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    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 :)Click image for larger version. 

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    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.
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  3. #3
    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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    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.
    Last edited by RoboCutter; 18-03-2013 at 03:35 PM.

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    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
    Last edited by D-man; 18-03-2013 at 04:12 PM.

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    would it be the shell comand in SW by any chance Clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    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

  8. #8
    Anyone know where to download free models.... for example

    supported rail
    spindle etc etc

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    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?

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    That would be great! I'm using TBR20 my email is Derek at

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