CATIA 3DX Part Design
Course Infomation

CATIA 3DX Part Design
Beginner Level Professional CAD Design Course
Prerequisites: - None
This course is designed for the student with little or no experience in CATIA or Computer Aided Design (CAD).

CATIA 3DX Part Design
July 10 - Aug 30
5pm - 7pm
16 Sessions
Instructor: Damian Cianci

DYLF-102 Load Cell designed in class

  • Using the new CATIA 3DX interface
  • Recognizing the various design tools
  • Creating 2D profiles in Sketcher
  • Using sketch constraints and analysis
  • Learn to use all the common Part Design tools for solid modeling
  • Lofting techniques
  • Creating slots, shafts, and grooves from profile
  • Mirroring and patterning features
  • Understanding and manipulating the Specification Tree
  • Learning to use parameters, formulas and design tables
  • Creating basic assemblies
  • Using the compass to manipulate structures and parts
  • Boolean operations
  • Basics of surface design
  • Creating surfaces with points, angles, and splines
  • Splitting, trimming, and extrapolating in wireframe

Course Overview

This course will help students become comfortable with one of the industry's largest CAD package, CATIA Part Design, using the latest software from Dassault Systems, 3DExperience. The 3DExperience platform is a new way to work within the total manufacturing environment or Product Lifecycle Management as you might hear. The idea is that all of your processes are contained in one immense system spanning fabrication to financial. CATIA and all its workbenches (Part Design, Generative Shape Design, etc.) are all just a piece of this enterprise system. For those of you coming from CATIA V5, it might be helpful to know that while the interface has changed, the look and operation of the actual functions are still mostly the same which makes for a fairly easy learning curve. It may take some time before 3DX is taken up by all teams in aerospace, but migration is happening and as with all software, maintaining relevant skills is an inevitability.

Being a beginner course we will spend most of our time going through the various icons and their function. Students will work along with the instructor to build models demonstrating these elements.

DYLF-102 Load Cell drafted drawing

Sprocket class lab

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Class Dates and Times:

Class to be scheduled soon for early July, 5-7pm in person at the WATR Center.

CATIA 3DX Part Design
July 10 - Aug 30
5pm - 7pm
16 Sessions
Instructor: Damian Cianci


You can register by phone between 9am and 4pm PDT

Important - You will need a CTCLink ID number in order for us to help you over the phone or in person. You can follow the steps below to get one.

Fill out an application to Edmonds College:
Online Admissions Application

A few notes for your application:
Enroll as: "First Year"
Program: "Professional Technical"
Term: "_____" (Season plus year, such as: Spring 2023)
Degree or Certificate: "Undecided - Professional Technical"

Once you have received your CTC Link ID number please let us know and we can get you registered for your class.

Registering Online

Washington State colleges are now using CTCLink for all student services.
  • Follow the link below - login in or create an account
  • Go to "Student Homepage"
  • Choose "Manage Classes"
  • "Class Search and Enroll"
  • Choose Edmonds College and the quater (Control + F to search page)
  • Search for class name or number (Class Number will get you to where you want faster)
Online Registration Login Page - CTCLInk

NOTE - All our classes fall under "Special Topics: Manufacturing".

Contact Damian Cianci at if you have any questions.