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CATIA 3DX/V5 Surface Design   NEW!

In this higher level CATIA course students will learn to use wireframe geometry and surfaces to create complex features not possible in the Part Design workbench. For this course we will be using the latest software from Dassault Systems; 3DExperience. However we will refer back to CATIA V5 from time to time to help those trying to make the transition.

For those unsure of the purpose of a Surface Design CAD application we usually have people look around our fabricated world and notice the design style of the various elements. Most items you see could be designed in the solid modeling environment rather than surfacing. But look for any object using smooth, flowing contours, these are the items that require the depth and detail of surface design. Aircraft (wings especially) and cars are some obvious products. Modern coffee makers, hand held vacuums, computer mice, and pretty much anything ergonomic was likely designed as surfaces. It's definitely a more complicated and time-consuming method, but the results are typically far more impressive.

  • 3DWireframe: curves, lines, planes and points creation and modification
  • Geometric transformations: axis to axis, affinity, symmetry
  • Curves in space: circles, parallel and connect curves, splines, corners, spiral
  • Curves on surfaces: intersection projection, boundary, propagation, combine
  • Surfaces from curves: sweep, blend, multi-section surfaces, sill, sphere, revolution, extrude
  • Surfaces from surfaces: offset, near, disassemble, untrim, join, split, extrapolate, extract, fillets
  • Operations: Surface-solid operations, connect checker, draft analysis, feature edition, work on support, display modes

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CATIA 3DX/V5 Surface Design
Item: M719  Credits: 3.50   DAMIAN CIANCI
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0149
Sessions: 20 Tu Th 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
2/25/2020 - 5/5/2020 Fee: $2,500.00
No Class Mar 26