Alibre Design - How to Drive a Part From a Layout Sketch

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In this tutorial I will use a 2D sketch of the layout of a fan scroll to generate a 3D sheetmetal part using Alibre Design Software. When producing a range of centifugal fans the performance of each particular fan in the range is governed by equations called the "fan laws". Once the actual performance of one fan in the range has been established the performance of all other sizes can be predicted by these laws. This makes producing a complete range of a particular type of fan an ideal task for a parametric 3D approach to produce the drawings and other details ready for manufacture. The main dimensions of our fan are based off the diameter of the rotor.