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Monday, May 13, 2013

Applying Remote Force in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical

In Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, you can apply remote force by using the Remote Force tool. The remote force is a force that is originated from a point which is located in the space, not on the model. You can apply remote force like you apply a force on the model with the only difference that the location of the remote force origin can be anywhere in the space.

You can select surfaces for applying remote force. Regardless to the surface selected, the remote force will be distributed to all its nodes. To apply remote force, select the surface on which you want to simulates the effects of the remote force and then choose the Remote Force tool from the Loads panel of the Setup tab in the Ribbon of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical; the Creating Surface Remote Force dialog box will be displayed. By using the options available in the Creating Surface Remote Force dialog box displayed, you can specify the magnitude and location of the remote force to be applied. After specifying the required parameters for the remote force to be applied, choose the OK button from the dialog box; the remote force will be applied. Below figure shows the model after applying the remote force.

Remote Force applied

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Creating Vertical Section View in AutoCAD MEP

Vertical section is the section created by using a vertical plane passing through the object to be sectioned. To create a vertical section in AutoCAD MEP, choose the Vertical Section tool from the Section & Elevation panel of the Home tab in the Ribbon of AutoCAD MEP; you will be prompted to specify the start point of the section line. Click in the drawing area to specify the start point of the section; you will be prompted to specify the next point of the section line. Click in the drawing area to specify the end point of section line; you will be prompted again to specify the next point for the section line. Press ENTER at the command prompt; you will be prompted to specify the length of the bounding box. Enter the length of the section area at the command prompt; the section line will be created. Below figure A shows a drawings with the section line created and figure B shows the same drawing with section view created.


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Creating 3D Sketch in Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor gives you a facility to create 3D sketch that can be used for creating sweep in 3D environment. To create a 3D sketch, choose 3D sketch tool from the Sketch panel of the 3D Model tab in the Ribbon. After selecting this tool, 3D sketch environment will be invoked and you can create a 3D sketch with help the 3D Sketch tools like LineSplineHelical Curve, and so on. Below figures shows 3D sketch created by using the Line tool and the sweep feature created by using this 3D sketch.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Workflow of HVAC System in AutoCAD MEP

Workflow is a sequence of connected steps required to create a specific type of system. It is dependent on the type of system. For an HVAC system, the workflow is shown in below Figure.


The steps involved in the workflow of HVAC system are discussed next.

Specifying the HVAC Parameters
In this step, you need to specify all the basic parameters required to create an HVAC system. Some of the parameters are duct size, duct rise and drop, flow rate, cut length, and so on. On the basis of these parameters, the hierarchy of drawings in project will be decided.

Starting a Project
In this step, you need to create a project file to link the drawings of a system to each other. For example, the drawings related to HVAC system will be interlinked and will be in the same project. As a result, you can easily manipulate the parameters of the system.

Linking System File to the Architectural Plan
To create an HVAC system, you need to have an architectural plan. In this step, you will link the HVAC system file to the architectural plan file using the Project Navigator. After the completion of this step, you can reroute the HVAC lines according to the architectural plan.

Specifying Spaces and Zones
In this step, you need to create spaces and zones using the tools available in AutoCAD MEP. These spaces are used for exporting the building information related to the heating and cooling loads. The spaces are further divided into zones which represent the actual heating and cooling loads.

Calculating Loads
In this step, you need to calculate the heating and cooling loads for the building. These calculations are performed by using the analysis tools available in AutoCAD MEP.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Introduction to HVAC system in AutoCAD MEP

An HVAC system is used for maintaining desired environmental conditions in a specific area. It is composed of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. To create an HVAC system, you need to know the heating load of the desired area by using thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer principles. These load settings are used to determine the capacity of equipment to be added for HVAC. AutoCAD MEP has all the necessary tools to calculate all the heating loads and design the complete HVAC system for a building.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Introduces Joint connections in Autodesk Inventor 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2014 introduces Joint connections in the Assembly environment. It help you to control the motion of connecting parts. The Joint connections works same as Assembly constraints with the only difference that it allows the movement between connecting components in assembly. You can apply different types of joint connections such as Rigid, Rotational, Planar, Cylindrical, slider, and Ball joint connections. Below figure shows the Ball joint connection is applied between the parts. In the Ball joint, the movable component will be free to move in any direction with respect to the fix component.







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Monday, May 6, 2013

Midplane Meshing in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical


Meshing a model at the midplane location that is formed exactly at the center of inside and outside surfaces of the model to be meshed is called Midplane meshing. This type of mesh is used when the geometry of a model is symmetric about its inside and outside surfaces. The midplane mesh is generate by using plate elements instead of brick elements. Therefore, it is recommended to used midplane mesh for thin components having uniform thickness throughout. The plate elements treat bending more accurately than the brick elements. Below figure A shows a model before creating midplane mesh and Figure B shows the same model after creating midplane mesh.














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Friday, May 3, 2013

Introducing the Design Feed in AutoCAD 2014

The Design Feed is the major enhancement introduced in AutoCAD 2014 which enables user to turn a drawing into a living document by attaching a post to a specific point or area in your drawing to draw attention to a feature of your design and encourage discussion with other users of AutoCAD 2014. You can target specific colleagues or friends with a post by tagging their email address. The people you tag will receive an automated email which notifying that the drawing has been shared with them and that a post has been created that requires their attention.




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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Editing the existing Parts or Components of Spec in AutoCAD Plant 3D


To edit existing parts of the spec in AutoCAD Plant 3D, select the the part to be edited from the spec sheet and choose the Edit Parts button; the Edit Parts dialog box will be displayed, as shown in below Figure.


The Edit Parts dialog box contains the Parts List tab and the Edit Properties tab. The options in these tabs are discussed next.  

Part List tab
This tab consists of a table which displays the properties of the parts. You can modify the display of part properties by using the options in the Display drop-down list. You can choose to display catalog properties, added properties, or all properties.

The Remove From Spec column in the table consists of check boxes which are used to remove the parts from the spec.

The Hide parts marked “Remove from Spec” check box is selected by default. When you clear this check box, the parts which are not included in the selected group will be displayed. The properties of these parts are read only. You can clear the check boxes to include them into the spec file.

Edit Properties tab
You can add properties to the selected part using the options in this tab. Figure shows the options in the Edit Properties tab. The Property definition area contains the options which are used to define a new property. The Add Property to drop-down list in this area is used to choose whether to add the property to the current part or to all parts.

The Added properties list box displays the newly added properties. The Add button below this list box is used to add the properties defined in the Property definition area. The Add button will be active only after filling all edit boxes in the Property definition area. Once all the properties of the part has been specified in their respective edit boxes, choose the OK button to accept the changes and then close the Edit Parts dialog box.