Currently (and to the best of my knowledge), there are only two CATIA macro books you can purchase without having to also sign up for a class; CATIA V5 Macro Programming by Dieter Ziethen and VB Scripting for CATIA V5 (by yours truly). I highly recommend both books but I thought it would be a good idea to list, in my opinion, what each book offers so you can decide which is the best for you.

CATIA V5 Macro Programming By Dieter Ziethen

  • Very well written and easy to understand; great explanations
  • Shows the code for every single type of geometry in GSD
  • Shows how to create design tables
  • Includes description of VBScript commands if you’re not familiar with them
  • It has a much more professional look to it than VB Scripting currently does, due to the fact that there is a true publisher behind it while the other is self-published
  • Available in Hardcover and Kindle

Purchase CATIA V5 Macro Programming from here.

VB Scripting for CATIA V5 by Emmett Ross

  • Includes drafting workbench macros such as how to create a frame and title block
  • Includes step-by-step tutorials and exercises to help test your knowledge
  • Shows how to use VBA and create user forms
  • Available in paperback, Kindle, and PDF
  • New edition released at least once per year (free update if you purchase an electronic version)
  • 60 day money back guarantee, if you’re unhappy with my book simply return it
  • Author will personally answer any questions that may arise (contact him here)
  • Less expensive than CATIA V5 Macro Programming


Purchase VB Scripting for CATIA V5 here.