(Sort of) RC Car wheel

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Walgri
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(Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby Walgri » Mon May 11, 2015 2:41 pm

Hi,

I just wanted to share a rc car wheel lookalike model I did just to get a grasp on Freecad.

It's mainly constituted by three sketches: the wheel section, and two more sketches for the holes.
Wheel1.jpg
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wheel2.jpg
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wheel3.jpg
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wheel4.jpg
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I have left the third sketch partially unconstrained because I wanted to freely tweak it with the mouse.

Freecad: what a wonderful discovery !!
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triplus
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Re: (Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby triplus » Mon May 11, 2015 4:48 pm

What a wonderful discovery.
Yes indeed. Instead of all that technical "3D Parametric Modeler Software " words this could make more sense for now. Anyway nice work with the wheel.
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Re: (Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby Walgri » Mon May 11, 2015 5:01 pm

Thank you Triplus.
Here's the link to the model: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ktaS ... sp=sharing


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Bressan52
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Re: (Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby Bressan52 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:47 pm

Same technique I use to my wheels. Very nice job!

I´m looking for some method to do a car body with FreeCad. There is any sort of "shell" function? (I was Alibre user...)
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Walgri
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Re: (Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby Walgri » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:46 pm

Hi, thanks !

I'm just a beginner, as far I can understand, Freecad has the possibility to actually show complex nurbs, but lacks the tools to create and edit them. So far I'm trying to model car bodies in Blender, using a STL export of the model car internals as a guide.
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Re: (Sort of) RC Car wheel

Postby r-frank » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:12 am

Bressan52 wrote:Same technique I use to my wheels. Very nice job!

I´m looking for some method to do a car body with FreeCad. There is any sort of "shell" function? (I was Alibre user...)
You could try some splines and use the sweep-tool.
Or you could model everything as a complete solid and use the part-thickness-tool.

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