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2012 CO2 Shell Dragster Tutorials

Welcome to our SOLIDWORKS 2012 and Mastercam X6 CO2 Shell Dragster Tutorials. We use SOLIDWORKS 2012 to design our cars and Mastercam X6 to create CNC toolpaths to cut the car body. The following tutorials with the PDF icon and MP4 icon are available for viewing. Download the free reader from Adobe.
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The 2012 CO2 Shell Car Tutorials include Mate References on the cylindrical parts. The concentric and center plane Mate References make Assembly a "snap".

     

Table of Contents

Part 1. Blank. Units are all metric. Now includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References. This tutorial is the same as the other CO2 Car Blank tutorials.
Part

2. Body.

Mastercam
X6

3. SW to MCX6. In this New tutorial using HST toolpaths you open your SW body file in Mastercam X6. In Mastercam X6 you rotate solid body into the correct Mastercam XY axis, create a wireframe centered around the solid and draw containment. Also, you create new WCS views for toolplanes.
Mastercam
X6
4. New MCX6 HST toolpaths to cut shell car body from balsa blank: 1) Bottom shell wheel cutouts using very cool rough Area Clearance deep plunge Trochoidal elliptical cuts and finish Raster. 2) Cut body left side using finish Scallop toolpath. 3) Mirror left cut to right side cut.
Part 5. Front Wheel GT-F. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 6. Rear Wheel GT-R. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 7. Front and Rear Axles. Now with cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part 8. Front and Rear Spacers. Includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part 9. Washer. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Assembly 10. Assembly. Now all cylindrical parts "snap in" using Mate References.
Drawing 11. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 12. Eye Screw with Threads and Mates. It is not recommended to model threads, but they are so cool.
Part 13. Cartridge with Mates.
Photo
View
14. Decals. Orange-Green Flames and #10 Decal for Body. Click here for decal files. Files include alpha layer.
Photo
View
15. Create rendering using PhotoView 360.
Flow
Sim
16. Analyze in Wind Tunnel. Analyze assembly design using Flow Simulation and create animation of flow trajectories. Our best was 12.72 drag! Can you design car with less drag?
Part 17. Axle Retainer.
Part 18. E-Clip.
Part 19. Hair Pin Clip.
CAMWorks   20. CAMWorks Toolpaths. Bottom cut with Left cut and Right cut toolpaths across the X axis all within SolidWorks.

Mastercam
for SW

21. Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks Toolpaths. Start with rotating solid body into the correct Mastercam XY toolplanes to cut car from balsa blank. Next, create bottom cut shells toolpath using very cool Area Clearance deep plunge Trochoidal elliptical cuts. Create Side cuts with left cut finish Scallop toolpath and mirror to right cut all within SolidWorks.
Here are 2015, 2011 and 2010 tutorials. 2015 is recommended.