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SI Mechanical 5.13/5.14/5.2
Advanced Mechanical Design and Annotation for AutoCAD


Exploded assembly Introduction

Details, details!

Versatile drafting

Help when you need it

Nuts and bolts

Spectacular views

Easy does it

Crank it up

SI Mechanical Parametric Database

Drawing Formats

Hardware

Introduction

SI Mechanical offers a wide range of productivity tools and annotation capabilities for mechanical engineers, designers, and drafters working with AutoCAD. With SI Mechanical you can create part and assembly drawings that automatically conform to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), ISO (International Standards Organization), and other international standards. Both inch and System International (SI) metric units are supported. These standards are built into SI Mechanical, eliminating the chore of setting routine variables such as layers, scales, and text height. You will complete higher quality drawings in less time. Companies can achieve a new level of drawing consistency among individuals and departments. New AutoCAD users can now be productive almost instantly by using SI Mechanical to help create mechanical drawings. Whether you are an experienced AutoCAD user or just starting out, you can save time and money with SI Mechanical.


Details, details!

Setting up a drawing with SI Mechanical couldn't be easier. SI Mechanical contains all standard ASME, DIN, JIS, and ISO drawing formats (100's of different types). You can also instruct SI Mechanical to use your custom formats. With SI Mechanical you will feel at home using either model space or paper space, 2D or solids. You can set your drawing up to any size and scale and SI Mechanical will handle your layering, placement of title block information, text sizes, dimension sizes, hatch scales, and line scales. Multiple sheet drawings, or entire projects can be setup in a single drawing file or seperate files.

You can select ASME or ISO standards and inch, mm, or any other unit you wish. All of your hardware and other symbols are always sized correctly.

SI Mechanical uses a rule based symbol generator for all geometric tolerancing, surface finish and welding symbols. We have consulted with industry experts to create the table of rules for our geometric tolerancing. When you create or edit a symbol, the rules are automatically applied, ensuring every symbol you create is valid and conforms to standards. And, the symbols respond to dimension variables.


Versatile drafting


Help when you need it

With SI Mechanical, you can forget about having to use the manual. On line, context sensitive help is always available in one pick. Need additional information about a command? Push the button for instant help. SI Mechanical is open. The database editor allows you to customize all aspects of the program to work the way you want. Even the Program Interface is documented so you can write your own routines to access SI Mechanical functions and database tables.


Nuts and bolts

Thread variations Insert a bolt in fast 2D or wire frame view. Change it to a solid. Add detailed threads. Increase its length. Change its size. Change it to a cap screw. Change it back. It's easy with SI Mechanical. Try that with a typical symbol library. Create an unlimited number of unique pieces of hardware without touching the keyboard. SI Mechanical creates hundreds of different types, in any view, in dozens of different sizes and lengths, with only one command.

Since SI Mechanical creates the hardware from an ASCII database of tables, it doesn't waste hard disk space. Also, you can edit and expand the tables to contain custom sizes


Spectacular views

You will not be restricted to a limited selection of 3D hardware. All of the hardware that you create with SI Mechanical can be displayed as a 2D view, 3D wire frame, or true solid. Even 2D isometric views of all components are available.You can work in wire frame mode for speed and keep your drawing files small. You can also work in solids or automatically convert any one or all 2D and wire frame hardware in your drawing to solids. When combined with the rendering capabilities of AutoCAD, you can create realistic images of your drawings. Things that used to take hours are now done in minutes. The power and flexibility of SI Mechanical allows you to work the way you like in record time.


Easy does it

The dialogue boxes in SI Mechanical make it easy to create and edit hardware, holes, shafts, and symbols. We challenge you to compare it with any other program. SI Mechanical can't be beat for flexibility, thoroughness, and ease of use.

SI Mechanical's layer facility will handle layering for you. It includes standard layers ready to use. You already have your own layering scheme? No problem. You can easily create new layer control files so that SI Mechanical will automatically use the layering scheme you specify. For complete flexibility, you can set it to use the current drawing layer.

SI Mechanical commands can be accessed from your own menu or from the keyboard. Also, SI Mechanical commands can use aliases so you can create even more shortcuts to productivity.


Crank it up

The shaft generator lets you create parametric, feature based parts with ease. Create crank shafts, gears, pipe flanges, pulleys, sprockets, or any other turned part you can think of. Create one part and then just change the dimensions to create a new one. You can add and remove features such as snap ring grooves, holes, keyways, offsets, recesses, tapers, threads, and many more. You tell it what you want and SI Mechanical does the work.

