View Full Version : Computer Aided Design, 3D Ukulele

06-07-2012, 05:55 PM
Background, I graduated last year(still no job in the degree) with a BS in mechanical engineering, and really love art. I want to pursue design engineering, and still and applying(SO IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN SAN DIEGO :]!!) but i finally got a copy of a program called SolidWorks we used extensively in college. a year without practice, I decided to make something fun, an uke!! i'll be posting of its progress here because I'm stoaked about it, and don't think my friends really care hahah :]

Lay out!

Body Done!!!

06-07-2012, 06:08 PM
Aloha watrr,
That's pretty cool. Good luck in your job hunt and your future........................BO.................. .......

06-07-2012, 08:30 PM
Thank you plenty 808boy.

but I am thoroughly enjoying how I'm living currently. I figure I'll be spending the rest of my life as an engineer, eventually, so why not just Enjoy what I have today.

but back to the uke!



Koa body and head
Rosewood fretboard and saddle
Mahogany neck
Nut is some random thing that was light colored
Dots are sand


was good practice in using the program, i'm ready for work!

mm stan
06-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Aloha Watrr,
Nice Job and congrats on the degree.....is that a free software where did you get it..good luck in your career endeavors...

The Big Kahuna
06-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Nicely done fella! Mix of block and spline modelling? I always have a bugger of a time tracing round shapes with splines, but then again I never use Solidworks.

06-07-2012, 09:25 PM
mm stan, its not a free program.

the big kahuna, haha yess splines are ugly to use

The Big Kahuna
06-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Extruding them while trying to keep a smooth edge is a nightmare in C4D. I just revert to block modelling and stick it in a Hypernurb at the end. Saves me from going out and punching the first person I meet.

06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
hahahaha I KNOW the feeling. Using Pro-E was heinous, especially on the school computers. to make The Very Most Simple thing, took 6 hours because of how slow it ran. I completely reverted back to a very young and angry version of myself who cursed in every other word through that experience.