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AUTODESK: AUTOCAD is a comercial computer-aided design and drafting sofware application. It was first released in December 1982, it's used across a wide range of industries, by architec, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.

AutoCad How to... How to attach Feature Control Frame – How to insert Datum-Identifying Refernce Letter – Text Symbols & Special Characters Reference...and more

Configuration Settings: The Configuration and Setup for creating and maintaining AutoCad Mechanical template (.dwt) files. This dagram show a high-level configuration flowchart which takes into account the interdependencies of different configuration operations and provides a workflow that applies under most circumstances.

Drawing Setup: Setting up a Simple Drawing to make it easier to plot a drawing from model space. Or find an existing drawing that was set up for the drawing scale and paper size, make a copy of that DWG file, erase the objects, and start drawing.


CHART & GRAPH: A chart is a graphical representation of data, where a line chart is one form. A plot is a result of plotting statistics as a diagram in different ways, where some of the ways are similar to some chart types. So a line chart could be a graph or a plot, while a pie chart is neither a graph nor a plot. Chart and graph is often used to ease understanding the relationships between parts of the data.

WebElements: Explore the chemical elements through this periodic table on the web by WebElements.

Sheet Metal Thickness Gauges: Material is copyright © 2002 by Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Industrial Wood Screws: Wood screws, retaining rings, machine screws, cap screws, cotter pins, self tapping screws, bent bolts.


DASSAULT SYSTÈMES: SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aid design and computer-aided engineering computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. Over 3,000,000 engineers and designers are using it since its first released in 1995.

Pdm vs Epdm: Reasons why you should upgrade Workgroup PDM to SolidWorks PDM Professional (EPDM). What are the differences between the platforms?

SolidWorks Tips & Tricks: General productivity tips I have collected because I needed them for my easy workflow. My collection of tips, tricks and best practices.


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The Freedom to Create Anything. Wix unites beauty and advanced technology to create your stunning website. It's easy and free. How to create a free website.

Vertanux1: This web site is for anyone interested in learning Computer Aided Design, Engineering, or Manufacturing. It's intended for educational purposes only.


DOCUMENTATION: Material that provides official information or evidence or that serves as a record. Documentation, when done successfully, can keep forward momentum in place and keep the team focused. Documentation sets expectations, provides clarity, and creates safety nets. In engineering, technical documentation refers to any type of documentation that describes handling, functionality and architecture of a technical product or a product under development or use.

Rts: Request Tracking System is used for obtaining document approvals and for submitting document release Revising Procedures, Work Instructions, etc. (not drawings except for tooling) requests to Document Control. Send an e-mail to Doc Ctrl and request the Source file. Make the changes per engineering request. Available soon!


ELECTRONIC HARDWARE & FASTENERS: It's consists of interconnected electronic components & devices that mechanically joins two or more objects together or perform analog or logic operations on received and locally stored information to produce as output or store resulting new information or to provide control for output actuator mechanism.

Accurate Screw Machine. Bushing, Hand Screws and Nuts, Handles, Locking-Fasteners, Retainers, Screws, Captive Assemblies, Spacers, Studs, Ferrules, Threaded Standoff, Tools, Washers. How to order metric parts. Fastener Specifications –SAE (inch) Dimensions. Material Specification & Properties. Material Finishes. Socket Cap Screw Data.

Hardware Specialty Co., Inc: Electronic mounting hardware, fasteners, card guides, ejectors, hinges, handles, strain reliefs, spacers & standoffs.

Digi-Key: Product includes cable assemblies, cables, wires - management, connectors, interconnectors, tools, sensors, and more.

TE Connectivity. Cable Assemblies, Harnessing, Terminal & Splice, Connectors, Heat Shrink Tubing, Wire & Cable, Sensors, Identification & Labeling, Fiber Optics, Connector Backshells / Adapters, Polamco high precision connectors, backshells, interconnect accessories, and custom connectivity solutions for use in rugged applications.


ENGINEERING: As in any profession, mastering the fundamentals is essential. Chemical engineering – Civil engineering – Electrical engineering – Mechanical engineering.

Design for Assembly: DFA is a process by which products are designed with ease of assembly in mind. If a product contains fewer parts it will take less time to assemble, thereby reducing assembly cost. Engineering Ideas Into Reality (DfA)

Building Design and Construction: (BDC) refers to the broadly based architectural, engineering and technical applications to the design of buildings. System Fundamentals - Materials - Structure Theory - Roof - Plumbing & Electrical Systems.

