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Instructions for Designing a Wheel in CATIA V5





Required tools

-Must have access to a working computer
-Computer must have CATIA V5
-Computer must be equipped with a keyboard and a 3 button mouse


-User must be acquainted with simple computer navigation
-User must follow each step in the specified order


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Step 1: Start CATIA V5 on your computer



Home Screen opens upon startup CLOSE THE SMALLER
WINDOW









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Step 2: Naming The Part





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Select Start > Mechanical Design > Part Design

Name your part and click OK

NOTE: All boxes must remain checked/unchecked as shown in
the image
Step 3: A new PART window will open



A new PART window will open This is where we do all our designing






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Step 4: Navigation Control in CATIA



1. Click WHEEL and move mouse to PAN

2. Click WHEEL AND RIGHT and move mouse to ROTATE

3. Click WHEEL AND RIGHT, Release RIGHT and move mouse to
ZOOM




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Step 5: Standardize the Control Setup






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Click Tools > Customize > Toolbars > Standard > Restore all Contents
Click OK
Click Restore Position
Click OK
Step 6: Starting First Sketch



Click ZX plane from Top Left > (sketch icon) from the Top Right
Corner of the Page





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Step 7: Deselect the Snap to point option from bottom
of the screen



Make sure that the other options of the sketch tools toolbar are
selected/deselected as shown








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Step 8: The Sketch Screen opens



Double Click the Profile icon from the Profiles toolbar on the Right
Side of the screen










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Step 9: Draw the Straight Part of the Wheel Profile


Click in the sketch region to start profile > drag horizontally right > click
drag vertically down > click > drag horizontally right > click
drag vertically down > click > drag horizontally right !!Do NOT Click
Further!!








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Step 10: Draw the Curved Part of the Wheel Profile



Click and Hold > drag towards the top right > Release Hold > click
and Hold at an
upward curve > drag top right again !!Do NOT Release Yet!!







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Step 11: Draw the Straight End Part of the Wheel
Profile



Release Hold > click at a downward curve > drag vertically upward >
click > drag
Horizontally right > click > Press Esc on Keyboard twice
Step 12: Finished Profile Sketch



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Step 13: Dimensioning the Sketch



Double Click the Constrain Icon from the Constraints Toolbar on the
right side of the page









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Step 14: Dimensioning the sketch













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Step 15: Positioning the Sketch



Click first flat line > click H > drag > click > Click first Vertical line >
click V > drag > click >> double click and change values for both








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Step 16: Dimensioning the sketch



Click Start point of curved section > click End point of curved section >
drag away > Right click > select Horizontal Measure > click

Double click new horizontal dimension > set to 80

>> Press Esc twice on Keyboard




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Step 17: Fully Constrained Sketch



NOTE: A fully dimensioned and positioned sketch is GREEN in color












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Step 18: Exiting the Sketch



Click the Exit Sketch Icon from the Workbench Toolbar on the right
side of the page









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Step 19: The Main View with Sketch Selected



Click the Sketch name from the Part Tree on the Left side >> sketch
turns Orange









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Step 20: Creating the Wheel Rim



Click the Shaft icon from the Features toolbar on the right side of the
page









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Step 21: Creating the Wheel Rim



In the Dialogue Box for Shaft Definition : Click Thick Profile > click
Selection > click on H
Step 22: Creating the Wheel Rim



Select OK
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Step 23: Sketching the Central Lug



Select the Highlighted Planar surface > Click the Sketch Icon from the
right side toolbar









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Step 24: Sketching the Central Lug



Click on the Circle tool from the Profile Toolbar > Click on the center
point (intersection of V&H) > Drag away as shown > click

>> Press Esc twice on your keyboard








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Step 25: Dimensioning the Sketch



Click the Constrain Icon from the Constraints Toolbar on the right side
of the page
> Click on the circle > drag away > click > double click dimension >
correct dimension > click OK
>> Press Esc twice on your keyboard >> select Exit Sketch from right
side






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Step 26: Making the Central Lug from sketch



Select the sketch > Click Pad icon from features toolbar









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Step 27: Making the Central Lug from sketch



Correct the dimension > Reverse Direction if required (needs to point
into the wheel) > click OK









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Step 28: Sketching the Spoke



Rotate : Press mouse wheel and right button > drag mouse

Rotate to back view > Select back face of lug > select sketch icon from
the toolbar








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Step 29: Sketching the Spoke



Double Click on the Project 3D elements tool from the Operation
Toolbar > Click on the innermost diameter of the Rim (should turn
YELLOW)

>> Press Esc twice on your keyboard







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Step 30: Sketching the Spoke



Double Click the Line button from Profile toolbar > Click the VH
Intersection > click the yellow line (it will change color when accurate)
towards the left of the V > click the VH intersection again > Click the
yellow line (changes color) towards the right of the V








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Step 31: Dimensioning the Sketch



Click the Constrain Icon from the Constraints Toolbar > Click the left
line > click the V > drag away > click > double click dimension >
correct dimension > press OK

>> repeat for the right line







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Step 32: Editing the Sketch



Click the Black triangle below the Trim icon from the Operation
Toolbar > Click the Quick trim icon from sub options










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Step 33: Editing the Sketch



With quick trim Click the yellow line OUTSIDE the Triangular region
> Click Exit Sketch icon from the workbench toolbar









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Step 34: Sketching the spoke



Select the sketch > Click Pad icon from features toolbar > Correct
dimension > reverse direction if required (should go towards front of
the wheel) > press OK









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Step 35: The Main Wheel Spoke



To View in the correct orientation > select Isometric icon from view
toolbar at bottom

The main spoke has been created!








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Step 36: Creating Spoke Pattern



Click Insert > Transformation > Circular Pattern > Change instances to
5 > change spacing to 72









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Step 37: Creating Spoke Pattern



Click on Reference Elements > click on the central lug > Press OK







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Step 38: Creating Spoke Pattern



The Wheel Spokes are complete!









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Step 39: Sketching the Central Hole



Select the Highlighted Planar surface > Click the Sketch Icon from the
right side toolbar









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Step 40: Sketching the Central hole



Click on the Circle tool from the Profile Toolbar > Click on the center
point (intersection of V&H) > Drag away as shown > click










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Step 41: Dimensioning the Sketch



Click the Constrain Icon from the Constraints Toolbar on the right side
of the page
> Click on the circle > drag away > click > double click dimension >
correct dimension > click OK
>> select Exit Sketch from right side







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Step 42: Creating the central lug hole from the sketch



Click the Pocket icon from the Features toolbar on the right side of the
page









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Step 43: Making the Central Lug hole from sketch



Click the type pull down menu > select Up to Last > reverse direction
if required (needs to be into the wheel) > select OK









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Step 44: Congratulations! The Wheel Design is
Complete



Save your work you can now use the features learnt today for
designing various 3-D objects





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Step 45: Saving a CATIA part file



Click File > Save As > Select an appropriate name > Select Type as
CATPart > click Save