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Old 10-01-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has heard or has done a solidworks cad, of the 3.8 engine series 2 pref. Or of the m62 or m90 supercharger?
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I haven't seen anything like that pop up here in the past year I have been here, did you look around on google?
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Can't say I have either heard or seen anything like that.
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I'm not sure what he'* even asking or talking about
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If I understand him right, he'* asking for a cad drawing of the 3800
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oh ok, that I understood
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for some reason I thought Billboost had one done on the M90
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GM designs are done in Unigraphics and are resident in VAS (Vehicle Architecture System) in the Warren database. While it is possible to convert to IGES format, and then import into Solidworks, I don't believe Solidworks has the capability to interpret the wire frames required to create surface, and trim the edges. Only a few suppliers have access to VAS, otherwise, you have to be in one of GM'* facilities with access to the Warren or TREC databases. It is unlikely anyone with that level of access would risk the confidentiality agreement violations to "steal" a download of the math data. It is also unlikely anyone without the UG math data would have the dimensional information necessary to create a non-resident model.

Long winded way to say, I doubt if there is a Solidworks version out there someplace. Let me know if you come across one.
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I probably should have explained it better but yeah you got the idea...
I was just wandering because i was going to make a LIM since i have access to the design program, flow machine, and all the machining needed for free. granted it would take awhile but it would be a project for me and also my school Im at
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Could you reverse engineer an LIM? That would give you all the interfaces you would need.
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