This assignment is an example of multi-generational modeling. An initial form is created that then drives a secondary form. An example is a coil handle. The path for the coil form is generated through the intersection of a revolve solid form and a helix surface.
This assignment is an example of feature based modeling and assemblies. Students design their own laser pointer device that included internal components such as a circuit board, laser diode, battery and button. The form has to be shelled to create a wall thickness and include a vent hole, ribs and hardware bosses.
TENS Unit and Scanned Data
This assignment is an example of working with a master model, surfaces and scanned data. Students have their hand and arm scanned in the Body Scan Lab in the SoID. They design a custom fit brace for a TENS Therapy unit that is modeled using a master file. The brace is modeled using loft surfaces and trimmed to the final shape.
This assignment is an example of modeling for injection molding process. Students are given the internal components of a stud finder device. They model a new form around the components and have to address the production issues for injection molding. This may include wall thickness, draft, transitions, etc.
Existing Product Modeling
This assignment is another example of working with a master model and surfaces. Students pick an existing form that requires surfaces to model the shape. Then using a master file, the form is detailed out.
This assignment is another example of feature based modeling and assemblies. Students design their own jewel case. The form has to be shelled to create a wall thickness and include a vent hole, ribs and hardware bosses.