DRAF-123: Introduction to CATIA V5

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Industrial Drafting/CAD Techn
Academic Level
Course Subject
Industrial Drafting
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to CATIA V5
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
DRAF-120 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the basics of CATIA V5 and its functionality. Utilizes the part design, sketcher, drafting, and assembly design workbenches to make models that are properly constructed and constrained. Coursework explores how CATIA’s tools and toolbars are used in these workbenches.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Overview: configuring and navigating the environment
  2. Sketcher Workbench
  3. Part Design Workbench
  4. Drafting Workbench
  5. Assembly Workbench
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify the general screen layout, standard tool, and mouse functions.
  2. Construct a part in the sketcher workbench.
  3. Construct a model in the part design workbench.
  4. Bring a model into the drafting workbench and create sheets & views.
  5. Create text & dimensions in the drafting workbench.
  6. Construct a model using Boolean operation.
  7. Bring parts into the assembly workbench and apply constraints.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

All students will be required to complete a set of competencies measured through drawings, tests, written assignments, and achieving a cumulative average of 60% or above.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2020