Retractable holder C2

in 3D Modeling Design held by skip
Contest Closed
I am looking first for a design concept that will improve the look of this product.
Modernize the look of this rectangular spring loaded retractable string that holds a pencil-holding adapter. Right now the body is a a plain looking 1.25" x 1.25" x .375" with a flexible rubber adapter on the end of a string.
I would like something that looks industrial, heavy duty and sleek, and a look that flows into the flexible adapter. Think about how an Apple design person would want this to appear.
This version will be used by working contractors and tradesman. This has a belt slide clip on the back, that should stay about the same although I will entertain an optional carabineer hook.
Does it stand out, would a tradesman be proud to wear it? Does it look modern? Does it give the appearance of rugged and well built? Does the design of the rectangular shape of the body "flow" with the flexible tubing? Can it be injection molded?
Solidworks file preferred.
Ask for Sample:
would ask for sample for freelancer to complete with more details if the designer is capable,
  1. PTC Creo Parametric / Pro-E
Additional Information
I prefer Solidworks files
This will be an injection molded device.
I have attached a back view and another design for the same basic product, this one has a carabiner.
Again, I am looking for a new design, make it look rugged, make it look like a tool, make it look different from all the other retractors out there.
My product holds a writing instrument in the flexible adapter, see it in the photo, the new design case should have features that blend into this adapter.
for reference, if you are using a CAD program for the design, you may want to allow for some internal features, so, I have added a jpg showing the internal features of the current bottom case.
I have added some dimensions of the internal features that you can use for reference to build a 3D model. If you find a retractor of this type, similar to those used as badgeholders, you will know that the main internal component is a spring loaded reel.
The final version may use slightly larger reel than allowed by these dimensions. And the outside case dimensions depend on your new visual design.
The main goal right now is to find a new visual design that meets my objectives noted in the project.


#9 Retractable Holder C2 by SaketCad
Oct 13, 2015 19:13
#8 Retractable holder by vinya
Enclosed are sldworks file ,stp, stl and Jpeg rendered images
Oct 11, 2015 4:49
#7 Retractable Holder C2` by Peter Walsh
Please find herewith attached 3d model and neutral file along with some snap.Please do let us know if you need any update in model,so we can update and send you back.
Looking forward to your revert on approval. .
Peter W
Oct 7, 2015 4:43
#5 Robust retractable holder by Julien Dupays
Sep 22, 2015 15:44
#4 Retractable holder C2 by Kamboj
as per my idea
Sep 22, 2015 6:48
#3 Pencilistic by Cabs
A sleek looking retractable pencil aggregate. The top section features a loop for fastening and alternative clip methods. Might even sport a carabin-ish fastening with only few modifications. On the back, the good old latch is supported. The rubber pencil adapter fits snugly inside the cutout section at the lower end. The object can be split to halves for injection molding.
Sep 21, 2015 14:15
#2 Retractable Holder sample by Wyatt
This is a design i made for a very similar product (it was not put into production). If you like the general design of this i can modify anything on the product to meet your requirements.
Sep 17, 2015 0:03
#1 Retractable holder by Irfan
Retractable holder concept
Sep 16, 2015 5:09


Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:53:00 +0000
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:42:35 +0000
Hi Skip,
Can you put the contest prepaid please?

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:20:20 +0000
Hello skip,
Do you have any other photos of the bottom case or measurements for the inside parts, and would you be willing to upload the model that picture came from for reference?

Thanks, Cadraw
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:15:47 +0000
Dear Skip,

I think the picture you have uploaded will be enough, but should we stick to that bell clip.. or could think abotu something else?



Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:52:20 +0000
how the heck can I upload an attachment, nothing works.
Thank You
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:04:43 +0000
pl. attachments to get your views for better understanding the project for better out put.
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:01:58 +0000

1. You're asking for SolidWorks files, yet you listed Pro/Engineer as a wanting software... Would a neutral format (step) be okay?
2. So if I understand you, you would like to have it done by plastic molding?
3. Could you attach a photo or something, so we would have a reference?





Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:57:16 +0000
Hi Skip,
Please remember to include attachments so the designers will fully understand your project. If you need help including these, please refer to this link and our help pages.


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