Welcome to the Imagine & Shape User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.
This overview provides the following information:

Imagine & Shape in a Nutshell

The Imagine & Shape product is a new-generation tool dedicated to the creation of shapes in a very fast and easy way.
Using this product allows the user to concretize his imagination and get also the benefit of paintings created using the Sketch Tracer product.
As a scalable product, Imagine & Shape can be used in cooperation with other products such as Part Design, Generative Shape Design and FreeStyle. Therefore, the global process can be dramatically reduced as there is no data interruption between styling and engineering.

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.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guide:

  • Sketch Tracer User's Guide

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest you read the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Imagine & Shape workbench will also certainly prove useful.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information on accessing sample documents, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.