Use the added power of Generative Shape Design to create your complex surfaces faster and smarter. Learn to create the most efficient surface model possible. If you cannot find the icon, reset the toolbar layout; • If the current workbench is “ Part Design” for example, select “Start/Shape/Generative Shape Design” on the. 1) Start CATIA V5R16 2) Open the provided CATPart file Workbench : “Generative Shape Design”.. 3) Click “Porcupine Analysis” icon. 4) Measure the .

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Now, we are going to create parting surfaces, transform the skin surface into a solid, and then split it into separate components. Flattening Complex UnRuled Surfaces. The line will be orange and the compass will be green. If I have time, I will take a closer look at it.

Since this capability is new as of R17, I’m not sure how good it is yet. Although it is not a must and does not affect the final result, keeping the tree in a correct order can help us modify the model more easily in future.

Also, we will not be deploying R17 companywide for another v5r1 or two. Hide all elements except Sketch. I don’t happen to be working on composite parts, but I am willing to consider a novel approach of using this workbench to flatten surfaces without having to revert back to the legacy system. I have not tested it myself, but some of our clients have opted for this Workbench. And, may the Force be with you We are happy with the results that we get from the V4 Develop function.


I plan to do a comparitive study of this, but I’m sure that some of you may have already genegative some of this. It will return to its original stage Now, the upper skin desifn been completed. If we make any change on Paste with link it, the linked parts will be sbape automatically.

A combined curve Boundary. We treat them as the background images only.

Or from the help docs? Click here to sign up. Log In Sign Up. Red arrows on the two sections should be pointing to the same direction.

Flattening Complex (UnRuled) Surfaces

To add a fillet between two surfaces: We have a very small number of test machines that have R17 installed on them. Remember me on this computer. It is underlined, and so all the coming elements will be stored under this set. May 25, I’m sure that this information would be useful to a fairly broad audience of people. If not, change either one. Skip to main content.

You can also see it in the way they display the flattening analysis window that shows generativf and tension portions of the flattened surface. To create a swept surface: June 6, Help Center Find new research papers in: I’ll give the R17 unruled unfold a big thumbs up.


May generztive, Does anyone have any information or suggestions that they would like to share on this topic? In other words, a compound surface is going to require you stretch some parts and compress other parts of the surface to flatten it. Did it come from your own testing, or a conversation with someone from Dassault?

To copy and paste the drawing into 3D space: As you see, the back surface becomes smoother than before. However, we do happen to have the Composites WorkBench available and it has the ability to flatten unruled surfaces. V4 uses a different methodology, but I can’t speak to it. Although I do have to do a few extra steps to create a ply and the associative parameters that I don’t really need – except to be able to flatten my surface.

You can see the workbench icon at the upper right-hand corner.

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The Unfold function will only flatten ruled surfaces in R Login Forgot Your Password? June 7, These will be a good reference Side view for us to build the 3D in the middle of the screen. To create a plane at that maximum point: Terms of Service – Privacy Policy – Contact.