Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BMW Engine - Partial Scan

As mentioned, in an effort to continue progress on the chassis and body development, we pressed forward with a partial scan of the BMW engine. Below is a screen capture of the result, which as you can see, represents the transmission, the back of the engine, and the engine cover. From this data, we then created an extrusion from the top of the engine cover to represent the rest of the engine and its components, which we don't have installed completely.

What we will do once we have the parts in house and installed on the engine is complete the scan and update the model in the chassis. Once again, even when we don't have all of the physical data, the scanner has allowed us to capture what we do have and engineer the rest based on some assumptions, preventing what would have been a serious bottle neck in placing the engine in the model if we absolutely had to wait to get the parts, install them on the engine, and take measurements once that was done.

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