When asked to design some fishing lures, I found myself wishing that I knew Alias® software. However, I just didn't have the time to learn new software and dove into the project with Inventor 3D CAD software. Along the way I learned some valuable tips and tricks about working with complex lofts and surfaces. In this class, I explain the evolution of several fishing lures. I cover the entire process: concept sketching, surfacing, mold analysis, and finally, the finished solid models. We go over lofting good practices that make future edits much easier and with far fewer failures. We also review exactly what surfacing can do for you in day-to-day modeling.
- Confidently use the Loft command
- Use surfaces to get your desired results instead of fighting with feature failure
- Bring your ideas to life by modeling from hand-drawn sketches and model surfaces from hand-drawn sketches
- Confidently create organic shapes
Stan Wile is a Solutions Consultant with IMAGINiT Technologies, specializing in manufacturing environments. He has implemented the Autodesk® manufacturing products with several industries including the extrusion, automotive, furniture, and custom machinery markets. He has extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of the technical, practical business, and human dimensions of implementation. Stan is an ATC certified instructor and he provides training, support, and implementation for AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Mechanical, AutoCAD® Electrical, Autodesk® Data Management, Showcase, Inventor, and iLogic. He also maintains an AutoCAD Electrical dedicated blog at http://myacade.blogspot.com/