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2016 CO2 Rail Car E Dragster

Welcome to cudacountry's SOLIDWORKS 2016 and Mastercam 2017 CO2 Rail Car E Tutorials.
E is for EASY! We use SOLIDWORKS 2016 to design our cars and Mastercam 2017 to create CNC toolpaths to cut the car body.
The following tutorials with the PDF icon are available for download. Download the free reader from Adobe.
Any questions contact cudacountry at

The 2016 CO2 Rail Car E Tutorials now uses the Style Spine.

   

Table of Contents

Part 1. Blank. Now includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References. This tutorial is the same as Rail Car and Shell Car blank.
Part

2. Body. Now with Style Splines.

Part 3. Front Wheel.
Part 4. Rear Wheel.
Part 5. Axles.
Part 6. Washer.
Part 7. E-Clip.
Assembly 8. Assembly.
Drawing 9. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 10. Eye Screw with Mates. This tutorial uses the new 2016 Thread Wizard to create threads. If you are using an older version of SW use this tutorial.
Part 11. Cartridge with Mates.
PhotoView
360
12. Decals for Body. Click here to try decals.
PhotoView
360
13. Camera and Rendering. Create camera and render using PhotoView 360.

Flow
Sim

14. Analyze in Wind Tunnel. Analyze assembly design using Flow Simulation.
Mastercam
2017

15. SW16 to Mastercam 2017. In this new 2017 tutorial you open your SW body file in Mastercam 2017. In Mastercam 2017 the solid body is moved to Mastercam origin. Next, create WCS plane to position solid body into the correct Mastercam XY axis. Then create check solid. Units are metric. Old X9 tutorial.

Mastercam
2017

16. Body toolpaths. Units are all metric. Toolpaths to cut rail car body from balsa blank: 1) Cut body left side using finish Hybrid toolpath. 3) Mirror left cut to right side cut. Old X9.
       
Here are 2012 and 2011 tutorials.
 
Thanks to Mr. Baker for providing photo of new CO2 Rail Car.