Introduction: Create Wheels for Your Car

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The car body looks beautiful, but without wheels your car isn't going anywhere.

Let's get that taken care of by creating some wheels for your car.

Instructions

  1. Place a cylinder on the workplane and size it to 20mm in diameter and 10mm tall.
  2. Place a second cylinder on the workplane and size it to 10.5mm in diameter and 10.5mm tall.
  3. Remember: Set the grid snap to 0.5 to size the cylinder to the 10.5mm.
  4. Change the second cylinder to a hole.
  5. Select both cylinders and align them vertically.
  6. Group both shapes into a single item to cut the hole through the wheel.
  7. Continue to the next step.

Step 1: Create Axles for Your Car

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We need a way to connect the wheels to the car.

This is exactly what the axles do. We can create them quickly with a couple cylinders.

Instructions

  1. Place a cylinder on the workplane and size it to 10.5mm in diameter and 45mm tall.
  2. Select the cylinder and wheel and align them vertically.
  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 2: Add the Other Wheel

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Let's duplicate the first wheel and move it to the other end of the axle.

Instructions

  1. Select the wheel.
  2. Duplicate the wheel.
  3. Use the black arrow on top of the shape to lift it off the workplane
  4. Align the Wheel the the other end of the axle.
  5. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Position the Axle

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Let's position the first axle before we duplicate and position the second axle.

Instructions

  1. Select both wheels and the axle and group them into a single object. This is a temporary group to help while positioning the axle.
  2. Rotate the axle and wheel 90 degrees to line up with the axle hole.
  3. Position the axle through the axle hole.
  4. Once the axle is in the proper position, select all the shapes in the design, including the body and the axles and press D on the keyboard to lift them to the workplane.
  5. Continue to the next step.

Step 4: Create the Front Axle

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Now we can duplicate the rear axle and move it into position on the front axle hole.

Instructions

  1. Select the rear axle group and click duplicate on the toolbar.
  2. Move the new axle into position on the front axle hole.
  3. When in position select both of the axle groups and select ungroup.
  4. Continue to the next step.

Step 5: Congratulations!

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Congratulations! You made it. TIme to test your car.

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