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3D Modeling #1: Starting solid modeling

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Blog entry by oldnovice posted 12-05-2012 12:13 AM 1225 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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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 application (either 32 bit or 64 bit depending on you PC setup), install the program for you current operating system, and get ready for some easy modeling!

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling download site:
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Opening Screen of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express

When you open the Creo application you should see something like the following screen. The dialog box in the center is one of several tutorials to help get started and you can try these tutorials at any time. You probably can’t really see the detail of the total screen but at this point it is not that important.

Interactivity can be done with PM or emails directly so please let me know how each of you want to proceed!

The next entry will start with a real simple model!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"



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#1 posted 01-03-2013 04:15 PM

It is interesting to learn that there are other 3D packages than Sketchup out there.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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