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Instant AutoCAD : Mechanical Desktop 5.0

Author: Stephen J Ethier; Christine A Ethier
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Ethier; Christine A Ethier
ISBN: 0130945072 9780130945075
OCLC Number: 47074780
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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. Index.
Other Titles: Mechanical Desktop 5.0
Responsibility: Stephen J. Ethier, Christine A. Ethier.


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