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Siemens NX 6 Surface-modeling
(Tutorial 2 – Mouse)

Surface-modeling
Solid-modeling
Assembly Design
Design with a Master Model
Design in Context

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Tutorial 2A
- Import 2D outline drawing into Siemens NX 6
- Build 3D curves based on the imported drawing
- Build the upper surfaces of the mouse

Tutorial 2B
- Do the draft analysis to search any undercut portion on the upper surfaces
- Build the lower surfaces of the mouse
- Convert the surfaces into a solid (Master Model)

Tutorial 2C
- Build the parting surfaces based on the imported drawing
- Create components from the finished model
- Create a new part in the assembly (Design in Context)
- Modify a part design while looking at other parts (Design in Context)

Please be reminded that this series of tutorials is designed to demonstrate a design approach with
Siemens NX, rather than the command itself. For the details of commands, please read the online
help or attend the software training.

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Let’s Start! Tutorial 2A


• Create a new project folder (e.g.
C:\projects\mouse) and copy the
drawing file (mouse_outline_b.dxf) into
the folder

• Enter Siemens NX 6 by double-clicking


its icon on the desktop

• Select “Roles Essential with full Menus”,


then click ok

• File/New
• Select Model as Type
• Enter “master_model_a.prt” as file
name
• Select the path of the project folder
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2A
• Double-click on the default Datum
coordinates system Double-click to edit

• Select “Absolute CSYS” as type


• Click ok

To Import the outline drawing:-


• File/Import/DXF
• Select the file “mouse_outline_b.dxf”
• Select “WORK” as “Import to Part”
• Click ok

(the imported curves will be pasted on the


XY plane)

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Tutorial 2A
To confirm that the size of the drawing is correct:-
• Double-click on the scale line of the drawing
• Check if the displayed length is 50mm; if not, we
need to enlarge or shrink the drawing into the
correct size
• Delete the scale line ( we don’t need it anymore)

To Reposition the 3 views (offset from absolute


datum by 150mm):-
• Edit/Move Objects…
• Select all the curves of Top View
• Select “Move Handle Only”
• Drag the handle to the midpoint of the arc
• Deselect “move handle only”
• Select “Move Original”
• Enter x =0. y=0, z=150
Handle
• then rotate about z by 90deg (clockwise)
(free to move)
• Click “Apply”

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Tutorial 2A
• Select all curves of Front View
• Select “Move Handles Only”
• Draft the handle to the midpoint of the line
• Deselect “move handles only”
• Enter x =0, y= -150, z=0
• Then rotate about x by 90deg (as shown )
• Click apply

• Select all curves of Right View


• Select “Move Handles Only”
• Draft the handle to the endpoint of the line Top Right
View View

• Deselect “move handles only”


• Enter x =150, y= 2.85, z=0
Front
• Then rotate about x by 90deg (as shown ) View
• Rotate about z by 90deg (as shown )
• Click ok to complete Result
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Tutorial 2A
To Change all curve colors to Yellow:-
• Select all curves
• Right-click on a curve, select “edit display”
• Select “Yellow” as Color
• Click ok

To Move all curves to a layer99:-


• Select all curves
• Select “Format/ Move to Layer…”
• Enter 99
• Click ok

To make all layers Invisible, except layer 1, 61&99:-


• Format/Layer Settings…
• UnTick all layers, except 1, 61, & 99
• Select “visible only” for layer99
• Click close
unTick
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Tutorial 2A
• Insert Datum/Datum plane
• Select xy plane
• Distance 50mm
• Click ok

• Insert/Sketch…
Mirrored point
• Select the offset plane
• Click ok
Draw a point here
• Draw a point as shown
• Mirror the point around y axis
• Draw a 3-point arc (start & end at the
existing points, middle at the origin)
• Drag the endpoint to make it longer
• (the arc should match the reference)
• Click icon “Finish Sketch”

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Tutorial 2A
• Insert Datum/Datum plane
• Select xz plane
• Reverse Direction
• Distance 50mm
• Click ok

• Insert/Sketch…
• Select the offset plane
• Click ok
• Draw a point as shown
• Mirror the point around z axis
• Draw a 3-point arc (start & end at the
existing points, middle on the yellow arc)
• Drag on the curve to adjust radius
drag
• Drag an endpoint to make it longer
• Click icon “Finish Sketch”
drag

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Tutorial 2A
To build a 3d curve by combined projection :-
Sketch.0
• Insert/ Curve from Curves/ Combined
Projection
• Select sketch.0 as curve.1
• Select sketch.1 as curve.2
• (projection direction = normal to curve) Sketch.1
• Click ok

• Hide Sketch.0 & Sketch.1 (right-click, select


“hide”)
• Hide Plane1 & Plane2

(This combined curve can fit the shapes of both


top view and front view)

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Tutorial 2A
• Insert/Datum/Datum plane
• Select yz plane
• Switch to Top View
• Drag the plane onto the plane (we can drag
the green ball to make the plane bigger)
• (offset value = 30.5)
• Click ok
drag

• Insert/Sketch
• Select the offset plane, click ok
• Draw two arcs (tangent to each other)
• Click icon “Constraints”
• Select the end point and the absolute y axis
• Select “point on curve” (the endpoint is now
on y-axis)
• Adjust the shape & position of the arcs so that
they can match the yellow reference
• Click icon “finish sketch”

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Tutorial 2A
To Create an extruded surface:-
• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude…
• Select the combined curve as Section
• Select +Z as the direction
• Enter 20 mm as distance
• Click ok

To Create a Draft 5 deg (from parting line):-


• Insert/Detail Feature/Draft
• Select “From Edges” as type
• Select +Z as Draw Direction
• Select the lower edge
• Enter 5 deg as Angle 1
• Click ok
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Tutorial 2A
To Create an extruded surface with Draft:-
• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select “Sketch.2” as Section
• Select +Z as the direction
• Enter 20 mm as distance
• Select “From Start Limit” as Draft
• Enter 5 deg as Angle
• Click ok

To Mirror a surface:-
• Insert/Associative Copy/Mirror Body
• Select this surface as body
• Select yz plane as mirror plane
• Click ok
result
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Tutorial 2A
• Insert/Detailed Feature/Face Blend
• Select surface as Chain1
• Select surface as Chain2
• (Both arrows should point inward; if not,
reverse it)
• Enter 5mm as Radius
• Select “Trim to all input faces”
• Click ok

• Repeat the above steps for the opposite


side

result
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Tutorial 2A
• Hide Datum.3

• Insert/Sketch
• Select XZ plane, click ok
• Insert/ Curve from Curves/Offset from
curve
• Select the combined curve
• 3.5 mm as offset value
• Click ok
• (We can create an offset curve from any
entity that is out of the sketch.)
• Click icon “Finish Sketch”

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Tutorial 2A
To create a sketch mating with an external sketch:-
• Insert/Sketch
• Select yz plane
• Draw two arcs as shown (tangent to each
other)
• Draw a horizontal line starting from the
connecting point , then make either one
tangent to it; Convert the line to a reference
line

• Create an intersection point on the offset


Horizontal
curve (Insert/Curve-from-curves/intersection
line(reference)
point)
• Make a “Point on curve” constraint

Offset curve
• Adjust the shape & position of the arcs so that Coincided
they can match the yellow reference (just drag with y axis
on curves or points)
• Click icon “finish sketch”

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Tutorial 2A
• Insert/Datum/Datum plane
• Select XZ plane
• Select the endpoint
• Select “Associative”
• Click ok

• Insert/Sketch
• Select the offset plane, click ok
• Draw a point as shown
• Mirror the point around Z axis
• Draw a 3-point arc (start & end at the two
points, middle at the point )
• Drag on the curve to adjust radius
• Drag the endpoint to make it longer
• Click icon “Finish Sketch”

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Tutorial 2A
To Create a Swept surface ( 1section & 2
guides):-
• Insert/Sweep/Swept
• Select “Single Curve” on selection filter
• Select Curve as Section
• Select Curve as Guide 1
• Click “Add new set”
• Select Curve as Guide 2
• Click ok

• Insert/Trim/Trim-and-Extend
• Select “Make Corner” as type
• Select a surface as Target
• Select the other surface as Tool
• Reverse arrows so that the result is as
shown
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2A
• Insert/Trim/Trim body
• Select the surface as Target
• Select Plane as Tool
• (arrow should point backward; if not,
reverse it)
• Click ok

• Insert/Detail-Feature/Edge Blend
• Select an edge (all tangent edges are
selected automatically; selection filter =
tangent curves)
7mm

• Specify four points as variable radius points 3mm


• Enter values as shown 7mm
• Click ok
3mm

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Tutorial 2A
• Draw one horizontal line at point
(Insert/Curve/Line , select “associative”)
• Draw one vertical line at point

• Insert/ Curve-from-Curves/Bridge
• Select horizontal line as start object
• Select vertical line as end object
• Select G1 (tangent) as start
• Select G1 (tangent) as end
• Select “Associative”

• Orient View to Top View


• Drag the arrows to match the yellow
reference
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2A
• Insert/Curve-from-Curves/Mirror
• Select the bridge curve as Curve
• Select YZ plane as Mirror Plane Sketch.6
• Click ok

• Insert/Curve-from-Curves/Mirror
• Select Sketch.3 as curve
• Select YZ plane as mirror plane
• Click ok

• Hide Sketch.6

• Insert/Mesh Surface/Through-Curve-Mesh
• Select Primary Curve 1 &2
• Select Cross Curve 1 , 2 & 3
• (Refer to next page)
• Select “G1 tangent” as first primary
continuity, select the surface
• Click ok

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2 Primary Curves
Tutorial 2A
Primary curve1
Selection filter = Tangent curves
Select an edge of Primary curve1
Add New Set

Primary curve 2 Selection filter = Single Curves


Select the two arcs of Primary curve 2
(Arrow direction same as Curve1)
Add New set

3 Cross Curves

File/Save

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Tutorial 2A
To Check if the whole skin can meet the required shape…

• Orient view to Top View Take a Rest!


• Check
• Orient view to Front View
• Check
• Orient view to Right View
• Check

• File/ Save

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Sketch
• Select Plane.1 , click ok
• Draw a vertical line, then mirror it
• Draw two arcs (tangent to lines)
• Click icon “finish sketch”

• Insert/Trim/Trimmed-Sheet
• Select the surface as Target
• Select the last sketch as Boundary Object
• “Normal to Curve Plane”
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Mesh Surface/Sections…
• Select “Two Point Radius” as Type
• Select Start guide
• Select End guide
• Select Spine curve
• Law type = Constant
• Value = 5mm
• Click ok

• Insert/Mesh surface/Through Curves


• Select section1
• Select section2
• Select G2 curvature as First section continuity
• Select the last surface
• Select G0 curvature as last section continuity
• Flow direction = Perpendicular
• Click ok

• Repeat the above steps to close another opening

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/ Combine Bodies/ Sew
• Select the biggest surface as Target
• Select other surfaces as Tool
• Click ok

• Analysis/Shape/Draft
• Change draft angle to 3 deg
• An error is found (not enough 3 deg)

• Double-click the line


undercut
• Add 10 deg
• The bridge curve will be updated (if it is
associative)

• (If you forgot to make the bridge curve


“associative”, double-click to edit, drag the end
point out and snap onto the endpoint of the line
again, select G2.)

• Do Draft analysis again to see if the error is


corrected.
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Tutorial 2B
We are going to build a lower skin…

• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select the curve
• Enter -20mm as End Limit distance
• Click ok

• Insert/Design Feature/Draft
• Select “From edges” as type
• Select +z as Draw Direction
• Select the top edge
• Orient View to Right View
drag
• Drag the draft angle to 10 deg (to match
the Yellow reference)
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Flange Surface/Law Extension
• Select the sketch as base profile
• Select –Z as reference vector
• Length law = constant, 30mm
• Select “Linear” as Angle Law type end

• Start = 10 deg, End = 2 deg


start
• Click ok

• Insert/Associative Copy/Mirror Body


• Select the surface
• Select yz plane as mirror plane
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Detail Feature/Face Blend
• Select surface as Chain1
• Select surface as Chain2
• (Both arrows should point inward; if not,
reverse it)
• Enter 4.5mm as Radius
• Select “Trim to all input faces”
• Click ok

• Repeat the above steps for the opposite


side

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Curve/Line
• Select the origin as start point
• Select any point on x-axis
• Enter -50mm as start limit
• Enter 50 mm as end limit
• Click ok

• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select the line as section
• Select y as direction
• Drag the handle to define the length,
longer than the model
• Click ok

• Insert/Combine Bodies/Sew
• Select all surfaces, except the last extruded
surface
• Click ok
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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/Trim/Trim-and-Extend
• Select “Make Corner” as type
• Select Target surface
• Select Tool surface
• Reverse arrows so that the result is as
shown
• Click ok

To check if the solid can be created:-


• Right-click “Name”, deselect
“Timestamp order”
• One Sheet Body is found, but not a solid!

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Tutorial 2B
To find out the surface gaps that lead to the
failure of surface-to-solid conversion:-
• Insert/Offset-Scale/Sheets-to-Solid-assistant
• Enter 0mm as First Offset & Second Offset
• Select the surface
• Click Apply
• Select “Show Sheet Boundary” (two gaps are
found)
• Click Cancel

• Right-click “Name”, select “Timestamp order”

• Double-click to edit the last SEW feature on


tree
• Increase Tolerance from 0.025 to 0.05
• Click ok (Now a solid can be created)

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Tutorial 2B
• Insert/ Design Feature/Edge Blend
• Select the edge
• Enter 1mm as radius
• Click ok

• Insert/Offset-Scale/Shell
• Select “Shell all Faces” as type
• Select the solid
• (arrow should point inward)
• Enter 2.5mm as thickness
• Click ok

• Show all sketches/curves/ datums

• Move all sketches/curves to Layer 41


• Move all offset datum planes to Layer 61

• File/Save
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Tutorial 2C
We’ve built the overall shape of the mouse. Now, we
are going to create parting surfaces, and then split
the master model into separate components.

Check Top View


Check Front View
Check Right View
(the model should match the three reference views)

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Tutorial 2C
• Make Layer 41 visible

• Insert/Sweep/ Swept
• Select Section curve
• Select Guide curve guide
• Select “Anywhere along guide” as section
location section
• Click ok

• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select the two surface edges
• Select +z value as direction
• Enter 3 mm as start limit, -10mm as end limit
• Click ok

• Insert/Offset Scale/Offset Face


• Select the extrude surface
• Enter 2.5mm as offset (arrow pointing inward)
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2C
• Insert/Trim/Trim-and-Extend
• Select “By Distance” as type
• Select the surface edges
• Enter 10mm as extension
• Click ok

Hide the solid body

• Draw a line (from point to point);


select associative

• Insert/Mesh Surface/N-sided Surface


• Select the line & the edges
• Click ok

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Tutorial 2C
• Insert/Trim/Trim-and-Extend
• Select the surface edge
• Enter 20mm as extension
• Click ok

• Insert/Combine Bodies/Sew
• Select the two surfaces
• Click ok

• Insert/Trim/Trim-and-Extend
• Select “Make Corner” as type
• Select Target surface
• Select Tool surface
• Reverse arrows so that the result is as
shown
• Click ok
result
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Tutorial 2C
• Insert/Sketch
• Select Datum plane1 on tree,
• click ok
• Draw a symmetrical arc as shown
• Click icon “finish sketch”

• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select the sketch
• Reverse Direction
• Enter 80mm as distance , click ok.

• Create a sketch on Datum plane 1


• Create an extrude surface (80mm
downward)

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Tutorial 2C
• Show the Solid

• Format/Layer settings
• Make layer 41 (curves) invisible
• Make layer 61 (datums) invisible

• Select all remaining curves/sketches


• Format/Move to Layer
• Move them to layer 42
• File Save

• File/New/Assembly
• Enter “Mouse_assembly_a.prt” as file
name; in the same project folder
• Click ok
• Select “master_model_a.prt” on the list
• Select “Absolute Origin” as Positioning

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Tutorial 2C
We are going to split the Master Model into
separate parts (part files)…

The outlook of the mouse is controlled by


the Master Model. If we make any
change on it, the linked parts will be
updated automatically. Also, because all
components are created from one
model, their surfaces & boundaries can
always match among themselves when With Link
assembled together.

