Assembly Design – CATIA V5 | Interview question and Answers

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1) What is PLM?
Product Life Cycle Management: Product Life Cycle Management is the succession of  strategies used by management as a product goes through its lifecycle.

2) What is difference between Product & Component?
Product is a collection of components. Whereas component is a collection of features.

3) What is visualization mode?
In this mode, only partial data is loaded to the memory of the hard disk. The data will be in the sellated form we cannot give constraints to the components in this mode.

4) What is save extension of assembly file?
. CAT Product

5) What is design mode?
In this mode the data is fully loaded to the memory & we can work on the components. The components in visualization mode can be brought into design mode by just double clicking on the components but vice versa is not possible by just double clicking.

6) When we use propagate directory?
In save management, when we want to save the component files in the same file in which product is saved then we use PROPAGATE DIRECTORY. Then automatically the entire child files will be propagated to that particular directory.

7) What is a scene? Where we use it give any one example?
Scenes enable capturing & restoring the state of components in an assembly in a saved viewpoint.

8) How many degrees of freedom will be there for any component in an assembly?
Six degrees of freedom will be there for any constrained component in an assembly.

9) In an assembly how do I measure degree of freedom of component?
Activate the component & then go for ANALYZE Degrees of freedom.

CATIA V5 Assembly design
CATIA V5 Assembly design

10) What is use of stop manipulated on clash command?
It will stop the movement of component when clashed, in compass assisted movement.

11) What is the function of ‘overload properties’ in contextual menu?
It gives away us the option not to copy a particular component into the drafting from assembly by just selecting it (the particular component) using the contextual menu with ‘ overload properties’.

12) What is DESK command?
This command shows us how to view the relationship between different documents & to obtain information about their properties. (Uncheck tools>options
WHITE-loaded.
BLACK-not loaded in the current session.
RED-not been found.

13) Different types of CACHE?

LOCAL CACHE: – A read or writes directory located locally on your machine & used to store CGR files. The first time a component is inserted it is tessellated. This means that the corresponding CGR file is computed & saved in the local cache as well as displayed in the
document window. The next time this components is required, the CGR file which already exists (& not the original document) ism automatically loaded from the local CACHE. The user is normally responsible for the local cache.

RELEASED CACHE: – A read only cache that can be located any where on your network, several directories can be defined for RELEASED CACHE. If a CGR file cannot be found in the local CACHE, the software browses the released cache directories in their listed order to
see if the CGR file is located in any of them. If the CGR file is still not found, the component is tessellated & the resulting CGR file is saved in the local CACHE. The site ‘administrator’ is normally responsible for the released CACHE. The default maximum CACHE size is 500MB. When the maximum size is exceeded, the automatic deletion of CGR files (on first in/first out basis) is triggered.

14) About EDIT –LINKS?
This task shows how to display the document links. Only direct links i.e., External documents directly pointed to by the active document can be displayed using the
EDIT-LINKS command. This activated inactive document must be activating before displaying their links. Note that you can also an element from the graph to display its links.

15)What is CSG tree?
CSG = Constructive Solid Geometry it is equivalent to specification tree in CATIA V5.

16)What CGR stands for?
CGR = Catia Graphic Representation.

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