CAD / Modeling

Front End Loader Project

Front End Loader Project

Prior Knowledge & Skills With this project students should have the following prerequisite skills: Utilize file management skills Be able to make basic parts in 3D modeling software Extrude Array Revolve Read dimensioned drawings with hole and thread notes (NOT Necessary if virtual) Be able to safely use tools in the classroom Be able to […]
Hole Notes and Hole Types

Hole Notes and Hole Types

Question: Geez… there’s lots of different types of holes…. how do I know the difference when reading a drawing? Answer: Once again… Jim to the rescue with a LOT of information about holes. Going Beyond: Hole Notes Answer the questions below by copying and pasting them into a google doc. Submit the answers to your […]
Reading Drawings

Reading Drawings

Question: How do I read a drawing to make the parts for the bucket loader project? Answer: It’s a great skill to have if you are working on building stuff from a drawing for any project. Here’s a quick tutorial!  139 total views,  1 views today
OnShape Mass Properties

OnShape Mass Properties

Question: I am using OnShape this year, and I would like to know if you can find the mass properties of a part, and make them out of different materials like you can in Autodesk products? That would be very helpful! Answer: Of course you can, and it is very helpful indeed. It’s a great […]
Changing Color & Appearance in OnShape

Changing Color & Appearance in OnShape

Question: How do I change colors of materials and the appearance of objects in OnShape? Answer:  139 total views,  1 views today
OnShape-2D Sketching

OnShape-2D Sketching

Question: How do start a sketch in OnShape? Answer:  139 total views,  1 views today
Changing Units in OnShape

Changing Units in OnShape

Question: How do I change the dimensioning settings in OnShape? Who uses metric any way? Geez. Answer: Um… everyone uses metric these days… better get hip to the grip… as a matter of fact, here’s a link to a bunch of advanced metric projects. But, If you want to change them back in just the […]
OnShape-View Controls on a Chromebook

OnShape-View Controls on a Chromebook

Question: How do I use OnShape on a chromebook? It’s almost as bad a s a Mac! No right click or anything. Please help! Answer: It is a little trickier to do 3D modeling on a chromebook due to the lack of a few things that a real computer has. Luckily enough for us older […]
OnShape Revolve Tool- Basic to Advanced

OnShape Revolve Tool- Basic to Advanced

Real World Shapes Activity Basic Revolve Activity Complex Revolve Activity Introduction: Sometimes it’s hard to get started with a basic tool in 3D modeling because it seems daunting. Here’s a great way to get started with the revolve tool and then move right into it’s more advanced features. Go as far as you want, or […]

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