Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2019 and Autodesk Inventor 2019


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571989
Category: Computers
Page: 640
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Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and shows how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other. What you'll learn How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCADHow to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniquesHow to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk InventorHow to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk InventorHow to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set, with a TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot KitHow to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis ModuleWho this book is for This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 163057127X
Category: Computers
Page: 640
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Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and shows how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other. What you'll learn How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCADHow to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniquesHow to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk InventorHow to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk InventorHow to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set, with a TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot KitHow to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2015


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038733
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other. What you'll learn How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCAD How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set with TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot Kit How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module Who this book is for This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.

Learning Autodesk Inventor 2015


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038792
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2015 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Learn by Doing


Author: Tutorial Books
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517565046
Category:
Page: 164
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The purpose of Autodesk Inventor 2016 Learn by doing is to introduce 3D parametric modeling using Autodesk Inventor 2016. This text is intended to be used as a self-learning guide for students and professionals. It helps you to learn Autodesk Inventor 2016 in a learn-by-doing fashion. This textbook contains a series of eight tutorial style chapters designed for beginners. You learn all the important 3D parametric modeling techniques and concepts by creating relevant models. This text is also helpful to existing Autodesk Inventor 2016 users to upgrade from a previous release of the software. The basic intent of this book is to make you to create more designs using Autodesk Inventor 2016. Each chapter introduces new tools and features based on previous chapters. Therefore, this book serves as a good introduction to the field of Computer Aided Engineering. Table of Contents 1. Getting Started with Inventor 2016 2. Part Modeling Basics 3. Assembly Basics 4. Creating Drawings 5. Additional Modeling Tools 6. Sheet Metal Modeling 7. Top-Down Assembly and Motion Simulation 8. Dimensions and Annotations

Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016

Autodesk Official Press
Author: Paul Munford,Paul Normand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119059801
Category: Computers
Page: 1080
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Your real-world introduction to mechanical design with Autodesk Inventor 2016 Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is a complete real-world reference and tutorial for those learning this mechanical design software. With straightforward explanations and practical tutorials, this guide brings you up to speed with Inventor in the context of real-world workflows and environments. You'll begin designing right away as you become acquainted with the interface and conventions, and then move into more complex projects as you learn sketching, modeling, assemblies, weldment design, functional design, documentation, visualization, simulation and analysis, and much more. Detailed discussions are reinforced with step-by-step tutorials, and the companion website provides downloadable project files that allow you to compare your work to the pros. Whether you're teaching yourself, teaching a class, or preparing for the Inventor certification exam, this is the guide you need to quickly gain confidence and real-world ability. Inventor's 2D and 3D design features integrate with process automation tools to help manufacturers create, manage, and share data. This detailed guide shows you the ins and outs of all aspects of the program, so you can jump right in and start designing with confidence. Sketch, model, and edit parts, then use them to build assemblies Create exploded views, flat sheet metal patterns, and more Boost productivity with data exchange and visualization tools Perform simulations and stress analysis before the prototyping stage This complete reference includes topics not covered elsewhere, including large assemblies, integrating other CAD data, effective modeling by industry, effective data sharing, and more. For a comprehensive, real-world guide to Inventor from a professional perspective, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is the easy-to-follow hands-on training you've been looking for.

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Essentials Plus


Author: Daniel Banach,Travis Jones,Alan Kalameja
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111646651
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 784
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Updated for use with latest version of Autodesk Inventor software, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, and provides the skills to master this commonly-used professional tool. The book walks readers through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. A combination 'how-to' and reference manual, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS also features step-by-step tutorials and project exercises, making it an ideal resource for self-learning as well as classroom instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Autodesk Inventor 2018 Introduction to Solid Modeling - Part 1

Autodesk Authorized Publisher
Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946571205
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2018: Introduction to Solid Modeling training guide provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge needed to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production. Topics Covered Understanding the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software interface Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed Creating equations and working with parameters Manipulating the display of the model Resolving feature failures Duplicating geometry in the model Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies Manipulating the display of components in an assembly Duplicating components in an assembly Obtaining model measurements and property information Creating Presentation files (Exploded views and Animations) Modifying and analyzing the components in an assembly Simulating motion in an assembly Creating parts and features in assemblies Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials Working with projects Creating and annotating drawings and views Customizing the Autodesk Inventor environment Prerequisites As an introductory training guide, Autodesk Inventor 2018: Introduction to Solid Modeling does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software. Students do need to be experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 and Engineering Graphics

