Managing a Configured Hybrid Catia 3DX/Catia V5 BOM structure in 3DEXPERIENCE 2018x

So you want to reap the rewards of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform by centralizing All your Product Data under one roof – accessible worldwide by any member of your extended organization BUT are unwilling/unable to switch your CAD platform to Catia 3DX (formerly known as V6)? We got you covered! With use of the Power’By modules […]

CATIA 3DX-V5 CoExistence 101 – on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

So you want to benefit from all the advanced functionalities of CATIA 3DX within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. However your Suppliers and/or internal Business Units are showing you no love and cooperation? 3DEXPERIENCE enables Coexistence of both CATIAs. In this scenario Mecanica Solutions illustrates how an Automotive OEM could seamlessly integrate Supplier developed, Catia V5 native […]


In this video we illustrate the 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD management capabilities. The vehicle mockup is composed of CATIA V6, CATIA V5 & SOLIDWORKS native data. A common situation to many of us who have to deal with internal departments using diverse CAD systems as well as managing incoming CAD data from suppliers unable or unwilling to […]

CATIA V5 Assembly Tips

In this CATIA V5 training video, you will get some tips on how to correctly assemble parts using the parameters for the compass manipulation window.

Configuration/Variant Management 101 on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Lately here at Mecanica, we have been receiving numerous questions pertaining to Configuration Management in 3DEXPERIENCE (3DX), primarily from our large Automotive client base. As the dreaded “death by Powerpoint” scares us as much as our clients, we whipped up this simple scenario in order to rapidly illustrate the main functionalities & look/feel of the […]


How to find and use the accessing commands Working with CATIA V5 commands should be pretty easy, especially if you are a Pro and you already use it for your design projects for a long time. But, if you want to get more from your CAD when it is integrated in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you […]

Working with SOLIDWORKS in 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

3DEXPERIENCE – SOLIDWORKS NATIVE DATA MANAGEMENT IN HYBRID MOCKUP In this simple illustrative scenario, we aim to demonstrate how native SOLIDWORKS CAD data can be managed in a 3DEXPERIENCE environment. The accompanying video will highlight the Project Management & Native Client (CATIA V6) applications coupled to the SOLIDWORKS integration. All forms of relevant product data […]

CATIA Training: how to convert a CATProduct into a single CATPart

Here you will see us start with a CATProduct and access the assembly design workbench. Then we pick the Generate CATPart from Product tool and select the Product from the Specification Tree. We end up with one CATPart with a Body for each CATProduct instance. click on image to play the video!

CATIA Training: metal framing production using part templates

First, we start by opening the reference product. The product contains a part with reference surfaces. We then access the frames catalog and select the frame from different configurations. Select corresponding geometries in order to generate the new frame, followed by defining the new frame position. Finally the frame with its different components is created. The […]