Design & Tech CAD


Level 1 Modelling

Level 2 Modelling

Reference geometry
Variable Section Sweep
Layers & visibility
Adv. Rounds
Mathematical control
Advanced Patterns
Draft & Split plane Trim
Geometry from 2D graphics
Model analysis

Accuracy

Skeleton based surfacing:
Model Analysis
Section Curvature
Splines
Boundary Blend
Construction and manipulation
Trim, Merge & Solidify
3sided surfaces
Offset Surfaces

 

Level 3 Modelling

Assemblies

Engineering Drawings

CNC Machining

Simulation

Rendering

Others

 


Level 2 Modelling

The main emphasis at this level will be on more complex modelling strategies and planning.  Your models should be more robust and flexible - if you make a change to feature no.5 of 100 how many failed features are you going to have to deal with?

Your design intent should be fully captured in the chosen references and dimensioning schemes.  We will also look to improve and consolidate skills gained in Level 1

We shall also be introducing Surface Modelling techniques to create forms with complex curved surfaces with cannot be achieved through standard modelling functionality.

 

Modelling Functionality to date

 

Base features:

   Extrude

   Revolve

   Sweep by default use the Variable Section Sweep function

 

Blends [Loft]

    Swept Blend

   Boundary Blend - surface modelling

 

Engineering Features: all in right toolbar

    Round [fillet]

    Chamfer

    Hole

      Shell

 

Edit Feature: all in right toolbar

     Mirror

    Pattern

 

 

 

Loughborough Design School Sean Kerslake 2011