An Integrated Approach
Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570001
Category: Computers
Page: 688
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 and Engineering Graphics: An Integrated Approach combines an introduction to SOLIDWORKS 2016 with a comprehensive coverage of engineering graphics principles. Not only will this unified approach give your course a smoother flow, your students will also save money on their textbooks. What’s more, the exercises in this book cover the performance tasks that are included on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Examination. Reference guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered. The primary goal of SOLIDWORKS 2016 and Engineering Graphics: An Integrated Approach is to introduce the aspects of Engineering Graphics with the use of modern Computer Aided Design package – SOLIDWORKS 2016. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in this text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in-depth discussions of parametric feature-based CAD techniques. This textbook contains a series of fifteen chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial style lessons, designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphics language used in all branches of technical industry. This book does not attempt to cover all of SOLIDWORKS 2016’s features, only to provide an introduction to the software. It is intended to help you establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - A Tutorial Introduction


Author: L. Scott Hansen
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038776
Category: Computers
Page: 362
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This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Autodesk Inventor for anyone with little or no prior experience with CAD software. It can be used in virtually any setting from four year engineering schools to on-the-job use or self-study. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a very advanced level. It’s perfect for anyone interested in learning Autodesk Inventor quickly and effectively using a “learning by doing” approach. The philosophy behind this book is that learning computer aided design programs is best accomplished by emphasizing the application of the tools. Students also seem to learn more quickly and retain information and skills better if they are actually creating something with the software program. The driving force behind this book is “learning by doing.” The instructional format of this book centers on making sure that students learn by doing and that students can learn from this book on their own. In fact, this is one thing that differentiates this book from others: the emphasis on being able to use the book for self-study. The presentation of Autodesk Inventor is structured so that no previous knowledge of any CAD program is required. This book uses the philosophy that Inventor is mastered best by concentrating on applying the program to create different types of solid models, starting simply and then using the power of the program to progressively create more complex solid models. The Drawing Activities at the end of each chapter are more complex iterations of the part developed by each chapter’s objectives. CAD programs are highly visual, there are graphical illustrations showing how to use the program. This reinforces the “learn by doing” philosophy since a student can see exactly what the program shows, and then step through progressive commands to implement the required operations. Rather than using a verbal description of the command, a screen capture of each command is replicated.

Autodesk Inventor 2019 Basics Tutorial


Author: Tutorial Books
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722452285
Category:
Page: 224
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A step-by-step tutorial on Autodesk Inventor basics Autodesk Inventor is used by design professionals for 3D modeling, generating 2D drawings, finite element analysis, mold design, and other purposes. This tutorial is aimed at novice users of Inventor and gives you all the basic information you need so you can get the essential skills to work in Autodesk Inventor immediately. This book will get you started with basics of part modeling, assembly modeling, presentations, and drawings. Next, it teaches you some intermediate level topics such as additional part modeling tools, sheet metal modeling, top down assembly feature, assembly joints, dimension & annotations, and model based dimensioning. Brief explanations, practical examples and step wise instructions make this tutorial complete. Table of Contents 1. Getting Started with Inventor 2019 2. Part Modeling Basics 3. Assembly Basics 4. Creating Drawings 5. Sketching 6. Additional Modeling Tools 7. Sheet Metal Modeling 8. Top-Down Assembly and Assembly Joints 9. Dimensions and Annotations 10. Model Based Dimensioning If you are an educator, you can request a free evaluation copy by sending us an email to [email protected]

AutoCAD 2014 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585037877
Category: Computers
Page: 424
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The primary goal of AutoCAD 2014 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals is to introduce the aspects of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. This text covers AutoCAD 2014 and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making multiview drawings. The lessons are further reinforced by the video presentations found on the enclosed multimedia disc. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to AutoCAD 2014. It takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 2D CAD techniques and concepts. This text is also helpful to AutoCAD users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. The 2D-CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as Autodesk Inventor. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using AutoCAD 2014, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book is intended to help readers establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571997
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Fusion 360, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces Autodesk Fusion 360 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and 3D printing your own designs. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects, and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.

Parametric Modeling with NX 12


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571687
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with NX 12 is to introduce the aspects of designing with Solid Modeling and Parametric Modeling. This text is intended to be used as a practical training guide for students and professionals. This text uses NX 12 as the modeling tool, and the chapters proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic solid models to building intelligent mechanical designs, creating multi-view drawings and assembly models. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important Parametric Modeling techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of fourteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to NX. This text is also helpful to NX users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The solid modeling techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also applicable to other parametric feature-based CAD packages. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using NX, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book does not attempt to cover all of NX’s features, only to provide an introduction to the software. It is intended to help you establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects, and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.

