Monday, November 16, 2009

good online reference


today ive read some of comments in catiav5forum and i found this website

this website is really benefits all with its help documents online ranging from CAD,CFD,FEA and electronics stuff. read it carefully and maybe you can find what you need. although the interface is quit dull, but it remind me how help books so boring that can make us go to sleep.

credits to the picture owner and the help online link.

zihad signing out

Sunday, November 15, 2009

catia for design

today ive watched this video that have been published in you tube from Dassault Systemes.totally impressed on the presentation, skills that have been shown in the video and most of all the usefullness of catiaV6.

the use of this V6 is totally imazing, with its new interface that surely looks modern and the function made this V6 really powerful. the design for the seat, cars and other design that have been showed looks great.

surely V6 have total differents with the V5 likes V4 that have been replaced by the V5. and now, with V6,designers surely will have more use and function.

are you are V6 user? care for any sharing experience using V6? as for me and my institution, we are still using the V5 as company demanded for V5 user. maybe 3-5 years later, V6 will replace our V5 in every workstation here.

well, the CAD world is really changing fast as for now, all the CAD software change its mission, that it just not go only for the CAD, but also how CAD and GREEN can combine together to make it a green software that will calculate material and resources and which choice is good for the environment when the product is in process and manufacturing.

thats all.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

cant open assembly files?

Question: After few days creates CATProduct & CATPart then save the file. One day I tried to open the CATProduct in the same PC, this error came out "Problem reading document. Load operation failed". So I can't open any files from the same CATProduct.This problem happen several times. I hope people out there can give me some advice regarding this problem.Thank you in advance.

here is the solution.

as we know, product assembly consist of different parts link together in a file. so, when we want to save the assembly file, we have to use save that give us an option to save the link.this is very important so that the assembly file that we have just saved before can link back to the parts.

what you have to do is:
1. Make an assembly product that you want
2. after you have finish it, please select save management.( this will list out files that are currently opened by your catia v5 either they are link or not with the assembly files)
3. Select appropriate assembly files in the list and click SAVE AS.. ( it is better if you create a folder that named your assembly)
4. then, select propogate directory, so that all the parts that linked to the assembly files is propagated such that your parts files will be save in the same previous folder) *( it is different if you copy and paste the files manually into the folder because it will not keep the links)
5. then select ok.
6. a progress bar will take 2-5 second depends to your size of assembly.
7. finish. your assembly files is saved.
8. try reopen your assembly file. insyaALLAH ok.

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