Tutorial - Designing ATV tyre in SolidWorks?

Here is the Tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    On right plane sketch this profile.

  3. Step 3:

    Exit the sketch. Now under feature tab >> reference geometry >> axis.

  4. Step 4:

    Select front plane and origin.

  5. Step 5:

    Now revolve the profile along the axis.

  6. Step 6:

    Reference geometry>>plane>>top plane by 140mm.

  7. Step 7:

    On plane1 sketch the XX using the text tool. Change the font size to make it a little larger and adjust the settings of the text. If needed use a center line as a curve for text.

  8. Step 8:

    Under features tab choose extrude. Choose extrude type Up to surface and select the surface of the tyre. Uncheck the merge result.

  9. Step 9:

    Under surfaces choose offset surface.

  10. Step 10:

    Select the tyre surface. Remember if we have merged the XX body in the tyre than this surface would have been trimmed. Click OK.

  11. Step 11:

    Under surfaces tab choose cut with surface and select the offset surface and select the selected body>> uncheck the autoselect and select the XX body.

  12. Step 12:

    Click OK and we have the cut performed. Now hide the offset surface.

  13. Step 13:

    Now Select the circular pattern.

  14. Step 14:

    Select the axis and the XX body to be patterned and no. of instances be 20.

  15. Step 15:

    Click OK and we have the first half of the tyre.

  16. Step 16:

    Select the Mirror in features tab and select the front plane and then select all the XX bodies to be mirrored.

  17. Step 17:

    Click OK. Now goto Insert >>features>> combine.

  18. Step 18:

    Operation type - add. And Select all bodies to combine.

  19. Step 19:

    Click OK and we are done. Though this is not as good as last one i made.