Creating a Pocket and Holes

This task shows how to create a pocket and two holes.
  1. Sketch the contour of the pocket.

    To do so:

    1. click Sketcher I_SketcherP2.gif (229 bytes)

    2. select the board to define the working plane

    3. click Profile I_ContourP2.gif (211 bytes) and draw the contour

    4. then click Exit Sketcher I_CloseP2.gif (214 bytes) to return to the 3D world.

  2. Click Pocket I_PocketP2.gif (230 bytes).
    The Pocket Definition dialog box is displayed and CATIA previews a pocket with default parameters.

  3. Set the Up to last option to define the pocket limit.

    This means that the application will extend the pocket to the last possible face, that is the pad bottom.
  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Hole I_HoleP2.gif (232 bytes).

  6. Select the board to define the working plane.
    The Hole Definition dialog box appears.
    CATIA previews the hole to be created with default parameters.

  7. Enter 4mm for the diameter and click OK.
    The hole is created.

  8. Repeat the steps 5, 6 and 7 to drill the second hole.
    The pocket and holes are added to the specification tree.

    PocketandHolesNLS.gif (11600 bytes)