Organizing Your Document

This task explains the recommended method for organizing your document. While you can organize documents in various ways, this method saves time in the designing process. The geometry in your document will not be affected by the way you organize documents.

1. As explained in Creating a System, it is recommended that you create a system for each major component of your vessel. For instance, to create a deck, you would first create a system, and then create the deck within this system. Follow this procedure for each deck, bulkhead and other major component.
  2. For organizational purposes, it is recommended that you create assembly nodes (components or products), and create systems within these.
When working with ENOVIA V5, when you create assembly nodes, use only components. More details can be found in Infrastructure documentation: Managing Assemblies in CATIA V5 and ENOVIA LCA.

The process to create components is explained below.

  3. To create the first component, double-click the root to make the Product active.

From the menu bar, select Insert - New Component. Rename the component using the Properties dialog box.

Activate the new component, and repeat this process to create a new component under it.

The image below shows two components, one created under another. Although they have been named Primary and Secondary Systems, they are not systems. Systems will be created within them.

  4. Create systems under each assembly node, and build your parts within these.

To create systems, use the System command.

  5. It is recommended that you respect the dependencies of parts on other parts when you create your systems. A cross, for instance, is limited by a deck. Therefore, when you are organizing your document you should organize crosses below decks in the specifications tree, as shown in the image below. This allows for faster modification of your design.