Automotive BIW Fixture Design using CATIA V5

.Automotive BIW Fixture Design

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A Quick Overview

A welding fixture is used to position product parts for welding. This secures the geometry of the product parts. Accurate positioning is critical to the success of the weld and the quality of the final position of each part. In this course, you will learn various welding process, how to create Fixture for the given BIW components, create 2D drawings for each part of the fixture and create BOP and BOM for the complete assembly.


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1Introduction to BiW-Fixture

  • Definition of BiW, Jigs, & Fixture
  • BiW-Nomenclature
  • Types of Fixtures & their applications
  • BiW stations & their uses
  • Basic terminologies

2 BiW-Fixture Basics

  • Project activities
  • Different welding processes
  • 3-2-1 Principle
  • Body planes

3Pre-Design Processes

  • Design methodology
  • Structuring a design tree
  • Different types of fixture units

4Units Design-1

  • Different types of Pin Unit Design
  • Different types of Clamp Unit Design
  • Different types of Rest Unit Design

5Units Design-2

  • Dump Unit Design
  • Slide Unit Design
  • Base Unit Design

6Finishing the design

  • 3D-finish
  • Rough locators
  • Pneumatic routing
  • Valve banks & selection
  • Gun study
  • Sensors & selection

72D-Detailing Basics

  • Drawing templates
  • Angles of projection
  • Basic GD&T used in fixturing
  • Scaling & views
  • Various detailing patterns

82D-Detailing 1

  • Key Sheet detailing
  • Unit detailing
  • Child parts detailing

92D-Detailing 2

  • Child parts detailing continued
  • Material selections
  • BOM preparation


  • Design terminologies
  • Sequence sheets
  • Clamp validations sheets
  • Ergo-sheets
  • Poka-yoke
  • Fixture process sheet
  • Cycle time study

Projects Overview

Robot Welding


Designing a Robot Welding Fixture

  • Developing the complete fixture assembly with all the necessary units (like pin unit, clamp unit, base unit, rough locators, etc) for the given BiW assembly
  • Preparing 2D assembly drawing and child part drawing for all the relevant parts of the fixture assembly
  • Preparation of BOM and BOP as a part of the output documentation


Manual Welding


Designing a Manual Welding Fixture

  • Developing the complete fixture assembly with all the necessary units (like pin unit, clamp unit, base unit, rough locators, etc) for the given BiW assembly
  • Preparing 2D assembly drawing and child part drawing for all the relevant parts of the fixture assembly
  • Preparation of BOM and BOP as a part of the output documentation



  • Students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive engineering
  • Freshers looking to gain project experience on CATIA
  • Anyone with a genuine interest in CAD



CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design(CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systems. 

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  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

Our instructors are industry experts who are working or have worked in Fortune 500 companies. We also partner with academicians who help us craft course content that will best help our students get recruited and start adding value for their organization from day one.
Our course content is pre-recorded. You will be given access to this content immediately after you have enrolled in our course. Alongside the course videos, you will also be given assignments each week. You will work on these assignments and have it evaluated by our technical support engineers. Apart from this, you will also work on industry-oriented projects that will improve your understanding of the various tools used in the industry and their underlying principles. 

2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.

3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

Our team of dedicated Technical Support Engineers are always available to answer any queries you might have when you are studying. Studying online courses on your own often comes with the problem of lacking motivation, our Technical Support Engineers will work with you to ensure that you complete the course work and start working in the domain of your interest.  

There are a number of ways through which you have your query answered.
You can ask your questions by raising tickets from your student window screen, and a technical support engineer will respond and help you achieve conceptual clarity. If you did not understand the solution, you can request the technical engineer to share their screen with you and they will explain the areas that you find difficult. Apart from this, you can also send us an email, which we will respond to in under 24 hours. You can also call us at our helpline number - which will be provided once you have enrolled in a course. 

We also have group doubt clarification sessions, where you will interact with your fellow batchmates. This will allow you to understand the different ways your fellow batchmates are using to solve a question. Besides this, you can also raise your queries through the Whatsapp number that will be made available to you. 

4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

The course that you studied in college was designed years ago and does not take into account the current market trends or what the industry expects from graduates. Our courses have been designed in consultation with industry experts and leading academicians. Skill-Lync courses are geared to help you find employment as soon as you complete the coursework. This is possible only because of the projects that you will complete as part of your curriculum, in your college you might have done one major and one minor project. But, each module in a Skill-Lync course has a corresponding project, and these projects are industry-oriented. Which means that if you were to look at the project that an engineer at a top OEM is working on, it will be similar to a Skill-Lync project, the only difference being the scale of the project.

Simply put - there's a world of a difference between what you have studied at your college and what you will get trained in when you study at Skill-Lync. 

5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Along with this, when you enroll in a Skill-Lync course you will get access to the Skill-Lync Student Success Team - who will ensure that you get placed at the end of your course. They will help you polish your resume, and help you properly present your projects on your LinkedIn and other external pages. They will also scour for any opportunity that you might be qualified for and help you apply for it. After which they will train you in all the possible variations of interview questions. The Student Success Team will also train you in tool tests, in which your comprehension of all the tools that you have studied in the duration of the course will be cemented along with the underlying principles.

6Will the software be provided?

The student version of CATIA V5 can be used for this course.

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