For this golf themed tech tip I have designed a Mini-Putt Golf Course using both SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and SOLIDWORKS Composer 2015. First, I’ve created the 3D design of the mini-putt hole layout completely in SOLIDWORKS:
After creating the 3D model using SOLIDWORKS I then used SOLIDWORKS Composer to help improve the technical communication by creating high quality illustrations, photorealistic images, and even interactive animations without waiting for a physical prototype.
In this case a fly-through of the mini-putt hole was created as well as an interactive animation showing the golf ball’s projected path through the course. Just for fun I also included the Happy Gilmore hockey stick putter I designed previously.
All of the parts and assemblies used in this animation were created using SOLIDWORKS. Here we can see how quick and fun it can be to create 3D models using SOLIDWORKS as well as animations using SOLIDWORKS Composer.