ANIMATE CONSTRAINT in sketch

Do you know how to use function animate constraint?

Animate constraint – command in sketcher which allows you to vary one constraint. In case of whole sketch is constrained correctly – no over constrained or under constrained – you can watch behavior of the sketch, related to the changing value of the constraint. It´s easy way how to simulate complex assembly in the simple sketch. Continue reading “ANIMATE CONSTRAINT in sketch”

Tool CREATE DATUM in CATIA V5

Create datum – do you know how to use it?

Tool CREATE DATUM allows you to create geometry without history (“corpse”). Created element has no parent (Parents), is not linked to anything and is not even possible to edit it in any way. It is true that geometry without history we can create also in other ways, but in every way that’s the designer’s preference. Therefore I will show you ways:

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Tool INSERT MODE in CATIA V5

Tool insert mode – do you know how to use it?

Tool INSERT MODE (inserting element) allows you to insert a new feature into the tree. In this way you can easy add an element that wasn´t initially created and change the structure of parents and children. It may show a simple example: We have a general surface (Surface) on which is the intersection (Intersect) with the plane (XY). Continue reading “Tool INSERT MODE in CATIA V5”