SOLIDWORKS Series – Deadpool Inspired Tool Holder – Part 1

If you have never heard of Deadpool – you may want to get to know some of the other characters in the Marvel universe before introducing yourself to the Merc with a Mouth. He can be a bit…abrasive. But for those of you in the SOLIDWORKS community ready for an awesome Deadpool inspired tutorial, check out our 4-part series where we’ll be running through working with imported mesh geometry to create a Deadpool inspired tool holder. There’ no better place for a maker to store all of his sharp tools than in Deadpool’s skull. Don’t’ worry, he can take it.

We’d like to give a shout out to Britt Michelsen, who put together a great Instructable on designing and building a similar Deadpool knife block, and who supplied the original mesh file that we’ll be working with. Take a look at the video description below with instructions on how to download the mesh file we used, as well as the completed SOLIDWORKS model we’re creating in this tutorial series.

Let’s kickoff part 1 of the series by getting to know the various options for importing mesh files into SOLIDWORKS.

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