Windows Urgently need help in creating a CAD 3D drawing

vriship

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Hello,

I am looking to create a 3D drawing of a clip to hold a ball and socket join of a car spare together. Attached is the picture, i havent used auto cad before. Can anyone help in creating a 3D drawing of the attached image?
 

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meetdilip

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This one is too complex for solid modelling. You can try surface modelling using CREO or CATIA.
 

6pack

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Can't you draw the outline in one plane and then bend the shape to match the piece?
 

thatsashok

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Is it for a ball joint ? what exactly is the part. I can see if i can find something similar.

You can try the following

1. Open the bend of the part
2. Take dimensions 1:1 via graph paper
3. Re-do in Catia or drafting software
 

vriship

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It's for a wiper linkage. Metal clips are available from Chinese sellers but will take 20 days min to arrive
 

thatsashok

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Can you send the Car model details so i can check in a2mac1 and see anyone did reverse engineering of that part and has CAD data attached.

I understand you need urgently
 

meetdilip

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Can't you draw the outline in one plane and then bend the shape to match the piece?
AutoCAD I am familiar with cannot work with curves like this. You can try extruding. But curves won't give you an accurate feeling of the shape.

Update :

The best you can do is. try to extrude after defining a path.
 
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Harpy.eagle

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Shouldnt be a big deal creating such model in catia (i have used) or proe (no experience).
 

vriship

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i tried creating something similar on CAD, but the 3D printed form was not too flexible and needed further changes after 2 printing attempts. Probably it would be best for me to wait for the clips to arrive from china