DETERMINING THE POSITIONS OF THE ELEMENTS FOR THE 3-2-1 PRINCIPLE OF LOCATION IN A SOLIDWORKS ADD-IN

Oleg Mihaylov

Abstract


This paper presents the methodology behind the positioning of modular fixtures (for the 3-2-1 principle in particular) in a CAFD application (add-in) for SolidWorks. The application is integrated into SolidWorks and it’s used to automate the design process of modular fixturing devices. Part of it is a methodology for automated determination of the positions of the modular elements by using rule-based logic and mathematical formulas.

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add-in; computer-aided fixture design; fixtures; locating; solidworks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2019vol3.4138

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