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F1 in Schools Car Tutorials

Welcome to cudacountry's SOLIDWORKS 2015 and Mastercam X8 F1 Car Tutorials. We use SOLIDWORKS to design our cars and Mastercam X8 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. Any questions contact us at

   

Table of Contents

Part 1. Blank. Now includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part

2. Body. Big! Interesting 3D sketches to create filled surface and use surfaces to cut side pods. Here is the pdf split, part 1 and part 2.

Part 3. Wheel. Cool extruded bolt heads and tire tread appearance! Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Part 4. Axle. Includes cylindrical and center plane Mate References.
Part 5. Washer. Includes cylindrical Mate Reference.
Assembly 6. Assembly. All cylindrical parts "snap in" using Mate References.
Drawing 7. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 8. Eye Screw with Mates.
Part 9. Canister with Mates.
PhotoView
360
10. Decal for Body. Click here to try our decal file with alpha layer.
PhotoView
360
11. Rendering using PhotoView 360.

Flow
Sim

12. Analyze in Wind Tunnel. Analyze assembly design using Flow Simulation. Before we tested pressure of the flow, how try Z Component Velocity which analyzes the air velocity - interesting results.
Mastercam
2017

13. SW15 to Mastercam 2017. In this new 2017 tutorial you open your SW body file in Mastercam 2017. In Mastercam 2017 the solid body is moved to Mastercam origin. Next, create WCS plane to position solid body into the correct Mastercam XY axis. Then create check solid. Units are metric. Old X8 tutorial.

Mastercam
2020
13. SW2019 to Mastercam 2020. Open your SW body file in Mastercam 2020. In Mastercam the solid car body is rotated into the correct Mastercam XY axis and moved to Mastercam origin. Then create check solid to keep tool away from fixture. Finish off with creating WCS plane. Units are metric. This tutorial also works with Mastercam 2019.
Mastercam
2017
14.Body toolpaths. Units are all metric. Toolpaths to cut rail car body from balsa blank: 1) Cut body left side using finish Hybrid toolpath. 3) Mirror left cut to right side cut. Old X8.

Mastercam
2020

14. Car body toolpaths for Mastercam 2020. Units are all metric. Toolpaths to cut F1 car body from balsa blank: 1) Cut body left side using finish Equal Scallop toolpath. 3) Mirror left cut to right side cut. This tutorial also works with Mastercam 2019.
Here are 2011 and 2008 tutorials.