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 […]


In this video we illustrate 3DEXPERIENCEs’ 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 send specific […]


Following our initial illustrative video on Multi-CAD management in 3DEXPERIENCE, this installment details CATIA V5 data management in the 3DEXPERIENCE environment. In our scenario, a department of the company uses CATIA V5 to design the aerodynamic undertray of the Unicorn vehicle prototype. Following an interference check on the hybrid CATIA V5/CATIA V6 mockup, clashes are […]


Dassault’s new 3DEXPERIENCE V6 Platform is making rapid inroads into our CAD-PLM world. In the Montreal area alone, major OEMs are already using it in a full production environment. This will have direct implications for the supplier Ecosystem. Mecanica offered last wednesday, February 25, 2015, an interesting Seminar designed to introduce various aspects of the […]