Sunday, June 19, 2011

How do you deal with a large assembly in CATIA?

Here are a few notes on the best practices for dealing with a large assembly in CATIA V5 (although this information can also be applied to other CAD systems as well).
Hide/Show
Temporarily hide model
Hide a partial model
Visualization mode
DMU Analysis
Creating Drawings
Node Deactivation
Update BOM
Update Assembly constraints
Unload
Design in context
Deactivate Component
Using knowledgeware rule
Improve Graphic Performance
Good = Hide Component
Better = Deactivate Node, Visualization Mode
Best = Unload unneeded components
Improve CPU Performance
Unload unneeded components
Use Deactivate component via Knowledgeware
You can only modify geometry when it is fully loaded and activated
 

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