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The >< Datum Modifier and Small References
In ISO 5459-2011 there were some new symbols added to the standard for geometric tolerances. Some of them are of limited use outside a few special instances, but some can be quite handy in certain circumstances. One of these is the >< modifier, signifying using a datum to lock the […]
Using component parameters to define tightening torques
In this post we’ll take a look at component parameters to assign torque values to screws and display them in the drawing. There are some advantages of doing it this way, rather than just writing out the torques on the drawing: The information is saved in the assembly, which can [...]
Starting with macros – Connecting CATIA V5 and Excel
When you’re starting to become comfortable with designing in CATIA V5 you might realize that you spend a lot of time performing repetitive tasks that could be more suited for a machine. You would like to focus on innovation and creativity, and preferably have all the routine tasks be performed [...]