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,

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 The part turns red briefly to indicate that it is out of date.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

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

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

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

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