SI Mechanical Parametric Database

Hardware

aircraft bolt
ball bearing
ball bearing, anlr cont
belleville washer
binding head, Type I
binding head, Type IA
binding head, Type II
binding head, slotted
button head, hex
button head, hex, BN19
dowel pin, ground
e-ring
e-ring, DIN 6799
e-ring, metric
fillister head, Type I
fillister head, Type IA
fillister head, Type II
fillister head, slotted
fillister head, slotted, drilled
flat head, 100 deg, CT, Type I
flat head, 100 deg, CT, Type IA
flat head, 100 deg, CT, Type II
flat head, 100 deg, CT, slotted
flat head, 100 deg, Type I
flat head, 100 deg, Type IA
flat head, 100 deg, Type II
flat head, 100 deg, slotted
flat head, 82 deg, Type I
flat head, 82 deg, Type IA
flat head, 82 deg, Type II
flat head, 82 deg, hex
flat head, 82 deg, slotted
flat head, 82 deg, trim, Type I
flat head, 82 deg, trim, Type IA
flat head, 82 deg, trim, Type II
flat head, 82 deg, UC, Type I
flat head, 82 deg, UC, Type IA
flat head, 82 deg, UC, Type II
flat head, 82 deg, UC, slotted
flat head, 90 deg, cross, DIN 965A
flat head, 90 deg, slotted, DIN 963A
flat head, hex, 90 deg, DIN 7991
flat washer
flat washer, DIN 125A
flat washer, DIN 433
flat washer, narrow
flat washer, regular
flat washer, wide
hex head screw, DIN 933
hex head screw
hex nut, DIN 439B, thin
hex nut, DIN 439BJ, thin, fine thread
hex nut, DIN 934B
hex nut, DIN 934B, fine thread
hex nut, DIN 934B, left hand
hex nut, plain
hex nut, thin
hex standoff
hex washer screw
helicoil
intl clip
intl clip, DIN 472
intl clip, metric
key, prl
key, prl, DIN 6885
key, prl, rd
key, prl, rd, DIN 6885
key, wdf
key, wdf, DIN 6888
lock washer
lock washer, DIN 127B
lock washer, HD
lock washer, regular
lock washer, extra HD
oval head, 90 deg, cross, DIN 966A
oval head, 90 deg, slotted, DIN 964A
oval head, Type I

oval head, Type IA
oval head, Type II
oval head, slotted
oval head, trim, Type I
oval head, trim, Type IA
oval head, trim, Type II
oval head, UC, Type I
oval head, UC, Type IA
oval head, UC, Type II
oval head, UC, slotted
PEM B, blind fastener
PEM BS, blind fastener
PEM BSO, blind standoff
PEM BSOA, blind standoff
PEM BSOS, blind standoff
PEM CLS, nut
PEM CLSS, nut
PEM F, flush nut
PEM FH, flush HD stud pin
PEM FH, flush HD stud
PEM FHA, flush HD stud pin
PEM FHA, flush HD stud
PEM FHN, flush HD stud pin
PEM FHS, flush HD stud pin PEM FHS, flush HD stud
PEM S, nut
PEM SO, standoff
PEM SO, unthreaded standoff
PEM SOA, standoff
PEM SOA, unthreaded standoff
PEM SOS, standoff
PEM SOS, unthreaded standoff
PEM SS, nut
PEM TFH, non-flush HD stud
PEM TFHS, non-flush HD stud
pipe plug
pan head, Type I
pan head, Type IA
pan head, Type II
pan head, cross, DIN 7985A
pan head, slotted
pan head, slotted, DIN 85A
roller bearing
round head, Type I
round head, Type II
round head, slotted
socket head cap screw, DIN 912
socket head cap screw
socket head cap screw, DIN 7984A
shoulder screw
square nut
set screw, slotted, 1/2 dog point
set screw, slotted, cone point
set screw, slotted, cup point
set screw, slotted, flat point
set screw, hex, 1/2 dog point
set screw, hex, cone point
set screw, hex, DIN 914
set screw, hex, cup point
set screw, hex, DIN 916
set screw, hex, DIN 915
set screw, hex, flat point
set screw, hex, DIN 913
set screw, slotted, DIN 553
set screw, slotted, DIN 551
set screw, spline, 1/2 dog point
set screw, spline, cone point
set screw, spline, cup point
set screw, spline, flat point
structural angle
structural C-channel
structural I-beam
structural T-section
tapered roller bearing
thrust bearing
truss head, Type I
truss head, Type IA
truss head, Type II
truss head, slotted
plus more

Holes

blind and through holes
counterbores and/or countersinks
round clearance holes
drilled or drilled and tapped

Shaft features

chamfers
crankshafts
fillets
flats
gears
grooves
holes
hole patterns
keyways
offsets
pulleys
recesses
spheres
splines
sprockets
threads

All hardware, hole, and shaft items include 2D, 3D wire frame, and 3D solids. Some of the shaft features require solids.

Drawing setup

automated dimension sizing
automated layering
automated text sizing
automated title block text placement
paper space and model space setup
scale and sheet selection
solview and soldraw compatible
works with any units

Drawing annotation

automatic datum dimensioning
automatic revision block placement
automatic tables and hole charts
balloon tags and automatic parts list
detail enlargement
hole and hardware labeling
point dimensioning
rule based geometric tolerancing
rule based welding symbols
section lines and tags
shaft and part breaks
surface finish symbols
view and detail tags

Utilities

context sensitive help facility
database editor
drawing variable facility
easy to use dialogue boxes for editing symbols
layer standard and layer management facility
straight and angled construction lines


System requirements

AutoCAD R13C4a, R14, 2000, AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop, Windows 95 or Windows NT. Other versions available for AutoCAD R12, R13, DOS and Windows

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