Second review

Creating a solid part from a sketch
1. Click on the pad icon to create an extruded part
2. Select the sketch containing the profile you want to extrude(note the sketch
is treated as a single entity)
3. The pad definition window will appear

5. Select the limit type from:
a. Dimension
b. Up to next
c. Up to last
d. Up to plane
6. type in the length if required
7. Check the extrude direction arrow
8. Click on OK to create the part design.

Working with features
1. The part design task uses intelligent design features.
2. The features contain information about their context as well as their shape
3. For example a hole feature can only be created once you have created a
part body
a. Hole feature requires an attatchment face and driving dimensions.
b. A hole is a negative feature- it is automatically subtracted from the
main part body.
4. Other features include pad, revolve, pocket, groove, thread, rib, slot,

2. For example to change the height of a pad you should double click on the pad node in the specification tree. b. j. f.Second review 5. 5. All parts created in part design can be edited at any time in the life of the part. 3. When a new feature is added to a solid part it is automatically combined with the exsiting part. Product structure tools 6. 4. e. 3. Manipulate b. Snap . Insert new component Insert new product Insert new part Insert exsiting component Replace component Reorder tree Generate numbers Load components Unload components Manage representations Multi-instantiation 7. The assembly design application allows you to create a product model from a number of separate parts. h. Change the values and click on OK. The part turns red briefly to indicate that it is out of date. i. The original feature dialogue will appear on the screen. The parts in a product assembly are not joined together. k. 4. d. Constratins can be applied between the parts in assembly to define relationships between them. Move toolbar a. 2. 6. g. 5. Assembly design 1. The product assembly structure is hierarchical and allows you to model complex product relationships. Modifying a part 1. but assembled as they would be in a physical assembly. a. c. When you have modified the feature parameters the part will automatically update. The parameters used to create a feature can be acesed by double clicking on the feature definition in the product specification tree or on the part geometry.

f. b. b. c. 3. The constraints branch shows the constraints that have been created to define the relationships between the components in the product structure. Development of kinematics models a. a.Second review c. 4. 2. the product is called Product1 b. CRIC_BRANCH_3 AND CRIC_BRANCH_1. Use the product structure tools to lay out the main assembly structure. Design changes are automatically reflected in the assembly. Steps for creating an assembly 1. Contact constraints 3. b. Geometry is stored in parts inside the component definitions. Assembly design creates links to the master geometry definition. The product and the components do not contain any geometry. a. . Coincidence Contact Offset Angular Anchor Fix together Benefits of assembly modeling 1. Model sizes are minimized because geometry files are not copied. Management of inter-part relationships a. In the example shown. Create a new CATProduct using File>New>Product. Support for reuse of standard parts a. c. a. d. Constraints toolbar 9. 2. Using the product structure tree 1. Simple mechanisms analysis available. Mating multiple instantiations of parts can be efficiently created. The product contains three components CRIC_FRAME. 2. The specification tree shows product structure information relating to the parts and sub-assemblies contained in an assembly. e. Explode and assembly 8.

4. then click on the Propagate button. 4. 3. Assembly information is stored in a file with the extension CATProduct.. To do this select Tools>Options>Infrastructure>Product Structure . Transforming parts 1. Select a material from the material library. rotated and scaled. More advanced part design 1. 3. b. Patterns are used to created rectangular or circular arrays of features. Boolean operations ( join. specify a new location for the . Boolean operations 2. 2. To copy an entire assembly use File>Save All as. 2. Click on the part you wish to assign the material to. Saving assembly information 1. The material will appear on the properties branch in the spec. Use Insert Exsiting Component or Insert New Part to create geometry in the assembly. Create additional bodies by selecting the function Insert>Newbody 3. To make the parameters branch of specification tree visible. Assigning material 4. then click on Apply Material and OK. Calculating mass properties Using Boolean operations 1. 3. Use constraints to capture the design relationships between the various parts in the assembly. 2. To use the traditional Boolean operations approach to solid modeling you must create multiple bodies within a part. Assigning materials 1. To assign a material click on the Materials Icon on the toolbar. Note: you may need to change the option settings. Transforming parts 3.CATPart files.CATProduct file it will still point to the original part files. subtract. Features can be mirrored.Second review 3. Solid features can be transformed using the transform functions 2. translated. If you copy a . The CATProduct file contains only information relating to the product assembly. Warning: a. The detailed geometric information about the parts in the assembly is referenced to the original . tree.CATProduct file. intersect) can only be applied between the main partbody and other bodies in the same part.

Second review Specification tree > parameters. Select Properties from the popup meny on the right mouse button to see the properties form. Select the node of the part you want to analyse in the specification tree. Click on the Measure Inertia icon. 3. Calculating mass properties 1. select the Mass tab and view the properties: . 2.

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