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Electronics Housing
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October 13, 2018, 04:31:34 AM
The total job (3 versions of this case) took a couple dozen hours over a couple weeks because I had to research and model the electronics to make sure the case was large enough (my first attempt was not because the client did not provide the correct information... one of the hazards of fixed-price jobs).  I also had problems exporting to STL with the second version because, I believe, that the ACIS History got in the way, so I did this version without it and got a clean result.

The basic case design took very little time: two rectangles Lofted together, then Unequal Radius Filleting formed the long, relatively thin portion that was 3D Added to the Box that had been Chamferred and Sliced, with Unequal Radius Filleting, too.

After that, Shell Solid with the bottom face pre-selected and a Quick Pull on the front followed by a Slice By Surface and Shell Solid to make the cowl.

Finally, I had to add screw mounts.


Jeff

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October 13, 2018, 04:34:24 AM
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An interesting design Jeff.


* October 13, 2018, 06:35:23 AM
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Very nice modelling Jeff,  the unequal blends came out really well.

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October 14, 2018, 03:30:42 AM
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An interesting design Jeff.

'Interesting' is a word for it, but I cannot claim it.  The original housing (which was not properly designed around the internal electronics) was provided to me, so I was just trying to duplicate the overall 'theme'.  I have no idea why the rear projection exists and the cowl had no purpose in the original design (the scanner assy used the translucent red access port seen in the first three images).

I thought he had lost access to the original CAD (which is not that uncommon, it seems), so I didn't do as much of a pre-check as usual.


Jeff


BTW: This will be at least my second attempt to preview/post this message as the first bounced me to that fershlugginer Captcha page that's been appearing sporadically this year.  When I backed up two pages, 4 of the 5 image links disappeared.  I'm just going to try posting a few times to see what happens.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 02:21:56 AM by Jeffin90620 »

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