How do I mate non circular gears?
Have you looked at the Cam Mate? It is in the Mechanical Mate box of the Mate dialog.
Thank you for answering.
I tried the cam mate, however this is not possible as the cam-follower mate only will be mated with cylindrical face, planar face and vertex.
Do you have any other suggestions?
I bet Bernie's suggestion will work for you, but you could look into the path mate also. Mating a vertex or sketch point to a path (sketch profile I think).
I tried to mate a point to to the sketched pitch diameter. The gears will not rotate with this mate.
Do you know if there is possible to make a equation that supresses some mates and activates others while I rotate the gears?
You might want to try drawing in your Pitch Diameter/Profile for both and mate to those. There will not be tooth/tooth mating.
I have already tried to draw the pitch diameter profile in each part, however these can not be selected in the gear mate function.
Please come with other suggestions.
I'm sorry, I forgot to add "and use that sketch to cut or boss extrude to a depth (.01") to have a surface to select".
I tried this as well, the problem is that one can not select a surface that is not cylindrical.
Is there any way to use equations to solve my problem?
Can you upload your files?
Unfortunately I can not, the technology is new.
Do you have any suggestions for formulas I can use or other methods to mate them?
You can always use your motion tools or if you don´t want to run the analysis you can use the move object tool. You just have to activate interference between components and with a little luck (referring to RAM and PC capabilities) you will be able to see you mechanism work.
Well you may select the internal surface and try using Gear mate.
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