Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Roughing out the piston, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
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- To start on the piston model, from the Chapter Two folder…open the 02<u>04</u>Piston<u>Start</u>Part file.…We have a simple circular extrude as our starting point.…On the right plane, start a new sketch.…Now go Normal To.…We will cut the grooves for the piston rings.…Use a center rectangle and start coincident…to the left edge.…Make the horizontal edge 2 millimeters long.…Position the center of the rectangle 10 millimeters…from the top edge of the underlying geometry.…
Let's make the groove width 3 millimeters.…Now do a revolved cut,…and using a temporary axis…we'll cut a groove around the model.…From the Feature tab, select the Linear Pattern command.…We need three of these grooves,…and instead of sketching and cutting them,…and for additional flexibility,…patterning is a better option.…Select the Assign Temporary Axis again,…and this time as our pattern direction.…
Reverse the direction so the direction arrow…is pointing down.…Set the spacing to 5 millimeters and the instances to 3.…Select the Features To pattern box,…
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
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