Transform a Product to a Part CATIA 3DExperience


Dear 3DExperience and CATIA Fans,

A lot of my customers asked me "how can we transform a product to a part like in CATIA V5?" and the answer → Derived Representation feature in CATIA Assembly Design.

In the video you can see how to transform a small assembly to a part and make a cut. You can keep the links with original parts and change parameters.

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  1. Step 1: Assembly Preparation

    Open an assembly containing few parts

    Insert a 3DShape into the root product

    *This one is fixed in the assembly*

  2. Step 2: Use Derived Representation

    Use the feature derived representation on the assembly

    Select the 3DShape that you just created

    Tick the option "keep link" in the panel

    then select the parts you want to keep and the one you want to remove from selection

    Click on OK

    *The assembly is hidden, and now the geometry are inside the 3Dshape (parts become bodies)*

  3. Step 3: Boolean operations

    Now you have several bodies.

    -> Go to structure tab in action bar

    Use the feature Add

    Add the different bodies to the PARTBODY (repeat action several times)

    Then create a new Body

    Call it "CUT"

    Draw a sketch and extrude a profile

    Use the feature Remove

    And remove the CUT to the PARTBODY

    Now you have a cut in your 3DShape

  4. Step 4: Drawing (optional)

    Insert a Drawing in the root assembly

    go to Drafting application

    Insert an isometric view

    go back to assembly

    select the 3DShape

    * The view is now generated*

    • End of tutorial


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    Ropate Senikuraciri

    I am trying to create a portable stage that is light and easy to take from place to place. Sizes 8’x4’ x 4’ high

    April 9th, 2019 22:03