Welcome to 3DCADForums

Join our CAD community forums where over 25,000 users interact to solve day to day problems and share ideas. We encourage you to visit, invite you to participate and look forward to your input and opinions. Acrobat 3D, AutoCAD, Catia, Inventor, IronCAD, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and others.

Register Log in

Gears and Sprockets

Banegher

New member
Hi,

Can anyone help by explaining how to make gears or sprockets. If anybody out there knows how I could do this could you please inform me.

Thanks in advance.
 

Alphonse

New member
Hi,

Find the diameter of the sprocket between the teeth, and in between the teeth. Make a cricle the diameter of the distance inbetween the teeth, then extrude that to the thickness you need. Then put a skecth on that, and selcet the contuction line option (top right corner in the drop down menu), and make another circle the diameter of the larger distance, from tooth end to tooth end. Then make sketch on that, from the inside circle, to the constuction circle. You will need to make some measurements on the angle of the teeth and such, but one you have that, finish the sketch, and extrude the single tooth to the thickness you need. Then do a circular pattern, picking the number of teeth in the sprocket or gear.

Hope that helps.
 

berry-m

New member
That's good advice from Patrick. However, creating gears is a simple task in IV and you will need to learn it:
Start with a blank of the gear or sprocket you require, then sketch a single tooth on the face, in that sketch, use the 'circular pattern' tool to copy the required number of teeth.
 

Sponsor

Top