Four different hinge arrangements:
Arrangement A – Single Shoulder Bolt
Arrangement B – Pin with two end screws and washers
Arrangement C – Pin with internal cir clip
Arrangement D – Pin with two external circlips
There are many ways to layout and structure manufacturing drawings in SolidWorks. A typical product will comprise multiple levels of custom parts, assemblies, sub-assemblies, OEM components and multi-bodied parts.
The image below shows one way of structuring manufacturing drawings under a top level General Assembly drawing.
The second CAD Animation is of a Push to Close Latch. Created with Solidworks.
The aim of this mini-project was to create some simple Solidworks animations of interesting everyday mechanisms. The first animation – a retractable pen – was created with the help of this Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Clicker-Pen/
I recently finished reading Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley of IDEO. There is also a TED Talk from David Kelley on the same topic.
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Three interesting design competitions that are currently open:
Core77 Design Awards (although closing soon):
Intel Make it Wearable Competition:
Element 14 Community Group for Wireless Power Solutions:
The Intel Edison SD Card Size Computer and TI Wireless charging kit:
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Above Image Right from: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/04/ti-wireless-charging-04-18-2011.jpg