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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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3-D CAD on the grill, Part VI - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part VI

June 8, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis reminds CAD designers that it is a good practice to test parametric links as the design progresses.

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The impossible dream

May 11, 2010

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From the CAD operator's point of view, he can use several tricks for sheet metal modeling that can keep the design in the realm of can-do manufacturing—the land where the tooling and metal processing technologies are commonly available.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part IV

April 1, 2010

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When it comes to providing exact details for the bill of materials for a 3-D design job, columnist Gerald Davis provides some pointers to help speed up the project.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part III

March 1, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill,columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance so that the designer ends up with a design that allows him to explore various changes to the size of the overall product while having the component parts stretch or shrink automatically

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill

January 15, 2010

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Gerald Davis begins this year with a series of product development case studies, taking an idea and creating the virtual model of it.For this first installment, Davis designs a barbecue grill.

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Flat responsibility in sheet metal modeling

September 23, 2009

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The most important role of a CAD operator is to verify that the design can be flattened. Columnist Gerald Davis provides some guidance on that subject.

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Top-down modeling

July 1, 2009

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A reader has a question about modeling an assembly comprised of three plates and tubing. Columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance.

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The most important output of 3-D CAD modeling

June 1, 2009

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The most important output from a CAD system is the bill of material. Columnist Gerald Davis gives us an idea of just how much detail should go into creating a BOM.

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Love of loft in 3-D CAD modeling

May 1, 2009

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Leaning to use the loft tool in 3-D CAD modeling takes some work, but it can come in handy in certain circumstances.

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