SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Dodecahedron Tutorial

Picture-RegularDodecahedron: This part demonstrates the use of sketch relations to calculate angles and vertices. The solution to modeling a dodecahedron is surprisingly simple and elegant. Modeling a dodecahedron looks like it should be a complicated task involving creating multiple planes and features, but it can be accomplished with just a boss extrude and a cut extrude!

Download: Dodecahedron
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Boss Extrude, Cut Extrude 

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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Dodecahedron tutorial is now available for download here.


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