Five Questions With: GrabCAD Community Member Rahul Singh

Each week, we spotlight one of the almost four million members of the GrabCAD Community doing interesting things. This week, we picked Rahul Singh, an engineering student pursuing a master’s in India.

Hi Rahul, can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself?

I’m currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India. Being a defense brat, I have lived across various parts of India and picked up many languages in the process. My present work is focused on impact engineering under the supervision of Dr. Nirav Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. It involves ABAQUS/explicit simulations and experimentation on ballistic impacts on composites and its failure mechanisms. I have an affinity towards military technology and similar areas. Previously, I have written a few articles covering various weapons on I was also involved in GrabCAD as a Workbench tester in its early phase.

I have been using various CAD and CAE Simulation platforms for the past six years and love to teach and share tutorials. I look forward to serving the Community with my knowledge.

What’s your favorite car company and why?

Being an aviation enthusiast, I love to model aircrafts rather than cars. My favorite aircraft company is the Swedish giant SAAB . From Viggen to Gripen, they have brought some revolutionary designs in fighter aircrafts. I am eagerly waiting for them to be in service with the Indian Air Force.

What’s your favorite feature in GrabCAD Print, and why?

My favorite feature in GrabCAD Print is Slice Preview. Being able to see your model getting 3D printed in simulation is one of the most satisfying things for me as a CAD engineer.

As a member of the GrabCAD Community, you have a lot of badges. Which one is your favorite?

My favorite badge is Tutorials Master.

It represents my love to teach and share knowledge. Tutorials on GrabCAD have played a significant role in my CAD journey, so I try to give back to the Community whenever possible. It's a symbol of my contribution to this huge online community of engineers.

What’s your favorite thing to model, and why?

My favorite model is a SAAB Gripen.

It was a result of a new modeling technique I was experimenting with using various cross sections. It turned out to be one of my best models. Even posted a series of tutorial videos on YouTube for the same. Other memorable models are the Sukhoi Su-30 and the T-45 trainer. I rendered a T-45 with its original paint scheme in KeyShot and its my all-time favorite render.

Do you have a favorite CAD designer on the Community?

My favorite CAD designer from the community is Trinityscsp.

His models on mechanisms are simply breathtaking. From simple mechanisms, to the most complex, his illustrations are a learning experience for every budding kinematics engineer. I myself have attempted DMU kinematics on CATIA. It is a difficult model and requires a lot of visualization skills. I have learned a lot from his models. Apart from him, Dea's comments on my models are always motivating. I learned a lot from Sourbh's models as well.

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