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									Generative Drafting




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                                                                                     Tutorial Objectives

Description
 ? This Tutorial is an introduction to Generative Drafting.
Message
 ? To show how CATIA V5 allows the user to automatically generate
 associative drafting from 3D mechanical parts produced with CATIA Version
 5.
 ? To show a higher productive environment for drawings dress-up and
 annotation
Duration
 ? 45 minutes
Product Coverage
 ? Part Design, Generative Drafting




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                                                                                    Tutorial Major Steps
Here are the different steps of this tutorial:
Step 1
  ? Prepare the drawing
Step 2
  ? Create main views
Step 3
  ? Use the Wizard to generate views
Step 4
  ? Create a Detail view
Step 5
  ? Create a Section view
Step 6
  ? Create Dimensions
Step 7
  ? Create a Breakout view
Step 8




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  ? Finish the drawing
Step 9
  ? Finishing


 Note : in the ..\Generative Drafting\Data directory you can find several drawings named with the
different steps of this tutorial. If you have some difficulties or if you need to stop and continue sometime
later, you can load them at the end of each step to continue the tutorial.
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                                                                                                        Settings 1/2
Depending on your needs, you may have to modify the CATIA V5 settings (units, default
directory, visualisation parameters, etc…)

In order to use the appropriate settings for this tutorial, you have two possibilities:

   1. Do the following operations (simplest one):
            ?BEFORE STARTING YOUR CATIA V5 SESSION:
              ? Copy or replace the directory ..\Generative Drafting\Data\CATSettings in:
     For NT users  C:\Winnt\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes
For Windows 2000   C:\Documents and settings\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes
   or XP users
    For Windows    C:\Windows\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes
       98 users
                     XXXX is the name used to log on to your computer

          ? Do not forget to put this folder (CATSettings) in read mode:
                ? Select the folder (CATSettings)
                 ? Click mouse button 3 then click on Properties and
                    uncheck the Read-only Attribute
                 ? Select all the files in the folder




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                 ? Click mouse button 3 then click on Properties and uncheck the Read-only
                    Attribute

    2. Set them manually:
        ? Launch your CATIA V5 session and do the operations from page 32 onwards
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                                                                                                          Settings 2/2

For this tutorial you also need to install a tooling and a material catalogue:
? Do not do this step if you have already done it in getting started or in a previous tutorial

            ? Copy the ..\Getting Started\Catalog.CATMaterial file under ..\Program
            Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\French directory

            ? Copy the ..\Getting Started\Catalog.CATMaterial file under ..\Program
            Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\German directory

            ? Copy the ..\Getting Started\Catalog.CATMaterial file under ..\Program
            Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\Japanese directory

            ? Copy the ..\Getting Started\Catalog.CATMaterial file under ..\Program
            Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials directory




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            ? Answer Yes in order to replace the old catalogue



               You are now ready to launch your CATIA V5 session
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                                                                            Step 1: Open the Part


Opening Files
 ? Close all the windows in CATIA
 ? Open the file Spindle.CATPart under
 the … \Generative Drafting\Data directory
               ?NB: There are several ways of
               opening the files

     ?In the Browse window, check the
     Show Preview option
     ?Select the Spindle.CATPart file
     ?Click on Open button




     ?Answer Yes to the question
     because some libraries are not
     installed on this CATIA demonstration




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     mode




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                                                      Step 1: Open a new drawing


Opening files
 ? Select Start + Mechanical Design +
 Drafting in the menu bar to access the
 Drawing workbench

          ? Check that the first layout is
          selected
     ?In the New Drawing Creation
     window, click on the Modify button
     ?Choose ANSI for the Standard and
     C ANSI for the Format
     ?Validate by clicking on OK in the
     New Drawing window
     ?Validate by clicking on OK in the
     New Drawing Creation window




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 ? A new drawing window is opened




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                                   Step 1: Add the Company Background


Adding the template
     ?Select File + Page Setup in the Menu bar

     ?In the Page Setup window, click on Insert
     Background View…
     ?Click on the Browse button in the displayed
     window
     ?Browse your hard disk in order to find and
     select the DS_Template.CATDrawing file
     ?Click on the Open button
     ?Click on Insert button in the Insert element
     into a sheet window
     ?Click OK in the Page Setup window

