Chapter 9. Communicating Your Design

  • Building specialized drawing views

  • Creating an exploded view of your assembly

  • Adding balloons and a parts list to a drawing

  • Creating a lightweight file for transmission

  • Rendering your design

3D Is Just the Beginning

In Chapter 4, "Working with Solid Models and Weldments," you created a drawing of the bearing support assembly and a second drawing sheet of the plate. The tools you learned there will allow you to detail most of the components that many designers and engineers work with.

In this chapter, you'll work with a number of tools that, like traditional 2D drawings, are made to help you communicate your design with others. What is new in this age of creating digital prototypes is who you may need to communicate ...

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