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    Default The marvel of modern CAD

    This whole bumper is cut from one sheet and bent!

    Now figure this one out by hand!




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    Everything is a hammer.
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    Then it it a chisel.

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    Ikea for offroaders! Now only if I can get one for the Rok!
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    Best part is if you put in the material as well as the thicknessís it can give you pretty accurate stress and fracture analysis.

    Geat to be able to build it on paper and overcome as many little issues as possible before venturing on to costly material
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    Nice one, why did you make the bendlines R1.2? or is this for thin plate?
    I do like your way of thinking, if you are going to fabricate this i would look to use a R10, this would be stronger and give a nicer finish, unless i am jumping the gun a bit
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    I make a 1.2mm test template first, then to the real thickness.

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    See, i was jumping the gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    Best part is if you put in the material as well as the thicknessís it can give you pretty accurate stress and fracture analysis.

    Geat to be able to build it on paper and overcome as many little issues as possible before venturing on to costly material
    Henk done in full 3D you can now even do "test welds" to see if the welder can work inside more complex models.


    For those that can work with these modern packages there are some truly nice options.



    but I still come from the time when we did developments on paper of these projects. print it on amonia printers, cut it out, traced it onto the steel, plasma cutter .....

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    3D models do look very sexy!!!

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    What program was this designed in?
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    The only CAD system worth paying for: SolidWorks
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    After cutting how will the bends be done ?

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    My son gave me Autocad 12, but I am doff with the stuff, do nothing else but frustrate myself every time I open the damn thing up.

    Nice work Uys, you make me seriously jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB_Scorpio View Post
    After cutting how will the bends be done ?
    Bending brake!




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    I used to use Catia V4 in the old days, awesome programme but hell the hardware to run it was expensive... these modern packages are pretty awesome I must say, if you know how to use them properly like Uys does

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    The only CAD system worth paying for: SolidWorks
    I use Alibre Design in my business and it does exactly what Solidworks does only at half the price. Not saying Solidworks is bad, just that it isn't the be all and end all of CAD software.

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    FreeCAD is no good. If you're looking for something decent thats free then check these out:

    Autodesk 123D
    Creo Elements

    These aren't full products though and export options are limited.

    For professional CAD software that doesn't break the bank try these:

    Alibre Design
    VariCAD

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    Yeah. CAD is amazing. It also allows a guy just out of school that never have touched a car to see an open space below the fuel filter and aircon pipes next to the gearbox to fit a battery ...

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    ok - you clever mouse drivers.... design a decent light-weight front bumper/bull bar for my Disco 2.........)
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