         ? The frame is inserted in the Background
         view




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         ? If you want to have access to this
         background layer, select Edit + Background in
         the Menu bar. Before going to the next page,
         return to the Working view by selecting Edit +
         Working Views in the menu bar




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                                                               Step 1: Change the Scale


Modification of the scale
 ? You can access the properties of the
 whole sheet
     ?Click MB 3 (Mouse Button 3) on
     Sheet.1 in the specification tree
     ?Select Properties




     ?In the Global scale field, key in
     1/32
     ?Click on OK to validate
          ? The whole sheet will now have this
          new scale value




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     ?Click on the Snap to point icon on
     the bottom toolbar to deactivate it
          ? The icon should turn blue




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                                                                       Step 2: Start the Drawing


Creating the front view
 ? You will now learn how to create a front view
     ? Click on the Front view icon on the right
     Toolbar
     ? Select Window + Tile horizontally in the
     menu bar

      ? Click in the bottom window and
      OUTSIDE of the geometry

      ? Drag the mouse cursor over the various
      3D planes on the specification tree
      WITHOUT clicking
           ? If you click on the plane you will create the
           corresponding 2D view. To delete a created
           view, refer to the next page
      ? The preview window shows you the
      result




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      ? Click the front face of the Spindle
           ? If you have trouble selecting it, don’t
           hesitate to zoom in before clicking




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                                                                      Step 2: Start the Drawing


Orientating the front view
 ? You can rotate the views before creating them
     ? Click on the arrows of the compass to
     orientate the front view
     ? When you have the view positioned as
     shown here, click anywhere on the grid
           ? To have the same orientation you should
           click 3 times on the left rotation arrow (the
           inside circular arrow)
           ? After a few seconds, the view is created
           ? If you have failed, you need to delete the
           view and re-do it. (See page11 on how to
           delete a view).


      ? Select and drag the text box, placing it
      under the front view as shown

      ? Maximise the drawing window
      ? Zoom out to see the whole page




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      ? Select the front view frame and drag it to
      position it as shown




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                                           Step 2: Generate some other views


Creating a projection view
 ? How to create a left view
     ?Click the Projection view icon behind the
     Front view icon
          ? You have to click on the black arrow at the
          bottom right of the front view icon


     ?Drag the projection view around the front
     view to preview the different projections you
     could create
     ?Now position the projection view as shown
     on the right and click MB1

 ? Another way to create views
     ?Delete the views by clicking MB3 on the




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     frame (and not inside the frame) of both
     views and then selecting the Delete function
          ? Another way is to select a view and use the
          Delete key of the keyboard




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                                             Step 3: Generate some other views


Using the Wizard
 ? You can generate the views one by one as you
 did in the last pages or use the wizard creation
       ?Click on the Wizard icon in the View
       toolbar.
       ?Click the different vertical icons to preview
       what you could create, then finish by selecting
       the 3rd configuration
          ? By selecting this icon, you can create the
          Front, the Left and the Top views
          ? If you want to delete a specific view, click
          MB3 on the view




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      ?Click on the Next button




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                              Step 3: Generate some other views


Using the Wizard
 ? You can also choose the view by view
 selection instead of a whole or
 complementary configuration

     ?Click on the Isometric view icon
     and drag the preview result to
     position it as shown then click MB1 to
     position it

     ?Key in 1 for the Minimum distance
     between each view

     ?Click on the Finish button




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     ?Reduce the drawing window




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                              Step 3: Generate some other views


Using the Wizard
    ?Zoom in and click MB1 on the
    Front face
    ?Maximize the drawing window
    ?Rotate the views using the
    Compass as previously explained
    ?When satisfied, click anywhere on
    the sheet to create the views




    ?Move the Front view by dragging
    its frame
        ? The other views will move
        automatically




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    ?Move another view
        ? The other views will not move




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                                                                                 Step 4: Create a Detail