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is the Synthesis of shapes, sizes, geometric mesostructures, and material compositions and microstructures to best utilize manufacturing process capabilities to achieve desired performance and other life-cycle objectives.


GD&T: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a language for communication engineering design specifications. GD&T includes all the symbols, definitions, mathematical formulae, and application rules neccessary to embody a viable engineering language. Its conveys both the nominal dimensions (ideal geometry), and the tolerances for a part.

GD&T Glossary Flashcard: Quizlet/3tin3ws.com/gdt_glossary-asme-2009.html (Based on ASME Y14.5-2009).

Geometric Characteristics & Their Attributes: The use of material modifiers, the relationships between material modifiers and fits tolerances.

GD&T Terms: Many GD&T terms have very specific meanings. To be able to function, it is important for each GD&T practitioner to be very familiar with these terms.

GD&T Fundamental Rules: The fundamental ground rules that apply to every engineering drawings, regardless of the types of tolerances used.

Dimension Guidelines: In order for the drawings to be dimensioned so that evryone can understand them, we need to follow standards that all people in the world must follow.

Datums: The purpose of datums. Interpret information provided by datum feature symbols. How to establish datum reference frames?

Material Condition: MMC is the condition of a feature which contains the maximum amount of material within the stated limits of size. LMC is the condition in which there is the least amount of material within the stated limits of size.

Form Controls: There are four form controls: Flatness, Straightness, Circularity and Cylindricity (cylindricity is a 3Dimensional tolerance that controls the overall form of a cylindrical feature to ensure that it is round enough and straight enough along its axis).

Location —» Position is a versatile tolerance that can be used to control location, coaxiality, orientation or axis offset of a part feature or axis. Position should be specified whenever the design requirements permit. This control provides an opportunity to utilize many of the advantages of GD&T. How does POS TOL applied to features?


PTC: CREO PARAMETRIC formerly known as Pro/Engineer. It's a 3D CAD/CAM/CAE feature-based, associative solid modeling software. It's runs on Microsoft Windows, it's used by manufactures for mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing.

Naming Conventions: Use the F1 Key for Context-Sensitive Help. Help for a command on the Menu Manager, right-click the command and select GetHelp.

What's new in Creo Parametric 3.0: Part Modeling – View Normal Orientation – Reorienting the Model is Easier – Sheetmetal Design, and more...

Configuring Creo Parametric: Customize the way you configure Creo by entering config.pro configuration file options and their values in the Configuration Editor.

Creo Layout: A new 2D drafting engine that is shared with Creo Direct. Use Layout to bridge the gap between 2D design and 3D design & accelerate the design process.

PTC Creo Tips & Tricks: Some of these tips are not easily found in the help section, so they are not widely known includes customize the RMB, datum plane placement e.,g.


MATERIAL: The matter, substance, substances or elements of which a thing is or can be made. How do you choose material for yuor project? What's the difference between types of composite material or kinds of aluminum?

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MANUFACTURING: The process of converting raw materials, components, or parts into finished goods that meet a customer's expectations/specifications. Manufacturing commomly employs a man-machine setup with division of labor in a large scale production.

Xometry: 3D printing, CNC machining, Sheet metal fabricating, Urethane casting services. Innovative manufacturing processes. Metal Binder Jetting and how to build custom parts to fit your needs.


MECHANICAL COMPONENTS: Consist of three basic types —» structural components such as frame members, bearings, axles, splines, fasteners, seals, and lubricants, mechanisms that control movement in various ways such as gear trains, belt or chain drives, linkages, cam and follower systems, including brakes and clutches, and other configurations.

TEA Machine Components: Engineering Components & Linear Motion Experts. Metric shafts, magnetic couplings, bearings, linear slide systems, timing belts & pulleys.


METAL FINISHING: The term metal finishing covers a wide range processes carried out to modify the surface properties of a metal by deposition of a layer of another metal or polymer or by the formation of an oxide film. Metal finishing is the process of deposition of a layer of the metal on the surface of substrate or the process of conversion of a surface layer of atoms on a metal into an oxide film.

Surface Finishing: Manufacturing process employed determines surface finish level. Some processes are inherently capable of producing better surfaces than others. The processes recognized for good surface finish are honing, lapping, polishing and surface finishing.

Powder Coating: Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Powder coatings are based on polymer resin systems, combined with curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives. A process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is typically used to achieve the application of the powder coating to a metal substrate.


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STANDARD: A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

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