Training Material

Basic Course
- CCTV Cap -
























July, 2010
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1. Overview
1.1 What does this exercise cover?

Step 1: Region Group
You will automatically separate regions
from mesh data with its similar curvature
area.

Step 2: Align
You will easily align mesh data using the
Align Wizard command. The application
automatically shows some candidate
coordinates by analyzing prismatic features
on the mesh data.

Step 3: Main Body
You will extract primitive solid feature from
regions. The Hollow command creates a
thicken solid from the created solid body.

Step 4: Outer Rim
From Mesh Sketch, you will get a section
segment and create an extrude feature to
make a hole.

Step 5: Inner Feature I
You will use Mesh Sketch with silhouette
option helps you construct inner thin ribs.

Step 6: Inner Feature II
You will add a rib applied the draft.

Step 7: Inner Feature III
You will create more inner ribs and Circular
Pattern command helps you create many
ribs.



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2. Process
2.1 Step 1: Region Group
1 Import File
Click Insert > Import and import the CCTV_Cap.stl file.


2 Region Group
Click the (Region Group) on the toolbar to enter the Region Group mode.
Auto Segment dialog tree automatically appears. Set options such as image left
below and click the OK button.


3 Exit Region Group Mode
Click the button at the right bottom corner of the graphic window to exit the
Region Group mode.



2.2 Step 2: Align
1 Align Wizard
Click the (Align Wizard) on the toolbar or Tools > Align > Wizard. Click the
(Next Stage) button.


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2 Choose a Coordinate
The application shows several candidate coordinates. Choose a coordinate which
positions in the center of a hole. Click the OK button.


3 Aligned Mesh
Click the (Right) or View > View Point > Right. You can see the aligned mesh
data.




2.3 Step 3: Main Body
1 Primitives - Sphere
Click the (Primitives) on the toolbar or Insert > Modeling Wizard > Solid
Primitives. Select the outer spherical region and check Sphere in the primitives
dialog tree.

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Click the (Next Stage) button and the OK button.


2 Add a Ref. Plane
Click the (Ref. Plane) on the toolbar and select the Extract method. Select the
flat region such as the image left below and click the OK button.


3 Add a Ref. Plane
Click the (Ref. Plane) on the toolbar and select the Definition method. Change
the Input option to 3 Positions.
Click the Position 1 button and pick a point on the mesh.
Click the Position 2 button and pick a point on the mesh.
Click the Position 3 button and pick a point on the mesh.

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Click the OK button. Plane3 is created.


4 Cut
Click the (Cut) on the toolbar. Select Plane2 and Plane3 as Tool Entities and
select Sphere1 as Target Bodies.


Click the (Next Stage) button and select a remaining body.

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5 Hollow
Click the (Hollow) and select a solid body. Set Depth to 2mm and select the
face which will be removed.


Click the OK button.




2.4 Step 4: Outer Rim
1 Mesh Sketch
Click the (Mesh Sketch). Select the flat face from the solid body as Base
Plane. Set the offset distance to 3.3mm to extract circles including small circles.
Click the OK button.

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2 Sketch
Draw a sketch such as the image below.


Exit Mesh Sketch mode.

3 Extrude
Click the (Extrude) button and extrude the above sketch up to 3.5 mm with the
Merge option.


4 Sketch Mode
Click the (Sketch) button on the toolbar and select the flat face from the solid
body.


5 Sketch
Click the (Convert Entity) and select edges from the solid body such as in the

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image below.


Click the OK button.

6 Extrude - Cut
Click (Extrude) on the toolbar and extrude the above sketch with the Cut option
to make a hole on the solid body.


Click the OK button.



2.5 Step 5: Inner Feature I
1 Add a Ref. Plane
Extract a ref. plane using two regions which is flat area on the assembling part.


2 Mesh Sketch
Click the (Mesh Sketch). Select Plane4 as Base Plane. Set Silhouette
Range to 10 mm to cover the whole the assembling part.

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3 Sketch
Draw a sketch such as the image below.


4 Extrude
Extrude the above the sketch with 2mm and do not check the Merge and Cut
option.


5 Extrude
In the same way, create the opposite feature.

6 Surface Offset
Click the (Surface Offset) and select the outer surface of main body. Set offset
distance to 0 mm and click the OK button.

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7 Cut
Click the (Cut) on the toolbar. Select the outer faces as Tool Entities and select
the two features as Target Bodies. Click the (Next Stage) button.


Select the remaining bodies and click the OK button.


8 Boolean – Merge
Click the (Boolean) on the toolbar and check the Merge option. Select all three
solid bodies and click the OK button.




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2.6 Step 6: Inner Feature II
1 Mesh Sketch
Click the (Mesh Sketch). Select the face from the body as Base Plane such
as the image below. Click the OK button.


2 Sketch
Draw a sketch such as the image below.

Exit Mesh Sketch mode.

3 Extrude
Extrude the above sketch. Check the Opposite Direction to extrude the both
directions and change the method to Up To Body and select the main body. The
extrusion will stop when the sketch meets selected body. Check the Draft Angle
option and set the value to 1.5 deg. Click the OK button with Merge option.

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2.7 Step 7: Inner Feature III
1 Add a Ref. Plane
Extract a ref. plane from the region shown in the image below.


2 Mesh Sketch
Click the (Mesh Sketch). Select Plane6 as Base Plane. Make a volume to
get a silhouette segment of the rib.

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3 Sketch
Draw a sketch like the image below:


4 Extrude
Extrude the above sketch with 1mm. Do not check the Merge and Cut option and
click the OK button.


5 Add a Ref. Point
Click (Ref. Point) and select the outer surface of main body. Change the
“Method” to “Find Sphere Center” and click the OK button. The Point 1 is created at
the center position of the sphere.


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6 Add a Ref. Vector
Add a Ref. Vector with the Definition method. Set the Input condition to Position
& Direction.
Click the Position button and select Point1.
Click the Direction button and select the face to use its normal direction.


7 Circular Pattern
Click the (Circular Pattern) and set options such as the image below. Check
the Skip Instances option and select two ribs to remove them from circular pattern.



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8 Boolean – Merge
Merge all solid bodies by using the Boolean command.


9 Final Model
The final result will be like the image below.