Modelling The Rear Wheels This final instalment of our series on how to design and build your own Drift Trike we model the Rear Wheels. Previous tutorials have dealt with the Frame, Forks and Saddle. Here we model the last part needed to complete the Drift Trike assembly. Stuart will be modelling a 6th of the wheel spokes and then patterning this to give the whole design.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 months ago
Drift Trike Saddle Design in SOLIDWORKS The third installment of our series on how to design and build your own Drift Trike in SOLIDWORKS, we model the saddle. Stuart will be modelling this part using a mirror technique so in effect he only has to model one side of the saddle, saving time and effort. The saddle is the part of the trike which you are always in contact with, so it is important that it is ergonomic and comfortable. Including high fillets and draft is a great way to prevent sharp
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Fork Design The second installment of our series on how to design and build your own Drift Trike, we focus on the Forks. The forks of the trike are used for both supporting the main wheel and being the link to steering the wheel. Stuart takes a simple technical document found freely on the internet to base his design. This tutorial will guide you through taking a 2D sketch and creating the 3D CAD model inside SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
It’s safe to say that Quidditch is Harry Potter’s favorite wizarding pastime. As Hagrid would say, a wizard’s passion for Quidditch is the equivalent to a muggle’s passion for football. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To celebrate, we are showing SOLIDWORKS users how to model the Golden Snitch – the little ball that Harry loves to hate.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Simulating the process of injection molding a plastic part is easy with SOLIDWORKS Plastics, crazy easy in fact. Here is a run-down of the simple steps you’ll follow to get started. Step 1: Create a 3D model, which you were going to do anyways. SOLIDWORKS has powerful tools for creating intricate geometry and validating the design for manufacturability.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Welcome to our mini-series where we are honoring The Amazon Princess, Wonder Woman, by modeling her iconic invisible jet in SOLIDWORKS! SOLIDWORKS Wonder Woman Tutorial - Invisible Jet On second thought, maybe we should provide you a series on how to model something a little more
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Visualize provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators. One such user is Josh Fear, Managing Director of D Cube Design Ltd in Leicester, England, who provide a high quality CGI rendering service for manufacturers. We sat down with Josh to find out a little more about how he
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Looking for the perfect gift but don’t want to buy anything new? In this guide we will show you how we took an old useless box and use SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing and turned it into something new. Now this box isn’t all that useless, it serves a purpose. That purpose is to do nothing so, in turn, it is a useless box.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
In our latest SOLIDWORKS tutorial series, Cadtek Systems’ Stuart Wortley combines his passion for the outdoors to guide you through creating your very own Drift Trike. This latest gravity sport is rising in popularity both in the US and in the UK. It comprises of a single wheel at the front with two, often Nylon, wheels at the rear to allow “drift”. The 3D modelling techniques in this series cover a wide range of skills useful to any SOLIDWORKS user.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
In this second half of the journey to creating a SUP paddle, Stuart looks at reference geometry and surface modelling to create the paddle & seals. Using surfacing tools and some useful hints and tips you can create complex geometry quickly and simply. Build all kinds of geometry faster and with less features than standard solid modelling. The hints and tips you will pick up here will help you become a quicker and more effective SOLIDWORKS user, whatever industry you are in.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS is a powerful tool for creating parts and features with complex geometries and structures. If you know how to use it, the process to create these shapes can be quick and very effective. Stuart, one of Cadtek’s Elite Application Engineers, will guide you through the creation of this paddle for use in Paddle-boarding, one of his hobbies outside of Cadtek. This two part tutorial came about while trying to solve a real world issue he had creating a GoPro camera mount for use when paddling
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
‘Twas the night before the Gingerbread House competition, when all through the house, Mrs. Claus and her elves were stirring, not to mention that darn mouse. With their sights set on a win, Mrs. Claus and her elves become a design machine, Fueled by a vision, SOLIDWORKS, and plenty of caffeine. Using magnetic mates in SOLIDWORKS 2017, Mrs. Claus can assemble her gingerbread house with just a drag and a click, Ensuring her gingerbread house design ends up the winning pick. Merry Christmas and
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
With all the joys and excitement surrounding the holidays, we often forget the hard work and long hours that go into the delivery of our Christmas gifts. With the help of SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis, (available with SOLIDWORKS Premium) we can simulate the production line of Santa’s workshop and observe the elves at work. http://blogs.solidworks.com/tech/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/Solidworks-motion-christmas-elves.mp4 Creating the conveyor belt: The belt consists of a series of patterned rollers
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
O desenvolvimento de geometrias complexas e superfícies sempre foi um grande desafio para todo projetista ou engenheiro. Ao mesmo tempo, com a necessidade cada vez mais latente de se diferenciar no mercado, também se tornar um desafio cada vez maior para todo o produto. Hoje em dia, não basta termos produtos eficientes, eles tem que ter também um apelo visual para ser competitivo e mais lucrativo no mercado. Entendendo isso, a cada versão, o SOLIDWORKS reforça sequencialmente as suas capacidades
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago