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(EN) PARTcloud.net member: Winston Jennings

  • We would like to introduce our most active members on PARTcloud.net every two weeks. The goal is to find out more about them, but also to show our appreciation for their contribution.

    May 2018: Winston Jennings







    1. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your background?

    I am an engineering student that has a huge passion for all things technical and mechanical in nature. I have a deep understanding of technical drawings using my imagination and creativity to visualize the product and make it a reality. My skills are multidisciplinary ranging from concept design through to prototyping and manufacturing. 


    2. What software(s) do you use?

    My bread and butter back in the day was my T-square, pencil and paper. Give me anything and I can interpret it and draw it. Then as time when on, I was introduced to AutoCad. It was radically different from what I was used to, but I realized that CAD is the future of design. So I practised until I was good and then moved on to Solidworks which was another step up. I occasionally use other programs when I get the chance.


    3. When and how did you start with 3D modeling and what was your first model?

    In AutoCad, I did 2D drawings. I'm good at drawing building plans because that was mainly what I practiced. I only started 3D modeling when I started using Solidworks and my first model was a AA battery case. It took me a while to get it right because I have a high attention to detail and the need for accuracy, that's my trademark.





    4. What are your favorite modeling subjects/themes?

    My favorite themes are architecture, aviation, and machine design. Anything mechanical in general piques my interest.


    5. Are you also into 3D printing?

    Yes, absolutely. I'm very impressed with all the recent development in the additive manufaturing industry and especially regarding consumer 3d printers. It is great when you can see your ideas come to life and to make DIY repairs easier.


    6. Is there any specific 3D model that you are proud of and why?

    Yes. I did a Garrett GCTP85-98D gas turbine engine and it's the one of the most difficult and time consuming model I've done so far, so naturally I'm really proud of it.





    7. What was the most challenging project you have done?

    Every project I do is progressively more challenging than the last, but the engine I previously mentioned is the most challenging. This model took me roughly 450 hours to research, interpret, model, and render. I used solely images and documents I found on the internet to detail this model.


    8. As one of our most active members on PARTcloud.net, what do you find so attractive about it?

    I love the weekly challenges and the interactions with the community, both staff and other members. Everyone is warm and welcome and this makes it a pleasure to share ideas and learn new things.


    9. What features in PARTcommunity/PARTcloud would you like to see in the future?

    I would like to see a more robust file uploader because I find the current one too cumbersome to use. The ability to upload larger files is a must and support for more file types. However, I know these shortcomings will soon be a thing of the past because the teams at PARTcommunity/PARTcloud constantly make improvements.


    10. Do you have any other hobbies?

    Yes. I love studying new technologies that can improve our daily lives and to increase to efficiency and effectiveness of current processes. For instance, this new drive to electrify the world and saving the environment. I also love chess and motorsports as I find them enjoyable.


    11. Do you have any goals for the future regarding 3D modeling?

    I want to be a true certified professional one day such that quickly and accurately making 3D models become instinct and reflexes.


    12. What advise would you give to beginners?

    Never give up and be patient, haste makes waste. Practice is all it takes.