Building a Compass

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3D Printing

This week we were asked to sketch and model an object with two parts. The object I created is a compass with two parts: one part is the base and the other part is the arrow. The design I created incorporates a male/female attachment, so the base of the compass has a small bit to “house” a tiny pin designed for the arrow to sit upon.

This was a great exercise to do in order to become familiar with getting precise results on Rhino. There were many areas where alignment was crucial, but also very fine measurements in height and depth. The functions I used most were Copy, Extrude, Boolean Intersection and Boolean Union.

Here are some shots of my sketch and process:


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