Top down design & reduce 3D printed supports

My RC Tech project has been very fun experimenting with new techniques!

This is my first project using Top-down design in SolidWorks and it’s awesome! It will definitely be my go to design style from now on. Top-down is sketching all of your parts in your main assembly and referencing each part sketches to it, allowing you to control all parts in the assembly vs having to alter each part in bottom-up design. Here’s a quick video by GoEngineer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUXZDITnnMA

After watching Angus’ video on reducing support material, I had to give it a try! I really liked the sacrificial bridging, and really made improvements in my prints by designing in supports as you can see in the pic above. Check out the video Angus made on his Maker’s Muse channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPijCjz9G1w

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