Onshape Essentials: Revolves, Sweeps, and Lofts

Creating non-geometric shapes in CAD can be simple. This course will show you how to use the revolve, sweep, and loft features in the CAD software Onshape through building a multi-part electrical controller. Required Software: Onshape.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 25, 2016
Duration
1h 45m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 25, 2016
Duration
1h 45m
Description

Knowing how to construct non-geometric, manufacturable shapes in CAD is essential since not all designs are rectangular boxes. This course, Onshape Essentials: Revolves, Sweeps, and Lofts, will teach you how to create shapes in Onshape that can't be bound by four corners. The Revolve, Sweep, and Loft features are powerful tools used to construct these non-geometric shapes, and you'll learn to use them here. Through this course you will also build a multi-part electrical controller that has complex wire routings and transitions. Finally, you will construct intricate features combining the skills learned in each module. In the end, your knowledge gained from this course will allow you to be a more accomplished and valued CAD designer. Required Software: Onshape.

About the author
About the author

Jason Durfee is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years in the automotive industry and enjoys using CAD. He has worked with many different CAD systems including Onshape, Solidworks, UG, Ideas, and several proprietary systems.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, my name is Jason Durfee, and welcome to my course called Onshape Essentials Revolves, Sweeps and Lofts. I'm a mechanical engineer at Durfee Engineering. I have over 20 years of experience using many different CAD systems. In this course, I'm going to teach you how to use Onshape. Why should you use Onshape? Because Onshape is the greatest CAD software since CAD went from wire frame to 3D parametric models. Onshape is a fully web based CAD system, so you can use it on your computer, your cellphone, your tablet, anywhere you have an internet connection, so, you're definitely going to want to learn how to use the CAD system. Some of the major topics that we're going to cover in this course are, how to use revolves, we use revolves to create resistors and wire terminals. We're going to use sweeps. Sweeps we can use to create wires and hose routings. We're going to also learn lofts, and we're going to use lofts, how to create docs and box features. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to create very interesting and complex CAD models, using revolves, sweeps and lofts. Before the beginning of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Design and CAD Systems. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Onshape with the course Onshape Essentials, Revolves, sweeps and lofts, at Pluralsight.