July 11, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis considers how designs evolve from invention to manufacturing and how various CAD techniques might best be used.
June 20, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis reviews the use of equations, configurations, design tables, and specific modeling tools for creating 3-D models of paper and cake.
May 23, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis reviews methods for creating walk-through animations. The use of a camera following a path is discussed.
April 18, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis reviews methods for creating animations. The use of dedicated software is discussed.
March 28, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis shares some best practices when it comes to creating animations and movies for design review purposes.
February 15, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis reviews the similarities between drafting and illustrating. The use of dedicated software is considered.
January 27, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis demonstrates file linking between 3-D CAD and published literature. Some published formats are easier to produce with postprocessing software.
January 4, 2016
Columnist Gerald Davis explores the use of “mates” as he reveals how to make a hand drill operate the same way in the 3-D model as it does in the real world.
November 11, 2015
Does your shop have special punching tooling that it would like to use more? Columnist Gerald Davis demonstrates how to prepare a CAD model of the punching tooling that a customer can download into its own CAD tooling library and possibly incorporate into future jobs that may end up with the job shop.