ProDesktop 3D CAD

Friday, August 15th, 2003
My friend and fellow robotics mentor, Rob Steele, and I have just completed a 3-day Solid Modelling (CAD) course for educators, sponsored by PTC, makers of ProDesktop and ProEngineer.  The course was held at California State University, at Northridge.  Once we complete our course assignments, we will be certified to teach ProDesktop to students. We plan to use this training to teach students in our U.S. FIRST robotics teams real-world CAD/CAM skills.

Here is an example of some of the basic solid models we worked on. The next step in this exercise is to render the materials to cover the surface of the model. I can't wait to show the kids how to take their concepts to design.  Eventually, I plan to teach the kids how to take their computer designs and machine them on a CNC mill and lathe using some of the equipment in my CNC Lab.
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Discussion/Comments (2):

ProDesktop 3D CAD

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I'm working through my ProDesktop manual and can't seem to render. Everything has been fine up until this point, but when it asks me to 'select' new image from the image pull down, there are none of my images to chose from. Thanks in advance

Posted at 10/24/2007 6:51:08 AM by ian martin


re: ProDesktop 3D CAD

Sorry Ian, it's been several years since I've used ProDesktop. I have no idea. I hope to get back to my CNC hobby next year. I recommend checking the various ProDesktop forums. Good luck!

Posted at 10/24/2007 11:15:59 AM by Eric Mack



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