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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Page address: http://mavtube.mnsu.edu/research/virt_steel_sculpture.html

Virtual Steel Sculpture

Virtual Steel Sculpture

From the fabrication drawings of the Steel Sculpture at Minnesota State University, Mankato we have created a solid model of the sculpture using Creo Elements (Pro/Engineer) software. We have also created an “Interactive Three Dimensional PDF” file of the solid model that looks exactly like the sculpture at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Interactive 3-D PDF file will allow students, instructors and practicing engineers to manipulate the solid model; that is, you can view the model from different angles, pick a connection, zoom, pan, spin, or rotate the model. The 3-D PDF file also shows the model tree (the individual components making up the virtual steel sculpture). Moreover, when you double-click on a connection, you will be linked to another PDF file that provides additional information for each connection type including blue prints, close-up views, field examples, sample calculations, and Finite Element models.