CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

This article has been set up to bring consciousness of CATSettings among CATIA V5 clients and CATIA V5 Administrators who as of now have fundamental information on CATIA V5.

Overview of CATIA V5 CATSettings

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

Feline Settings records store tweaked quality qualities. A solitary CAT Settings document contains various characteristic qualities.

To guarantee that clients meet key organization configuration practices and industry principles, it is needed to control and oversee CAT Settings.

CATIA V5 Settings in Windows and Unix

Definition: Settings (comparable to DCLS in V4)

  • Virtually all settings are set by CATIA V5 Tools/Options
  • All Settings are in Binary Format with Suffix CATSettings
  • V5 Settings can be shared among UNIX and Windows
  • The settings are constrained by CATIA V5
  • They are safeguarded from meeting to meeting
  • The Settings can be bolted by an executive (for this situation the Setting is diminished and covered up for the client).

Contents of Settings

  • Introduction (tree, foundation tones, … )

  • Properties (resiliences, units, … .)

  • Climate ( licenses, measure records, … )

  • Edge data (size, area, … )

  • Operating system subordinate (Search Path, V4 venture record data, doc area, ..)

  • Workbench customization

    Climate record is in Start – > Programs-> CATIA Tools – > Environment Editor (contains Global and User conditions)

    Climate factors for CATSettings: CATReference SettingPath and CATUserSettingPath in Environment records

Hierarchical concatenation mechanism

  • How Hierarchical concatenation mechanism works:
  • Dassault Hardcoded – Superseded by all customized attribute values defined at CATIA start
  • Defined by CATReferenceSettingPath variable – Store customized attribute values are known as ADMIN settings
  • Defined by CATUserSettingPath variable – Store users customized attribute values which supersede all previous attribute values unless LOCKED

Customizing CATSettings

  • The flexibility in customizing the CAT settings attribute values drives the
  • creation of many ADMIN paths for a variety of users tasks creation of many ADMIN paths for a variety of users tasks
  • CATIA V5 CAT Settings are customized by Site, Program, CATIA V5 Release, License/Discipline, and 3rd Party Application choice
    200 customized CAT Settings files
  • 200 files x avg 5 attributes per file customized = 1000 customized attributes!
  • ADMINs are solely responsible for maintaining and modifying the CATIA V5 CAT Settings across the company.

Process of Customizing CATSettings

Type of change requests:

  • Emergency requests: These requests are to be implemented as soon as possible in support of production users
  • CATIA V5 Domain/Discipline Subject Matter Expert (SME) requests: These requests are made for unique Domain/Disciplines (i.e. – Electrical, NC, Tubing, etc) Workbenches
  • Program approved requests: These requests are made by program users or CAD Development & Support group on behalf of the program.

Groups of CATSettings attribute changes are gathered together (except for Emergency changes) and rolled when convenient

Implementing Changes:

  1. CAT Settings ADMIN stages change in TEST CATIA V5 Environment to for testing and evaluation prior to production turnover.
  2. Start CATIA V5 in Admin mode

    c next –env ADMIN.env –admin

    CATOptionsMgt –env ADMIN.env -admin

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

2.Changes made to Tools->Options panel in ADMIN mode are stored in one of the.CAT Settings files

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

Permanent settings can be locked
– User unable to modify
– Create / enforce standards
3. Furthermore, the Fun part… sorting out the .CATSettings record that contains the change you made.

4. The CATIA V5 CATSettings ADMIN reports changes made in TEST

5. CATSettings changes made in TEST Environment are assessed and endorsed/opposed by CATIA V5 SME’s and other significant Points of Contact

6. A virtual audit is ordinarily held through email with a record connection of the CATSettings change documentation.

7. Get ready proposed CATSettings for Production turnover

8. Organize and impart the documents needed to be moved to PRODUCTION Environment.

9. Advise CATIA V5 creation clients influenced by the ADMIN CATSettings alterations.

Migrating CATSettings for a new release of CATIA V5:

IBM/Dassault suggested utilizing 2 applications inside essential CATIA V5 introduce to move CATSettings

  • CATBatGenXMLSet sends out .CATSettings document to .XML CATSettings record design (for example – v5r17)
  • CATBatImpXMLSet imports .XML CATSetting document arrangement to .CATSettings record (for example – v5r18)

At the point when utilized instruments to move CATSettings, some tweaked ascribes values didn’t get relocated effectively.

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

Missing Attributes and Locks has lead to Creating CATSettings from Scratch.

For some CATSettings documents with an enormous number of altered trait esteems, we have to utilize the utilities.

Improving the CATIA V5 Execution with CAT Settings:

There are some CATSettings trait esteems that can help or damage CATIA V5 execution, in view of how they are set.

Depending on the CATIA V5 task, performance can have different meanings

  • Execution could mean the time it takes to stack a CATIA V5 record (for example CATProduct)
  • Execution could mean whether there is sufficient Memory accessible to make drawing perspectives on Large Assembly CATProduct.
  • Execution could mean the conduct of CATIA V5 with other Microsoft applications in a client’s Windows meeting.

1. Decreasing CATProduct Load Time to Enhance Performance:

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5
CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5
2. Reducing memory usage to enhance Large Assy/Drafting performance:

CATSettings administration in CATIA V5
CATSettings administration in CATIA V5
CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

Reset CATIA V5 Settings

Reset CATSettings for a User

  • Delete User CATSettings
  • Use Tools/Options [RESET] button
CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

Dump of CATSettings
Dump CATSettings

  • View Values
  • Retrieve a given setting
  • Compare settings between code levels
  • Compare different configurations by comparing the macros
CATSettings administration in CATIA V5

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