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10-10-2011, 03:17 PM
Im in a class using AutoCAD (Autodesk) and for our semester test we have to draw an assembly drawing, and label it etc.

Im wondering if you guys have any ideas that are very simple to do but look great.

Becaue I want my semester test to be easy. :)


10-10-2011, 03:25 PM
a bicycle perhaps

10-10-2011, 04:01 PM
a bicycle perhaps

I tried looking for one, couldn't find a good one with all the views/dimensions.

They were mostly blurry, know any websites that have better ones?

10-10-2011, 04:05 PM
A liberator engine... (http://youtu.be/Tj_75qhHbpE) ;):D

10-10-2011, 04:19 PM
are there any more stipulations?

the instructor just said pick something and make an assembly?

i recommend taking a trip to the library and looking for a technical drawing book, but i can look around when i get home. i do think i have examples left over from class.

marie pavie
10-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Everybody likes transmogrfier (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_v7Nd6pidYeQ/TJZ-EC7mh6I/AAAAAAAADXU/HSI3vmssU4M/s400/ffftransmogrfier.jpg)s.

10-10-2011, 04:49 PM
Interesting, I had to do a similar project in CAD a few years ago. It was for a train set though. Made a wooden version of this. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress)That's a bit off topic though.

What specifically do you have to do? Completely replicate an object?
In that case I'd suggest a lock, or a complex pen, or a tool maybe? Anything relatively small really.
If you don't have those constraints though, pick something you'll like building. Also see if it has to be an exact replica.

Edit: an exact replica as in: to scale if it's large.

10-10-2011, 04:53 PM
Welp, we are suppose to pick something we like or we are going to get assigned a drawing. Im suppose to dimension it exactly how the picture shows, so I guess that means an exact replica.

We had an option of drawing this:

But, I'm looking for something a lot more easy, but would look very good in a portfolio.

And from what I've seen with a bicycle that may be the case, but I am still looking at other options.

10-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Well, it's a bit odd that the example is called "bone crusher". But, that's beside the point.

Look around for common objects, usually you'll find something. The bicycle would probably be good, might be a bit difficult to get the dimensions on though. Search the web for objects(like planes, cars, gadgets) that interest you, and see if you can find an idea. Give the one you like a shot, even if it's difficult. Teacher will notice that you're trying harder at it.

10-10-2011, 05:06 PM
What are you looking to graduate as? Architect/Drafter? Civil, Electrical, Mechanical engineer? Choose something from the profession you seek.

10-10-2011, 05:17 PM
atm we're only working on mechanical drawings, we don't do architectural drawings till the spring.

10-10-2011, 05:27 PM

bottom of the page is exactly what you are looking for.

10-10-2011, 06:58 PM

bottom of the page is exactly what you are looking for.

I'll probably use this if my teacher approves and I can't find a good assembly drawing of a bike.


10-12-2011, 07:32 PM
So I have till Friday to pick, anyone else have any other places that have some easy but good looking assembly drawings?

Ultima V|RUZ
10-12-2011, 07:34 PM

I'm serious.

And girders. Damn girders are hot.