2D Design to 3D Printing: Spaghetti Measurer

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This lesson allows students to create a 2D Catchbook sketch file of a spaghetti measurer and to open the sketch in Solid Edge for 3D modeling. This 3D model can be saved as a .STL file that can eventually be 3D printed.

This lesson would be great for class STEM time or maker spaces!

Catchbook is a 2D sketching tool available from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft Windows Store. Solid Edge is a 3D modeling tool available for free for teachers and students at the Siemens PLM website (https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/academic/resources/solid-edge/educators/index.shtml).

Before Tutorial

Select the following link to install the free Siemens Solid Edge 3D CAD software for your classroom (www.siemens.com/plm/solid-edge-highschool). Students can download and install their own free copy of Siemens Solid Edge. (www.siemens.com/plm/solid-edge-student).

After Tutorial

Help your students improve their 3D Spatial Thinking and Creativity with more examples on the GearupU website. Developed by a Utah State design and engineering teacher focusing on STEM to STEAM, GearupU exposes students to a world of amazing patterns, shapes and artistic designs and gets them excited about STEM. Students with no background in 2D or 3D design should start with Class 1.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
4 pages
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