Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring the splines of the flywheel, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
- After having worked through the SolidWorks Essentials…2014 course here at Lynda.com,…or if you have been working with SolidWorks for a while,…you would already have been exposed to configurations.…To summarize, though, in essence configurations…are used to create different versions of our model…within the same file.…There are different ways to create configurations…and the important thing to remember is that…the suppression or creation of features…and the changing or creating of dimensions…are the main ways in which we make…our configurations unique.…
Remember where you can find the Configuration Manager…which lists all the configurations within our file.…As mentioned before, while creating fillets…we will be creating a right-hand or spline version…of the model so we can use it when we assemble…the bottom end.…Using configurations to achieve our desired results…is a simple and efficient process.…Activate the Configuration Manager.…Right mouse click on the part name at the top of the tree…to bring up the available commands and select…
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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