In our first year doing Ri3D last year, given the time crunch, we ended up not developing CAD models for our robot. However, we received requests from our viewers that you all would like to see CAD models and files for our robot. That’s why, this year, we have decided to CAD our robot as we build it, in an effort to demonstrate the power of CAD in the design process, as well as to provide a resource for teams who are interested in using CAD.
You can check out a quick interview I gave on my progress, as well as the benefits of CAD with this video!
I wanted to ask you all - what is the best way to integrate CAD into the design process? Should you completely CAD the robot before you begin construction, or is a hybrid approach (building and CADing concurrently) more effective in FRC?
I can’t wait to hear what you all think, and I’ll also keep you all updated with our CAD progress in this thread!