Tips of the Trade – Engines, Ice and Impellers
Where did August go? Yes, its September and soon the days will become a little shorter (on this hemisphere, at least). The GrabCAD team is growing quickly as we hire more developers to provide more features for all 270,000 of you. We’re also working on a few new challenges that shall be released soon – who here likes to bike? That’s all we’ll say at this point. These past few days a few regulars on GrabCAD have uploaded a number killer tutorials – we’d thought we’d share them with you.
How to Correctly Render Ice Cubes
When I featured one of Robert Voogt‘s tutorials on how to render liquids in a cup, I challenged him to come up with a little more about rendering ice cubes as well. Being the rockin’ Engineer he is, Robert posted something more.
How to Make an Engine
Aykut Dana‘s tutorials are the most popular tutorials on GrabCAD. He’s covered everything from the crankshaft, the pistons to the valves and timing belt. His most recent tutorial, Part 32, covers Exhaust Heads. If you’re new to Solidworks and want to make more than pens and fences, follow Aykut’s tutorials. Hat’s off to you, Aykut!
How to Make an Centrifugal Pump Impeller in Solidworks
Sudhir Gill has been posting lots of tutorials about simple designs, perfect for the beginner. Here’s something a little more complicated yet easy to follow.