Author: Dieter Ziethen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Write powerful, custom macros for CATIA V5 CATIA V5 Macro Programming with Visual Basic Script shows you, step by step, how to create your own macros that automate repetitive tasks, accelerate design procedures, and automatically generate complex geometries. Filled with full-color screenshots and illustrations, this practical guide walks you through the entire process of writing, storing, and executing reusable macros for CATIA® V5. Sample Visual Basic Script code accompanies the book’s hands-on exercises and real-world case studies demonstrate key concepts and best practices. Coverage includes: CATIA V5 macro programming basics Communication with the environment Elements of CATParts and CATProducts 2D wireframe geometry 3D wireframe geometry and surfaces Solid features Object classes VBScript commands
Catia V5 Design Fundamentals
Author: Jaecheol Koh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This textbook explains how to create models with freeform surfaces using CATIA V5. CATIA is a three dimensional CAD/CAM/CAE software developed by Dassault Syst�ms, France. This textbook is based on CATIA V5-6R2014. Users of earlier releases can use this book with minor modifications. We provide files for exercises via our website. All files are in CATIA V5R20 so readers can open the files using later releases of CATIA V5. It is assumed that readers of this textbook have no prior experience in using CATIA V5 for modeling 3D parts. This textbook is suitable for anyone interested in learning 3D modeling using CATIA V5. Each chapter deals with the major functions of creating 3D features using simple examples and step by step self-paced exercises. Additional drawings of 3D parts are provided at the end of each chapter for further self exercises. The final exercises are expected to be completed by readers who have fully understood the content and completed the exercises in each chapter. Topics covered in this textbook - Chapter 1: Basic component of CATIA V5 software, options and mouse operation. - Chapter 2: Basic step by step modeling process of CATIA V5. - Chapter 3 through 6: Creating sketches and sketch based features. - Chapter 7: Usage of reference elements to create complex 3D geometry. - Chapter 8: Dress-up features such as fillet, chamfer, draft and shell. - Chapter 9: Modification of 3D parts to take advantage of parametric modeling concepts. - Chapter 10: Creating complex 3D parts by creating multiple bodies and applying boolean operations. - Chapter 11: Copying or moving geometrical bodies. - Chapter 12: Advanced functions in creating a solid part such as a rib, stiffener and multi-sections solid. - Chapter 13: Usage of formulas. - Chapter 14 and 15: Constructing assembly structures and creating or modifying 3D parts in the context of assembly. - Chapter 16 and 17: Creating drawings for parts or assemblies.
Author: Fumihiko Kimura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Theory and practice of tolerances are very important for designing and manufacturing engineering artifacts on a rational basis. Tolerance specifies a degree of "discrepancy" between an idealized object and its physical realization. Such discrepancy inevitably comes into our product realization processes because of practical cost consideration or our inability to fully control manufacturing processes. Major product and production characteristics which are affected by tolerances are product quality and cost. For achieving high precision machines tight tolerance specification is necessary, but this will normally increase product cost. In order to optimally compromise the conflicting requirements of quality and cost, it is essential to take into account of the total product life cycle throughout product planning, design, manufacturing, maintenance and recycling. For example, in order to construct durable products under severe working conditions, low sensitivity of product functionality with respect to tolerances is required. In future, re-use of components or parts will become important, and tolerance synthesis with respect to this aspect will be an interesting future research topics.
SMC COLOMBIER FONTAINE is a company in the AFE METAL group, which uses a sand casting process to manufacture steel primary parts. To reduce the "time to market", primary part producers need to reduce the time and cost of the industrialisation process. These factors, in addition to the global goal of improving process performance levels, brought SMC to develop numerical technologies and traceability from quotation to part delivery . Nowadays, these improvements are incorporated into company culture. The next step in reducing the time and cost of the production process is to introduce a complete methodology of use and experience feedback of these new models and methods. To be able to generalise this approach, a CAD methodology is essential and thus becomes a step in the industrialisation process. The amount of improvements engendered by the numerical technologies largely justifies the time investment made to obtain a numerical definition of all the different elements in the sand casting process . The objective of our approach is to optimise the product and its production process by generating a complete numerical reference, through the integration of quotation, CAD, simulation, new manufacturing technologies and effective production processes.
