A very kind reader and master of SolidWorks surfacing technology sent me a really fun link that plays on the idea of ‘unboxing the box’ – as in, removing the notion that surrounds cars of being boxy and inefficient.

It’s from Audi and produced by 1st Ave Machine. They make shaping cardboard look way easy, like babies could do it. If you’ve actually worked with cardboard however, it can be quite difficult to shape. Painful even, especially when that box cutter slips.

Anyway, what I think is especially cool and significant to our 3D CAD interests, is the idea of creating 3-dimensional geometry around us, or rather on us… or us on the 3D geometry. Sound odd? Watch the video to see what I’m talkin’ about.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.