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Need opinions for CAD project

  1. Mar 7, 2016 #1
    I have a cad project where i have to make an assembly of a mechanical device with 5-8 parts and I also have to make a modification to the device. I was thinking maybe a brake caliper but I am just curious what some of you think would be a good device to model?
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    What were some of the previous projects in the class for this assignment?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2016 #3

    Nidum

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    2D or 3D ?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2016 #4
    This is our final project for the class. We do simple modeling for homework like bearing blocks and gaskets but this is the first assembly.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2016 #5
    It is a 3d project
     
  7. Mar 7, 2016 #6

    berkeman

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    I guess I worded my question poorly. What were some of the previous final projects in previous classes?
     
  8. Mar 7, 2016 #7

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  9. Mar 7, 2016 #8
    Not really sure. I remember my teacher saying a previous student did a birdhouse. So when I say it has to be a mechanical part im not saying thats a requirement, its just that I would rather model a mechanical part since im going for a bsme. The only requirements are it has to be 5-8 parts and i have to modify the design in some way.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2016 #9
    yea something similar to that. something smaller with less parts would be ideal
     
  11. Mar 7, 2016 #10

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    Why less parts? What year are you in school?

    Personally, I'd try to get creative. Like, do the x-y-z movement mechanism for a 3-D printer (which could be used to fabricate the parts...). :smile:
     
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