roughness
Symbols
Creating a Basic Roughness
Symbol
Because a roughness text is created
in accordance with the standard
defined in TEXTD2, check in the ISO
window that the font used is DSUS
and the character height is 5.5mm.
Then select the appropriate values
and create the roughness symbol.
TEXTD2
CREATE + ROUGHNES
1. In ROUGHNESS SYMBOL window
sel:
2. In VALUES window sel:
In the last part of the exercise you will
create both a basic roughness symbol
associated to geometry or dimensions and
an advanced roughness symbol.
3.
Sel
4.
YES: END
The roughness symbol is created. If
you want to locate it elsewhere
indicate another position before
pressing YES: END.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating an Advanced Roughness Symbol (1) Creating an Advanced Roughness Symbol (2) To create an advanced
Creating an Advanced
Roughness Symbol (1)
Creating an Advanced
Roughness Symbol (2)
To create an advanced roughness
symbol set the following options:
Create the roughness symbol on the
line corresponding to the internal
cylinder.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + ROUGHNES
CREATE + ROUGHNES
1.
In ROUGHNESS SYMBOL window
sel:
5. Sel
2.
In VALUES window sel:
and
3.
In ROUGHNESS SYMBOL window
sel:
4.
In DEFINE SYMBOL window key in:
You have defined the options.
The roughness symbol is displayed
on the selected line.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating an Advanced Roughness Symbol (3) Creating an Advanced Roughness Symbol (4) Now finish you defining
Creating an Advanced
Roughness Symbol (3)
Creating an Advanced
Roughness Symbol (4)
Now finish you defining the display
parameters in the SYMBOL window.
Define additional parameters.
TEXTD2
TEXTD2
CREATE + ROUGHNES
CREATE + ROUGHNES
6. Sel
8. In SYMBOL window sel:
9. In popup sel:
7. In LEADER OPTION window sel:
The SYMBOL window is displayed.
The symbol has been changed.
Notes:
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Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 1

Creating an Advanced Roughness Symbol (5) Conclusion Now select the appropriate elements and indicate the symbol
Creating an Advanced
Roughness Symbol (5)
Conclusion
Now select the appropriate elements
and indicate the symbol location.
TEXTD2
CREATE + ROUGHNES
10. Sel
In this exercise, you have learned:
11.
Ind symbol location
• To create dimensions for different cases of
distance, radius, angle and roughness.
12.
YES: END
The advanced roughness symbol is
created. You can link a roughness
symbol with more than one surface
when you create it or as a
modification using TEXTD2 +
MODIFY + LEADER + ADD.
• To generate basic texts and tolerances. To
get used to these options, you will have to
practice them a little more!
You have completed the exercise.Do
not forget to save your model.
Notes:
Notes:
Ex.6 - Support 2: Modifying Dimensions and Annotations In this exercise you will learn to modify
Ex.6 - Support 2: Modifying Dimensions and
Annotations
In this exercise you will learn to modify dimensions and annotations. Namely you will:
• Modify the location of dimensions lines and values,
• Indicate not-to-scale (fake) dimensions,
• Break extension lines,
• Invert terminator symbols,
• Change tolerances and modify text.
End model:
GDR SUPPORT2
END
Start model:
GDR SUPPORT2
BMP1
1 hour
DIMENS2 - TEXTD2
Modifying Dimension Lines InvertingTerminator Symbols Indicating Fake Dimensions Breaking Extension Lines Modifying Dimension Location
Modifying Dimension Lines
InvertingTerminator
Symbols
Indicating Fake
Dimensions
Breaking Extension Lines
Modifying Dimension
Location
Changing Tolerances Modifying Symbols Modifying Text Modifying Annotations Modifying Graphic Characteristics
Changing Tolerances
Modifying Symbols
Modifying Text
Modifying Annotations
Modifying Graphic
Characteristics

