Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
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.
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.
Lin, Cheng and Moustafa, Moustafa, "A Template Functional-Gage Design Using Parameter-File Table In Autodesk Inventor" (2005). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 127.