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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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3-D CAD: The cure for the bad isometric view - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: The cure for the bad isometric view

August 1, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the fabricator through a 3-D modeling process to learn how to work with a file that has broken elements.

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3-D CAD: Unfolding problems - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Unfolding problems

July 18, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides some tips on getting that 2-D drawing--derived from the 3-D model--to manufacturing in the best shape possible.

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3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources

March 14, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis reminds us that CAD modeling has its limitations and that it's still necessary to build a prototype rather than just relying on simulation.

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3-D CAD: Modeling a nest of parts

March 10, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis bypasses CAM software and uses his 3-D software to create a nest of parts.

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3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart

February 1, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis tackles a fabricating project that every shop takes on every so often: the shop cart.

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3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer? - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer?

January 17, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides readers with an idea on how transforming a 2-D sketch into a 3-D model can prove helpful in bettering a customer's original design.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII

December 16, 2010

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Wrapping up his design work on the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis now turns his attention to preparing final versions of project documentation.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XI - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XI

November 8, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis has turned his attention to the sliding charcoal plan, but this particular component challenges the top-down modeling approach that has been used up until this point in the project.

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3-D CAD on the grill, Part X - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part X

October 26, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues working on the top-level assembly. This time he's modeling two skewer supports.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part IX - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part IX

September 16, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues working on the top-level assembly. This time he's modeling two end skirts and two side skirts.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII

August 4, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues his work of locating features in the context of the top level assembly.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII

July 15, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis turns his attention to fasteners as it's time to shore up the support structure.

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