Introduction: CATIA V5 Lightsaber Model Part 2
So this is the second part of a series of instructables I've created to use CATIA V5 to model Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. This part will focus on modeling the back cap of the lightsaber. If you haven't gone through the first instructables I would suggest looking at that one first and then returning to this one. This instructables will focus much more on building the instructable, rather than introducing CATIA V5. The link below will take you to the first part:
Step 1: Creating a Part File
Create the part file for the lightsaber cap
Step 2: Creating the Cap Base
Create the cap base as follows in sketch mode, dimension it, and then rotate it to create an actual part.
Step 3: Create the Ridging
Create the ridging pattern on the lightsaber first by creating a single ridge.
Step 4: Creating Multiple Ridges
Use the circular pattern tool to create many of the ridges on the back cap
Step 5: Sketching the Back Feature
Create a sketch of a circle on the ZX plane
Step 6: Creating the Back Feature
Use the reverse direction button if the pad is going into the cap. If not, the button is not needed.
Step 7: Creating the Second Back Feature
Create the Second Back feature on the first one.
Step 8: Create the Main Hole
Create the main hole. This one uses a V-Bottom structure. If you like, you can change this to a flat bottom under the "Bottom" section in the bottom right corner, but will work either way for the final product. Once again, make sure the hole is centered and dimensioned.
Step 9: Final Product
And now you have the final of the lightsaber cap! Make sure to save.