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

Moving Gears / Collision Detection / Angle Dependant Mate

LostRoss

Newbie
Just learning SolidWorks and am having some trouble with getting a moving gear to engage/disengage. As you can see from the image the first gear has a grove which moves the arm which switches the drive between the two smallest gears. How do I get them to engage/disengage correctly? I can use the collision detection while rotating but that is a bit slow and something like an angle dependant mate might work better.

Any ideas on how to acheve this?

 

Sponsor

Top