CATIA – Utilizing Translation Feature

Learn how to utilize translation feature in CATIA?
Submitted by Benisha Lama, on March 05, 2022


The translation feature is used to moves an object a certain distance. The object is not altered in any other way. It is not rotated, reflected, or re-sized. The object is just moved from one place to another in an efficient manner.

Step 1: Start by opening the software, then proceed to open a new file then select a Part design.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 1)

This screen will be displayed.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 2)

From there click on the sketch option after selecting the plane on which the design has to be created.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 3)

Step 2: In the sketch workbench, choose the circle option from the profile dialog box. Drag your cursor and draw the circle keeping the origin as the center.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 4)

Step 3: Constraint the circle using the constraint option and set the radius of the circle.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 5)

Step 4: Exit the sketch workbench. The circle will look this way.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 6)

Step 5: Give definition to the sketch by clicking on the Pad option from the sketch-based feature. Set the required dimension and click OK.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 7)

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 8)

Step 6: To translate the object to a different place for the transformation feature dialog box, choose the translation feature.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 9)

Step 7: Set the distance to which you want the object to be moved. It can be moved to the reversed direction as per requires. Click Ok when all the parameters have been set.

CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 10)


CATIA | Translation Feature (Step 11)

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