Do you want to learn to use 3D CAD software? Do you have a 3D printer and want to start designing your own prints? With many courses tailored at the high end, this lab is for beginners or those who want to try something new. This is an opportunity to learn a new skill so you can make custom designs on 3D printers and other CAM devices. In the lab I will be covering: Basic setup, Part modelling - sketching, features, edges, and patterns. Assemblies - bringing parts in from not only your library but the content centre and standard parts, constraints, degrees of freedom. Progression - Where to go next and what are the options. Where to go for help and support. This is a lab where I wanted to show the perspective of a self-taught student using Inventor and the challenges I went through and how I went from starting out to mastering the skills needed to make the projects I made for my GCSE 3D Design Course.
- Learn how parts and assemblies work together.
- Learn how to develop skills in sketching.
- Develop skills in creating and modifying features.
- Learn how constraints work.