Since you have learnt everything from YouTube , why not find inspirations from YouTube again.
My suggestion for your summer project:
- Design a Formula 1 car based on some picture ,
- Use Flow Simulation to study the aerodynamic performance and iterate the design for better performances.
- Perform impact test, static and dynamic simulation for key structures with SOLIDWORKS simulation, improve the design to achieve best mass/strength ratio.
- Create detailed engineering drawing for key components.
- Create rendering with PhotoView 360
With this project, you can show case the following capability:
- Industrial design
- Advanced surface modeling
- Assembly drawing
- Photo-realistic rendering
when it comes to simulation, also, don't just focus on product analysis, show that you understand how the application works from a mathematics/engineering perspective. find standard examples and prove them out in the software.
if you want to build your "brand". do them as tutorials and put them on the web/youtube for others to find.
can you please suggest something to start with? like suggest me like a mentor what i should do.
no no, i have no interest in building my brand my concern is to impress the companies which will come for placements. i am learning solidworks as a hobby from last 2 years, so i dont want to go this in waste.
also, my professors here are of no help, so please bear with me.
just suggest me 2-3 ideas, so that i can choose easiest one and start with
A few suggestions....
1. Model the bike frame shown in this video...
Then simulate impact test including yielding. This is something that if I had had the licensing I would have like to have done, so a great project to do while you are on your student license.
2. Model an enigne cylinder block with double walled casting (water jacket). The type (diesel/gasoline/automotile/train/moped) doesn't matter so work on whatever you can get your hands on. See if you can get someone at your university to section (slice on a bandsaw) an old junkyard block. Everyone models the outside of engine blocks, but everyone in the business knows that the real challenge is modeling the water jackets.
3. Really dive into SolidWorks API. Check out CADSharp from Keith Rice. He has a perfect length tutorial schedule of 3 months for your summer work.
Best of luck, and good for you for working proactively to further your education.
hi thanks for suggestions
but again, I am unable to find the dimensions of the frame which has been shown in that video to do anything further :/ .
and though your second suggestion is very interesting, our college doesnt have any such facility, we have only learnt in theory about engine blocks and water jackets, never got to see one. so that i just next to impossible for me. i tried to find dimensions and all online, failed again.
any help possible?
hi, thanks for your suggestion .
actually even i have thought of similar things, but i am never able to get proper dimensions to start such a project.
can you guide me in this direction?
my professors in college look at solidworks as a very inferior software, only capable of CAD, so I cant ask them for any help.
Oh , come on.
Don't you know how to Google?
Maybe you should just download one from GrabCAD:
don't worry about the exact dimensions eyeball it
use a picture in the background of your sketch to get the basics and then use in context design to make other dimensions so if you HAVE to change them, they all update together.
hi jared, sorry for disturbing again.
now i have got a real life situation, which i would like to design, analyse and optimise in flow simulation.
the ceiling fan in my room doesnt give air flow in room anywhere except right under the fan.
so i want to design the fan, then do flow simulation. then optimize the design to increase the area of air (i hope u are able to understand).
is this possible?
yes! see your other post, take a look at rotating regions