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2D, 3D, BIM - 6: The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink

2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink

Last week I showed you how to make a shower cubicle in BricsCAD. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how I created a CAD sink. We will be reinforcing some of the commands you've already learned and adding a few more.

Commands covered this week

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The Sink

I began by revolving a closed polyline to create the sink base and shelled. I then lofted to create the bowl and shelled again. To finish I extruded two holes for the faucet and the drain.

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2D plan views of the model

To do this:

  1. Start by drawing out your sink shape in polylines. Use the POLYLINE and ELLIPSE commands to create the shapes.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 1-768x455
  2. REVOLVE the base.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 2-1024x619
  3. SOLIDEDIT -- Body -- Shell. Select the top and bottom surfaces for removal. The distance is 0.5.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- hollow
  4. Use LOFT. Select the closed polylines to create the bowl shape. Select the lowest ellipse first and the topmost ellipse last.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- loft
  5. SOLIDEDIT -- Body -- Shell. Select the top surface of the bowl. The distance is 1.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 5-1024x571
  6. Extrude a circle through the center of the bowl to create a plug hole. Use the Subtract mode.
  7. Extrude the faucet hole. Use the Both sides mode.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 6-1024x626

The Faucet

Next created the faucet. I extruded 3 cylinders to specified dimensions, then extruded 2 more at 90°. Finally, I shaved off the excess material and added an exit for the water.

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To do this:

  1. Create a new layer. Use this as the drawing layer.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- layers
  2. Extrude the circles to the correct height.
    Or, use the CYLINDER command.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 9-1024x691
  3. At 90 degrees extrude two cylinders to create the handle and the spout.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 10-1024x716
  4. Use Extrude-Both sides -- Subtract to remove an angled section from the spout.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 11-1024x688
  5. On the surface, you just created, draw a circle in the center of the surface. Use ESnaps -- Geometric center.
    Or, use a cylinder.
    Note: Hit Shift to lock the drawing surface to the face.
  6. OFFSET the edge of the cylinder. The distance is 0.1.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 12-1024x680
  7. Extrude into the hole.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 13-1024x692
  8. Optional: Use SOLIDEDIT -- Body -- Shell to hollow out the faucet.

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Putting it together

The final step was to put the faucet in place and add the piping.

To do this:

  1. Stay on the same layer. MOVE the faucet into position on the hole of the bowl.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 15-1024x607
  2. Using DUCS draw a rectangle along the z-axis, from the base of the faucet.
  3. Use TRIM to cut remove two of the lines. You should now have two polylines joined at a 90° angle.
    Or, draw 2 polylines at 90°.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 16-1024x553
  4. Fillet the polyline. The radius is 10.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 17-1024x552
  5. SWEEP the vertex of the base of the faucet along the line.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 18-1024x599
  6. Repeat steps 2-5, using the drainage hole as the sweep profile.2D, 3D, BIM - 6 The Bathroom Part 2 - The Sink- 19-1024x566
  7. Use the Subtract command to create a hole in the base. Select the base, then select the drainage piping.
  8. As a final touch, you can use the SHELL command to hollow out the piping.

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Next Time

Join me next time when I show you how to create a toilet with BricsCAD

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Keep Reading

  1. Moving from 2D to 3D CAD
  2. 3D Drawing from engineering plans
  3. Drawing everything but the kitchen sink
  4. More Advanced Modeling
  5. The Shower
  6. The Sink
  7. The Toilet
  8. Walls and Floors
  9. The Roof
  10. Windows and Doors
  11. Create your own components
  12. Rubber Duck
  13. Laser-cut puzzle project

Note: This series is intended as a guide to demonstrate how to use different aspects of 3D modeling tools. It may not always demonstrate the fastest way of getting the result. Keep coming back to see if we cover a faster technique at a later date.

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