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    Solid Works Drawings

    Just wondering if anyone is willing to share solidworks drawings.
    I've been known to make some pretty lousy drawings in the past but attention to detail where it is needed seems to get me by.
    It could save some of us a lot of time if we were to share basic drawings to use as a starting point.
    I was just going to start a sketch of a ZJ to see what I could do as far as designing a front bumper.

    Any thoughts?

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    I'm just curious, where does one find SolidWorks?

    Is it one of those CAD applications that you'll need to find it from a specialty store and pay $300, or can it be downloaded for free (hence it's popularity)?
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    300? try 3000.00
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    try 20 000 for an industrial liscence
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    ^^^ Free is more in my price range.

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    Although we discuss solidworks as 'easy' and a very useful tool for design purposes, you have to take it in context. Solidworks is a $3000 software plus a $1000/yr license. It can be had via torrents and the like but it's 2gb+ and it's by no means similar to freeware/ pick up and figure out simple software.

    We consider it 'easy' relative to other design/engineering software not easy like using paint (in that regard, for concept purposes try google sketchup, you wont get machining/detail drawings from it, but it's a good way to communicate your ideas). Most of us throwing it around like that have a background/education in CAD design. It's a powerful software that takes weeks to pick up and 100's of hours to master.

    on that note, I like your idea Travis. At least to share models of the fenders/general body of the vehicle to start from would save a lot of work without giving away a whole design. Unfourtunatly I built my front without drawings, so I can only offer pictures...but I'll be contributing to a rear bumper CAD thread

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    I'll probably hook you guys up with some stuff when I know they are good, after I build my front i'll put that out.

    I have most of the rear already drawn up Canadian ZJ, just have to decide on how to make the tire carrier. But we can start that up in a few weeks, I'll get you the rear solidworks drawing of the body.

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    slider drawings

    i would contribute xj sliders if we get a drawing thread going. i have been looking for some bumpers design/patterns to start with but haven't found any. i have some started but nothing solid as of yet. Sliders are AutoCad drawing format with cutlist and bill of materials fully dimensioned. Gottem on my xj for the past year. like them alot. they are similar to Rock lizard skink sliders.Attachment 33269
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    Sounds good, I started drawing a rough sketch of the whole zj, with attention to a detailed front end .. however I think I'll hold off on posting it until I work on it some more. Frankly, it's kind of embarrassing.

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    Glad to hear we are thinking along the same lines.
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    I'd be willing to share/contribute, except my SolidWorks knowledge isn't very strong. I know AutoCAD and CATIA pretty well though, I'm sure I'll learn SolidWorks in time.

    I was hoping to mock up the Jeep bumper mounting points so that I could come up with some bumper designs and have them designed to be a quick bolt-on. Same would go for frame rails and rear bumper mount locations. Although I have all these great ideas, the problem is that I'm lazy and more focused on finding a job right now.
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    I know this is an old thread but I thought I would bring it back to life. I have solidworks at home and use it at work. I am going to start drawing stuff for my XJ.
    I was wondering if anyone has a drawing/model of the mounting points for a bumper on an XJ.
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    we'd be better off sharing dwg or dxf files for all 2d work and a parasolid for all 3d stuff.

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    parasolids for 3d are best. make sure you save as version 12 x_t as it converts the best. I have tons of things drawn in cad as I have been building my jeep for sometime and wouldn't mind sharing if we get thread going but it would all depend on how big the attachments are allowed to be. The best 3d I have is a SBC 350 and TH350. looking for a D300 if anyone has one. also have rubi joints and link stuff and bumpers and crap like that. I do have SW2008 and ironcad 11, so I can convert to most formats.
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    I have this so far. still need a rad, axles and body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hprtech View Post
    parasolids for 3d are best. make sure you save as version 12 x_t as it converts the best. I have tons of things drawn in cad as I have been building my jeep for sometime and wouldn't mind sharing if we get thread going but it would all depend on how big the attachments are allowed to be. The best 3d I have is a SBC 350 and TH350. looking for a D300 if anyone has one. also have rubi joints and link stuff and bumpers and crap like that. I do have SW2008 and ironcad 11, so I can convert to most formats.
    This is a great tread to keep alive! for sure!

    I use Vectorworks 12 on my Mac. I will be getting to a few bush bar, nerf bar and wheel flair designs for my rig... If I ever find some time. Just a question.... do you have any bumper designs front or rear for a early YJ (1988) that you might want to share? any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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