Welcome to the first in a line of Aero Design Video Series created by Matthew Gruber in collaboration with SOLIDWORKS and SolidXPerts! This first series is for beginners using SOLIDWORKS for the SAE Aero Design and Design/Build/Fly competitions. We will reproduce a stock part typically used in these competitions. In this case, we will be reproducing a wheel in SOLIDWORKS based on measurements of the actual part. This tutorial series will span the full design process, from initial mock-up all the way to final details.
This first tutorial in the 10-part series contains an introduction and an initial mock-up of the features used for the wheel.
In the next tutorial in this series, we will move from the initial mock-up to a detailed front plane sketch and revolve feature.
Be on the lookout for more series to come on a variety of beginner through intermediate and advanced topics!