Woodworking blog entries tagged with '3d modeling'

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Ultimate CAD/CAM for DIY/Hobby/Professional and a GREAT Deal

10-30-2014 02:40 AM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 0 comments »

I’ve been searching for powerful CAD/CAM software that is affordable/free. I finally found it in Fusion 360 from Autodesk. They offer a full featured parametric 3D modeling software with integrated CAM. The integrated CAM makes the CAM parametric to the geometry as well. Currently, there is only a single product in the family which is free for personal/hobby use (yes legally). The full featured version is $300/year now. Come November 8, 2014, they will be offering a standard version ...

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3D Modeling #1: Starting solid modeling

12-05-2012 12:13 AM by oldnovice | 6 comments »

By popular demand this will be an interactive blog to show how 3D solid modeling can make the design and build process of woodworking, or almost any project, more fun and with better plans. The 3D modeling program is Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express which is a FREE program from PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation) that I have been using since 2000 (then know as Solid Designer). If you want to join this adventure, go to the download site, check the PC requirements, download the a...

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3D Modeling #2: Quick introduction to make an object

12-05-2012 07:03 AM by oldnovice | 1 comment »

After the tutorial dialog is closed, your screen should look close to this! An Empty Workplane The transparent green sheet in the main window in a workplane. Any lines or shapes, construction or geometry can only be on workplanes. First we need to see where and how to get construction or geometry lines and/or shapes. Below is the upper left section of the screen. Notice the TAB is Modeling and the balloons show the two menus for construction and geometry lines/shapes Ba...

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