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Thread: Shared CAD Files Library for FSAE

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    The FSAE team at Western Washington University has agreed to host a CAD file library for everyone. This will be a central place for teams to share common CAD files.

    I'll be helping to manage this. Contact me if you have any files that you would like to contribute (email in my profile).

    Right now there's a basic structure set up and I expect that it will stay this way (pretty bare bones).

    You should be able to find it here:
    <STRIKE>http://dot.etec.wwu.edu/fsae/Shared_FSAE_CAD_Library/</STRIKE>

    New location - Dec 29th 07:
    http://www.wwufsae.com/Shared_FSAE_CAD_Library/


    There isn't much there yet. I'll make this thread a sticky for a while and see if it helps to build up the library. Feedback will determine how long it stays a sticky.
    The creator of the model and their contact information will be included whenever possible. Don't send any files that didn't come from you or your team unless you have permission from the creator of the file.

    I don't want to hear anything about how sharing CAD files robs people of some sort of learning.


    Edit was to update link for new location.
    James Waltman
    VRI at WWU Alumn
    FSAE 01 to 05
    http://dot.etec.wwu.edu/fsae/

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    I offer you to start a database-based downloading center (i.e. mysql-php) to let the visitors search the contents and downloads. In this way it will remain for the years with a powerful file library. I can help you to setup such website.
    persianstop@yahoo.com
    Nima Rasouli
    My Engine Journal
    IUT Racing Team
    Isfahan University of Technology

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    Well, this isn't mine, so I won't send it to you, but I will post the link to it. I can't remember if we are using the higher level assembly or not. I believe one of them has modified parts, like the oiling system, so be careful which one you use.

    '03 Yamaha R6 solid model

    James, I think this is a great idea.
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    CFS13 - Drivetrain
    "The pleasure of driving shouldn't be something that's reserved for people with very deep pockets."-Conor (I modified it a little bit)

  4. #4
    Hi all! I was working on the same thing. I started setting up a google group and have loaded some files. They're Solidworks parts.

    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/FSAEnetwork
    Dan De Clute-Melancon
    Iowa State FSAE alumni
    Project Manager 03-04
    Engine Team Leader 02-03

  5. #5
    Nima,
    Thanks for the offer. I don't really know anything about MySQL so I don't understand how it would improve this. I have access to the server to add and remove files but not access to do much else. I don't expect that there will be thousands of files to search through or keep track of.

    This was always something that I thought would be helpful but never got around to doing. I thought that the shared gmail account that Matt Gignac set up would be the solution. It didn't quite work so I've decided to go this way. I think that this will be a pretty stable way to do it.

    Dan,
    I thought about using Google Groups too. I'm a big fan and the owner of a few groups.
    The new Files feature is nice but the current limit is 100MB per group. I don't think that is nearly enough.
    James Waltman
    VRI at WWU Alumn
    FSAE 01 to 05
    http://dot.etec.wwu.edu/fsae/

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    OK, ask your web server admin to give you a mysql account in that server. it is enough to setup a powerful download center. If you want to test what am I saying, get the mysql account then I will do what ever must be done, just for testing and if you accept the work I will complete it without any money.
    else I don't insist any more.
    Nima Rasouli
    My Engine Journal
    IUT Racing Team
    Isfahan University of Technology

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    Are some of the files in the google site locked? ive downloaded the engine and wheels models and they wont unzip

    Thanks

    Steve

  8. #8
    I zipped them with WinZip 9. You can get the old version of the software here: http://www.oldversion.com/download.p...38ab5352db1d67

    Is anyone else having the same problem? I downloaded the file and it opened fine.
    Dan De Clute-Melancon
    Iowa State FSAE alumni
    Project Manager 03-04
    Engine Team Leader 02-03

  9. #9
    Originally posted by James Waltman:
    I don't want to hear anything about how sharing CAD files robs people of some sort of learning.
    And this is coming from a guy who refuses to use Solid Edge at work
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    Matt Giaraffa
    Missouri S&T (UMR) FSAE 2001 - 2005

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    well i suppose it depends on how thorough your CAD training is within your curriculum but for team members that can barely draw a cube giving them a part to model helps them become more familiar with the software and will help increase their productivity as they learn to use features that improve efficiency.

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