3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan's Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using Solidworks 2012. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing.
By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constrained 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing.
Experience with a Windows environment.
Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided.
What to Bring:
If possible, students should bring a project or an idea for projects to model in class as an informative exercise.
Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals. Gui recently competed in the Discovery Channel's design/build reality show, "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius".
Made Possible By: Solidworks & CADD Edge
Solidworks is a computer-aided design tool that allows you to quickly design and revise 2D or 3D parts, assemblies, and dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies with minimal training. It is used by over 1.7 million product designers worldwide to design and create manufactured parts, from the introductory hobbyist level to top end engineering firms.
CADD Edge has been offering SolidWorks CAD Software since 1995. Each year since then, SolidWorks has named CADD Edge, Inc. the largest SolidWorks provider in the Northeastern United States. Over this time, CADD Edge has helped over 7,500 users become more productive with SolidWorks.
Session 1: Tuesday, January 14th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Session 2: Tuesday, January 21st, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Session 3: Tuesday, January 28th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Session 4: Tuesday, Feburary 4th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Session 5: Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Session 6: Tuesday, Feburary 18th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.