CATIA V5- Class A Surfacing
Class A surface modelers are called digital sculptors for a reason: the Class A surface represents the absolute peak of styling for freeform surfaces. For this reason, the Class A technique is used to design automobiles, high-end products like mobile phones, and aerospace craft, where the shapes must be of the highest quality. This course introduces the concepts behind Class A surfacing, including an explanation of key terms and their roots in shipbuilding history. You also learn the fundamentals of Class A surfacing design—from deriving curves to creating mesh surfaces—and find out how to implement these techniques in CATIA V5, a leading CAD platform. Instructor Steven Marjieh also shows how to assemble the final form, and perform an analysis to ensure your designs meet the original engineering and styling intents.
- What is Class A surfacing?
- Primary, secondary, and tertiary geometry
- CAD tools and options
- Deriving curves off existing geometry
- Extruding and revolving advanced geometry
- Creating mesh surfaces
- Creating offsets
- Joining elements
- Creating and extending slabs
- Creating tangent curves
- Making tertiary blend surfaces
- Removing excess material and joining the final elements
- Measuring and modifying the final shape