Assemby Modeling


  • Vedaraman Sriraman Southwest Texas State University


Over the past decade, several new developments have taken place in the world of computer graphics.  These include features-based, parametric solid modeling and assembly modeling.  ASsembly modeling and its applications are treated in this paper.  The paper begins with an overview that includes basic terminology and applications.  Next, assembly constraints are discussed with particular reference to Pro/ENGINEER and Mechanical Desktop, since these CAD software are popular in both academia and industry.  Finally, a case study that was conducted at Southwest Texas State University involving the application of assembly modeling and rapid prototyping to tool design is presented to illustrate the principles discussed.




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