Drawing Glossary



Angle Dimension

Create an angle dimension between two selected geometries

Axis line

Creates an axis line

Axis line and centre line

Creates an axis line and centre line between two circles

Area fill creation

Create an area fill i.e. hatched line fill in an enclosed area


Create a line with an arrow head

Chain Dimension

Dimensions of features that are placed end to end instead of from a datum

Cumulate Dimension

Unlike chain dimension, cumulated dimensions that cumulate from one features to another.

Chamfered Dimension

Create a dimension for a chamfer

Create Interruption

To make a break in a dimension lines

Clipping View

Create a circular clip view

Clipping View Profile

Create a circular clip view of a specific profile

Centre line

Create a centre line

Centre line with reference

Create a centre line with reference to a element


Creates a dimension of a line or between two line

Diameter Dimension

Creates a diameter dimension of a circle (arc)

Detail View

Create a circular magnified view

Detail View Profile

Create a magnified view of a specific profile shape

Front View

Create Front View of the object

Generate Dimension

Catia generates dimensions automatically

Generate Dimension step by step

Auto Generation of dimension are shown step by step

New Sheet

Create a new drawing sheet (on the same file)

Off-Set Section View

Create a section view

Off-Set Section Cut

Create a section cut

Projection View

Create a projection view

Auxiliary View

Create an auxiliary view

Radius Dimension

Create a radius dimension of a circle (arc)

Re-route Dimension

Re-route a selected dimension to another element

Remove Interruption

Remove interruption created by create interruption

Roughness Symbol

Creates a roughness symbol

Stake Dimension

Dimensions multiple features that with respect to a datum

Thread Dimension

Creates a dimension for a threaded hole


Create a text box

Text with Leader

Create a text box with leader


Create a table


Create a centre line in a threaded hole

Thread with Reference

Create a centre line in a threaded hole with reference to an element

View Creation Wizard

Customize auto generation of views

Welding Symbol

Create a welding symbol


Create a weld