CATIA users- has this ever happened to you?
This is one of the most common questions that I receive from new students. This blog entry will make sure you are saving files correctly by giving a detailed explanation of the save management function within CATIA V5.
One important thing to keep in mind when working with product files in CATIA is that the software can be utilizing and modifying several files even with only one window opened. You typically receive that above error when you have opened a product file, but the part files that comprise the product file have not also been sent with the product.
The save management function will help you visualize which files to save because it displays an itemized list of every file being used at the time. You are able to systematically go down the list, choosing which items to save. This will make sure that all associative files are saved along with the product, and you can also quickly make duplicate files.
To explain how this works, I created a short video where I walk you through an example where I create two new part files and place those part files into a product file: