Title

An automated approach for assembling modular fixture using SolidWorks

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

14772

Comments

This article was originally published as: Farhan, U. H., Tolouei Rad, M. , & O'Brien, S. (2012). An automated approach for assembling modular fixture using SolidWorks. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72(1), 394-397. Original article available here

Abstract

Modular fixtures (MFs) are very important tools in manufacturing processes in terms of reduction the cost and the production time. This paper introduces an automated approach for assembling MFs elements by employing SolidWorks as a powerful 3D CAD software. Visual Basic (VB) programming language was applied integrating with SolidWorks API (Application programming interface) functions. This integration allowed creating plug-in file and generating new menus in the SolidWorks environment. The menus allow the user to select, insert, and assemble MFs elements.

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