Creating a detail view
 ? How to create a detail view
     ?Zoom in on the Front view (check that this
     view is active)
     ?Click the Detail view icon
     ?Click once in the place shown
          ? A circle is generated showing you the area of
          the detail view
     ?Drag the mouse to change the radius
     ?Click the sheet when the radius is as shown

     ?Zoom out to see the top left corner of the
     sheet

     ?Drag the mouse to the top left side of the




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     sheet and click there
          ? The detail is created here with a 1:16 scale
          factor (x2)




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                                                                   Step 4: Create a detail


Creating a detail view

     ?Click MB3 on the Detail view blue
     frame and select Properties

     ?Key in 8 instead of 16 in the Scale
     field

     ?Uncheck the Centre Line option

     ?Validate the properties by clicking
     OK

     ?Zoom out and reposition the detail
     view




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                                                                            Step 5: Create a Section


Creating a section view
 ? How to create a section view
     ?Double-click the frame of the Detail A view to
     activate it
     ?Zoom in on the Detail A view to see the hole
     ?Click the Offset Section view icon
     ?Pass the cursor on the circle to detect the
     coincidence constraint then click
          ? Automatically you will define a section profile
          that passes through the circle centre
     ?Draw a vertical line as shown
          ? You should see the line turning blue when it is
          vertical
     ?Double click to end the profile creation

     ?Zoom out to see the whole sheet




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     ?Drag the section view on the left and click
     MB1 to create it
     ?Move the Section view



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                                                                          Step 6: Create dimensions


Generating dimensions
 ? You can automatically generate dimensions on one of
 the views
       ? Zoom out and double-click MB1 on the blue frame
       of the Section view
           ? The colour of the frame changes to red. This means
           the Section view is now the active window
      ? Key in 0.08 in the font size field

      ? Click on the Thread Dimension icon behind the
      Dimension icon
      ? Select the top line that represents the thread by
      clicking MB1
           ? the thread dimensions are displayed
      ? Select dimension value to move and drag it to the
      left or right as shown
      ? Multi select the two values (use CTRL key) and
      click MB3 then MB1 on Properties to customise




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      extension line.
      ? Click on the Extension Line tab then Key in 0 in as
      blanking value.
      ? Click OK to validate the modification




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                                                                  Step 6: Create dimensions


Generating dimensions
 ? You can automatically generate dimensions on
 one of the views
     ?Zoom out and double-click MB1 on the blue
     frame of the Bottom view
         ? The colour of the frame changes to red. This
         means the Bottom view is now the active
         window



     ?Click on the Dimension icon
     ?Select the bottom line by clicking MB1
         ? A diameter dimension is displayed
     ?Without clicking, drag the mouse. When the
     dimension is correctly positioned, click MB1
         ? If you make a mistake, delete it with Delete
         key of the keyboard or with the contextual menu




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     ?Drag the value to the right of the dimension
     line
     ?Click on the dimension arrow to reverse its
     orientation
     ?Click anywhere to finish


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                                                               Step 6: Create dimensions


Generating dimensions
     ? Click on the Dimension icon
     ? Select the bottom line again
     ? Select the top line
          ? The value displayed automatically
          switches from a diameter value to a length
          value
     ? Drag and position the dimension as you
     did before
     ? Click anywhere to finish
     ? Click MB3 on the dimension and select
     Properties
     ? Select the Extension line Tab then key in
     0 in as blanking value
     ? Click Ok
     ? On the dimension value, click MB3 and
     select Set as Default
     ? Select the Only User Default Properties




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     option
          ? Now you will re-use automatically the
          properties defined for the next length
          dimension creation.




