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Toolbox Gears - How do I use them?

Question asked by Sarah Dwight on Dec 1, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2015 by John Stoltzfus

Is there a tutorial or video or MySolidWorks lesson on toolbox gears? I didn't find anything.

I can't figure them out. How do I use them? I can navigate to the gears in the toolbox, but then when I drag one in I get a message "Are you trying to make a derived part?"

Am I trying to make a derived part??? I don't know. I don't think so. I just want to make a gear using the toolbox.

SW Help is no help.

Yes I understand this SW, but how do I USE the toolbox gears? Are they editable? Can I change the number of teeth or diameter or ANYTHING so I have a better representation?

Can I save a gear and edit it for my own purposes? Where is the info on this?


Thanks in advance for any help and apologies in advance for having to ride my train of thought.