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 […]

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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 […]


3DEXPERIENCE – CADBOM/EBOM management 101 (2 of 2)

In the second of our 2 part series relating to CADBOM/EBOM management in 3DEXPERIENCE, we modify a RELEASED CATIA V6 product. To act on a released product, the user must first generate a new revision that will have a status IN_WORK; this renders the newly created revision modifiable by the CATIA V6 designer. Once the […]


3DEXPERIENCE – CADBOM/EBOM management 101 (1 of 2)

In this installment of our illustrative 3DEXPERIENCE videos, we will focus on CADBOM-EBOM management. Once the CAD department has reached a level deemed satisfactory by company processes, they can spawn an EBOM structure directly from their CADBOM. Once this is done, the 2 BOMs are directly linked in the unified 3DEXPERIENCE environment. Personnel can choose […]


CATIA – Licensing Issues with Microsoft Update

A recent Windows Update from Microsoft (KB3061518) breaks the licensing system of CATIA if it is installed on the client machine. To verify on the client machine if the Microsoft patch is installed: Open the “Control Panel” and start “Windows Update”: Verify the History: Check if fix KB3061518 is installed: If it is installed, CATIA […]