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1 Chevy Malibu Vehicle Design with Solidworks Start SolidWorks Create a New SolidWorks Document Miles, Rowardo B 1

2 Click: Part and then OK Now you are ready to make a Part. 2

3 Right Toolbar: Document Properties: Click on Grid Select Units and then highlight inches Search the web and type the following. Highlight and copy the drawing from the net On the Part drawing Paste the document 3

4 Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Right Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Sketch Relations: Click the Rectangle Draw a Rectangle and input the Dimensions of the car as shown. Add Relations, Click on the bottom of the Rectangle and make sure that the bottom line is the only one that is highlighted and then click midpoint. 4

5 Using the Sketch tools: Draw the following centerlines and circle. Add Dimensions as shown. Using the Sketch tools: Draw the following 3 Point Arc Make sure that you use the centerline as reference and try to sketch the form of the car. 5

6 Using the Sketch tools: Click on Sketch Trim and trim the unwanted lines, make sure that you ll have a continuous line all around the side profile of the car, as shown in blue Using the Sketch tools: Click on Sketch Trim and trim the unwanted lines, make sure that you ll have a continuous line all around the side profile of the car, as shown in blue. For the tires convert them to Construction Geometry, once done they will turn into centerlines. Click on Fillet and highlight the roof and front window of the car and apply the desired measurements. Do the same thing for the rear. 6

7 Now erase all the Geometric Construction Lines or the centerlines, you should be left with something like the one on the picture below. Leave the tire profile because you will be needing this as reference for future reference. Then click on the Rebuild button, the one that looks like a stop light. Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Right Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Click Convert Entities and select one of the lines on the car, then select Closed Contour. 7

8 Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Apply the necessary units Direction 2: Apply the necessary units Click check. Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Top Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Draw the following using lines and 3 Point curve and apply dimensions. Add Relations: Click the curve and the bottom centerline Click on Tangent and hit enter. 8

9 Click Extruded Cut: Direction 1: Draft on/off: Apply the necessary units Apply the necessary units and check draft outward. Click Mirror: Mirror Face/Plane: Click Right Features to Mirror: highlight the Cut Extrude 1 Click Check 9

10 Click Fillet: Fillet Type: Items to Fillet: Radius: Click check. Constant Radius highlight the green lines Specify the desired units. This shows the Part after the Fillet Command. 10

11 Click Fillet: Fillet Type: Items to Fillet: Radius: Click check. Constant Radius highlight the green and the pink lines Specify the desired units. This shows the Part after the Fillet Command. 11

12 Click Fillet: Fillet Type: Items to Fillet: Radius: Click check. Constant Radius highlight the green lines Specify the desired units. This shows the Part after the Fillet Command. 12

13 Insert: Reference Geometry: Plane. Plane: Selections: Click Right Plane, and Select Distance. Distance: Specify the desired units. Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Plane1 Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Highlight the wheel wells and click Convert Entities, if prompted select Single contour. Offset Entities: Click the wheel well and specify the desired parameters. 13

14 Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Up To Surface, and highlight the surface shown on green Apply the necessary units, Click Check. Click Mirror: Mirror Face/Plane: Features to Mirror: Click Right highlight the Extrude 4 shown on green Click Check 14

15 Click Fillet: Fillet Type: Items to Fillet: Radius: Click check. Constant Radius highlight the green and lines Specify the desired units. This shows the Part after the Fillet Command 15

16 Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Right Plane Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Highlight the wheel wells and click Convert Entities, if prompted select Single contour. Then draw a line connecting the end points of the arc. Add properties if necessary. Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Apply the necessary units Click check. 16

17 Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Right Plane Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Draw a circle to the center of the tires, add relation if necessary, make them concentric to the tires, then dimension them as shown Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Apply the necessary units Click check. 17

18 Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Plane1 1Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Draw a circle through the center of the tires, add relation if necessary, make them concentric to the tires, then dimension them as shown Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Apply the necessary units Click check. 18

19 Feature Manager Design Tree: Highlight Plane1 1Sketch Toolbar: Click Sketch Standard Views: Click Normal To Sketch Tools: Draw circles through the center of the tires, add relation if necessary, make them concentric to the tires, then dimension them as shown Click Extruded Boss/Base Direction 1: Apply the necessary units Click check. 19

20 Click Mirror: Mirror Face/Plane: Features to Mirror: Click Right highlight the Cut Extrude 3, Extrude9, Extrude8, Extrude6 Click Check Click Fillet: Fillet Type: Items to Fillet: Radius: Click check. Constant Radius highlight the green lines Specify the desired units. 20

21 Finish Product 21

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