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User Manual

AM5012 Module 1 Issue : A

CATIA V5 Assembly Rules CATIA V5/PRIMESPURPOSE:

This document describes the rules for creating an assembly tree and how to structure CAD data before the official release. This manual is intended for designers working on a technical solution who must generate the different trees required to deliver assemblies to the Digital Mock-Up in the Concept/Definition or Development Phase. This module gives all common rules for all CATIA V5 users managing their data in PRIMES.

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Field of application: AIRBUS People concerned: All Designer using CATIA V5 and PRIMES Technical domain concerned: Engineering Manufacturing

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Authorization: (signed) Date : 23 November 2005 : SCOTTO ANTOINE : Head of OAM Process & Methods

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: MAITRE BRUNO : Head of CATIA V5 Methods

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AIRBUS S.A.S. 2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY DOCUMENT.User_Manual_FM0400730_V1.2

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CATIA V5 Assembly Rules CATIA V5/PRIMES

AM5012 Module 1 Issue : A

TABLE OF CONTENTS1 1.1 1.2 2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 About this Document ........................................................................................................... 5 Background ......................................................................................................................... 5 Organisation of the Document............................................................................................. 5 CATIA V5 CATProduct Structure ........................................................................................ 6 Rules for Creating a Typical Design Solution Assembly ..................................................... 7 General Rules ..................................................................................................................... 7 Naming and Numbering ...................................................................................................... 7 Standard Parts .................................................................................................................... 7 Search a Standard in ESDB ................................................................................... 9 Search a Standard Part in ESDB.......................................................................... 10 Search a Standard in the CATIA V5 Catalog Browser.......................................... 11

3.3.1 CATIA V5/ESDB Link .......................................................................................................... 9 3.3.1.1 3.3.1.2 3.3.1.3

3.3.2 Tree Organisation.............................................................................................................. 11 3.3.3 Rigid Parts......................................................................................................................... 12 3.3.4 Flexible or Movable Standard Parts .................................................................................. 12 3.3.4.1 3.3.4.1.1 3.3.4.1.2 3.4 4 4.1 Flexible Standard Parts......................................................................................... 13 Flexible Standard Part with Movable Component................................................. 14 Flexible Standard Part with Flexible Elements Inside ........................................... 14

Flexible Assembly ............................................................................................................. 15 Design in Context .............................................................................................................. 17 Definition and Development Phase ................................................................................... 17 Creating the Design Tree...................................................................................... 18 Rules for the Design Tree ..................................................................................... 19 Rules for the Environment .................................................................................... 20 Method One: No Positioning ................................................................................. 20 Method Two: Assembly or Parts are Already Positioned...................................... 21

4.1.1 Design Tree Methodology ................................................................................................. 17 4.1.1.1 4.1.1.2 4.1.2.1 4.1.2.2 4.1.2.3 4.2

4.1.2 Creating and Updating the Environment ........................................................................... 20

Definition Phase Using an Integrated ENV Node .............................................................. 22

4.2.1 Create a Design Tree Assembly (CATProduct)................................................................. 22 4.2.2 Create a ZONE Component .............................................................................................. 22 4.2.3 Add Existing Components to the Zone Component .......................................................... 22 AIRBUS S.A.S. 2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY DOCUMENT.User_Manual_FM0400730_V1.2

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4.2.4 Create a New Design Solution Assembly (CATProduct)................................................... 23 4.2.5 Create an Environment (ENV) Component ....................................................................... 24 4.2.5.1 4.2.5.2 4.2.5.3 4.2.5.4 4.2.5.5 4.2.5.6 5 5.1 5.2 6 7 8 8.1 8.2 Add Existing Components to the Environment Component.................................. 24 Add the Design Solution Assembly to the Design Tree ........................................ 25 Add Existing Components to the Design Solution Assembly................................ 25 Positioning a Part with a Datum Axis .................................................................... 26 Saving the Assembly ............................................................................................ 27 Deactivating the Environment ............................................................................... 28

Creation of Assembly Cuts ................................................................................................ 29 To Create an Assembly Cut in a CATPart......................................................................... 29 To Create an Assembly Cut in a CATProduct ................................................................... 33 Mirrored Parts within Assemblies ...................................................................................... 38 Designing a New Technical Solution from an Existing One .............................................. 45 Checks to be Performed Before Storing............................................................................ 47 Unique Universal Identifier (UUID) .................................................................................... 47 Avoiding UUID Errors ........................................................................................................ 47

8.2.1 Basic Rules ....................................................................................................................... 47 8.2.2 CATProducts ..................................................................................................................... 47 8.2.3 CATParts ........................................................................................................................... 47 8.2.4 CATDrawings .................................................................................................................... 48 8.3 Maintaining a Correct Product Structure ........................................................................... 48 8.3.1 Basic Rules ....................................................................................................................... 48 8.3.2 Broken Links...................................................................................................................... 48 8.3.3 Ghost Links ....................................................................................................................... 48 Table of References ................................................................................................................... 49 Table of approval ........................................................................................................................ 49 Record of Revisions.................................................................................................................... 50

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List of FiguresFigure 1: Organisation of the document ............................................................................................ 5 Figure 2: Typical CATIA V5 Product Structure.................................................................................. 6 Figure 3: Standard Parts Catalog organisation ................................................................................. 8 Figure 4: Result page search in ESDB.............................................................................................. 9 Figure 5: Tree organisation sample for Standard Parts ............................