The eleven lessons in this tutorial introduce you to the design capabilities of Creo Parametric 3.0. The tutorial covers the major concepts and frequently used commands required to advance from a novice to an intermediate user level. Major topics include part and assembly creation, and creation of engineering drawings. Also illustrated are the major functions that make Creo Parametric a parametric solid modeler. These topics are further demonstrated in the video files that come with every book. Although the commands are presented in a click-by-click manner, an effort has been made, in addition to showing/illustrating the command usage, to explain why certain commands are being used and the relation of feature selection and construction to the overall part design philosophy. Simply knowing where commands can be found is only half the battle. As is pointed out numerous times in the text, creating useful and effective models of parts and assemblies requires advance planning and forethought. Moreover, since error recovery is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models. In fact, some errors are intentionally induced so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of model creation. At the end of each lesson is a short quiz reviewing the new topics covered in that chapter. Following the quiz are several simple "exercise" parts that can be created using new commands taught in that lesson. In addition to these an ongoing project throughout the book is also included. This project consists of several parts that are introduced with the early lessons and finally assembled at the end. Who this book is for This book has been written specifically with students in mind. Typically, students enter their first CAD course with a broad range of abilities both in spatial visualization and computer skills. The approach taken here is meant to allow accessibility to persons of all levels. These lessons, therefore, were written for new users with no previous experience with CAD, although some familiarity with computers is assumed. The tutorials in this textbook cover the following topics: Introduction to the program and its operationThe features used in part creationModeling utilitiesCreating engineering drawingsCreating assemblies and assembly drawings
Creo Simulate 4.0 Tutorial introduces new users to finite element analysis using Creo Simulate and how it can be used to analyze a variety of problems. The tutorial lessons cover the major concepts and frequently used commands required to progress from a novice to an intermediate user level. The commands are presented in a click-by-click manner using simple examples and exercises that illustrate a broad range of the analysis types that can be performed. In addition to showing the command usage, the text will explain why certain commands are being used and, where appropriate, the relation of commands to the overall Finite Element Analysis (FEA) philosophy are explained. Moreover, since error analysis is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of modeling. This textbook is written for first-time FEA users in general and Creo Simulate users in particular. After a brief introduction to finite element modeling, the tutorial introduces the major concepts behind the use of Creo Simulate to perform Finite Element Analysis of parts. These include: modes of operation, element types, design studies (analysis, sensitivity studies, organization), and the major steps for setting up a model (materials, loads, constraints, analysis type), studying convergence of the solution, and viewing the results. Both 2D and 3D problems are covered. This tutorial deals exclusively with operation in integrated mode with Creo Parametric. It is suitable for use with both Releases 4.0 of Creo Simulate.
Author: Randy H. Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
Release Date: 2013
The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 2.0 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.
Designing with Creo Parametric 4.0 provides the high school student, college student, or practicing engineer with a basic introduction to engineering design while learning the 3D modeling Computer-Aided Design software called Creo Parametric from PTC. The topics are presented in tutorial format with exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts covered. It is richly illustrated with computer screen shots throughout. Above all, this text is designed to help you expand your creative talents and communicate your ideas through the graphics language. Because it is easier to learn new information if you have a reason for learning it, this textbook discusses design intent while you are learning Creo Parametric. At the same time, it shows how knowledge covered in basic engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and design of mechanical components can be applied to design. You do not need an engineering degree nor be working toward a degree in engineering to use this textbook. Although FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is used in this textbook, its theory is not covered. The first two chapters of this book describe the design process. The meat of this text, learning the basic Creo Parametric software, is found in Chapters 3 through 6. Chapters 7, 8, and 12 deal with dimensioning and tolerancing an engineering part. Chapters 9 and 10 deal with assemblies and assembly drawings. Chapter 11 deals with family tables used when similar parts are to be designed or used. Chapter 13 is an introduction to Creo Simulate and FEA.
The purpose of Creo Parametric 3.0 Advanced Tutorial is to introduce you to some of the more advanced features, commands, and functions in Creo Parametric. Each lesson concentrates on a few of the major topics and the text attempts to explain the “why’s” of the commands in addition to a concise step-by-step description of new command sequences. This book is suitable for a second course in Creo Parametric and for users who understand the features already covered in Roger Toogood’s Creo Parametric Tutorial. The style and approach of the previous tutorial have been maintained from the previous book and the text picks up right were the last tutorial left off. The material covered in this tutorial represents an overview of what is felt to be the most commonly used and important functions. These include customization of the working environment, advanced feature creation (sweeps, round sets, draft and tweaks, UDF’s, patterns and family tables), layers, Pro/PROGRAM, and advanced drawing and assembly functions. Creo Parametric 3.0 Advanced Tutorial consists of eight lessons. A continuing theme throughout the lessons is the creation of parts for a medium-sized modeling project. The project consists of a small three-wheeled utility cart. Project parts are given at the end of each lesson that utilize functions presented earlier in that lesson. Final assembly is performed in the last lesson.
Author: Anupam Saxena
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A new discipline is said to attain maturity when the subject matter takes the shape of a textbook. Several textbooks later, the discipline tends to acquire a firm place in the curriculum for teaching and learning. Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED), barely three decades old, is interdisciplinary in nature whose boundaries are still expanding. However, it draws its core strength from several acknowledged and diverse areas such as computer graphics, differential geometry, Boolean algebra, computational geometry, topological spaces, numerical analysis, mechanics of solids, engineering design and a few others. CAED also needs to show its strong linkages with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). As is true with any growing discipline, the literature is widespread in research journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. Various textbooks have appeared with different biases, like geometric modeling, computer graphics, and CAD/CAM over the last decade. This book goes into mathematical foundations and the core subjects of CAED without allowing itself to be overshadowed by computer graphics. It is written in a logical and thorough manner for use mainly by senior and graduate level students as well as users and developers of CAD software. The book covers (a) The fundamental concepts of geometric modeling so that a real understanding of designing synthetic surfaces and solid modeling can be achieved. (b) A wide spectrum of CAED topics such as CAD of linkages and machine elements, finite element analysis, optimization. (c) Application of these methods to real world problems.
PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 for Designers textbook has been written to enable the readers to use the modeling power of PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 effectively. This textbook gives detailed description of the surfacing techniques such as Freestyle and Style. It also covers the Sheetmetal module with the help of relevant examples and illustrations. The mechanical engineering industry examples and tutorials used in this textbook ensure that the users can relate the knowledge gained through this book with the actual mechanical industry designs.
If you like to learn by doing, then this book shows you to design and document mechanical components one-step at a time. Brief explanations followed by step-by-step instructions, and a real-world example make it a good starting point to learn Creo Parametric. The author introduces the user-interface, and then starts solid modeling. You will learn to draw sketches, create 3D parts and assemble them, create drawings, sheet metal parts, and design complex shapes using surface modeling tools. The examples in this book help you to discover the use of various tools and capabilities of Creo Parametric. Following are some of the skills you acquire after completing this book: - A good command over the user-interface - Create and edit parametric sketches - Create basic and complex solid models - Create assemblies using Bottom-up and Top-down approaches - Create manufacturing drawings - Sheet metal design - Create and edit splines - Create complex and ergonomic surfaces Creo Parametric 4.0 Basics is a self-study guide. You can learn various tools or work with examples. In both ways, you can develop a good foundation in solid modeling.
The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with NX 9 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 9 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 thirteen 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 the 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.
Author: Bob McFarlane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This practical resource provides a series of Inventor® exercises covering several topics, including: sketches part models assemblies drawing layouts presentations sheet metal design welding for users with some familiarity with Autodesk® Inventor, or other similar feature-based modelling software such as Solid Works ®, CATIA ®, Pro/ENGINEER and Creo Parametric, and who want to become proficient. Exercises are set out in a structured way and are suitable for releases of Inventor from versions 7 to 13.
In this edition of book, we have included many new features of Creo Parametric like 3D printing, MBD (Model Based Definition), 3D PDFs, and so on. There are about 60 topics newly added in this book which were not in the previous edition.The book starts with sketching and ends at advanced topics like Sheetmetal, Surface Design, 3D Printing and MBD.
The AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Black Book, the third edition of AutoCAD Electrical Black book, has been updated as per the enhancements in the AutoCAD Electrical 2017. In this edition, procedures to create harness, cable, ribbon cable and many other Electrical 3D features have been discussed.
Mechanism Design and Analysis Using PTC Creo Mechanism 3.0 is designed to help you become familiar with Mechanism, a module of the PTC Creo Parametric software family, which supports modeling and analysis (or simulation) of mechanisms in a virtual (computer) environment. Capabilities in Mechanism allow users to simulate and visualize mechanism performance. Capabilities in Mechanism allow users to simulate and visualize mechanism performance. Using Mechanism early in the product development stage could prevent costly redesign due to design defects found in the physical testing phase; therefore, contributing to a more cost effective, reliable, and efficient product development process. The book is written following a project-based learning approach and covers the major concepts and frequently used commands required to advance readers from a novice to an intermediate level. Basic concepts discussed include: model creation, such as body and joint definitions; analysis type selection, such as static (assembly) analysis, kinematics and dynamics; and results visualization. The concepts are introduced using simple, yet realistic, examples. Verifying the results obtained from computer simulation is extremely important. One of the unique features of this textbook is the incorporation of theoretical discussions for kinematic and dynamic analyses in conjunction with simulation results obtained using Mechanism. The theoretical discussions simply support the verification of simulation results rather than providing an in-depth discussion on the subjects of kinematics and dynamics.
The book starts with sketching and ends at advanced topics like Mold Design, Sheetmetal, Weldment, and SolidWorks MBD.In this edition of book, we have included many new features of SolidWorks like 3D printing, SolidWorks MBD (Model Based Definition), Magnetic Mates, Asset Builder, 3D PDFs, and so on.
Author: Alka R. Harriger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1999
Genre: BASIC (Computer program language)
"Introduction to Computer Programming with Visual Basic 6: A Problem-Solving Approach" is written for students with little or no programming experience. This comprehensive text equips students with the skills necessary to develop computer applications in any language by helping them develop a framework for creating programs. Each chapter illustrates the application of this framework from Step 1 (Analysis) to Step 6 (Completing the Documentation) through a programming case study. The authors emphasize the program development life cycle and fundamental programming concepts such as data types, loops, decisions, and arrays. FEATURES To further highlight the authors' emphasis on programming concepts instead of GUI elements, a limited number of program controls are used in the examples. To provide greater flexibility to instructors, more GUI elements are included in Appendix A, "Visual Basic User Interface Objects." The preface and the Instructor's Resource Manual provide teaching tips on how to incorporate the controls presented in Appendix A in lab exercises or projects Object-Event Diagrams are introduced in Chapter 1 to help students understand the importance of events Two chapters on database programming (Chapter 10 and 11) offer students the skills needed to develop more robust database applications Chapter 12 is devoted to fundamental object-oriented programming concepts and techniques for developing object-oriented programs in Visual Basic to reinforce this new standard for developing software The authors offer outstanding pedagogical aids such as common examples that build on previous concepts, a multitude of end-of-chapter short answer and programming exercises, and plenty of programming projects