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D&T Resource Links Page

This page will grow as you give me more information to include whether it be useful books, addresses, suppliers (products or services), web links, freebies - whatever is appropriate to any of the activities in the Department - it doesn't have to be just web links. Please send any useful additions or notification of bad links to Sean Kerslake

Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Manufacture

2D/3D Graphics & Design

Engineering & Manufacturing

Other Useful Stuff

 


Computer Aided Design
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Resources

CAD programs links - www3.sympatico.ca/deepak/cadcam.htm
CAD file format descriptions - www.filetranslation.co.uk

Software

High end

3DS: Catia - www.3ds.com
3DS: SolidWorks - www.solidworks.com
Inventor - www.autodesk.co.uk
ProEngineer - www.ptc.com
UGS: SolidEdge - www.solidedge.com
UGS: NX: (Unigraphics/Ideas) - www.ugs.com

Mid range

Alibre - www.alibre.com
Ashlar Vellum Cobalt - www.ashlar.com
IronCad - www.ironcad.co.uk
Think3 - www.think3.com

Surfacing specific

Alias Wavefront - surfacing - www.aliaswavefront.com
Rhino - surfacing - www.rhino3d.com

 

ProE Specific

PTC (the company behind ProE) sites

ProE home page - www.ptc.com/products/proe/wildfire
student edition - WF2.0 currently 75 - a bargain! - www.journeyedeurope.com
student edition FAQs - www.ptc.com/products/proe/studentedFAQ1.htm
Student edition info - www.ptc.com

Some useful .pf documents

ProEngineer WildFire introduction and exercise

Wildfire update for those using a previous release

What are Spline curves? - with permission from CADUser Magazine - www.caduser.com

Behavioural Modelling - PTC White Paper

Conceptual Engineering - PTC White Paper

Product Lifecycle Management - PLM - PTC White Paper
 

ProE books

Pro/ENGINEER WILDFIRE Tutorial, Roger Toogood, SDC Publications. ISBN: 1-58503-113-5
Pro/ENGINEER WILDFIRE Advanced Tutorial, SDC Publications. ISBN: 1-58503-114-3
Pro/ENGINEER 2001 Tutorial , Roger Toogood, SDC Publications. ISBN: 1-58503-029-5
Pro/ENGINEER 2001 Advanced Tutorial , Roger Toogood, SDC Publications. ISBN: 1-58503-034-1

SDC books from www.holbornbooks.co.uk

Independent ProE sites

Links Pages
- ProE web ring - g.webring.com/hub?ring=proering

ProE tips - www.synthx.com
ProE tips - www.geocities.com/proehelp
ProE tips - www.kinetivision.com
ProE resources - www.mcadcentral.com/
ProE resources - www.prouser.org
ProE resources - uk.geocities.com/proukuser/maps.htm
ProE faqs - www.proefaq.com

ProDesktop introductory 3D CAD from PTC

ProDesktop home page - www.ptc.com/products/desktop
ProDesktop resources - www.prodesktop.ukdesigners.com/index.htm

 


Computer Aided Manufacture 
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education level machines and software - www.boxford.co.uk/boxford/index.html
education level machines and software - www.denford.co.uk/
prototyping cnc machines - www.maxnc.com
prototyping cnc machines - www.microkinetics.com
prototyping cnc machines - www.cybamantech.co.uk
prototyping cnc machines - www.unimatic.com

rapid prototyping - www.materialise.com

links - www3.sympatico.ca/deepak/cadcam.htm

 


2D/3D Graphics & Design
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tutorials - graphicssoft.about.com/bltutorialsatoz.htm#m
resources - 3dmodelworld.com/
resources - www.3dcafe.com/asp/default.asp
graphics resources and tutorials - www.gurusnetwork.com/
3D Studio Max - www.3dmax.com/
Corel Designer (formerly Micrografix) - www.corel.com/
as the name suggests - www.cardesignnews.com/
design site - www.ideamagazine.net/en/home.htm
Maya 3D graphics - free 'lite' version - www.aliaswavefront.com
Discussion of Class A surfaces - www.design-engine.com/stories
Designers folios - www.openfolio.com

Technical Illustration - www.isodraw.com/E/171.php

PhotoShop Specific Photoshop

home - www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html
rainworld.com/psworkshop/
www.planetphotoshop.com/
www.neofrog.com/tutorials.html
www.jlswebsource.com/tutorials.html

 


Engineering & Manufacturing
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product search - www.designselectorglobal.co.uk
product search - www.designinfo.com
gears, belts, etc. - www.hpcgears.com
standard parts and drive components - www.ondrives.com
aluminium extruded sections - www.boldman.co.uk/files/products.html
standard parts - www.wds.ltd.uk/catalogue/

standards - www.astm.org
standards - www.bsi-global.com/index.xalter
Free access to some standards in .pdf format - bsonline.techindex.co.uk - log in using your Athens password and search for a standard - the full BS8888 document is a directive document - it doesn't contain specific detailling information, but you may find the standards refering to specific issues, ie. linetypes, are available online standards - www.cenorm.be/
standards - www.iso.ch/iso/en/ISOOnline.frontpage
standards - www.sae.org/about/index.htm

health and safety - www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm
health and safety - uk.osha.eu.int/sitemap
welding health and safety - www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs/LINKS/welding.htm

materials and processes information - iprod.auc.dk/mantech
materials information - www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/index.htm
materials information - www.matweb.com
general engineering links - engstudent.lboro.ac.uk/

 


Other Useful Stuff 
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A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation

D&T info - www.dtonline.org
D&T education organisation - www.naaidt.org.uk
D&T education organisation - www.data.org.uk/welcome/welcome.htm

patent information - www.bl.uk/services/information/patents.html
FREE patent search - www.european-patent-office.org/espacenet/info/access.htm

renewable energy companies - www.sourceguides.com/index.html
statistics links - www.unece.org/stats/links.htm
online bicycle/recumbent frame and wheel design - www.bikeforest.com/CAD/
as the link suggests! - www.globalideasbank.org/

 

 

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