PROJECT - DUSTBUSTER SPEEDFORM

Dustbuster modeled in Alias with X-axis symmetry, cnc layout for Powermill CNC toolpath programming session.

Dustbuster modeled in Alias with X-axis symmetry, cnc layout for Powermill CNC toolpath programming session.

This project is to familiarize with the Alias Studio Tools and DelCAM PowerMill user interface. The goal is to develop a set of sketches or pink foam models, have them projected in their corresponding orthographic views, and use a digital cabriolet method to start a NURBS surface math model.

The object will have side symmetry in the X direction, with a five sided primary surface model (front, back, top, bottom, and outer side). This will need to have G1 continuity over the symmetry plane. Additional details can be embellished to flush out the design.

The next step is to generate an IGES file export of a CNC layout made for the DAAP Shop Autoprofiler, and finally a DelCAM PowerMill session of that IGES files programmed with roughing and finish paths.

Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:
1 ‐ Wire file with construction history of the dustbuster
2 – IGES file that will be imported into DelCAM PowerMill
3 – The entire DelCAM PoweMIll session folder with tap file

Create one .zip file archive containing these three elements labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DUSTBUSTER.zip


Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, September 9, 2013.

Reference Files: 

Video Tutorial Files:

 

PROJECT - PARAMETRIC BOX

Multi-body Solidworks Part driven by numeric parameters and geometric relationships

Multi-body Solidworks Part driven by numeric parameters and geometric relationships

This project demonstrates various concepts of parametric design.  Using a single part with multiple solid bodies, generate a master sketch driving the over all aspect of the design.  The parameters will be global variables in solidworks that drive the following dimensions: 

  • box_width
  • box_height
  • box_depth
  • material_thickness
  • shelf_depth

After finishing the master multiple bodied part, save each body as a separate linked part.  Then generate a part representing a 96inch x 48inch piece of material.  Using distance mates, make a solidworks assembly of the layout.

Project Movie Tutorials (REMEMBER Right-Click/ Control click "Save Target As" on each link)

Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:

  1. Multibodies Solidworks part file that is driven by global variable parameters.
  2. Six Solidworks part files, Five from the individual solid bodies, one modeled for material mill work.
  3. Solidworks Assembly that contains the six solidbodies for CNC mill work
  4. IGES export of the Solidworks Assembly

Create one .zip file archive containing these three elements labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_BOX.zip

Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, September 23, 2013.

 

PROJECT - RENDERING APPLE PLATTER STILL LIFE

Software rendering in Alias utilizing, three point lighting, placed texture projections, and layered shader networks.

Software rendering in Alias utilizing, three point lighting, placed texture projections, and layered shader networks.

This project is to exercise the following concepts:

  • Use of shader materials (blinn, phong, lambert, and their derivatives).
  • Utilizing texture projections (sometimes referred to as "decals").
  • Use of layered shader networks (sometimes referred to as "mix maps".
  • Compelling compositions. 

You will be required to produce three renderings.

1. Use this provided alias project folder and produce a rendering by adjusting shaders, lights, and the render global settings.
2. A second render where you may move the camera to a different composition (you may use Alias or another software package)
3. A third render where you may move the camera to a different composition (You must use another software package, other than Alias)

4. You will need to print two renders where you have composition control (not the original locked camera) on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper utilizing the large gamut Ultrachrome pigment set.   You will need to have this printed out, with your name labeled on the render and pinned up in your studio space on Monday, October 28.  You will have to attend a orientation in the Photo area to gain access to the Epson Printer use.

All three renders together must be less than a 5MB zip file when collected together.  They will be submitted on Blackboard by the end of the day Monday October 28.

