7. CAD & Designing for Testing (DFT)
Designing always as restrictions and goals. When you design for testing you want it to be build FAST, and flexible enough to FULLY EXPLORE what you think is important.
Slots and multi holes
- in your design put in slots to test out slightly different locations. especialy for shooters and gatherers where tenths of an inch can drastically change the design
- in your design put in hole matrix to test out mounting points. this will help in mounting to a chassis or manipulator also in a state of testing
If you are making CADs for this design take the time to make your part configurable. This will save you hours of time as you change and change your design in the build process
Top items 2 weeks from now you wish you made configurable now.
- Hole pattern distance from edge (x and y)
- Any slope or curve angle