Nametag Tutorial

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This tutorial will walk you through creating a custom Nametag using Onshape, a free browser-based CAD program. Nametags are a perfect beginner project for learning Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Finished Project

Originally created for the Sunday Workshop Series by Christopher Hoffman for the Learn CAD class on August 12th, 2018.

Prerequisites

No previous CAD experience required! An Onshape account is necessary to follow along, as well as a computer or laptop with a modern browser. Chrome or Firefox is suggested.

Finished Project

The finished Onshape project can be found here. The Onshape document contains a single Part Studio, as well as the Gator Logo used to trace the logo.

Feel free to use it as reference to see step-by-step instructions, or make a copy of it and modify it.

Tutorial

Instructions Visual
  1. Create the Base Sketch
    1. Create a new sketch by clicking on Sketch button in the top toolbar.
    2. Make sure the Sketch Plane is the Top Plane.
    3. Using the Center Point Rectangle Tool, create a new rectangle with the center at the origin.
    4. Use the Dimension Tool and make the box 90 mm wide and 50 mm tall.
Nametag Step1 BaseSketch.PNG
  1. Extrude the Base
    1. Create a new Extrude feature using the extrude tool in the top toolbar.
    2. Select the base sketch created in the previous step.
    3. Select the following options:
      • New: to create a new part
      • Blind: extrudes the sketch in a single direction
      • Depth 10 mm: the total distance extruded
    4. Click the Checkmark to save the extrusion
Nametag Step2 ExtrudeBase.PNG

Where to go from here

Now that you have a custom 3D Model, you should make it! 3D Printing would be the best way to go, but you can also use it for Laser cutting or CNC Routing as well.