Gerald Davis Design and Consulting

Gerald Davis

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Gerald Davis Design and Consulting
3-D CAD: Productivity, reliability, and responsiveness - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Productivity, reliability, and responsiveness

November 9, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis discusses when formality should enter a CAD operator's workflow and offers up an example of how a simple CAD task might go.

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3-D CAD: Handling imported data during sheet metal design - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Handling imported data during sheet metal design

October 19, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis is ready to rip into the process of converting imported 3-D parts to flattened parts.

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3-D CAD: Setting up a costing tool - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Setting up a costing tool

September 7, 2012

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Cost analysis within 3-D modeling software won't replace cost estimating, but it still can be a helpful tool.

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3-D CAD: Design optimization - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Design optimization

August 3, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis begins his exploration on how cost management tools in 3-D modeling software can be used to deliver cost-efficient and functional part designs.

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3-D CAD: Modeling with product variation as the design intent - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Modeling with product variation as the design intent

June 26, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides a guide to connecting dimensions and custom properties to equations, which will make part design changes much easier to deal with down the road.

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3-D CAD: Modeling with product documentation as the design intent - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Modeling with product documentation as the design intent

June 13, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis focuses on creating better illustrations and models to make life easier for parties involved in downstream operations.

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3-D CAD: Bill of materials construction in project documentation--PartII - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Bill of materials construction in project documentation--PartII

May 3, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis has populated the bills of material with data and now focuses on the model that will accompany the BOM to the manufacturing floor.

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3-D CAD: Bill-of-materials construction inproject documentation--Part I - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Bill-of-materials construction inproject documentation--Part I

April 16, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis takes a look at the appropriate way to construct a bill of materials as he continues his cutting table project.

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3-D CAD: Customization in project documentation - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Customization in project documentation

March 12, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis reveals the most convenient way to set up a bills of material and related title blocks.

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3-D CAD: Project documentation - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Project documentation

February 13, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis explores the world of exploded views as he prepares the 3-D model to be much more than just a graphical representation of the part to be fabricated.

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3-D CAD: Project definition - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Project definition

January 10, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis focuses his 3-D CAD skill on designing a welding table. He invites readers to participate in the creation of this support structure.

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3-D CAD: Library features - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Library features

December 20, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis shows CAD users how to create a feature for the library so that it may be used in other models.

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3-D CAD: Document management and revision control - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Document management and revision control

November 30, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers fabricators guidance in dealing with an engineering change order to a 3-D CAD model.

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3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data

October 20, 2011

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After demonstrating how a 3-D concept model can be turned into a production model, which is useful for as long as the project has the green light, columnist Gerald Davis takes a look at how you can take a concept model and turn it into a simple flat layout for CNC fabricating equipment.

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3-D CAD: Well-behaved bend reliefs - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Well-behaved bend reliefs

September 9, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis is looking to refine a 3-D model so that it is easier to laser-cut. To do so, he relies on a popular addition to his modeling software package.

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