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Computer Aided Design

A Conceptual Approach, 1st Edition

By Jayanta Sarkar

CRC Press

739 pages

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Description

Optimize Designs in Less Time

An essential element of equipment and system design, computer aided design (CAD) is commonly used to simulate potential engineering problems in order to help gauge the magnitude of their effects. Useful for producing 3D models or drawings with the selection of predefined objects, Computer Aided Design: A Conceptual Approach directs readers on how to effectively use CAD to enhance the process and produce faster designs with greater accuracy.

Learn CAD Quickly and Efficiently

This handy guide provides practical examples based on different CAD systems, and incorporates automation, mechanism, and customization guidelines, as well as other outputs of CAD in the design process. It explains the mathematical tools used in related operations and covers general topics relevant to any CAD program.

Comprised of 12 chapters, this instructional reference addresses:

  • Automation concepts and examples
  • Mechanism design concepts
  • Tie reduction through customization
  • Practical industrial component and system design

Reduce Time by Effectively Using CAD

Computer Aided Design: A Conceptual Approach concentrates on concept generation, functions as a tutorial for learning any CAD software, and was written with mechanical engineering professionals and post-graduate engineering students in mind.

Table of Contents

Introduction

CAD System Tools

CAD Libraries

Application-Oriented CAD Systems

Advantages of CAD

Introduction

Advantages

Structure of Computer-Aided Design Modeling

Introduction

Window Identification

Unit Settings

Sketch Entities, Objects, and Classification

Datums

Sketch Entities

3-D Curves

Surfaces

Solids

Regional Operations

Sketching Operations

Use of Model Tree and Sequence of Operation

Accessing of CAD Libraries

Curve Entities

Introduction

Curves

Lines

Circles

Ellipses

Parabolas

Hyperbolas

Conics

Cubic Splines

Bezier Curves

B-Spline Curves

Project Work

Sketching

Introduction

Sketching Tools

Modification Tools

Annotation Tools

Advanced Tools

Parametric Sketching

Project Work

Part Modeling

Introduction

Feature

Surface

Properties and Their Classification

Family Tables

Use of Macro/Map Key

Parametric Modeling

Parametric Modeling Procedures

Modeling Techniques

Application-Based Modeling

Presentation

Template Creation

Project Work

Assembly Methods

Introduction

Assembly Workspace

Degree of Freedom

Assembly Methods

Assembly Operations

Family Table in Assembly

Application-Based Assembly Techniques

Presentation

Template Creation

Project Work

Production Drawing Generation

Introduction

Structure of Drawing

Drawing View Setting and Creation

Dimension

Annotations

Template Creation

Project Work

Sheet Metal

Introduction

Features

Operation

Application-Based Modeling

Project Work

Analysis

Introduction

Dimensional Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

Kinetic Analysis

Mechanism

Introduction

Joint Modeling

Joint Classification Based on Degree of Freedom

Connections

Curve Tracing

Project Work

Graphical Presentation and Animation

Introduction

Presentations and Classifications

Application of Presentation

Rendering

Animation

Project Work

Automation

Introduction

Identifying the Variables

Parameter Creation

Relation and Formula Creation

Use of Family Tables

Template Component Generation

Relation in Drawing

Output Checking and Program Revision

Project Work

Customization

Introduction

Customized Template Creation

Graphical Customization

Time Reduction through Customization

Project Work

Simple Automation

Real-Time Product Development through Optimization

Mechanism Design Project

Animation Project

Index

About the Author

Jayanta Sarkar works as an assistant manager in the Heat Exchanger Division of Paharpur Cooling Towers Limited, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He manages the day-to-day engineering design activity of various industrial products related to power plants using various advanced CAD software and FEA packages, and has expertise in piping and pressure vessel design, and design and development of mechanical systems. Sarkar received a degree from the A.M.I.E. Institute of Engineers (India); a diploma in mechanical engineering from Murshidabad Institute of Technology, West Bengal, India; and a post-diploma in advance tool design from Central Tool Room and Training Center, Kolkata, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical