In order to help us take our sketches from 2D to 3D, we had Pete from Kevin’s lab help us learn how to CAD in SolidWorks. Pete first started by demonstrating some of the various SolidWorks features that would be relevant to our device and project. These included features such as the boss extrude, cut extrude, linear sketch pattern, rotating about an origin, etc. Here’s a picture of Pete in action:
Then, we split up into two groups with the six of us in one group and Pete in a group by himself (if that gives you any indication of our expertise matched up with Pete’s) and simultaneously tried to replicate the design of a 24-well plate.
Here’s a picture of Olivia and Ted working diligently to CAD a super-human 24-well plate (jk, y’all):