This video shows the basics of using 3D sketches within your models. 3D Sketches are very useful when creating car chassis or anything where lines or curves cross through multiple planes. They reduce the number of planes that will... Continued
Check out this video that shows where to find the tutorials in SolidWorks on DimXpert and TolAnalyst. DimXpert allows you to create dimensions in your part documents that can be brought into your drawings faster which will save you time... Continued
This is a model of the W16 Turbo engine used in the world’s fastest production car. I modeled it as a final project for the Introduction to CAD class. During the next few weeks I will walk you through the build, post the files and explain some of the math behind it. This post will cover the modeling of the basic piston:
Here is the link to the document that I used as a reference.
“The W Engine Concept – Self Study Program” VW of America, 2002, available here
See detailed explanation in the extended entry at the end of the post.
Thank you for reading about this build and stay tuned for the next post which will include the Conrod and the Piston-Rod-Rings Assembly.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Aerospace Engineering, 2014... Continued