Advances on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Manufacturing

Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (JCM 2016), 14-16 September, 2016, Catania, Italy
Author: Benoit Eynard,Vincenzo Nigrelli,Salvatore Massimo Oliveri,Guillermo Peris-Fajarnes,Sergio Rizzuti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319457810
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1245
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This book gathers papers presented at the International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM 2016), held on 14-16 September, 2016, in Catania, Italy. It reports on cutting-edge topics in product design and manufacturing, such as industrial methods for integrated product and process design; innovative design; and computer-aided design. Further topics covered include virtual simulation and reverse engineering; additive manufacturing; product manufacturing; engineering methods in medicine and education; representation techniques; and nautical, aeronautics and aerospace design and modeling. The book is divided into eight main sections, reflecting the focus and primary themes of the conference. The contributions presented here will not only provide researchers, engineers and experts in a range of industrial engineering subfields with extensive information to support their daily work; they are also intended to stimulate new research directions, advanced applications of the methods discussed, and future interdisciplinary collaborations.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling

Autodesk Authorized Publisher
Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge
ISBN: 9781943184729
Category:
Page: 518
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The "Autodesk(r) Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling" student guide provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy using the Autodesk(r) Fusion 360 software. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, you will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Video Lessons This student guide references supporting online Video Lessons. Using any internet browser, you can watch and listen as subject-matter experts explain features and functions related to a particular student guide topic. One-year access to these Video Lessons is included with the purchase of this book, which includes instructions on how to register. Software Version As a cloud-based platform, updates are frequently available for the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. This student guide has been developed using software version: 2.0.2016. If you are using a version of the software later then version 2.0.2016, you might notice some slight variances between images and workflows in this student guide and the software that you are using. Topics Covered Understanding the Autodesk Fusion 360 interface Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches Creating and editing solid 3D features Creating and using construction features Creating equations and working with parameters Manipulating the feature history of a design Duplicating geometry in a design Placing and constraining/connecting components in a single design file Defining motion in a multi-component design Creating components and features in a multi-component design "

AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial

First Level, 2D Fundamentals
Author: Randy H. Shih
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781585034987
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce students to AutoCAD 2010. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. Students will learn to use the AutoCAD Heads-up DesignTM interface, which means the students will learn to focus on the design, not on the keyboard. This book also includes a multimedia DVD with video presentations of the tutorial exercises found in the text! AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination The content of AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book. If you are teaching an introductory level AutoCAD course and you want to prepare your students for the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination this is the only book that you need. If your students are not interested in the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination you will know that your students will be studying the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as important enough to include on the certification examination. Table of Contents AutoCAD Certified Associate Examination Reference Guide Introduction: Getting Started 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals 2. Basic Object Construction Tools 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 4. Object Properties and Organization 5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes 7. Templates and Plotting 8. Parametric Drawing Tools 9. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 10. Section Views 11. Assembly Drawings and Blocks

Parametric Building Design Using Autodesk Maya


Author: Ming Tang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821181
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Due to its comprehensive tool-set and great potential for 3D modeling, more and more architectural design and interior design firms are adapting Autodesk Maya and integrating it into their practice. There has been no book aimed at architects and designers who wish to harness the opportunities presented by this software, until now..... The book promotes parametric design. It integrates the theoretical research of computational design and Maya non-linear modeling techniques associated with simulation, animation, digital fabrication and form-finding within 2D & 3D design. Readers will learn: How to use Maya polygon and NURBS modeling tools to create non-linear procedural model. How to use Maya driver keys and relationship tools to generate parametrically negotiable solutions across various design professions. The design logic and generative processes, as well as the potential of parametric thinking as a resourceful tool for achieving diversity and complexity in form generation and fabrication. How to use Maya to prepare files for rapid prototyping and the integration of Maya into various fabrication techniques such as laser cutting, CNC milling, and 3D printing. How to create a digital simulation to simulate all aspects of surface properties and dynamic forces with Maya physics engine. How to use Maya skeleton system and animation tools to control complex architectural forms. How to create photo-realistic renderings with Maya lighting, material and texture mapping. Using several real projects as examples, the book will go through the entire rendering process step by step. How to combine Maya with various CAD/BIM tools to create an efficient design pipeline. How to use Maya MEL script to create customized tools and interface. The book includes case studies from Zaha Hadid Architects, Greg Lynn Form, Gage Clemenceau Architects, Tang & Yang Architects, as well as step by step exercises, demonstration projects and crucially a fantastic online resource which includes video tutorials, scripts, and Maya source files.

Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 5.0


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630572128
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 5.0 is to introduce the aspects of Solid Modeling and Parametric Modeling. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for any student or professional wanting to learn to use Creo Parametric. This text covers Creo Parametric and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models and creating multi-view drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important Parametric Modeling techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to Creo Parametric. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using Creo Parametric, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book will provide you with a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.

Learning SOLIDWORKS 2016


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 158503990X
Category: Computers
Page: 512
View: 1921

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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using SOLIDWORKS 2016 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. No previous experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the SOLIDWORKS interface and its basic tools right away. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of SOLIDWORKS powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using SolidWorks. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with SOLIDWORKS, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.