Solid Modelling and CAD Systems [electronic resource] : How to Survive a CAD System / by Ian Stroud, Hildegarde Nagy.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2011Description: XXII, 689 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857292599Subject(s): Engineering | Computer simulation | Computer aided design | Engineering design | Engineering | Engineering Design | Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design | Simulation and ModelingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.0042 LOC classification: TA174Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Case Studies -- 2. How Objects Are Modelled -- 3. 2D Shape Definition -- 4. Operations and Functionality -- 5. Geometry -- 6. Non-manifold Models -- 7. The CAD Interface and Graphical Output -- 8. Information and Properties -- 9. Databases and Data Exchange -- 10. Features -- 11. Early-Phase Design -- 12. History, Parametric Parts and Programming -- 13. Assemblies -- 14. CAD in a Community -- 15. Projects.
Solid Modelling and CAD Systems gives users an insight into the methods and problems associated with CAD systems. It acts as a bridge between users who learn interfaces without understanding how they work and developers who create systems without understanding the needs of the users. The main feature of Solid Modelling and CAD Systems is a logical analysis of the techniques and basic solid modelling methods used in modern CAD systems. The book goes on to describe, among other subjects: two-dimensional shape definition methods, the command interface and graphics, databases and data exchange, early-phase design, and command files and command structures. Reading Solid Modelling and CAD Systems will help users understand the limitations of the techniques they are using and will enable practitioners to use CAD systems more efficiently. It is a valuable tool for designers, as well as for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. The exercises it contains allow readers to try out different aspects of the subject matter and the book also includes projects that can be used for teaching purposes.