Introduction: 3D CAD Tutorial - Sweep Feature - #2 - Foot-Scrubber- 1

In this Tutorial, you will gain additional 3D CAD experience with Alibre Design, by using the Sweep Feature to create a model of a Foot Scrubber.

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 and Maximizing the size of a New Part workspace, and setting up some Properties for elements of the work space, and also Options - including Grid selections, Color Scheme, standard defaults, and a File - Save As - with Intended file name, to make update saves easy while sketching or modeling.

I then show you creating a detailed sketch with Reference Lines, Dimensions, and the B-Spline Feature to create the outline path for the Sweep. Then the Edge Sketch is created to be Swept along the path. The Sweep is then created with these two sketches, Completed with Feature Mirror, and using Extrude Boss, the middle is filled in. Lastly - one more sketch is created for the Extrude Cut Feature to make the hanging hole in the Handle. Then it has the sharp edges smoothed with a 3D Fillet. Finally adding simple colors and reflective properties, and a final re-saving of the file.

Continue on to the next step for the Tutorial!

Step 1: 3D CAD Tutorial - Sweep Feature - #2 - Foot-Scrubber-1 - Instructions

Follow the content in the PDF below for the complete Tutorial on this
Sweep Boss Feature 'Foot-Scrubber-1' Model.

Elements covered in the sketch include:
- Select Plane, Activate Sketch, Select Reference Line,
- Dimension, Ordinate Dimension, Dimensions Value Editing,
- B-Spline Flyout Menu, B-Spline by Control Points,
- Zoom to Fit, Zoom to Window, Line, Offset, Circle,
- Trim Figure, Project to Sketch, Analyse Sketch,
- Select Axis, Circular Arc - Center-Start-End,

Elements covered in the Sweep Boss Feature Include:
- Sketch to Sweep Selection, Path Object Selection,
- Sweep Type, Draft Angle, Labeling.

Elements covered in the Extrude Boss Feature Include:
- Command selection by Icon and Menu choices,
- Sketch Selection, Direction Checked (Along Normal),
- Type (To Geometry), Target (Face selection), Offset (Value).

Elements covered in the Mirror Feature Include:
- Menu Selection of Command, selection of Features to Mirror,
- Mirror Plane, Mirror Geometry.

Elements covered in the Extrude Cut Feature Include:
- Command selection by Icon and Menu choices,
- Sketch Selection, Direction Checked (Along Normal),
- Type (To Next), Reverse (Checked).

Elements covered in the 3D Fillet Feature Include:
- Radius Type, Radius Value, Entities to Fillet Selection,
- Labeling, Fillet Preview, Fillet completion.

Also covered is the View Orientation Icon & Dialog selections to control View, Orient View Toolbar selections, Zoom to Fit, Rotate, and use of Mouse buttons to rotate view, Insert Plane.

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

Step 2: 3D CAD Tutorial - Sweep #2 - Completed - Feedback


You have completed this Foot-Scrubber Tutorial!

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