23 January

Defining features

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 Fig 1 The angle bracket part's modelling stageThis is the sixth article of a series concerning how to implement and use modelling methodology in CATIA V5.

In this article, we will discuss methodology and rules to be considered when defining features.

We will use the same example component, introduced in previous articles, called Angle bracket.

We discussed, in article 5, the solid modelling stage in detail; the PartBody container and how to organize features into different groups, considering their function in the part. We defined group sequence, group rules and feature naming. With this in mind, we guaranteed that our part is editable.

Editability is essential in any CAD model, regardless of the software used to model it. When we design, we want to guarantee that we can correct the model or that we can reuse it to create a new part. This saves time and increases efficiency. Feature sequence is important but most models are created with almost complete disregard for it.

Read the article on the DTE Blog >>


Related articles:  

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 – Part 1 >>

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 – Part 2 >>

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 – Part 3 >>

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 – Part 4 >>

Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5 – Part 5 >>


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