SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Mil-Spec Connector Tutorial

Mil-Spec Connector: This Part demonstrates a very practical use of Table Driven Patterns. Using an often-modeled D38999 Mil-Standard Connector as an example, a Table Driven Pattern controls the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ locations for each Electrical Contact. Several popular “Insert Arrangements” (09-35, 11-35, 15-35 etc.) are provided for each Shell Size (A-J) as Configurations conforming to the MIL-STD-1560B Interface Standard. Each Configuration has its own Table Driven Pattern which can be exported to a File and re-imported into your own Library of Connectors. This part also has a Design Table to control dimensions and suppress and un-suppress features easily in one table.  Download this file to see how a table driven pattern works.

Download: Mil-Spec Connector
Complexity: Basic
Features: Table Driven Pattern, Insert Arrangements, Design Table

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