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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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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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