This week, Powergrabber and Autodesk Certified Professional, John Evans, takes us on a journey through the ever growing library of models on GrabCAD. What new and amazing designs are creating a stir and making us take notice? Have a look.
Chrono watch / Ivan Spasić
I do like a nice watch, and Ivan Spasić got my attention with this cool GrabCAD chronograph (IGES) model. We need to get GrabCAD to have these made for the top modelers. Ivan has a huge collection of models that just keeps growing. Stop by and tell him we want to see some low-light renderings with the hands glowing on this watch.
Firefighter vehicle / Javier Flores
The super sweet flame slapping Firefighting vehicle (IGES) is all sorts of awesome. It was created by Javier Flores, a new member her on GrabCAD that has a few other models created specifically for 3D printing. This firetruck though is definitely one to grab a hold of.
The Hawk’s Nest / Lar Lewis
It’s really great to see some Architecture in the GrabCAD family. I saw this model and had to check it out. Lar Lewis went all out on this model of ‘The Hawk’s Nest’ (AutoCAD). Slick layout and a ton of detail on his first upload. Notice the painting on the easel? Give him some comments and encourage him to put up some more sweet architecture.
koenigsegg hood release / dassault
Ok GrabCad’ers, many of you are familiar with the smoking hot Koenigsegg car and the trunk release handle contest. I’ve been working on my submission off and on, thinking the whole time that I have something cool going on. Well meet Dassault, the designer of this bloody hot release assembly (SolidWorks 2011). This thing is gorgeous and sooooo hard to beat. Everybody check his work out while I go re-start my release handle design process from scratch.
Bolt carrier assembly / Harold Martin
Any of you military types recognize this? This M-16 / AR-15 5.56mm gas assisted bolt assembly (SolidWorks 2010) really brings back memories and it looks perfect. Harold Martin’s first upload is a real beauty. We’d like to get the trigger group and upper receiver too, so stop by and tell him to complete the rest of it!!
Ferrari 599 / hamza
I don’t know where people get the skills to do automotive design and modeling, but Hamza really has it goin on with his Ferrari 599 (SolidWorks 2011) model. I do love a Ferrari, and his model is smooth and the detail is beautiful. I’m dying to see some more renderings with this model in Keyshot. Any takers?
Sukhoi 35 mka / hamza
Hamza is back with the rendering of his SU-35 aircraft (SolidWorks 2011) in the clouds. Beautiful detail and a hot paint scheme really turned my head. I’m starting to think Solidworks might actually be useful. He’s just uploaded this model yesterday, so the comments are only starting to come in. Stop by, download this beauty, and tell him what you think.
Honda camshaft / Daniel
I was shopping for some cool components when this camshaft caught my attention. Sweeeeet job from Daniel on this Honda camshaft (Powershape) for a 450 crf 4 stoke dirt bike. The modeling detail and the rendering are cool. This Camshaft Is Daniel’s first time upload too, so give him a moment of your time to tell him what a great job this is.
Milling tool / Marcos Fernandes da Silva
I saw this indexable carbide profile mill as I was perusing the new uploads, and knew I had to have one of these. Marcos Fernandes da Silva has a cool collection of machine tools growing, and maybe we can get him to adapt my mill spindle to accommodate one of these.
Ducati 998 rear shock absorber / dassault
As much as I love the car renderings, mechanisms and suspensions are hot. dassault is back with another killer Solidworks model and rendering of this Sweet Ducati 998 rear spring and damper assembly. This would be another great candidate for Keyshot. I can’t stop looking at it, it’s so danm pretty.
This week the tide of uploads to the Library has continued to rise with over 53 pages of new content from all over the world. From Vehicles to Architecture, the talent and thought involved just keeps coming. I for one never thought I’d see this level of everyone sharing their considerable time and skill, but I am so happy to see GrabCAD growing like it is. I can’t imagine what’s next.