Aero Design Series – Stock Wheel – Part 5: Fillets and Re-Do Rim Wall

Welcome to the 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.

In the previous tutorial, we learn about how to do the right plane cutouts that form the spokes of the wheel.

In today’s tutorial, we will learn to focus on the fillets of the wheel as well as going back up the tree and fixing previous mistakes, for example in the rim wall.

Find the other Aero Design Video Tutorial in this series here


Matthew Gruber is an alumni of Concordia University's Aero Design and Design/Build/Fly teams in 2015 through 2017, having joined after gaining an interest in helicopters and airplanes from living in Alaska. Now is in his 3rd year in the airframe stress group of the 525 helicopter program at Bell and with 1 year of internships at Bombardier behind him, he credits the hands-on learning and team project experiences in SAE and D/B/F as the most formative in his path towards aerospace engineering. Being able to create in programs like SolidWorks and then to build into realization is one of the most rewarding aspects of engineering. In his spare time, Matt likes backcountry snowboarding with his family dogs, bicycling for commuting, mountain trails and touring, looking for music and hanging out with friends and family. For fun, for practice, and for a connection with the education and University communities and you the students, Matt is stoked to bring you these aero design video series.