Certain conventions are used in CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA documentation to help you recognize and understand important concepts and specifications. This page describes:

Graphic Conventions

The three categories of graphic conventions used are as follows:

Graphic Conventions Used to Structure Tasks

Graphic conventions used to structure the tasks are as follows:

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estimated time to accomplish a task

a target of a task

the prerequisites

the start of the scenario

a tip

a warning


basic concepts


reference information

information regarding settings, customization, etc.

the end of a task

functionalities that are new or enhanced with this release

allows you to switch back to the full-window viewing mode

Graphic Conventions Used to Indicate Required Configuration

Graphic conventions used to indicate the configuration required are as follows:

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Indicates functions that are

specific to the P1 configuration
specific to the P2 configuration
specific to the P3 configuration

Graphic Conventions Used in the Table of Contents

Graphic conventions used in the table of contents are as follows:

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Gives access to
Site Map
Split View Mode
What's New?
Getting Started
Basic Tasks
User Tasks or Advanced Tasks
Workbench Description
Administration Tasks
Frequently Asked Questions

Text Conventions

The following text conventions are used:

Mouse Usage

The mouse usage differs depending on the type of action you need to perform.

Use this
mouse button

Whenever you read

Select (menus, commands, geometry in graphics area, etc.)

Click (icons, dialog box buttons, tabs, location in the document window)




Check (check boxes)


Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects)



Right-click (to select contextual menu)

Navigation Compass

The navigation compass is located in the guide banner next to the guide name. It lets you navigate through the information in the guide.

Use this button

To go

Back to the last page visited
Forward through links previously visited
Up to the parent level
Down to the child level
To the previous page at the same level
To the next page at the same level