Select File > New (or click New
The New dialog box is displayed, allowing you to choose the
type of document you need.
Select Part from the List of Types
The New Part dialog appears if your session is
configured as explained in the Customizing
chapter of this guide. For more information, refer to the documentation
related to the
Enter the name you want to assign to the part if the
default one does not satisfy you.
Select the options you need for your design environment.
If you select
Enable hybrid design, the capability then applies to all the bodies
you will create in your CATIA session (and not only to the new CATPart
document you are opening). As a consequence, if your session contains
CATPart documents already including traditional bodies, the new bodies
you will create in these documents will possibly include wireframe and
To facilitate your design, we recommend you never change
your preferences during your session.
Click OK to validate your options and close
the New Part dialog box.
The Part Design workbench is loaded and an empty CATPart document opens.
If the New Part dialog box does not
appear, the Part Design workbench is immediately loaded and an empty
CATPart document opens.
The Part Design workbench document is divided into:
A number of contextual commands are available in the
specification tree and in the geometry. Remember that these commands can
also be accessed from the menu bar.
You will notice that the application provides three
planes to let you start your design. Actually, designing a part from
scratch first require designing a sketch. Sketching profiles is
performed in the Sketcher workbench which is fully integrated into Part
Design. To open it, just click the Sketcher icon
and select the work plane of your choice.
The Sketcher workbench then provides a large number of
tools allowing you to sketch the profiles you need. For more information,
refer to the Sketcher User's Guide.