This lesson allows students to create a 2D Catchbook sketch file of a toy spinning top 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).
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).
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.
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