+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Project starter

  1. #1
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2010
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2

    Question Project starter

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Im a student and new to the site, I want to modify the suspension on my truck but since im new to designing I dont know where to start. I finished a semester so im not a total nob. Im looking for any tips on how to get this project started. I will be using the 2010 student version of autocad and can this be done usind 2d drafting?

  2. #2
    Super Member CADMASTER1128's Avatar
    Computer Details
    CADMASTER1128's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 10, 64 - BIT OS
    Computer:
    Lenovo Y50
    CPU:
    Intel Coreā„¢ i7-4710HQ @ 3.40 GHz
    RAM:
    8 GB DDR3L
    Graphics:
    Intel HD Grapghics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M + 3GB Video Memory
    Primary Storage:
    1TB + 8GB SSD
    Secondary Storage:
    WD MyCloud External - 2TB
    Monitor:
    15.6''
    Discipline
    Construction
    CADMASTER1128's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Badger Construction
    Discipline
    Construction
    Details
    Shell Builds, Remodels, Custom Homes
    Using
    AutoCAD 2015
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    717

    Default

    Welcome to the forums! I am also a student. Free software is available to students as long as the drawing are not for commercial use and not to be distributed among firms.

    To get the free software look here:
    Autodesk Student Software
    Using: AutoCAD 2015 (Vanilla)

    Tampa Bay Tech High School - Academy Of Architecture

    www.BadgerConstruction.com

  3. #3
    Super Member chelsea1307's Avatar
    Computer Details
    chelsea1307's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    windows xp
    Using
    AutoCAD 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Sacramento, Ca USA
    Posts
    1,109

    Default

    if you werent designing this first and were using factory made parts what would you buy first?
    "The problem is stupidity. I am not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but, why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? "

  4. #4
    Junior Member Redman's Avatar
    Computer Details
    Redman's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    xp pro
    Using
    AutoCAD LT 2002
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    west Michigan
    Posts
    17

    Default

    What would you be designing?

  5. #5
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2010
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Im wanting to design a new supension with lower & upper A-arms along with spindles For my truck. Should i go out and measure and mark the location and leangth of were the new one are going to be, or is there a file i can get of a stock truck & modify? Or do i start from scratch. How would you guys start a project like this im looking for any short cuts or tips.

  6. #6
    Full Member
    Computer Details
    pattyandme's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    win 7
    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Black edition
    CPU:
    Intel core i5
    RAM:
    16 gb
    Graphics:
    nivdia Quadro cx for cs4
    Primary Storage:
    1tb hd
    Secondary Storage:
    passbook removable
    Monitor:
    aoc 27"
    Using
    AutoCAD 2013
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    upstate new york
    Posts
    51

    Default

    short cuts lol - I would start by drawing the exsisting stuff your not going to change to scale then add the changes to your drawing and get mesurements from your drawing for the new stuff. I dont think your going to get a drawing of your stock stuff unless you can scan a copy of it from a repaire manual and then trace the image to scale.
    IMO

  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
    46,363

    Default

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    That's quite the "starter" project.

    Draw everything you have/need in model space and draw it "full size" and not "to scale". That is the correct way of doing it. Later on, assuming you ever finish, switch to your layout, establish your viewport(s) and apply the required scale(s).

    You better be prepared to take some very accurate measurements too otherwise you may find that after you have designed and built your new suspension it doesn't fit (talk about a waste of time and money).
    "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.

Similar Threads

  1. Okay, my 1st project...
    By tzframpton in forum AutoLISP, Visual LISP & DCL
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 30th Nov 2006, 08:53 pm
  2. Creating tool palettes - non starter
    By Nurbs in forum AutoCAD Drawing Management & Output
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th Dec 2005, 11:49 am
  3. Project on 3d
    By Orbit in forum AutoCAD 3D Modelling & Rendering
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 29th Jan 2003, 11:52 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