SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: 8-Track Tape Tutorial

8-Track Tape: Rock on with an old school example of music history. This is a multi-body solid created with mostly solid body features. There are few surface features used to create the magnetic tape. The internal tape is shown twisting using a surface sweep with twist.

Other features include a split, ribs, move face, thin features, wraps, helix/spiral, revolves, projected curve, shell, surface loft, surface thicken and one split line. There are several examples of circular patterns and the delete face command. There is one variable fillet tapering down to zero.

Download this file to learn more about the internal workings of an old 8 track cassette and see some cool SOLIDWORKS features and techniques along the way.

Download: 8 Track Tape
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Surface Sweep, Split, Ribs, Circular Patterns, and more!

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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the 8-Track Tape tutorial is now available for download here.

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