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CATIA - Generative Drafting 1 (GD1)
Generate drawings from 3D part and assembly designs
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

Generative Drafting for CATIA-P1 is new-generation CATIA products which allows users to automatically generate associative drafting from 3D mechanical designs and assemblies produced with CATIA Version 5. When combined with Interactive Drafting, the Generative Drafting product 1 benefits both from integrated 2D interactive functionality and from a higher productive environment for drawings dress-up and annotation.

Generative Drafting 1 product offers a flexible and scalable solution accommodating drawing generation requirements for sheetmetal, surface and hybrid parts or assemblies. A drawing creation assistant, or "wizard" simplifies the generation of multiple-view drawings. 3D dimensions can be automatically generated. Designers are able to associate patterns with part material specifications and add post-generation annotations with standards-based dress-up features. Associativity of the drawings to the 3D master representation enables users to concurrently work on their designs and drawings.
Generative drafting from a CATIA 3D model (V5R11) Click to enlargeGenerative and associative drafting of a CATIA part (V5R8) Click to enlarge

Product Highlights

  • Associative drafting generation from sheetmetal, surfaces, hybrid parts & assembly definitions
  • Highly productive dimensions generation with user control
  • Integrated dress-up capabilities for post-generation dimensioning and annotations
  • Associative drawings with user control of propagation from 3D to support true concurrent engineering
  • BOM (Bill of Material) generation in drawing format
  • Assembly filtering capability for projected views
  • Compliance with Industry Standards such as DXF, DWG
  • Associative patterns with part materials specifications

Product Key Customer Benefits

Drafting Generation of Parts and Assemblies on multiple views
Generative Drafting 1 (GD1) generates drawing views of 3D parts and Assemblies on multiple views. The comprehensive set of generated intuitive and associative views includes front, side, top and isometric views, sections (snap and grid copilot, edge selection orientation, and 3D plane selection), detail views, aligned and offset section views, circular or profiled detailed views, and clipping on existing views. Integrated previews are available for all projection views.

Dress-Up capabilities
GD1 accepts user-created, basic specifications for the generation of each drawing, using advanced parameters such as normalized fillet edge or axis visualization. User can manage View Axis parameters.

Associative Drawings
The GD1 ensures drawing associativity to the 3D model. The associative drawings have visual control of propagation from 3D geometry. A drawing icon is displayed in the feature tree editor as long as the view is non-updated. Automated drawing updates are taken from established drawing specifications.

Dimensioning and Annotations
Integrated dress-up capabilities support post-generation dimensioning and annotations, using the ANSI, ISO, and JIS standards. A full set of associative annotation features includes Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&Ts), complex texts, dimensions, line fonts and type, and character fonts and type, with the capability to add geometric features on the drawing.
Automatic and associative angle, distance, radius, and diameter dimensioning can be performed using V5 part specifications, with controlled dimension extraction in the views. Filter parameters take into account the geometry to ensure the most suitable positioning. Step by step commands, including filter capabilities, provide an interactive placement and visualization of dimensions. GD1 also supports the automatic generation of axes from 3D holes, shafts, and groove features; centerlines from 3D holes and multiple views. Associativity between views and view names is maintained. Models, parts and assemblies can be supported in a single drawing.


2D Geometry generation
Generated geometry can be stored, with GD1, as 2D geometry. When opening a drawing, the 2D geometry is directly loaded, improving overall system performances.
Applies Filters to your views
The filtering option can be accessed through a multi-selection of the elements to be projected. You can also filter according to your assembly properties :
Cut/uncut, Use/Unuse, Hidden/No hidden, Color/Line type.

Flat Sheet-metal drawing creation
GD1 automatically creates views of flattened sheet-metal parts, while respecting the repercussions of the metal bending parameters.
Compatible with CATIA V5 Applications
GD1 is natively integrated with CATIA V5 applications. CATIA Interactive Drafting 1 (ID1) is included in some configurations. Associative drawing generation is performed on sheet-metal assemblies and parts with drafting updates controlled by the user. Views generated from 3D can be combined with views created with a 2D methodology. 3D views can be associatively dressed-up with CATIA Interactive Drafting 1. The dress-up and annotation functions benefit from being combined with CATIA Interactive Drafting 1. The Generative Drafting 1 and Interactive Drafting 1 products share common tools and methodologies, minimizing user training requirements.
Associative Patterns
Materials specifications defined using CATIA Real Time Rendering 1 (RT1) can be shared with GD1. The pattern characteristics (shape, colors, thickness, orientation, etc.) are fully consistent with the part material specifications.

Drawing Management
GD1 provides Drawing Management capabilities including links to the referenced documents as parts and assemblies. Users can browse and edit the link between the drawing and 3D geometry.

Compliance with Industry Standards
GD1 supports the DXF (AutoCAD ASCII format) standard. It will write or read a DXF format file from a drawing document. The DWG (AutoCAD native format) standard allows the user to read or write a DWG format file for a drawing document through the File/Open/Save pop-up window (Export AutoCAD 13/Import AutoCAD 12/13/14). The GSM standard is supported for Export only.