Sheet Metal Design
© Dassault Systèmes 1994-99. All rights reserved.
The V5 CATIA - Sheet Metal Design is a new generation product offering an
intuitive and flexible user interface. It provides an associative feature-based
modeling making it possible to design sheet metal parts in concurrent engineering
between the unfolded or folded part representation.
As a scalable product, CATIA Version 5 Sheet Metal Design can be used in
cooperation with other current or future companion products in the next CATIA
generation 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
V5R3 CATIA - Sheet Metal Design offers the following main functions:
Associative and dedicated Sheet Metal feature based modeling
Concurrent engineering between the unfolded or folded part representation
Access to company defined standards tables
Dedicated drawing capability including unfolded view and specific settings.
All sheetmetal specifications can be re-used by the CATIA - Knowledge Advisor to
capture corporate knowledge and increase the quality of designs.
Natively integrated, CATIA - Sheet Metal Design offers the same ease of use and user
interface consistency as all CATIA V5 applications.
Using This Product
This guide is intended for the user who needs to become quickly familiar with the
CATIA - Sheet Metal Design Version 5 product. The user should be familiar with
basic CATIA Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view
To get the most out of this guide, we suggest you start reading and performing the
step-by-step tutorial "Getting Started".
The next sections deal with the handling of more detailed capabilities of the produc