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SolidWorks 2010 Model Boat Tutorials

Welcome to Our SolidWorks 2010 and Mastercam X4 Model Boat Tutorials. We use SolidWorks 2010 to design our boat and Mastercam X4 to create CNC toolpaths to cut the hull. The following tutorials with the PDF icon and MP4 icon are available for viewing. Download the free reader from Adobe.
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Hull. Create plane, two sketches and loft.
Part

2. Hull with Midplane. This tutorial uses hull from Chapter 1 and adds a mid plane. Then, add section to loft and scale down back sketch.

Part

3. Base.
Part 4. Motor. Same motor used in all our projects.
Part 5. Motor Mount. Sheet metal that flattens
Part 6. Switch. Now, with cool jog.
Part 7. Wedge.
Part 8. Battery AA.
Part 9. Battery Holder AA. New Battery Holder featuring: cool cuts, sweep helix for spring, tangent lines, power trim and Shift clicking to select Features for Fillets!
Assembly 10. Power Train Sub-Assembly. The Sub-Assembly can be thrown into any hull design.
Toolbox 11. Screws from Toolbox.
Assembly 12. Assembly.
Drawing 13. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 14. Coupling. 1/8 Rubber tube. Connects the motor shaft to the propeller shaft.
Part 15. Propeller Shaft. 1/8 dowel rod sharpened in pencil sharper to point.
Part 16. Propeller.
Part 17. Bushing. 1/4 copper tubing that fits in hole in hull and guides the propeller shaft.
Photo
Works
18. Hull Decal.
Flow
Sim
19. Analyze Hull in flow tank! Analyze design using Flow Simulation and create animation of flow trajectories.
Part 20. Cat Hull. First, complete Chapters 1 and 2 to set up planes and sketches. Use Chapters 22 and 24 for toolpaths, Rough Pocket and Finish Blend.
Part 21. Hydro Hull. The video is updated with cool lofted cut using guide curve. First, complete Chapters 1 and 2 to set up planes and sketch. Use Chapters 22 and 24 for toolpaths, Rough Pocket and Finish Blend.
Mastercam
X4
22. SW to MCX4. Move hull file from SolidWorks 2010 to Mastercam X4. This tutorial rotates solid into the correct Mastercam XY planes and creates a wireframe centered around the solid.
Mastercam
X4
23. Toolpaths for Mid Plane hull. Toolpaths to cut hull from 2 by 4 block of wood. Use as mold in vacuum forming machine to make plastic boat. The wood 2 by 4 stock is cut to 1.5 by 3.2 by 9.3. Create a Rough Pocket and Finish Contour toolpaths.
Mastercam
X4
24. Toolpaths for Cat and Hydro hulls. Create a Rough Pocket and Finsh Blend toolpaths. Blend is great toolpath!
MCX for
SW
  25. Mastercam X4 for SolidWorks Hull Toolpaths. Toolpaths to cut hull from 2 by 4 block of wood. Use as mold in vacuum forming machine to make plastic boat. The wood 2 by 4 stock is cut to 1.5 by 3.125 by 9.3. Create a Rough Area Clearance and Finsh Waterline toolpaths.