Talk:Mark J Norton

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CAD for a steam engine

Mark, I have been noticing you are putting up a whole bunch of stuff related to the steam engine. Specifically you have enough diagrams of different designs that it should be possible for me to knock together a rough model of one of them. I was wondering if you had a particular design that you think we will use that I could try to make a CAD model for.

I am looking to make a tutorial for how to use FreeCad to contribute to OSE and wanted a model to use as an example and I think this would be a good one. All the diagrams/drawings you have uploaded make it easy to put together pictures of what we want combined with pictures of what you do in FreeCad which I think will make a very nice tutorial. The model would be mostly procedural based, meaning you would be able to change things like the cylinder bore and other properties by just changing a single number and other parts of the model adjust accordingly. Although it will probably not be a final CAD model, and may not even be the design we ultimately use, it should be useful to you in your design work to have a 3D model to examine/tweak, rather than having to work all in 2D. Anyway, let me know what you think of this. -Andrew Buck 06:20, 25 May 2011 (PDT)