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Message 11 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:14 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Might as well go with the 500 ci out of the Eldorado.
*Fulford, Drew
Message 12 of 33 (69 Views)

Re: People who wanted a surfaces tutorial....

12-16-2002 11:17 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Sean

I think a propeller blade is a great example since lofting wont "cut" it.

- Drew

--
Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/



"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design swoopy
> shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
>
> I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
Shell).
> I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
quick
> and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it out
a
> bit more...
>
> This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
>
> Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
another
> suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 13 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:17 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
You think it would thicken? Couldn't get mine to because of the radii on the
leading and trailing edges. Ended up being a convoluted process to get it to
work with no join lines from separate lofts.
~Larry

"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:76F87F1EBF4865F04D3315A90FDC35EC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sean
>
> I think a propeller blade is a great example since lofting wont "cut" it.
>
> - Drew
>
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
swoopy
> > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> >
> > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> Shell).
> > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
> quick
> > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
out
> a
> > bit more...
> >
> > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> >
> > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> another
> > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> >
> > --
> > Sean Dotson, PE
> > http://www.sdotson.com
> > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > -----------------------------------------
> >
> >
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 14 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:19 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Sheez ... sorry man ... gluing tacks to my keyboard right now. That'll
teach me!
~Larry

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:97D652CB1D2083B8C8F33039A13F80A1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> 454..don't short me those extra 27 cubic inches..
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:6E4779B20BFF6B7B8FCE88428DF82E2E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > 427 ... you've got one to go by.
> > ~Larry
> >
> > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> swoopy
> > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > >
> > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > Shell).
> > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
> > quick
> > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
> out
> > a
> > > bit more...
> > >
> > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > >
> > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > another
> > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > -----------------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Fulford, Drew
Message 15 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:26 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Thicken? No need to :smileyhappy:

Just make 2 twisted surfaces and do 2 replace faces on a chunko'material

- drew
--
Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/



"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
news:61F447DA5AD54444D52D1E6B5F0E2DFD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You think it would thicken? Couldn't get mine to because of the radii on
the
> leading and trailing edges. Ended up being a convoluted process to get it
to
> work with no join lines from separate lofts.
> ~Larry
>
> "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> news:76F87F1EBF4865F04D3315A90FDC35EC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Sean
> >
> > I think a propeller blade is a great example since lofting wont "cut"
it.
> >
> > - Drew
> >
> > --
> > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> >
> > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> >
> >
> >
> > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> swoopy
> > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > >
> > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > Shell).
> > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
> > quick
> > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
> out
> > a
> > > bit more...
> > >
> > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > >
> > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > another
> > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > -----------------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 16 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:26 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
I wanted to choose a part that would use many of the new commands.

Surface Creation (extrude and revolve)
Surface Loft
Surface Knit
Surface Thicken
maybe replace face
etc...

all in one part

The point is not to create the part the most efficient way but to illustrate
how to use each of the commands.

I think maybe the prop would be a good 2nd lesson...


--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
-----------------------------------------
"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:7931CBD6E37C6CFDD4A5AECD637C7FCD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Thicken? No need to :smileyhappy:
>
> Just make 2 twisted surfaces and do 2 replace faces on a chunko'material
>
> - drew
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:61F447DA5AD54444D52D1E6B5F0E2DFD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > You think it would thicken? Couldn't get mine to because of the radii on
> the
> > leading and trailing edges. Ended up being a convoluted process to get
it
> to
> > work with no join lines from separate lofts.
> > ~Larry
> >
> > "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> > news:76F87F1EBF4865F04D3315A90FDC35EC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Sean
> > >
> > > I think a propeller blade is a great example since lofting wont "cut"
> it.
> > >
> > > - Drew
> > >
> > > --
> > > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> > >
> > > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> > swoopy
> > > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > > >
> > > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > > Shell).
> > > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was
a
> > > quick
> > > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh
it
> > out
> > > a
> > > > bit more...
> > > >
> > > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > > another
> > > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > > -----------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Steve
Message 17 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:26 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:62E526E4877B722697B80953DDD56588@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I wanted to choose a part that would use many of the new commands.
>
> Surface Creation (extrude and revolve)
> Surface Loft
> Surface Knit
> Surface Thicken
> maybe replace face
> etc...
>
> all in one part
>
> The point is not to create the part the most efficient way but to
illustrate
> how to use each of the commands.
>
> I think maybe the prop would be a good 2nd lesson...
>
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
(snip)

How about an intake port?

Steve
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 18 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:30 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Yeah ... that might work okay. Think it will leave a visible joint lines on
the leading and trailing edges? I'll try it in a bit.
~Larry

"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:7931CBD6E37C6CFDD4A5AECD637C7FCD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Thicken? No need to :smileyhappy:
>
> Just make 2 twisted surfaces and do 2 replace faces on a chunko'material
>
> - drew
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:61F447DA5AD54444D52D1E6B5F0E2DFD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > You think it would thicken? Couldn't get mine to because of the radii on
> the
> > leading and trailing edges. Ended up being a convoluted process to get
it
> to
> > work with no join lines from separate lofts.
> > ~Larry
> >
> > "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> > news:76F87F1EBF4865F04D3315A90FDC35EC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Sean
> > >
> > > I think a propeller blade is a great example since lofting wont "cut"
> it.
> > >
> > > - Drew
> > >
> > > --
> > > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> > >
> > > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> > swoopy
> > > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > > >
> > > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > > Shell).
> > > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was
a
> > > quick
> > > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh
it
> > out
> > > a
> > > > bit more...
> > > >
> > > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > > another
> > > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > > -----------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 19 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:38 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
sorry I forgot to add "" to my post...

(I get sensitive about my C.I.)

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
-----------------------------------------
"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
news:E7A46191B62AF33515D76A47CC865F1B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sheez ... sorry man ... gluing tacks to my keyboard right now. That'll
> teach me!
> ~Larry
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:97D652CB1D2083B8C8F33039A13F80A1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > 454..don't short me those extra 27 cubic inches..
> >
> > --
> > Sean Dotson, PE
> > http://www.sdotson.com
> > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > -----------------------------------------
> > "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> > news:6E4779B20BFF6B7B8FCE88428DF82E2E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > 427 ... you've got one to go by.
> > > ~Larry
> > >
> > > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> > swoopy
> > > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > > >
> > > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > > Shell).
> > > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was
a
> > > quick
> > > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh
it
> > out
> > > a
> > > > bit more...
> > > >
> > > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > > another
> > > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > > -----------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 20 of 33 (69 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:40 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
You don't have to put a for me to know you're shin'n-me-on!
~Larry

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:98ABA51173E99534318D5FF1B657EDD1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> sorry I forgot to add "" to my post...
>
> (I get sensitive about my C.I.)
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:E7A46191B62AF33515D76A47CC865F1B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Sheez ... sorry man ... gluing tacks to my keyboard right now.
That'll
> > teach me!
> > ~Larry
> >
> > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > news:97D652CB1D2083B8C8F33039A13F80A1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > 454..don't short me those extra 27 cubic inches..
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > -----------------------------------------
> > > "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> > > news:6E4779B20BFF6B7B8FCE88428DF82E2E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > 427 ... you've got one to go by.
> > > > ~Larry
> > > >
> > > > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > > > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually
design
> > > swoopy
> > > > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > > > >
> > > > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell
Phone
> > > > Shell).
> > > > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it
was
> a
> > > > quick
> > > > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd
flesh
> it
> > > out
> > > > a
> > > > > bit more...
> > > > >
> > > > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts,
knit
> > > > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude
tools.
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give
me
> > > > another
> > > > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > > > -----------------------------------------
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>

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