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#TechTipTuesday-- Creating a solid model from an image

Posted by Andy Beaupre on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

 

This week's TechTipTuesday video provides a detailed example of quickly creating a solid from a photo image of a physical part and a few measurements.  

 #TechTipTuesdsay: Designing from an Image

 

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Video TRANSCRIPT:

 

 

Create a 3D model of a razor scraper

Start with a few measurements...

... and an image file

Import and scale the image

The image should be approximately the same size as the actual part...

... adjustments can be easily made to the solid model 

Use a horizontal line to establish the centerline of the scraper

Draw 2D Profiles using the image as a template

The profiles will be used to generate the solid model

Profile 1/2 the part then mirror the profiles to ensure symmetry

Use blend splines to fill gaps in the profile that cross the centerline and are not vertical

Position and approximate the size on any holes

Actual sizes can be defined on the solid model

Use your elevation measurements to extrude the profiles into solid models

Use your profiles to cut and shape the design

Add chamfers and blends

Establish the thickness of the part

Cut out holes, slots and pockets

Use dimension driven edits to adjust the design

Complete the design

 

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Topics: Direct CAD, Engineering Design Changes, CAD Geometry, #TechTipTuesday

#TechTipTuesday-- Dynamic XForm - DynaHandle Alignment

Posted by John Agoglia on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

 

Take a two-minute look at using KeyCreator's unique DynaHandle for easy and quick alignment while working on your 3D model. Buy KeyCreator Today and get FREE KeyCreator Essentials Online Training (a $1,150 value) or Targeted Technical Training (a $895 Value)! 

 

 

 

 

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Video TRANSCRIPT:

Here you can see that the movement of the DynaHandle is based on the construction plane.

You can change the direction of movement by selecting an X, Y, or Z arrow with the Right Mouse Button then select Align To Vector or Align to Plane

In this case, we are selecting a Vector (edge) for the direction

Now the DynaHandle movement is based off of the Vector selected and not the construction plane

You can also not only change the direction of the move but align the part at the same time

Select the X, Y, or Z arrow with the Right Mouse Button then select Align Move, then the Align Move to Vector or Align Move to Plane. In this case, we are selecting a Vector (edge) for the direction.

Align To Vector changes only the vector direction

Align Move To Vector changes the vector direction and adjusts part to the vector

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Topics: CAD Validation, Direct CAD, Engineering Design Changes, CAD Geometry, Boeing, #TechTipTuesday

#TechTipTuesday-- Meeting & Exceeding Boeing's D6-51991 Requirements for Validating Translated CAD Data

Posted by Andy Beaupre on Tue, Apr 04, 2017

 

Take a two-minute tour of Kubotek's Validation Tool [which is on sale for only $2,995, including first year's maintenance] and how it can help you with quality compliance and standards such as  Boeing's D6-51991. [Transcript at bottom]

 

 

 

 

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Video TRANSCRIPT:

The Kubotek Validation Tool was built from the ground up for validating CAD data for quality system compliance.

It uses industry leading all-inclusive geometric comparison providing the most accurate method of validating CAD translations.

A flexible set of compare options lets you define the types of geometry to be validated and compare tolerances.

The MASTER and COPY (translated) data sets are identified and tracked throughout the validation and reporting process to insure complete traceability.

The simple step-by-step procedure facilitates a quick and efficient validation process.

Visual feedback and results indicate that the validation is complete.

The final output of the process is a quality document with complete traceability.

The document includes:

  • File Data;
  • Compare option data; and
  • A complete results summary

If you need help passing the Boeing D6-51991 or other quality standards, call us at 800-372-3872

 

 


 

 

Topics: CAD Validation, Direct CAD, Engineering Design Changes, CAD Geometry, Boeing, #TechTipTuesday