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,

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 d. The part turns red briefly to indicate that it is out of date. 4. 2.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

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

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

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

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