THE CONCEPT AND 3D MODELING OF THE CAR BODY IN CATIA V5

  • Eduard Narcis COROLENCU, Eng Groupe Renault
  • Nicușor BAROIU, PhD. Eng University of Galați
  • Viorel PĂUNOIU, PhD. Eng University of Galați
Keywords: car body, concept, surfaces, superstructure, substructure, Catia V5

Abstract

Catia V5 is a reference program in the field of computer-aided design which offers an integrated
solution, in addition to common solid-state modelling features characteristic to all representative
applications. Furthermore, it puts at disposal stylistic modules available to specialists, allowing the
development of computer usage even in pre-construction stages. This paper presents the main design steps
and the 3D representation of a car body using the design leading software, Catia V5. Two subassemblies
are considered, front part and passenger compartment. General considerations of surface generation in
automotive car body design are highlighted. Sketching modules were used in order to create the conceptual
sketch, in which the required geometries for the solids were drawn, the Part Design module, in which the
solid parts of the car body were made, the Assembly Design module, the module in which the car body
components were imported and assembled, the Sketch Tracer module, a module in which real-world scale
shots are imported to create a custom concept, and the Freestyle module, in which the 3D lines of the car
body were drawn, after which the areas for surface generation were filled.

Author Biographies

Eduard Narcis COROLENCU, Eng, Groupe Renault

Groupe Renault/Renault Technologie Roumanie, DE-Pf SCE DE-PBE Department, Voluntari, Romania,

Nicușor BAROIU, PhD. Eng, University of Galați

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, ”Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi,

Viorel PĂUNOIU, PhD. Eng, University of Galați

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, ”Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, România,

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Published
2019-03-16
How to Cite
COROLENCU, E., BAROIU, N., & PĂUNOIU, V. (2019). THE CONCEPT AND 3D MODELING OF THE CAR BODY IN CATIA V5. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 13(2), 29-34. Retrieved from http://www.sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/413
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