Most of the things that remain to be modeled to complete this project have been covered earlier, and are relatively easy – the four knobs on the front are the last challenge.
I’ll run through some of the procedures that weren’t covered earlier and get the rest of the stuff modeled in this post. If there is time, I’ll move right into the knobs to finish this up, otherwise, there’ll be one more post in this series.
On the side of the unit, there is some sort of hatch that will be represented in this model as a shallow groove in the surface, and a tapped drain hole –both of which are procedures covered earlier in this series, but there are differences that should be shown. To begin, I created a plane on the furthest right horizontal edge of the model (could also have been completely off the model).
On this new plane, I created a sketch, then inserted and constrained the side block in the same manner as demonstrated in Part 4 of this series. The difference in this case is that I will not be using any of the profiles in the block directly, but will be projecting the drawer geometry to a new sketch on the same plane as the block (you cannot project geometry from a block to a sketch that the block resides in).
I projected the side and top lines of the drawer outline –the bottom line was not needed. With the lines projected to the new sketch, I shut off the visibility of the sketch block, used the Offset tool to offset the lines inwards, connected the open ends at the bottoms, and added a dimension of .050” to get the size groove I was looking for…
The profile was then Extrude/Cut into the model…
…just deep enough to clear the fillet at the bottom. I then changed the Feature Color Style properties of the cut to Black to get this…
I then created an Offset Plane so that I could create a stalk for the drain hole. To do so I simply grabbed the Plane tool from the Work Features panel, clicked on the YZ plane in the Origin folder, and dragged in the direction I wanted to go. Once the drag was started, the Offset dialog popped up, and I just played around with the entry until it looked right (11.5”) then clicked OK.
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