It has separate inflators - canisters - for the inner and outer bags. How would I begin to design even just the outer bag in SW? TIA.
Solidworks newbie here. So no flamewars.
Use your airbag to learn.
Knowing you'll redraw it a few times.
Start sketching on paper.
You'll need to learn surface to design the bag.
As the name implied: Solidworks is for solid parts.
The bag is more fabric.
Everything else is easier.
Frederick Law wrote: Start sketching on paper. You'll need to learn surface to design the bag.As the name implied: Solidworks is for solid parts.The bag is more fabric.Everything else is easier.
Frederick Law wrote:
I do have it on paper.
The first step is to learn surface?
First step is what JD said: follow tutorial.
An "airbag" has lots of components.
What are you designing?
If you have design on paper, you can start lay them out in Solidworks.
Learning SolidWorks is definitely a good thing to do.
Forget about the airbag thing for about 6 months and concentrate on learning SolidWorks. If you do not have a real job, you may reduce the 6 months to 3 weeks.
Do not even attempt to model any portion of your airbag project during this time. It will be completely wasted effort because you'll have to start over once you (hopefully) figure out how to do it the right way. Go through the tutorials. Find more tutorials online. There are tons. Challenge yourself by modeling things you see around you, but plan your model in such a way that you can make meaningful design changes quickly and easily. For example, model a table such that you can easily change its height, width, or depth with just a couple of clicks.
OK, now that it's been 6 months and you've learned SolidWorks, get going on your airbag. What sort of drawings are you wanting? Manufacturing drawings? Surely you don't intend to try to manufacture and market an automotive safety product out of your garage...
Sorry. Can't do that. I'll learn as much as I can going along, but, I can't take six months.
Thank you! That's how it has to be done.
Attach the files of what you have attempted so far.
Nothing so far. Just installed today.
I recommend going through the Tutorials, make an attempt and then report back for help.
The first step is not to learn surfacing, that is the last step.
The first step is to learn sketching.
Here is some research material to get started.
Read everything to the very end.
Question: Possible to apply draft and shell in this case?
"How would I begin to design even just the outer bag in SW?"
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Everything is fine for now I'll get back to you with further questions.
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