Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Shaping the arc, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
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- Next, we want to add some shape…to the top arc of our flywheel.…We're going to sketch our next profile…on the right plane, and the reason I've chosen this plane…is that I intend using the Revolved Cut command,…and I know that it has a Mid-Plane End Condition…which we can use to cut our arc profile symmetrically.…We need to plan ahead a bit in that we want…the bottom of our next profile to be collinear…with the very top of the circle extrude.…However, we have already removed material…from the top of the circle extrude…with the holes we cut through the top arc.…
This is one of the powerful aspects of parametric modelers…that we can roll back to a point in time…to add, remove, or change geometry.…Within the Feature Manager, we can select a feature…and from the Context toolbar, roll back to…and including the feature we selected…which in our case will be the first cut feature we made.…Now we can access the top of the circle geometry,…and can get started on our Revolved Cut profile.…Let's start a new sketch on the right plane.…
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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