We are wrapping up exploring architecture using AutoCAD and Homestyler today. Students will begin thinking about a final project to work on for the remainder of the semester.
Individually or in Teams of 3-4 max:
Choose one of the following:
Due- Thursday, May 17th
Handout link below:
We have begun the architecture unit. Focusing on learning the architect's scale, students completed a practice scale packet, hand drafted an office at 1/4"=1'-0", and have measured the classroom and created a floor plan using AutoCAD. We will begin exploring homestyler.com to create our classroom and design a simple 2 bedroom house. Students may advance to using Revit Architecture to design their house, as well. Software is available for download on my home page from the autodesk education website.
We are finishing up with the Autodesk Inventor projects this week including the cell phone, fly assembly, and extra credit tower competition.
Block 4 is revisiting laser cutting and designing/building a paper object to practice visualization, problem solving, testing ideas, setting up laser cutter files and using the laser cutter to cut/construct their model.
All missing work needs to be completed by Thursday.
We will begin learning about scale and moving into the architecture drawing unit Friday. PPT and hand out below.
Tower Project: 1st block Due Wednesday after the break.
4th Block Due Friday before the break.
No glue, tape, fasteners allowed
Create a simple toy using Inventor. Your design can be a single part that interlocks with itself (like a Lego) or a more complex toy made of several different parts.
Create part files for each individual, unique part. Bring the parts together into an assembly. Parts that interlock should have a tolerance that allows one piece to slide or fit into the other piece.
We will 3D print test parts to see how they fit together. Link to advice for printing on Stratasys FDM Uprint 3D printer below.
The 3D printer builds parts that may vary due to part orientation on build plate and shrinkage. This is why we must test parts.
Mimimum wall thickness 3mm to avoid structural failure.
Tolerance for tight fit = minimum of .2-.5 mm or .006"-.009".
Moving parts .03-.04" clearance.
Introduction to Autodesk Inventor software
Task: Model 6 objects and generate 6 multiview drawings with titleblock. Include dimensions.
Task 2: choose a wooden object. Measure and create a 3D model using inventor. Generate a multiview drawing with titleblock. Include dimensions.
Task 3: Use a technical drawing to model a cell phone. Use the apple accessory guide online or measure your phone directly using calipers/radius gauges etc. Generate a multivew drawing with titleblock. Include dimensions.