CATIA V5: GS1 (Basic Surfacing) vs. GSD (Full Surfacing)

With CATIA V5 there is often a cost associated with additional functionality and it can become a dilemma to a user/company whether the tools available justifies the cost. In this example we will have a look at the PLM Express products GS1 and GSD.

GSD gives the user a larger, more sophisticated array of tools to use which a) reduce design time and b) reduce the risk of errors in the model. The video below has a look at creating a simple filleted edge on an upper and lower surface of a Propeller Blade. We will be using the SWEEP tool in the Generative Shape Design workbench which can be extremely limited in the GS1 product.