Pumpkin 3D CAD Model in SolidWorks


For this post I decided in the spirit of Halloween to make a pumpkin.  My thought is that you can download this model and carve your own virtual Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween.  For my next post I will show what I carved out of my pumpkin.  To create this pumpkin I revolved an arc that was offset from the vertical axis that went through the origin.  I then used a circular pattern around that axis to create the ridges on the outside of the pumpkin.  The stem was created using a sweep feature with a twist to give it more of a natural appearance.  I also shelled the inside of the pumpkin so that when it was carved it would give the appearance that the inside was scooped out.  I took the liberty to insert two planes to get you started on carving your pumpkin.  Just draw a sketch on one of those planes and use the extrude cut with the option of up to next to carve your pumpkin.  This model was created in SolidWorks 2011.  I hope you enjoy carving your own pumpkin.


Ian Jutras

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mechanical Engineering 2013

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