Join Leon van den Heever as he models some of the major internal components of a motorcycle engine—a teaching example that will help you master the tools and techniques employed in a typical SOLIDWORKS automotive design project. Here you'll be exposed to many of SOLIDWORKS' tools, including equations and configurations, and learn how some of the available tool attributes can enhance their power. Follow along as Leon sketches and builds the flywheel; connects the connecting rods, valve, pistons, and sprockets; and pulls the components together in a bottom-up assembly.
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Sketching the flywheel
Building and cutting the flywheel shafts
Filleting the flywheels
Splitting the connecting rod
Building the sprocket
Modeling the camshaft
Combining parts into an assembly