Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tutorial: Curtain hook

When helping you mother to change the curtain, have you ever come across this thing?

Yes, it is a curtain hook.  This is the most popular type in the market and of course, you would find several of other design out there. But that is not the point; have you ever wonder how to create this curtain hook in 3D modeling? Well, it is pretty simple actually. All you need is a little imagination and the right tools to work on it!

Before making this part, let see what sketch tool or feature that might be necessary is. I’ve done my analysis (no need Simulations for this one, just need to figure out what is the best feature to be select and how to do it the fastest way) and this is my result.

Now, basically I need 3 features over here. A few Sweeps feature would do the main body and Extrude Boss together with Dome features will complete this part! Sounds simple and yet great! Dare to give it a try?

Here, I show you the steps by making it into a video.

Your end product will look like this. A bit of rendering might help you to visualize this part in more attractive way!

Warhamni (warhamni@cadcam.com.my) a.k.a 我爱你 (i love you),she is the trainer for CADCAM training centre, SolidWorks Authorized training centre. Although she join the team late but trust me, she's good in 'playing' SolidWorks and a fast learner. She can easily answer you in no time, with her lighting speed Kawasaki.