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,

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 c. e. The part turns red briefly to indicate that it is out of date.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

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

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

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

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