Hello All!

In this new article, you will learn how to create an exploding view of an assembly in CATIA 3DExperience.

Here is the following steps you need to execute for the tutorial 🙂 Watch the video at the end of the article !

Step 1: Assembly and Drawing
Open an assembly composed by several parts. In that case it is a small gearbox composed of 10 parts (Axle, Bearings, Gear, etc.). It is a simple example for you to start to be familiar with the scenario.

Then right click on the root product and Insert a drawing.

Step 2: Markup and Slides
On the root product again, insert a Markup. This will allows you to create a slide that later will be used for the exploded view or simply for review.

Switch to Enovia Design Review application (North Quadrant of the compass)

ENOVIA Design Review

Then Create a slide, using the camera button on action tab for instance.

Move the parts manually, using the robot, in order to make your exploded view

Save the slide

Unset current the markup. This step allows you to go back to the assembly level.

Step 3: Exploded view in drawing
Go back to drawing, and make sure that you are on the Drafting app.

Insert a isometric view

Go back to assembly and select the slide

View is generative in drawing


In the properties of the view, select Raster Mode / High Quality for Generation

The Exploded view is now in color

Step 4: Edit the slide and update drawing
You can now edit the slide by double clicking on the icon, and make sure that you are using the design review application.

Edit slide by hiding or moving parts and save the slide

Unset current he markup and you go back to assembly level.

Go back to drawing application

Press the update Button

Now the view is updated

Watch and learn 🙂

In this video you will learn how to make a drawing exploded view of a gearbox assembly using markup and slide in design review app (slightly different from CATIA V5).

Find the model on this GrabCad link: https://grabcad.com/library/gearbox-211

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