Course Descriptions

CATIA Introduction for Experienced 3D CAD Users

Duration: 3 Days

Current Class Schedule and Pricing

The CATIA Introduction for Experienced 3D CAD Users training course is intended to provide accelerated introductory training in CATIA software. This course is designed for users who have 3D modeling design experience with other 3D CAD software packages (e.g., Creo Parametric™, Inventor™, NX™, SolidWorks®, etc.).

By leveraging the experience users gain in working with other 3D modeling software packages, this hands-on, practice-intensive guide is developed so that users who are new to CATIA can benefit from a shorter, introductory-level, learning guide. You are taught how to find and use the modeling tools associated with familiar modeling strategies that are used in other 3D CAD software. You will acquire the knowledge necessary to complete the process of creating models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

This course was developed against CATIA V5-6R2017, Service Pack 1.

Fundamental Topics:

  • Customization of CATIA V5 Environment
  • Creating and Constraining Sketch Geometry
  • Sketched Feature Techniques and Formulas
  • Adding Material with Pad and Shaft Features
  • Thin Features, Stiffeners
  • Removing Material with Pocket and Groove Features
  • Rib and Slot Features
  • Creating Reference Elements for construction and measurement
  • Fillet, Chamfer, Hole, Draft, and Shell Dress-Up Features
  • Pattern, Copy, and Mirror Duplication Features
  • Obtaining Part Information
  • Generative Drafting View Creation
  • Generative Drafting Dimensioning and Annotation
  • Multi-sections Solid Features
  • Feature Management Using the Hide / Show, Activate / Deactivate Functions
  • Parent/Child Relationships and Feature Failure Resolution
  • Assembly Design Workbench
  • Constraint creation, assembly management, and PDM considerations
  • Obtaining Assembly Information (Measure, Clash, and Bill of Materials)
  • Working with Multi-Body Models


Experience in mechanical design and drawing production using 3D CAD software.

Course description shown for CATIA V5-6R2017.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.


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