Are you interested in learning how to write CATScript macros for CATIA for free? Do you find yourself often thinking "There's a better way to do this, I just don't know how to do it"? If so, then writing a macro may be the solution. There are numerous reasons why you should learn how to write macros in CATIA, including saving time and reducing the possibility of human error by automating repetitive processes. When using CATScripts the possibilities are endless. You can export to Excel, Word, ppt, txt, etc. as well as having the ability to import or export to CATDrawing files.
I have created a series of powerpoint presentations covering a variety of topics, starting from fundamentals of programming in VB script to exporting images to powerpoint and Excel files and more. This first lesson available for download is Lesson 1: Fundamentals where you'll learn some basic programming concepts. The presentation is 25 slides long and includes several example codes to help you learn by following along.
Here are a few of the basics covered in the first lesson:
- What is VB Script
- Why use macros
- How to create a macro
- How to open and run macros
- How to add a macro library
- How to assign an icon for your macros
- How to record a macro
- Recording versus writing custom code
- CATIA VB Script fundamentals
- Subroutines and functions
- The CATIA Object
- Programming Concepts
- Simple Viewer Commands
- How to create a pop-up message box
- How to create a yes or no input box
Download the tutorial free of charge and be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed for updates on future tutorials. In lesson 2 we'll talk about creating parameters, saving files, changing workbenches, and exporting to image capture files.
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Click here to download CATIA Macros:Lesson 1 Fundamentals.ppt presentation
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