Modelling a tire

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Bressan52
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Modelling a tire

Postby Bressan52 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:26 pm

I´m used to model a car wheel, or a tire, with the sketch revolution. Thats ok.
But to add the "tire treads", I got stucked. My approach is design the tread at a sketch plane tangent to the "basic clean tire".
Then pad the sketch, and do a polarpattern to this pad. But I´ve tried a lot, read the help and faqs, tried another transformations... and no success to figure out how to command the revolution around the right axis.

The file is attached, any hint welcome.

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Re: Modelling a tire

Postby r-frank » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:43 pm

Hello Bressan.

Polar Pattern only works when you use a pad (or pocket) with a sketch bound to a face of a solid.
In that way FreeCAD will automatically fuse the Pad with the "base solid" and polar pattern is possible.

In your case your revolution and your pad are two different solids.
Therefore you must use the Draft-Array-Tool (and then do a union on both solids).

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Re: Modelling a tire

Postby ppemawm » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:48 pm

Bressan52 wrote:But to add the "tire treads", I got stuck
One way to accomplish this is to use the DRAFT workbench POLAR ARRAY: http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.ph ... raft_Array
The input for the Draft polar array is shown in the Data tab on the figure below. I used an array of 50 patterns about the X axis.
Please see the attached file.
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Re: Modelling a tire

Postby Bressan52 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:50 pm

Many many thanks for enlighten this issue! Will practice with the draft-array!
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Re: Modelling a tire

Postby Bressan52 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:17 pm

I did a lot of sucessfull tire patterns in the last weeks, thanks to the hint about the draft array feature.

Now, a new defy is to write the letterings on the tire sidewall. I read about the draftshapestring text feature, but understood that is not ok to do a text following a circular path. Any suggestions of methods to this task?
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