Does anyone know any good reference for some advanced part modeling exercises? I am looking for something similar to Model Mania but more complex, maybe with more surfacing features.
Have a look at this one: Complex Surfacing Speaker
OR this one Surface Modeling a Car
here are good surface tutorials
Solidworks Audi R8 Car Complete Tutorial - YouTube
Solidworks Audi R8 Video Tutorial slow - YouTube
Thanks for your suggestions guys but I am looking for part modeling exercises similar to model mania and SolidWorks Certification exams where all dimensions are specified and you have to generate the part.
3hrs time limit.
Clock starts when you open the pdf.
(I have a bunch of similar problems when you finish this one.)
Efficiency in technique for future editing counts in the score - so don't simply cobble together first attempt and attach that with minimum time.
Use the full 3hr time limit. (and them some if needed)
Today I finally got to work on the problem you sent.
I spent about an hour experimenting with the first attempt and found it very tricky to determine the helix that would center the holes on the helical face since it was off by 2mm from the origin.
All changed when I found that I can use equations with a helix by clicking the helix curve.
I stopped there and took another stab at it from scratch.It took 46 mins for the modeled part and drawing.
The helical sweep and holes are modeled as "parametric". You can change any dimension of the helical feature and the cut and hole pattern will update.
Attached you will find the model part and drawing as well as a picture illustrating the flexibility of the model.
I had a lot of fun with this model and learned quite a bit.PLEASE SEND MORE!
Here you go.
Tricky but easy when you know the trick.
(BTW - you do not need to compress (rar) the file when attaching here - it is automatically zipped. I do not have a "free" rar extractor installed on my clean SolidWorks machine as I have had bad experience with mal-ware. Win OS, CAD software and MS Office is all that gets on my machine. I don't have any of the typical problems that I see posted here regularly.)
Tip: Mark each dimension with a highlighter as you account for the feature. Carefully compare your 2D drawing to the image upon completion of the model.
Do you have access to a Engineering Graphics textbook?
Mine is chalked full of simple to complex parts. I love it
I think I found this on these forums, though I can't find the post now, but I thought it was fun
Hi alex, I want to know how you got that 3d sketch to follow the surface for the hole wizard. I am facing issues with that part. Rest i have figured it out myself. My spline wont follow the surface and would offset randomly. Thanks for any help.
This is a great posting. I am looking for the same content. Maybe not more complex since I am still learning, but more models/drawings is a great idea.
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