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FreeCAD: Tutorial Smartphone Cover (3/3)

Update: April 12, 2018
FreeCAD 0.17

Creating camera hole

We creat a cutout so as not to block the flash and camera.

iphone-camera
Kelvinsong http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IPhone_5S_main_camera.png
  1. >Creating a sketch plane

    Select a bottom face of the solid and create a new sketch planeSketcher_NewSketch.

    camera1
    Selects a bottom face
    camera2
    Creates a sketch plane
  2. Extracting construction lines

    Select the external geometry toolSketcher_External and click edges of a solid to extract the edges into sketch plane.

    camera3
    Extracting construction lines

    After extracting the edges, select the solid in model tree and push Space key to set the solid invisible.

    camera4
    Sets the solid invisible
  3. Rough sketch

    Create camera hole with slotSketcher_CreateSlot.

    camera5
    Creates camera hole
  4. Setting sizes

    Constarint the slot with horizonal distance constraintConstraint_HorizontalDistance, vertical distance constraintConstraint_VerticalDistance and radius constraintConstraint_Radius. The poosition can be determine with the construction lines.

    camera6
    Sets size of camera hole
  5. Creating a shape

    Select the sketch in model tree and execute PocketPartDesign_Pocket.

    camera7
    Before pocket
    camera8
    Pocket result

Creating fillets

  1. Select edges of cutout on sides of the case and create filletsPartDesign_Fillet with the radius 2 mm.
  2. Select edges of retainer and create filletsPartDesign_Fillet with the radius 0.5 mm.

You can select multiple edges with click pushing Ctrl key.

Fillet1
Before creating fillets
Fillet2
Crateing fillet result

Completion!

All works has been done. Now we get the 3D model of a Smartphone cover!

finish
Created Smartphone cover shape

Refferences

  1. FreeCAD official page
  2. FreeCAD使い方メモ
  3. MONOist 無償3次元CADでiPhoneケースを設計しよう
  4. Case Design Guidlines for Apple Devices(PDF)
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