Introduction: 3D CAD Tutorial - Extrude Feature - #1 - Track Channel


In this Tutorial, you will be introduced to 3D CAD with Alibre Design, by creating a simple Extrude Feature - a generic Track Channel.

If you would like to try this and don't yet have a copy of Alibre Design, you can get the Alibre Design Trial , or Alibre Design Express . Text Only versions of these tutorials are on my Alibre Design Tutorials Site .

In the next step, you will have a pdf file - open this to do the tutorial.

You will start out by being shown Launcing of Alibre Design, selecting Work Offline, opening a New Part workspace, and setting up some Properties for elements of the work space, and also Options - including Grid selections.

I then show you creating a sketch, extruding it, saving the file, editing it to refine the sketch, adding simple colors and reflective properties, and saving the updated file.

Continue on to the next step for the Tutorial!

Step 1: 3D CAD Tutorial - Extrude Feature - #1 - Track Channel - Instructions


Follow the content in the pdf below for the complete Tutorial on this Extrude Track Channel Model.

Elements covered in the sketch include:
- Activate Sketch
- Two Corner Rectangle
- Sketch Offset
- Dimensioning
- Extend & Trim figures
- Analysing Sketch for Accuracies and correcting deficiencies
- Adding a Circle to create a hole

Elements covered in the Extrude Feature Include:
- Selecting Sketch to Extrude
- Selecting Type of Extrude (Depth, Next, Mid-plane, Geometry)
- Setting Depth values
- Draft Angles
- Labeling the Feature
- Completing the Extrude

Also covered is the use of the Measurement Tool

Proceed on to the PDF file for the complete details and instructions.

Step 2: 3D CAD Tutorial - Extrude Feature - #1 - Completion - Feedback


Congratulations!

Please feel free to [mailto:alibre_rob@hotmail.com?subject=Instructables_Track-Channel_Completed! send me an email] letting me know you completed this Tutorial.

Comments

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AdHd (author)2009-03-04

It would be helpful to include a link to Alibre Design.

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alibre_rob (author)AdHd2009-12-05

Hey AdHd, Right Your are!

So - today - I am adding such info into the Instructables I did here!

Like this -
If you would like to try this and don't yet have a copy of Alibre Design, you can get the Alibre Design Trial , or Alibre Design Express . Text Only versions of these tutorials are on my Alibre Design Tutorials Site .
- put it near the top of each of the 8 Alibre Tutorials Posted - that I had done first!

Enjoy!

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WhosWho (author)2007-04-25

Use Microstation V8. Much, much easier and more logical.

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voxelman (author)WhosWho2008-09-10

Ah yes but is it free like Alibre Design Express? Last time I checked it was in the $4000 range and up.