CATIA PLM Weekly Email 0733 – Speeding up CATIA by not starting a CATProduct

Attn: CATIAHotline PLM’er,

Last week we talked about how to speed up the starting of CATIA by the licenses. Now we are going to talk about how to make it faster by preventing a CATProduct from opening up.

To do this you will need to modify the CATIA Icon. If you are ready then here we go.

1. Right click over the Icon and select Copy.

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2. Paste the Icon back on to the Desktop. This will create a copy from the directory C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop to your own user desktop.

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3. Again right click over the Icon but this time select Properties.

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4. The Properties Panel will popup. Here you will be able to access the ‘Target’ and that is what we are going to be modifying.

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5. The ‘Target’ by default looks like this;
“C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B17\intel_a\code\bin\CATSTART.exe” -run “CNEXT.exe” -env CATIA -direnv “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv” -nowindow
We are going to add in one of two things;

The first is the easiest to do. At the end of the line add the following value: -object none.
“C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B17\intel_a\code\bin\CATSTART.exe” -run “CNEXT.exe” -env CATIA -direnv “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv” -nowindow -object none

The Second is pretty easy but little more difficult because you have to navigate to it and ensure that you place it in the correct location. You are going to add a ‘c’ to the “CNEXT.exe” command. “C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B17\intel_a\code\bin\CATSTART.exe” -run “CNEXT.exe c” -env CATIA -direnv “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv” -nowindow

Here is a Third one submitted by Brian O. It to is pretty easy but little more difficult because you have to navigate to it and ensure that you place it in the correct location. You are going to add ‘-workbench none’ to the “CNEXT.exe” command. “C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B17\intel_a\code\bin\CATSTART.exe” -run “CNEXT.exe -workbench none” -env CATIA -direnv “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv” -nowindow

And Lastly you will need to edit the Environment file. To do this you are going to need to use the Environment Editor. Add the following Variable to the list CATNoStartDocument = Yes (*****REMEMBER Variables for CATIA are Case Sensitive*****)

1. Add a new Variable in the Environment Editor for your select Environment.

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2. Enter the Variable CATNoStartDocument and set it’s Value to Yes.

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3. Once you have selected OK right Click over the Variable and select Save then Exit the Editor.

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Have fun with this.

Jon

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