How do I learn CATIA

  
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Andre1973
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Hello everyone,

I have received a job offer if I can do Catia V5. Now the question arises for me, how do I learn this?
There is a course that I found on the Internet for about 4300 € and runs for 67 working days.

Quite a bit of money, and the employment office is a little bit cross with the training.

I have to find solutions, I thought about teaching myself how to do it using textbooks. There are already some interesting ones on the market. So far I've found the one from the Hanser publishing house to be good. Does anyone know of any good textbooks that they can recommend to me?

But the biggest problem is actually my subject question:

Is it possible to get a license for Catia V5 that is limited in time and therefore cheap? Or how expensive is such a license anyway? I can't find anything on their side at IBM.
And does CatiaV5 even run on my 1.8GH PC with 512 MB RAM?

Thanks for the help

Many greetings André

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Hello Predy, first of all thanks for the link. That is informative.

In any case, I have 4 years of professional experience with AutoCad2000. Not that it is comparable in form, but I think I am quite PC-savvy, but it looks like I would have to upgrade my PC a bit What do you mean, you don't even learn Catia on the side. I don't expect that either, but how many hours of practice do you think you have to plan until you have understood the functions and possibilities of this program ...?

Are there any non-students or non-employees who had to deal with this problem? So it might be cheaper to enroll for 1 semester and learn it at the university if such courses or the license itself are so expensive.

Greetings André

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... on the FAQ should also be links to various universities and universities of applied sciences, which also make teaching materials publicly accessible ...

... to Autocad and V5:

you will be surprised at the differences ... don't underestimate the thing .... you need a few years of experience to do your day-to-day business to some extent (depending on the requirements, of course). The subject of v5 is so extensive that you never really stop learning.

Without any professional training, such an undertaking is very difficult and you should at least provide a sound basic knowledge ... so training is definitely useful.

Basic courses usually last 1-2 weeks and don't cost too much ...


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Well then it would be nice if I could get information about basic courses. 1-2 weeks you say? So far I came across the course at http://www.wbstraining.de:
And then the site manager just told me, 270h Pro / Engeneer and 360h Catia V5 for the said money.
Now the question of all questions. How many hours, the general public would say, do you need to learn or understand the possibilities and functions. It is clear that in order to become quick and master your day-to-day business well, you have to keep practicing. But how much is necessary for a foothold?

Greetings André

p.s. I have now also unearthed a basic course .. well ... also "only" 1000 € less: uiuiui I'm living from hand to mouth right now. That can't be

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The problem is not "pushing a button", nor is it "pushing a button quickly", the problem is the methodology. And depending on where you want to go, that's the key to success.
But where I have to agree with Preddy: just attend a 40-hour course and then be able to V5 is not. And so far I haven't found a decent course that thinks about the subject of methodology.
Where, in my opinion, you fall completely on your face is with the topic "Buy books and learn for yourself". According to initial assessments, this can be done very quickly, but as already mentioned above, something is drawn very quickly. But that's not what the V5 does.
Hard lot, [sounds strange, but it is like this] ...

Nevertheless good luck with your endeavor, greetings from the wild south,

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I also learned the software through a course. Before that I only knew AudoCAD. We first had V4 and then V5. Towards the end of the V4 part, I thought to myself that I could start V5 and, by the way, simply determine the optimal arrangement of my laminate flooring (which I wanted to lay at the time) by drawing. I thought it should be easy. Not even close. I just didn't know where to start. Now, of course, that would be done within 20/30 minutes.

I think it is extremely difficult for autodidatics to deal with the program. Especially since you don't get the logic of CATIA from AutoCAD.

I believe that in order to master the 5 basic modules (Part Design, Sketcher, GSD, Drawing and Assembly Design) reasonably well and, above all, to develop something like methodology (which is inevitably necessary with daily work with CATIA), you need just under 3 Months I've been learning the program already. Although we got a good lecturer, I thought.

Nevertheless, I wish you every success. Maybe that will help you further: http://catia.cad.de/v5/didaktv5.htm

At fh-zwickau you will surely find one or the other useful.

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You can learn CATIA really self-taught. There is the 'CATIA User Companion' for some areas, e.g. 'CATIA User Companion Mechanical Design', 'CATIA User Companion for Sheetmetal', 'CATIA User Companion for Hybrid Design'

There the topic is dealt with in a course-like manner, divided into several lessons. Sure, you don't have any experience with that yet. But it is still a very useful tool to learn a clean methodology from the ground up.

We use the Companion in apprenticeship training (apprentices in Germany) (polymechanics). It depends, of course, on their motivation etc., but the top people (1 out of 5) are able to model cleanly and make clean drawings after 2 weeks, with about 30% companion commitment.

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