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, … Continue reading Top down design & reduce 3D printed supports

View SolidWorks 3D Models on your Webpage!

I've been working on adding 3D Models to my portfolio on my webpage and I couldn't upload SolidWorks models to SketchFab as easy as I had from Fusion360 in the past. So I converted SolidWorks to Fusion360 then uploaded to SketchFab. Pack & Go your assembly, for more detail click here Open in Fusion360 and export … Continue reading View SolidWorks 3D Models on your Webpage!

What is the best design?

The world of designing has "many ways to skin a cat" but which is the best way? Many factors come into play such as; intended function, outside limitations,  experience/wisdom, and now help from software. In this blog post you can see how SolidWorks can test stress loads of a simple steel frame to determine the … Continue reading What is the best design?

Mirazor 3D printed prototype

Here's a functional 3D printed prototype I designed for Chris Tatum @ctatum870 from a napkin sketch. When you're shaving the back of your head and can't see what you're doing, the Mirazor mirror attachment solves that problem! Chris is currently working on the production stage and I'm excited to see Mirazor hit the market!

Convert AutoCAD models to 3D PDF

Designing CAD models in 3D is hugely beneficial for visualization and avoiding interferences. While we design in 3D in AutoCAD, we are limited to 2D screen shots (unless a DWG viewer is downlaoded) to share with our clients. Microstation by default has the ability to "print" a model to a 3D PDF (a trick I … Continue reading Convert AutoCAD models to 3D PDF