Opening a Part

This task will show you how to open the 3D part from which you will create views in the Generative Drafting workbench.

Note that you may create views from both 3D parts and assemblies. Refer to the Assembly Drawing section of this tutorial for information on how to use assemblies.

  1. Select File > Open..., or click Open in the Standard toolbar.

    The File Selection dialog box appears.

  2. Select the part to be opened, the GenDrafting_part.CATPart document.

    Note that this sample documents is to be found in the C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\Bxxdoc\English\online\cfysm\samples\Drafting folder (where xx in Bxxdoc stands for the current release number).

  3. Click Open. The part is opened and a message appears, informing you that it is read-only. Simply close it. The part will remain displayed in the window, whatever views you create from it.