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.
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.
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.
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.
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.