John Devitry is the CAD administrator for Utah State University. His weapon of choice is of course SE and more specifically ST in SE. He was telling us some funny stories about how students who don’t have rigid concepts of how things are to be modeled do things at times. He would fix them up with a problem and then plan on going away for a while as the problem is solved only to see some students walk out after 5 minutes or so. Thinking there is a problem as he says he would walk over to see if they needed help only to be told they were done.
Here is one of the problems he gave his students. An angled plate with a slot in it and a 90 degree angle relative to all three major faces. The first thing I thought of, and admit it you did to, was sketch/extrude remove in three planes. It took me a bit to figure out what the student did but the following is a clip of how I believe it was done.
This was one of the things that just blew me away at the Huntsville ST4 Rollout/Summit. ( I can’t help myself here and even though SE called it a rollout I like to think of it as the first of the new series of Summits :-]) It’s not that I had uses for this in mind or could see immediate applications for it in what I do as much as it was a wake up call to capabilities and methods in ST I had not ever considered because of the mindset I have about the way things “should” be done.
Regards, Dave Ault