Instant AutoCAD: Mechanical Desktop 5.0

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For courses in Mechanical Desktop or AutoCAD courses that delve heavily into Mechanical Desktop Applications. Delivering technical information in a quick-and-easy format, this tutorial/CD-ROM package is 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 enables users to create models of 3D parts from 2D sketches, and using these parts, to create detailed drawings and assemblies. (Mechanical Desktop is fully integrated and makes use of the AutoCAD graphic interface.)

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This is the next book in the Instant AutoCAD series and continues with the tradition of delivering technical information in a quick and easy format. With integrated Hands-On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and lots of questions, tests, and exercises it will offer a firm grounding in part and assembly creation from sketch to production drawings.

The text contains a number of features that make the basic ideas more concrete and clear. These include:

  • a list of Key Concepts at the start of each chapter
  • an In a Nutshell conclusion of each chapter
  • brief Hands-On labs throughout each chapter to reinforce newly learned concepts
  • a Testing . . . Testing . . . 1, 2, 3 section of fill-in-the-blank, true-false, multiple choice, and matching questions at the end of each chapter
  • a What? question section at the end of each chapter
  • a Let's Get Busy list of related assignments at each chapter end
  • a number of Tip boxes to introduce important ideas
  • font enlargement of key ideas
  • hundreds of drawings, metros, and icons to add clarity
  • a teachers' supplement with Testing . . . testing . . . 1, 2, 3, answers

An integrated CD-ROM Learning Assistant is included with this text. It includes:

  • hands-on practice for concepts presented in the text
  • models for the creation of parts and assemblies

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Instant AutoCAD® Mechanical Desktop 5.0, another text in the Instant AutoCAD series, continues the tradition of delivering technical information in a quick and easy format. Although this book does not attempt to cover all the complexities of the program, it does offer a firm grounding in the basics of part and assembly creation from sketch to production drawings.

Mechanical Desktop (MDT) is a 3D, feature-based, parametric modeler that allows the user to create models of 3D parts from 2D sketches, then to use these parts to create detail drawings and assemblies. It is fully integrated and makes use of AutoCAD's graphic interface. The power of the program lies in its parametric abilities to alter an existing design to be used for a variety of applications. At any time, you can change the shape and size of the features that contain the part. And, once a part has been created, two-dimensional drawings of the part in various views can be created automatically by applying drafting standards such as hidden features and auxiliary views, as well as notations for typical features such as countersinks and counterbores.

The aim of this text is to give you information and hands-on practical experience so that you will be able to make use of this complex interface in the most efficient manner possible. To this end, we have included hundreds of figures to illustrate the various processes needed to move from a 2D sketch to a fully annotated drawing, using a 3D solid model as the base. For each new process, concise theory is given, followed by a practical application to reinforce the newly obtained information.

The layout of the book is explained in Chapter 1, but we feel it is essential to re-emphasize the various components that comprise a chapter. The first section in each chapter lists key ideas that will be covered in the chapter. Throughout the chapter you may see a variety of things: stylized print that lifts an idea from the pages for emphasis, tip boxes that stress a certain fact about the program, command sequences in a very simple, bold letter print that present the user's desired input, and Hands-On exercises to reinforce a new idea. As well, at the end of each chapter you will find a short-answer test, a series of longer answer questions, and a number of assignments. Remember that the more you put into it in effort, study, and exercise completion, the more you'll take away from it in learning. It's up to you.

Take Note

It would seem you would be correct in assuming that it would be impossible to even introduce a complex subject like Mechanical Desktop in 200 pages. "How do they do it?" you are most likely asking yourself. Well, we'll share the secret at this early stage of the game. The CDROM that accompanies this text makes all the difference.

The CD-ROM serves as a Learning Assistant and provides you with numerous files and activities that are an integrated part of the text. The CD-ROM gives you visual help to bridge a gap in understanding. It provides the details you may need when creating drawings, and it offers hands-on reinforcement for your newly mastered skills. That's how we present so much information in 200 pages—we don't! By using the accompanying CD-ROM in concert with the text, you get the benefit of so much more.

Mechanical Desktop is a very complex and powerful program, but the experience of learning it shouldn't be dull or threatening. Rather, with lots of exercises, informal language, and friendly graphics it is easier to learn. Some topics—those you need to perform the most basic operations—are explained more filly, while others we leave for you to investigate on your own. We're sure this is the start of a journey that will bring wider horizons, lucrative results, and the pleasure that comes with mastery of a new tool.

Acknowledgments

First of all, many thanks to Stephen Helba, mentor and friend, for all his work on our behalf, to Debbie Yarnell, a lovely young lady who manages to be in charge and flexible simultaneously, and to Michelle Churma, our technical editor/problem solver/human behavior management consultant, for many good decisions and interventions. Also, thanks to Lisa Garboski for her fine project management and to Pat Wilson for her excellent manuscript editing. In addition, we wish to thank the following reviewers: Thomas J. Rubin, College of DuPage (IL); David A. Steinhauer, Tidewater Community College ( VA); and James Kevin Standiford, ITT Technical Institute of Little Rock (AR). And, of course, to Autodesk for their ever-prompt technical support and knowledge, we are always grateful.

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