%0 Journal Article
	%A Uday Hameed Farhan and  Majid Tolouei-Rad and  Simona O'Brien
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 72, 2012
	%T An Automated Approach for Assembling Modular Fixtures Using SolidWorks
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5787
	%V 72
	%X 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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