CATIA V5 Tutorial: How to Create, Rename and Delete Publication

In a Product Design involving multiple parts, Publishing is a commonly followed method. By “Publishing” an element, a designer marks off the salient features of a part.  Surfaces, Faces, Edges, axes, and Vertices can be published. The main advantage of publishing is that it becomes easier to identify and modify the face which is critical in a part.

In a part with hundreds of commands, publishing the main surfaces makes sense. These publications will be displayed at the end of the Specification tree. In this article we will explain how to create a Publication and how to manage it.

How to create a “Publication” in CATIA V5

1. Control+Select the entities which you want to publish. For example in a sample specification tree, we will publish “Profile”, “Base” and “Final”.

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2. From the workbench, go to Tools –> Publication
3. CATIA will ask whether to Publish the selected elements. Click YES.
4. All the three elements will be listed in the Publication list.

Publication
5. Click OK button to publish the elements. Now Published elements will also be shown in Specification Tree.

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How to Rename a Publication in CATIA V5

To rename the Publication;
1. Go to Tools –> Publication
2. Select the name cell and click on the name to be renamed. Enter the new name. In our example, we have renamed “Final” to “MASTER SUR” as shown in image below.

Rename Published Element
3. After renaming, click OK. You can see the changes in the specification tree. Note that renaming the specification tree doesn’t rename the published element. It only renames the Publication name.

How to Delete a Publication in CATIA V5

Deleting Publication cannot be done from CATIA Specification Tree. Right click deleting the Publication will actually remove the published element too! To delete a Publication,
1. Go to Tools –> Publication
2. In the list of Publications, select the desired Publication and click on “Remove” button.
Delete Published Element
3. Click OK. The Publication will be deleted.

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9 Responses

  1. special post , really good view on the subject and very well written, this certainly has put a spin on my day, numerous thanks from the USA and keep up the good work

  2. Shashi says:

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  3. casper says:

    wherefore i need publications?

  4. casper says:

    wherefore i need publications?

  5. casper says:

    wherefore i need publications?

  6. pradeep says:

    does anyone know how to carry forward publications to the next higher level. eg:
    product1
    +– product2
    —-+—–part
    ———-+—– publication
    how to get the publication to level of product1 ?

  7. pradeep says:

    does anyone know how to carry forward publications to the next higher level. eg:
    product1
    +– product2
    —-+—–part
    ———-+—– publication
    how to get the publication to level of product1 ?

  8. pradeep says:

    does anyone know how to carry forward publications to the next higher level. eg:
    product1
    +– product2
    —-+—–part
    ———-+—– publication
    how to get the publication to level of product1 ?

  9. pradeep says:

    does anyone know how to carry forward publications to the next higher level. eg:
    product1
    +– product2
    —-+—–part
    ———-+—– publication
    how to get the publication to level of product1 ?