Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing the design intent of the flywheel, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
- In the first video of this chapter, we used equations…to capture the designing intent of the sketch.…We can visualize this using…the Instant 3D capabilities of SOLIDWORKS.…The "Instant 3D" toggle command…can be found on the features command bar.…Click on the first feature in either the feature manager,…or directly in the graphics view.…This will show the selected features dimensions.…Blue dimensions are measurements…entered into the "Features" properties,…in this case our extruda depth.…Black dimensions are what we have created at sketch level.…
Notice the little blue orb on the circles dimension.…I can click and drag this to adjust…the dimension size in real time.…Note that because of the equation constraints,…as we increase the size of this dimension,…the other sketch entities adjust accordingly,…and the profile of our flywheel looks as intended.…However, notice that the 40 millimeter extrusion depth…has not scaled accordingly,…and has remained at 40 millimeters.…
Thus, we have not captured…the model's design intent fully, as yet.…
AuthorLeon van den Heever
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- Sketching the flywheel
- Building and cutting the flywheel shafts
- Filleting the flywheels
- Splitting the connecting rod
- Building the sprocket
- Modeling the camshaft
- Combining parts into an assembly
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Flywheel Design
2. Connecting the Rod, Piston, and Sprocket
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