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Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks® 2014 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 5. Assemblies

Chapter Objectives

Learn how to create assembly drawings

Learn how to create exploded assembly drawings

Learn how to create a parts list

Learn how to animate an assembly

Learn how to edit a title block

5-1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the Assembly tools. These tools are used to create assembly drawings. Assembly drawings can be exploded to form isometric assembly drawings that when labeled and accompanied by a parts list become working drawings. Assembly drawings can be animated.

5-2 Starting an Assembly Drawing

Figure 5-1 shows a test block. The overall dimensions for the block are 80 × 80 × 80 mm. The cutout is 40 × 40 × 80 mm. The test block will be used to help introduce the Assembly tools. Draw ...

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