SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Golden Icosahedron Tutorial

Golden Icosahedron: This model is a icosahedron which is a polyhedron with twenty faces. The twenty triangular faces have five faces meeting at each vertex. Construction Surfaces(Golden Rectangles) are used to start the model. These rectangles are used to create the individual triangular faces that are mirrored several times and then the model is turned into a solid using the “Knit Surface” command. There is a custom font used to create the number cutouts. There are examples of planar and lofted surfaces and derived sketches.

Download: Golden Icosahedron
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Planar Surface, Lofted Surface, Derived Sketches, Cut Extrude, Knit Surface

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

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