Instant AutoCAD

Instant AutoCAD : Mechanical Desktop 5.0

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For courses in Mechanical Desktop or AutoCAD courses that delve heavily into Mechanical Desktop Applications.

Delivering technical information in a quick-and-easy format, this tutorial/CD-ROM package is designed to give students the information and hands-on practical experience they need to work knowledgeably and efficiently with Mechanical Desktop5.0-a 3D, feature-based, parametric modeler that enables users to create models of 3D parts from 2D sketches, and using these parts, to create detailed drawings and assemblies. (Mechanical Desktop is fully integrated and makes use of the AutoCAD graphic interface.)
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 202 pages
  • 207.3 x 278.9 x 13.2mm | 494.42g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0130945072
  • 9780130945075

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This is the next book in the Instant AutoCAD series and continues with the tradition of delivering technical information in a quick and easy format. With integrated Hands-On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and lots of questions, tests, and exercises it will offer a firm grounding in part and assembly creation from sketch to production drawings. The text contains a number of features that make the basic ideas more concrete and clear. These include: a list of "Key Concepts" at the start of each chapter an "In a Nutshell" conclusion of each chapter brief "Hands-On" labs throughout each chapter to reinforce newly learned concepts a "Testing . . . Testing . . . 1, 2, 3" section of fill-in-the-blank, true-false, multiple choice, and matching questions at the end of each chapter a "What?" question section at the end of each chapter a "Let's Get Busy" list of related assignments at each chapter end a number of "Tip" boxes to introduce important ideas font enlargement of key ideas hundreds of drawings, metros, and icons to add clarity a teachers' supplement with Testing . . . testing . . . 1, 2, 3, answers An integrated CD-ROM Learning Assistant is included with this text. It includes: hands-on practice for concepts presented in the text models for the creation of parts and assemblies
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with In a Nutshell, Testing...testing...1, 2, 3, What?, and Let's Get Busy sections.)

1. Introduction to Mechanical Desktop.

Welcome. A Brief Tour. Mechanical Desktop Design Process. AutoCAD Standards. Interacting with Mechanical Desktop. Desktop Browser. Using the Desktop Browser.

2. Design Fundamentals.

Where to Begin. Sketching and Profiling. Geometric Constraints. Dimensional Constraints. Editing/Appending a Sketch. Paths, Break Lines, and Cut and Split Lines.

3. Part Creation.

What Is Part?. Introduction to 3D. Sketch Features.

4. Viewing and Working in 3D.

Where Are You?. Viewing in 3D. Work Features.

5. Part Editing.

Making Waves. Editing Sketches. Editing Features. Building on the Design with Sketched Features. Placed Features.

6. Part Drawing.

Little Things Mean a Lot-The Details. Creating Drawing Views. Drawing Dimensioning and Annotation. Hidden Lines and Centerlines.

7. Assembly Creation.

With Easy to Assemble Instructions...No, really!. Assembly Concepts. Creating an Assembly. Assembly Information.

8. Assembly Drawing.

Show and Tell. Assembly Scenes. Assembly Trails. Creating Assembly Views. Parts List. Editing Parts List and Part Balloons.

9. Introduction to Surface Modeling.

Beauty Is Only Skin-Deep. Surface Modeling Concepts. Creation of Motion-Based Surfaces. Creating Skin Surfaces. Creating Derived Surfaces. Editing Surfaces. Contouring the Face of a Solid.

Appendix A: Installing CD-ROM Files.

Appendix B: Advanced Applications.

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