With the freeform shape nearly complete, it's time to revisit some of the needs of the manufacturing process. One of the things you need to make sure of is that this model would drop out of a mold. Learn to ensure that there's sufficient draft in the faces around the side to allow this part to be injection molded.
- With the free form shape nearly completed, … it's time to revisit some of the needs … of the manufacturing process. … In this video, we will add the last touches … to the overall shape, … make sure that the shape … is going to work for a molded object, … and convert the body to a solid model. … Right now, the shape is pretty close to what we need … so let's go ahead and turn the Canvases off. … Then just to check it to see if we need anything else, … we'll go ahead and under the Solid tools, Create panel, … grab the Thicken tool and select the model, … making sure the thickness is to minus two millimeters. … Right now, the operation doesn't work … so we need to make some modifications. … Let's take a closer look at the freeform body … to see what might be going on. … One thing I did was I creased this model … all the way to the bottom. … Probably shouldn't have done that … because it can create some non-manifold conditions. … I can use the UnCrease tool from the Modify pulldown, … or I can select an edge, right click and find UnCrease …
- Creating a T-spline body
- Creating a solid from a T-spline
- Adding features and fillets
- Rendering the design
- Setting up for 3D printing
- Forming a solid from surfaces