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modifying Dimension Lines Modify an Angular Dimension in a View First you are going to modify
Modifying Dimension
Lines
Modify an
Angular Dimension
in a View
First you are going to modify the
position of the 30 degree angle
dimension in the Right View.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + DIM LINE
1. Sel
2. Ind position
In the first part of this exercise you will:
• Modify an angular dimension,
3. YES: END
• Modify a diametric dimension line,
• Align a distance dimension.
The position of the dimension is
modified.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modify a Diametric Dimension Line Align a Dimension Now modify the position of the 10mm diametric
Modify a Diametric Dimension
Line
Align a Dimension
Now modify the position of the 10mm
diametric dimension line in the Right
View. As this is a two-part dimension
line, you can modify the two
segments separately.
Align the 250mm distance dimension
in Section AA with the 62.5mm
distance dimension.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + DIM LINE
DIMENS2
MODIFY + DIM LINE
1. Sel
1. Sel
2. Sel
3. YES: END
2. Ind position
3. YES: END
The position of the dimension line is
modified.
The position of the dimension line is
modified. Repeat the operation for the
other segment.
To practice modify the 2.5mm
distance dimension line in Section
AA, the 136mm and the 160mm
diametric dimension lines in the Left
View.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modifying Dimension Location Move a Distance Dimension You will now move the 15mm distance dimension value
Modifying Dimension
Location
Move a Distance Dimension
You will now move the 15mm
distance dimension value in Section
AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + VALUE + LOCATION
1. Sel
2. Ind position
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Move distance dimensions,
• Move an angular dimension.
You have moved the dimension value.
Repeat the operation for the 22.5mm
dimension in Section AA. You can
press the YES: RESTORE key at any
time to restore the initial location of
the selected value.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Move an Angular Dimension Indicating Fake Dimensions Move the 30 degree angular dimension in Section AA.
Move an Angular Dimension
Indicating Fake
Dimensions
Move the 30 degree angular
dimension in Section AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + VALUE + LOCATION
1. Sel
2. Ind position
In this part of the exercise you will learn to
indicate not-to-scale (fake) dimensions.
You have moved the dimension value.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Indicate a Not-to-Scale Dimension Breaking Extension Lines Now you will define a fake value based on
Indicate a Not-to-Scale
Dimension
Breaking Extension Lines
Now you will define a fake value
based on the 11.8mm value in
Section AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + VALUE + FAKE DIM
1. Sel
2. In FAKE DIM VAL window
key in:
In this part of the exercise you will learn to:
• Indicate break points,
3.YES: APPLY
• Define the gap size,
The fake dimension is created.
• Break all extension lines.
Warning! Be careful when you use
fake dimensions: subsequent users of
your model will ignore the
dimensions and only use the
geometry. This might cause errors in
manufacturing, assembly, simulation
or FE analysis.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Indicate the Break Points Key in the Gap Size Before starting note that if you select
Indicate the Break Points
Key in the Gap Size
Before starting note that if you select
the dimension value itself, all
associated lines will be broken, but if
you select an extension line, only the
selected line will be broken. Now
select any one of the extension lines
associated with distance dimension
15 in Section AA and indicate two
break points.
Another way of breaking an extension
line is to select the line that crosses it
and to key in the gap size (i.e.the
distance between the extension line
break and the element crossed by the
line.) Try this option on the extension
line associated with distance
dimension 51.7 in Section AA.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
MODIFY + EXT LINE + INTERRUP
MODIFY + EXT LINE + INTERRUP
1. Sel dim line
1. Sel dim line
3. Key in distance: 2
2. Sel
2.Ind
3. Ind
The line is broken. Repeat the
operation for distance dimension
system 22.5, diametric dimension
100 and distance dimension 300.
The line is broken.
Notes:
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Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Break All Extension Lines Inverting Terminator Symbols Now break the extension lines of the diametric dimension
Break All Extension Lines
Inverting Terminator
Symbols
Now break the extension lines of the
diametric dimension 65 in Section
AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + EXT LINE + INTERRUP
1. Sel
2. Sel
3. Key in distance: 2
In this part of the exercise you will learn to
invert terminator symbols.
The lines are broken. Repeat the
operation for the diametric dimension
45H7 in Section AA using the same
distance value.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Invert Terminator Symbols Changing Tolerances You will now invert the terminator symbols of the dimension line
Invert Terminator Symbols
Changing Tolerances
You will now invert the terminator
symbols of the dimension line
associated with the 15mm distance
value in Section AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + SYMBOL + INVERT
1. Sel dim
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Modify existing tolerances,
• Add new tolerances.
The terminator symbols are inverted.
Repeat the operation for the 22.5mm
distance value, fake distance 12, true
distance 12 and 30 degree angle in
the same view.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modify Tolerances Add Tolerances You are going to modify the tolerance of the 37.5 dimension at
Modify Tolerances
Add Tolerances
You are going to modify the tolerance
of the 37.5 dimension at the center of
Section AA.
You will now add a tolerance on
distance 60 at the bottom of Section
AA following the same procedure.
DIMENS2
DIMENS2
MODIFY + TOL + CHANGE
MODIFY + TOL + CHANGE
1. Sel
1. Sel
3. YES: APPLY
2. In TOLERANCE window
key in:
2. In TOLERANCE window
key in:
3. YES: APPLY
The tolerance is modified.
You have added a new tolerance.
Notes:
Notes:

Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modifying Text Modify the Associated Text (1) You will now modify the text “6MINI” in Section
Modifying Text
Modify the Associated Text (1)
You will now modify the text “6MINI”
in Section AA.
DIMENS2
MODIFY + TEXT + EDIT
1. Sel
2. In KEY TEXT window key in:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Modify text using the DIMENS2 function,
• Modify text using the TEXTD2 function.
The modified text replaces the
original one.
Notes:
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Generative Drafting (ISO)

Support 2

Modify the Associated Text (2) Modifying Graphic Characteristics Modify the text “74MAXI” in the Right View
Modify the Associated Text (2)
Modifying Graphic
Characteristics
Modify the text “74MAXI” in the Right
View using the TEXTD2 function.
TEXTD2
MODIFY + TEXT + EDIT
1. Sel
2. In KEY TEXT window key in:
In this part of the exercise you will:
• Modify
the
graphic
characteristics
of
annotations,
• Copy
the