Product Structure in a Nutshell

Product Structure workbench allows the representation of a component structure (Product, Part, Assembly,...) with an intuitive and flexible user interface. The components used are clearly identified, making the management of the assembly much easier. You can copy / paste components or constraints, add or insert  a new component to the assembly structure, (un-)load missing models, replace components, modify components properties, associate / remove geographical representations to / from the parts.


Before Reading this Guide

Before handling the different types of files available in Product Structure, you should know some basic rules. You will see these details in Infrastructure User's Guide, Editing in Context Within the Product Structure.

Part Design User's Guide Version 5, Assembly Design User's Guide Version5 and  Generative Drafting User's Guide Version 5 may prove useful too.

This tutorial will show you how to create an assembly. For performing User's Tasks, you will use the samples provided within the documents.

This book is intended for the user who needs to become quickly familiar with the Product Structure Version 5 workbench. The user should be familiar with basic CATIA Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars.

As a scalable workbench, Product Structure Version 5 can be cooperatively used with other current companion products such as Part Design Version 5,  Assembly Design Version 5 and Generative Drafting Version 5. Contextual menus are available in the tree area and in the 3D area.

The information contained in this Product Structure User's Guide is specific to the CATIA Product Structure workbench, which operates in a WINDOWS or UNIX workstation environment under the AIX, IRIX, SUN OS and HP-UX operating system.


Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online/pstug/samples folder.

When samples belong to capabilities common to different products, those samples will be found in the online/cfyug/samples folder.

For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.