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Radiused chain-can't pattern lug around chain

Question asked by Kiri Skookum on Jul 3, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2019 by Kiri Skookum

I am drawing a radius conveyor- chain.

This is the plan view of the chain. It is not curved the whole plan view.



Radius chain plan view


This is a 3d view of the chain. ( yes it is simplified I only need to see a rectangular chain path not each link). With one lug at the head.

I am trying to pattern this lug around the spline- I cannot find anyway to do it. I have tried as a part using a curve driven pattern. I have tried as an assembly with a chain component pattern.

3d view splined chain


This is my attempt at a pattern.

Is it possible in Solidworks---in any way( including as an assembly rather than a part ) to get this pattern?


Any advice on how to do this would be appreciated even if the answer is Solidworks can't do this but my work around would be.........


Thanks Kiri


I have included my part - note it is has a few configurations.-