3-D Pro/Carbine body Project for school
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:29 PM
I bet my gun-whore (nah- not a gun whore yet- more of a gun-skank. or whatever comes before whore... Catholic Schoolgirl? :P) senses will kick in and then I'll end up with something else...
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:33 PM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:27 PM
Nah. Just about 12 work planes all rotated around a central axis and then about 20 some holes. Rotational array 3 evenly spaced for the three spirals. Only about 20 minutes of tedious work. Yeah, it was a pain.
Now that I have Inventor 11 on my home computer I'm in heaven. The school computers are ungodly under-powered for the program. Now mine isn't great, but almost anything is better than what I have to use at school. I have a graphics card at home which is an improvement as the school comps don't have them!
Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:33 AM
i use inventor at school for my projects.
Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:51 AM
but now have all autocad versions, pro-engineer, solid works, solid edge, inventor 5,7,11, microstation, ironcad, turbocad, and a few others under my belt.
I currently use autocad2006 and inventor11 for my job. inventor is nice because its easy to use and can get a lot of plugins including FEA (finite element analysis) and CAM (computer aided machining) software.
I have a small CNC machine at home that i use to make things that i've modeled in inventor.
there are easier ways to create a spiral pattern - but that way works too.
yes inventor can export STP files
Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:11 PM
You might need to open one or find somebody to formally teach you if you decide to learn sheet-body modeling.
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