Author: L. M. Milne-Thomson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
An excellent introduction to inviscid airflow using potential theory, this book is a classic in its field. Complete reprint of the revised 1966 edition, which brings the subject up to date.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides you with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2016, held in Columbia, SC, USA, in July 2016. The 57 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: knowledge sharing, re-use and preservation; collaborative development architectures; interoperability and systems integration; lean product development and the role of PLM; PLM and innovation; PLM tools; cloud computing and PLM tools; traceability and performance; building information modeling; big data analytics and business intelligence; information lifecycle management; industry 4.0; metrics, standards and regulation; and product, service and systems.
Visual computing and descriptive geometry are multidisciplinary fields addressing the handling of images, 3D models, and other computer graphics. These ideas are experiencing a revival due to emergent technologies and applications available to developers. Based in traditional forms of design and architecture, these fields are currently experiencing a bounty of new research based on old principles. The Handbook of Research on Visual Computing and Emerging Geometrical Design Tools seeks to add to this knowledge base by considering these technologies from a designer’s perspective rather than reiterating the principles of computer science. It combines aspects of geometry and representation with emerging tools for CAD, generation, and visualization while addressing the digital heritage of such fields. This book is an invaluable resource for developers, students of both graphic and computer-generated design, researchers, and designers.
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Design in Nature
Author: Claus Mattheck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The chicken bone you nibbled yesterday and threw away was a high-tech product! Not only that: it was a superlative light-weight design, functionally adapted to its mechanical requirements. No engineer in the world has, as yet, been able to copy this structural member, which is excellently optimized in its external shape and its internal architecture as regards minimum weight and maximum strength. The tree stem on which you recently carved your initials has also, by life-long care for its body, steadily improved its internal and external structure and adapted optimally to new loads. In the course of its biomechanical self-optimization it will heal up the notch you cut as speedily as possible, in order to repair even the smallest weak point, which might otherwise cost it its life in the next storm. This book is dedicated to the understanding of this biomechanical optimization of shape. It is the synthesis of many years of extensive research using the latest computer methods at the Karlsruhe Research Centre to help understand the mechanism of biological self-optimization (adaptive growth) and to simulate it by computer. The method newly developed for this purpose was called CAO (Computer-Aided Optimization). With this method, it is possible to predict the growth of trees, bones and other biological structures from the tiger's claw to the sea urchin's skeleton.
An Introduction to CATIA V6 Release 2012 is a collection of tutorials meant to familiarize you with CATIA’s Mechanical Design and Shape workbenches. Designed for beginners, this book assumes that you have no previous experience using CATIA. The book’s hands-on approach is designed to get you right into CATIA and start drawing right from the start. You will learn by doing, not just reading. The author helps you explore all the major features of CATIA and directs you to CATIA’s online documentation for a more detailed description of the commands when appropriate. The workbenches covered in this book are; Sketcher, Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, Generative Surface Design, and Imagine and Shape. Preceding each tutorial is a brief description of the workbench, toolbars, and commands to be used and focused on within the tutorial.
Friction Stir Welding
Author: Daniela Lohwasser, Zhan Chen
Friction stir welding (FSW) is a highly important and recently developed joining technology that produces a solid phase bond. It uses a rotating tool to generate frictional heat that causes material of the components to be welded to soften without reaching the melting point and allows the tool to move along the weld line. Plasticized material is transferred from the leading edge to trailing edge of the tool probe, leaving a solid phase bond between the two parts. Friction stir welding: from basics to applications reviews the fundamentals of the process and how it is used in industrial applications. Part one discusses general issues with chapters on topics such as basic process overview, material deformation and joint formation in friction stir welding, inspection and quality control and friction stir welding equipment requirements and machinery descriptions as well as industrial applications of friction stir welding. A chapter giving an outlook on the future of friction stir welding is included in Part one. Part two reviews the variables in friction stir welding including residual stresses in friction stir welding, effects and defects of friction stir welds, modelling thermal properties in friction stir welding and metallurgy and weld performance. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Friction stir welding: from basics to applications is a standard reference for mechanical, welding and materials engineers in the aerospace, automotive, railway, shipbuilding, nuclear and other metal fabrication industries, particularly those that use aluminium alloys. Provides essential information on topics such as basic process overview, materials deformation and joint formation in friction stir welding Inspection and quality control and friction stir welding equipment requirements are discussed as well as industrial applications of friction stir welding Reviews the variables involved in friction stir welding including residual stresses, effects and defects of friction stir welds, modelling thermal properties, metallurgy and weld performance