Solid modeling basics

Master the essentials of solid modeling basics in this tutorial series lead by Industrial Design Expert, Andrew Camardella. Cover everything from combining direct modeling and design history, sketching, and basic and advanced tools, plus Design for Manufacturing best practices to kickstart your 3D design workflow with solid modeling.



Introduction to Solid Modeling | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

Get an overview of Shapr3D’s user interface, focusing on key modeling tools and working with design history. Plus, you’ll take a look at integrated Visualization for real-time 3D renders and 2D Drawings.


Direct vs Parametric | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

What’s the difference between direct modeling and design history in the solid modeling environment of Shapr3D? Learn how to select individual surfaces and modify them with direct modeling and adjust features in the history tree, both leveraging Shapr3D’s selection-based interface for faster, more focused modeling. You’ll best practices for working with design history like suppressing features and inserting breakpoints.


Sketches | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

Walk through how to sketch the underlying structure that you’ll later use to create geometry for your model in Shapr3D. You’ll practice using key sketch tools and working with constraints to get the final underlying sketch for a waterpick model.


Solid Modeling | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

In this video, you’ll add to the sketches you created in the previous session, creating solid models to add more details to your water pick model. Learn key modeling tools like Revolve, Subtract, and Offset Face and work with design history to adjust features like adding an extrusion. You’ll get insight into working with a Design for Manufacturing mindset, ensuring your model is best suited for manufacturing.


Advanced Part Design | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

Continue modifying the waterpick model shape, adding more shapes using advanced features like Sweep, Project, and Pattern. Work with different views of the model, including Section View, to double-check your geometry for manufacturing.


Complex Surfaces | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

Design a body for your waterpick model using new techniques like setting up construction planes, creating scaffolding, and using Loft all to create a curved shape. Then fine-tune adding chamfers and fillets to the waterpick body that accurately represents the waterpick.


Housekeeping | Shapr3D Solid Modeling Basics

Check out how to keep Folders as design history steps organized as well as layout dimensions and constraints to keep your design practices consistent and improve your overall workflow.

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