Introduction to Solid Works

This morning the Masters student Martijn Gommeren started a 4 week workshop on the 3D CAD software ‘Solid Works’. He started off with introducing his past education and the skills that he has developed already throughout university. Then demonstrating how CAD fits into the product design process and that its not a creativity or designing tool, only one to show full detail of prototypes or models. He also introduced to us the rules of technical drawings and how they can assist with the CAD and manufacturing process. We also had a go at doing a technical drawing and I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise and in some spare time in the future I hope to improve it. Martijn finished off with showing some basic skills in Solid Works and quick ways to produce objects and shapes. He has set a task for next week to complete a hair drier from a 2D sketch.

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