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D-man
18-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Hey guys, can any of you give me some pointer of steps as to how i would create this kind of shape.

Its a 200mm dia dished end with a 10mm wall if thats any help :)8493

Jonathan
18-03-2013, 12:06 PM
It has rotational symmetry, so use the revolved profile tool... or whatever they call it these days. You then just draw the cross section, specify the axis and the program creates the solid.

D-man
18-03-2013, 01:52 PM
Nice one J! Now ive manage to do that dont suppose you have an idea of how to hollow the middle out do you? say 10mm thick

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RoboCutter
18-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Your 2D profile needs to include the 'hollow' as well, then there is no need to hollow out.. the red area indicates the original profile before revolving to 3D.

See the attached file:

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By the way, this is Alibre Design, not solidworks but the principle is the same.

D-man
18-03-2013, 04:08 PM
Ah ha nice one robo! unfortunately i still cant draw like that in SW so i have to draw that shape in corel and import it that way lol still getting used to the planes

Clive S
18-03-2013, 06:13 PM
would it be the shell comand in SW by any chance Clive

D-man
18-03-2013, 06:15 PM
would it be the shell comand in SW by any chance Clive

I know it intended for Clive, but it was indeed the revolved tool. worked like a charm

D-man
18-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Anyone know where to download free models.... for example

extrusion
supported rail
spindle etc etc

asbo
18-03-2013, 06:40 PM
You can download them from within Sketchup (there's a very large google repository of all sorts of objects) then export them and import them into your program of choice. However sometimes this is problematic and after messing around with it, I found it easier just to model them from scratch(in AutoCAD in my case).

Assuming you can extrude lines in solidworks? I can send you some files for supported rail and extrusion. What size extrusion?

D-man
18-03-2013, 06:43 PM
That would be great! I'm using TBR20 my email is Derek at leisure-systems.co.uk

Swarfing
18-03-2013, 06:46 PM
Why not have a go at lathe spinning?

asbo
18-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Is TBR20 the same as SBR20? I'm guessing it is.
expect an email shortly :)

RoboCutter
18-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Anyone know where to download free models.... for example

extrusion
supported rail
spindle etc etc

You will get loads of 3D / 2D stuff from:

www.tracepartsonline.com
Free 3D Models and Free CAD Models - SolidWorks AutoCAD Inventor - GrabCAD (http://www.grabcad.com)
Free 3D Models, Free CAD Models (http://www.3dcontentcentral.com)


Col.

D-man
18-03-2013, 09:00 PM
well guys thanks for the help, i know its not what i initially asked for but i started on something a little more simple... my gantry design. bare in mind ive been using solidworks now for oooooohhhh 3 hrs haha

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AdCNC
19-03-2013, 10:10 AM
What a load of shit hahahaha :-p

D-man
19-03-2013, 10:12 AM
HAHA cheers shrek! :)

RoboCutter
19-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Pretty cool for that amount of time on SW!

D-man
19-03-2013, 10:28 AM
Thanks bud, in all fairness the extrusion is a downloaded part. its only the gantry sides ive drawn but learnt that and how to mate (The wife will be happy im not pestering her to mate now :p ) just need to figure it out what it is i want to make haha

RoboCutter
19-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Still a good effort, and importing the extrusion is a good leap forward. You will find yourself revising the design over and over again, thats what happens when you do 3D.

Tip: with files like the extrusion, save it in multiple sizes, in its own folder: e.g, Folder: 20x60. Files, 20x60x100, 20x60x150, 20x60x200 etc. It will save you loads of time in the future!