Shape and add detailed features

Tutorial series: Introducing Shapr3D basics

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What you'll learn

Shape and add detailed features by trimming shapes using arcs, center lines, and the Revolve tool in combination with each other. This allows you to revolve a cut to form half of the motorcycle gas tank.

Transcript

00:00

Welcome to part two of the tank video. In this part, we'll continue shaping the tank and add some detail features. Follow along. Okay, now I'm going to add another, another cutout here. Add a sketch, again, on this face, and this will be an arc.

00:25

goes in this direction.

00:31

And again the cutout. Need to box this in.

00:37

and add a line as a center line.

00:44

Again, we're going to make this into construction and also add a dimension. Call it eight, revolve the cut.

01:00

Do the Boolean.

01:08

And let's turn off some sketches so we can get a better sense of where we are here.

01:17

Okay, the only thing that's left to do is to trim this end. So let's do this quickly. Again, we go through the procedure of sketch, face.

01:32

sketch in the arc.

01:43

block in faces for the solid.

01:55

and create a center line for the cut. These center lines by the way don't need to be straight. You can make a revolve using an angled center line. That will of course give you a different shape. It may be what you're looking for, may not be. Hit V for revolve, click, shift click, click. Again, we don't need 360 degrees, we just need that much.

02:23

Done. Subtract. We want to subtract from this body. We want to subtract that body. Done. Turn off sketch 6. And now we have half of a gas tank, almost. We have a couple of things we need to add to this. But you can start to see that it's beginning to look like half a gas tank. Thanks for watching.

02:49

Part 2 of the Tank Series. In Part 3 we'll take an assessment of the overall direction of the project and the rest of the steps required to finish. Hope to see you there.

 

Try it yourself

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Motorcycle
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Motorcycle cover
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Piston
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Piston rod
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Rod clamp
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4 motorcycle wheel
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Frame
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Block casting
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About the instructor

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Matt Lombard is an independent product development professional, working in the field for 30 years. He has done a variety of work from plastics design and surfacing work to writing instructional and reference materials and writing about the engineering technology industry. Matt has also served as CAD Admin, PDM implementor, and engineering process consultant.




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