A Tutorial Guide to Mechanical Desktop 5 Powerpack : An Introduction to Modeling for Engineering Design / Edition 1by Shawna Lockhart, Cindy M. Johnson
Pub. Date: 06/08/2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This tutorial provides a step-by-step introduction to the 3D modeling process and Mechanical Desktop 5, a powerful parametric 3D modeler for desktop computers. Novice modelers as well as those who have experience with AutoCAD or another 2D CAD program will experience the power of Mechanical Desktop as they complete parts assemblies, and drawings for two complete projects. Early tutorials gets students started quickly with basic part modeling and drawing creation, then reinforce these basics as students progress with more advanced modeling activities that introduce part modification, assembly modeling, working drawings, intelligent models using design variables, and using the model for visualization and analysis. Optional sections also introduce the use of Mechanical Desktop 5's Power Pack features for standard parts. This guide's learn-by-doing approach will help anyone who wants to get started with Mechanical Desktop 5, and is perfect for independent study or for use in an engineering graphics or 3D modeling course.
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Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Objectives and concludes with Command Summary and Exercises.)
Getting Started with Mechanical Desktop.
1. The Mechanical Desktop Workspace.
2. Simple Part Creation.
3. Making a Drawing.
4. More Part Modeling.
5. Modifying Parts.
6. Creating Revolved Parts and More Part Editing.
7. Creating an Assembly.
8. Working Drawings from Models & Assemblies.
9. “Smarter” Parts & Better Assemblies.
10. Getting Results from Your Intelligent Assembly.
Appendix A. Command Reference.
Appendix B. Glossary.
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