CAD Modeling: Some Best Practices

This file is a file I sent to my students at U Mass / Lowell showing how I would have done their first homework assignment.  I had several goals in doing this:

  1. Practice in Solidworks – always a good thing
  2. Showing what is possible, to inspire the students to practice and experiment
  3. Showing what I consider “best practices” in solid modeling
  4. Showing how to capture design intent in the model

I hope this is also useful for you.


3 thoughts on “CAD Modeling: Some Best Practices

      1. I’ve got a part that if I can find the print and scan would make a Wonderful Solidworks final exam. It took me FOUR DAYS to build the model. It doesn’t look complicated, but oh boy it’s a tricky one with no almost no two surfaces actually parallel to each other and none of the angles are even.

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