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Homework Help: 3d design help

  1. Dec 3, 2013 #1


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    I have to design a space rover for Mars that has to have quite a few operating gadgets on it.
    Without giving a lot of details I am using sketch up and needless to say it sucks. I can't even figure out how to make a wheel. and I cant make objects at angles, like shafts or motors or anything. The vehicle has to have a robotic arm that operates. I would just like to know if anyone has a recommendation for a program I can download to make my rover look a little more professional than it does now. I would post a pic of it but its so terrible I would be embarrassed.
    By the way I have absolutely no 3d design experience and that is probably half of my problem. I have till December 20th and I started on it last night.

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  3. Dec 3, 2013 #2


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    What student versions of 3D CAD software do you have available? You should post your efforts so far so that we can offer some suggestions
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  4. Dec 3, 2013 #3


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    Here goes

    I know this is horrible, but I don't know what to do about it. My lack of design experience really shows when it comes to computer 3d models. I am using sketch up 3d

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