Monday, June 28, 2010


testing new blog with new design, new layout and new features. :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

SolidWorks 2010 sp4.0

Super fast update!~

SolidWorks 2010 sp4.0 is now available to Subscription Service customers.

To download, click here. Or log into the SolidWorks Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to access the update.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Engine Mechanism-built and presented in SolidWorks!

Hey, come on and have a look on this video! This is the student design project of a 1st year student from Oxford Brookes University. He has build this engine model in SolidWorks and render in PhotoWorks before produce the animation video.
Look at the way he created the exploded view, nice and organized. Besides that, he did shows the movement of the engine clearly. Nice modeling of each component!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

And the AWARD goes to...

Remember this 3 dudes -> Stephen, Kish, and Bob?

They are funny but they are serious when come to award. Recently they have won an National Marketing Award: Effie Award for marketing effectiveness in the “Computer Software” category.

Effies are awarded by the independent organization Effie Worldwide, Inc. to recognize “the most significant achievement in marketing communications: ideas that work.” Other 2010 award recipients include IBM and PlayStation in the software category and Apple in the consumer technology category.

For more detail description, feel free to pay a visit to designworldonline.

For more video, visit to below link:

Hmm, should I start my own show as well? hmm~ Okay, time to dream, night!~

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World Cup fever!

Do you ever think before to model a football in SolidWorks, it looks simple since it is a round shape. Somehow, when you really look into it, you will found that there is a "hidden challenge" inside! Due to the shape is form with a combination of hexagon and pentagon, how would you control the number and size for each of them in order to get a sphere with certain diameter???
I have download and explore a SolidWorks football model from 3D Content Central, here is the video to show how's the model being constructed! Any idea on how to obtain the ~16 deg and ~ 21 deg of the "cut extrude"in order to obtain the very 1st pentagon and hexagon?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Glance Time #8 - Desktop 3D Printer

Best Monday, everyone.. welcome to Tyler's Monday Glance Time. Due to the expeditious technology development, the machine to print a 3D object is not longer necessary to be a huge machine. It can be now put in your bedroom, on your table.. of course a normal sized table will do. Please allow me to present, the.. Solido SD300 printer~
Solido - 3D printer on the desk, create a design and hold it in your hands without leaving your desk!
Willy Verginer - Italian woodcarvers Willy Verginer creates simply awesome artistic wooden sculptures.
Rocket VW Bettle - A Volks Wagen Bettle features with Rocket , crazy yet cool~
Sony Rolly - Rolly was an egg-shaped digital robotic music player made by Sony, combining music functions with robotic dancing.
The Last Airbender Final Japanese Trailer - Avatar: Last Airbender now is moved to 3D. It gonna rock your eyes~

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tips: Intersection Curve

I have received an imported sheet metal part and was asked to create some cutting along the stepped faces. Normally, when we plan to create some cutting along a folded part we will rather to make it flatten so that it is easier for us to sketch out the shape on the flatten face and proceed the cutting. For this imported part, the difficulties I face here is, I can't flatten it since the imported sheet metal part have some broken surface and that need quite some time to repair before we proceed to flatten it.

So, what I did was, select a plane that is normal to the end face of this sheet metal part, then, use the spline line to create a curve which is exactly snap to the mid point of every step faces, base on the spline curve, extrude a surface which will pass through the sheet metal part. Finally, use the intersection curve to obtain the line that exactly fall onto every bend surfaces.
Here's the video which shown you more clearly about what I have done!

Intersection curve

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Glance Time #7 - Micro Robots & Cyborgs

Aloha~ Good Monday, Tyler do feel great to see you all again~ Today, I'm gonna highlight on the micro/nano robot design which inspired from animals, insects and bugs. On the other hand, i will show you some researching on Cyborg insects technology, means how to control insects by using some signals or electronics device.. It's scary!!! Try to imagine.. just one day, even a housefly which flying around us could be a spy to trespass our privacy~ OMG.. Be prepare for your pesticide~~;)

DragonFly Robot Micro UAVs - Israel is developing a robot the size of a hornet to attack terrorists. This might be the prototype..

Hex Bugs Nano - Okay, so it isn't as artsy as making gooey bugs in a miniature oven, but HexBug's little micro-robotic tchotchkes are a good time in their own right.
MTRAN3 - Although this project was about 2 years ago, but still i were very impressed. Kinda transformer feel!!

Cyborg insects - Scary~ scary~ scary~ Watch some cyborg insects that are being developed and see a robot controlled by a moth.

Robots inspired by animals - Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches and some cool self-configuring robots.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Msia's Dream Bamboo Super Hybrid Car Competition

Dear Friends,

For those who are interested in innovative design, I have a good news to share with you!

There is a competition called -Malaysia’s Dream Bamboo Super Hybrid Car Competition, organized by the Malaysian Association of Creativity Innovation (MACRI), University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) and SIRIM Bhd. This competition is held in conjunction with the 3rd Creativity & Innovation Week 2010.

Basically, it was regarding to integrate the bamboo material in Car design, the design can be applied to interior, exterior or energy power system of the car.
The requirement for the submission is very simple, can be either in illustration, sketches, or pictures. (can be in 3D CAD model as well if contestant wish to make their entry more presentable). The completion is open to all Malaysian citizens residing inMalaysia or outside Malaysia irrespective of age. Closing date is 15th July 2010.

Bambu’s floor mats, gearshift knob, steering wheel and seat cover are made of
bamboo or its fibre fabric.Another small sharing regarding to the usage of bamboo at different ages:

6-9 months - for making baskets

2-3 years - for bamboo boards or laminations

3-6 years - for construction

>6 years - bamboo gradually loses strength up to 12 years old

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SolidWorks Lamborghini - 5 minutes video is out

Yes, the long await Lamborghini Gallardo video is out. Dan use SolidWorks to model the exotic ride and shared a 5 minutes video on the overall steps to model it. Currently he is working on a tutorial that will show you how to model this car - from start to finish - in SolidWorks and would like to have some idea and feedback. Feel free to drop by his website to comments.

Enjoy the video by clicking below link.