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MEC 1012
Design Communication II

MEC 1012 Assignments

MEC 1012 - Assignment 1
Review and Electronic Notebooks

Part A - Review of Design Communication I (see handout)

Part B - Electronic Notebooks (web authoring, see below)

Checklist:
  1. Thumbnail image link to a full-size image of assembly
  2. Text links to each of your 4 (or more) working drawings
  3. Link to a word document
  4. Link to an anchor
  5. Link to list of students page
  6. Link to an address outside vtc.edu
  7. Link to concept sketch (optional)
Student Pages

Topics Below Include:
        Getting Started
        Creating a link to a drawing
        Creating a thumbnail rendering as a link to a larger shaded image
        Creating an anchor to link to the top of the page
        Scanning and Linking to a Sketch
        Troubleshooting
        Related Links

        Getting Started

      1. With Windows Explorer move your inventor project file along with its workgroup folder into your folder in V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
      2. Run Windows Explorer and clean the practice stuff out of your folder under V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
      3. With Netscape Navigator select File/ New/ Composer Page
      4. Select Save and at the prompt, give your page a plain language title
      5. Save YourName.htm into your folder in V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
      6. Enter content and select Browse when you want to see how it looks and works

Creating a link to a drawing (in this case an isometric assembly view)

  1. Open each of your four (or more) drawings (.idw) and select File/Save Copy As
  2. Drop down the Save as type list and choose Drawing Web Format (*.dwf)
  3. Assign a meaningful and short name (no spaces or special characters)
  4. Save into your folder in V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
  5. With composer highlight or enter text that describes the drawing (ex. Bracket or Exploded Assembly)
  6. Select Link and then select the Choose File button
  7. Browse to and select your dwf file
  8. Select Browse when you want to see how it looks and works
     

    Creating a thumbnail rendering as a link to a larger shaded image

  9. In Inventor color your parts as you like
  10. Use Shading and Dynamic Rotation to establish your desired point of view. Consider flat rotation to remove aliasing (jagged look) from vertical lines
  11. Hold Alt and Print Screen simultaneously to take a 'snapshot' of your display
  12. Run Microsoft Photo Editor under Start/Programs/Microsoft Office Tools
  13. Edit/Paste as new Image
  14. Select Image/Resize and reduce your image width to 800 pixels if necessary
  15. Copy and Paste into Paint in order to save into your folder in V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
  16. In Microsoft Photo Editor select Image/Resize and make your Image 1.5 inches wide (this is your 'thumbnail')
  17. Copy and Paste into Paint in order to save into your folder in V:\MEC\1012\Spr04Assignment1\TXA
  18. In Composer use the Image button to insert the thumbnail
  19. Once you've inserted it, select the image, hit the link button and link to the large image file.
  20. Select Browse when you want to see how it looks and works
     

    Creating an anchor to link to the top of the page

  21. In composer put your cursor at the top of the page
  22. Select Insert/Named Anchor... to insert an anchor and then name it (perhaps top)
  23. At the bottom of the page type 'Top', highlight the text, select the Link button and pick your target name out of the dropdown list. Select OK.
  24. Select Browse when you want to see how it looks and works
     

    Scanning and Linking to a Sketch (now obsolete)

  25. Place your Sketch on the scanner bed face down
  26. From the Start menu under Programs/HP ScanJet Software run HP PrecisionScan Pro
  27. Select the Preview Scan button (upper left)
  28. By holding the left mouse button down, sweep a rectangle around the portion of the image that you want to scan.
  29. Select Scan/Save As, browse to your folder on the W drive and save the file as type Bitmap Image (*.bmp).
  30. Let the next person on the list know that they are it.
  31. Back at your own machine run Microsoft Photo Editor under Start/Programs/Microsoft Office 97
  32. Open your .bmp file and do Image/Rotate if necessary.
  33. Select Image/Resize and make your Image 700 pixels wide.
  34. File/Save As and use type GIF (*.gif)
  35. In Composer highlight the concept sketch link, select the link button, select Choose File, browse to and select your .gif file and select OK.
  36. Select Browse when you want to see how it looks and works
     

    Troubleshooting:

      If you don't see your changes:
      1. Make sure you've saved your changes in Composer (when you have the Save button is under intensified
      2. Make sure you're running a browser (Navigator has an N upper left)
      3. You may have to hit the Reload in Navigator button or
      4. You may have to clear the cache. To try this select Edit + Preferences in Navigator, then expand Advanced, select cache, select the Clear Memory Cache button, select OK, select the Clear Disk Cache button, select OK, and select OK again.
      5. I hope one or those things worked.
      If your link results in 'file not found'
      1. Make sure your folder names and file names have no spaces
      2. Hold your cursor over the link and confirm the correct path on the gray status bar below
    Related Links: (use the Back button to return to this page)
    Electromechanical Senior Projects Web Pages
    Autodesk DWF Page
    Autodesk Viewer Download
    Microsoft VRML Page

    Jared Harvey's Solid Model Page
    efunda Tap Drill Chart
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    ex. H drill for free fit clearance on 1/4-20
    Johnson/ St.Denis web authoring tutorial
    Joe Barta's Web Design Tutorials

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