Monthly Archives: June 2013

Animatronic eye

I am working on a lasercut animatronic eye mechanism. Hopefully once I get it working I can opensource the files for others to cut. I am using solid ST4 to CAD and simulate. Here is the first version just to prove the motion.

Extruding projections on surfaces in Solid Edge

Because I always forget how to do this. (Using ST4 in ordered mode).

Draw a sketch on a tangent to the surface you wont to project on to.

Add your text using the text insert tool.

Use the wrap sketch function from the surfaces menu. Select the surface you want and then the sketch/text.

Finally use the add normal from the solids menu. Select the sketch elements and then choose individual settings to suit extrusion distance etc.