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Tutorial 2C
To Create Upper Body:-
• Assemblies/Components/Create New
Component
• Select “model” as type
• Enter “upper_body_a.prt” as filename
• Click ok, click ok

• Double-click Upper_body on tree


(Jump into part level from assembly level)

• Insert/Associative Copy/WAVE geometry linker


• Select the solid & three surfaces
• Click ok
• Hide master model (untick it on tree)

• Insert/Trim/Trim Body (3 times) to get this shape

• Move all surfaces to Layer 11


• Hide all layers except layer 1

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Tutorial 2C
To Create Right Button:-

• Double-click mouse_assembly (Jump


into assembly level from part level)
• Hide (unTick on tree) Upper Body
• Show (Tick on tree) mastermodel

• Create a new component (refer to previous steps)


• Enter ”right_button_a.prt” as filename
• Copy the solid & parting surfaces from master
model
• Hide mastermodel

• Create an Offset Surface (one face only) (0.5mm)


• Offset face (1mm, forward)
• Offset face (1mm, upward)

• Do 3 Trims
• Move all surfaces to Layer 11

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Tutorial 2C
To Create Left Button:-

• Double-click mouse_assembly
• Hide other component
• Show mastermodel

• Create a new component


• Enter “left_button_a.prt” as filename
• Copy the solid & parting surfaces from
master model
• Hide mastermodel

• Offset Surface (one face only) (0.5mm)


• Offset face (1mm)
• Offset face (1mm)

• Do 3 Trims
• Move all surfaces to Layer 11

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Tutorial 2C
To Create Middle Button:-

• Double-click mouse_assembly
• Hide other component
• Show mastermodel

• Create a new component


• Enter “middle_button_a.prt” as
filename
• Copy the solid & parting surfaces from
master model
• Hide mastermodel

• Do 2 trims
• Move all surfaces to Layer 11

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Tutorial 2C
To Create Lower Body:-

• Double-click mouse_assembly
• Hide other component
• Show mastermodel

• Create a new component


• Save it as “middle_button_a.prt”
• Copy the solid & parting surfaces from
master model
• Hide mastermodel

• Offset face (0.5mm, downward)


• Trim body

• Move all surfaces to Layer 11

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Tutorial 2C
To Create a Wheel (New Part):-

• Double-click mouse_assembly
• Show all components, except mastermodel

• Create a new component


• Enter “wheel_a.prt” as filename

• Double-click wheel_a
• Insert/Sketch
• Select yz plane (zoom in to view), click ok
• Draw a circle at origin (dia 20mm )
• Click “finish sketch”

• Insert/Design feature/Extrude
• Select the sketch
• Enter 3mm as start, -3mm as end
• Click ok

• Add Edge Blends 2mm


• Move sketch to layer 21

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Tutorial 2C
• Double-click mouse_assembly

• Assemblies/Components/Move
component
• Select Wheel model
• Click “specify orientation” on the
command menu
• Drag the wheel to the correct position

• Switch to top view, the wheel is nearly in


the middle of the slot

• Switch to right view, the wheel position


is roughly as shown

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“Design in Context” – make a Tutorial 2C


design change while looking at
other parts
• Double-click middle_button_a

• Insert/Sketch
• Select xy plane
• Draw a profile slightly bigger than the
wheel
• Click icon “finish sketch”

• Insert/Design Feature/Extrude
• Select the sketch
• Select “symmetric value” as limits
• Enter 100mm
• Select “Subtract”, select the solid
• Click ok

• Double-click “mouse_assembly” on tree

• File/Save all
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Tutorial 2C
• Click tab page “System materials” on the
left Drag & drop
• Apply material texture one by one (just
drag and drop)
• Upperbody, leftbutton & rightbutton
(aluminium)
• Middle button & wheel (plastic black)
• Lowerbody (plastic shiny resin red)

• Double-click any material on list, then we


can see “Materials in part”
• Edit “Plastic Black”, change roughness to
0.05

• View/Perspective

• View/Visualization/High-Quality-Image
• Click icon “basic scene editor”
• Deselect “Use Image based lighting”
• Start Shade, then save it as tif
Finished! Well Done!
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