CATIA V5 Composite Design & Manufacturing Prep

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Course Overview - CATIA V5 Composite Design & Manufacturing Prep

5-day CATIA V5 Composite Design and Manufacturing preparation course is based on the Composite Design workbench functionality provided by the CPE & CPM products.
The course will cover a complete end-to end process including taking basic input data (required thicknesses, materials, stacking sequence rules) and using it to design the plies, preparing the design for manufacture and producing a plybook, or set of flattened ply profiles in DXF or IGES file format.

The design process is covered in two stages: a “Preliminary Design” stage in which the composite part is designed at a conceptual level by defining “Zones” of uniform laminate on the reference surface, and defining transitions where the thicknesses vary; and a “Detailed Design” stage where the preliminary design data is efficiently used to create a “Stacking” of individual plies.

You will also learn how to prepare the design for manufacture by analysing and modifying the plies, individually or in multiples, to design-out the potential manufacturing issues that can come from poor draping or incorrect ply stack ordering.

The Design & Manufacturing Prep (CPE & CPM & CPG) topics are covered together in this course over 5 days. This is roughly broken down (CPE) over 3 days, and Manufacturing Prep (CPM) and Composite Grid Design approach (CPG) over 2 days.

Duration

5 Day Course

Prerequisites

Students attending this course should have knowledge of Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, and Wireframe & Surface Design.

Level

Intermediate Training

What to Expect?

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the CATIA Composite Design workbench interface.
  • Create a catalog of Composite materials.
  • Define the composite parameters (materials, ply orientations, laminates).
  • Define a zone-based preliminary design.
  • Define zone laminates in MS Excel and import into the Zone definition in CATIA.
  • Create solids / top surfaces from zones.
  • Define the ply stacking sequence in MS Excel and import into CATIA.
  • Create plies from the zone definition (with pre-defined stacking sequence), or create individual plies manually without zones.
  • Define and incorporate composite cores.
  • Define the ply staggering in MS Excel and import into CATIA.
  • Verify the design using the Core Sampling, Ply Exploder, 3D Sectioning, and Numerical Analysis tools.
  • Analyse the plies with the Producibility Analysis tool (draping analysis).
  • Modify plies based on producibility analysis results.
  • Engineering / Manufacturing surface swapping.
  • Add excess materials to plies for edge trimming.
  • Ply flattening.
  • Ply book generation and export of DXF/IGS files.

Booking Process

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Confirmation

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Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

Training Classroom
Group / Classroom Training

Receive CATIA V5 Composite Design & Manufacturing Prep training in a group in a traditional classroom environment. Courses can be taken in one of our training locations in the UK, Ireland, US or Canada using DS approved training content and methodologies.

Advantages
  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
Learn 3DEXPERIENCE online
Live Online Training

With online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the training files and get time to work on training exercises.

Advantages
  • Online courses can maximise convenience and save on travel expenses.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
3DEXPERIENCE onsite training
On-Site Training

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

Advantages
  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

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USA & Canada Courses
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UK & Ireland Courses
Training courses for the UK and Ireland are run by Solid Solutions. View Course Schedule Contact UK Training Team

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