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margomichalak
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What product should I use?

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01-03-2013 06:22 AM

Hello

I need to make a 3d model from 2d plans. I really don't know if there is any autodesk product that can do this. What to do?

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Light_Guy
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Message 2 of 16 (678 Views)

Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 06:27 AM in reply to: margomichalak

What, if any, Autodesk products do you currently have on hand and what is your line of work - Architecture, construction,etc?

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AllenJessup
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Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: margomichalak

What type of plans? Do you have a CAD file or just paper? What will the Model be used for? Most importantly - Do you know what the elevation and/or height of everything is?

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margomichalak
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Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 07:08 AM in reply to: margomichalak

I have the main dimentions, and dwg files. still those should become a small glider

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pendean
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Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: margomichalak

Google Sketchup (the free version) is a good place to start for a beginner IMHO: if you need to do more after that it will become pretty obvious after your model's creation  then you can come back with detailed questions about your additional needs.

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margomichalak
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Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 09:41 AM in reply to: margomichalak

I am not sure if this Google programme will be enough to prepare a model that would be usable in Ansys Fluent...

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Message 7 of 16 (627 Views)

Re: What product should I use?

01-03-2013 12:18 PM in reply to: margomichalak

Hi margomichalak,

 

The information you've provided so far is still pretty vague, but it sounds like you'll want to try a mechanical design software such as Autodesk Inventor for building your glider. You can download a 30 day trial:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/download/item?siteID=123112&id=18137023

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Light_Guy
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Message 8 of 16 (587 Views)

Re: What product should I use?

01-04-2013 12:40 PM in reply to: margomichalak

I just saw in Shaan Hurley's blog Between the Lines that the 2D to 3D tool for Inventor on Autodesk Labs was one of the top 10 for 2012!

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/2d_to_3d_tool

 

Might be just what you are looking for!

Paul Hamor
"Always good ships!"
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margomichalak
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Message 9 of 16 (557 Views)

Re: What product should I use?

01-05-2013 04:55 AM in reply to: margomichalak

thank You both, I'll try Inventor and its plugin, and let You all know if it works.

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margomichalak
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Re: What product should I use?

01-07-2013 01:21 AM in reply to: margomichalak

so I tried Inventor. it took me almost 10GB, but computer decided that it was not installed. I don't know, maybe its too weak to deal with such programme. so I came back to the beginning.

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