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Hi,

SolidWorks Designer here. Do it for a living but do other CAD/renderings as side jobs and hobby. messing around with frame design and am wondering if there are any CAD files of any shocks available so I do not have to model them?

I know vendors are supposed to have models to provide to manufacturers, but can hobbyists get them too? Maybe if anybody has one they can share?

Mostly interested in coil shocks, but any will work. I can handle most CAD or file formats.

Any info appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Thanks!

I found those already on Ride Monkey, but they are nice. Avalanche also has similar for their shock.

I was hoping to find 3D models if available.
 

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I'm pretty sure Sram/RockShox make 3d files available on request, might be worth flicking them an email ( I wouldn't have a clue who to direct it to tho).
Like i said, in my experience with them they have gone out of their way to help out.
 

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Thanks again.

I'll fire off an email to Sram, Fox, Cane Creek, Marzocchi and X-fusion.

I would think one of them would provide something. I'll let you know. Thanks.
 

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You have exactly zero chance of getting 3d models from anyone.
 

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Thylacine said:
You have exactly zero chance of getting 3d models from anyone.
Thylacine - how did you get your 2D drawings, were they from the manufactures or did you convert the PDF's to DWF files.

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well its more for test fitting parts digitally. checking clearance and that sort of thing. otherwise you have to recreate everything based off the manu. dimensions.
 

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You can convert the pdf's to dwf files. It's not a 3D file, but it will help if you just want to verify things. You need to make sure the scale is correct, the last time I looked the drawing clearly said not to scale. I had to scale mine down, but I can't remember by what.
 

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Thylacine said:
You have exactly zero chance of getting 3d models from anyone.
Not true

I did receive an Iges file from fox for a FOX RC4, but it is corrupt. It partially opens and I can see the shock but then disappears. I would write the guy back that gave it to me, but it is not necessary since I received another shock file from another company as well.

I promised to not say who or what I received.

So, before you say such a broad and bogus statement, maybe you should know what you are talking about first.

If anybody else wants to try I suggest emailing all the vendors as I did and see what happens. I also received drawings from vendors as well other than the ones on the SRAM site.
 

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thefuzzbl said:
well its more for test fitting parts digitally. checking clearance and that sort of thing. otherwise you have to recreate everything based off the manu. dimensions.
i can understand for renderings but to just build geometry for clearances and fit shouldn't take someone more than about 10 minutes using the prints that seem to be available.

That being said it would be nice to have an iges with just perhaps the outer surfaces of the shock if the manufacturer is worried about releasing a solid.
 
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