There seems to be some interest in doing another OnShape workshop, so I’m going to propose holding one on Thursday July 13th.
OnShape is a parametric 3D Solid CAD modeller, and can be used to create models for 3D printing, CNC Milling, etc.
OnShape doesn’t require any installation. It runs in any WebGL enabled browser, and I’ve used it under WIndows, Linux, and Mac OSX. There are even tablet versions for android and iOS.
Bring your laptop with a WebGL enabled browser (Firefox or Chrome), and preferably a 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel.
You’ll want to setup an OnShape account ahead of time (free). OnShape has free accounts and paid accounts ($125/month). With the free accounts, all of your documents need to be public. It looks like they may have removed the space limitations (I’m not seeing and references to it any more. I have about 60 designs in my account currently.
If you want to learn ahead of time, OnShape has some really excellent online videos. I’d recommend starting with these:
I think I’ll go through designing the knob in the picture below.
What needs to be done to get this into the calendar?