Standard parts can be brought into your mechanical drawings at any time. Shaun Bryant shows you how.
- [Narrator] In this particular chapter, we're going to be looking at Mechanical Part Generators in your AutoCad Mechanical drawings. And we're just going to have a look at inserting a standard part into a new drawing that we've got for you in the library, which is called Bush_ASSEMBLY001.dwg. It's in the library for you, download it to follow along with this particular video. Now, what we're going to do is just add a standard part. We're going to add, like, a bush that comes into the top right view, the hatched sectional view. So, zoom in on that view first. And I'm going to come in here like so, and we're looking at the top of the view here, this part here. Then, I'm going to ask you to type something, so make sure your dynamic input is on or use the command line. And I'm actually going to right-click, and I'm going to go to Recent Input, and it's this one here, AMDRBUSHHOLE2D. Now, I've used that particular command to test that all of this works, so you can see it's in my Recent Input there on the shortcut menu. All you've got to do, though, is just start typing AMDRBUSH, OK? So, hit Escape; I'm going to go down to the command line and type AMDRBUSH, like so, and you'll see, on the Suggestion menu, that you've got AMDRBUSHHOLE2D. So, when you select that, it now asks you to select a drill bushing with a hole. Now, we're going to go for a front view, like so, and there's lots of different drill bushings in there. You've got headed types and headless types. We want a headed type, you can see the headed type, it has that kind of sticky out bit that goes 'round, and it's got a head on it so that it ties in nicely. So when I click on Headed Type, like so, you've got various types to various standards. So, we want the ISO-4247, that one there. Now we've got to specify an insertion point for that bush in our assembly. Now, I'm going to use the midpoint snap on that top face. So, just do a shift and a right-click, and select midpoint on the Overrides menu there on the Snap Overrides menu, and we're going to use this midpoint snap here. Left-click, come vertically down with your polar tracking. When you see the perpendicular snap, left-click again, and it'll now ask you for a nominal diameter of that bush going down through that particular part of the assembly. We're going to set that as 8, so make sure your nominal diameter there is 8, and click on Finish. Now, you can see the bush coming through, drag it downwards, and as you come down, you can see different values appear. You'll see when you get that intersection there that you've got a size 20. Type in the 20, like so, press Enter to confirm, and that'll place that bush through that particular part in the bush assembly drawing. And that's how you can start inserting all of the standard parts. But just before we leave this video, you'll also notice I've got the Content tab selected in the ribbon. And you can see there, in that particular tab, that there are lots and lots of different standard parts in different panels that apply to different areas of your AutoCad Mechanical drawings. You can utilize all of those to place any standard part in any mechanical drawing.
- Navigating the AutoCAD Mechanical 2020 interface
- Managing layers and object properties
- Structuring, reusing, and editing your mechanical data
- Creating key geometry
- Adding centerlines and holes
- Manipulating geometry
- Inserting parts with part generators
- Creating drawing sheets
- Annotating parts
- Placing dimensions
- Creating a bill of materials and parts list
- Calculating design factors
- Using existing drawing data
- Creating a default standard template