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AutoCAD Mechanical Software Package
Leveraging Legacy Data
Starting AutoCAD Mechanical
Accessing AutoCAD Mechanical Commands
AutoCAD Mechanical Help
Product Support and Training Resources
Design Features in AutoCAD Mechanical
Mechanical Structure
Associative Design and Detailing
External References for Mechanical Structure
Associative 2D Hide
Autodesk Inventor Companion Support
Machinery Systems Generators
Intelligent Production Drawing and Detailing
Detailing Productivity
Standard Mechanical Content
Standard Parts Tools
Command Summary
Revised Commands
New Commands
Design and Annotation Tools
Working with Templates
Key Terms
Setting Up Starting Layers
Setting Mechanical Options
To set mechanical options
Specifying Drawing Limits
Saving Templates
Using Templates
Setting Default Standards Templates
Using Mechanical Structure
Working with Mechanical Structure
Enabling Mechanical structure
To enable mechanical structure
Creating Folders
Modifying Folders
Nesting Folders
Instance vs. Occurrence
Selection Modes
Components and Component Views
Creating Part Components
Creating Assembly Components
Modifying Assembly Components
Using Folders with Component Views
Mechanical Browser Display Options
Mechanical Browser and BOMs
Browser Restructure and Ghost Components
External Reference Components
Inserting External Components
Editing External Components In-place
Localizing and Externalizing
Annotation Views
Associative Hide
Basics of AMSHIDE
Using AMSHIDE in Assemblies
Working with Layers and Layer Groups
Getting Started
Changing Layers By Selecting Objects
Creating Layer Groups
Using Layer Groups to Copy Objects
Designing Levers
Extending Designs
Using Libraries to Insert Parts
Configuring Snap Settings
Creating Construction Lines (C-Lines)
Trimming Projecting Edges on Contours
Applying Hatch Patterns to Contours
Dimensioning Contours
Creating and Dimensioning Detail Views
Working with Model Space and Layouts
Creating Scale Areas
Creating Detail Views
Generating New Viewports
Inserting Holes Within Viewports
Creating Subassemblies in New Layouts
Adding Dimensions to Drawings
Adding Automatic Dimensions
Editing Dimensions with Power Commands
Breaking Dimension Lines
To break dimension lines
Inserting Drawing Borders
Inserting Fits Lists
Working with 2D Hide and 2D Steel Shapes
Opening the initial drawing
Defining 2D Hide Situations
Inserting 2D Steel Shapes
Modifying Steel Shapes Using Power Commands
Editing 2D Hide Situations
Copying and Moving 2D Hide Situations
Working with Standard Parts
Inserting Screw Connections
Creating Screw Templates
Editing Screw Connections with Power Edit
Working with Power View
Deleting with Power Erase
Inserting Holes
Inserting Pins
Turning Off Centerlines in Configurations
Hiding Construction Lines
Simplifying Representations of Standard Parts
Working with Parts Lists
Inserting Part References
To insert a part reference
Editing Part References
Placing Balloons
Creating Parts Lists
Sorting and Renumbering Items In Parts Lists
Using Filters
Creating Shafts
Configuring Snap Options
Configuring Shaft Generators
Creating Cylindrical Shaft Sections and Gears
Inserting Spline Profiles
Inserting Chamfers and Fillets
Inserting Shaft Breaks
Creating Side Views of Shafts
Inserting Threads on Shafts
Editing Shafts and Inserting Sections
Replacing Shaft Sections
Inserting Bearings
Calculating Shafts
Creating Shaft Contours
Specifying Material
Placing Shaft Supports
Specifying Loads on Shafts
Calculating and Inserting Results
Calculating Strengths of Shafts
Engineering Calculations
Calculating Moments of Inertia and Deflection Lines
Calculating Moments of Inertia
Calculating Deflection Lines
Calculating Chains
Chain Calculations
Performing Length Calculations
Optimizing Chain Lengths
Inserting Sprockets
Inserting Chains
Calculating Springs
Starting Spring Calculations
Specifying Spring Restrictions
Calculating and Selecting Springs
Inserting Springs
Creating Views of Springs with Power View
Methods for Calculating Screws
Using Stand Alone Screw Calculations
Selecting and Specifying Screws
Selecting and Specifying Nuts
Selecting and Specifying Washers
Specifying Plate Geometry and Properties
Specifying Contact Areas
Specifying Loads and Moments
To specify loads and moments
Specifying Settlement Properties
Specifying Tightening Properties
Creating and Inserting Result Blocks
Calculating Stress Using FEA
Calculating Stress In Parts
Defining Loads and Supports
Calculating Results
Evaluating and Refining Mesh
Refining Designs
Recalculating Stress
Designing and Calculating Cams
Starting Cam Designs and Calculations
Defining Motion Sections
Calculating Strength for Springs
Exporting Cam Data and Viewing Results
Autodesk Inventor Link
Linking Autodesk Inventor Part Files
Shading and Rotating Geometry
Creating Drawing Views
To access iProperties
Creating Parts Lists and Balloons
Creating Breakout Section Views
Modifying Breakout Section Views
Removing Views
Updating Autodesk Inventor Parts
Layer Specification Listing
Attributes for Title Blocks
Attribute Definitions
Curly Brackets
Message Files
Accelerator Keys
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AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 Users Guide

AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 Users Guide

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