This book is intended for the user who needs to become quickly familiar with CATIA Instant Collaborative Design.

This overview provides the following information:

CATIA Instant Collaborative Design in a Nutshell

CATIA Instant Collaborative Design enables instant collaboration between all participants across the extended enterprise to allow the sharing of design.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.
It is also recommended to read the VPM Instant Collaboration User's Guide.

Getting the Most out of this Guide

To get the most of this guide, we suggest that you start reading the Getting Started section.

The Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also prove useful.

Accessing sample documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online/cd1ug/samples folder.
For more information about this, please refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.

Conventions Used in this Guide

To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.