Splitting The Lombardi

It’s that time of year when NFL teams are all chasing the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It’s an iconic design, essentially a football atop a sleek, three-lobed pedestal, with only the NFL logo and the championship game specifics engraved on each year’s copy.

Recently, I was asked for advice on how to separate the ball from the pedestal on an imported model of the Lombardi Trophy. After a few minutes, I had it complete, and sometime later, I did a few variations on the method to explore other approaches to the process. It takes a few key surface modeling tools to do it, and I thought some SOLIDWORKS fans might like to see the different methods I came up with to get the job done. Check out the video and let me know in the comments if you have other ideas.


Meet the Author

Jeff Setzer

As Technology Evangelist, Jeff loves showing customers new ways to use software and complementary tools to make their jobs easier. Jeff has been working with SOLIDWORKS since its first release in 1995 and he has been with GSC from the beginning! He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Support Technician, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor, a Certified Simulation Support Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

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