CATIA stands for Computer Aided Three dimensional Interactive Application The first release of CATIA was back in 1977 by Dassault Systemes, who still maintain and develop the software. CATIA was initially developed for use in designing the Dassault Mirage fighter jet.
Many parts contain important features that the designer knows will be used in other parts, or to constrain the part in an assembly, such as hole centrelines, mating faces etc... There are three problems with this however: 1) Important features are often hidden amongst large numbers of construction features that are of no interest to other users. …
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