Thursday, 26 December 2013

Surface Modeling - A Squeeze Bottle

In this tutorial you learn :
 
  • How to model a Squeeze Bottle using the BlueSurf command in Solid Edge.
  • How to use the BlueSurf command.
  • How to make Extruded Surface.
  • Thicken surfaces to make solids.
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    Visualize It - Front View

    Its important to first understand the shape of the bottle before modeling it.
    For this silhouette or driving curves prove useful.
    Identify the driving curves of the bottle — those curves that actually drive the finished shape of the surfaces.
    All you need to do on in the first few steps is read and understand.
    The front view of the squeeze bottle is as shown in figure.
    The cork part is wider than the neck.



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    Drawing the profile - Front view

    Start with creating a sketch in the the x-z plane.
    Using the Curve   curvtool   tool, create the outline of the left part of the bottle.
    Mirror the curve about the y-z plane
    See figure.


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    Visualize It - Top View

    The top view of the squeeze bottle is as shown in figure.
    The top opening part is circular while at the bottom it is an ellipse.
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    Visualize It - Side View

    The top view shows that the .
    The top opening part is circular while at the bottom it is an ellipse.
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    Top Curve

    Draw a circle in a plane parallel to the x-y plane and passing through top end points of the front view curve.
    See figure.
    Connect the circle well to the end points of both the curves.
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    Bottom Curve

    Draw an ellipse in a plane parallel to the x-y plane and passing through bottom end points of the front view curve.
    See figure.
    Connect the ellipse well to the end points of both the curves as shown in figure.

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    The BlueSurf - First Curve

    Click the BlueSurf   bluesurf   tool on the surfacing toolbar.
    Select the circle at the top.
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    The BlueSurf - Second Curve

    Then select the ellipse at the bottom.
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    BlueSurf Appears

    Click accept accept   and then Preview.
    A BlueSurf will be created as shown in figure.
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    Add a Guide Curve

    Still in the BlueSurf command,
    Click the Add Guide Curves guidcurv   button on the ribbon bar.
    Select the curve as shown and click accept accept[4]


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    BlueSurf changes Form - Curve 1

    The BlueSurf changes its form as shown in figure.
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    Add Another Guide Curve

    Similarly, select the other curve as shown in figure.
    Click the accept accept[6] Preview and Finish buttons in that order.

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    BlueSurf Created

    A BlueSurf, as shown in figure, is finally created .
    This surface spans the circle and the ellipse and is guided by the two curves.
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    Making the Cork

    Make visible the circle and the ellipse.
    Click the Extruded Surface extrsurf   tool on the Surfacing toolbar.
    Click Select Sketch selskt   on the ribbon bar.
    Select the circle at the top.
    See figure.



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    Cork Height

    Drag the cursor to indicate the height of the surface being extruded and click.
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    Cork Finish

    Click Finish on the ribbon bar.
    An extruded surface will be created as shown.
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    Create Base Rest

    Similarly, create the base rest for the bottle from the ellipse.
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    Squeeze Bottle Ready
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