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Need good lesson based assembly manual!!

Question asked by Tom Cates on Jul 18, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

I am looking for a good lesson based assembly manual.  To give you an idea of where I am, and what I am looking for I just finished SDC's SW 2012 Part I Basic Tools, and Part II Advanced Techniques.  I thought both of these were excellent books.  But when I started trying to find a good 2011 or 12 assembly book, I hit a wall.  Instead of books like the ones I've just read, I'm finding that assembly books have almost no tutorials, and instead focus on method to reduce memory use, mate failures, etc.  My idea of a good manual would have me build assemblies from scratch, and use every type of mate at some point so I knew exactly how they all worked.  I can deal with how I want to do stuff to improve upon the forementioned things later.  Right now I need a better understanding of actually bulding things that will help me design machinery.  Something that uses all the mechanical/advanced mates, for instance.