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Modeling a helical stairs using CATIA V5

Repetitive tasks made easy with loops in CATIA V5. Let’s see how.

Loops in CATIA help you create multiple instances of a feature faster and quicker. You only need to provide required input elements and that’s it. Knowledgeware capabilities of CATIA has made selection of no. of elements even easier with tools like List. Select a bunch of elements, say Points, in their order to be used while instantiation of a feature(s), and the software automatically selects them while iterating.

I’ve made a simple and effective example to explain how does this work. The image below shows what we’re going to obtain in the end.


Click here to get the tutorial slides and enjoy going through it! Thanks and visit again for more. Smile


SolidWorks 2013–‘Amazing’ Enhancements

Believe me! These are something I, and most others, were waiting for!

So I’ve made a slide set briefing some of many anticipated improvements in SolidWorks’s recent release – SolidWorks 2013. I tried to brief them with a possible application which give an idea of utilizing the enhancement.


As usual, it’s a .pdf file available here. Just go through it and let me know how was it. Which enhancement amazed you?

Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more. Smile

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Creating a PC speaker set using SolidWorks

Hello there! This time we’re going to create a speaker set with woofer and chords using SolidWorks.

Although, we’re eliminating interior components and rendering the model. I have created this tutorial with a bunch of .pdf files which describe, step-by-step, one of many approaches to the model and bunch of supplementary videos which give more insights into steps to be followed. Some of the components used in the tutorial are readily available in .step format so you can import them into any version of software you might be using (browse to Reference components folder)

The tutorial teaches you surface modeling techniques, assembly modeling basics, and associative design in which changing one component changes others referenced to it. Image below shows the outcome of this tutorial (without rendering though).

PC Speaker15

Make sure to plug-in the power cable before you render it! Or turn the power LED off prior rendering!

Click here to get the complete tutorial!

(Download the ‘PC_Speaker_Set_SolidWorks.rar’ document from the folder)

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