Creating a Board

This task explains how to create a board and design its geometry.
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) You are working with the Product1 document.
The Circuit Board Design workbench is displayed.
  1. Click Create Board .

  2. Click Sketcher I_SketcherP2.gif (229 bytes).

  3. Select the xy plane.
    The Sketcher workbench is launched .

  4. Click Profile I_ContourP2.gif (211 bytes).

  5. Sketch the contour of the Board.

    To do so:
    • start the sketch from 1 and go to 4,
    • stop at 4 by double-clicking,
    • start again from 5 and go to 10,
    • stop at 10 by double-clicking.

    Before you click to start and stop, a blue symbol symbolcoincidence.gif (246 bytes) must appear to illustrate coincidence between the start and end points, to get a closed contour.
    Refer to the Sketcher Getting Started.

    The profile looks like this:

  6. Quit the Sketcher using Exit Sketcher I_CloseP2.gif (214 bytes):
    You are back in the Circuit Board Design workbench logocbd.gif (1897 bytes).

  7. Click Pad I_PadP2.gif (218 bytes).

    The Pad Definition dialog box appears.
  8. Enter 2mm in Length.

  9. Click OK.

    The pad turns green, which means the board has been created.
    The board has been created from the active part: Part1(BOARD).

    CATIA recognizes the first pad created as the board.

ainfo.gif (980 bytes) For more information about the Sketcher, refer to the CATIA V5 - Sketcher User's Guide.