Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting the connecting rod, part of Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS.
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- Next we will split the bottom cup…from the main cone rod.…Again, there are different ways we could go…about doing this like severing out separate parts,…but to keep things a bit simpler we will use…configurations along with the split command…to achieve our goal.…Now select the configuration manager tab…right beside the property manager tab.…Let's create two new configurations by right-clicking…on the part name in the tree…and select add configuration.…Name it cone rod and okay.…
Do the same to add another config…and let's name it cone rod cup.…Remember that the suppress features option…under the advanced options is currently active.…If active new features added with other configurations…active are suppressed on this configuration…select okay, double-click the cone rod config…to make it the active configuration.…Do a search for the split command.…Drag it to the features command bar for easy access.…
Now let's run that command.…In the trim tool selection box select the top line,…which is where our model will be cut.…
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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