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Conference Paper

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Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition


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2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition


A systematic approach using Autodesk Inventor to design the functional gages of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is presented. The gages can be used to check straightness, angularity, perpendicularity, parallelism, and position tolerances of a part when geometric tolerances are specified with Maximum Material Condition (MMC). Four steps are proposed to accomplish the task: (1) creation of two-dimensional (2-D) initial template files, (2) generation of hierarchical folders for the template files, (3) creation a 3-D gage model from a specific template file, and (4) dimensioning and generation of the gage drawing. Results show that, by following this approach, students can effectively generate correct engineering drawings for functional gages.


© 2005 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005.

Original Publication Citation

Lin, C. Y., & Moustafa, M. (2005). A template functional-gage design using parameter-file table in autodesk inventor. Paper presented at the 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Portland, Oregon.