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Create a Rowboat Mechanism Using Siemens Solid Edge

Mechanical Design - Learn How to Create and 3D Print a Prototype Rowboat Using Siemens Solid Edge

4.65 (268 reviews)



37 mins


Apr 2021

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What you will learn

At the end of my course students will have created all the parts used in the rowboat mechanism, created the assembly and added motion.


This course is for student interested in mechanisms, mechanical design and 3D Printing.  You will create all the 3D parts that make up the rowboat and assemble these parts together into a working prototype. You will learn how to analyze and resolve issues that always come up during the design process such as motion and interference.  Mechanism design is all about “give and take” and you will experiment with a variety of alternate design solution. We will use the Siemens Solid Edge 3D CAD software.  This download is free to all students and is similar to Solidworks, Blender and Autodesk Inventor. 


Create a Rowboat Mechanism Using Siemens Solid Edge
Create a Rowboat Mechanism Using Siemens Solid Edge
Create a Rowboat Mechanism Using Siemens Solid Edge
Create a Rowboat Mechanism Using Siemens Solid Edge


Introduction , Course Goals and Objective

Overview and Introduction

Getting Started with the Correct Approach

001 - Where to Start?

Creating the Individual 3D Parts for the Rowboat Mechanism

01 - FrameBase - Creating the 3D Model from the Drawing

02 - Connecting Rod - Create the following 3D Model

03 - Slider

04 - Crank

05 - Leg

06 - Thigh

Assembling the Mechanism Together - Open Solid Edge Assembly

01 - FrameBase - this is the first part to drag into your new assembly

02 - Crank - Mate and Align the Crank to the FrameBase

03 - Slider

04 - ConnectingRod

05 - Motion Check by Dragging the Crank

06 - Checking Interference

07 - Thigh - Add and Constrain to the Assembly

08 - Leg

09 - Motion - Add Motor and Test

10 - Add in te Second Thigh

11 - Add in the Second Leg

Creating the 3D CAD Model for the Body

Creating the Arms

13 - Adding in the Body

14 - Extended Slider

15 - Assembling the Body to the Mechanism

16 - Assembling the Arms to the Mechanism

17 - Checking the Motion to Insure Everything Moves Correctly

18 - Design Modifications - Shortening the Legs

19 - Fixing the Interference Problems

Fixing Interference and Improving the Leg Design

20 - Form - Fit - Function - ConnectingRod

21 - Improving the Crank Design

22 - Replacing the Legs

23 - Designing the Boat - Designing in the Context of an Assembly

Oars - Creating the 3D Model

Oar Holder

24 - Adding the Oars

25 - Improving the Design - Assembling without Screws

3D Printing the Rowboat

3D Printing the Rowboat


Łukasz15 July 2019

It was very interesting experience. I did some things in Solid Edge earlier but it showed me a couple of smart tricks, so I can do better now.

Muhamed13 June 2019

the concepts are very clear and beneficial. but there are some issues with dimensions of different parts. please correct them so students do not confuse. thank you John Devitry

Kamil16 February 2019

Autor w trakcie kursu wprowadzał zmiany w modelu, których nie objaśniał w kluczowej, końcowej fazie składania.

Sai2 May 2018

It was good but here the software that he used isn't mentioned and I felt like lecture has a chance to explain more about the mechanism and motion; then the alignment of making a boat

Tibor1 March 2018

A simple course how to use solid edge. And thank to this cousre I understatnd the isue of the solidedge software, it is here to help us create 3D printed parts.

Anonymized11 February 2018

i don't know if i like spasm, (I now recognise that service Vs maintenance can be a discussion / there is a proper use for the adjective plus and the conjunction minus)

Hubert16 September 2017

It is amazing how to see the workflow from the parts to the assembly and the improvements made after this.

Seth26 July 2017

Love this so far!! I really needed practice with assembly! Looking forward to learning how to directly 3d sketch in assembly. There are a few things that are not well explained in this tutorial. Using reference geometry for instance. Assembly symmetry of parts etc...Some of it I was able to figure out on my own but it felt a little ad-hoc to me so I still feel my understanding is not all that strong, but certainly stronger then it was before taking this class.

Alan4 May 2017

Everything was really good explained, but the video cuts might be a little bit abrupt. But great work! You doing an awesome job!

Gary20 February 2017

This project is part of the Solid Edge Engineering Students Study Guide which I believe has errors. This course clears up issues I had.


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