In this exercise you will be making a 2D drawing of a flattened folded form. You will be print the drawing, cut it out and fold it into a 3D object.
Students will acquire and demonstrate:1.) technical competency in using software to solve a problem, 2.) sense of craft through precision and care in the presentation of the work, 3.) design aptitude in the ability to solve a problem and explore possible solutions, 4.) consideration of limitations and constraints in the problem solving process.
F.1.1. Find a subject for this project in one of the following books by Paul Jackson:
F1.2. Create a new Autocad file using the acad.dwt template. Name the file with your name followed by FoldingExercise1.
F.1.3. In paper space draw a rectangle from coordinate point 0,0 to 17,11.
F.1.4. Using Pagesetup, create a setup for printing using Cutepdf for an 11" x 17" sheet. Refer to the Titleblock Exercise for the step if you need them.
F.1.5. Create three layers.
F.1.6. For this exercise you will be using linetypes to indicate folds as shown with the orange and green lines below.
F.1.6. Load linetypes and assign them to the layers indicated below.
F.1.7. Draw the flattened view of the folded object you chose. Use the layers to indicate cut, mountain folds and valley folds. Be accurate in your work, and round to the nearest 1/8" or 0.125 units.
F.1.8. In paper space make a viewport on the viewport layer. The viewport can be the full size of the sheet. Approximately center your object in the viewport. Be sure to leave about 1/2" or 0.5" around the edges.
F.1.9. Print a paper copy of your folded object.
F.1.10. Use an exacto knife, metal straight edge and cutting map, cut out your folded object.
F.1.11. Fold the object. If glue is needed, use it sparingly.
F.1.12. Take at least three photographs of your object on a black background. Name the files with your name followed by FoldedObject1-1, 1-2, 1-3, etc.
F.1.13. Upload the photographs and the Autocad file to your Google Drive folder.