Videos covering the Alias software render:

Videos covering the Alias hardware render:
alias_hardware_shade_quick_overview.mov (32MB)

Color Profiles for Softproofing:

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PROJECT - DUSTBUSTER SPEEDFORM MADE SOLID

Alias NURBS surface geometry with exported shell to Solidoworks

Alias NURBS surface geometry with exported shell to Solidoworks

This project demonstrates taking NURBS surface geometry (Alias) to a parasolid modeler (Solidworks).  Take the final principle trimmed surface geometry from the Dustbuster speedform project in Alias, export a stitched model iges file, import into solidworks and confirm that it becomes a solid body.  Perform necessary thicken or shell feature operations, make sure a wall thickness of 0.0625inches to 0.125inches exists.  Utilize fillet and rib features as necessary.

Videos covering the surface to solid workflow.

06_alias_content_into_solidworks.mov (149MB)

Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:

  1. IGES file from stitched shell model from Alias
  2. Solidworks part that includes full hiearchy tree.

Create one .zip file archive containing these three elements labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_SOLID.zip

Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, September 21, 2013.

 

PROJECT - SINK HYBRID SURFACE SOLID MODEL WORKFLOW

 

Hybrid modeling technique starting with defined locations in space from Solidworks, NURBS surface modeling in Alias, then returned back to Solidworks.

Hybrid modeling technique starting with defined locations in space from Solidworks, NURBS surface modeling in Alias, then returned back to Solidworks.

This project demonstrates the use of hard defined points and locations in space as dictated by criteria from engineering or design management.  In this case the overall build envelope (18.0 inches by 24.0 inches) within four feature locations (drain, hot water knob, cold water knob, and faucet) that a surface model (in this case the sink) interacts with.  You will have need to have at least the following three files.

  • part file of the original dimensions of the two knobs, faucet, and drain
  • a wire file where the NURBS surface of the sink is generated
  • second solidworks part that contains the integrated surface model properly made a solid with the details of the faucet, knobs, and drain. 

Project Movie Tutorials (REMEMBER Right-Click/ Control click "Save Target As" on each link)

 

Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:

  1. Solidworks part file with modeled "hard" locations (make sure to save a separate copy!)
  2. iges file export from solidworks that is to be imported into Alias
  3. wire file of sculptural sink elements developed in Alias
  4. iges file export from Alias that is to be integrated into the solidworks part file
  5. finished design solidworks part that includes full hierarchy tree.
  6. Render of design that is at least 1500pixels by 1200pixels. 

Create one .zip file archive containing these three elements labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_SINK.zip

Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, October 28, 2013.

PROJECT - SHEET METAL STOOL

Sheet Metal Stool example for the Solidworks Sheet Metal tool set

Sheet Metal Stool example for the Solidworks Sheet Metal tool set

This project demonstrates basic use of the sheet metal toolbox available in Solidworks.  Build a simple stool similar to the work example demonstrated in class and on the below videos.  Experiment with how the standard extrusion tools can work in tandem with the sheet metal tools.  Also experiment with the standard tool library and hole fixed to include standard fasteners. 

Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:

  1. Solidworks part file with sheet metal base flange with associated bends.
  2. Integrated solid bodies for the legs separate from the sheet metal work.
  3. Proper holes modeled as extruded cuts.
  4. Render of design that is at least 1500pixels by 1200pixels. 

Create one .zip file archive containing these two elements labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_SHEETMETAL.zip

Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, December 9, 2013.

PROJECT - POWERTOOL

The associated studio project organized for submission will be required.  Your final deliverables for this project are as follows:

Folder collecting the powertool's project geometry.  This should collect all finalized designs, alias wire files, solidworks parts and assembly files, powermill sessions, etc.  Treat this as a package that has to be delivered to another designer that may have to work on the next revision of this design.  This will help in processing this project later for your portfolio.  Believe your predecessors, the effort to organize is worth it!


Dedicated process book in pdf format for Design Technology containing the following:

  1. Orthographic view render
  2. Exploded view render
  3. Moneyshot render with any associated detail shot renders

Create one .zip file archive containing these two elements (process book and project folder) labeled as follows:
LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_POWERTOOL.zip

Submit the zip file archive on blackboard by end of the day Monday, December 9, 2013.