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                                                                    Step 6: Create dimensions


Generating dimensions

    ?Behind the Dimension icon, select the
    Stacked Dimension icon
                                                                                 5
    ?Select the bottom line again
                                                                              4
    ?Then select the next 4 lines as shown
        ? They have to be selected in the right order                       3

    ?Without clicking, drag the mouse and                                    2
    position the dimensions as shown here
        ? If you drag one dimension, the others follow
             ?NB: If you click MB1, you can move each                        1
             dimension individually.
        ? You will note that you have the same
        properties as the last length dimension created




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        (text size, blanking value)
    ?Validate the creation by clicking MB1
        ? You can then move the dimensions one by
        one so that they do not overlap



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                                                             Step 6: Create dimensions


Using automatic generation
 ? You can also generate 3D dimensions using
 the wizard
      ? Zoom in on the Detail view
      ? Double-click the frame of the Detail view
      to activate it
            ? The frame should turn red
      ? Click anywhere on the sheet to deselect
      it


      ? In the Menu bar, select Tools +
      Dimension generation + Filters…

      ? Select the Detail view frame in the 2D
      sheet (this is very important if you don’t
      want to generate the dimensions in all
      the views)




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      ? Click the Sketcher wireframe
      constraints option in the Dimension
      Generation Filters window
      ? Click OK




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                                                           Step 6: Create dimensions


Using automatic generation
    ?Click the Generating Dimensions
    icon in the Generation toolbar.

    ?Select the Detail frame again
        ? Some dimensions are
        automatically generated



    ?Reduce the Drawing window
    ?Check Generated constraints in
    the Generated dimensions analysis
    window
        ? The corresponding dimensions are
        displayed in the 3D view
             ?NB: Checking different options will




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             generate different dimensions.


    ?Click OK to close




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                                                    Step 6: Create dimensions


Using automatic generation

    ?Maximise the drawing window
    ?Zoom in on the Detail view

    ?Delete the dimensions you don’t
    want to see

    ?Move and place the others as you
    have done before
        ? You should be an expert by now…




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                                                   Step 7: Create a Breakout view

                                                                               1                                    2
Creating a Breakout view
 ? You will learn how to generate a Breakout view
     ?Double-click on the Front view frame to
     make it active
     ?Click on the Breakout View icon behind the
     Broken View icon

     ?Click on the axis (1)                                                                                    5
     ?Click on the Centre when you have the
     double-circle (2)



     ?Click on the other axis (3)
     ?Move the mouse to the left and click MB1




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     when the perpendicular symbol and the vertical
     dotted line are displayed (4)

     ?Click on the first point to close the profile (5)
                                                                                     4                         3


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                                            Step 7: Create a Breakout view


Creating a breakout view
         ? A preview is displayed to show you
         the depth limit of the broken view. This
         limit is represented by a green line


     ?Zoom out to see the Right view

     ?Move the mouse over the vertical
     edges in that Right view
         ? You will see the dynamic preview
                                                                                                                  1
     ?Click on the edge you need
         ? As shown (1)


     ?Click OK in the Preview window to
     validate




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         ? You can see the result in the Front
         view




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                                         Step 7: Create a Breakout view


Creating a breakout view
         ? CATIA gives you the option to
         propagate this breakout view to
         another view.


     ?Click MB3 on the Front view frame
     + Front view object + Apply Breakout
     To

     ?Select the Isometric view frame
         ? The breakout view now appears in
         the Isometric view.




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                                                            Step 8: Change Standard


Changing Standards
        ? CATIA gives you the option to
        switch the standards if you want to
        exchange drawings with a supplier or
        subcontractor from another country.


    ?In the File menu, select Page
    Setup

    ?Select the ISO Standard and the
    A2 ISO format
    ?Click OK
        ? You can see that all dimensions
        automatically change to an ISO
        representation.




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                                                                                   Step 9: Finishing


Finishing steps
 ? You can remove the view frames
     ?Select the Detail view in the tree
     ?Click MB3 + Properties
     ?Click the Frame option to deselect
     it



     ?Click OK to validate




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This is what you can create




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Manual Settings




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                                                                                                   Settings


Tools/Options
 ? Select Tools + Options menu



 ? Under General select Parameters on
 the tree

     ?Select Units tab
     ?Select the Length line
     ?Select Inch (in) in the pull down
     menu




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                                                                                                 Settings


Tools/Options

 ? Under Mechanical Design select
 Drafting on the tree

     ?Select Generation tab
     ?Select the options as shown




     ?Click OK to validate




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CONGRATULATIONS




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