SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Flux Capacitor Assembly Tutorial

Flux Capacitor: It’s back to the future with this assembly! The Flux Capacitor …it’s what makes time travel possible. This fun but also educational assembly has a few unique features in some of the parts. A split line curve is used in one of the parts to help precisely place a custom decal. One model has three configurations controlled by just two dimensions giving dramatically different sized geometry. A thin feature with multiple contours is displayed. Controlling part transparency is also covered.

The motion study displays how to adjust the appearances of parts to get a flashing light affect. A point light is added and turned on to light up flux capacitor. One of the parts has a sketch driven pattern which is re-used at the assembly level as pattern driven component pattern.

Download this file to learn more about patterns, configurations, and appearances.

Download: Flux Capacitor
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Split line curve, Sketch Driven Pattern, Corner Fillets

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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Flux Capacitor is now available for download here.

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