Tools & Resources

Below is a list of tools and resources I personally use (or have used) to help me with CATIA, programming, putting together my eBook, and creating my website. I highly recommend each and every one (and wouldn’t list it here if I didn’t). Some of these premium services do come with a price (just being honest here), but seriously I wouldn’t risk mentioning them here if I didn’t know they work great and will save a lot of people time and money.

Forums – Where to Get Your CATIA Macro Questions Answered

  • COE (CATIA Operators Exchange): Post your questions in the Develop and Deploy forum to get answers from knowledgeable and professional CATIA users.
  • Eng Tips: Post your CATScript questions in the CATIA Products forum and get great feedback from CATIA power users.
  • Stackoverflow: Use this site to ask questions when you get stuck and there are tons of knowledgeable programmers willing to help you out.
  • Contact Me: I’ll do my best to respond to you in a timely matter but due to the number of emails I get daily I may or may not be able to.

 CAD Resources

  • Able2Extract: The best PDF conversion tool allows you to easily convert PDF files into Excel, PPT, Word Docs, and yes, even into AutoCAD files!
  • Arbeit MF Homepage: CAD and programming services
  • CAD Systems Help:If you have questions about CATIA other than macros or want to learn more about other CAD systems them subscribe to this blog.
  • CATIA V5: The official Dassault Systèmes website.
  • Convert PDF to AutoCAD: A FREE PDF to DWG and DXF conversion for AutoCAD-designed PDFs - very handy!
  • CNC Hobby Router Plans: Let your computer cutout the parts you’ve drawn in CAD.
  • 3D Boat Design: An easy to use CAD software package to help you design anything that floats.
  • Download CAD Drawings: Subscribe to access this huge database of downloadable CAD symbols, drawings, and details.
  • CATIA Tutorial with Legos: Learn how to use CATIA catalogs and assembly design workbench by building a virtual Lego set! Fun, educational, and free!

Website Tools

  • Aweber:The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing and broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build and send my free email newsletters.
  • HostGator:Website hosting with easy to use, one-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. I highly recommend Host Gator for your first website.
  • Namecheap:Very affordable site to quickly and easily register your perfect domain name. I registered here.
  • Socrates:This is the WordPress theme and framework that VB Scripting for CATIA V5runs on, with built in navigation and easy customization.


  • oDesk: oDesk is a great website. You can find CAD jobs if you’re looking for work or you can outsource work for freelancers, CAD designers, programmers, and others. Hire a virtual assistant and make life easier by lessening your own workload.
  • Job Board:Visit our job board at to find CATIA design or CAD engineering related positions near you.


CATIA, Programming, and other Books

Miscellaneous Links

  • JustCloudBackup and protect your computer files online in the cloud and access them from anywhere at anytime.
  • Error Trapping with Visual Basic for Applications: Complete list of error codes when using the Err function.
  • Excel Spreadsheets Help:Need help with Excel spreadsheets? Excel Spreadsheets Help has some of the best FREE Excel templates, especially for project management applications. Learn some useful macros by joining their email newsletter.
  • Microsoft Excel Object Model: Microsoft’s MSDN online library is the best place for finding out information about the Microsoft Office object model for VBA.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.

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