Anyone has a Rhino model of an outboard engine to share?

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  1. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    As in the title. I'm looking for a model of an outboard in a 70-150 HP range. But any other will do as well, I can modify the dimensions if necessary.
    Thanks in advance! :)
     
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    Hi there, rite, some good OB's there and when looking for a specific most, not all, manifacturers have 2 and often 3D files you can get by email
     
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    Also check the inflatable manufacturers. Nautique has 3D Rhino files that have outboards on them.
     
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    Couldn't find it. Are you sure about it? Seems strange that they would give away 3D models of their boats so easily... :confused:
     
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    daquiri,

    My mistake - It is Nautica that has the 3D Rhino files. Call them and they will send you a CD, at least that is what I did.

    It is to there advantage to get their boats on yachts, that is why they do it.
     
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    Hi Daiquiri,

    I found a free version of a 3D Rhino file on the internet for an outboard motor--don't know HP but it looks pretty big. The file limit size here on BDN is 10 Mb, and this file is 21Mb. Send me a PM and I can either try sending it to you as a compressed file, or I can upload it to my website and then give you the link to download it. Or, I can try to find out where I got it and give you that link.

    Attached is a printed view of the rendering, in PDF.

    Eric
     

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    Eric, thank you very much for the kind offer but 21 Mb is an enormity for a just one boat component. It appears to be the same engine which can be found in the BD.net gallery, the links are in my post #2.

    I've found another good 3D model of an outboard engine, posted by Chris Ostlind and downloadable from here: http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/design-software/3d-model-outboard-engine-4937.html#post363467
    It is a 0.9 Mb file, thus much faster to regenerate and render in Rhino4.

    Thanks, and all the best!
     
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    Filesize is more often than not an nissue, apart from sometimes beeing asked questions the file s reqested are often so huge my dual core 8 gig mem goes on tilt without having a chance to optimise the file. No matter what prog you open it in. Been wandering why before and what workstions they were made on. Only ocasionaly the choice between a big and a bit smaller file is available.
     
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    This brings up a pet peeve of mine: Engine manufacturers provide either too little data or too much data in their 3D models. Some provide nothing more than a 2D drawing with general overall dimensions while others provide 3D files so detailed you could probably have actual parts made from them. With so much detail in the engines the files are huge and it takes eons to move around the and work in the model. What I would like to see is just the outer surfaces but with the mounting points, inlets, and outlets, transmission mating flanges, etc defined precisely.
     
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    I agree. In fact the very first thing, when I have to deal with super-detailed parts provided by manufacturers, is to open the part separately and patiently and systematically strip it off all the tiny and useles details which are unnecessary for my work. Single screws, even fillets sometimes, etc. It is incredible how many separate lines are sometimes used to create a simple circle, for example. It makes me think that those files were created with some automatized vectorizing system, which doesn't know that a circle can be drawn more simply with just one... circle. :)
     
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    Daiquiri I have been using this work around for large rhino files for a while and it does make a difference. If you take the rhino file you want that is your part and convert and save it to a mesh file (either a native rhino mesh or a .lwo file version 6 or .obj, etc), at this stage you can also adjust the mesh density to suit what you want. Then just import that file into your drawing. Being just a mesh file it doesn’t have all the surface definition data normally in a rhino model.
     

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    Thank you, that's a nice and compact file. Will be handy for another project I have started working on.
    If you go to my picture gallery, you'll see that I have made a good use of the seat (with few modifications) and the throttle levers found in your CAD gallery. So thanks for those too. :)
    Cheers!
     
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