+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2008
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default Beginner needing just a little help.

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Hi,

    I am pretty good with computers, and drawing programs like Photoshop. I am jusssttt starting to teach myself autocad. I build high detail models of farm equipment as a side income. Right now, I am trying to make a dwg of a particular tire so I can have a prototype cnc'd out and then I can mold and reproduce it. I have my dwg pretty close to what I want with one exception. I don't know to how alter the shape of my lugs (treads) yet. Can someone help me with that. Also, I would like to add some raised text to the sidewalls. I can probably figure that out pretty easy, but if someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.


    Thanks,

    Jason

    Last edited by modelman; 3rd Feb 2008 at 11:07 pm.

  2. #2
    Quantum Mechanic ReMark's Avatar
    Computer Details
    ReMark's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Computer:
    Thinkmate
    Motherboard:
    Intel DX58SO2 LGA1366 X58
    CPU:
    Intel i7-960 Quad-core 3.20GHz 8MB cache
    RAM:
    12GB (3x4GB) PC3-106000 DDR3
    Graphics:
    nVidia Quadro K4200, 4GB GDDR5
    Primary Storage:
    150GB Velocipraptor 10,000 rpm
    Secondary Storage:
    none
    Monitor:
    Dell P24LLH - 24" wide screen LCD
    Discipline
    See details...
    ReMark's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    CAD Draftsman/Designer...chemical manufacturing.
    Discipline
    See details below.
    Details
    I work for a specialty chemical manufacturer. I do a little bit of everything from P&IDs to civil to architectural and structural.
    Using
    AutoCAD 2018
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Norwalk, CT USofA
    Posts
    46,496

    Default

    Just what alterations do you want to make to the treads?

    What type of font did you have in mind for the raised lettering? I think it would have to be exploded then reassembled using the polyline edit command ("join" option) then extruded. Of course the text round have to be laid out in an arc as well.
    "I have only come here seeking knowledge. Things they wouldn't teach me of in college." The Police

    Eat brains...gain more knowledge!

    I'm now a full member of the Society for the Promotion of Mediocrity in CAD. Standards? We don't need no stinkin' standards! Take whatever advice I offer and do the opposite.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Strix's Avatar
    Using
    not applicable
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Sheffield UK
    Posts
    3,081

    Default

    ... but we have a thread somewhere giving instructions on how to lay text in an arc - in case you were wondering
    Find your new best friend at Rain Rescue

    If you are a good drafter, tech will help. If you are a bad drafter, nothing will help. - Jack_O'neill at CADTutor

  4. #4
    LElkins
    Guest

    Default

    As for the text. How about getting the text as lines, and then use the imprint command?

    See todays Tip of the Day

  5. #5
    Super Moderator SLW210's Avatar
    Computer Details
    SLW210's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 PRO 64-bit
    Computer:
    IBM Lenovo
    Motherboard:
    ACPI x64
    CPU:
    Pentium(R) i5 4570 @ 3.2GHz
    RAM:
    8 GB RAM
    Graphics:
    Nvidia Quadro 600 1GB
    Primary Storage:
    300 GB
    Secondary Storage:
    650GB
    Monitor:
    2x ThinkVision 24"
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    SLW210's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Design Draftsman
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    Details
    Mostly do drafting related to manufacturing. From doing site layouts with proposed updates, additions and renovations to be budgeted and submitted for bid, to updating and changing existing drawings to reflect maintenance and repair/revision work done on site.
    Using
    AutoCAD 2011
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Florida, USA
    Posts
    11,819

    Default

    Not sure what you want to do to the treads, but I think _SOLIDEDIT>Face>Move on the command line or from the drop down menu, Modify>Solid Editing>Move Faces or Move Faces on the Solid Editing toolbar. There is also Taper Faces, Delete faces, Extrude Faces etc.

    Plenty of info on Creating 3D text and Arc Aligned text, just do a search.
    “A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person” Zig Zigler



  6. #6
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2008
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks for all the replies and help folks. I really appreciate it. Again, I've only been teaching myself this for about a week, so being pointed in the right direction is a huge help. I've messed around using your suggestions for about 5 minutes, and I think I'll be able to figure it out once I have a little more time. Below is a picture of how I would like my tread pattern to look. Thanks again


  7. #7
    Quantum Mechanic ReMark's Avatar
    Computer Details
    ReMark's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Computer:
    Thinkmate
    Motherboard:
    Intel DX58SO2 LGA1366 X58
    CPU:
    Intel i7-960 Quad-core 3.20GHz 8MB cache
    RAM:
    12GB (3x4GB) PC3-106000 DDR3
    Graphics:
    nVidia Quadro K4200, 4GB GDDR5
    Primary Storage:
    150GB Velocipraptor 10,000 rpm
    Secondary Storage:
    none
    Monitor:
    Dell P24LLH - 24" wide screen LCD
    Discipline
    See details...
    ReMark's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    CAD Draftsman/Designer...chemical manufacturing.
    Discipline
    See details below.
    Details
    I work for a specialty chemical manufacturer. I do a little bit of everything from P&IDs to civil to architectural and structural.
    Using
    AutoCAD 2018
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Norwalk, CT USofA
    Posts
    46,496

    Default

    Could you mock out the actual shape of the lugs and extrude them into the tire then union everything? Can you can a template or a tracing of the shape?
    "I have only come here seeking knowledge. Things they wouldn't teach me of in college." The Police

    Eat brains...gain more knowledge!

    I'm now a full member of the Society for the Promotion of Mediocrity in CAD. Standards? We don't need no stinkin' standards! Take whatever advice I offer and do the opposite.

  8. #8
    Luminous Being JD Mather's Avatar
    Using
    Inventor 2015
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Williamsport, PA
    Posts
    8,725

    Default

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Quote Originally Posted by modelman View Post
    I've only been teaching myself this for about a week,... I've messed around using your suggestions for about 5 minutes, and I think I'll be able to figure it out once I have a little more time. Below is a picture of how I would like my tread pattern to look.
    Can you attach the file here.
    I would use Revolve (surface)
    Slice (with surface)
    Extrude
    Imprint (or other if you want raised lettering)
    Have you done the tutorials in my signature?
    Certified SolidWorks Professional
    Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
    Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional

Similar Threads

  1. beginner in 3d
    By chrisdarmanin in forum AutoCAD 3D Modelling & Rendering
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22nd Jan 2008, 03:01 pm
  2. Needing help setting units..
    By CmC in forum AutoCAD General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th Jan 2007, 04:40 pm
  3. CSS for the beginner ?
    By David de Botton in forum Web Design
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 6th Nov 2006, 10:21 am
  4. beginner
    By manyos in forum AutoCAD Beginners' Area
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th Feb 2006, 08:16 pm

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts