CO2 Rail Car E Dragster

Welcome to our SOLIDWORKS 2011 and Mastercam X5 CO2 Rail Car E Tutorials.
E is for EASY! We use SOLIDWORKS 2011 to design our cars and Mastercam X5 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.
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The 2011 CO2 Rail Car E Tutorials include Mate References on the cylindrical parts. The new concentric and center plane Mate References makes the often challenging Assembly a "snap".


Table of Contents

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

2. Body.

Part 3. Front Wheel. Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 4. Rear Wheel. Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 5. Axles. Includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part 6. Washer. Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 7. E-Clip. Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Assembly 8. Assembly. Now all cylindrical parts "snap in" using Mate References.
Drawing 9. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 10. Eye Screw with Mates.
Part 11. Cartridge with Mates.
12. Flames Decal for Body. Click here to try our flames file with alpha layer.
13. Create rendering using PhotoView 360.


14. Analyze in Wind Tunnel. Analyze assembly design using Flow Simulation. Before we tested pressure of the flow, how try Z Component Velocity which analyzes the air velocity - interesting results.
15. SW11 to MCX5. Move body file from SOLIDWORKS 2011 to Mastercam X5. This tutorial rotates solid into the correct Mastercam XY planes and creates a wireframe centered around the solid.


16. Body toolpaths. Units are all metric. New MCX5 HST toolpaths to cut rail car body from balsa blank: 1) Cut body left side using finish Scallop toolpath. 3 Mirror left cut to right side cut.