Ask and answer engineering questions

Learn from millions of experts

Missing feed

How to make a roll cage in solidworks?

By neetu Sharma on 27 Apr 11:35 1 answer 0 comments

Roll cage

1 answer

  • Robert H.
    Robert H. over 1 year ago

    If you know where you plan to attach the roll cage, model this reference geometry first and constrain to it with the rest of your cage. I will omit this step in my example.

    Curvy pieces will require the 'swept boss/base' command, straight pieces can be created with 'swept boss base' or 'extruded boss/base'.

    Picture 1
    Use 'project curve' select 'sketch on sketch' to combine two sketches (such as top view and side view) into a '3d' curve to create paths for tubes that sweep in 3d.

    Picture 2
    The paths for 2d sweeps can be constructed with 2d sketches on planes.

    Picture 3
    'Delete face' command is often your friend when it comes to cleaning up loose ends.

    Picture 4
    If the cage is symmetric, consider modeling just half of it and 'mirror' the body to complete the model to make the job easier.

    Have fun!


    Part2.SLDPRT, 283 KB

Add your answer to: "How to make a roll cage in solidworks?"

Save Cancel