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The CATIA Version 5 Part Design application makes it possible to design precise 3D
mechanical parts with an intuitive and flexible user interface, from sketching in an assembly
context to iterative detailed design. CATIA Version 5 Part Design application will enable you
to accommodate design requirements for parts of various complexities, from simple to
This new application, which combines the power of feature-based design with the flexibility of a
Boolean approach, offers a highly productive and intuitive design environment with multiple
design methodologies, such as post-design and local 3D parameterization.
As a scalable product, CATIA Version 5 Part Design can be used in cooperation with other
current or future companion products such as CATIA Version 5 Assembly Design and CATIA
Version 5 Generative Drafting. The widest application portfolio in the industry is also accessible
through interoperability with CATIA Solutions Version 4 to enable support of the full product
development process from initial concept to product in operation.
The Part Design User's Guide has been designed to show you how to create a part. There
are several ways of creating a part and this book aims at illustrating the several stages of
creation you may encounter.
About this Product
About This Product
This book is intended for the user who needs to become quickly familiar with CATIA-Part
Design Version 5 Release 5 product. The user should be familiar with basic CATIA Version 5
concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars.
To get the most out of this guide, we suggest you start reading and performing the step-by-step
tutorial Getting Started. This tutorial will show you how to create a basic part from scratch.
The next sections deal with the handling of CATPart data, then the creation and modif