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Helppp....Drafting don’t open!

Aeronis87

New member
Hallo, im using Catia V5 for student, so till yesterday the program worked normally, but today I’m trying to open the drafting but that don’t work! When i go to Drafting i get this the Filewindows instead the drafting page. Please i need help
 

Aeronis87

New member
No no, i mean..yesterday i opned the drafting and it worked normally, i didn’t save anything. But today i needed ti draft the Modell, but drafting don’t open, evey time i get the files windows instead the drafting page
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
1. Open the 3D model first before you start a new drawing, and

2. Make sure the current window is a part or assembly when you start a new drawing
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
No no, i mean..yesterday i opned the drafting and it worked normally, i didn’t save anything. But today i needed ti draft the Modell, but drafting don’t open, evey time i get the files windows instead the drafting page
Use FILE + Open to open the existing drawling

Use File + New to make a new drawing
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
I don't understand either. Did you follow the message and use File + New From to open it?

Is it possible that you already have the drawing open in another window?

When was the last time you shutdown your computer and restarted it?
 

Aeronis87

New member
i did this yesterday already! But i didn’t work with drafting since 2 weeks, because the drawing problems still since more them two week.
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Are you sure you have a drawing in the folder to open? Maybe the drawing is in a different folder? The partial list you attached doesn't show any drawings in that folder.

Use File Explorer to find the drawing you are trying to open. Then double-click on the drawling file to open it.
 

Aeronis87

New member
the Problem that the Drafting function doesn’t work, that’s the problem. Actually i don’t have a saved Drawing File anywhere, because i can‘t open the drawing to done to done it. That‘s what i tried to explain! The problem
Isn’t to open a Folder! The problem is that i can‘t open the Drawing page in the Mechanical design or to access to Drawing!! When i click on Drawing, i get always the Partdesign windows instead Drawing page
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Okay, I think I finally understand the problem and what you have been trying to ask for almost a month:

You have been using the Student version of CATIA V5 to make 3D parts. And everything is working normally. Then you tried to make a drawing, but you don't get the new drawing window.

If this is correct, here are the steps I use to make a new drawing:

1. First open the CATPart file of the part you want to use for the drawing.
2. File + New and then choose Drawing in the lower pop-up window
3. In the New Drawing popup window, choose a Standard (ISO) and choose a Sheet Style (such as a A3 paper size) and click OK
4. A blank drawing frame should appear in a new window. You can now start adding views of the 3D part.

Here's a video that might help you:
 

Aeronis87

New member
I tried it, but doesn’t work. When i click Drawing, it’s no drafting page or fonction open. Still the same Error message. This thing is making me crazy, nobody know how can i get the drafting again in my Catia. Thats like that Drafting no exist in my programm.
 

Aeronis87

New member
i think i have to do something in the configuration, because the drafting isn’t acting. I don’t know if i have to reset it, or something lile this, that Drafting will activated like in the start
 

Rickyt

New member
Try deleting the files in your catsettings folder, Or temporarily move them to a different folder. Catia will recreate them as needed, but you will loose any settings that you modified that aren't default. Do a Google search on where to find your catsettings folder if your unsure.
 

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