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CO2 Rail Car Dragster

Welcome to Our SolidWorks 2011 and Mastercam X5 CO2 Rail Car Tutorials. We use SolidWorks 2010 to design our cars and Mastercam X5 to create CNC toolpaths to cut the car body. The following tutorials with the PDF icon are available for download. Download the free reader from Adobe.
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The 2011 CO2 Rail Car Tutorials include Mate References on the cylindrical parts.

 

   

Table of Contents

Part 1. Blank. Now includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References. This tutorial is the same as Shell car blank.
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2. Body. Includes Lofted cockpit with guides curves and Split Line windows! Big file so hold your horses.

Part 3. Front Rim Lx.
Part 4. Front Tire. Use on all front rims.
Assembly 5. Wheel Assembly. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 6. Rear Rim Px.
Part 7. Rear Tire with raised letters. Use on all rear rims.
Part 8. Rear Rim Spokes. Featuring Split Line spokes.
Part 9. Front Rim Spokes. Copy Rear Rim Spokes file and simply change dimensions to create Front Rim.
Assembly 10. Wheel Assembly Spokes with Bolts. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 11. Axles. Now with cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part 12. Washer. Now with cylindrical Mate Reference.
Assembly 13. Assembly. Now all cylindrical parts "snap in" using Mate References.
Drawing 14. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 15. Eye Screw with Mates.
Part 16. Cartridge with Mates.
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17. Flames Decal for Body. Click here to try our red/purple flames file with alpha channel.
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18. PhotoView 360 Rendering.
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19. Analyze in Wind Tunnel. Analyze assembly design using FlowSim flow simulation.
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20. SW11 to MCX5. Move body file from SolidWorks 2011 to Mastercam X5. This tutorial rotates solid into the correct Mastercam XY planes and creates a wireframe centered around the solid.

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21. Body toolpaths. Units are all metric. New MCX5 HST toolpaths to cut rail car body from balsa blank: 1) Cut body left side using finish Scallop toolpath. 3 Mirror left cut to right side cut.