Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Piston and camshaft assembly, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
- Next, we want to create a sub-assembly…of our piston, cam-shaft, and the valve components.…For that, let's start a new assembly…and we'll add the Piston Final Part as a fixed component.…Let's save this assembly as "Piston and Cam-shaft Assembly,"…again within the Assembly Components Folder.…And then let's insert components and add the…cam assembly from the Assembly Components Folder.…
Now click anywhere in the…Graphics View to place the sub-assembly.…To get the sub-assembly mated,…since this is already an assembly.…We will want to make it flexible,…so we have individual control…over the cam-assembly's components.…Now to do this, simply select the cam-assembly…in the Feature Manager and then from the Context…toolbar select the "Make Sub-Assembly Flexible" icon.…Notice the changed icon, to indicate…this flexible state to us.…And you will notice we can now independently…move each component group within the assembly.…
Which is exactly what we need.…Again, using the "Control-Select" method to mate,…let's mate these two faces,…
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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