This is simply a remote control two part box modelled using Surface Geometry. Both parts fit precisely together. Lugs could also be included for screwing together. The box can be tailored to ones own needs re switches, LEDs etc. It is an ideal model for CAD CAM routering or 3D printing. A Tutorial for this together with screw lugs will be part of the next set of tutorials.
Just modelled this Shin Guard for inclusion in the next set of tutorials on Surface Modelling. The Shin Guard has saddle curvature and is an interesting form to model.
Soccer Ball – Football: The next module will involve artefacts where the modelling relies on the use of Surface Geometry. Some SolidWorkers are intimidated by Surface geometry. It is however, nothing to fear. Surface Geometry is an essential component of SolidWorks and opens up so many possibilities for the modeller. Keep an eye out for this tutorial. This soccer ball will form part of this set of tutorials. It’s geometry is very interesting consisting of a truncated icosahedron. It has 32 regular faces 12 of which are pentagonal. It is one of the Archimedean Solids.
SolidWorks pdf Tutorials – Advanced Features: The renders below are the basis of the content for our next module (Module 4). They involve some of the more advanced features of SolidWorks including Surface modelling, working in the 3D Sketch environment and some advanced lofts and sweeps. The tutorials to follow will describe in full the modelling and the rendering processes for each of these household products.
SolidWorks Tutorial pdfs Beats and Bose: SolidWorksTutor.com has released its tutorial on the modelling of the Beats Mixr headset and this Bose SoundDock XT docking unit. The images shown here are PhotoView360 renders of the docking unit modelled by SolidWorksTutor. Learn how to model these products in solidWorks at www.solidworkstutor.com
SolidWorks pdf Tutorials – iPod Touch & X-mini: A 125 Page tutorial on the complete modelling and PhotoView360 rendering of an iPod Touch and X-mini speaker is now available for purchase. With clear and concise explanations of the modelling process together with copious screen grabs the learner is guided through the modelling process with nothing left to chance. This tutorial is expertly presented in Pdf format available to you now. The learner is also expertly guided through the process of preparing the model for rendering using PhotoView360. Clear guidance is given on lighting and shadow manipulation, scene editing and perspective as well as the various options available for the rendering itself.
Four Jpeg files are also downloaded for use as sketch pictures, the Apple Logo itself and an Apple rendering background to be inserted into a render as a scene in itself.
SolidWorks pdf Tutorials – Beats Mixr Headphones: This is my latest model for the Music set of tutorials that I am currently working on. Borrowed these headphones from a student of mine for the weekend – thanks to Sean! Some interesting Hinge mates for the ear phones themselves as they can revolve (not too much) on two axes. Keep an eye out for the tutorial for this and the other music products.
SolidWorks – Product Design: If you wish to see the latest in innovation in product design then check out Tuvie.com.
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Tuvie’s main goal is to provide you with daily inspiration and become a bridge between designer and investor/manufacturer. They provide a platform for young designers to get some recognition for their talents. Check out these products and others. The bicycle frame has been made using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering technology), an advanced form of 3D Printing.
SolidWorks – 3D Printing: Check out this site www.sculpteo.com for 3D printing. They will 3D print your own solid models with a variety of materials to choose from (up to 45 different materials/finishes). Design your own products and have them realised for real.