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CAD Model of Large Egg

CaptainSpauldingCaptainSpaulding Posts: 368
edited 8:56AM in EggHead Forum
Any eggheads gone so far in designing their table, man cave or other egg-tastic outdoor cooking area as to seek out CAD model files of the BGE?

In lieu of that, are there dimensioned prints available from which I might create such a beast without taking multiple cross-sectional measurements to model it up?

I searched the forum for "CADD" and "CAD" and didn't see any hits with those terms in the subject.

Any links or help is greatly appreciated. If I can't find any existing files, I'll model them up and make them available to all.

- Joe

Comments

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,709
    I've never seen any - my thoughts are that they would be proprietary. To build a 3D model I would just measure min and max diameters externally and internally and join by conical extrusion, noting that the rate of area reduction varies - but you could simulate that by just taking additional measurement points.

    Sorry, I just dorked-out a bit there.

    jason
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,437
    I went to get a design last week for chairs for "The Nest". She uses CAD, I had no idea what she was talking about. I had on an egg t-shirt took a brochure & a bag that I got at Waldorf. She said even if I could get the art work for the egg would be a good start.
  • NCSU-QNCSU-Q Posts: 104
    Anyone out there work for a surveying firm that has 3d scanning technology. Definitely not worth paying someone to scan it but if anyone had access to the equipment, it should be pretty easy to do... all you would really need is the external scan.
  • I did a 3D model to design my outdoor kitchen using Google skethup (completely dimensioned). Has a pretty good model of the BGE. I can send the file to amy one interested.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i'd extrude by rotation a pair of bezier splines, myself, outlined against a projection of the BGE (a photo taken in elevation.

    but that's me dorking out in my own way.

    hahaha
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I'm interested, Frank. jvanloon67@gmail.com

    thanks.
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,709
    That's a much better idea, actually. For some reason my brain has always worked better visualizing linear rather than radial extrusions.

    Thanks for joining me in this dork fest ;-)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    I'd have to sell my soul to the devil to get AutoCad on my machine then get him to lend me his BGE to model from! The rest would be easy. :lol:

    Gator
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Jason,

    I have not had the pleasure of meeting you but I am glad you made it back to the forum.
  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    I'll see if my guys might do one with Inventor 11
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    heck
    i wouldn't even use ACAD. too proprietary. not a lot of good export options to other platforms beyond dxf.

    hahaha

    a nice procedural texture, maybe noise in the bump channel, with specular and reflection channels, a little fresnel fall-off...
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 816
    Frank
    I would like a copy 4koko at charter.net
    thanks
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,437
    Lake Conroe Egger wrote:
    I did a 3D model to design my outdoor kitchen using Google skethup (completely dimensioned). Has a pretty good model of the BGE. I can send the file to amy one interested.

    Thanks! Indigo at swva.net
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 816
    Thanks Frank. I am have used Cadkey and Visi at work. I will have to sit down and try Sketchup.
  • TandkoTandko Posts: 1

    If anyone is still looking for a CAD model of the Large Egg, I created and uploaded it to this site for general use. It is in SolidWorks format. http://grabcad.com/library/outdoor-kitchen

    "Where there is smoke, there is good tasting meat"

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    do you realize how old this thread is? @fredflintsone is going to blow a gasket... and not a nomex. =))
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Your looking for Canadian plans EH?
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    henapple said:
    do you realize how old this thread is? @fredflintsone is going to blow a gasket... and not a nomex. =))
    I've never seen that guy's handle.......Gasket that is.

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited April 2013
    I saw Stike's Post and said the same thing about Fred!

    In fairness it may have taken since 2009 to draw up the plans
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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