Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Filleting the flywheel, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
- For the finishing touches to our model,…we will now add a number of fillets.…Since fillets create faces and edges…that can be used to create additional fillets,…the order in which we create them is important,…and sometimes if a fillet does not solve as expected,…repositioning it in the feature manager may help.…It is not a necessity, but for similar reasons,…and if you intend using different size fillets,…try to create your larger fillets, first.…And finally, leave cosmetic fillets…until the end of your model's design,…so they can be easily suppressed,…without affecting other features, if needed.…
With this in mind, let's get to it.…From the features command bar,…select the "Fillet" command.…With a "Radius" entry box preselected,…enter a value of 20 millimeters, and "Enter" once.…Make sure you have the fillet type set to "Constant size".…It is, of course, always useful to have…full preview active when possible,…so we can get feedback from the graphics view…on our adjustments and selections.…Select these two edges and complete the command.…
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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