I have an assignment where I need to draw a machine that we disassembled. But I'm having problems with modelling the plastic cover. I actually have no clue on how to start on this.
I tried starting with a solid block and then cutting away piece by piece, but that's a pain.
Next I tried drawing the outlines on parallel planes and then use a loft, but it isn't really a handy solution.
Can anyone spare me some advice or guides/ tutorials that cover this?
Do you can post the CAD file for visualization? Or file for viewer?
I don't have a decent CAD file yet. I'm asking for help on how to do this. I must start from the pictures. (I have the 'correct' measurements, but not on my computer)
In this case if you just looking for the method would be fine for you to attached a model similar to these pictures? Then you can check and build your own from scratch with the appropriate dims.
I think is your lucky day... or almost...
This link leads you probably to someone from your college that have done the same project
If you ask him kindly he might give you the original model of the plastic cover nevertheless you can download one of the available models to check how it looks like and to give you a better idea how to approach your problem.
Just to say that this community (GRABCAD) is getting bigger and bigger
hence, the whole world seems to become a bit smaller in a sense...
Good luck with your project
That's a very handy link!
The only thing is, I can extract the desired shape/model from the file, but it is not possible to 'reverse engineer' the steps this user took to come to the exact model.
Nevertheless, many thanks! ;)
(I sent the uploader a pm)
if you will not get any response please let me know I can do some reverse engineering for the specific part to make available all the necessary features for adjustment to this model...