Creating a Tread On A Tire

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I would like to create a tire tread, I have noticed  videos on You Tube are very sparse, unclear.

Maybe Solid Edge has something if so, I cannot locate.

 

Thank You

Greg

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Hello,   Off the top of my head, I would proceed in this...

PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
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Hello,

 

Off the top of my head, I would proceed in this fashion:

 

Decide on the diameter of your tire and height of the tread block.  If the block projects out, reduce the diameter of the tire accordingly

Sketch a tread block that can be radially patterned around the tire

The blocks will have flat faces at the outer circumference so create a projected surface (ring) that defines the final diameter

Use replace face to make the outer faces of the block(s) curved

Pattern the block around the tire

If you want to have some crown to the outer surface of the tire, you could use a revolved surface instead of a projected surface and use an arc as the profile.

 

I'm sure there is a more elegant way to do this, but this would be a starting point.

 

Kyle

 

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST9 MP1

Re: Creating a Tread On A Tire

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

What was mentioned by Kyle is a good solution, there are many ways...

 

Here is a video from my collection, I hope this will help:

 

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Creating a Tread On A Tire

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Cool!

 

The raised lettering is a nice touch as well.

 

Kyle

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IPA LLC
ST9 MP1