Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Geometrical drawbeads with Design Table
CATIA V5 offers powerful functionality to modify existing geometry “from outside” via DESIGN TABLE. PAM DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 also supports this procedure with some prerequisites.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
95

How to use Blank Holder functionality in PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
This video shows how to use Blank Holder functionnality to create mono surface Blank Holder shapes and combination of several Blank Holder patches.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
86

How to create a complex blank holder with PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
This video shows how the complex blank holder of a double action draw die can be created from multiple segments using a combination of standard CATIA and special PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 functions all available inside the Blank Holder dialog.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
73

Improve trimming with Overshoot
Trimming in PAM-STAMP can fail due to a too short trimming segment curve leading to not cut properly the blank mesh. This can be solved by using Overshoot option in PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
102

Trim and Shear Angles
Explanations about Trim and Shear Angles
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
134

How to define height of constraint UDT profile with respect to the Blankholder?
Method to constrain the height of UDT profile bulge with respect to the Blankholder
Suresh Babu Y
Sheet Metal Forming
353

How to define tipping for free double parts with existing forming direction?
Recommendation to position properly the free double parts in case the forming direction is predefined.
Jana Maradova
Sheet Metal Forming
250

How to get back the hidden Part Definition after accepting dialogue?
Option to deactivate to get back the hidden part definition after accepting dialogue.
Suresh Babu Y
Sheet Metal Forming
274

How to improve the update performance on iterations?
Recommendation to optimize the update performance during iterations.
Suresh Babu Y
Sheet Metal Forming
351

How to complete partial part on binder die design with “flat” part boundary?
In the following picture, the die entry radius in the addendum region should disappear smoothly in a flat surface (or infinite radius). In current version, there is no function to directly fulfill this need.
Marie de Marguerye
Sheet Metal Forming
363