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#31 grizzler73

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 06:40 PM

I have started to model my GTM chassis up in Solidworks, still got the front and rear sections to do which is the tricky bit! Really need a model of a front subframe nut can't find one anywhere, guess I will have to model it myself, a daunting prospect!

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 05:10 PM

For fasteners I use Traceparts. LOADS of models on there, just have to know what to search for.

Are you using sheet metal in Solidworks for that or extrudes?

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:52 PM

For fasteners I use Traceparts. LOADS of models on there, just have to know what to search for.

Are you using sheet metal in Solidworks for that or extrudes?

I found the sheet metal feature worked really well for the few parts I drew up. 



#34 Midas Mk1

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:19 PM

Looking good, I too have progressed doing CAD of my Minis & Midas.

 

For my 4th (final) year at Uni last year, I designed and developed a kit car , and created a 1:5 scale model entirely 3d printed by myself using the CAD model I created.

 

Used solidworks for all the chassis, mechanical components, and Alias & 3ds for the body. 

 

Good luck on your work, I know the amount of time it takes, and appreciate the effort gone into the small parts to make them accurate,  think I spent about 4 weeks solid day and night doing my CAD aha! 

 

(5 months day and night 3d printing at home too >_< :lol: )


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#35 grizzler73

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:02 PM

I have extruded everything as I am unsure how it all goes together at the moment. I am mainly doing the model for stress analysis as the footwell area of the GTM is renowned for twisting so I want to add in some stiffening and see how it helps without messing about with the actual chassis if that makes sense, then hopefully I can get it right from the off.In my post it should have read subframe BUT not nut, stupid fat fingers! I don't usually bother with nuts and bolts on larger parts and assemblies as it slows everything down but thanks for the tip.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:29 AM

Finally got the drive flange/hub assembly off the car over the weekend.  Cleaned a few bits up so i could take them to work to model up over lunchtime.  This model is going to be detailed!!!

 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:32 PM

Lunch over and heres the products

 

Drive flange modelled accurately.  Ended up starting from scratch as m memory wasn't as good as I thought it was :lol:

 

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With the bevelled washer in place

 

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Also modelled up the ball joint and cup.

 

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Modelled up a couple of the bearings for the front hub but no screenshots of them as well...they are just rings and rather boring as a result :lol:



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:50 PM

Made some good progress on my model, got a couple of panels to work out at the front still though.

 

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