revolve is better because all you need is 1/2 a section and a centerline instead of also needing the path for the sweep.
You don't move the origin in SW. You move the sketch to the origin. Use the Tools, Sketch Tools, Move. Move the centerpoint of the wheel to the origin.
You have to extrude from a flat plane. So open a sketch on a flat plane, use the sketch text to create text, and extrude "offset from" surface, with the reverse switch so the letters stand out.
Best of luck.
john there is a company you can buy those blanks from. I make rims for Paul Yaffe and Sucker Punck Sallys here in Phoenix,
the rim company is All American Wheel, they a 2d blanks and ready to cut, .75 wall thru the middle and a softlip for the rim wall.
i even think i have a file from them for that size. as for the tire you would have to measure one, to many to choose from or see if the manufacturer will send you one, which i dought.
just checked 17 x 6.25 ask for Kim, he will take care of you...tell him lenny sent ya!
Here are a few tutorial on creating rims
Thanks to everyone for all your help!
Ive seen most of the turorials on the web already.
The rim drawing is a DXF file i got from the Blank manfacture. (Attached so you can see what I started with) So i learned how to make that into a part after many hours of trying. as for the tire I'm just going to go cut up a bad on I have in the garage and dimension that since i cant find any drawing on the web.
The Lettering in the side wall is proving to be more difficult but its comming along.
As far as the wheel desing it is amazing how difficult it is to come up with a design that hasent been done before. But the cost of the blank and machining is still 1/2 the price of what custom wheel people want.
The bearing support and axle are easy.
Ive started on the extended swing arm already and hope to have that modeled next then I will do the assembly tutorial and try to put it all together.
Once again thank for you help.
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