CATIA PLM Weekly Email 0903 – CATSetting Used to Kill CATIA Dead After a Certain Time

Attn: CATIAHotline PLM’er,

Sometimes we come across an excellent Settings that is in the Tools -> Options that is so good that we have to share with everyone. You know the ones that you want to run to the mountain top and scream from the top of your lungs that this is the one that you have to set as it is the answer to all of your prayers.

Well this isn’t one of those. This Setting is a setting that should only be set if you really want to make your user’s lives miserable.


This CATSetting will Shutdown CATIA with out warning after the designated time. For example if you set the Automatic disconnection XX Minutes to be say 1 hour. If the user walks away from there system and returns at 1 hour and 59 seconds CATIA Closes. There is no license disconnect. Their work isn’t saved, unless they saved it before. It just closes. This is a bad thing m’kay.

Hope this will save you lots of head aches.